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Mon May 27, 2019, 02:09 PM

 

Beto O'Rourke has always been a devoted champion of Veterans, and on Memorial Day...

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If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Beto O'Rourke

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Reply Beto O'Rourke has always been a devoted champion of Veterans, and on Memorial Day... (Original post)
Indygram May 27 OP
Iliyah May 27 #1
dalton99a May 27 #2
Indygram May 27 #8
MustLoveBeagles May 27 #10
Indygram May 27 #12
MustLoveBeagles May 27 #15
Indygram May 28 #17
left-of-center2012 May 27 #3
JI7 May 27 #4
dalton99a May 27 #5
left-of-center2012 May 27 #6
Indygram May 27 #9
MustLoveBeagles May 27 #11
Indygram May 27 #13
MustLoveBeagles May 27 #14
Indygram May 27 #16
Indygram May 27 #7

Response to Indygram (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 02:37 PM

1. K & R

 

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Response to Indygram (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 03:42 PM

2. And time to put to bed another Pants on Fire lie:

 

https://www.politifact.com/facebook-fact-checks/statements/2019/feb/14/viral-image/no-beto-orourke-didnt-dismiss-veterans-and-elderly/
No, Beto O'Rourke did not dismiss veterans and the elderly
By Ciara O'Rourke on Thursday, February 14th, 2019 at 12:38 p.m.

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According to ProPublica’s list of the legislation O’Rourke sponsored during 2017-2018, he backed six bills related to veterans, including the Get Veterans a Better Doctor Now Act and the Enhanced Veteran Healthcare Act of 2017.

During O’Rourke’s failed bid to oust Ted Cruz from the U.S. Senate, the Texas Tribune asked both lawmakers what three legislative accomplishments they were most proud of.

"The O’Rourke campaign passed along three measures that the El Paso Democrat saw signed into law by Trump," the Tribune reported, including two bills related to veterans and service members. "O’Rourke was the primary sponsor of the Honor our Commitment Act, which expanded mental health care through the VA to veterans with ‘other-than-honorable’ discharges from the military. The measure was included in an omnibus spending bill in March."

The Tribune notes a blog post O’Rourke wrote earlier on March 2017 describing veteran suicides.

"This figure shows an unacceptable gap in health care coverage for our nation’s most vulnerable veterans," O’Rourke said in the blog post on Medium.
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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Mon May 27, 2019, 05:29 PM

8. Yeah, the Russian bots are pushing that one a lot

 

Beto is loved and respected by veterans because he has fought hard for them. C-span has some great videos of him questioning people in committees that he has served on when in Congress. He is so knowledgeable on the issues and is very solution driven. So professional and thorough!
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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Mon May 27, 2019, 10:01 PM

10. WOW

 



The lies about him never stop do they? I know about many of the smears against him but I must have missed this one. Truly disgusting.
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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Reply #10)

Mon May 27, 2019, 11:07 PM

12. I've mostly seen it on twitter

 

There are lots of lies about him and sadly it's not only the Russian bots spreading them. Some reporters are nearly as bad...
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Response to Indygram (Reply #12)

Mon May 27, 2019, 11:42 PM

15. It's the Howard Dean treatment

 

I've seen this movie before.
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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Reply #15)

Tue May 28, 2019, 12:00 AM

17. I've heard a lot of people say the media did the same to Bill Clinton

 

But he still won.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #3)

Mon May 27, 2019, 04:45 PM

4. doesn't matter right now.

 

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #3)

Mon May 27, 2019, 04:52 PM

5. What does that have to do with support for veterans?

 



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Response to dalton99a (Reply #5)

Mon May 27, 2019, 09:09 PM

9. It had nothing to do with the subject of the thread

 

yet sounded so familiar.
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Response to Indygram (Reply #9)

Mon May 27, 2019, 10:06 PM

11. Thanks for the clip

 

Dare I ask what happened to cause so many deleted posts? Sorry, I'm nosy.
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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Reply #11)

Mon May 27, 2019, 11:31 PM

13. It was just the usual off topic digs made at Beto

 

I replied and the other person deleted their posts. When I noticed that they had deleted their posts I deleted my reply to them in part because it didn't make sense without the comment I was replying to. I am also highly suspicious of the intentions of anyone who comes onto a thread about a candidate they clearly do NOT like just to make off topic posts that are obviously intended to instigate a negative reaction. That's a common method used to try to get people banned from discussion forums, and is frequently a coordinated effort. So that is why my comment is self-deleted. I suspect the other person deleted theirs out of fear of being reported for attacking/bashing candidates or disrupting a thread or whatever else one might get reported for in such a situation, but I don't really know.
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Response to Indygram (Reply #13)

Mon May 27, 2019, 11:41 PM

14. Okay, thanks

 



I was just wondering. I've been critical of other candidates but I've never made personal attacks on them. I've never tried to derail threads either. I just don't see the point of doing those things.
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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Reply #14)

Mon May 27, 2019, 11:50 PM

16. No problem

 

There is nothing wrong with discussing a topic and disagreeing with a candidate or not liking something they do or say and talking about it on a thread about that issue. I welcome that kind of discussion.
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