Updated on 9.5.22

"Beto O'Rourke, the Dangerous Fake"
By Donna Garner
Originally published on 3.15.19



[COMMENT: I researched, wrote, and published this article back in 2019; but since that time, I do not know of anything that Beto has done to improve himself. In 2020, Beto decided to run for President of the United States. He failed in that attempt. This time Beto is running to become the Governor of Texas. Beto will fail in this attempt also because he is still unfit to be elected to any office in this country.]

I am a Texan, and we Texans know a true left-leaning Democrat when we see one. Please believe me when I say, "Beto O'Rourke is one!"

Beto is not "born to do this" as he stated in the recent edition of Vanity Fair where he told about his decision in glitzy and glowing terms to run for the President of the United States. What is Beto O'Rourke really? He is a huge but dangerous fake.


Robert Francis O’Rourke (a.k.a., Beto) has no Hispanic blood in him and is a fourth-generation Irish-American. When young, the Spanish nickname Beto was given to him to differentiate him from another family member. Even though he chose to go by Robert or Bob in college, his politically savvy father told him to change his name back to Beto to gain political stature when he returned home to largely Hispanic El Paso.

[Even though Beto's father died in 2001, his advice lived on when Beto decided to use his vast campaign funding from people outside Texas to pay to have his one word "Beto" blood-red campaign signs planted all over Texas six months before the 2018 mid-term elections to establish name recognition, particularly with Texas Hispanic voters.]

Of course to set the scene for Beto to run for the Presidency on the Democrat ticket, the leftist media has to explain away the fact that he went to an elite boys’ boarding school and to Columbia University in NYC – both very expensive ventures.

The media must try to figure out a way to make Beto look as if he is a common man who relates to the downtrodden -- not someone who comes from "White privilege." The facts indicate that he actually came from a wealthy family with lots of political pull and with possible ties to the El Paso/Mexico cartels. [No wonder Beto "loves" free trade with Mexico!]

Because Beto exhibited early signs of rebellion against societal norms, had several altercations with the police, misbehaved frequently, lacked self-control, and was involved in alcohol/drug abuse, his step-grandfather (ex-military) wanted to “rescue Beto from himself” by sending him to the elite boys’ boarding school for the last two years of high school. He graduated from Virginia's Woodberry Forest School in 1991.

Beto graduated from Columbia University in 1995, and he was arrested soon after that for committing a burglary at the University of Texas El Paso with two other people.

His father, Patrick Francis O’Rourke, was the El Paso County Judge. While a radio was being installed in his car, a white-powdery substance (described at the time -- 1983 -- as probably heroine) was found; a close friend who was a police officer flushed the substance down the toilet and was later suspended for the incident. The matter was silenced so that Judge O’Rourke never had to experience any political fallout from it.

Beto’s mother owned a large and lucrative furniture store, pled guilty in 2010 to federal violations for issuing fake invoices on merchandise sold to people from Mexico to avoid paying sales tax, had potential ties to drug cartels, and was basically forced by the IRS to sell the store and accompanying shopping center (co-owned with Beto) right before he announced his run for the U. S. Senate against Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018 mid-terms.


Beto has a history of marijuana, alcohol abuse (1995, 1998, 2012), and was arrested for breaking and entering/burglary (1995). Police records show that in 1998, Beto was speeding in a 75 mph zone on Interstate 10 in Anthony, Texas, lost control of his car, and hit a truck. A witness told police that Beto “attempted to leave the scene." According to police records, Beto’s blood alcohol level was 0.136 and 1.134 (0.10 is legal limit), and he was "falling down drunk."

One has to ask whether Beto still uses drugs and/or alcohol heavily since there are many photos showing him sweating profusely while standing next to people who are not. (Alcohol, marijuana, Morphine, and Oxy can all cause profuse sweating.)

Beto was in a punk rock band in 1994 (a video of his performance shows complete chaos). To this day, he continues to use foul language and the “F” word in public and also in front of young children.


In 2005, Beto married Amy Sanders; her father is Bill Sanders who is considered to be a multi-millionaire and a real estate tycoon. Beto (who has reported that his net worth is about $9 Million) was on the El Paso City Council when he deliberately did not object to the El Paso mayor's threat to seize property from owners through eminent domain and sell it to the real estate investment trust started by...guess who? Beto's father-in-law Bill Sanders...

In 2010, Beto upset U. S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes in the Democrat primary. Reyes was a weak candidate who had publicly embarrassed himself in 2006 as chair of the House Intelligence Committee when he did not know the difference between Sunni and Shiite when discussing Al-Qaeda. Beto's father-in-law, Bill Sanders, funded heavily a Super PAC that targeted Rep. Reyes.

When Beto decided to run against U. S. Sen. Ted Cruz in the 2018 mid-terms, many El Pasoans were highly frustrated because they knew that much of his funding was coming from Hungarian and anti-Israel billionaire George Soros who founded Open Society Foundations.

On 8.30.18, Beto tweeted a photo of himself skateboarding on a campaign stop as a snub at Sen. Cruz with whom Beto had refused to schedule a public debate on a Friday night. The tweet stated, "Sorry, I'm going to have to skate on the debate Friday. I just got this killer board. I'm sure the voters won't mind." In actuality, Beto was afraid to debate Sen. Cruz and tried to limit those debates to as few as possible.

Beto lied about not taking PAC money during his failed campaign against U. S. Sen. Ted Cruz when in actuality Beto spent $18 Million on a consultancy firm. Beto also lied when he said that most of the $70 Million in his campaign fund came from Texans. In actuality, the records show that 75% of Beto's campaign funds came from ActBlue which is another project of George Soros'.

Even though the leftist media loves to say that Beto came close to beating U. S. Sen. Ted Cruz in the 2018 Mid-Terms, the truth is that Sen. Ted Cruz beat Beto O’Rourke by 219,427 votes. To put that number in more understandable terms, Sen. Cruz beat O’Rourke by close to the same number as the entire population of Baton Rouge, LA. -- babies and all.


Beto O’Rourke, who is from the border city of El Paso, has taken an extreme position on the wall; he wants to tear down the wall protecting his city from Juarez.

The El Paso Times reported on 1.3.19 that Juarez had almost 200 homicides per month in 2018 with a blindfolded and barefoot man found hanging from a bridge the week before. People in the Juarez area have been restricted from traveling outside the city limits after dark. Gang wars over crystal meth seem to be contributing to the huge homicide rate.

Meanwhile, El Paso (with its wall) has been designated in the Top Ten List of the safest places to live, having received the National Civic League’s 2018 All America City award.

On 11.2.18 with multiple caravans of invaders marching toward our border, Beto and 107 other Democrats sent a letter to then Sect. of Defense Gen. James Mattis, stating their objections to Pres. Trump's deployment of U. S. troops to the border.

Why would Beto deliberately want to make the drug cartels happy by taking down the wall unless he has ulterior reasons? People need to remember that Beto is the same fellow who is tied to George Soros’ far leftist "open borders" platform and is financially obligated to him.


  • Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal which bans fossil fuel
  • Socialized healthcare and single-payer plan with huge tax increases to pay for it
  • Late term abortions -- (National Right to Life gave Beto a 0% rating for six years while he was in Congress. NARAL Pro-Choice America gave Beto a 100% rating during that same time.)
  • Open borders -- says illegally coming into the U. S. should not be a crime
  • Spoiled millionaire athletes kneeling during the National Anthem
  • Legalizing marijuana and expunging records of those in prison for possession of it


  • Opposed the massive tax overhaul that became law in 2017
  • Voted for taxpayer-funding of Planned Parenthood
  • Voted against efforts to repeal Obamacare
  • Voted against Keystone XL pipeline
  • Voted against legislation to cut off federal grants to sanctuary cities
  • Voted against a resolution honoring the brave men and women of ICE and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency
  • Voted against legislation to stop the Pentagon from spending taxpayers' hard-earned tax dollars on sex changes in the military
  • Brags about having an "F" rating from the National Rifle Association

On 8.10.18, Beto O'Rourke made this false claim at a town hall meeting:

“Black men, unarmed, black teenagers, unarmed, and black children, unarmed, are being killed at a frightening level right now, including by members of law enforcement without accountability and without justice.”

That is a total lie and is a disgusting smear against the brave men and women in law enforcement.

Even the left-wing outlet Mother Jones and the Washington Post said O’Rourke’s statement was false.


I am trying to picture Beto O'Rourke as President or Vice-President of the United States skateboarding up to the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un to discuss the terribly serious topic of denuclearization.

Beto has on a loose, sweat-saturated t-shirt, is carrying a guitar in his hand, has a marijuana cigarette hanging out of his mouth, and is holding a beer.

Somehow I doubt that Beto would portray to Kim Jong-un any fear of "peace through strength," or "trust but verify." Kim Jong-un would never believe Beto if he were to say, "Choose denuclearize or hard sanctions."

In fact, does Beto even know anything about foreign affairs at all? How could we possibly count on him to keep us out of a nuclear war when Beto cannot even see the real threat of the caravan invaders with their fentanyl, opioids, meth, heroin, cocaine, human trafficking, MS-13, dangerous communicable diseases, STDs, criminals, cartels, and ISIS operatives?

Amnesty International has reported that 80% of women experience rape and/or sexual assault during the migration process. Doctors Without Borders has stated that Central American mothers routinely give their girls heading north massive amounts of birth control bills because they know their daughters will be raped on the way to the U. S. border.

Does Beto have any idea how terrifying all of this is -- not just for the caravan invaders but also for the citizens of the United States who have the right to protect our sovereign nation, our own families, and our borders? Try as we may, we cannot take in the entire world into the United States; and it proves Beto's myopic thinking to think we can.

Beto O'Rourke is unfit to be the President nor the Vice-President of the United States of America; and he is certainly not fit to be the Governor of Texas. No one could ever trust him with any important responsibilities.

I wonder if Beto and Hunter Biden are good friends. They seem to have much in common.