Author Topic: Beto is back!  (Read 4715 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Kat Kid

  • Global Moderator
  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • *****
  • Posts: 20544
    • View Profile
Beto is back!
« on: November 15, 2021, 11:41:29 AM »
https://www.texasmonthly.com/news-politics/beto-running-for-texas-governor/

This time for another losing run at Texas governor.

sys--Thoughts?


(Want to get rid of the ad? Register now for free!)

Offline sys

  • Contributor
  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • *****
  • Posts: 40572
  • your reputation will never recover, nor should it.
    • View Profile
Re: Beto is back!
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2021, 11:50:27 AM »
my current view is that it is not a winnable race.  it's good for the texas democratic party that beto is willing to martyr himself in their service, but it's bad for him personally.
"experienced commanders will simply be smeared and will actually go to the meat."

Offline michigancat

  • Contributor
  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • *****
  • Posts: 53958
  • change your stupid avatar.
    • View Profile
Re: Beto is back!
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2021, 12:14:22 PM »
my current view is that it is not a winnable race.  it's good for the texas democratic party that beto is willing to martyr himself in their service, but it's bad for him personally.
What would be good for him personally?

Offline sys

  • Contributor
  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • *****
  • Posts: 40572
  • your reputation will never recover, nor should it.
    • View Profile
Re: Beto is back!
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2021, 12:50:55 PM »
my current view is that it is not a winnable race.  it's good for the texas democratic party that beto is willing to martyr himself in their service, but it's bad for him personally.
What would be good for him personally?

assuming he wants to hold public office again, waiting until texas becomes more democratic and the national environment is more conducive to democrats winning before running.
"experienced commanders will simply be smeared and will actually go to the meat."

Offline michigancat

  • Contributor
  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • *****
  • Posts: 53958
  • change your stupid avatar.
    • View Profile
Re: Beto is back!
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2022, 12:57:39 PM »

Offline Spracne

  • Point Plank'r
  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • *
  • Posts: 21895
  • Scholar/Gentleman, But Super Earthy/Organic
    • View Profile
Re: Beto is back!
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2022, 01:04:05 PM »

Offline BIG APPLE CAT

  • smelly poor
  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • ****
  • Posts: 6753
  • slide rule enthusiast
    • View Profile
Re: Beto is back!
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2022, 01:12:17 PM »
he lost his senate race to ted cruz so, as seemingly popular of a candidate as he is, i think it just goes to show how much pubs outnumber dems in the lone star state. i think the only way beto would have had a shot at gubnah is if texas would have had major power outages 2 years in a row. FTR all those fixes that abbott promised after the 2021 death freeze...unsurprisingly the state was basically no better off coming into this winter season. ERCOT did make a point to say "pretty please can everyone try to not use as much electricty?" when inclement weather was rolling in but greg just lucked out that there wasn't a similarly devastating event 2 years in a row.

Also FTR this exact same thing happened in 2011. Shockingly, nothing happened at all and people just kinda forgot about it until it happened again 10 years later and they were no better off. 

Offline sonofdaxjones

  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • ****
  • Posts: 53806
    • View Profile
Re: Beto is back!
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2022, 01:15:01 PM »
Grand standing turd.  But fitting for #blueanon

Offline 'taterblast

  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • ****
  • Posts: 16779
  • Hi, I'm James McGill.
    • View Profile
Re: Beto is back!
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2022, 01:15:30 PM »
Grand standing turd.  But fitting for #blueanon

do you disagree with what he's saying

Offline catastrophe

  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • ****
  • Posts: 15268
    • View Profile
Re: Beto is back!
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2022, 01:55:39 PM »
Grand standing turd.  But fitting for #blueanon
I don’t really see confronting the Texas governor for failing to do anything to curtail gun violence or use of assault weapons to be “grandstanding” under these circumstances.

We’ve seen the NRA playbook “now is not the time to talk about doing something” so many times we’re numb to it.

Offline Dugout DickStone

  • Global Moderator
  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • *****
  • Posts: 51772
  • BSPAC
    • View Profile
Re: Beto is back!
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2022, 02:20:50 PM »
he dunked on that boomer

Offline 'taterblast

  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • ****
  • Posts: 16779
  • Hi, I'm James McGill.
    • View Profile
Re: Beto is back!
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2022, 02:23:04 PM »
Grand standing turd.  But fitting for #blueanon

do you disagree with what he's saying

??

Offline sonofdaxjones

  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • ****
  • Posts: 53806
    • View Profile
Re: Beto is back!
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2022, 02:23:44 PM »
It's all about the style points for Beto.

#blueanon clings to the style points and needs to feel like someone is doing something.   A committee, a working group, somebody writing a paper, an emotional outburst that solves nothing.  That's what #blueanon thrives on.   For Beto it was about suburban mom votes, and rallying the base.   If he's elected, he'll go to DC and talk a lot and do nothing.   There's just as many blow hard do nothings on the right as well.   

   


Offline Spracne

  • Point Plank'r
  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • *
  • Posts: 21895
  • Scholar/Gentleman, But Super Earthy/Organic
    • View Profile
Re: Beto is back!
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2022, 02:25:38 PM »
It's all about the style points for Beto.

 If he's elected, he'll go to DC and talk a lot and do nothing.   There's just as many blow hard do nothings on the right as well.   

 

... as Governor of Texas?

Offline sonofdaxjones

  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • ****
  • Posts: 53806
    • View Profile
Re: Beto is back!
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2022, 02:29:10 PM »
Is he running for governor? 

I try to forget that people with thimble sized depth like Beto even exist.


Offline michigancat

  • Contributor
  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • *****
  • Posts: 53958
  • change your stupid avatar.
    • View Profile
Re: Beto is back!
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2022, 02:36:34 PM »
this guy is also not a fan of grandstanding


Offline sonofdaxjones

  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • ****
  • Posts: 53806
    • View Profile
Re: Beto is back!
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2022, 02:43:18 PM »
this guy is also not a fan of grandstanding



sonofdaxjones wrote:
Quote
There's just as many blow hard do nothings on the right as well.   

Offline Spracne

  • Point Plank'r
  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • *
  • Posts: 21895
  • Scholar/Gentleman, But Super Earthy/Organic
    • View Profile
Re: Beto is back!
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2022, 02:46:59 PM »
this guy is also not a fan of grandstanding



I won't stand for this kind of ableist humour.

Offline MakeItRain

  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • ****
  • Posts: 45001
    • View Profile
Re: Beto is back!
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2022, 02:51:28 PM »
this guy is also not a fan of grandstanding



I won't stand for this kind of ableist humour.

When that boomer yelled "sit down" I thought that was an insensitive thing to say. That dude was also using a cane and cussing like a rough ridin' idiot.

Offline Spracne

  • Point Plank'r
  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • *
  • Posts: 21895
  • Scholar/Gentleman, But Super Earthy/Organic
    • View Profile
Re: Beto is back!
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2022, 02:53:51 PM »
this guy is also not a fan of grandstanding



I won't stand for this kind of ableist humour.

When that boomer yelled "sit down" I thought that was an insensitive thing to say. That dude was also using a cane and cussing like a rough ridin' idiot.

Buddy, you're lucky you don't know what I know about Texas politics. It sucks B's and T's.

Offline michigancat

  • Contributor
  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • *****
  • Posts: 53958
  • change your stupid avatar.
    • View Profile
Re: Beto is back!
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2022, 02:59:16 PM »
this guy is also not a fan of grandstanding



I won't stand for this kind of ableist humour.

When that boomer yelled "sit down" I thought that was an insensitive thing to say. That dude was also using a cane and cussing like a rough ridin' idiot.

Buddy, you're lucky you don't know what I know about Texas politics. It sucks B's and T's.
I was in Dallas Monday night and hoo boy the political ads were something

Offline Institutional Control

  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • ****
  • Posts: 15007
    • View Profile
Re: Beto is back!
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2022, 03:05:05 PM »
Primary season is when we get our great ads. 

Offline 'taterblast

  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • ****
  • Posts: 16779
  • Hi, I'm James McGill.
    • View Profile
Re: Beto is back!
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2022, 03:08:05 PM »
It's all about the style points for Beto.

#blueanon clings to the style points and needs to feel like someone is doing something.   A committee, a working group, somebody writing a paper, an emotional outburst that solves nothing.  That's what #blueanon thrives on.   For Beto it was about suburban mom votes, and rallying the base.   If he's elected, he'll go to DC and talk a lot and do nothing.   There's just as many blow hard do nothings on the right as well.   

 

it was a yes/no question

Offline sonofdaxjones

  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • ****
  • Posts: 53806
    • View Profile
Re: Beto is back!
« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2022, 03:11:57 PM »
It's all about the style points for Beto.

#blueanon clings to the style points and needs to feel like someone is doing something.   A committee, a working group, somebody writing a paper, an emotional outburst that solves nothing.  That's what #blueanon thrives on.   For Beto it was about suburban mom votes, and rallying the base.   If he's elected, he'll go to DC and talk a lot and do nothing.   There's just as many blow hard do nothings on the right as well.   

 



it was a yes/no question

Sure I agree, and that response will have solved about as much as Beto O'Rouke  will solve relative to this issue if he's elected.


Offline chum1

  • Pak'r Élitaire
  • ****
  • Posts: 21964
    • View Profile
Re: Beto is back!
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2022, 03:12:26 PM »