Beto 2020? Why some think Beto O'Rourke has what it takes to become president O'Rourke's bid to unseat Ted Cruz in the US midterms narrowly failed -- but his audacious grassroots campaign sprinkled seeds of Democratic rebirth and has ...
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I wrote this recently in a note to Beto O'Rourke:
Don't forget that when Bernie Sanders "let it go," after the fatally flawed NY Primary in 2016 when 1/3 million voters were purged intentionally by high placed Clinton clones in action, the NY media spun it so that it looked like it was "all over" for him, and then the AP jumped the gun and said later that California's primary was all over and he was finished. This pandering idiotic demeaning garbage should not have to be continuing to happen, and should not be allowed to continue, starting now with you.
[How could the voices of reason, logic, truth, conciliation and long range historical perspective be ignored and even totally drowned out in a state with 28 million people, and how could a supposed majority of voters in Texas be swayed by mere trivial talk of guns and taxes, and even those who bought into the idiotic rhetoric that a vote for Beto's opponent was a vote against abortion, and all of those dangerous people coming north in the caravan, the lies that Mexicans are rapists and drug dealers? Texans have more brains than that; I used to think so, anyway....]
From the current Progressives Everywhere newsletter:
On paper, rock star Rep. Beto O'Rourke came just short of unseating Sen. Ted Cruz, who beat him by less than three percentage points. It comes as little consolation to many of O'Rourke's national supporters that it was the closest race in Texas in years -- we all desperately wanted to unseat Cruz, a cynical snake wearing a suit of second-hand human skin with a face only an exterminator could love. But even though Beto came up short, his all-inclusive grassroots campaign helped lift other Democrats across Texas.
While reading one of the many articles titled something like "Why do Democrats Accept Losing?" I repeatedly realized that one of the worst symptoms of that losing mindset is that Democrats usually fail to raise serious questions of vote flipping which often come up before the election takes place. This happened frequently in Texas in the Senate campaign with multiple media reports of vote flipping.
You know, the kind where the Republican Secretary of State blamed "voter error"; the pundits blamed "those antiquated voting machines" and I chose to blame the vote thieves/flip chip installers, and the candidates who suffered remained curiously quiet, almost like Bernie remained rather quiet when such things occurred in 2016.
In Florida, Ohio, and Texas, this stuff has gone on for a very long time. My goal in this article is simply to recap and preserve for the record a kind of litany of this election cheating, in case any Democrats waking from the long naps want to do anything about it. It is not a technical approach, nor a legal one, but rather a kind of journalistic compendium of various news media had to say about it.