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Texas Democrat Robert Francis ‘Beto’ O’Rourke is an absolute joke of a politician who should have never been in serious consideration for any political office, let alone the highest office in the land. The thing is, he had and still has legitimate pull and support. But after his stunt last week at a Governor’s panel with victims of the Uvalde School shooting, he likely has lost the support of that grieving town.

There are people who look at Beto’s stunt (assuredly posturing for his Texas Gubernatorial run) as an admirable move. In Texas, he seriously challenged Ted Cruz, who has done a respectable job by all reasonable accounts while in office.

For whatever reason, people seriously consider Beto, someone who has gotten in a great deal of trouble throughout his life, a charismatic figure who is worthy of their support. But Democrats were never known for their taste in politicians.

They did, after all, nominate an absolute thug of a politician in Hillary Clinton. Likewise, they nominated a geriatric old man in Joe Biden – the worst President most of us have ever known, and that’s after having experienced Barrack Obama.

This is all to say, Beto is tasteless, and the fact that his stunt could have appealed to anyone is sad. Horrible even. And the Mayor of Uvalde, Don McLaughlin, agreed. He made his voice heard with fire, fury, and respectable resilience given the tragedy he was put through. Here is what he said:

“This community is broken right now. No community should have to go through what we’ve been through in this community, and for a person to come in there and start that crap.

I have no respect for Beto. And the haters that hate, that send me the emails and the texts, to hell with you, too. 

Just telling you, but I don’t care if you’re a Democrat, a Republican, an independent, we’re American people: we’re trying to come together as a community. To do what you [Beto did] at that press conference was wrong. I’m sorry, but it was wrong.”

We cannot help agreeing with the sentiments of this brave mayor. Now is not the time to attack. Now is the time to grieve. Simply put, Robert Francis took advantage of the situation for his own political gain. Who knows, maybe it will be to his political detriment. That much is possible, and perhaps even probable.

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