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What is all the fuss about? &mdash; Beto No Bueno<br />\n Dear No Bueno:<br />\n After the Hillary debacle, Democrats, including the media, desperately want another Barack Obama-like candidate with his same &ldquo;magic.&rdquo; Although I disagreed with President Obama on just about every issue, it&rsquo;s hard to deny that he was a good candidate who had enough charisma and personal appeal to overcome his lack of substance. Living here in Texas, I&rsquo;ve seen enough of the &ldquo;Beto&rdquo; act to see he&rsquo;s all hat and no cattle and certainly no Obama.<br />\n But after several media puff pieces including the recent Vanity Fair love fest, some liberals are deluding themselves into comparing him to John or Robert Kennedy. Considering how O&rsquo;Rourke likes to run from auto accidents, maybe Ted is the only applicable Kennedy comparison.<br />\n As for the Beto fuss, O&rsquo;Rourke&rsquo;s popularity should be taken with certain caveats. O&rsquo;Rourke ran a solid campaign in Texas against Ted Cruz who is not the most popular Republican in the state. However. O&rsquo;Rourke was the only Democrat to choose from, benefitting from the left&rsquo;s Trump Derangement Syndrome. The former El Paso congressman will now have to differentiate himself from a growing Democrat candidate field who possess better liberal bona fides and can definitely articulate them better.<br />\n O&rsquo;Rourke has always been about warm and fuzzy platitudes and his presidential announcement didn&rsquo;t disappoint. &ldquo;Amy and I are happy to share with you that I&rsquo;m running to serve you as the next president of the United States of America. This is a defining moment of truth for this country and for every single one of us. The challenges we face right now, the interconnected crises in our democracy and our climate, have never been greater.&rdquo;<br />\n For such a skinny guy, he sure has a big ego. As for &ldquo;challenges having never been greater&rdquo; I believe Abraham Lincoln, FDR and Ronald Reagan might have something to say about presidential challenges. As if that wasn&rsquo;t bad enough, another example of Beto&rsquo;s self-importance came out in the Vanity Fair piece when he said the following: &ldquo;Man, I&rsquo;m just born to be in it, and want to do everything I humanly can for this country at this moment.&rdquo; I would think our country&rsquo;s savior would have a few more specifics. Can&rsquo;t wait to see him use that line during the debates.</p>\n<p> DEAR MARK:<br />\n Pelosi is retreating from the Democrats&rsquo; impeachment stance. Did her enigmatic smile to Trump at SOTU signal a truce so that they might wage a tacit, bipartisan effort aimed at repelling the socialist invader? Sounds like classic cold war to me. &mdash; Tweetless in Seattle<br />\n Dear Tweetless:&nbsp;<br />\n Great observation but I don&rsquo;t believe for a minute that impeachment is off the table. My guess is that Pelosi has spoken with the Democrat marketing team and has learned that impeachment is not the best strategy for defeating President Trump unless they can find some concrete evidence of high crimes and misdemeanors. The Democrat leaders in the House will try to embarrass the president by continuing to investigate every nook and cranny of anyone even remotely associated with the name Trump but will keep the impeachment rhetoric to a minimum.<br />\n As far as a truce to keep the &ldquo;socialist invader&rdquo; quiet, Pelosi might want to shut her up because&nbsp; every incoherent, juvenile tweet from Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is manna from Heaven for President Trump and the GOP.</p>\n<p> DEAR MARK:&nbsp;<br />\n I know Nancy Pelosi is nuts, but now she favors giving the right to vote to 16-year-olds. I understand that schools are liberal indoctrination camps but, there has to be a maturity limit that even liberals recognize. &mdash; Banging My Head in Hillsboro<br />\n Dear Banging:<br />\n Let&rsquo;s be real, 16-year-olds think eating Tide pods and saggy pants are cool. However, on the heels of liberals attempting to give illegals the right to vote, 16-year-olds voting comes as no surprise. 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Beto mania, softening on impeachment, 16-year-old voters

DEAR MARK: March 15, 2019

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