On Sept. 6, The Daily News published letters from two “Beto” apologists, which cry out for response.

Sen. Ted Cruz, ever proud of his Cuban lineage, uses a variation of his middle name and goes by “Ted” to show his assimilation into American society. On the other hand, Robert O’Rourke changed his first name to “Beto” to conceal his Irish-American heritage from Latino voters and create the ruse that he shares their heritage.

Texas does not deserve such deceit and subterfuge from those seeking to represent us in the United States Senate.

Then there is Beto’s vulgar language, his radicalized socialist views, his support for American flag burners, his support for kneeling at NFL games to protest law enforcement and American values, and other examples of his aberrant behavior.

The candidacy of Beto and others of his ilk are being pushed by the jihadist left in the Democrat Party, and funded by the likes of George Soros, the ex-Nazi supporter, who is no friend of our Republic or western civilization.

It’s not that Texans are afraid of Beto, it’s that we know what he really is and why savvy Texans reject him.

Don Treshman

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Mike Zeller

I've already posted this once, so why not "Beat a Dead Horse" like all the posts that will follow.

Boston, MA (August 27, 2018)---A new Emerson College e-Poll finds the US Senate race neck and neck with Senator Ted Cruz at 38% and US Rep Beto O’Rourke at 37%; 4% are voting for someone else and 21% were undecided.

It shouldn't be this close. Incumbent Senator running in a solidly red state. BUT IT IS!!![ohmy]

Carlos Ponce

Polls do not win elections. Emerson College’s poll of registered voters (August 25, 2018) was conducted online (275) and through robo-calls (also 275) - not the most reliable system. Think of the last robo-call you received. Most just hang up.
Here are the questions asked:
https://www.emerson.edu/sites/default/files/Files/Academics/ecp-ti-tx-8.26.18.pdf
Demographics showed only 44% favoring Trump in this poll but the 2016 election Trump received 52.23% of the votes. Trump's Texas approval ratings in Texas was 52% in July 2018. So not much changed. This tells me the Emerson polling data is skewed.
"It shouldn't be this close. Incumbent Senator running in a solidly red state. BUT IT IS!!!" Wait until the actual vote in November. That's the one that counts.

domenico nuckols

Beto did not change his name. He was given a nickname at an early age. I don't think you can hide that your Irish with a name like O'Rourke. A ten dollar fact checker would have correct your letter.

KA Rex

Beto’s Name:
Seriously, give it up. As has been discussed as nauseam, his parents called him that. Not unusual when you live in a majority Hispanic community as El Paso was in the 1970's and still is today.
Rafael picked his at what? 14?

Flag Burning:
“O'Rourke's long-winded answer sidestepped the man's questions about Texas v. Johnson and never directly addressed the issue of flag burning. However, last week, O'Rourke told the USA Today Network that he does not "think anyone should burn an American flag" and dismissed the notion that flag burning was connected to the NFL protests.” Texas Tribune

Soros:
That Soros was only nine years old (born in 1930) when the war broke out and all of 14 when Nazi Germany surrendered in May 1945 hasn’t dampened his detractors’ enthusiasm for spreading these rumors, of which none is more absurd than the claim, which first surfaced in November 2016, that Soros literally served as an officer of the paramilitary Schutzstaffel (SS) in Germany.

But given his age, Soros couldn’t have joined the SS (whose minimum age requirement was 17) even if he had wanted to. Moreover, as a Hungarian Jew he couldn’t have met the SS requirement for pure “Aryan” heritage. Quite to the contrary, Soros and his entire family were obliged to hide their identities and pose as Christians to avoid being forcibly housed in ghettos, interned in concentration camps, deported, or killed during the 10-month Nazi occupation of Hungary beginning in 1944. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/george-soros-ss-nazi-germany/

The rest of it is just too funny to argue. Vulgar language? Did he use the blank word. Yes. So do I. Better than the language from Cruz’ hero Trump. Socialist agenda? Well, I can read his home page for my self and it is not socialist. He has no interest in taking your cow. Just a red meat slur. A Jihadist is an Islamic militant. Wow. How many of those are in the Democratic Party. Do you have numbers? Percentage? Or just another fatuous red meat slur?

Hard to take the alt right seriously when they can’t even get the basic facts right.

Jarvis Buckley

Cruz will win , polls fake.

Carlos Ponce

I wonder if the Liberal editors will return the comic strip "Beetle Bailey" if the name were changed to "Beto Bailey".[wink]
Nah - the idea of any man making the US military a lifetime career is beyond their comprehension - too pro-American!

Jim Forsythe


To try and say that Liberal's do not make the US military a lifetime career is just false.
The next time I talk to my cousin, who is a two star General, I will tell him that he is a Republican.
Trying to make the military a Democrat vs. Republican thing, is not what our country about.

Some commits, from Americans:
Darrin Vicsik, CIO, Commander, Platoon Leader, NCO, Enlisted
In my 21+ years on Active Duty, I'd say the NCOs were the most staunch Republicans and Officers were close to 50/50 with a slight edge towards Democrat. Junior Enlisted were the most unengaged politically.
I think the perception that Officers lean Republican is due to the fact that it's more acceptable, in American Society as a whole, to voice aloud Republican affiliation. But when you get to know your fellow Officers, it's not uncommon for the Officers that seem on the surface to be apolitical, to lean towards Democrat.

Bruce Byers, Retired Navy chaplain, UCLA Econ 74
May 7, 2016
The military tracks many things, but voter preference does not appear to be one of them. But the military newspapers do surveys, and they discover that the enlisted tend to be registered Democrat, at least at a higher percentage than general population, and the officers tend to be registered Republican. In both cases they tend to be slightly more conservative, but the most junior enlisted are more liberal.

Carlos Ponce

Jim, take a chill pill. I'm not talking about the military being all Republican but stated their service is Pro-American. Go back to bed, take a nap.

Jim Forsythe

To question a American's Patriotism or national pride is beyond pale!

"Nah - the idea of any man making the US military a lifetime career is beyond their comprehension - too pro-American!"
Who is the their in "beyond their comprehension"?
Why would it be beyond anyone's comprehension that someone would make the service to their country a life time calling?
To try and and pass it off as anything but an a direct reference to Democrats and Liberals is bologna.

"I'm not talking about the military being all Republican but stated their service is Pro-American." Carlos said.
Just who are the Pro-Americans you are talking about? Republicans only?. Who are the other Anti -Americans that are the rest?

Carlos Ponce

Jim, take your chill pill. You are reading far too much into something posted with a wink emogi.

Jim Forsythe

No wink emogi.on this statement on your part.
"I'm not talking about the military being all Republican but stated their service is Pro-American." Carlos said.
Just who are the Pro-Americans you are talking about? Republicans only?. Who are the other Anti -Americans that are the rest?
A wink emogi is no reason to try and make some Americans look like non- Americans.

You keep wanting me to take a chill pill. No way would I take one.
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Carlos Ponce

You believe what you want but it's apparent you've lost it.

Jim Forsythe

"I'm not talking about the military being all Republican but stated their service is Pro-American." Carlos said.
Just who are the Pro-Americans you are talking about? Republicans only?. Who are the other Anti -Americans that are the rest?

Carlos Ponce

Keep it up, Jim. Your hissy fit is hilarious!

Jim Forsythe

I guess you do nor want to answer my questions.

"I'm not talking about the military being all Republican but stated their service is Pro-American." Carlos said.
Just who are the Pro-Americans you are talking about? Republicans only?. Who are the other Anti -Americans that are the rest?

To question a American's Patriotism or national pride is beyond pale!
"Nah - the idea of any man making the US military a lifetime career is beyond their comprehension - too pro-American!"
Who is the their in "beyond their comprehension"?
Why would it be beyond anyone's comprehension that someone would make the service to their country a life time calling?
To try and pass it off as anything but an a direct reference to Democrats and Liberals is bologna.

Carlos Ponce

Jim, we're worried about you.

Jim Forsythe

I guess you do not want to answer my questions.

Casey Alan

Please people get over it. Beto Is his nickname that he was given as a small child. Still uses it as an adult, just like my sister who was given a nickname and very young age and still goes by it. If you were to call her by her real name people would say “who”? Rafael Edward Cruz goes by his nickname Ted. If it’s good for one the it’s good for the other. And if you want to hide your heritage would change your last name. O’Rourke ....hummm?!

George Croix

The polls are close because Cruse is a first class jerk.
But, if one cares more about results than personality, then that doesn't matter.
Simple fact is he's not a liberal, and in the 'resistance' climate of deranged lunacy that's all the incentive I need to run, not walk, away from anyone making the same tired Democrat promises they've made for 50 years...and which Pres. Trump is finally fulfilling......[beam][beam]

Jim Forsythe

If you are voting for someone because of the name they go by, and not anything else, you are voting for the wrong reason.
When asked about nick names O’Rourke said. “If that’s all you got, that’s OK, but I'm focused on issues for all Texans.”

George Croix

Please, Jim, no lectures about who or why to vote....you may recall I'm old enough to think for myself...except whn my wife thinks for me.....
I'm not voting FOR anybody based on Party.
I'm voting AGAINST an entire Party this election, they having proven to be directly or in support of a bunch of lunatics calling themselves the 'resistance'....
Same as I wouldn't want to shake the hand of anyone attending a KKK or BLM rally or riot.....
Fair?
Gotta go with current conditions, not theoretical ones.
Nothing fair about the derangement, is it.....

George Croix

I forgot to add, in all fairness, that the basic nature of politics is deception......by all politicians....
If it wasn't who'd vote for someone who was honest and said, up front, that it's highly unlikely they'd alter much or get much done because of the difficulties of overcoming establishment inertia or the backstabbing of some of the certifiable loons already in office for decades....Max...Maxi...something like that...comes to mind....
We want to HEAR BIG PROMISES, which is why 'democratic socialism' is all the rage...imagine if Bernie or those other poor simple....folks...were to say that all their promises could never be paid for even if every dime from every person in America was confiscated, and that oh by the way all this stuff about the 1% EXCLUDES, well, Bernie, and Elizabeth the Native American, and such....
Mr. Pot said to Mr. Kettle.......

Michael Moriarty

Was this actually written by Donald Trump? It sounds like his unsound reasoning. With the surname "O'Rourke," does anyone think he is a Latin? C'mon!

I do, however, understand the confusion with Ted Cruz being born in Calgary, Canada.

Jarvis Buckley

Carlos what you are reading in these comments are panic. The realize they are going to lose.

Jarvis Buckley

They realize they are going to lose.

Sorry sometimes I make old man mistakes.

However I do enjoy reading different
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