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Beto still beating Trump in Texas & 49.1% support for mandatory buybacks vs 28.5% oppose

https://twitter.com/robsfriedlander/status/1174711227181723649?s=20


Looking at the www.uttyler.edu/... [pdf], the breakdown on mandatory buyback was 33.4% strongly support, 15.7% support, 17.6% neutral, 8.7% oppose, 19.8% strongly oppose, 4.8% aren't sure. So net 49.1% support, 28.5% oppose.

Response from many Texas Leaders :"Let us be clear: Texans want Beto O'Rourke in the White House

https://twitter.com/PatrickSvitek/status/1165295071081697281?s=20

" Beto’s popularity with swing voters makes him not just the ideal presidential candidate for Texas, but for the critical battlegrounds of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Florida. With Beto's energy at the top of the ticket in Texas in 2018, we flipped two congressional seats, two state Senate seats, 12 state House seats, and dozens of local and judicial seats across Texas. Imagine what he would do at the top of the Democratic ticket across the country.

The very fact that Beto remains popular across party lines, while never shrinking from divisive issues — is exactly what makes him the ideal leader for our country in this moment. Beto does the hard work of bringing people together.

So let us be clear: Texans want Beto O’Rourke in the White House. With him at the top of the ticket, we can finally turn Texas blue and, in doing so, guarantee that Donald Trump never darkens our doorstep again."

Philadelphia Inquirer article on Beto

this article discusses the similarities of Beto's campaign with the movie Bulworth in which a politician starts speaking truth.

https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/beto-o-rourke-2020-presidential-campaign-emotion-el-paso-shooting-20190822.html

"For my entire adult lifetime — since not voting for Ronald Reagan in my first election in 1980 — American voters on the left and center-left have too often been left cold by a Democratic Party establishment and its strange conventions that fail to connect with the emotion and, too often, the raw anger of our times. And that was before Donald Trump seized the White House with racist and xenophobic demagoguery."

and closing with "People are mad as hell and Beto is the one who’s chugging from the steel flask of truth and putting it all out there right at the moment we need to hear it. There’s plenty of time to fret about what that means for an election that won’t happen for 15 months."

Beto's speech at Arkansas Clinton dinner-now at 2.1 MILLION views

here is the clip that has gone viral
https://twitter.com/THV11/status/1163169003084365829?s=20

And here is the entire speech (about 30 minutes)


Beto smacks down NRA on Twitter

On a day where Beto goes to an Arkansas Gun Show to share his gun control plan and bring some from the other side into the light and then gives a rousing speech at a Moms Demand Rally, Beto tops off the day with this response to the NRA

https://twitter.com/BetoORourke/status/1162860632682745856?s=20

Beto at Moms Demand Rally in Arkansas https://twitter.com/susiedrapes/status/1162844468262899712?s=20

Beto at Arkansas gun show: https://twitter.com/TVietor08/status/1162782583995822080?s=20
https://twitter.com/BetoORourke/status/1162786416004411392?s=20

https://twitter.com/BetoORourke/status/1162793524913430528?s=20

Beto can really bring it against Republican "values" using the moral highground

Today and yesterday reminded me just how good Beto is on speaking from the high ground on moral issues.

Beto is not a great candidate to attack other Democrats on a debate stage--but I, at least, don't want that. He does shine when he makes the case against Republicans on issues like race, police violence, and gun control.

For those who haven't seen it, here is a video of Beto bringing it to church (literally) on police violence.



And below is the response on the NFL that became a viral sensation. This question was asked by a Ted Cruz supporter hoping to trip Beto up. At the time most Democratic politicians in blue states were staying pretty quiet on this--Beto is really, really good about speaking his beliefs no matter what the audience. At the time, Texas was considered ruby red--now, the latest poll has Beto beating Trump by 11 in Texas which is entirely believable with presidential year turnout.

Daily Show debate recap analysis

Enjoy!




USA Today debate recap article-very different take than DU

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2019/06/26/democratic-debate-2019-top-moments-cory-booker-elizabeth-warren/1578101001/

USA today reaches millions of readers, many of whom may not have bothered to watch the debate. Beto actually got the most coverage and since the exchanges were quoted verbatim, he came across a lot better than his attackers did.

What song best fits your candidate?

I started a thread earlier today about Jesse Colin Young of the Youngbloods opened a Beto event this week and how I thought the lyrics (chorus especially) to "Get Together" were such a good fit for Beto.

I thought it would be fun to broaden this and bring some positive musical energy to our discussion of candidates. The last week has not always been so positive on DU so maybe this will give a lighthearted break to the other threads.

What song do you dream about playing in the background as your candidate takes the stage? What song would you like to rock out to on your headphones as you go house to house (far distance houses, lol) canvassing for your candidate?

Here are the lyrics to the chorus of "Get Together" that I mentioned as a good fit for Beto:

"Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now"

And of course I can't talk songs and Beto without mentioning the song Willie Nelson wrote for Beto, "Vote 'Em Out". Willie just recently confirmed his continued endorsement of Beto but these lyrics will apply to whoever ends up as the nominee against Trump and the Republicans:
"Vote 'Em Out"

If you don't like who's in there, vote 'em out
That's what Election Day is all about
The biggest gun we've got
Is called "the ballot box"
So if you don't like who's in there, vote 'em out

Vote 'em out (vote 'em out)
Vote 'em out (vote 'em out)
And when they're gone we'll sing and dance and shout
Bring some new ones in
And we'll start that show again
And if you don't like who's in there, vote 'em out

If it's a bunch of clowns you voted in
Election Day is comin' 'round again
If you don't like it now
If it's more than you'll allow
If you don't like who's in there, vote 'em out

Vote 'em out (vote 'em out)
Vote 'em out (vote 'em out)
And when they're gone we'll sing and dance and shout
Bring some new ones in
And we'll start the show again
And if you don't like who's in there, vote 'em out

Vote 'em out (vote 'em out)
Vote 'em out (vote 'em out)
That's what Election Day is all about
The biggest gun we've got
Is called "the ballot box"
So if you don't like who's in there, vote 'em out
If you don't like who's in there, well vote 'em out"

And a link to Willie's studio version of this song https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/willie-nelsons-studio-version-vote-em-out-736172/

Now let's hear from you about songs for your candidate ...

Jesse Collin Young sang his famous "Get Together" song at campaign event

He endorsed Beto this week and came to one of his campaign events to open the event. I always knew and liked the song, but didn't know the singer or his band, The Youngbloods. The chorus especially is a perfect fit for Beto and a good counter to Trump!

Lyrics:Get Together byThe Youngbloods

Love is but a song to sing
Fear's the way we die
You can make the mountains ring
Or make the angels cry
Though the bird is on the wing
And you may not know why

Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now

Some may come and some may go
We shall surely pass
When the one that left us here
Returns for us at last
We are but a moment's sunlight
Fading in the

Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now

Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now

Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now

If you hear the song I sing
You will understand (listen!)
You hold…

Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now

Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now

I said, come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now
Right now
Right now
Source: LyricFind
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