Beto O’Rourke’s unnecessary Spanish monologue is offensive pandering at its worst – Washington Examiner
Beto O’Rourke was asked a straightforward question by MSNBC host Savannah Guthrie during the Democratic debate about what top marginal tax rate he would support. Naturally, O’Rourke ignored it entirely.
In his usual pretentious and hand-wavy style, the former Texas congressman sidestepped the question, instead launching into a long monologue about wealth inequality and an “economy that is rigged for corporations and the very wealthy.” Yet he knew he couldn’t get away with avoiding the question entirely and offering zero specifics so he … switched to Spanish?
He completed his answer half in Spanish, offering similar sentiments.
Almost everyone tuning into the debate, along with most Hispanic Americans, understands English. It was just Beto being Beto, useless pandering by a mediocre candidate desperate to stand out from the crowd.
Remember: “Beto” O’Rourke is a fake Hispanic. He is a Caucasian man, with no Hispanic background. O’Rourke chose to emphasize his nickname Beto and his bilingual fluency during his Senate campaign against Ted Cruz, who is actually partially Cuban, all so Beto could pander to Hispanics.
Just switching into Spanish any time you don’t want to answer the question is a pretty solid tactic.
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias)
June 27, 2019
Even liberal Vox writer Matthew Iglesias agrees. When even left-wing activists aren’t buying your identity politics pandering, you know you’ve messed up.