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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:30 PM

 

Borowitz: Beto O'Rourke Rocked by Scandal as High-School Mixtape Appears to Include REO Speedwagon

IOWA CITY, IOWA (The Borowitz Report)—The nascent Presidential campaign of Beto O’Rourke took a serious hit on Friday with the leak of a high-school-era mixtape by the candidate that included a song by REO Speedwagon.

The mixtape, which prominently featured the song “Keep on Loving You,” sent shockwaves through the O’Rourke campaign, forcing the candidate to address the controversy on the hustings.

“In my youth, I put a song on a mixtape that I deeply regret adding,” O’Rourke told a stunned crowd at an Iowa City diner. “REO Speedwagon does not represent who I am.”

The Democratic strategist Tracy Klugian cautioned that O’Rourke’s apology might not have put the mixtape scandal to rest.

“If that’s the only tape out there, then Beto moves on from this,” he said. “But if a mixtape comes out with Air Supply on it, he’s done.”
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Reply Borowitz: Beto O'Rourke Rocked by Scandal as High-School Mixtape Appears to Include REO Speedwagon (Original post)
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awesomerwb1 Friday #3
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Tetrachloride Friday #5
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pdsimdars Friday #11
geardaddy Friday #12
rickyhall Friday #15
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:33 PM

1. He's done for

 

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:36 PM

2. REO represents me and always has. I have lots of reo. That my chosen candidate

 

Would disavow a group from the past that I greatly admire, disappoints me .
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:45 PM

3. The horror!

 

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:55 PM

4. Killing in the Name of (O'Rourke)

 

Rumour- Beto listened to Rage Against The Machine.
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Response to crazytown (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 05:19 PM

18. That would be no surprise

 

since Rage Against the Machine is an iconic Gen-X band.
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:57 PM

5. no mention of Phil Collins yet

 

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Response to Tetrachloride (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 04:18 PM

13. Well I remember

 

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 02:11 PM

6. He'll ride the storm out

 

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Response to Shrek (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 04:24 PM

14. winner.

 

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 03:56 PM

7. No Devo?

 

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 04:06 PM

8. ...

 

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 04:10 PM

9. WHEW......It could be worse,....

 

Beto could have been rocking out to REO's "In your letter"!!!!



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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 04:11 PM

10. He's all out of love..

 

He's so lost without REO
He knows he was right taping that love song
He's all out of love
What is he without REO
He can't be too late
To say that he was so wrong.


Um, I don't know where the inspiration for those lines came from. And stay away from my old mixed tapes. haha
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 04:13 PM

11. More Borowitz genius!

 

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 04:17 PM

12. We used to call it REO (pronounced "Rio") Chuckwagon...

 

when I was in high school, which was during their heyday. We were the punkers in our school.
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 04:26 PM

15. I'm sorry, I don't understand, what the controversy with the song?

 

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 04:56 PM

16. Borowitz is satire...no controversy.

 

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 05:16 PM

17. Beto is a Gen-X punk rocker,

 

thus the inclusion of a mainstream rock song in his playlist would seem dorky/sellout.

It's satire.
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 06:42 PM

19. I love good satire

 

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 08:33 PM

20. Did someone say REO Speedwagon?

 

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 01:49 PM

21. LMAO! Good one!

 

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