Narcissists At The Gates, 2020 Dem Primaries Edition

Written by Michael Cummings on March 16, 2019

Of the few hundred presidential candidates running – truth be told, there are 16 Democrats and one Bernie Sanders (Communist – VT) — one of the recent Fundamental Transformers to ground hog is Beto (Robet Francis) O’Rourke.

And what a find he is. Let us begin with the end of the Vanity Fair’s glowing piece (of…):

The more he talks, the more he likes the sound of what he’s saying. “I want to be in it,” he says, now leaning forward. “Man, I’m just born to be in it, and want to do everything I humanly can for this country at this moment.”

If only Republicans had the same fawning, sycophantic media as any Democrat, down to the local dog catcher, we’d never lose another election.

Those who defend capitalism often speak of self interest, as in we do the things we do because we’re trying to make our own lives better. For example, when I buy a steak from the local butcher, I want the steak; I don’t care if the sale of that steak gives him money for his children’s college fund. Like all things, self interest can go to extremes, and it’s my belief this is part of man’s nature. When we keep that nature in check, things go well. When we don’t, it leads to narcissism.

I present to you: Beto O’Rourke.

In light of your declaration, Beto, how in God’s name are you “born to be in it’? Your life has been nothing but easy – and, by the way, there’s nothing wrong with that. Wouldn’t we all want privilege and ease, especially when getting your rear end out of a DUI and leaving the scene of an accident? But please tell the America you wish to lead how you qualify for this position? Is there something in your resume, brief as it is, or at least a deep dive into the issues facing us that points to specific policy prescriptions that will free us from this government leviathan?

I should mention that someone like Ben Shapiro, who is also young and relatively short on life experience, would be a great president. He’s entirely knowledgeable of the issues, and a moral man. Years alone doesn’t make a good executive; it’s the experience in the years that you have.

Beto O’Rourke is the white Barack Obama. The paint on Obama’s Senate office hadn’t dried before his ego said, “Hey, I’m a cool dude. I should fundamentally transform the United States.” While a Congressman, O’Rourke didn’t even achieve enough “cool dude” points to ascend to Senator, and now we’re supposed to believe he’s LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD material.

Pump the narcissism brakes, Robert. Get a job, first.

Michael Cummings
Michael A. Cummings has a Bachelors in Business Management from St. John's University in Collegeville, MN, and a Masters in Rhetoric & Composition from Northern Arizona University. He has worked as a department store Loss Prevention Officer, bank auditor, textbook store manager, Chinese food delivery man, and technology salesman. Cummings wrote position pieces for the 2010 Trevor Drown for US Senate (AR) and 2012 Joe Coors for Congress (CO) campaigns.