Modern Democrats have made such a nasty habit of digging through every single human being’s social media and any other kind of written statement and sentiment in existence, that even their own people have started retroactively looking through their material and making apologies in advance for controversial things they might have said in the past.
Like Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke, who is taking on current sitting Sen. Ted Cruz in the November midterms, for example.
Apparently, when completing his undergraduate in 1991, he wrote a review of a Broadway musical where he apparently said something about actresses in the performance that he is now ashamed of.
As a newly minted undergraduate back in 1991, O’Rourke wrote a review for the Columbia Daily Spectator of the Broadway musical “The Will Rogers Follies” in which he suggested that some of the actresses might not have gotten the gig based on their acting skills.
O’Rourke described the musical as one of the more “glaring” examples of what he decried as “the sickening excesses and moral degradations of our culture.” The musical featured “perma-smile actresses whose only qualifications seem to be their phenomenally large breasts and tight buttocks,” he wrote.
Here’s the full paragraph:
Basically, the show documents the life of Will Rogers, the “lassoing fool,” who rose from being an insignificant side show attraction to one of the more prominent political pundits and cultural statesmen in our history. Yet it is produced and directed in such a showy, glitzy, and ultimately, tacky manner, that one cannot help feeling disgusted throughout the show. Keith Carradine in the lead role is surrounded by perma-smile actresses whose only qualifications seem to be their phenomenally large breasts and tight buttocks. Carradine’s twangy imitation of Will Rogers’ voice becomes increasingly grating as the show progresses.
Politico describes O’Rourke’s review as a product of the insensitive environment of the times: “It also shows how drastically the sensitivities surrounding descriptions of women have changed over the past three decades: While it’s unclear whether O’Rourke was criticizing the musical’s use of scantily-clad women for effect or commenting on their bodies himself, his prose, in hindsight, is jarring either way.”
It was the only piece the student paper published by Beto, who went by Robert back then, Politico notes.
In a statement he sent to Politico, O’Rourke apologized for his “demeaning” comments about women. “I am ashamed of what I wrote and I apologize. There is no excuse for making disrespectful and demeaning comments about women,” he said.
This incident, however, is nothing in comparison to one that happened back in 1998. O’Rourke claimed at that time to not have attempted to flee the scene of a DUI. However, the police report states otherwise, a lie egregious enough to earn him “four Pinocchios” from the Washington Post.
Yeah, this guy’s a real gem, isn’t he? Texas, if you’re smart, stick with Cruz. For all of our sakes.
Source: Daily Wire
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