I don’t know if I have written an article where I don’t decry that people who tend to vote Democrat also tend to be ignorant of facts and/or reality. It is not meant to serve as an insult to Democrat voters, but rather, a warning that their vote is helping evil people who wish to take away their freedoms.
Knowing this, I cannot say I am surprised when Campus Reform’s Cabot Phillips could not find a single Beto supporter in Texas A&M who could name even one of his accomplishments.
The video (below) begins with Cabot asking some students who they would vote for if the election were held the following day. Unsurprisingly, many said they would vote for Beto for different reasons. One of them said they would vote for Beto because she is a woman, and another said because she believes Democrats help poor people.
Yeah, they help poor people stay poor, but whatever.
In any case, Cabot then followed up by asking them if there were any accomplishments that would make Beto “a good person for office”. As you know by the title of this article, you know that not one of them could point to anything. At best, the only thing they could point to is him being popular; getting his name out there. If that’s the case, then I would imagine Kim Kardashian is just as qualified as Beto O’Rourke to be in the United States Senate based on that alone.
The woman who pointed towards his popularity could not really come up with an actual career accomplishment for Beto, saying she wasn’t as educated as she would like to be.
Another student tried to point to the fact that he’s “been working really hard with everything he’s been doing around Texas.” To Beto’s credit, he has been going around Texas a lot, so he is getting out there unlike a certain failed Presidential candidate who took her election for granted. But “working really hard” is not a career accomplishment. If that’s the argument in Beto’s favor, the same case can be made for Ted Cruz, but accentuated because he’s actually in the Senate and has been doing this for a few years now.
But the same student that tried to argue that his hard work is something to look towards also says that Beto “doesn’t really have the platform to make a huge difference right now.”
Then why vote for him at all? Typically, a political candidate has a platform to make an immediate difference. Whether they stick to it or not is a different issue, but not even having a platform to “make a huge difference right now” should come off as somewhat of a red flag for this student.
Another student actually offered a little bit more (at least in terms of word count, not in terms of substance), saying that Beto might not have the experience, but he would get it as a Senator. Basically, he was trying to compare being a U.S. Senator to getting an entry level job.
Now, as a young man also looking for a job (that pays), I get what he’s saying. I often come across entry level positions that require a college degree (which I’m working towards) and a few years of experience in the field. You have to have a job to get experience but you also need experience to get a job. Such is the paradoxical problem for a young man in America. But Cabot himself argues that there’s a difference between an entry level job and being a Senator.
But the student kept trying to argue that “you can be as informed about a position without actually doing it.” Which is not true at all. Without being a Senator, you cannot fully understand what it is to be a Senator. And while you can learn an awful lot and be as informed about it as you can be, actually doing it is different from imagining yourself doing it, even if you’re well-informed.
For example, I could learn as much as I possibly could about the job my mom has. But that doesn’t mean I would be able to do it just as well as her or even properly at first.
So considering this is a Senate position we’re talking about, what would the reason be for going for someone who has no experience or much knowledge about the job, and apparently no platform or accomplishments to brag about, when you can go for someone who is experienced, knows a lot about the job, and has accomplishments to his name?
Speaking just in terms of this alone, the best choice would be Ted Cruz. If you’re a hardcore Democrat voter, of course, none of that would matter. To them, any Democrat, regardless of experience or accomplishments, is better than any Republican. Which is something that I can understand. To me, just about any Republican is better than a Democrat. So I can understand such a mindset.
But if you’re talking about accomplishments, experience, etc. aside from everything else, then Ted Cruz should still be considered the best candidate even by Democrat standards. Of course, putting everything else in there such as policy, beliefs, etc., then Ted Cruz is a million times better than O’Rourke, who would wind up as yet another Pelosi puppet at best.
In any case, after a little bit of banter of the students’ reasons for voting for Beto, the video ends with some conservative college students saying they will vote for Ted Cruz and offering pretty good reasons.
That portion begins with one of the students hilariously answering Cabot’s question of naming Beto’s accomplishments with: “Unless you count going to jail for DWI as an accomplishment, then no.”
I honestly laughed out loud with that one. Even PolitiFact, the left-leaning “fact-checking” site confirms the fact that O’Rourke was arrested for DWI in 1998, and was even arrested for burglary in 1995, but the case was “disposed of in February 1996”, according to PolitiFact.
Regardless, the first person that told Cabot that he would vote for Ted Cruz said that he had voted for him in the past, and he believes Cruz supports family, which according to the student, is “a very important Texas value”. In a perfect world, that would be a very important world value, not just restricted to Texas, but we don’t live in a perfect world, do we?
The second student to say he would vote for Cruz said that Cruz stands for freedom, such as the freedom to own guns, and that he’s good on immigration, all of which are exceedingly true.
So at least the video ends in a good note. But returning to the Beto supporters, that further shows people that Democrat voters don’t tend to stay informed about issues and candidates. The problem arises in the fact that there is also a slew of misinformation out there, particularly in the fake news media. Now, if the Orange County millennials are anything to go by, young people don’t tend to watch the news. So they don’t tend to think that the hoax that is Russian collusion is a key issue for them, or whatever Trump says about horseface (in my opinion, he was being too nice to Stormy. The other end of the horse is really more accurate of a description).
This whole thing highlights the need to stay informed about people, issues, and what people think about certain issues. To the Left, illegal immigration is good and gun-ownership is bad; MS-13 are angels while NRA members are terrorists. Sometimes, in certain areas, they try to hide who they are (i.e. McCaskill trying to hide how anti-gun she really is). So the need to stay informed about people is very important.
Individually, those students should at the very least look up things Beto has done in the past (apart from his criminal background, at least) and get themselves informed about him. It’s really the least they could do for themselves. And God-willing, doing extensive research will lead them to change their mind about Beto and decide to go for someone who is not going to destroy Texas as much as he can.
“An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.”
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