Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s chances of unseating veteran Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, whom he’s currently running against in the Texas Senate race, keep slipping lower thanks to his own stupidity and cowardice.
For instance, this week O’Rourke sheepishly backed out of a planned Aug. 31 debate against Cruz, reportedly saying, “Friday in Dallas is not going to happen, but I’m convinced we will debate. I’m convinced there will be a number of debates.”
He then tried to excuse his craven behavior by pointing to purported differences in preferences between him and Cruz regarding when the debates should occur, who should moderate the debates and what the debate topics should be.
“We’re working through those differences, and we’re trying to introduce more of a collaborative style to the negotiations than he may be used to,” he said Monday at the 2018 Texas Disability Issues Forum.
Uh huh ..
The response from the Texas GOP was brutal and often funny.
Below is a mug shot of O’Rourke when he was arrested in his 20’s for a DWI. A caption on the photo reads: “Sorry, Can’t debate. Had a little too much to drink.”
There's always the chance that Robert “Beto” O’Rourke won’t debate Senator Cruz because he got into a hazy situation… pic.twitter.com/4nmd42AEkl
— Texas GOP (@TexasGOP) August 29, 2018
But the Texas GOP wasn’t done…
So Beto has been ducking debates with Senator Ted Cruz. We can’t imagine why, but we do have a few ideas… pic.twitter.com/3n2HtwY9pQ
— Texas GOP (@TexasGOP) August 28, 2018
The tweet above referenced O’Rourke’s childlike skateboarding habit.
Maybe Beto can’t debate Ted Cruz because he already had plans… pic.twitter.com/LdqKTh3yK4
— Texas GOP (@TexasGOP) August 28, 2018
And the tweet above referenced O’Rourke’s prior band membership. The Texas GOP’s tweets, which were obviously meant in jest, were meant to poke fun at the current House representative’s past history as a veritable hipster doofus. To be fair, almost everybody was once a hipster doofus.
Cruz’s campaign responded to O’Rourke’s debate rejection as well, albeit a bit more tactfully.
“[O’Rourke] begged for debates, but when Sen. Cruz invited him to five debates all across Texas, suddenly O’Rourke seemed to get scared,” spokesperson Emily Miller said, reportedly adding that “except for when he has to be in DC for his work in the Senate, Cruz is ready and excited to debate O’Rourke, including this Friday.”
Other Twitter users chimed in as well:
Apparently he won’t debate @tedcruz because he’s more focused on his Ellen appearance: https://t.co/Z5esfzti6t https://t.co/LBWwfpvdzS
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 28, 2018
Ha! Knew Beto was too chicken to debate Ted. Hey liberals, how is Beto supposed to stand up for Texas if he won’t do the very thing he is supposed to do? The answer: He can’t. Beto is no good for Texas. #KeepTexasRed #TedCruz2018
— Brantel (@DRADAIV) August 28, 2018
Beto, the cowardly Socialist.
— Don Averitt (@averitt_don) August 28, 2018
translation: I’m will not debate a master-debater.#ChooseCruz
— Texan For Cruz (@cdelltx) August 28, 2018
#NoShowBeto Canceled because he knew Ted Cruz would make him look like the fool he is ? #VetoBeto Beto O’Loser ? pic.twitter.com/Y15DQt44Mn
— AlaynaMichelleWhite (@BellaAlayna) August 30, 2018
But the ultimate diss came from a Twitter user with the alias “Obi Wine Kenobi.” In a blistering rebuke of O’Rourke posted Wednesday, she pointed to a shocking 2017 report from Texas Monthly that had revealed the truth about the Texas representative’s true nature.
“This week, the U.S. House passed a bill that would grant Harvey victims some relief via tax breaks. Although most of the Texas delegation voted in favor of its passage, four Texas Democrats broke from the ranks and voted against the bill,” the report read.
“U.S. Representatives Joaquin Castro of San Antonio, Lloyd Doggett of Austin, Beto O’Rourke of El Paso, and Marc Veasey of Fort Worth—four of the biggest-name Texas Democrats in Congress—all voted against the bill. According to the Texas Tribune, no Texas Republicans voted against the bill, which passed 264-155.”
Anyone want to take this one? pic.twitter.com/Nw1LJSJyt7
— Obi Wine Kenobi (@KimnotNoir) August 29, 2018
And this is exactly why Texas is a red state and shall likely forever remain one — no matter what CNN claims.
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