Failing presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is hoping desperately that it’s not too late to break out of the one-percenters in the Democratic primaries and experience a bit of that Hollywood magic that made his last failed campaign so memorable. So far, he’s had little success. Despite showing a willingness to curse on camera and to call President Trump a white supremacist, the public seems largely “over” O’Rourke and his antics. The only hope he has left is that he can chip away at Joe Biden’s overwhelming lead with African-American Democrats. The plan? To embrace another failed candidate: Georgia gubernatorial loser Stacey Abrams.
In May, O’Rourke said that he would be happy to put Abrams on the ticket as his vice president. When she didn’t jump at that opportunity (not least for the reason that Abrams cannot jump at all), he declared that he would put her in charge of fighting voter suppression in his administration. This, of course, is because Abrams knows more than anyone about said suppression. Because – say it all together now – she was robbed of her rightful victory in Georgia by the winner, Republican Brian Kemp.
But who needs evidence when you have a mainstream media willing to perpetuate these lies without the slightest scrutiny. Kemp was secretary of state, after all. He was in charge of the election. Therefore, he cheated. Therefore, Abrams is the real governor of Georgia. See, it all makes sense as long as you don’t think about it for more than a half-second. In other words, it’s the perfect liberal conspiracy theory!
“You know,” said an audience member at a recent O’Rourke rally, “Brian Kemp did some very shady shit, basically and, you know, a lot of minorities, me included, who sent in an absentee ballot, my vote was not counted at the last midterm elections so what can you do about that?”
Well, unless O’Rourke is running to be Georgia’s next governor, the answer is nothing. And unless this audience member has proof that his ballot was unfairly rejected…
Oh, wait, none of that matters.
“Because of what you just described we have functionally disenfranchised hundreds of thousands of our fellow Americans but for what you just described Stacey Abrams would be the governor of the state of Georgia right now,” O’Rourke said. “So we see this in every part of United States. Texas, until this last midterm election, ranked fiftieth in voter turnout. Not because we love our democracy less than you do here in Massachusetts, but because we were drawn that way. Not by accident, but by design. Based on your race and your ethnicity.”
It’s just one lie on top of another. We don’t expect the media to put an end to all of this “voter suppression” talk, because, well, we know what we’re dealing with when it comes to these so-called journalists. But for them to continually ignore the fact that there WAS NO CHEATING in the Abrams/Kemp race is unacceptable. No cheating. No suppression. No shady sh*t.
Just a sore loser, her racial politics, and a bunch of Democrats trying to get in good with aggrieved black voters.