Democrats start to regret piling money on Beto O’Rourke. Is bulging war chest going to waste?

Despite touting socialist-like policies, Texas Democrat congressional nominee Rep. Beto O’Rourke seems to prefer not sharing his wealth, much to the chagrin of other nominees across the nation.

“It’s great that O’Rourke has inspired so many people and raised so much money, and if he can spend it all effectively in Texas, he is well within his rights to do so,” Matthew Miller, a veteran Democrat strategist and Texas native, said to The New York Times last week.

The problem is that the polls continue to show O’Rourke trailing leagues behind Sen. Ted Cruz, whom he seeks to unseat. The chances of him eking out a victory appear so low that some argue he should redistribute some of the $38 million he’s raised in the last three months to other nominees in need.

“[H]e could have a huge impact for the party by sharing some of it with the D.S.C.C. so it could be spent in states where candidates just need a little extra to get over the hump,” Miller added, referencing the Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Miller isn’t the only Democrat who feels this way. Paul Kane, a liberal who poses as a “reporter” for The Washington Post, also believes O’Rourke should share, as do others on social media:

Many Democrats, including O’Rourke and failed Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, take pride in paying “volunteers” and “interns” no money to assist them in their political activities.

Adding to the growing animosity against the senatorial hopeful is that he and his allies haven’t just been fundraising in Texas — they’ve also been fundraising in other states like Missouri, where incumbent Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill faces an uphill battle against current state Attorney General Josh Hawley and could therefore use the money he’s been snatching up.

The ironic is that the seemingly greedy Senate nominee appears to be a lightweight socialist. When asked recently by a BBC reporter whether or not he supports socialist principles like the common ownership of the means of production, he reportedly played “coy.”

“It is hard to think of another mainstream US politician who would answer with anything other than the word ‘no,'” BBC News journalist James Cook reported in shock earlier this month.

“But even given several chances, Mr O’Rourke does not disavow socialism as a creed, instead insisting ‘the party labels just do not matter anymore. I’m convinced of it. It’s not Republican or Democrat. It’s Texan and American and that’s what we’re standing for in this campaign.'”

Yet when it comes to his own money, he seems to prefer acting like a greedy capitalist pig, oink oink, not that there’s anything remotely wrong with that. It’s just ironic, is all, not that conservatives mind:

As to why O’Rourke is acting “selfish,” there’s a theory that he’s planning to run for the presidency:

Good luck with that …

Comments

Latest Articles