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Beto O'Rourke is no moderate Democrat -- he's now part of the extreme left

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15.03.2019

After failed Democratic Senate candidate Robert “Beto” O’Rourke joined the presidential fracas this week, many in the media began parroting the talking point that he is a moderate, citing his Texas roots and reasonable-sounding persona.

But don’t be fooled by his aw-shucks, boy band vibe. The fact is, Beto O’Rourke has recently embraced the extreme left. In the months since failing to oust Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, O’Rourke has laid the groundwork for a progressive campaign, most visible in his new positions on energy and the border.

One might mistake Beto as an ally of the energy industry. Texas politicians are generally pro-energy, since the state’s booming economy is largely fueled by oil and gas, and Beto’s fundraising numbers suggest he is no exception. He has raised over $467,000 from oil and gas and was “the second-biggest recipient” of their money during 2018.

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But sensing how far left the Democratic base has moved, Beto is now embracing the Green New Deal. In January he declared he is “supportive of the concept” of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s, D-N.Y.,........

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