Like most Democrats, when he heard of a tragedy he tried to spin it to fit his political ambitions and the Dem playbook. As you now know, unless you live under a rock, Texas Democratic gubernatorial nominee Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke wants gun control. And he wants it “NOW”.
All his grandstanding is in response to the shooting by a crazed young man at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, last week. Shortly afterwards he threatened to come after all Texan guns when he is elected governor. Realizing, when he calmed down, that this wouldn’t be a huge vote-winner in the Lone Star State he flipped and said, “I’m proud of Texas’ long tradition of responsible gun ownership. Like millions of Texans, my family taught me how to safely and responsibly use firearms — and I passed those teachings onto my own children.” He and his campaign then pivoted to attacking Governor Abbot’s record on treating the mentally ill and “red flag” laws preventing gun ownership – liberal speak for we will start small and up the pressure just as we did with homosexual acceptance > marriage until no one can own a firearm except the police who may or may not come to protect you.
Glenn Beck has something to say about that.
If Democrats REALLY want to talk about red flag laws, might I suggest starting with Beto O’Rourke? pic.twitter.com/OSLJ8PfUrd— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) May 26, 2022
Findings from a fascinating Reuters Investigates article here, reference the time when O’Rourke acknowledged in an exclusive interview, that he belonged to the oldest group of computer hackers in U.S. history, called the “Cult of the Dead Cow,” and stole long-distance service “so I wouldn’t run up the phone bill.”
While in this group young Beto wrote stories under the name “Psychedelic Warlord”. Here’s a sample
“Then one day, as I was driving home from work, I noticed two children crossing the street. They were happy, happy to be free from their troubles. I knew, however, that this happiness and sense of freedom were much too overwhelming for them.
As I neared the young ones, I put all my weight on my right foot, keeping the accelerator pedal on the floor until I heard the crashing of the two children on the hood, and then the sharp cry of pain from one of the two.Beto O’Rourke Age 15
“This happiness was mine by right. I had earned it in my dreams. As I neared the young ones, I put all my weight on my right foot, keeping the accelerator pedal on the floor until I heard the crashing of the two children on the hood, and then the sharp cry of pain from one of the two. I was so fascinated for a moment, that when after I had stopped my vehicle, I just sat in a daze, sweet visions filling my head.
“My dream was abruptly ended when I heard a loud banging on the front window. It was an old man, who was using his cane to awaken me. He might have been a witness to my act of love. I was not sure, nor did I care. It was simply ecstasy. As I drove home, I envisioned myself committing more of these ‘acts of love,’ and after a while, I had no trouble carrying them out. The more people I killed, the longer my dreams were. … I had killed nearly 38 people by the time of my twenty-third birthday, and each one was more fulfilling than the last.”
More at Fox here.