Beto O’Rourke just solidified himself as the most obnoxious Democratic presidential 2020 hopeful … for now. Granted, if his calling Benjamin Netanyahu a racist polls well you can bet your a*s Kirsten Gillibrand, Liz Warren, and the other yahoos running will suddenly start playing this ridiculous card as well.
And it IS ridiculous.
Beto: “The U.S.-Israel relationship… must be able to transcend a Prime Minister who is racist… I don’t think that Benjamin Netanyahu represents the true will of the Israeli people or the best interest of the U.S.-Israel relationship.” pic.twitter.com/jFQ9lpD0TN h/t @AlonPinkas
— They call me Mr. Kornbluh ✍️ (@jacobkornbluh) April 7, 2019
We keep waiting for this guy to take flight with the way he waves his arms around.
And what an incredibly insulting, disgusting rant.
He should be ashamed of himself, but we all know he won’t be.
More crazy talk by D presidential hopefuls: Beto O’Rourke on Benjamin Netanyahu: ‘Racist’ https://t.co/OaszbfVf3s
— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) April 8, 2019
From the Washington Post:
In response to a voter’s question about his policy toward Israel and Palestinian rights, O’Rourke reiterated his support for a two-state solution and accused Netanyahu of having “joined forces with far-right parties who are inherently racist in their speech and the way that they want to treat their fellow human beings in that part of the world.”
He then went further, telling reporters in a gaggle afterward that Netanyahu is a “racist.”
“The U.S.-Israel relationship is one of the most important relationships that we have on the planet, and that relationship, if it is to be successful, must transcend partisanship in the United States, and it must be able to transcend a prime minister who is racist as he warns about Arabs coming to the polls, who wants to defy any prospect for peace as he threatens to annex the West Bank and who has sided with a far-right racist party in order to maintain his hold on power,” O’Rourke said.
Far-right racist party.
This freakin’ guy.
Why r D's trashing the strongest allies we have the Middle East .
— Keith Martin (@keithmartin62) April 8, 2019
They’ve been doing this for a long time. See Obama.
I'd call this guy a clown but that wouldn't be fair to clowns.
— James Houston (@Atticus1971) April 8, 2019
And clowns are people too.
— anne finch (@thatdamnanne) April 8, 2019
That ‘furry’ thing isn’t going anywhere, Beto.
“Votes votes votes” whatever way the wind blows”
— chris canio (@ChrisCanio) April 8, 2019
THIS is what happens when you’re running for public office and have ZERO ideas and or policies of your own.
He’s ‘running’ on empty.