Good Morning Birdies!
Common Dreams take on the Beto/Cruz debate and a place to have a cuppa.
As Polls Show Toss-Up Over Texas Senate Seat, Cruz Uses First Debate to Attack O’Rourke’s Increasingly Popular Progressive Proposals.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) caused confusion among progressives Friday night after capping off his debate with Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) by vaguely suggesting his opponent’s passionate condemnation of police brutality and expression of empathy for black communities in light of police shootings like that of Botham Jean earlier this month, somehow reflected negatively on O’Rourke.
As mags noted, lots of tweets like this:
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 21, 2018
I like that they included this link on Beto’s defense of his position on the shooting of unarmed black men.
Beto O'Rourke explains his thoughts on unarmed black men being shot by police https://t.co/6B057GOcqm #kprc2 #BetoCruz #Beto #Cruz #Texasdebate #TXSenateDebate #BetoORourke #TedCruz pic.twitter.com/aPrAkTHJpP
— KPRC 2 Houston (@KPRC2) September 22, 2018
Honestly, though, TPW did a better job of covering the debate. I suggest you look at last night’s thread.
Here’s Benny’s link to the debate up now on FB:
The first Texas Senate debate. Incumbent Republican Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke face-off in Dallas.
Posted by KFOX-TV on Friday, September 21, 2018
And mags funny find:
Last one, the CD doesn’t even mention, but is super important, when asked to say something nice about each other, Cruz started off talking about himself and dissing Beto. Beto replied “True to form.”
LD found this and what a great meme Cruz set up against himself with this.
Well, #TrueToForm is already trending on Twitter, so there's your answer on who won tonight. Whatever debate points Cruz might have scored went the way of Al Gore's eye rolls at that moment.
— Cuff Balboa 🧂🤘⚾🦈📷 (@cuffbalboa) September 22, 2018
Overall, a good night for Beto, but he could use a few of us to help him come up with firm, factual rebuttals to some of Cruz’s lies. 😉
And the mic is open….