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NowThis LiveStream of Beto O'Rourke Roundtable with Veterans in Tampa, Florida (high quality)


Beto O'Rourke's New Plan for Veterans (includes progressive "war tax" as deterrent for new wars)

"War tax" would serve two purposes...ensure veterans of new wars are cared for when they come home AND to discourage senseless, endless wars. This progressive tax would be income based and would only apply to households WITHOUT a service member or veteran. This is a great idea to discourage entering wars unless absolutely necessary to do so. This is a great plan and hopefully the media actually covers the details of the plan rather than use "war tax" to try to further unfairly criticize of completely dismiss him.



More extensive details at the link

Honoring Our Commitment

Caring For Our Nation’s Veterans

Beto's plan for honoring our veterans by investing in them at home, and ending wars abroad.

Every year, young women and men leave Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas to serve our country overseas, some sent to fight in “forever wars” that started before they were born. And every year, many others return home to an El Paso VA where they must seek care for the mental and physical trauma they have sustained.

A lifelong El Pasoan, Beto has always understood that we must pay any price, and bear any burden, to support all those who have worn the uniform and keep America safe. That is why, as soon as he became a member of the House of Representatives in 2013, he brought El Paso’s voice and values to the Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

Over his three terms in Congress, Beto did not spend a single day in the majority. And yet, he distinguished himself as a leading advocate for veterans—successfully expediting the veterans’ disability claims process, extending emergency mental health care to veterans with Other-Than-Honorable discharges, and improving the staffing and functioning at the El Paso VA facility.

These laws are already saving lives, but Beto recognizes that our work is far from done. An average of 20 veterans and servicemembers die by suicide every day. And countless veterans have come home from generations of wars, only to struggle with PTS, find themselves in the grips of addiction, or end up living on the streets.

Our country can do better. And we must.

That is why Beto is unveiling a new, comprehensive plan to improve the services we provide to veterans all across America, which he will push on Day One and beyond, with the same tenacity he did as a Member of Congress. Beto’s plan is built around a four-part framework:

1. End the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Reinvest the Savings in Veterans

2. Invest in Building a State-of-the-Art Veterans Affairs Health Care System

3. Provide All Veterans with Equal Treatment

4. Ensure Veterans Can Succeed When They Come Home

Presidential candidates energize SC Democrats but White House contest remains unchanged

Strong showings for Beto O'Rourke and Kamala Harris

Of the throng of candidates who came to South Carolina, O'Rourke may have had the best weekend.

Clyburn praised the former congressman from Texas on Friday night, saying his live-stream of a 2016 sit-in at the U.S. House of Representatives helped set the stage for the Democratic takeover of the chamber last year.

On Saturday afternoon, O'Rourke entered the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center with scores of youthful supporters chanting his name and clanging cow bells. Instead of taking the stage like other candidates, he gave his speech standing amid those supporters.

O'Rourke focused on the plight of children who have been caught up in Trump's effort to stem illegal immigration on the Mexican border.

“In my hometown of El Paso, in a border patrol detention center, there are children sleeping on cold concrete floors with aluminum foil for blankets," he said.

Allen said he heard positive reviews of the speech that Harris gave at the convention Saturday morning. A former prosecutor, she is a first-term U.S. senator from California.

"We have in this White House a president who says he wants to make America great again. But what does that mean?" Harris asked.

"Does that mean he wants to take us back to before schools were integrated? Does that mean he wants to take us back before the Voting Rights Act was enacted? Does that mean he wants to take us back before the Civil Rights Act was enacted? Does he mean he wants to take us back before Roe v. Wade was enacted?"

If someone has a link for clips of Kamala highlilghts with drumline please add it in comments!

Article Link: https://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/local/2019/06/23/presidential-hopefuls-fire-up-sc-democrats-but-contest-stays-unchanged/1510583001/

Beto's SC Convention Speech (Video Link)


His supporters coming down the escalator...


Beto supporters have descended upon the SC Convention....wow





Beto O'Rourke up next at Planned Parenthood Forum LIVE STREAM


Beto Canvasser in DEEP RED territory of Texas, Beto cleaning Trump's clock... NEW UPDATE!!

Aside from Beto O'Rourke having great plans and being the perfect candidate to inspire, motivate, unite and slap down Trump's border/immigration lies...he WILL deliver Texas!


And an update:


Third update!

Jim Clyburn gave Beto O'Rourke props tonight for something I didn't know he did until tonight

Beto is the reason the House Gun Control Sit In was livestreamed.

I found this video of Beto being interviewed about it.

If you want to watch candidates at the Fish Fry

It's on CSpan now or you can stream here https://www.cbsnews.com/live-news/jim-clyburn-fish-fry-live-stream-democratic-candidates-2020-special-exclusive-today-2019-06-21/

So Trump has been accused of rape by a writer...


A writer for Elle magazine has accused President Donald Trump of raping her about 24 years ago, and says she still has the unwashed coat she was wearing when it happened.

E. Jean Carroll, a well-known advice columnist and writer, said the assault took place at Bergdorf Goodman, a high-end department store in New York City, where Trump recognized her while shopping. Trump was married to his second wife, Marla Maples at the time and had a young daughter, Tiffany Trump, with her.

The White House and Carroll did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Newsweek. The White House called the allegations, "completely false and unrealistic" to New York. The story surfaced 25 years after the allegations, they said, and "was created simply to make the President look bad."

According to Carroll, the president recognized her as "that advice lady" and asked her to help him pick out a gift for "a girl." The pair settled on a piece of lacy lingerie and Trump asked Carroll to try it on. Carroll said she deflected the offer and told him to try it on instead. The pair then made their way to a dressing room where, Carroll alleges, Trump sexually assaulted her.

Carroll did not go to the police after the encounter, but did say she told friends, both journalists, one told her to go to the police she said and the other advised her to tell no one. Both confirmed the account to New York.

Carroll said she did not come forward earlier because "receiving death threats, being driven from my home, being dismissed, being dragged through the mud, and joining the 15 women who've come forward with credible stories about how the man grabbed, badgered, belittled, mauled, molested, and assaulted them, only to see the man turn it around, deny, threaten, and attack them, never sounded like much fun. Also, I am a coward."

Carroll also claimed that the dress she wore on the night of the encounter, "still hangs on the back of my closet door, unworn and unlaundered since that evening."
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