In the state of Texas, Democratic star Beto O’Rourke is running to be the next governor of Texas. With the Lone Star State’s gubernatorial primary election already finished, it’s been established that O’Rourke is the Democratic candidate who will challenge the state’s current Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in the general election.
At this point, O’Rourke is doing anything that he thinks might make him the state’s new governor. However, his latest attempt to pander for votes is being widely criticized, as documented by The Blaze.
Cringeworthy Pandering from O’Rourke
In the Lone Star State, “Don’t Mess with Texas” is a popular slogan loved by both Texans and non-Texans alike. However, this past Thursday, O’Rourke tweeted out a photo of himself wearing a shirt that said “Don’t Mess with Trans Kids” with the Texas state flag in the background.
Immediately, the backlash came raining down upon the Texas Democrat. Americans stated that calling for kids not to be messed with, while also advocating for them to make life-changing bodily decisions, is contradictory.
O’Rourke was advised not to mess with the United States Constitution or the gun rights of Texas residents.
This pandering from O’Rourke comes as the White House has come out in support of “gender transition therapies” for children. This comes in spite of the fact that children aren’t able to understand the implications of such a decision or its future impacts.
Bad News for O’Rourke
Even before sporting a “Don’t Mess with Trans Kids” shirt, Beto O’Rourke was doing horribly in the Texas governor’s race.
Governor Abbott is ahead of O’Rourke in literally every single poll that’s been released. Then, there’s the funding factor; the Texas governor has a war chest that is many times larger than his Democratic challenger.
What O’Rourke has yet to realize is that endorsing policies like gun grabs, higher taxes and children’s gender transition surgery isn’t going to do him any favors in a state like Texas. He might do well with these policies in California or New York, but they won’t get him anywhere in a red state.
All things considered, O’Rourke’s “Don’t Mess with Trans Kids” might have very well been the final nail in his political coffin.