Texas Gov. Greg Abbott held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the horrific mass shooting which took place Tuesday at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas that claimed the lives of 19 children and two teachers who were trying to protect them.
As we previously reported, twice-failed Democratic candidate for office Beto O’Rourke staged a pathetic political stunt at the presser against Abbott – who he is running against in the 2022 Texas gubernatorial race – and accused him and other Republicans of “doing nothing” to stop gun violence, and suggested the shooting was “totally predictable.”
Predictably, the MSM began swooning before Beto, who was confronted by multiple Republicans as well law enforcement, was even out the door.
The media swooning, as it turns out, extended all the way to Colorado where purported NBC News-Denver “journalist” Kyle Clark broke out the pom-poms for Beto by referencing how Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) “launched her political career” by confronting Beto during a 2019 presidential campaign stop in the state after his infamous comments during a September debate where he stated “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47”:
I mean, you’d think the differences between the two events couldn’t be more obvious, but apparently, a map needed to be drawn out to explain why Boebert’s confrontation in 2019 was different than the one Beto deliberately staged Wednesday.
Twitter users were eager to help out:
Some other differences between the two that should be noted is that Boebert wasn’t running for office at the time. She didn’t declare her candidacy until three months later and wasn’t even expected to go far, but she did. Also, to point out the obvious, she wasn’t running against Beto O’Rourke.
Beto, on the other hand is a seasoned mover and shaker in Democratic politics and – as noted above – is the 2022 Democratic gubernatorial nominee who will face Abbott in the fall. He had something political to gain out of his theatrics and clearly viewed the moment as the perfect opportunity to get his name in the headlines and in the process raise some much-needed campaign cash in his fight against Abbott.
As one Twitter user observed: “If you don’t think the Beto choreographed outburst was a stunt designed to bring in much-need campaign donations from leftists outside of Texas then you probably haven’t been following politics for the last decade (or more).”