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Saturday, September 22, 2018

The Dallas Morning News published this story about Beto O'Rourke's speech at a Dallas Church: Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke on Friday questioned why a black Dallas resident was shot by a police officer while in his apartment. Oddly, yesterday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz also decided to publicize O'Rourke's speech. Read the comments on Cruz's Twitter feed. Many appear confused by what Cruz meant by posting the video with the first comment speculating that Cruz has decided to vote for O'Rourke.


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Apparently Ted Cruz has a problem with the thinking that a black American shouldn't have been shot to death by a "confused" police officer just for being home in his own apartment.


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Betwo...LOL. Still not as stupid as Ted Cruz.

#1 | Posted by horstngraben at 2018-09-22 05:14 PM | Reply

Apparently Ted Cruz has a problem with the thinking that a black American shouldn't have been shot to death by a "confused" police officer just for being home in his own apartment.

If you have a problem with the thinking that a black American shouldn't be shot to death by a "confused" police officer just for being home in his own apartment, you might be a redneck...I mean Ted Cruz supporter.

#2 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-09-22 05:26 PM | Reply

I see a lot of Cruz supporters are hoping Cruz linked to the wrong speech or made some similar error...but it has been up for almost 24 hours, plenty of time to make any corrections. And Cruz still managed over 25k likes on the tweet, albeit out of going on 4 million views. But seriously, does anyone here disagree with what O'Rourke is saying? Will conservatives admit this was very poor judgement on the part of Cruz?

#3 | Posted by horstngraben at 2018-09-22 05:55 PM | Reply

And somehow this isn't the dumbest thing cruz has ever done with Twitter.

Remember his porn Fiasco?

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2018-09-22 06:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Beto has done better than any Democrat state wide in over 20 years. Ann Richards was the last. Tho Kinky Freedman was entertaining enough to become a good time running. Remember this is the home of Sheela Jackson Lee and she is the ugly face of the Democrats to many Texas voters. She is a joke as a member of congress, but her district's voters return her to Washington for further embarrassment.She will continue until her district until the Hispanic population there reaches 51%.
Problem he has, first is immigration, he ain't an open borders advocate, but he is close. The Texas attitude is basically, if they ain't hurting nothing, leave them alone. But the biggest complaint among us peons is the Mahadoes don't carry insurance and they like to drink and drive. Secondly there are a lot of Mexican criminals that have come to greener pastures. Auto theft is a big problem. Not long ago 30% of the cars running in Mexico had been stolen in the US. I suspect that number has not gone down.
Secondly, HE isn't a gun grabber, but he isn't pro gun ether. Not being pro gun is anathema to about 20% of the population, and makes another 30% uncomfortable.
Thirdly, he is pro-chose, and he is in the buckle of the BIBLE Belt. That is a big deal with about 50% of the population that go to Church every once in a while, some of the same people that will pay for an abortion if their 15 year old child gets pregnant but would never admit it.
What Beto has going for him, First he not Ted Cruz. Ted is mean and ugly, but that actually is virtue in Texas, the same can be described as being Tough and plain spoken, just depends on your prospective. Texas politicians are not known for being timid or articulate, but no one can doubt their impact during the last 70 years.
Secondly he is prettier than Beto,and do not doubt that does effect votes. Honestly Cruz reminds me of Joseph McCarthy, a lot. (Don't forget JFK was on the came committee).

#5 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-09-23 02:06 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

cut "than Beto" on last line. Beto is much more photogenic than Ted.

#6 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-09-23 02:23 AM | Reply

Beto is much more photogenic than Ted.

So is dog ----.

#7 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-09-23 03:07 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

It's hilarious that Cruz thinks this video is an indictment of O'Rourke; it ends up working in reverse. The only thing i can think of is that Cruz assumes most deplorables won't even watch the video and will assume Beto said something much worse than what he actually did.

#8 | Posted by JOE at 2018-09-23 08:02 AM | Reply

#7 | Posted by ClownShack, which is considerably better looking than Hillery.

#9 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-09-23 08:02 AM | Reply

Its clear to me what Cruz or one of his advisors was thinking. "Look at this folks, O'Roarke is getting black folks riled up. This is very dangerous. Be afraid. Be very afraid."

#10 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-09-23 08:31 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's simply a question of whether or not Texans have gron enough to reject abject hatred of dark skinned people. Personally, I doubt they have and that they will reelect that hater Cruz. It will be to their own shame if they do and the sterotype of Texans beint haters and stupid will live on.

#11 | Posted by danni at 2018-09-23 10:17 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#10 | Posted by bayviking, Texas is not Mississippi. We have not had a serious race riot sense the first world war. The Klan had little impact during "reconstruction", the Comanche was much more a threat than freed blacks, and all the federal forces in the state were black regiments. People may not have liked the federal troops, but they had rather have them as not. The Klan was a deal during the 20s, but the state government had had enough of their behavior by the 30s and put some of these knuckleheads in prison. East Texas was about 50% black, and they had guns. It isn't smart to provoke armed men. Tho there were some ugly things that happened, the Waco lynching being the worst. Lynchings were not uncommon. Hell my home town lynched a couple of bank robbers who had managed to kill a clerk and a doctor, but those two idiots were white.
Cruz has a lot of support with Hispanics, because he is Hispanic. The relationship between blacks and Hispanics is basically toxic. Blacks are extremely marginalized in Texas, Hispanics have out numbered them for over 20 years now. So the politicians court the Hispanic vote almost exclusively. Black voters vote Democratic out of habit and tradition, but that doesn't give them much power outside of city government. Little point, every governor sense and including W Bush could speak Spanish, some better than others.

#12 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-09-23 10:40 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Posted by docnjo

My god...how can one person be so appallingly stupid???

#13 | Posted by Angrydad at 2018-09-23 12:19 PM | Reply

#13 | Posted by Angrydad, Do point out something specific. Of course in the progressive mind anything that disagrees with the very limited template of your even more limited world view is a lie or stupid. I am sure your vast knowledge of Texas politics could teach me something or perhaps not. Truth is Beto is a leftist, and this is no blue state filled with snow flakes. I do not give him much of a chance despite all the press that follow him like he was the second coming. We don't trust the media, just like most people with a mind.

#14 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-09-24 01:43 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Cruz has a lot of support with Hispanics, because he is Hispanic. "

He's a Cuban descendant, many or even most hispanics resent the hell out of the priveleged Cubans who got to come here, receive benefits, and be welcomed as heros while the rest of the hispanics are treated like less than humans. Living in S. Florida I know many Cuban Americans, most are fine people but most are also quite open about their unwillingness to welcome other hispanics, from other nations, into America. They think they have a God given right to enjoy American citizenship while denying the same to those from other, poorer nations. Their lives have little in common with hispanic people from other nations and pretending they share a commonality is ridiculous.

#15 | Posted by danni at 2018-09-24 06:41 AM | Reply

"It's hilarious that Cruz thinks this video is an indictment of O'Rourk"

he also thought pictures of Beto as a rock musician in his youth was also an indictment.

zodiac killer is gonna kill.

#16 | Posted by klifferd at 2018-09-24 09:20 AM | Reply

Cruz r dum

#17 | Posted by cbob at 2018-09-24 09:41 AM | Reply

#15 | Posted by danni, Never underestimate the power of someone who can communicate in one's native language. Cruz's parents were from Cuba- but he was raised in Texas, mostly. His Spanish reflects that. According to my neighbor Frances, his accent is "del norte", just like a Tejano.
#17 | Posted by cbob, Yep, a graduate from Yale with advanced degrees who won a state wide election in the second largest state in the country must be "dum" because you, a highly intelligent progressive, because he disagrees with your prospective.

#18 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-09-24 10:05 AM | Reply


If you're trying to prove Texas is not racist, you failed. To your point Texas is not the worst State in the Union and Mississippi might wear that crown, although from the perspective of locking blacks up and throwing away the key Oklahoma is number 1 and New Jersey not far behind, while Texas is number 10. Irump's presidency alone proves the entire country is racist.

#19 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-09-24 12:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Guys you can't fault Cruz for this. He didn't mean to post that video, he was trying to share another -----.

#20 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-09-24 12:18 PM | Reply

#19 | Posted by bayviking Maybe culture practices among populations has more to do with failure and poverty than institutional racism. But the knee jerk reply is always "that is blaming the victim". As far as I know the three things that will ensure poverty in this country has nothing to do with the white man. Having children outside wedlock, committing crimes or dropping out of high school are guaranteed to ensure poverty.

#21 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-09-24 01:54 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

To raise "cultural practices" requires excellent education opportunities for EVERYONE, not just rich white neighborhoods. Everything is harder and more expensive when you're poor in this country, especially getting a good education, which must be a responsibility of Government. Meanwhile, right wing dingbats try to limit or prevent sex education, health care, job opportunities, abortion and even food for poor people. Poor people have no say in an industrial policy which decides that the Chinese shall assemble I-phones, not Americans. Deficiencies in supporting child development compound over time, becoming harder and harder to correct. This problem involves, parents, police, schools, the Courts and prisons.

#22 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-09-24 02:11 PM | Reply

22 | Posted by bayviking So what you are indicating is that we should not accept or encourage government control? The truth is kids educated at home out preform those in any public school. Those raised in a home with a mother and a father are much less to commit crimes or have out of wedlock births or drop out of high school. Out investment sense the 60s has been into single parent homes, women who are basically married to the federal government. What you invest in, you will have more of.
The more centralized the educational system is the lower the performance regardless of schools funding. Take the public schools in DC for example.
The problem with crime is, the victims are mostly the same people you claim are being persecuted by "the man". Unpleasant fact half the murders in this country are committed by 4.5% of the population, there victims are from the same population.

#23 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-09-24 03:17 PM | Reply

"Out investment sense..." - #23 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-09-24 03:17 PM

Out investment sense?

Since when does that make any sense?

#24 | Posted by Hans at 2018-09-24 03:21 PM | Reply

#24 | Posted by Hans Some of us believe that it is flat evil to encourage single parent homes by offering funds and benefits to single women who see no value in having a man in the houme. What you invest in you always have more of. We invest in single women raising children by themselves, and we have much more of them.

#25 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-09-25 01:25 AM | Reply


Some of us see it as flat evil that men abandon the mothers of their children as well as those children.

From time immemorial it's been harder to be a woman than a man. There's no a day goes by that doesn't demonstrate that.

#26 | Posted by Zed at 2018-09-25 07:17 AM | Reply

#25 - What a disgusting view of women you have. Absolutely appalling.

#27 | Posted by YAV at 2018-09-25 07:35 AM | Reply

Oh, and please Ted, keep this up!
Beto's awesome.

#28 | Posted by YAV at 2018-09-25 07:47 AM | Reply

#27 | Posted by YAV, Actually I believe that any man that fails to support his children should go to jail. If he can't find work, he should be put to work by the state doing something menial. There are plenty of roadways and streets that need to be cleaned.

#29 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-09-25 08:04 AM | Reply

#23, docnjo, not at all. Government needs to ensure that children do not fall through the cracks. We see this in Europe and Scandinavia where all children consistently emerge from school with multiple language skills and other superior skills, compared to Americans. All in free public schools. Schools which provide books and lunch free to every child sending a strong message to the children that they are important.

Public schools are legally obligated to educate the handicapped. If you correct for this fact, public schools are not just equal, but better than private schools, especially a school conducted by a single parent, who can never prepare material on every topic compared to a school full of specialized teachers. It gets even worse when that single teacher believes in a literal interpretation of the Bible, a document which institutionalizes violence and subordination of women. We already have too much of that attitude in our society.

Children that are loved are far less likely to become criminal than unwanted children. When a child enters a school in a slummy dilapidated building they receive a strong message that their Government doesn't care about them. Legalizing abortion reduced the US crime rate.

Children are born selfish animals and require socialization. Raising a child properly requires good parents and good Government. Otherwise, your generalizations are mostly bunk.

#30 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-09-25 10:03 AM | Reply

Strange, but families survived for millennia without government assistance. Being dependent on any government for any reason is foolish. Governments fail to accomplish their goals and missions more often than not. Anyone that argues for more government is basically surrendering their liberty for a promise. A promise coming from people that have already lied to you and habitually do so.

#31 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-09-25 11:40 AM | Reply

"Strange, but families survived for millennia without government assistance."

Citation needed.

"Governments fail to accomplish their goals and missions more often than not."

This is just plain false. Governments function just fine, day in, day out, all over the world for all manner of functions you take for granted.

"Anyone that argues for more government is basically surrendering their liberty for a promise."

The same could be said for being part of society at all. Yet here you are.

#32 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-09-25 11:56 AM | Reply

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