When you think about it, Robert O’Rourke isn’t quite as ‘sex-ay’ as Beto O’Rourke.
It also doesn’t sound quite as ethnic. Hey, it’s the truth.
A guy named Rob could be just another old white dude, ya’ know? But Beto, he could be anything … except he’s really Rob. And has been his whole life but when you’re a Democrat your identity and how it can be used to pander for votes if far more important than your ideas and policies.
— Instapundit.com (@instapundit) September 9, 2018
When Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s 2018 Democratic opponent ran for city council in El Paso, Texas and then for Congress in a heavily-Hispanic district, he was Beto.
When he was captain of the crew team at a prestigious Ivy League university a decade earlier, he was Rob.
The Irish-American O’Rourke has long explained that “Beto,” the Hispanic nickname for his given name Robert, was a nickname
given to him in infancy that “stuck.”
“My parents have called me Beto from day one,” he told CNN after Cruz released an ad attacking his adopted name, “and it’s just — it’s kind of a nickname for Robert in El Paso. It just stuck.”
Dana Loesch came up with the perfect nickname, we really hope it sticks.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) September 10, 2018
It’s almost as catchy as Beto.
Yep. He’s Irish American trying to pretend he’s Mexican because Cruz is Cuban. Beto is a joke.
— Reaganette (@Ezinger44) September 10, 2018
What she said.
Someone check Beto's pockets for a vial of hot sauce. Or #Adrenochrome.
— Tera Flop (@teraflopclub) September 10, 2018
Not thinking this is a #Dolezal moment but does indicate someone with a "fluid" identity. In other words, he's a chameleon and not in the good sense.
— Rick Collins (@flyhombre) September 10, 2018
If this is a nice way of calling him a phony, we agree.
Doesn't carry quite the same panache, does it?
— Gradual Sand (@warmingtozero) September 10, 2018
Doesn’t look quite as hip on a bumper sticker.
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