It’s A Wrap: Beto O’Rourke Officially Drops Out of The 2020 Presidential Race

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Beto O’Rourke Calls It Quits On 2020 Presidential Race

Beto O’Rourke has officially announced he is withdrawing from the 2020 presidential race.

“Though it is difficult to accept, it is clear to me now that this campaign does not have the means to move forward successfully,” O’Rourke wrote in a statement released on social media.

He entered the race earlier this year, nearly defeating Texas incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz in the 2018 midterms but struggled to gain traction in the massive Democratic primary field.

 

On Friday, an emotional O’Rourke addressed a group of supporters after the news broke saying:

“This has been the honor of my lifetime,” he told them. “I love you all and I know that I’ll be seeing you down the road.”

Meanwhile, Cheeto In Chief (of course) reacted to the news and slammed Beto for quitting “like a dog.”

“When Beto quit like … he quit like a dog. I said, ‘See people think this is easy, this isn’t easy,’” the president said at a rally hours after O’Rourke stepped down.

“He was a nasty guy. He had a couple of policies that don’t work well in the state of Texas. He was against religion. He was against you having a gun, and he was against oil.”

SMFH!

Kamala Harris Talks Calling Out Joe Biden, Medicare For All & Trump’s Coward Behavior On ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ [Video]

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Kamala Harris has already shown she’s not afraid to come after Democrat heavyweights and she’s certainly not scurred of Trump’s burnt tangerine a$$.

The Democrat presidential candidate went on Jimmy Kimmel Live and discussed her infamous clap-back to Joe Biden during the debates, her thoughts about medicare for all, and how she believes Trump is a coward (in Water Is Wet news). Check out what she had to say below and let us know if you’re on the ‘Mala train or if you’re still weighing your options.

U.S. History: Beto O’Rourke Shares Documents Proving His Ancestors Owned Slaves

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Beto O’Rourke Posts Documents Showing His Ancestors Owned Slaves

Hey White folks of America. Just in case you need a friendly reminder, even if you consider yourself to not be racist, there’s a high chance your ancestors did some racist a$$ sh**.

You know…like own slaves.

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is letting the facts be the facts since he revealed documents that show his ancestors owned slaves.

In a Medium post, O’Rourke revealed that he and his wife are both descendants of slave owners.

“I was recently given documents showing that both Amy and I are descended from people who owned slaves,” he wrote. “Along with other possessions listed in their property log were two human beings, Rose and Eliza. A paternal great-great-great grandfather of mine, Andrew Cowan Jasper, owned these two women in the 1850s.”

O’Rourke went on to say that there are also “records showing that a maternal great-great-great grandfather, Frederick Williams, most likely owned slaves in the 1860s (‘most likely,’ because we are not certain that the Frederick Williams who is my ancestor and the Frederick Williams who owned slaves are the same person, but there’s enough circumstantial data to lead me to conclude that it’s likely).”

He continued:

“Records also showed that Amy had an ancestor who owned slaves and another who was a member of the Confederate Army.”

“Something that we’ve been thinking about and talking about in town hall meetings and out on the campaign — the legacy of slavery in the United States — now has a much more personal connection.”

“Ownership of other human beings conferred advantages not just to Andrew Jasper and Frederick Williams, but to Jasper’s and Williams’ descendants as well. They were able to build wealth on the backs and off the sweat of others, wealth that they would then be able to pass down to their children and their children’s children. In some way, and in some form, that advantage would pass through to me and my children.”

“That those enslaved Americans owned by my ancestors were denied their freedom, denied the ability to amass wealth, denied full civil rights in America after slavery also had long term repercussions for them and their descendants.”

Finally, he concluded:

“I benefit from a system that my ancestors built to favor themselves at the expense of others. That only increases the urgency I feel to help change this country so that it works for those who have been locked-out of — or locked-up in — this system.”

“As a person, as a candidate for the office of the Presidency, I will do everything I can to deliver on this responsibility.”

“In addition to making significant changes to education policy (immediately address $23 billion in underfunding for minority-majority public schools), economic policy (ensuring equal pay, deploying capital to minority- and women-owned businesses, $25 billion in government procurement to these same businesses), healthcare (universal healthcare and home health visits to women of color to reverse trend in maternal and infant mortality) and criminal justice (police accountability, ending the drug war, and expunging arrest records for nonviolent drug crimes), I will continue to support reparations, beginning with an important national conversation on slavery and racial injustice.”

What ya’ll think?

Is this the 2020 president? Let us know your thoughts!

No Chill: Protester Rushes Stage & Grabs Mic From Kamala Harris At San Franciso Forum [Video]

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Protester Interrupts Kamala Harris At MoveOn’s Big Ideas Forum

Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris barely got a chance to answer a question this weekend before she was interrupted by a protestor.

According to CBS News, the whole incident went down on Saturday at MoveOn’s Big Ideas Forum in San Francisco. Harris was onstage discussing one of her “big ideas,” which involves ending the gender pay gap. The moderator was just about to ask her a question when a man rushed the stage and took Harris’ mic from her hand. He said he wanted to bring “attention for a much bigger idea” before he was taken offstage. Harris’ husband, Doug Emhoff, even intervened with the protester to send him on his way.

Kamala eventually returned to the stage after chants of “Kamala back!” and she resumed answering questions.

Peep the clip for yourself below.

 

The protestor was identified as Aidan Cook by the animal rights organization Direct Action Everywhere (DxE), who released a press statement shortly after the chaos.

Many people were outraged by the incident, especially since the man took up time from a Black woman candidate in the middle of an equal pay discussion.

“A white dude rushing the stage and grabbing the mic from a WOC, while she’s speaking about the gender pay gap, and then being escorted away without being charged with anything feels like a short play written to raise awareness about mansplaining and white male privilege,” wrote one @OhNoSheTwitnt.

 

MoveOn commented on the incident, tweeting, “We sincerely regret that a protestor was able to gain access to the stage at our forum today & we apologize to Sen. @KamalaHarris.”

 

Kamala’s husband, Emhoff, also responded to the altercation, tweeting, “Thx for all the kind notes. We are good. I love ⁦@KamalaHarris⁩ and would do anything for her.”

 

Surely, this won’t be the last controversial protest as the 2020 presidential election continues to get more and more heated.

Keeping Kountries Kaucasion: Former Maine Governor Defends Electoral College For Keeping White People In Power

Gov. LePage brings his town hall tour to Portland
Gov. LePage brings his town hall tour to Portland

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His Comments Come In The Midst Of A National Debate About The Election System

One racist a$$ FORMER Maine governor told us how he really felt when it came to the Electoral College, proving the whole system smells of racism.

According to the New York Daily News, Paul LePage (who left office last month) did an interview with a WVOM radio show. When he was asked about abolishing the electoral college, the system used to elect presidents, he said, “What would happen if they do what they say they’re gonna do is white people will not have anything to say.”

The 70-year-old Republican continued, “It’s only going to be the minorities that would elect.” 

LePage further said making every vote equal would give too much power to states like “California, Texas and Florida,” where larger populations of people live.

LePage served two terms as Maine’s governor and in his last year, he earned one of the highest disapproval ratings among the governor’s across the country.

LePage’s racist, white supremacist sentiments date back to 2016 when he called Latinx people the “enemy” during a press conference when he was responding to a homophobic statement he made. “The enemy right now, the overwhelming majority of people coming in are people of color or people of Hispanic origin,” he said.

Earlier that year, he complained that “guys by the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty” come to Maine from New York and Connecticut to sell drugs and “half the time they impregnate a young, white girl before they leave.”

So he’s like deep racist.

LePage’s current comments come in the midst of a Maine proposal to elect U.S. presidents via a popular vote rather than through the Electoral College. It will be considered by the Maine legislature on March 1.

LePage argued the bill was “insane” and worried that white people, who make up more than 60% of the U.S. population and have accounted for all but one of the nation’s presidents, are “gonna be forgotten people.”

Meanwhile, critics like Ohio Sen. Vernon Sykes say the Electoral College marginalizes Black voters.

“(We have) an Electoral College that says to this entire voting block of people, ‘You all are voting in high numbers, high turnout across the board… But in the end, that does not matter because we’ll have this elector, maybe they’ll do what you’ve done, maybe they won’t,’” he told PBS.

A nationwide proposal called the National Popular Vote initiative has the approval of 12 states accounting for 172 electoral votes. It can’t be enacted until states with a combined 270 electoral votes agree that everyone’s voter ballot should be counted equally.

There have been four instances in U.S. history when people voted for one candidate, yet the Electoral College selected another. Each instance benefited Republicans. Only one in the past three U.S. presidents came into office by securing the popular vote and it was Barack Obama in 2008.

Our current Commander-in-Cheeto, President Trump lost the popular vote to Hilary Clinton by almost 3 million ballots in 2016, however, he received 304 electoral votes to her 227.

Keeping Kountries Kaucasion: Former Maine Governor Defends Electoral College For Keeping White People In Power

Gov. LePage brings his town hall tour to Portland
Gov. LePage brings his town hall tour to Portland

Source: Portland Press Herald / Getty

His Comments Come In The Midst Of A National Debate About The Election System

One racist a$$ FORMER Maine governor told us how he really felt when it came to the Electoral College, proving the whole system smells of racism.

According to the New York Daily News, Paul LePage (who left office last month) did an interview with a WVOM radio show. When he was asked about abolishing the electoral college, the system used to elect presidents, he said, “What would happen if they do what they say they’re gonna do is white people will not have anything to say.”

The 70-year-old Republican continued, “It’s only going to be the minorities that would elect.” 

LePage further said making every vote equal would give too much power to states like “California, Texas and Florida,” where larger populations of people live.

LePage served two terms as Maine’s governor and in his last year, he earned one of the highest disapproval ratings among the governor’s across the country.

LePage’s racist, white supremacist sentiments date back to 2016 when he called Latinx people the “enemy” during a press conference when he was responding to a homophobic statement he made. “The enemy right now, the overwhelming majority of people coming in are people of color or people of Hispanic origin,” he said.

Earlier that year, he complained that “guys by the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty” come to Maine from New York and Connecticut to sell drugs and “half the time they impregnate a young, white girl before they leave.”

So he’s like deep racist.

LePage’s current comments come in the midst of a Maine proposal to elect U.S. presidents via a popular vote rather than through the Electoral College. It will be considered by the Maine legislature on March 1.

LePage argued the bill was “insane” and worried that white people, who make up more than 60% of the U.S. population and have accounted for all but one of the nation’s presidents, are “gonna be forgotten people.”

Meanwhile, critics like Ohio Sen. Vernon Sykes say the Electoral College marginalizes Black voters.

“(We have) an Electoral College that says to this entire voting block of people, ‘You all are voting in high numbers, high turnout across the board… But in the end, that does not matter because we’ll have this elector, maybe they’ll do what you’ve done, maybe they won’t,’” he told PBS.

A nationwide proposal called the National Popular Vote initiative has the approval of 12 states accounting for 172 electoral votes. It can’t be enacted until states with a combined 270 electoral votes agree that everyone’s voter ballot should be counted equally.

There have been four instances in U.S. history when people voted for one candidate, yet the Electoral College selected another. Each instance benefited Republicans. Only one in the past three U.S. presidents came into office by securing the popular vote and it was Barack Obama in 2008.

Our current Commander-in-Cheeto, President Trump lost the popular vote to Hilary Clinton by almost 3 million ballots in 2016, however, he received 304 electoral votes to her 227.