Beto O’Rourke described as 'blank slate' by Iowa Democrat introducing him


by Tim Pearce

 | June 08, 2019 10:31 AM


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A local Democrat introduced Beto O’Rourke as a "blank slate" at a campaign stop in Iowa on Friday.

"Beto is here because he wants to hear what rural Iowa and rural America is standing for. He is going from city to city. He wants to hear what we want. He is a blank slate that is waiting to be filled by our hopes and dreams for the United States," the woman said, introducing O’Rourke to the crowd.

O'Rourke was joined by his wife Amy at the town hall meeting at Peace Tree Brewing in Knoxville.

The 2020 Democratic presidential contender is polling ahead of most other Democrats in the running, but is significantly behind the primary leaders. O’Rourke is polling at 3.8%, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of polls.

That puts the former Texas congressman in sixth place in a crowded field of 23 Democrats, far behind former Vice President Joe Biden, the front-runner at 33.5%. O’Rourke is several points down from South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who is in fifth at 6.8%.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and California Sen. Kamala Harris round out second, third, and fourth place, respectively.

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MY TAKE:  Is this phony Mexican trying to walk in the golden slippies of the Kenyan prince by becoming everyone’s “blank slate,” meaning he’ll magically morph into whatever the observer wants him to be?  Or is he admitting that he is in reality no more than the empty suit the Kenyan prince REALLY was, totally bereft of talent, ideas, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities?


He LOOKS like a total hayseed, and I’ve often observed that he even makes Jeb Bush look smart.


BTW, WTF does “Beto” stand for?  Is it a bastardization of “Berto.” Which would be a legitimate shortening of “Roberto?”  But O’Rourke is no Roberto, either.  He’s a total phony.  I absolutely refuse to call this phony “Beto.”  And after the Hawkeye Caukeye, in which he must do well against eighteen other nincompoops, if we’re lucky, we’ll never hear from him again.




That describes his brain.
  • June 9, 2019
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He has one???
  • June 9, 2019
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Safari Woman
Beto is the Hispanic abbrieviated nickname for Robert - Like we use Bob - or kind of the same.. He's a stupid ass... That's really my nicest best description of him too.
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I admit that's the first I've heard of that, even being an honorary Puerto Rican. A Cuban girlfriend (long, LONG ago) used to call me "Berto."
  • June 25, 2019
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