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Beto O’Rourke was a punk rocker.
If you didn’t know that by now, then you haven’t read any of the many profiles penned on Texas’ Democratic Senatorial candidate.
While his state’s Republican party has tried to turn that factoid into a slam, it clearly hasn’t been working.
If anything, the visuals of O’Rourke playing bass or skateboarding in a Whataburger parking lot have only given the Congressman an aura of reckless, Joey Ramone-like cool.
It seems like it’s only a matter of time before other politicians try to boost their popularity by turning to punk rock themselves.
Here are a few we think will try.
Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.)
Bob Corker will start a heart-felt indie band to show that he’s evolved beyond the raw, populist rage he took advantage of back when he supported Trump.
Expect him to drive the point home with
On Thursday night, Tucker Carlson may have found his inner Bernie Sanders as he targeted numerous billionaires for not paying their employees enough. Carlson began by invoking Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his net worth (roughly $150 billion), making him one of the richest people on the planet. However, he insisted that Bezos had enough to “pay his employees well.” “A huge number of Amazon workers are so poorly paid, they qualify for federal welfare benefits,” Carlson told his viewers. “Nearly 1-3 Amazon employees in Arizona, for example, was on food stamps last Continue reading "Tucker Carlson Channels Bernie Sanders, Shames Amazon’s Jeff Bezos For Not Paying Employees Enough"
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