We just finished a post on 2020 hopeful Beto O’Rourke’s extreme position on third-trimester abortions, and now we’re seeing that the popular candidate with virtually no policy positions on anything is going to go ahead and take the socialist route scouted out by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
The unprecedented concentration of wealth, power and privilege in the United States must be broken apart. Opportunity must be fully shared with all. We must all have the opportunity to succeed. Together. As one country.
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) March 30, 2019
People had a fit when President Trump declared a national emergency at the border; even though his predecessors had also declared national emergencies, it seemed like a dangerous overreach of presidential power. Just how much power does the president really have?
President Beto will have the power to “break apart” the concentration of wealth, power, and privilege in America and fully share “opportunity.”
Hey, Beta — Americans already share opportunity, just not outcomes. That’s why some people (some you know very well) have so much wealth. So is breaking up that wealth going to give more opportunity to more people? Let’s take all of, say, Jeff Bezos’ money, and Amazon closes down. How much of an opportunity is he going to be able to provide to people then?
Wow, we’re already so very, very tired of this clown.
Let’s start with your wife’s family wealth first.
— Dan Harrell⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@danharrell11) March 30, 2019
Great. Your father in law is a billionaire and your wife is an heiress. Let's start with you.
— WhigsnTwigs (@WhigsnTwigs) March 30, 2019
Coming from a trust fund baby,that's some funny stuff right there
— ? Michael Vitale ? (@RealVampireMike) March 30, 2019
Does this include your family’s billions? Just askin . . .
— Violet Skyye (@Violetskyye) March 30, 2019
Does this include all those in Congress who somehow got wealthy while they were supposed to be serving the people?
— momwantsbalance (@momwantsbalance) March 31, 2019
Have you shared this plan with your Hollywood Liberal Elite friends? Please let us know when they want to dig into their own pockets and spread their wealth with the rest of us so we all have the same in our bank accounts. Thanks.
— American Eyes❌ (@eyesoftheirish1) March 30, 2019
So you’re going to decide how much everyone makes… great. Your idealism will ruin this country. Innovation, entrepreneurs, and self made individuals will cease to exist. Why take a risk; why work hard when all effort will be compensated equally? Yeah.. ?
— Kirsten (@kirste_keen) March 30, 2019
America is about building ourselves up, not breaking others apart.
— wj ?? (@worthy___) March 31, 2019
While you use the word "opportunity", WE know exactly what you mean. It's called sharing the fruits of labor, but not sharing the labor!
— Vicki Higgs (@ToriHiggs1) March 30, 2019
What in the blue blazes are you talking about?
— Jim MacDonald (@_jimmacdonald) March 30, 2019
That’s not how life works!! Equality yes, but that does not equal results. Idiot.
— Dafney (@Flyingright1) March 31, 2019
You are a nut. Everyone in this country had opportunity that is what you are guaranteed. Opportunity disguises itself as hard work and many people do not want to put in the work to be successful. Please stop peddling this garbage.
— finsfanrjk (@finsfanrjk) March 30, 2019
Opportunity abounds for all but outcomes can and will vary.
— ZestyGardenGnome ? (@7kidchaos) March 31, 2019
I went from being homeless as a child with a mother that did heroin every day to now I work in an industry that most people fail at. I did it through hard work, perseverance, and not blaming everyone else for my own problems. Also, I smile everyday.
— Chris Adams? (@comicchrisadams) March 31, 2019
Sounds like you want Bolshevik Revolution 2.0 ?
— Some College (@RobsRecStudio) March 30, 2019
“Must be broken apart.” Please explain. Give us details. Thank you.
— Brad Neuhaus (@BNeuhausAz) March 31, 2019
What does this mean? How are you going to break apart concentrations of wealth?
— Mike Willman (@fakemikewillman) March 30, 2019
How would you do this?
— Daniel Chun ?? (@dannychun) March 30, 2019
You scare me.
— robby monk (@robbymonk) March 31, 2019
So what you're advocating for is communism. That's all you had to say, "I want communism in the United States."
— Bill Delich (@BillDelich) March 31, 2019
We're not communists comrade
— Tim Hobbs (@gronko54) March 31, 2019
Except for the dirty Kulaks. The salt mines for them, right?
— Will Collier (@willcollier) March 30, 2019
— donstrickland (@donjstrickland) March 30, 2019
How much freaking money did you raise again? Wonder how many homeless could be fed and clothed if we took the money out of politics??? You have 0 room to use this argument.
— Joey L Eddins (@joeybaker09) March 31, 2019
I reject redistribution of the wealth, or communism/socialism. I am embrace the principles our founding fathers had of capitalism in a FREE America. Socialism/communism are forms of government that you vote in power but have to fight a war to get rid of them. #DNCcreatedKKK
— Mike Brinkheide (@Dalecitymike) March 30, 2019
People should be responsible for themselves. Studies have shown if the government gives a handout then there is no incentive to rise to the top
— Beth A. Koskoski (@BkoskosA) March 30, 2019
Unless done voluntarily by the owner of said money, the govt. "giving money" to anyone (poor or not) requires that they first take it from its owner. That's also known as theft. Capitalism/free markets are the only system in all of history to alleviate mass poverty.
— Ron Wikso (@ronwikso) March 31, 2019
You’re literally a white male millionaire married to a millionaire pro-charter school heiress.
That’s the perfect encapsulation of how wealth gets aggregated and protected in our society.
— LB (@leftwardbound) March 30, 2019
You have wealth, feel free to start making it rain at your rallies. pic.twitter.com/ZbLgG7d81Y
— 100% Renewable Energy Chris ? (@cdw) March 30, 2019
Sorry, but Beto is nothing but platitudes. I don’t trust him. I met him in person in NH, and we learned nothing about him.
— Donna 4 Bernie & Tulsi ??????? (@DonnaLynnNH) March 30, 2019
I am being TOTALLY SERIOUS when I say that this guy, as well as AO-C, are not just novelties, THEY'RE DANGEROUS!
Some people are smarter, some work harder, some take chances, some are more creative, etc.
Exactly WHO is taking away ones' "opportunity to succeed"? Delusional! ?
— SilkPony (@PonySilk) March 30, 2019
That all well and good but could you please chip in five bucks so Beto can fill up the minivan?
‘Word salad’ alert! Beto O’Rourke tries to explain how to pay for Green New Deal, and WTF? https://t.co/sNU8grDl18
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 15, 2019