‘More Like BAE-To’: Texas GOP’s Twitter ‘Attack’ on Beto O’Rourke Makes Democrat ‘Look Even Cooler’


'I Just Fell More in Love'

The Texas GOP is trying really, really hard to be cool – and they're failing miserably. It seems their Twitter game needs some work. Over the past 24 hours or so the Lone Star State's Republican Party tried to troll Beto O'Rourke.

It didn't go well.

Beto O'Rourke is the Democratic U.S. Congressman who's challenging Senator Ted Cruz. The Republican failed presidential candidate and freshman Senator isn't the, shall we say, coolest guy around? So the Texas GOP tried to take his opponent down by... showing off just how cool O'Rourke really is, as Mashable reported.

Like we said, the Texas GOP's game needs some work, probably starting with its social media campaign planning.

Here's how they first tried to attack O'Rourke: a tweet blasting him for (they say) refusing to agree to Cruz's debate demands. It features an old photo of a young Beto who was a bassist for a punk rock band called Foss.

As it turns out, a candidate with a cool past isn't a bad thing.

So, clearly, punk rock band bassist turned U.S. Congressman was not the avenue to take to make O'Rourke look bad.

So the Texas GOP tried another angle.

O'Rourke's mug shot.

Yes, Beto O'Rourke "was charged with burglary in 1995 for jumping a fence and was arrested for a DUI in 1998, but is open about his past," Mashable reports.

Unsurprisingly, this angle did not work any better.

Social media users started posting mug shots of the many Texas Republicans who have been arrested. Including former President George W. Bush, former Gov. Rick Perry, and current Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, to name a few.

And then, the comments about O'Rourke's photo came flooding through.

So, the Texas GOP, having failed to make Beto look bad – actually winning him a few more supporters, no doubt – decided to break one of the first rules in politics: attack voters.

Like we said. It didn't go well.

But we're looking forward to the next O'Rourke vs. Cruz poll numbers!


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