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Scum of the Earth, Beto O’Rourke Edition

If you missed it, Robert Francis O’Rourke, the privileged white leftist who pretended to be Mexican in an attempt to fleece the voters of Texas into a spot in the U.S. Senate in 2018 and the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, has returned to the political arena.

O’Rourke is the Democrats’ nominee-cum-sacrificial-lamb in the governor’s race against Greg Abbott. He’s going to be brutalized in the fall.

But you have to credit him for at least running. He knows he’s going to lose. This isn’t 2018, Abbott isn’t on shaky ground with his own voters the way Ted Cruz was just two years out from that unpleasantness involving Donald Trump in the 2016 GOP presidential primaries, and O’Rourke is no longer the fashionable young media creation backed by $85 million in out-of-state cash from leftist donors.

They’ve all mostly moved on, and O’Rourke is seen more as a grifter than a leader nowadays. Time does clarify, as you know.

That means Robert Francis O’Rourke, who goes by Beto not because he grew up in the El Paso barrio and acquired that nickname from his compadres but because that’s what the maid called him growing up, is in a fight for relevance.

He’s got to get attention. Not because it’ll help him beat Abbott. Nothing can do that. But because O’Rourke’s campaign is about fundraising. It’s a grift. And for it to succeed, he’s got to strum the feelz of his well-heeled donors just right. And he isn’t alone in this grift — he’s carrying the standard for the Texas Democrat Party, which is the closest thing to that potemkin betting parlor in The Sting that you’ll ever find in the wild.

And two things are true about Beto O’Rourke, neither of which particularly speak well of his fitness to lead but do serve him in the political grift.

One is that O’Rourke knows very well who his audience is.

The other is that he’ll do anything to make that cash register sing.

So when your jaw hits the floor at the abject scumbaggery of Beto O’Rourke crashing the post-massacre press conference in Uvalde, Texas, on Wednesday to ghoulishly politicize it and demand the abolition, in part or in whole, of our Second Amendment rights, just remember this isn’t for your benefit.

Not even — perhaps especially not — if you’re a Texas voter. You aren’t his audience for this:

Appalling? Absolutely. Much more so given that it wasn’t some spontaneous expression of outrage, some sky-screaming from a glass cage of emotion, but 100 percent planned not just by O’Rourke’s campaign but in concert with friendly media hacks.

Yes, you read that correctly. We’ll prove it:

And as soon as he was thrown out of the room, O’Rourke then ran a presser of his own:

… and his campaign disseminated the video of his outburst and press avail to every news organization it could, including this unforgivable clown …

… and was immediately deluged with adoring tweets from lefty influencers. Here’s the audience O’Rourke was playing to:

The campaign lucre is sure to follow from the orgy of adoration O’Rourke got on Twitter as the locals in Uvalde generally echoed the sentiments of the town’s mayor, Don McLaughlin, who’s the guy on the left with the walker who let loose on O’Rourke as an “asshole” and a “sick son of a bitch” for disrupting the press conference. But that doesn’t matter to the donor class in the Democrat Party.

O’Rourke is now screaming about taking people’s guns away, which is a rather hilarious reversion to type after this February quote: “I’m not interested in taking anything from anyone. What I want to make sure that we do is defend the Second Amendment.”

Sure, it’s shameless. It’s laughable. And it produced this:

But the thing to understand is he’s not trying to get votes. He’s trying to raise money. And he doesn’t have any sense of embarrassment. Beto O’Rourke is the white-privilege version of Cory Booker, a man who will literally do anything, no matter how ugly or desperate, for attention and money.

McLaughlin was exactly correct in calling him a sick son of a bitch. Let’s not forget who Beto O’Rourke is. He actually wrote this, albeit a long time ago:

One day, as I was driving home from work, I noticed two children crossing the street. They were happy, happy to be free from their troubles…. This happiness was mine by right. I had earned it in my dreams.

As I neared the young ones, I put all my weight on my right foot, keeping the accelerator pedal on the floor until I heard the crashing of the two children on the hood, and then the sharp cry of pain from one of the two. I was so fascinated for a moment, that when after I had stopped my vehicle, I just sat in a daze, sweet visions filling my head.

If you’ve read that, you’ll understand who this guy is. He’s a sociopath and a malignant narcissist, precisely the kind of person who should never have power over his fellow man, and it’s that brand of mental instability that drives him to run for every office he can, no matter how desperate the campaign becomes.

Beto O’Rourke is the scum of the Earth. This is clear to anybody who’s paying attention. What does that say about the people who are once again fawning all over him for his despicable antics in Uvalde?

Scott McKay
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Scott McKay is a contributing editor at The American Spectator  and publisher of the Hayride, which offers news and commentary on Louisiana and national politics, and, a national political news aggregation and opinion site. Additionally, he's the author of the new book The Revivalist Manifesto: How Patriots Can Win The Next American Era, available at He’s also a writer of fiction — check out his three Tales of Ardenia novels Animus, Perdition and Retribution at Amazon. Scott's other project is The Speakeasy, a free-speech social and news app with benefits - check it out here.
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