When the going gets tough, the tough get going. But what do the not so tough do? They act tough.
Perhaps that is why Beto O’Rourke, 2020 long-shot presidential candidate, is going off the rails a bit. His campaign has been faltering for well over a month, as the 20-some candidates for the Oval Office being to naturally whittle the field down.
Beto’s not long for this campaign, despite his initial and impressive fundraising totals, and his desperation is showing.
On a recent podcast appearance, the wannabe future Commander in Chief dropped a few choice words – a choice that belies his desire to appeal to a younger, more immature demographic.
[Author’s warning: The following excerpt contains explicit language.]
During a podcast interview with Jemele Hill released Thursday, O’Rourke commented on the word “f**kstick” after Hill asked him what his favorite curse word was.
He referred to his father who was a fluent swearer, expressing admiration for his ability to create “unique” new curse words.
“One of them was f**kstick,” O’Rourke said. “When he was particularly vexed, if somebody cut in front in line if he forgot something at home, he’d say ‘g**damn it, f**kstick!’”
Hill laughed at O’Rourke, asking him to detail how the word was used.
“You can use it in any part of a sentence,” O’Rourke said proudly, calling the curse word “uniquely” his father’s.
Beto even laughed along with a proposed new campaign slogan involving the ugly epithet.
“I feel like that could be a campaign slogan, ‘Don’t Be a F**kstick, vote for Beto,’” Hill laughed.
“Yeah, Yeah,” Beto replied.
This latest bid for attention isn’t likely to turn the tide of O’Rourke’s doomed campaign, as the democratic frontrunners for 2020 are all chasing moderate “centrist” candidate Joe Biden in recent polling.