Kirsters Baish| It’s a well-known fact that Texas is generally a “red state.” Even with recent demographic changes in major tourist areas like Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio, Texas remains a red state. We are now seeing a very close race for a Senate seat in the upcoming midterm elections. Incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz is going up against challenger Democrat Robert “Beto” O’Rourke.
Right now, things are looking good for Cruz, but we won’t know the outcome of the race until it’s over, and Cruz can’t sit on his lead. If we’ve learned anything from past political races, it’s that you never know what the outcome will be until the race is over.
Cruz’s campaign just uploaded a fairly comical video to Facebook to remind the voters of Texas what traditional American conservative values are… and what they are not. The video draws attention to O’Rourke’s less than appropriate behavior on the campaign trail.
The post was captioned, “A lighthearted reminder: A Labor Day picnic is a great place to bring the kids. A Beto O’Rourke rally? Not so much…” (IMPORTANT NOTE: The following video clip contains censored profanity.)
“Beto O’Rourke wants to be a senator … so he’s showing up across Texas, sharing his wit … his wisdom … and his character,” the narrator of the ad explains.
Throughout the ad, there are pauses in narration. During these times, clips of the Democratic candidate cursing like a sailor were inserted. He could be heard saying, “F— that,” “How f—ed up is that?” “What the f— are these guys doing?” and “I really f—ed up.”
“If Beto shows up in your town, maaaaaybe keep the kids at home,” the narrator went on. Then, a clip of O’Rourke saying “Because this is f—ed up” pops up.
The narrators finishes by saying, “Beto O’Rourke, he’s showing the f— up.” It almost seemed as if it were O’Rourke’s own campaign slogan. It practically is his slogan, too. With the constant use of profanity during public appearances, O’Rourke hardly seems fit to run for any kind of political position.
O’Rourke isn’t doing himself any favors by constantly cursing. He’s running in the RED state of Texas. Many Texans still hold true to traditional American values. They aren’t going to want someone representing them who can barely get through a speech without dropping the F-bomb.
Conservative Tribune explains the issue of using profanity in public:
That tradition appears to have been tossed to the wayside by many Democrats in the current era of Trump, as they view the right’s embrace of his tough rhetoric as a sort of license to let fly an abundance of curse words in speaking with the people — a total misreading of what Trump’s rough language was all about.
Trump speaks at a level most American voters can grasp, which at times requires a bit of heft to signify the weight of the issue he is speaking about. Democrats, on the other hand, seem to have embraced cursing for the sheer sake of the shock value, in that it grabs attention for them but has little relation to the topic of discussion at hand.
While this ad was just a comical way for Cruz to get a knock in on O’Rourke, it really served its point. O’Rourke’s constant use of expletives doesn’t make him look very professional.