No, Slate, Beto Isn’t Becoming A ‘Straw Man’
By Tom Knighton
I think I may know what’s up with Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke. I’m starting to think that he’s angry that the Democratic Party that embraced him just a year ago has now decided to completely and totally ignore him and his bid to be president, so he’s going to try to do everything he can to burn the party to the ground on his way out of politics.
Why else would he give voice to positions that Democrats had long declared they didn’t actually hold?
Now, the left is taking issue with Beto and the folks over at Slate are really taking issue with him.
Given his low and static polling, it’s hard to tell what, exactly, Beto O’Rourke hopes to accomplish by staying in the presidential race. But while his actual goal seems a bit elusive, he is increasingly playing a very specific role: the human straw man, the embodiment of every seemingly irrational conservative fear about what the left really wants.
Consider O’Rourke’s appearance at Thursday’s CNN town hall on LGBTQ issues, at which he told moderator Don Lemon that churches and other nonprofits should lose their tax-exempt status if they oppose same-sex marriage, a position tantamount to …Read the Rest
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