OK, maybe “breaking” isn’t really appropriate in the case of something that’s been inevitable for weeks now. But Robert Francis O’Rourke, cultural appropriator and aspiring gun-grabber, has posted notice of the death of his presidential aspirations at Medium . . .
Though it is difficult to accept, it is clear to me now that this campaign does not have the means to move forward successfully. My service to the country will not be as a candidate or as the nominee. Acknowledging this now is in the best interests of those in the campaign; it is in the best interests of this party as we seek to unify around a nominee; and it is in the best interests of the country.
While recounting the alleged accomplishments of the folly that was his run for the Democrat nomination, “Beto” includes this . . .
…we took the boldest approach to gun safety in American history…
Like so many among the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex and their media stenographers, RFO couches forced firearm confiscation as “gun safety.” But what he considers an accomplishment, those of us grounded in reality see as one of the proximate causes of the O’Rourke campaign’s utter and inevitable collapse.
As Eric Swalwell found out before him, Americans are no fans of politicians — or anyone else for that matter — telling them what they can and cannot do with their civil rights. What they can and can’t say, who they can’t and can’t associate with, and which guns they can and can’t own.
Worse still for most anyone’s electoral prospects is presuming to tell Joe and Jane Sixpack that they need to either turn in a firearm they own — or they’ll have those who work for the government come and take it.
So let’s all waive goodbye to Beto as he rides off into the west Texas sunset in defeat once again. At least until he’s named as the latest prime time star by CNN or MSNBC where his pinched, plaintive puss will occupy literally dozens of television screens nationwide.