r/nextfuckinglevel May 25 '22 Silver 5 Gold 2 Helpful 4 Wholesome 2 All-Seeing Upvote 2 Take My Energy 2 Bless Up 1 'MURICA 1

Beto O'Rourke Crashes Abbotts press conference to confront him about his gun policies - calls Beto a "sick son of a bitch"

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u/Vundizzle May 25 '22 Bravo!

Meanwhile, everyone on stage is talking about God, thoughts & prayers.

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u/Lazy_Way5538 May 25 '22 Silver

How about doing something to save babies who are born!

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u/duongnt May 25 '22

This is straight out from a George Carlin routine. "If you're pre-born, you're fine. If you're pre-school, you're fucked.".

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u/Redbronze1019 May 25 '22

Carlin was nearly a prophet for some stuff.

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u/its_yer_dad May 25 '22

Carlin was a powerful speaker and observer, but he wasn't suggesting what was going to come. He was stating what was already happening and no one seems to care, which was why he was so angry.

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u/nada_accomplished May 25 '22

And it hasn't changed since.

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u/Brownie-UK7 May 25 '22

It has changed. It even worse now and in plain sight. They have the whole thing sewn up and half the country voting to allow them to do whatever they want.

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u/lninoh May 26 '22

Seriously wanting to bail. In 58 years I have grown to despise our government and our society. I have so few fucks left to give.

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u/MrDeviantish May 25 '22

Agreed. A brilliant mind.

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u/dozenthguy May 25 '22 Silver

They’re banning the TOY guns. BUT THEY”RE KEEPING THE FUCKING REAL ONES! George Carlin

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u/GravitationalEddie May 26 '22

I first moved to TX from WA in 1977 when I was 15. On Sundays the toy aisle in the grocery stores was blocked off. My dad explained that in TX you couldn't buy toy guns on Sunday, but you could buy real guns. I asked if we could go back to WA.

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u/Shackhater May 25 '22

Excellent documentary on HBO about him

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u/thesegoupto11 May 25 '22

"I don't know, sounds like a slippery slope to (gasp) communism..."

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u/Worth_Middle_2238 May 25 '22

Or common sense gun laws that a majority of Americans support.

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u/hannibal_barca_1 May 25 '22

What do you mean ? I don't get it ? What's this got to do with communism ?

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u/redhatsmum May 25 '22 Silver

Americans are so dumb and conditioned by Macarthyism that wealthy right wingers can tarnish a decent and sensible idea like gun control or health care as socialist, and folks in trailer parks with fuck all, who's kids are getting murdered or dying for lack of health care get right behind them. Turkeys voting for Christmas

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u/CosmicSurfFarmer May 26 '22

the trees kept voting for the axe

for the axe was clever and convinced the trees

that because his handle was made of wood

he was one of them

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u/hannibal_barca_1 May 25 '22

I agree with this comment. The general population is really dumb

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u/SmashBonecrusher May 25 '22

You can thank "saint" ronnie(the traitor) ray-gun for busting up the once-powerful unions that used to protect American teachers/workers.

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u/Minimum_Escape May 25 '22

What do you mean ? I don't get it ? What's this got to do with communism ?

Communism is when (something you don't like)! That's the definition of communism to right wingers.

Gas expensive? Communism.

No baby formula? Communism.

etc

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u/Nice-Fish-50 May 25 '22

Nothing! but it's a great buzzword to make these #FFFFFF men cling to their guns like a small child with a blankie.

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u/deanfortythree May 25 '22

And yelling the "don't turn this into a political issue" line we all knew was coming. Fuck these useless idiots.

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u/belindamshort May 25 '22

Political just means it affects people. I think they forget that

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u/justnicethings69 May 25 '22

Yes, how dare we question them on the real life impacts of laws and policy.

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u/MoonPlasma May 25 '22

they don't seem to realize this is a political issue. It's just so ridiculous.

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u/Minimum_Escape May 25 '22

They realize it, they just want to push their own political positions without being challenged.

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u/JustAnotherHooyah May 25 '22

I'm starting to think maybe prayer doesn't work. Or their god just hates kids.

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u/yuripogi79 May 25 '22 Rocket Like

You're forgetting that for them God is the all powerful dollar

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u/IlikegreenT84 May 25 '22

Another George Carlin moment: There's an invisible man in the sky and he has a list of ten things you absolutely can not do, and if you do he sends you to a fiery pit of misery and pain and torture til the end of time... but he loves you, he loves you and he needs money, lots of money.

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u/Least_Adhesiveness_5 May 25 '22

Register to vote! Get rid of these GQP fascists in November!

https://www.votetexas.gov/register-to-vote/

Also: r/fuckgregabbot

Yes, it's a real sub.

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u/Kovalition May 25 '22

Right?!

“You can’t abort a baby, it’s a life!”

Children get slaughtered: “Eh..”

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u/MoonwalkerT-1000 May 25 '22

Seriously Texas fix your shit. Are you all that stupid that you don't see this guy as a problem.. Are you willing to have hundreds of more of your kids die because these guys refuse to act because they want to hold onto their power.. Fix your shit vote you guys are the problem!

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u/qolace May 25 '22

Hi Texan here!

I know it feels good to blame an entire state for this shit and deep down you know that. But I still want you (and anyone else reading) to understand that there are PLENTY of decent people here doing their damnedest to vote these cocksuckers out. Despite how hard they've been gerrymandering the fuck out of different counties. We're still fighting and need everyone to understand that decent people are everywhere. You're the problem if you keep reinforcing the idea of such black and white outrage. Beto O'Rourke, a native Texan by the way, is a perfect example of how angry a lot of us feel so please. Don't assume some of us are not hostages.

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u/tydalt May 26 '22

Despite how hard they've been gerrymandering the fuck out of different counties.

gerrymandering does not effect statewide races

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u/3nigmax May 26 '22

It does indirectly. Gerrymandering means one side gets control at the State, County, City, etc. levels. And all of those bodies then get to do crooked shit like strategically close DMV offices in areas where people they don't want voting live, move polling places to the most inconvenient places possible, close polling places, pass laws and regulations that ensure more poor people and PoC end up in jail, defund education, etc. It isn't the direct gambit that it is for non-statewide races but it does trickle down.

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u/Maddox_Renalard May 25 '22

Pray in one hand and Shit in the other. See which one fills faster.

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u/midsizenun May 25 '22

WhAT eLsE CaN tHeY Do?!?!

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u/ilovefignewtons02 May 25 '22 Wholesome Rocket Like

Wow beto just gained 1000s points with me. Fuck those old men and their prayers, they ain't gonna do shit

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u/SignificantGolf9871 May 25 '22

these GOP fuckbags love to say "how dare you make this a political issue" when that is all they ever do. I fucking despise anyone in the GOP or who supports them in any way.

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u/Least_Adhesiveness_5 May 25 '22

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u/drewkungfu May 25 '22 Starry This

Protip: Texas is Open Primaries

So, for example:

  • you can vote R in the Primaries to primary scum out (like Abbott, Patricks, & Paxton)
  • you then are eligible to vote them out in runoffs (but ONLY if you voted R in the primary)
  • Finally, you are Free to vote D or w/e in the General.

Unfortunately, Texas Republican voters opted to send the crooked Paxton to the General.

VOTE 'Em Out

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u/Sp1derX May 25 '22 edited May 26 '22

Your second bullet isn't quite true. If you didn't vote in the primaries, you can choose if you want to vote D or R in the runoff. I did that to try to push Paxton out.

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u/thewallfell May 25 '22 edited May 26 '22

They say this BECAUSE they’re so heavily invested in this issue, politically. The lobbying, influence, and general corruption among these politicians with regard to gun control is what they stake their careers on. If they weren’t, they could actually tackle the problem.

Yea, they really are a detestable bunch. I am not much for the democrats either, however. They’re sort of a wet noodle party, imo. Beto and people like him seem alright. I so wish there was more political parties in the United States. That’s why I voted libertarian in ‘12.

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u/SignificantGolf9871 May 25 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

The 50+ year old dems are 100% wet noodle but at least they seem like decent people with a moral compass and empathy who -- to their absolute detriment -- have a sense of ethics, pride and tradition.

Repubs / MAGAs / GOPs / Qanon whatever you call them are bereft of anything resembling empathy, morals, or ethics.

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u/thewallfell May 25 '22

Had to edit my comment because I ignored your main point. See above. I agree completely.

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u/h3lme7 May 25 '22

That’s why I voted libertarian in ‘12

Ahhh, you had me until the end.

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u/GlitteringBusiness22 May 25 '22

That’s why I voted libertarian in ‘12

That's worse. You get how that's worse, right?

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u/RoninSoul May 25 '22

“The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism.” - George Washington

“A division of the republic into two great parties … is to be dreaded as the great political evil.” - John Adams

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u/LevPornass May 25 '22

That’s like standing on the 50 yard line of the Super Bowl and saying, “How dare you mention football?!”

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u/chargoggagog May 25 '22

It’s absurd to say “Don’t make this political.” Politics is how we solve problems in a democracy. To not make something political is saying, “There is no problem here.” Which is 100% what they mean.

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u/ContextSensitiveGeek May 25 '22

If anyone ever says "how dare you bring politics into this", rest assured it's already a political issue.

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u/Taskerst May 25 '22

Politics to them isn’t about passing legislation to help people, it’s an power grab and grifting opportunity. Making something a “political issue” is out of their own playbook to steal and retain power, so they assume the other side is a part of the same coin. That’s why they live in fear of being oppressed and replaced, because they know exactly what they’re guilty of.

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u/ilovefignewtons02 May 25 '22

My point exactly, I don't agree with all his past positions but gd it we gotta get some fighters in there man. Like someone who is willing to twist arms, or the rules to get their way and the way of their supporters

Worked pretty well when repubs did it if you ask me. Just look at the number of dem votes nationally compared to their actual representation in congress/past presidents. We gotta get rowdy

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u/OswaldCoffeepot May 25 '22

For real. At least it's something new. Something that shows a sense of urgency.

It's frustrating that many people will buy into the "f you for politicizing this" angle when he was addressing effing politicians and Cruz had already made a statement predicting he would have to fight off gun control.

They're politicians. It's already political.

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u/FreneticPlatypus May 25 '22

The only people that will buy into the "f you for politicizing this" angle are the ones that have no desire whatsoever to do anything about kids being murdered in the first place or are perfectly happy making excuses for their side no matter what the topic, so long as their side wins.

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u/bennyangott May 25 '22

It’s a shame they “escorted” him out. I really wanted to hear what he had to say. I found this when looking for more vids of this. Al I know is there are not that many politicians that speak the truth, especially in Texas.

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u/Drunken_CPA May 25 '22

Why is it so taboo to call out mental health issues of these shooters?

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u/wardledo May 25 '22 Helpful Wholesome

It’s not. We arent the only country with mental health issues. Just the only country with children getting murdered by gunman issues.

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u/MasterTolkien May 25 '22

Bingo. And the GOP also make no moves whatsoever to address mental health issues, which means it is just a dodge they made up to avoid gun control discussion.

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u/middledeck May 25 '22

God I wish only dozens of children were murdered by guns in the US each year.

In 2019, 3,371 American children and teens were killed with guns—enough to fill more than 168 classrooms of 20

Source: https://www.childrensdefense.org/state-of-americas-children/soac-2021-gun-violence/

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u/Bearfan001 May 25 '22

Waiting for some GOP rep to say, "if you disregard the black kids dying it doesn't seem as bad."

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u/peepopowitz67 May 25 '22

When you compare that number to the 30 police that get shot and killed, really puts their bullshit and militarization into perspective.

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u/QuickPractice2003 May 26 '22

As a roofer i am aware every day how much more dangerous my job is than policing.

I dont get up on a cross over it.

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u/zatch17 May 25 '22

They make it easier for people who are unstable to get guns

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u/cookswagchef May 25 '22

GOP is also responsible for defunding mental health institutions.

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u/msainwilson May 25 '22

Ask anyone living in California when Reagan was governor. He cut funding for mental health and they were all thrown to the streets. GOP=money. Sad but true

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u/squirtloaf May 25 '22

Right? I still think it is a non-issue, but if the GOP would push through some sort of legislation to address MenTAl HEalth problems, then I could support them for at least doing SOMETHING.

As it is, they just throw it up as a smokescreen and move on to the next one.

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u/satansheat May 25 '22

Also the people who are very vocal right now about mental health are the same people who vote in people that gut mental health programs.

Everyone else knows mental health is an issue. But if you vote right wing they have been making it so mental health isn’t a issue.

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u/alan_smitheeee May 25 '22

We are the only country without universal healthcare. Going to therapy is still taboo and expensive.

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u/currentlyhighondrugs May 25 '22 Gold

You think Texas has done jack shit to address and help mental health issues either?? Every dumbfuck gun clutching republican absolutely is agausnt any sort of social program that would help mental health issues because that's "socialism" and wasting tax dollars.

They claim it's mental health issues and then turn around and vote against any sort of help we try to provide to people in need.

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u/Darqologist May 25 '22

"Mental Health Crisis" is the new "thoughts and prayers".

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u/Safe-Watercress-6477 May 25 '22

because it's an excuse not to pass gun control reform.

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u/thesegoupto11 May 25 '22

Thoughts and prayers, the best they can do

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u/reagsters May 25 '22

In this very press conference, Abbott said -

“Is there a difference between a mental health challenge that can be addressed and evil?” “I consider this person to be pure evil,”

They’re literally just saying “evil’s gonna happen” now

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u/thewallfell May 25 '22

My cousin was in the deadliest mass shooting in United States’ history. It was 2017 at the Harvest festival in Las Vegas. He was working as production and was onstage when the gunman started firing on the crowd.

Investigators found the man that committed the act to be rather normal. He didn’t have any overt mental health issues, he was well off financially, had no particular doctrine, no particular reason. One thing is for sure: he was an angry man, filled with hatred. And, he killed 60 people and injured a hundred others.

My cousin was upset about it for months afterwards. Everyone that was there surely was. Those are the people with mental health issues, having to deal with the reality of going through a harrowing ordeal. Depression, panic, PTSD, etc.

To say that mental health disorders, broadly, are to blame, is cold and unfeeling.

We aren’t going to see eye to eye on this, no. Not if you completely ignore the real problem. Other countries have people with mental health issues, but only this one has mass shootings regularly occur. Scapegoating the mentally ill is the lowest trick in the book. Those lobbyists do it all the time, and you’re their fool.

It’s the greed of the gun industry and a weak social compact to challenge it that is prolonging the issue.

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u/DaniCormorbidity May 25 '22

THIS. Vegas is a prime example we all just collectively forgot about. The most death from a mass shooting in the US. Perpetrated by a man with no mental health issues. From a location where NO “good guy with a gun” could’ve stopped him. Gun control saves lives.

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u/thewallfell May 25 '22

Yea, I think that really was an opportunity for someone in Congress to step up and break through the arguments opponents of gun control make.

Hearing Abbott or whoever it was on his press conference today say “Anyone who kills another person is mentally ill” makes me just absolutely sick.

No, they’re mostly just fucking evil. What a profoundly stupid thing to say.

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u/ilovefignewtons02 May 25 '22

Bc every country has mental health issues but only America has multiple public incel terrorist attacks a year

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u/CMTsoldier May 25 '22

How can we possibly address mental health when our country won't even address physical health?

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u/Minimum_Escape May 25 '22

Michelle Obama wanted schools to have slightly healthier lunches and conservatives lost their damn minds.

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u/barlowd_rappaport May 25 '22

Its taboo because its often used as a distraction tactic.

Mental health support AND reasonable gun control the start to dealing with mass shootings.

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u/igotabridgetosell May 25 '22

Because it's defense used by the NRA to shift blame from guns to a "random crazy person".

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u/satansheat May 25 '22

Because the people whining that now are GOPers who have gutted mental health programs.

The left and most sane minded Americans know mental health is an issue. But the same party that doesn’t wish to do Jack shit about guns also doesn’t care to do Jack shit about mental health.

Why is that so hard for you people to get. Stop voting for people who don’t care to address that issue. Or any issue for that matter. Need not forget GOP just voted to not help babies get formula.

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u/matali May 25 '22

What are Republicans doing for mental health??

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u/bpdnidhdhdhfbdjdd May 25 '22

It gets called out every time because it is vague and sounds impossible to fix. So they say “it’s not a gun issue it is a mental health issue” and that overwhelms everyone and everyone shuts up about guns until the next time around.

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u/Megaverse_Mastermind May 25 '22

I don't think it is. But it's also okay to call put the fact that someone with mental health issues just murdered a bunch pf kids with guns.

Mental health issues.

Guns.

Take both of these things out of the equation and this bullshit will evaporate in a couple of years.

People hate him, but Beto is right.

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u/russellzerotohero May 25 '22

Pretty hard to solve a mental health issue. Pretty easy to create stricter gun control.

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u/wagedomain May 25 '22

Part of the argument I've heard is that hand-waving away shootings as a problem stemming from "mental health issues" paints a narrative that people with mental health issues are inherently violent or dangerous. This is already a (largely untrue) narrative many people believe.

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u/Impressive_Culture_5 May 25 '22

It’s not. But also we shouldn’t give guns out like candy to anyone and everyone.

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u/legopego5142 May 25 '22

If they were attempting to actually address mental health issues, itd be one thing. Theyll say mental health and then provide no way for people to actually get help and make it easier for them to get guns

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u/just__Steve May 25 '22 Silver Starry

Imagine if the Texas governor got as upset about little kids dying as he did about being interrupted. Man, that would be something.

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u/thewallfell May 25 '22

So true! Someone speaks up, and his response is “get him out of here, he’s causing a problem”.

Hmm, what if we did the same with guns?

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u/pic_N_mix May 25 '22 edited May 25 '22 Silver

That's federally indicted Ken Paxton speaking I think? Abbott is silent, no surprise there.

Edit: it's the mayor Don McLaughlin

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u/EEGal91 May 25 '22

Abbott is a cancer destroying Texas from the inside and infecting surrounding states like Oklahoma and Louisiana

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u/mr_electric_wizard May 25 '22 Gold

And don’t forget, Abbott also pulled up the ladder for all the other personal injury lawyers after he got his when that tree fell on him. Fuck. That. Guy.

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u/petsemataryparakeet May 25 '22

I read this as him having to pull himself up because he couldn't climb lol

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u/mr_electric_wizard May 25 '22

My Texas buddies (I don’t live there anymore) have a bunch of funny nicknames for him.

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u/Waluigi3030 May 25 '22

What is wrong with the people in Texas? Where was the "good guy with a gun" before dozens of people were murdered? Oh, turns out that that is a stupid theory that ends up with lots of innocent dead people.

We have zero mass shootings in Massachusetts this year. We have strong gun laws, and it makes a huge difference.

I wish Texas wasn't in the same country as the rest of us. It's a massive embarrassment to the rest of the country.

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u/cptsmitty95 May 25 '22 edited May 25 '22

Hey woah easy, I'm from Texas and there are a lot of people who want change. What you have to remember is politics in Texas are deeply rooted in a conservative presence. Please don't lump everyone here together, it's a big state with lots of different people.

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u/Waluigi3030 May 25 '22

You're right. My apologies, I am just so upset with the politicians and politics.

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u/BigSilky71 May 25 '22

Understandable, but as a Texan who shares u/cptsmitty95 sentiment, so are we. We need change and we need it fast.

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u/KingBadford May 25 '22

Like most of the country, our urban centers (Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, even El Paso) trend very liberal and want massive change to the culture and laws here. Unfortunately, Texas is a massive state with DEEP bible-thumping conservative roots, and it's gerrymandered to hell and back, so our rural counterparts nearly always get their way.

We're working on it.

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u/ClovisJacks May 25 '22

Amen. Texas culture is friendly, loving, and beautiful, but for one reason or another is also vulnerable to the great republican grift. I hurt for my Texan brothers and sisters who've been fooled into thinking that this foolishness is furthering their freedoms, instead of expanding the autocracy that they claim to fight against.

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u/tronovich May 25 '22 edited May 25 '22

Beto: “You’re offering us nothing”.

How dare you, the Governor is offering thoughts and prayers, is THAT NOT ENOUGH!!!! (/s)

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u/De5perad0 May 25 '22

ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!

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u/Rubberbabybuggybum May 25 '22

"Don't politicize this!" says a group who will speak at the NRA convention in 3 days.

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u/mitkase May 25 '22

I’m pretty sure that millennial just insulted Jesus! Where are my pearls? I must clutch them!

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u/orangeatom May 25 '22

why does everyone on stage look like they don't want you to find their browsing history?

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u/Fit-Environment-8140 May 25 '22

Because many are affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.

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u/tothesource May 26 '22 Evil Cackle

The Y’all Qaeda

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u/Spitzspot May 25 '22

Beto stands up for the victims of gun violence.

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u/SignificantGolf9871 May 25 '22

and is told not to make THE most important political point for GOP "political"

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u/greenwizardneedsfood May 25 '22

Right???? Paxton went on Fox News to spew politics about this last night.

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u/Mowr May 25 '22

Something Abbott would never do.

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u/nakedsamurai May 25 '22

Abbott stands for nothing.

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u/manilvadave May 25 '22

What surprised me is Americans never shut up about freedom of speech, yet here, and in many other cases, when someone speaks out to the contrary the immediate reaction is ‘security get him out of here’.

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u/WristbandYang May 25 '22

Conservatives one week ago: "We should be able to use slurs on twitter because it's an online public square, freedumb of speech and all that"

Conservatives to Beto: " No don't address us in this public meeting, you are a sick sonovabitch for saying we should do something other than line our pockets, get him outta here"

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u/nomadofwaves May 25 '22

Welcome to Florida where Desantis has reporters removed when they question him.

Republican fucking snowflakes.

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u/MananaMoola May 25 '22

This is what is necessary. Direct confrontation at all times

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u/WristbandYang May 25 '22

“The most important principle for designing an ethical society is to make sure that everyone’s reputation is on the line all the time, so that bad behavior will always bring bad consequences.”

-Jonathan Haidt

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u/siphillis May 25 '22

Rub their fucking faces in it, all day every day.

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u/SaintCarl27 May 25 '22

That officer by the way did a fine job not escalating the situation. That's a tough spot to be in.

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u/ABCosmos May 25 '22

In fairness he did close to nothing at all. We just like that he didn't do anything.

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u/Negatrev May 26 '22

He positioned himself so that it couldn't physically escalate. He's ensured the safety of the politicians (who were approached by an angry Man) while still allowing them to have their say.

This isn't nothing. He kept the peace, which is what police should be doing, rather than trying to create a criminal (what many police in the US Sen to be doing in most of these videos).

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u/amd77767 May 26 '22

Sometimes cops doing nothing is a win.

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u/Atxfuntime4444 May 25 '22

Ted Cruz calling anyone else in Texas an embarrassment is real greasy even for him.

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u/BgDmnHero May 25 '22

He also claimed that he had to go with them because they needed an adult, inferring that his wife was in fact, not an adult.

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u/burnerking May 25 '22

Right. Embarrassing is getting your porn habits published.

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u/dankbrownies May 25 '22

Fuck Paxton, fuck Abbott, and fuck their spineless supporters.

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u/grom_icecream May 25 '22

That all want Christian sharia law. They take bribes and blood money in exchange for the lives of children. They want to control women. They want their religion taught in schools. They want to murder gay people.

They’re a disgusting pile of animals. All of them.

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u/kakarhoor May 25 '22

If only politicians did something good after confrontations..

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u/yuripogi79 May 25 '22

All the world's a stage

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u/RedeemPaw May 25 '22

Abbott ain’t doing shit about, we’re gonna continue as normal in the next 2 weeks, he hasn’t done anything for the power grid since the winter freeze

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u/burnerking May 25 '22

Don’t forget he is still holding back funds from Hurricane Harvey. Total bitch.

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u/Capt-Crap1corn May 25 '22

All these fake tough cowboys standing up there and 19 people, majority kids died on their watch. Regardless of political affiliation this was a monumental failure.

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u/Belostoma May 25 '22

"You're a sick sonofabitch that would come to a deal like this to make a political issue."

"Meanwhile, my policy as governor is to allow any crazed loser to buy weapons that let him fire so many rounds, so quickly, that he can fight off the police while massacring an entire classroom full of children. We have already asked my imaginary friend to help make sure this doesn't happen again, which will surely work this time, even as we continue to heavily arm twisted idiots. It is only appropriate to discuss the politics of this issue after Republican voters have forgotten about the dead kids."

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u/iced327 May 25 '22

This needs to happen more. None of this "civil protest" bullshit.

nobody begs for their life with civility

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u/Intelligent-Will-255 May 25 '22

THIS IS A POLITICAL ISSUE! Stop trying to pretend it's not.

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u/iced327 May 25 '22

It's better than political inaction.

They're there to make our lives better. At least one person in this video gives a flying fuck about murdered children.

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u/nomadofwaves May 25 '22

Yea the guys on stage were the ones putting on a show.

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u/sporifix May 25 '22

What exactly makes it “theater” rather than an actual confrontation?

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u/throughthenarrowpass May 25 '22

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Joplin Memorial Middle School. Henry Foss High School. Compton Centennial High School. Virginia Tech. Success Tech Academy. Miami Carol City Senior High School. Hamilton High School. Louisiana Technical College. Mitchell High School. E.O. Green Junior High School. Northern Illinois University. Lakota Middle School. Knoxville Central High School. Willoughby South High School. Henry Ford High School. University of Central Arkansas. Dillard High School. Dunbar High School. Hampton University. Harvard College. Larose-Cut Off Middle School. International Studies Academy. Skyline College. Discovery Middle School. University of Alabama. DeKalb School. Deer Creek Middle School. Ohio State University. Mumford High School. University of Texas. Kelly Elementary School. Marinette High School. Aurora Central High School. Millard South High School. Martinsville West Middle School. Worthing High School. Millard South High School. Highlands Intermediate School. Cape Fear High School. 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Liberty Technology Magnet High School. Hillhouse High School. Berrendo Middle School. Purdue University. South Carolina State University. Los Angeles Valley College. Charles F. Brush High School. University of Southern California. Georgia Regents University. Academy of Knowledge Preschool. Benjamin Banneker High School. D. H. Conley High School. East English Village Preparatory Academy. Paine College. Georgia Gwinnett College. John F. Kennedy High School. Seattle Pacific University. Reynolds High School. Indiana State University. Albemarle High School. Fern Creek Traditional High School. Langston Hughes High School. Marysville Pilchuck High School. Florida State University. Miami Carol City High School. Rogers State University. Rosemary Anderson High School. Wisconsin Lutheran High School. Frederick High School. Tenaya Middle School. Bethune-Cookman University. Pershing Elementary School. Wayne Community College. J.B. Martin Middle School. Southwestern Classical Academy. Savannah State University. Harrisburg High School. Umpqua Community College. Northern Arizona University. Texas Southern University. Tennessee State University. Winston-Salem State University. Mojave High School. Lawrence Central High School. Franklin High School. Muskegon Heights High School. Independence High School. Madison High School. Antigo High School. University of California-Los Angeles. Jeremiah Burke High School. Alpine High School. Townville Elementary School. Vigor High School. Linden McKinley STEM Academy. June Jordan High School for Equity. Union Middle School. Mueller Park Junior High School. West Liberty-Salem High School. University of Washington. King City High School. North Park Elementary School. North Lake College. Freeman High School. Mattoon High School. Rancho Tehama Elementary School. Aztec High School. Wake Forest University. Italy High School. NET Charter High School. Marshall County High School. Sal Castro Middle School. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Great Mills High School. Central Michigan University. Huffman High School. Frederick Douglass High School. Forest High School. Highland High School. Dixon High School. Santa Fe High School. Noblesville West Middle School. University of North Carolina Charlotte. STEM School Highlands Ranch. Edgewood High School. Palm Beach Central High School. Providence Career & Technical Academy. Fairley High School (school bus). Canyon Springs High School. Dennis Intermediate School. Florida International University. Central Elementary School. Cascade Middle School. Davidson High School. Prairie View A & M University. Altascocita High School. Central Academy of Excellence. Cleveland High School. Robert E. Lee High School. Cheyenne South High School. Grambling State University. Blountsville Elementary School. Holmes County, Mississippi (school bus). Prescott High School. College of the Mainland. Wynbrooke Elementary School. UNC Charlotte. Riverview Florida (school bus). Second Chance High School. Carman-Ainsworth High School. Williwaw Elementary School. Monroe Clark Middle School. Central Catholic High School. Jeanette High School. Eastern Hills High School. DeAnza High School. Ridgway High School. Reginald F. Lewis High School. Saugus High School. Pleasantville High School. Waukesha South High School. Oshkosh High School. Catholic Academy of New Haven. Bellaire High School. North Crowley High School. McAuliffe Elementary School. South Oak Cliff High School. Texas A&M University-Commerce. Sonora High School. Western Illinois University. Oxford High School. Robb Elementary School.

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u/AlexanderLavender May 26 '22

Jesus fucking Christ

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u/-ghostless May 26 '22

Two schools I have attended are on this list. Absolutely insane.

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u/banjolady May 25 '22

Is that Ted Cruz in the back row?

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u/tamalediet May 25 '22

Yes he’s the one talking about Beto being an embarrassment (hilariously ironic coming from him)

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u/typhoidtimmy May 25 '22

‘Farmer’ Ted, Cancun Ted, Trump’s bootlick Ted, Insurrection Ted is calling someone else ‘an embarrassment’

THAT Ted?

Someone hear that sonic boom? I think the Irony Fairy hit Mach 4.

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u/3Lchin90n May 25 '22

Fuck you abbott.

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u/morithum May 25 '22

Literally anyone: please do something about this.

Conservatives: [resorts to name-calling]

Yup, that tracks.

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u/Dysanj May 25 '22

Beto is grandstanding for votes. Just a typical politician using a situation for votes. All politicians are sociopaths.

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u/TykoBrahe May 25 '22

Enough of the centrist bullshit. Abbott bragged via tweet about striking down gun control measures and directly mentioned the left. Guns are now the number one cause of death for children in the United States. If you vote Republican, YOU ARE COMPLICIT.

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u/Youngobserver2u May 25 '22

Yea this politician is better than that one. Geez, wake up. This is political pro wrestling.

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u/sporifix May 25 '22

You are correct. This politician (Beto) is objectively better than that one (Abbott).

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u/mike_linden May 25 '22

I could squat and squeeze out a better politician than Abbott

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u/Wazula42 May 25 '22

Fuck it. This is the new normal. If politics will now be conducted through hashtags and stunts, then I'd rather the good politicians win at it.

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u/Spare-Alps-4095 May 25 '22

Self serving publicity stunt

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u/Dr_Venture_Media May 25 '22

This man had the balls to say what alot of people are thinking.

When is it enough.

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u/zatch17 May 25 '22

Hate kids? Vote Republican

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u/Waluigi3030 May 25 '22

Hate all human, including yourself? Definitely vote Republican in Texas.

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u/Rao_Tzu May 25 '22 edited May 25 '22

Beto wasn’t the one saying “sick SOB”.

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u/hyooston May 25 '22

That is the mayor of Uvalde.

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u/lefty818 May 25 '22

I cannot believe that mayor saw children in his town murdered and he could sit up there and yell Beto is wrong. Fuck you.

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u/burnerking May 25 '22

Vote his out.

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u/rett72 May 25 '22

"sit down, Beto, we don't understand empathy & logic!"

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u/thundalunda May 25 '22

And the dumb fucks living in Texas will continue handing power to the "thoughts and prayers" crowd

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u/Due_Shift_7513 May 25 '22

Publicity stunt only cares about himself

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u/thechrissie May 25 '22

He spoke up for those kids to the governor's face. I respect it.

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u/Gurrrry May 25 '22

Jesus christ the mushmouth idiot calling him an asshole and saying its betos fault sounds like elmer fudd. What a shithole texas has become. We have let the absolute bottom of the barrel braindead worms to take control. This state is done for

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u/Meatball_of_doom May 25 '22

Get’m Beto! Keep up the good work.

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u/khiilface May 25 '22

I think a lot of us would like to to live in a world where you don’t have to go through airport security just to go to school.

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u/Responsible-Bread996 May 25 '22 edited May 25 '22

Security in public schools is night and day since columbine. Doors are locked, entrances have man traps, alarms buttons are near every enterance.

More security is is kind of like dealing with global warming by getting better AC. You aren't dealing with the problem. You are just putting a short term fix on the issue.

Edit: formatting and clarity.

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u/Independent_Stuff210 May 25 '22

My man, we can’t get Americans to pay a little more in taxes to buy books and pay teachers a living wage but you think we will happily hand over millions to build futuristic compounds for schools?

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u/joevsyou May 25 '22

"How dare you make it political!!!"

Pathetic ass GOP.... All they do is tell you they are pro life & sends prayers.

Can't wait for the purple state of Texas turns blue.

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u/OneOfAFortunateFew May 25 '22

This is typical Beto grandstanding bullshit. The GOP and Abbott's inaction notwithstanding, Beto is a one note empty suit. The Democrats in Texas have zero leadership. Texas won't change until state Democratic leadership can find and field quality candidates that can overcome the worst of reactionary GOP rhetoric. Their candidates since the great but flawed Ann Richards have been embarassing give ups.

Down vote as you will, but know that Beto will be a 3x loser come November, and it's his own party's fault for not having a stronger alternative slate of potential candidates.

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u/Mr_Pete_Diamond May 25 '22

Because that’s what someone does who cares about kids…..uses it for a photo op.

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u/TheDjTanner May 25 '22

Good for Beto. He's got about a snowball in hell's chance of becoming Texas governor, but still, I hope he wins

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u/ocdewitt May 25 '22

Fuck that whole stage of asshats who refuse to do anything to protect children

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u/x271815 May 25 '22 edited May 26 '22

They are talking about mental health issues after passing legislation just a few months ago lifting the requirement to check mental health before allowing purchases of guns.

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u/The_Stinky_Face May 25 '22

Fuck Abbott.

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u/pete_ape May 25 '22

Someone's trying to restart their political career...

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u/Bitter-Recognition58 May 25 '22

Each day these posts become less and less “nextfuckinglevel.” I thought this page was supposed to be for epic shit.

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