Republican news outlets are expected to endorse their Republican representatives. That’s really just common sense. But, what does it mean for an incumbent long-time senator that’s been traditionally supported by a conservative news outlet when he loses that long-term endorsement to his Democratic contender?
It means shame and hilarity.
In a surprising turn of events, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram released their endorsement for Beto O’Rourke, who is running against current Senator Ted Cruz.
Traditionally, the news outlet has supported conservative candidates; however, they released their endorsement with their reasoning, and it’s eye-opening. Furthermore, it’s proof that even some conservatives are getting tired of the GOP’s crap.
‘This Editorial Board has recommended conservative Republicans such as George W. Bush and Mitt Romney for president, along with U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison.
‘But Cruz does not measure up. This office needs a reset.’
The outlet remarked that both Senator Cruz and Beto O’Rourke represent both the far ends of the political spectrum; however, they noted O’Rouke seemed to be the only one willing to meet in the middle. It’s common knowledge that Cruz would rather read Green Eggs And Ham than make a compromise.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram wrote:
‘But only O’Rourke seems interested in making deals or finding a middle ground. That is why the El Paso Democrat would make the best senator for Tarrant County’s future, and the future of Texas.’
Hell has frozen over.
They also explained how O’Rourke’s values actually mimic the values of “Texas business conservatives.”
‘U.S. Sen. John Cornyn says we shouldn’t deport Dreamer students over their parents’ mistakes. Former Gov. Rick Perry, now energy secretary, has said a border wall “doesn’t make sense.” President George W. Bush endorsed a path to legal status for those who came illegally but worked peacefully, supported the economy and showed good character.
‘These are the same Texas values that O’Rourke now defends’
When it comes to the economy and free trade, they noted that although both Cruz and O’Rourke are supporters of free trade, O’Rourke would actually question Trump’s trade methods such as the trade war Trump has gotten America in with China. Cruz, however, would simply follow blindly.
‘Our city is emerging as a leading global distribution center, and Mexico is Texas’ No. 1 trade partner.
‘But O’Rourke would have more room to oppose the president’s questionable trade and tariff decisions, which threaten Texas.’
They did note that socially Cruz fits their beliefs more. Also, Cruz is a better fit for their energy policies. However, they noted Cruz was elected with no legislature experience meaning he has no experience in actually working with others and playing nice for the betterment of their state and country.
‘But Cruz was elected with no experience in any council or legislature, and it shows. His intransigence prevents him from currying support or negotiating deals to help Texas.’
Cruz originally rode into Congress on the grassroots wave of the Tea Party. His first endorsement was from Sarah Palin, which tells you everything you need to know.
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