“Beto” O’Rourke and “Candor”

I happened to run across across a story today about Beto O’Rourke.

What drew my attention to it was that he was “backtracking” on his stance regarding gun bans.

I didn’t realize I was going to get a laugh out of it. The article cited one of his supporters as saying:

“I’ve just been so impressed with Beto,” said Gary Gross of Tyler. “I find his candor is amazing. Some people just seem like they’re always telling us the truth and some seem like they’re never telling us the truth.”

Hm…just a few years ago while running for the Democrat nomination for President, Beto said:

“Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,”

And then doubled down on that statement several times.

Then, at the rally this supporter attended, when challenged about this statement he said:

“I’m not interested in taking anything from anyone. What I want to make sure that we do is defend the Second Amendment,”

I’m pretty sure “candor” is not defined as “say whatever your target audience wants to hear”.

Leftism is a religion more than a political stance. It requires faith even in the face of clear evidence to the contrary. My guess is it would cause too much cognitive dissonance to admit “He’s just a typical politician who tells us what we want to hear at any given time” so they ignore the obvious contradictory positions and have faith that the leftist they support is being honest and forthright…this time.

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1 thought on ““Beto” O’Rourke and “Candor”

  1. “Cognitive dissonance” is the explicit way to address the canards of the poseurs as interpreted by the slack-jawed sycophants.
    This shit is getting old.

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