These modern times are no time for campaign finance violations.
And a Democrat hoping to unseat Donald Trump should be dotting his i’s and crossing his t’s.
Sadly, Beto thought he could get away with his latest transgression. Unfortunately for the two-faced Texan, voters don’t take kindly to embezzling funds.
O’Rourke funneled approximately $110,000 in campaign funds to a web development company. That doesn’t sound too bad, unless you consider the flip side. The web development company is owned by O’Rourke and his wife!
O’Rourke’s campaign, Beto for Texas, donated money to Stanton Street Technology Group in several different election cycles.
The campaign donated $58,544 to the group between 2011 and 2012, $39,060 between 2013 and 2014, $9,290 between 2015 and 2016, and $32,778 between 2017 and 2018, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) records obtained by the Daily Caller.
During that time, either O’Rourke or his wife owned Stanton Street Technology Group— a web development firm created by O’Rourke in 1998.
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O’Rourke is a crook, hands down. But ‘crooked’ is a credential on the left. And liberals won’t even acknowledge the dishonorable behavior because there’s not a concrete rule against it. Technically, if the firm sent an invoice to the campaign, the payment is legal. However, its highly unethical. Imagine if Trump spent $110,000 at one of his resorts. The left would be in absolute hysterics.
While Beto is facing criticism for his wayward spending, he’s busy dishing out a few criticism on his own.
Beto vs. Trump
It’s no secret Trump and Beto aren’t fans of one another. Especially since O’Rourke turns a blind eye to the border crisis threatening the state he swore to represent.
Meanwhile, Trump is the one Texans rely on to bolster security for the Lone Star State. Since Beto couldn’t convince Americans the border is safe, he must resort to different tactics.
Therefore, he now compares Trump to Hitler.
Fox News explains:
Speaking to reporters in Iowa, the former congressman — in response to a question about how he would address attacks from Republicans — called out “the rhetoric of a president who not only describes immigrants as rapists and criminals but as animals and an infestation.”
O’Rourke continued: “Seeking to ban all Muslims, all people of one religion, what other country on the face of the planet does that kind of thing? Or in our human history? Or in the history of the western world? Because they are somehow deficient or violent or a threat to us? Putting kids in cages, saying that Neonazis and Klansmen and white supremacists are ‘very fine people’?”
“Now, I might expect someone to describe another human being as an infestation in the Third Reich,” he said. “I would not expect that in the United States of America.”
Personally, I love the way video bloggers, Diamond and Silk, responded.
“When I listen to Beto O’Rourke, his rhetoric, it reminds me of a slave owner,” responded Diamond. “Anytime you want to tear down existing walls and allow poor people to flow into our country and then having them living in the shadows; they’re working for slave wages. That makes you a slave owner. So he needs to look at himself.”
“And his own rhetoric,” Silk added.
Of course, at no point has Trump ever suggested we wipe an entire race off the face of the earth.
Further, Trump doesn’t aim to ban entire races or religions. Instead, he seeks to properly vet immigrants in order to ensure the safety of our citizens. Would you invite a child rapist to have dinner with your family, or to sleep in your guest room? Think of it like this. We teach our kids “stranger danger.” In other words, most strangers are nice people, but because we don’t know them, we can’t be sure. And if we can’t be sure, we must be careful.
Ironically, as Trump pointed out in his SOTU, the same democrats pushing for open borders live behind great big fences of their own.
We can only hope common sense will prevail in 2020. Because we don’t need open borders, we need a plan to end the assault on America.
And while Democrats seem to hang their hopes on the Kennedy wannabe, winning the primary isn’t a slam dunk for Beto.
First, there is the disturbing past as a hacker and crazed author to reconcile. Second, there in an influx of Democrats vying for the nomination.
Beto and Bernie
This past week, Beto announced he raised $9 million in the first two weeks of his campaign. However, this pales in comparison to Bernie’s $18 million haul thus far. And we all know, numbers don’t lie. Bernie had the numbers against Hillary, too, but democrats still bet on Crooked Clinton, and we know how that ended. Democrats would be fools to put their eggs in Beto’s basket.
Between his shady donations and his outlandish rhetoric, I think Beto just blew it.