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2021-11-28 8:48:07 PM  
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2021-11-28 9:08:03 PM  
Wouldn't have stood a chance against JFK Jr. anyway.
 
2021-11-28 9:27:43 PM  
Thank f*cking god for this.
 
2021-11-28 9:28:23 PM  
He knows a red light when he sees one, so good for him, I guess.
 
2021-11-28 9:43:34 PM  
"But... Made ya look!"
 
2021-11-28 9:45:34 PM  
Good. Its not a popularity contest
 
2021-11-28 9:51:03 PM  
Our long national nightmare is finally over.
 
2021-11-28 9:55:00 PM  
Interesting video.
He's testing the waters. Why else would he have the Texas and American flags in the background?
It's obvious he wants to move in that direction. Just needs a few more years to change the perceived 'Playboy' persona into a serious politician.
In many of his interviews he comes across as a genuinely kind person, with a true zeal to experience all that life has to offer. An almost childlike curiosity.
Considering the republican senate and house members being shat out by Texas at the moment, he'd be a breath of fresh air.
 
2021-11-28 9:56:01 PM  
Remember that old website menwholooklikeoldlesbians?

Asking for no reason.
 
2021-11-28 9:59:36 PM  
Good. Hopefully, the stupid hipsters will shut the fark up about it now and start backing Beto.
 
2021-11-28 10:06:23 PM  
Well, shucks.
 
2021-11-28 10:17:29 PM  

Ass_Master_Flash: Good. Its not a popularity contest


Well it kind of is.

But why would he want that bullshiat job?
 
2021-11-28 10:31:56 PM  

Ass_Master_Flash: Good. Its not a popularity contest


Ummm... in America?

That's all it is.
 
2021-11-28 11:29:20 PM  

tudorgurl: Good. Hopefully, the stupid hipsters will shut the fark up about it now and start backing Beto.


Wait a minute, I thought stupid hipsters were the one demographic that Beto already had locked down?
 
2021-11-29 12:33:01 AM  

Redh8t: Interesting video.
He's testing the waters. Why else would he have the Texas and American flags in the background?
It's obvious he wants to move in that direction. Just needs a few more years to change the perceived 'Playboy' persona into a serious politician.
In many of his interviews he comes across as a genuinely kind person, with a true zeal to experience all that life has to offer. An almost childlike curiosity.
Considering the republican senate and house members being shat out by Texas at the moment, he'd be a breath of fresh air.


Knowing this country he'd run as a "centrist Democrat", win, and then set the Democratic Party back 20 years.
 
2021-11-29 1:09:09 AM  

puffy999: Redh8t: Interesting video.
He's testing the waters. Why else would he have the Texas and American flags in the background?
It's obvious he wants to move in that direction. Just needs a few more years to change the perceived 'Playboy' persona into a serious politician.
In many of his interviews he comes across as a genuinely kind person, with a true zeal to experience all that life has to offer. An almost childlike curiosity.
Considering the republican senate and house members being shat out by Texas at the moment, he'd be a breath of fresh air.

Knowing this country he'd run as a "centrist Democrat", win, and then set the Democratic Party back 20 years.


It wouldn't really matter which party platform he ran on.
If he actually won, and then attempted to introduce any type of "liberal" policies. The republican majority Senate, and House, would abort it.
 
2021-11-29 1:12:30 AM  

Redh8t: puffy999: Redh8t: Interesting video.
He's testing the waters. Why else would he have the Texas and American flags in the background?
It's obvious he wants to move in that direction. Just needs a few more years to change the perceived 'Playboy' persona into a serious politician.
In many of his interviews he comes across as a genuinely kind person, with a true zeal to experience all that life has to offer. An almost childlike curiosity.
Considering the republican senate and house members being shat out by Texas at the moment, he'd be a breath of fresh air.

Knowing this country he'd run as a "centrist Democrat", win, and then set the Democratic Party back 20 years.

It wouldn't really matter which party platform he ran on.
If he actually won, and then attempted to introduce any type of "liberal" policies. The republican majority Senate, and House, would abort it.


Yeah, but if he were a Democrat they'd salt the earth. If he were a Republican they'd just replace him.

See: Manchin in West Virginia... people keep saying Democrats can never win there without him... they won there up until about20 years ago ffs. He's single-handedly ended all hope for the state to elect anyone pragmatic or left-wing of him in my lifetime.
 
2021-11-29 1:21:38 AM  

Ass_Master_Flash: Good. Its not a popularity contest


An election is literally a popularity contest.
 
2021-11-29 1:23:59 AM  
oh good,he'll have more time to spend with right wing assholes like Jordan Peteson and Joe Rogan.
 
2021-11-29 1:29:41 AM  

Naido: tudorgurl: Good. Hopefully, the stupid hipsters will shut the fark up about it now and start backing Beto.

Wait a minute, I thought stupid hipsters were the one demographic that Beto already had locked down?


No, you're thinking of people who use question marks correctly.
 
2021-11-29 1:37:01 AM  
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2021-11-29 1:42:57 AM  
No ones gonna say it? >sigh< okay...

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2021-11-29 1:50:12 AM  

puffy999: Redh8t: puffy999: Redh8t: Interesting video.

He's testing the waters. Why else would he have the Texas and American flags in the background?
It's obvious he wants to move in that direction. Just needs a few more years to change the perceived 'Playboy' persona into a serious politician.
In many of his interviews he comes across as a genuinely kind person, with a true zeal to experience all that life has to offer. An almost childlike curiosity.
Considering the republican senate and house members being shat out by Texas at the moment, he'd be a breath of fresh air.

Knowing this country he'd run as a "centrist Democrat", win, and then set the Democratic Party back 20 years.

It wouldn't really matter which party platform he ran on.
If he actually won, and then attempted to introduce any type of "liberal" policies. The republican majority Senate, and House, would abort it.

Yeah, but if he were a Democrat they'd salt the earth. If he were a Republican they'd just replace him.

See: Manchin in West Virginia... people keep saying Democrats can never win there without him... they won there up until about20 years ago ffs. He's single-handedly ended all hope for the state to elect anyone pragmatic or left-wing of him in my lifetime.


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2021-11-29 1:52:11 AM  

puffy999: See: Manchin in West Virginia... people keep saying Democrats can never win there without him... they won there up until about20 years ago ffs.


You mean Robert Byrd and Jay Rockefeller? Not really  left progressive voices. Byrd was pretty right on his voting record and Rockefellar was an ex-republican
 
2021-11-29 1:54:41 AM  

Corvus: You mean Robert Byrd and Jay Rockefeller? Not really  left progressive voices. Byrd was pretty right on his voting record and Rockefellar was an ex-republican


Eh, the dream of a progressive Democratic party is dead. I'm just hoping for *slightly* left of Manchin.
 
2021-11-29 1:56:29 AM  
He prob saw the fark thread on this and decided not to.
 
2021-11-29 2:00:31 AM  
As weak as the office of governor is in Texas, it would be nice to see someone other than a hardcore Republican take that seat for the first time since.. 1995.

McConaughey was an interesting alternative to the parade of fascists that have sat in the chair for most of my life. Would he be a good governor? Hell no. Could he be anywhere near as evil as his predecessors? God no.

Now that O'Rourke is finally interested in the office, there's a ray of hope. Even so, I think someone like McConaughey, had he not run as independent, could have run a better race than the limp-wristed also-rans that were annihilated by dipshiats like Rick Perry and George W Bush.

Given the usual refrain of "anyone but a Republican" in this comments section, I am surprised that there's no recognition of the desperation of the state during this century. No one was sure of who he'd appeal to, or how he'd campaign, but had he won, he would have been a refreshing drink of toilet water after a quarter-century of drinking bloody piss.
 
2021-11-29 2:02:02 AM  
The Texas gubernatorial race began to draw national attention in earnest earlier this month when Beto O'Rourke, the former Texas congressman who ran unsuccessfully for the US Senate in 2018 and the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, launched his campaign, which many Democrats in the state had identified as the party's only chance of denying Republican Gov. Greg Abbott a third term.

Dear God, the Democrats are in worse shape than I thought.
 
2021-11-29 2:07:37 AM  

moothemagiccow: Given the usual refrain of "anyone but a Republican" in this comments section, I am surprised that there's no recognition of the desperation of the state during this century


Oh, no, we all recognize it.

But it's kinda like saying "raping people is bad" or "get your vaccines." Most of us *thought* shiat like that didn't need to actually be said anymore, we assumed it was just understood.
 
2021-11-29 2:08:02 AM  

covfefe: Ass_Master_Flash: Good. Its not a popularity contest

An election is literally a popularity contest.


What I think was meant was that we shouldn't vote for someone just because we know their name.  Not knocking him, but how well was that choice for Jesse "The Governing Body" Ventura in Minnesota?
 
2021-11-29 2:11:15 AM  
Beto seems to be... Loaded Nachos without the guacamole.
 
2021-11-29 2:21:19 AM  
Dude declared himself to be "folksy" at one point in that article.  Isn't that a dogwhistle? I seem to recall it was but then again there have been so many it's hard to keep track.
 
2021-11-29 2:44:34 AM  

Smoking GNU: He prob saw the fark thread on this and decided not to.


Ya know, that is a very real possibility.

/anything is possible within the realm of probabilities
 
2021-11-29 2:59:58 AM  

puffy999: moothemagiccow: Given the usual refrain of "anyone but a Republican" in this comments section, I am surprised that there's no recognition of the desperation of the state during this century

Oh, no, we all recognize it.

But it's kinda like saying "raping people is bad" or "get your vaccines." Most of us *thought* shiat like that didn't need to actually be said anymore, we assumed it was just understood.


Boy were we surprised.
 
2021-11-29 3:42:34 AM  

puffy999: moothemagiccow: Given the usual refrain of "anyone but a Republican" in this comments section, I am surprised that there's no recognition of the desperation of the state during this century

Oh, no, we all recognize it.

But it's kinda like saying "raping people is bad" or "get your vaccines." Most of us *thought* shiat like that didn't need to actually be said anymore, we assumed it was just understood.


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2021-11-29 4:46:12 AM  
I read this as "I came to my senses and realized that, in the current toxic political environment, this would be extremely unfun and hard on my family. Not to mention the impact on my hobbies like playing the bongo drums in the nude."

Politics is not something you wish for nice people these days  You need the steel of a Margaret Thatcher or the ability to work both sides of the street like Bill Clinton or Teddy Kennedy, to play this game.
 
2021-11-29 7:07:35 AM  

bluorangefyre: covfefe: Ass_Master_Flash: Good. Its not a popularity contest

An election is literally a popularity contest.

What I think was meant was that we shouldn't vote for someone just because we know their name.  Not knocking him, but how well was that choice for Jesse "The Governing Body" Ventura in Minnesota?


Well, Minnesota's other options were Fran Tarkenton's corpse and that blue ox statue that was in Fargo.
 
2021-11-29 7:26:49 AM  

Smoking GNU: He prob saw the fark thread on this and decided not to.


He definitely listened to people who said "This would be a really bad idea with no positive benefit for you."

There was literally no benefit for him here. He'd piss off both groups of voters because he would not be full MAGA and he would be mushy on everything else.

He's an investor now as well as an actor. His job is making a ton of money for himself and others. Guaranteed they did a cost benefit and said, yeah this is a bad idea.

I'm glad he did. He can now keep being the wacky guy from Austin.
 
2021-11-29 7:38:39 AM  
He's too lazy. He realized he had to work.
 
2021-11-29 8:06:05 AM  

tudorgurl: Good. Hopefully, the stupid hipsters will shut the fark up about it now and start backing Beto.


Beto doomed any chance he has with his taking guns statements. If the democrats do not get someone else Abbot will win because of that single issue.
 
2021-11-29 8:21:35 AM  

Animatronik: I read this as "I came to my senses and realized that, in the current toxic political environment, this would be extremely unfun and hard on my family. Not to mention the impact on my hobbies like playing the bongo drums in the nude."

Politics is not something you wish for nice people these days  You need the steel of a Margaret Thatcher or the ability to work both sides of the street like Bill Clinton or Teddy Kennedy, to play this game.


In a state that votes for republicans just need to be an asshole that blames everything on Democrats. Has worked for the current crop of republican leaders n Texas.
 
2021-11-29 8:26:36 AM  
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2021-11-29 8:45:42 AM  

Shamwow: tudorgurl: Good. Hopefully, the stupid hipsters will shut the fark up about it now and start backing Beto.

Beto doomed any chance he has with his taking guns statements. If the democrats do not get someone else Abbot will win because of that single issue.


.....sighs.....

Yeah, probably.     Dammit.
 
2021-11-29 9:27:39 AM  
On the one hand, good, celebrities should stop running for political offices they know nothing about. On the other hand, bad, he probably had the best chance at beating Abbott.
 
2021-11-29 9:29:14 AM  

Ass_Master_Flash: Good. Its not a popularity contest


It's literally a popularity contest. It's not like candidates have to pass a test showing their knowledge of government to be able to run.
 
2021-11-29 9:31:13 AM  

tudorgurl: Good. Hopefully, the stupid hipsters will shut the fark up about it now and start backing Beto.


Beto "I want to take your guns away" O'Rourke is going to get slaughtered if he get the Dem nomination.
 
2021-11-29 9:35:40 AM  

Animatronik: I read this as "I came to my senses and realized that, in the current toxic political environment, this would be extremely unfun and hard on my family. Not to mention the impact on my hobbies like playing the bongo drums in the nude."

Politics is not something you wish for nice people these days  You need the steel of a Margaret Thatcher or the ability to work both sides of the street like Bill Clinton or Teddy Kennedy, to play this game.


Or just be a racist asshole, like most Republican politicians.
 
2021-11-29 10:14:19 AM  
Trusting what a Politician says is risky.
Trusting what an Actor says is insanity.
 
2021-11-29 10:27:19 AM  

jjorsett: The Texas gubernatorial race began to draw national attention in earnest earlier this month when Beto O'Rourke, the former Texas congressman who ran unsuccessfully for the US Senate in 2018 and the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, launched his campaign, which many Democrats in the state had identified as the party's only chance of denying Republican Gov. Greg Abbott a third term.

Dear God, the Democrats are in worse shape than I thought.


Its worse than you thought because you never have any idea what you're talking about.
 
2021-11-29 5:06:52 PM  
A recent poll showed that if McConaughey ran, he'd win easily even against Abbott. Beto would have a much tougher time of it, but if both were in the race, they'd split the "anti-Abbott" vote and Abbott definitely gets a third term.

/Of course, polls this early on aren't worth the bytes they take up on the web server.

scanman61: Shamwow: tudorgurl: Good. Hopefully, the stupid hipsters will shut the fark up about it now and start backing Beto.

Beto doomed any chance he has with his taking guns statements. If the democrats do not get someone else Abbot will win because of that single issue.

.....sighs.....

Yeah, probably.     Dammit.

Tyrone Slothrop: tudorgurl: Good. Hopefully, the stupid hipsters will shut the fark up about it now and start backing Beto.

Beto "I want to take your guns away" O'Rourke is going to get slaughtered if he get the Dem nomination.

Yep. Abbott's campaign spending would consist solely of buying airtime to run, without comment other than "I'm Governor Greg Abbott, and I approve this message," of the clip from the DNC debate where Beto said that. Of course it'd also go all over social media.

I understand why he did. El Paso had just happened and he was justifiably angry, Also, I think that was not long before he dropped out, so he may have been playing a strategic game to make himself look like the extremist and the other Democratic candidates seem maybe a bit more acceptable to right-wingers in comparison.

The fact remains that he has no chance at statewide office because he said those words on video. Not in Texass. Some other states, yes, but not in Texass.

moothemagiccow: As weak as the office of governor is in Texas, it would be nice to see someone other than a hardcore Republican take that seat for the first time since.. 1995.

McConaughey was an interesting alternative to the parade of fascists that have sat in the chair for most of my life. Would he be a good governor? Hell no. Could he be anywhere near as evil as his predecessors? God no.

Now that O'Rourke is finally interested in the office, there's a ray of hope. Even so, I think someone like McConaughey, had he not run as independent, could have run a better race than the limp-wristed also-rans that were annihilated by dipshiats like Rick Perry and George W Bush.

Given the usual refrain of "anyone but a Republican" in this comments section, I am surprised that there's no recognition of the desperation of the state during this century. No one was sure of who he'd appeal to, or how he'd campaign, but had he won, he would have been a refreshing drink of toilet water after a quarter-century of drinking bloody piss.

Waitaminnit. Anne Richards was a "limp-wristed also-ran"!?
 
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