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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 9:59 am

I implore voters to focus on Rob O’Rourke’s liberal opinions – eg, abolishing ICE – rather than his Hispanic nickname.

“Beto” has explained that it was a Hispanic nickname given to him in infancy that “stuck.”

It apparently didn’t stick so well when O’Rourke, the son of an influential El Paso judge, was captain of the crew team at Columbia University. Gateway Pundit discovered that several publications referred to him as Robert or Rob. Beto was nowhere to be found at Columbia a decade ago.

O’Rourke’s immigration views, for example, don’t line up with the average Texas voter’s. In August he admitted he wants to decriminalize unauthorized border crossings. In other words, he wants to make it legal for any foreigner to openly cross into America without going through the legal process. That’s called “open borders.”

He is also in favor of universal – aka “free” — health care. Someone once said if you want something to be extremely expensive, make it “free.” If it sounds too good to be true, it is. Ask a Canadian or a Brit about their “free” medical care.

How about free college for everyone? Taxpayers would foot an enormous bill to let a lot of unqualified college students delay facing the “real world” another 4 to 7 years with many choosing soft majors that will not help them get good jobs.

In my opinion qualified students can get scholarships and loans to attend even the best schools.Why is it unfair to expect them, rather than a taxpaying plumber for example, to pay back their loans with the much higher pay they should expect with a college degree?

Texas voters proud of their authentic Hispanic lineage should reconsider supporting this guy if their vote is based on his transparent first name.

Though Las Vegas is betting strongly on a Democrat House, Republicans could still hold the Senate narrowly. It might come down to the Texas election.

I remain optimistic that my beloved Texas will remain a red state.

I was born here; I grew up here; went to college here; and retired here.

I believe in our state’s unique rugged individualism, positive outlook, and favorable business climate. The Democrat platform in recent years has attacked each of those principles.

If you agree with the national Democrats, vote for Beto. If not, please reconsider the reason for your vote.

I lived in California twice, and hope never to see the day Texas looks like the California I left for good 20 years ago.

What if our two Senators looked like their two? Yikes.

You decide.

John Bourg, Harlingen

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