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THE REAL BETO O’ROURKE THAT EL PASO KNOWS

Hipster Democrat Beto O’Rourke Denies Using LSD as GOP Dings “Noted Irishman” for Drunk Driving (UPDATE: Beto Responds)

Democrat presidential candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke denied using LSD in response to a question about his teenage online handle “Psychedelic Warlord” at a campaign event in Madison, Wisconsin on Sunday. Meanwhile the Republican National Committee tweeted a St. Patrick’s Day message reminding voters of O’Rourke’s 1998 drunk driving arrest. (Update added at end of article.)

Jonathan Tilove with the Austin American-Statesman posted a video report of O’Rourke saying he’s never taken acid.

“As signed a skateboard for Tyler Baggins in Madison, Baggins asks Beto if he’s ever dropped acid. Beto says no. Baggins was prompted by Alex Jones saying that seeing as how Beto as teen wrote under handle Psychedelic Warlord, someone should ask him that question.”

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke has revealed he was a member of a notorious decades-old hacking group.

The RNC posted about O’Rourke’s Irish heritage and drunk driving, “On this St. Paddy’s Day, a special message from noted Irishman Robert Francis O’Rourke,” illustrated with O’Rourke’s mug shot with a green top hat adorned with a shamrock.

by Alva Baker

I lived in El Paso from 1991 until 2009. I went to El Paso on a three-month contract as a consultant for a Mexican newspaper in January 1991 and stayed for 18 years.

Working in El Paso, Ciudad Juarez and the Mexican state of Chihuahua, I knew many “media people” in print, radio, TV and the advertising agencies. Beto O’Rourke’s father-in-law Bill Sanders was a partner in one of the largest ad agencies in El Paso. One of my good friends was the senior creative director at that agency. I knew Beto, and I knew his wife Amy Sanders.

The political climate in El Paso and El Paso County was filled with underhanded deals, corruption, blatant dishonesty and sleazy officials. In July 2001, Beto’s father, County Judge Patrick O’Rourke was run over on Artcraft Road early on morning while riding his recumbent bicycle. Months prior to that, El Paso County Sheriff Deputies found cocaine hidden in the dashboard of Judge O’Rourke’s automobile. No charges were ever filed.

Beto’s mother Melissa owned Charlotte’s Furniture. While I was in El Paso, she was caught issuing fake invoices on merchandise sold to people from Mexico to avoid paying sales tax. She was later forced by the Internal Revenue Service to close her business.

Because of several altercations with the local police department when he was a teenager, Beto was sent away to an all-male boarding school in Virginia. He graduated in 1991 from Woodberry Forest School in Madison County, VA. In 1995, he was arrested for burglary in El Paso, after jumping a fence at the University of Texas at El Paso. No charges were filed. In 1998, Beto was arrested for DWI and fleeing the scene of an accident. Charges were dropped after he completed a court-recommended DWI program.

Beto won his first political office in mid-2005. He ran for city council against corrupt incumbent Anthony Cobos, who later served four years in a federal prison in Colorado for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and “deprivation of honest services.”

In 2012 Beto unseated U.S. Representative Silvestre Reyes in the Democratic primary. Reyes had served with the U.S. Border Patrol for 26 years, retiring in 1995, before entering politics. Appointed to the House Intelligence Committee by Nancy Pelosi, Reyes became the laughing stock of Washington by not knowing the difference between Sunni and Shi’ite when questioned about al-Qaeda by the Congressional Quarterly in December 2006.

For Silvestre Reyes to chair the House Intelligence Committee was a gross contradiction of terms. He was an embarrassment to the Democrat Party. Reyes and his brother Chuy are as corrupt as they come.
Two of my closest friends while in El Paso were

1) the editor of the El Paso Times, and

2) the general manager of the PBS TV-affiliate. Between the two of them and my staff of investigative reporters at El Diario, I was pretty much in touch with the political affairs and dealings in El Paso.

Last Friday I received a call from the friend who had been the general manager at KCOS-TV. He talked about Beto O’Rourke, and how the people in El Paso who know him are frustrated and exasperated that he has made this much of an impact on the U. S. Senate election. They know the 38.1 million dollars he “raised” came from Hungarian George Soros and the Democrat Party.

My friend told me that he ran into a guy he knows who sold drugs to Beto. My friend told him, “Henry, you would be doing the county a huge favor by telling people you were the drug pusher to Beto O’Rourke.” He said Henry looked at him and said, “Man, I would not live through the night if I did that.” Some people know the real Beto. What’s sad is that the media has fallen in love with another Obama-type candidate, who is unproven, unknown and unable to do anything right for this country. Republicans, PLEASE VOTE on November 6th!

If you can in any way help, Please get this letter out to as many Democrats and Republicans as you can to spare Texas this danger.!!!

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The Brains Behind AOC Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

In 2016, AOC was working as a bartender in New York City. She’d never dreamed of running for Congress. It was her brother who entered her into a contest being held by a group called the Justice Democrats, headed by the above-named people. It was quite literally a casting call. Out of 10,000 entries, AOC won the role to play the Congresswoman from New York’s 14th District. They make no secret of this.

 

Here’s more from  Robert Wenzel @ https://www.targetliberty.com/

I have previously posted that the socialist congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been using, in a very skilful manner, Leninist type tactics to advance her socialist cause.

Those attacking her for being ignorant, simple, etc. miss the point. She knows nothing about economics or doesn’t care. Her game is completely about politics and the power game.

To understand this, you need to understand how she entered the race that allowed her to capture New York’s 14th congressional district seat.

The short answer is she entered a contest or to be more precise her brother entered her name. The contest was run by a group called Justice Democrats to determine who they would support in the 2018 mid-term elections.

Justice Democrats identifies as a progressive group (read: “democratic socialist” group). They don’t know anything about economics or how the structures of societies work and what must occur in different structures, but they are very savvy about political activism and politics.

Here is a recruiting video they are now using. It is AOC and the leadership of Justice Democrats, “AOC’s brains,” explaining how they operate. To understand what is going on now in politics you must view this video. Pay particular attention to the guy in the green T-shirt.

 

The guy in the green T-shirt is Saikat Chakrabarti a co-founder of Justice Democrats. He graduated from Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

He spent about 10 years in Silicon Valley where he co-founded Mockingbird (hmm Mockingbird), a web design tool, and then built up the product team at the payment processor Stripe.

He then left to work on the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign as director for
organizing technology. It is believed that most of Sanders’ momentum during the 2016 campaign occurred after Chakrabarti started launching social media campaigns. It should be remembered that in early 2015, Clinton held a 60-point lead over Sanders. Then Bernie pretty much closed the entire gap.

From Inquisitr before the mid-term elections:

The software developer [Chakrabarti] explained the challenges faced by the Sanders campaign in organizing the huge groundswell of
grassroots support the candidate received and his part in
developing technological solutions to aide in managing it. As
an example, he described software he created that aided
volunteers in finding other volunteers who lived nearby. The
director explained that, before the Bernie Sanders campaign,
he wasn’t sure if other candidates had ever placed anyone in
a director of organizing technology position…

Chakrabarti explained that in the early going of the Sanders presidential campaign, and all presidential campaigns, efforts are focused on Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada, where the first Democratic primaries are held. He said that, at the time, there were million of volunteers in other states, all wishing to help out. As the Sanders campaign deployed field staff into the battleground primary states, Chakrabarti designed “distributed team” software that helped organize those in other states to make calls into battleground states, greatly multiplying the efforts of volunteers available in primary states alone. As the primaries continued, the efforts of volunteers around the country were redirected to states needing the most support.

This is important (my bold)

Chakrabarti explained his view that what corporate
Democrats miss about the Sanders campaign is that “Bernie
Sanders is able to tap into something that creates
enthusiasm,” including a “pure” message and a track record
to back up his words. The director stated the intention of
Justice Democrats to follow the same model, with no
corporate or billionaire funding and going after a “big” goal,comparable with the political revolution espoused by Sanders.

The Justice Democrats game plan in 2018 was to support as many extreme lefty candidates as possible across the country and see who rose to the top.

In the 2018 elections, 26 of the 79 candidates endorsed by Justice Democrats won their respective primary elections. Seven of these candidates won in the general election: Raúl Grijalva, Ro Khanna, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Pramila Jayapal.

AOC was the big winner. The  Justice Democrats created a kind of Darwinian race in 2018 and she came out on top.

Chakrabarti is now AOC’s chief-of-staff.

Here are a few other things that Chakrabarti has stated. He has said he doesn’t care how many races that Justice Democrats support that result in losses. It is all about advancing as far as one can and continuing the advance.

Also, as far as all those extreme positions that AOC takes, he says they are all poll tested first. In other words, they sort of look into their socialist handbag pull out extreme ideas and then test them to see which ones the public will support. It is a Leninist tactic adjusted for the 21st century. Pure (evil) genius.

It is why AOC was so comfortable calling for a 70% marginal tax rate. She had Chakrabarti and the poll numbers behind her.

Sound economists and others who are in an uproar over the idiotic policy positions of AOC entirely miss the point. She is on a march to introduce socialism and it doesn’t matter what extreme position she takes as long as it meets three criteria: It must advance the country toward socialism, create excitement and poll well. Chakrabarti is making sure those conditions are met and he is making sure new followers are snagged as quickly as possible.

The last time I reported in on AOC’s Twitter followers, about two weeks ago, she had just over two million followers. She now has over 3 million. This is bad. This is no time to cheer on the goofy policy positions and minimalist tax cuts (questionable if there were any cuts for much of the middle class) of President Trump. It is time for an aggressive counter-offensive against the socialists and other lefties.

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Democratic Socialism: Who Knew That ‘Free’ Could Cost So Much?

From Investor’s Business Daily.

Socialism: Since the Democratic Party took a turn for the worse toward so-called democratic socialism, the party’s leading lights have laid the promises on pretty thick. Free Medicare for all! Guaranteed income! Guaranteed jobs! Subsidized housing! Free college! Universal pre-school! Wow, and all for free.

Well, not exactly. In a devastating piece that appeared on the left-of-center web site Vox (to its credit), Manhattan Institute fellow Brian Riedl went through the simple math of what free actually costs. It’s a lot.

It’s not just the free aspect, but the fact that the democratic socialists have made so many promises that must be paid for that will make it so tough to swallow for most voters.

Riedl looked at the 10-year costs of all the various promises made by Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and other self-described democratic socialists. He was as generous as could be in his estimates, often accepting the democratic socialists’ cost estimate even when it was patently and absurdly too low. It’s quite a laundry-list of promises with enormous costs: “Free college” ($807 billion); Social Security expansion ($188 billion); single-payer health care ($32 trillion); guaranteed jobs at $15 per hour plus benefits ($6.8 trillion); infrastructure ($1 trillion); student loan debt forgiveness ($1.4 trillion).

Net cost: about $42.5 trillion over 10 years, give or take a few hundred billion. To paraphrase the late, great Republican Sen. Everett Dirksen: “A trillion here, a trillion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money.”

As it is, current federal estimates expect about $44 trillion in tax revenues over that same period, with a deficit of roughly $12.4 trillion. Remember: All this democratic socialist spending comes on top of what we’re already spending.

Long-term, the fiscal picture grows progressively (forgive the term) worse.

“The 30-year projected tab for these programs is even more staggering,” wrote Riedl. “New proposals costing $218 trillion, on top of an $84 trillion baseline deficit driven by Social Security, Medicare and the resulting interest costs.”

Today, Riedl notes, total federal spending typically swings between 18% and 22% of GDP. But with the democratic socialist agenda in place, it “would immediately soar past 40% of GDP on its way to nearly 50% within three decades.” If you include state and local government, the total cost for this federal fantasia would equal 60% of GDP — more than any country in Europe.

Even after massive cuts in other programs, such as slashing defense by half, or adding in phantom savings from supposed cuts in state health spending and anti-poverty programs, you still come up $34 trillion short over 10 years.

To raise $34 trillion, Riedl calculates, would require “seizing roughly 100% of all corporate profits as well as 100% of all family  wage income and pass-though business income above the thresholds of $90,000 (single) or $150,000 (married), and absurdly assuming they all continue working.”

Or, he said, you could go to a VAT tax — a national sales tax on all goods and services. But it would have to be huge: a tax of 87% on everything you buy.  Oh, and by the way, that still doesn’t pay for the $12.4 trillion deficit that’s already estimated and that we discussed above. So you’d need even more taxes.

Those number are scary enough. But we’re not even raising the issues of: a.) massive cost overruns in these programs, which are  inevitable; or, b.), whether these programs will work as described or instead end up ruining our free-market economy.

Not surprisingly, in public socialists say they won’t ruin free-market capitalism. They’ll save it!

Wrong again. As Meagan Day, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, wrote (also in Vox): “Here’s the truth: In the long run, democratic socialists want to end capitalism. And we want to do that by pursuing a reform agenda today in an effort to revive a politics focused on class hierarchy and inequality in the United States.”

Americans should know that these are the very ideas that have destroyed the economies of  the USSR, Cuba, Nicaragua, most of Africa, North Korea and, as we’re now seeing, Venezuela. And they’re not “democratic” at all. They’re just socialism.

Danger: Socialism Ahead

The bigger point is, these utopian ideas are not fiscally sane. And we mean that literally. They are a bizarre fantasy that should be discarded immediately by any reasonable person interested in an economically prosperous future.

That some believe that replacing capitalism with socialism makes you better off shows the profound failure of our nation’s education system. Because it’s something that has never happened in the history of mankind. And young people, who are among socialism’s most ardent fans, don’t seem to even know this.

The great economist, social thinker and professor Walter Williams recently summed up the struggle between capitalism and socialism: “Capitalism doesn’t do well in popularity polls, despite the fact that it has eliminated many of mankind’s worst problems, such as pestilence and gross hunger and poverty.”

To vote for socialism is to vote for national bankruptcy, a loss of freedom, a lower standard of living and an end to innovation. And be forewarned: As Venezuelans, Zimbabweans and Nicaraguans are now discovering, once socialists control things, they never give up power peacefully.

The ideas of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Sen. Bernie Sanders or Sen. Elizabeth Warren, whose “Accountable Capitalism Act” would impose Venezuela-style socialism on the U.S., are no less wrong for having “democratic” in front of the word “socialism.”

In socialism, all roads lead to disaster. Or, as Friedrich Hayek, the late Austrian economist, might say, to “serfdom.” All forms of socialism are the same: they replace consent and personal freedom with government power on behalf of the “people”.

Behind the entire idea of socialism is that government isn’t there to guarantee your rights or the rule of law; it’s there to exercise power on the part of the “people.” Anything can be justified.

We should be teaching it to our kids, and remind young people that free markets are vastly superior to any alternative for organizing a workable, growing economy. For free markets to work, you must have free speech. So political correctness must be abandoned.

The Democratic Party seems to be having more then a fling with socialism right now. Guided by far-left leading lights such as socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and DNC Chairman Tom Perez, the party’s moving to the hard left.The latest example of this is Warren’s proposed “Accountable Capitalism Act,” a plan for what can be politely called a federal takeover of the U.S. economy. This is no joke.

This is sad, since it doesn’t have to be. It’s well known that countries that follow responsible free-market policies thrive and grow. In the latest report to show this, a comprehensive survey by the Libek think tank in Serbia of 92 economic research studies around the world, 86 of those studies found a positive relationship between economic freedom and economic growth.

I do think Millennials love capitalism too. Don’t take my word for it, just consider what companies are doing to win their services, plus consider what businesses are doing to win their future patronage. They wouldn’t be bending over backwards to hire and/or cater to the needs of individuals who truly prefer to live under socialism. Socialism is about shared misery, which is the opposite of what millennials want if their actions in the marketplace are to be taken seriously.

Maybe for right now Conservatives should relax. We shall see.

 

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