Dem Despicably Capitalizes On Texas Tragedy
The Dems were not shy about taking advantage of the recent tragedy in Odessa, Texas. In fact, Beto O'Rourke pulled out a gutter mouth to express his outrage over the incident. He claimed "This is f***ed up," and he wants to represent us on a global stage... But maybe his vulgar mouth was intentional as he suddenly started selling T-shirts that said the same thing.
This is what a presidential campaign is selling:
New in the store...
— Team Beto (@TeamBeto) September 1, 2019
"Beto O'Rourke's campaign has begun selling a T-shirt which uses his weekend statement "This is F--ked Up" repeated several times, announcing that the proceeds will go to Moms Demand Action and March for Our Lives, two organizations that lobby for gun control.
To those who might be offended by the profanity, Team Beto's account also tweeted, "if you're angrier about a swear word than a baby being shot in the face, consider your choices."
Beto also "slammed Congress for what he perceived as inaction on gun legislation, saying the lawmakers "will not even pass universal background checks or close those loopholes that allow people to buy a firearm when they should not be able to."
It is not the first time a campaign sold t-shirts in lights of a political event:
"The National Republican Congressional Committee, House Republicans' campaign arm, started selling T-shirts showing Greenland as a part of the U.S. to raise money following President Donald Trump's dispute with Denmark over a sale of Greenland.
The Trump campaign sold a "Fredo unhinged" shirt mocking CNN anchor Chris Cuomo's altercation with a man who had called him "Fredo."
And after the first Democratic presidential debate, the Kamala Harris campaign started selling "that little girl was me" T-shirts – a reference to a debate between Harris and former Vice President Joe Biden about school busing."
But none of those were capitalizing off of a tragedy and that's what O'Rourke did, he made money off of a tragedy. He can candy coat that in any way he wants, but the fact still remains that his actions are despicable.