What’s that? Beto O’Rourke visited the detention centers? The former Texas congressman has been making a big deal over his “Rally for the Children” taking place at the border between the US and Mexico.
Beto has done a great job of, well, nothing. He likes to exaggerate and stretch the truth where it will benefit him. Kind of like his name. Beto makes him sound more Hispanic, though his heavily Irish last name helps him to also identify with the Caucasian vote. Before you start giving him Kudos for being Hispanic, though, think again. He’s as Hispanic as Warren is Native American. His name is Robert. And he’s not even capable of speaking in decent Spanish, as he recently proved.
So, he had a Rally for the Children at the Clint Border Patrol Station
The “Filthy” Conditions
Beto and the media were led on a tour of the facility in Clint, Texas to show them the conditions. There were no “filthy” conditions present, which really comes as no shock to anyone who wants to read the real news. The facility tour was done on purpose to refute the allegations.
The crowd chanted about child detention having to go. O’Rourke talked about it being the largest mass incarceration of children since the WWII Japanese Internment camps.
O’Rourke is Just Talk
The biggest problem with O’Rourke is that he’s just talk. He doesn’t have a real plan to deal with this as part of his immigration plan. He wants to send money to the Northern Triangle, but he’s not talking about what needs to be done with the kids.
The border patrol has already identified that many of the kids that come are with strangers that are presenting themselves as families. They’re being grabbed along the way. When there are actual families, the kids are placed in a different area while parents have to answer questions regarding asylum.
What should we do with the kids if we don’t send them back to their home country? We can’t release them into the US without their parents. We can’t release them into the US with their parents, either, because they have proven time and again that they won’t show up for their asylum court hearings. So, Beto, what should we do with them. Crickets. He doesn’t have an answer. He’s just quick to talk about the problem.
Well, Beto, this might come as a surprise to you, but everyone is aware that there’s a crisis at the border. It’s why Trump wants a wall. It’s why the Senate sent a bill over to the House. Even the more centrist Democrats were so quick to deal with the problem that they accepted the Senate bill without making changes to it. (Pelosi was so pissy that she didn’t get to change it that she decided not to vote).
What Beto Really Accomplished During the Rally
Beto was focused on getting a rally going to make sure that people know his name on the ballots. But most people still don’t know who he is. Despite his Hispanic nickname and his strangely Spanish monologue, even Univision viewers don’t know who he is.
What’s the next move? Oh, let’s get everyone to rally outside of the child detention facility and get people all riled up about the conditions. Wait, the conditions aren’t that bad? Well, what about all of the children being detained? Oh, you mean there’s nothing that can be done until tens of thousands of people stop showing up to claim asylum each and every month?
Sorry, Beto. You were too late. By the time you had the rally, the Senate had already sent over a bill to take care of the humanitarian crisis at the wall. Oh, and your precious Democrats even signed the bill without making any additional changes. This means that your rally did nothing. Maybe next time, you should focus more on what’s happening on Capitol Hill.
Beto seems to think that just because he’s a fourth-generation El Paso, Texan, that he has his finger on the pulse of immigration. However, he’s Irish American, so he wouldn’t really know the first thing about the migrants coming over from El Salvador and Honduras.
It’s a shame that there weren’t some really good photos taken of O’Rourke at the detention center. Everyone was waiting with bated breath that he would have an emotional breakdown next to a chain-link fence. It worked so well for AOC that it could have worked for O’Rourke, too. Maybe next time, he’ll be able to stage something and have a photographer come through with the images right before election time. We can only wonder.