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Beto O'Rourke Handles Fastballs and One Curveball in San Diego Town Hall (Lorena Bobbitt question)

Beto O’Rourke recalls knocking on 16,000 doors in his first run for Congress in 2012. He’s tackled nearly every issue imaginable.

Then he came to San Diego.

“You have a lot on your plate,” said a native Californian named Raven at his town-hall meeting Tuesday. “I’d like to take a look at the things that we can do ourselves to free you up to do the things that are really important.”

But Raven, who said she lives in San Diego, cut to a wholly different chase. Talking about men taking advantage of women, she suggested “something like maybe Lorena Bobbitt … and free yourself forever.”

That 1993 reference to the Virginian who took a carving knife to her abusive husband left men in the 250-member Jacobs Center audience cringing and women giggling.

O’Rourke replied: “I gotta tell you — I didn’t see that coming. But I don’t think there’s much I should add to that. But thank you for your comments.”

Empathetic and charismatic, the former El Paso congressman who rocketed to national fame in his close loss to Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018 was better prepared for nine other questions in the final public event of his first California swing as a Democratic presidential candidate.

He talked climate change — the subject of his $5 trillion proposal Monday — and homelessness, the Equal Rights Amendment and immigration, education and “structural racism,” health care and gun control.


Beto O'Rourke signs Indivisible pledge and thanks them for what they are doing...

He's been walking the walk prior to signing on...and is all about unity.


Beto O'Rourke San Diego town hall Live Stream (Link inside!)


Beto O'Rourke's Rounds for the day after announcing Detailed Climate Change Plan









Beto O'Rourke and Cory Booker will be on All In With Chris Hayes tonight at 8pm on MSNBC


Beto will be discussing his new Climate Change Plan!

Check out Beto's Detailed and Extensive Climate Change Plan here:

Beto O'Rourke: Four-Part Framework on Climate Change (New and VERY Aggressive and Specific!)


1) Start Cutting Pollution on Day One and Taking Executive Actions to Lead on Climate
2) Mobilize $5 Trillion for Climate Change with Investment in Infrastructure, Innovation, and Our People and Communities
3) Guarantee our Net-Zero Emissions Ambition by 2050
4) Defend our Communities That Are Preparing for and Fighting Against Extreme Weather


Climate change is the greatest threat we face — one which will test our country, our democracy, and every single one of us. The stakes are clear: We are living in a transformed reality, where our longstanding inaction has not only impacted our climate but led to a growing emergency that has already started to sap our economic prosperity and public health — worsening inequality and threatening our safety and security.

Escalating Harm and Economic Imperative
The costs of climate change will measure in the tens of trillions of dollars, in lives lost, and livelihoods devastated and destroyed. We are the first generation to feel the climate crisis, and the last generation with the ability to avert its worst impacts.

Threatening the Health of our Children and Communities
60 million Americans live in a place where the water they drink is unsafe. 140 million Americans live where the air they breathe is unsafe. Our aging infrastructure and unchecked climate change will only make these unacceptable facts far worse.

Exacerbating Structural Inequality
Climate change has a distressingly disproportionate impact on poor and minority communities across the United States and around the world. Race is the number one indicator for where toxic and polluting facilities are today.

Threatening Our National Security
Climate change is exacerbating global conflicts, reversing social and economic progress, and driving families to migrate in order to escape disasters. The U.S. military has gone so far as to call climate change a threat multiplier, posing new and severe risks to troops and bases.

Read the entire detailed plan here:


Amazing and Powerful MUST SEE Beto O'Rourke Town Hall with incredible questions (HQ video link!)


LIVESTREAM from Workers Forum with 6 Candidates Link inside.



OMG, the feels...the tears...How can anyone NOT love this guy?


National Forum on Wages and Working People, April 27 in Las Vegas (6 candidates to speak!)

Hosted by SEIU and Center for American Progress Action Fund

(Editing to add a tweet that provides a time of 1pm EST on Saturday April 27th and there should be a live stream!)



Steve Greenhouse

Candidates speaking:

Julian Castro
Kamala Harris
John Hickenlooper
Amy Klobuchar
Beto O'Rourke
Elizabeth Warren


From the About page:

With an eye toward how we unrig the U.S. economy to ensure higher wages, economic security, and opportunity for all working people, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the Center for American Progress Action Fund announced that they will jointly convene a daylong National Forum on Wages and Working People: Creating an Economy That Works for All in Las Vegas on April 27. This forum will provide an opportunity for thought leaders to go beyond talking points and share concrete plans to rebalance our economy and democracy.

Economic and political power is increasingly concentrated in the hands of corporations and billionaires, leaving most Americans—of all races—overworked, underpaid, and struggling to provide for their families. No one should have to work multiple jobs just to get by; no one should have to live paycheck to paycheck; and everyone should have the opportunity to join a union, no matter where they work. All discussions about the future direction of our country must boil down to what economic policies can do to shift power to working people. This event is invitation only. To view this event, a livestream will be made available on April 27.

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