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For Beto or Worse: Friday 3/15/19

Not unexpectedly, Beto O’Rourke, a straight white guy from Pander, Texas, announced he is a candidate for president in 2020, positioning himself as a progressive slightly to the left of Amy Klobuchar. His resume consists of serving on the El Paso City Council, three terms in Congress, and failing to unseat Ted Cruz. He is best known for publicity stunts and siding with Republican lawmakers. So far, his platform amounts to “fake populism but take no position before consulting the opposition.” Beto’s aw-shucks boyish grin belies Jay Leno’s dictum that “politics is show business for ugly people.” In fact, it’s all show business, and the left gets shoved off the stage. Humorist Ben Alper reports O’Rourke as saying, “I’m in this race for Beto or worse.” Continue reading “The Daily (or whenever) Eruption”