Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke, Joe Biden’s gun czar, was supposed to stop gun violence in its tracks. Of course, he did nothing. Maybe we need a car czar to prevent terrorists from using cars.
Beto O’Rourke went after guns in his failed campaign for president. And this will hurt him with gun-loving Texans. He crowed that when it comes to his stance on guns, he is sticking to his guns.
O’Rourke said, “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.” He doesn’t know the difference between a Russian-made fully automatic machine gun favored by jihadists worldwide and a pistol grip semi-automatic sporting rifle favored by Americans for self-defense and home security.
He is committed to expansive gun control, and he thinks that a RedState like Texas will knowingly elect him to the highest office in the state. Democrat Congressman O’Rourke represented Texas’s 16th congressional district from 2013 to 2019. In 2018 he lost to Republican incumbent Senator Ted Cruz in a Senate Race.
Democrats have been looking for the next JFK, well, since Kennedy was assassinated. Beto could not beat Cruz in 2018 and did not stick around long enough to get even one vote in the 2020 Democratic Presidential primary. The guy is the classic lucky loser, propped up by a sycophantic liberal media that loves to excite trains more than Snowpiercer.
O’Rourke wants the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. He thinks he can beat current Republican Governor Greg Abbott in the 2022 general election. He has experienced loss in a statewide Texas race.
But first, in the grand plan of Beto O’Rourke, step one is winning the Democratic primary. So far, he is the Democrat with the most outstanding name recognition in the race. But other high-profile Texans are being drafted to run, including Texas movie star Matthew McConaughey.
McConaughey is probably a Democrat. But if he ran, he may run as an Independent. If he competes as a Republican, he will be a strategic spoiler with no allegiance to the state or country.
McConaughey, who recently published his biographical memoir Green Lights, is aligned with Democrats in many ways. But he is widely appealing because he is famous. He is against canceling culture and the Texas fetal heartbeat law. He is for gun control, but just not as blatant about it as O’Rourke. McConaughey has considered running for public office.
When a big name is turning heads, voters need to assess their positions pretty quickly. The Dallas Morning News/University of Texas-Tyler survey showed O’Rourke currently following Abbott by 6%. But he loses by 11% in a three-way race if McConaughey runs as an Independent. Even more concerning for Abbott, McConaughey is ahead of him by 8%.
But in a battle between O’Rourke and McConaughey, the Hollywood star destroys the liberal media darling by 22%. Texas law allows candidates for the 2022 race to file by December 13. McConaughey needs to make up his mind if he wants to give it a shot. He probably is not done with acting yet, which is less than ideal, so expect him to decline.
What this tells us is that Beto’s mission is destined to fail.