This Beto O’Rourke video may be fully nutbar, but it’s not his worst performance on camera

This week, “Beto” O’Rourke announced he’s running for president, and his announcement video was the source of a lot of hilarity. But that’s not the only weird video of him making the rounds this week. Not. By. A. Longshot.

People have been recirculating the bizarre “dental cleaning” live broadcast again, because seriously what the heck? But that’s still not the weirdest one. Not. By. A. Long. SHOT.

Nope, the weirdest one is this one.

That’s the former congressman and loser to Ted Cruz at the microphone there. The guy in the onesie. And sheep head. That’s “Beto.”

He used to be in a band called Foss. That band broke up. But the music bug had ol’ Beto tight, as anyone from Texas can tell you. After all, he performed with Willie Nelson during that failed Senate bid last year. But as Mother Jones wrote in January (h/t Weasel Zippers), those weren’t his only musical forays.

Nearly a decade after Foss split up in the mid-’90s—after he had returned to El Paso, started a web design company, and taken tentative steps toward a career in local politics—O’Rourke and a few friends (including other ex-members of Foss) formed two other bands. One was a rock group called Fragile Gang. The other was a cover band called The Sheeps, which performed punk rock classics. Band members wore a variety of disguises on stage—most notably, tight onesies and sheep masks.

“Our persona was that we were a very famous band from New Zealand and we didn’t want people to know our true identities—that’s why we wore masks,” Ailbhe Cormack, the band’s bassist, tells Mother Jones. “I think people followed along with the mystery of it, but they knew who we were.”

This video is so weird that the NRCC actually sent out a fundraising email labeling him a “furry.”

But while it may be the weirdest video of Beto, it’s not the most damning. That one is probably the clip here where he says he doesn’t just want to stop the wall, he wants to tear down the portions that already exist. Not the weirdest, definitely the worst.

Pretty sad when the video of you in a onesie singing (badly) while wearing a sheep head mask isn’t the worst performance you’ve delivered on camera. I mean dang, dude.

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67 thoughts on “This Beto O’Rourke video may be fully nutbar, but it’s not his worst performance on camera

  1. Sorry. I couldn’t listen to the entire five minutes and 39 seconds, my ears hurt and the dog started to howl. Just for a minute, suspend hard core reality, can you imagine his press conferences if he won? The horror, the horror :beg:

  2. In writings that Reuters says still exist online, O’Rourke wrote about murdering children by running them over with a car.

    “One day, as I was driving home from work, I noticed two children crossing the street,” O’Rourke wrote. “They were happy, happy to be free from their troubles …This happiness was mine by right. I had earned it in my dreams.”

    “As I neared the young ones, I put all my weight on my right foot, keeping the accelerator pedal on the floor until I heard the crashing of the two children on the hood, and then the sharp cry of pain from one of the two,” O’Rourke continued. “I was so fascinated for a moment, that when after I had stopped my vehicle, I just sat in a daze, sweet visions filling my head.”

    “I had killed nearly 38 people by the time of my twenty-third birthday, and each one was more fulfilling than the last,” Psychedelic Warlord wrote.

    1. It’s because the left fled the high taxes of their state to infiltrate Texas and then try to turn that state into the one they just fled! You can’t fix stupid!!!

  3. How the hell did this nut-job even come close to beating Ted Cruz in Texas. You talk about someone with mental health problems.

    Beto once wrote that he wanted to crash his car into a group of kids because they were happy, happy, happy and their happiness was his by “RIGHT”. This liberal freak Beto also claims “Hitler was misunderstood”.

    This nut-job called Beto is one sick puppy.

    Question to our Texas friends…how in the world did this nut-job get 4,045,632 people to vote him…?

  4. Were they actually performing or just tuning up? I’d rather spread honey all over myself and lay on a red ant nest than listen to that.

  5. Greg Abbott
    How did the Cruz opposition research team miss this:
    Beto Wrote A Murder Fantasy Piece Where The Narrator Runs Over Children With A Car

  6. I think what’s sad is that American voters would think someone is qualified to be POTUS because they can skateboard and chew gum. Or because he resembles the Kennedys. Or because he thinks highly of himself. America has become shallow.

  7. Not going to fault Beto here. Back in my long haired garage band days, we did some weird stuff and silly songs like “It’s not the face you f*ck, but the f*ck you face”. Or “you’ve stolen my heart, but there’s a spare in the fridge”. Or who can forget our classic ” If you don’t wanna’ do it, I’m gonna’ need a ride”.

  8. A Poem By Beto O’Rourke. Language warning.

  9. Let’s talk about his writings that have been unearthed. Writing about running over children and killing 38 people. This guy has nothing at all going for him, and apparently has a dark mind.

    1. I find him to be very odd. Chris Matthews has another tingle running up his leg over this guy.

      1. MSNBC, CNN, etc. are working very hard to compare him to obama and the kennedys, being so desperate to find someone, anyone, they can consider their messiah….if that means a dullard and a freak, they captured him perfectly.

    2. I think he’s done. I wonder how this stuff gets out now and not before. In most of these revelations about candidates I smell the Clinton machine. I still maintain all of this is for the benefit of their friend Terry McAuliffe. He hasn’t announced yet. He’s waiting for all the others to destroy each other or be destroyed by his friends. He’ll waltz in as the ‘normal’ guy. He can afford to wait.

  10. OMGosh 😆 😆 😆 Tucker just had a hilarious piece on beto the wonder boy! I can’t stop laughing. Here is part of one of wonder boy’s poems (the whole poem is stupid)

    Buff my b*alls,
    Love the Cow,
    Good fortune for those that do.
    Love me, breathe my feet.
    The Cow has risen

    😯 😕 😆 😆 😆 💡 😆 😆 😆 :facepalmg: :question:

      1. @charli He is so ridiculous it unbelievable that he is running for President. And yet, the MSM thinks he is amazing. lol

    1. @msliberty I saw that too and about pee’ed my sofa!! Hilarious. And America soaks it up. (not so hilarious). Did you hear the part where they predict he won’t be able to raise near the $$$ that he did in his race against Cruz, because the Dem candidate field for POTUS is so packed w/ candidates, as opposed to when he was the sole Dem running against Cruz. I don’t know which one I’m more tired of, him or ol’ crazy eyes. Bleaugh! ❗ :unamused:

      1. @hidyho Yes, I also hear that some of the leftists have already thrown him under the bus.

      2. @hidyho – OMGOSH!!!! I laughed so loug reading your post this morning 😆 😆 😆 It was a funny segment for sure. No, I hadn’t heard that about raising the money.
        I’m tired of all of them!

  11. You guys are way behind the times. “Beto is a furry”, based on this video, was the only logical internet response to “Ted Cruz is the zodiac killer”.

  12. Eh, I didn’t think it was so bad. Obviously not professional singer material but good enough to entertain at clubs where you’re not there to see them. Would I buy his album? No way. Would I boo him off the stage at a club? Nah. Just have fun with it.

    The sheep and long-johns were pretty weird, but I guess that was their schtick.

      1. @dr-strangelove Kiss had an awesome image. These guys couldn’t do anything about the lack of talent, but they could have done better than sheep masks and long johns.

        1. @kong1967 When Kiss arrived on the scene, I viewed them as wannabe Alice Coopers. They did achieve quite a measure of success, though, I hear a medley of their hit on the radio now and then. A DJ from my local oldies/classic rock/vintage country station went to see them last weekend and said that they were still pretty good.

          1. @dr-strangelove I didn’t even know they still toured. They were one of my favorite bands with some big hits.

            1. @kong1967 Hits? All I ever hear on the classic rock stations is Rock And Roll All Night.

              1. @dr-strangelove I don’t even like that song…so much. No…

                Heaven’s On Fire
                Lick It Up
                Tears Are Falling
                All Hell’s Breaking Loose

                That’s just a warm-up. I never hear them on the radio…or very rarely at best.

                1. @kong1967 How can they be hits if they didn’t get airplay? Now that I think about it, I have also heard God Gave Rock And Roll To You a few times, but none that you mentioned ring a bell. Of course, back then I was in the Chicago market and I listened to a ‘progressive’ rock station.

                2. They don’t play them now. They used to play them, but most radio stations now are focused on R&B and other crap. Rock and Roll is dead for the most part as far as new music. You should look up the songs I listed….they are bad-ass awesome.

                  They are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, so obviously they had hits. Maybe this has something to do with why they don’t play them on the radio any more……


                  Also, I don’t listen to the radio nearly as much as I used to.

                3. @kong1967 I listen to a lot of different radio, including some ‘alternative’ stations. I don’t care much for it, especially new pop music. I’m getting into stuff that was before my time, rock from the ’50s and early ’60’s, and some of the old country and new(er) outlaw stuff. There was some great music back then, Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, Ray Charles, Roger Miller, etc. After the British Invasion and the other innovators of the ’60s like Jimi Hendrix, rock seemed to lose something. Weird Al called ’74 to ’76 The Golden Age Of Crap, and I agree.

                4. @dr-strangelove There are several stations that basically play classic rock here and that’s what I listen to. More stations than what play the new music. I don’t understand why they quit producing rock. There’s clearly a market for it still. T95 plays heavy metal and they still make that music. Rock? It’s in the graveyard. I don’t get it.

                  I always pass through that new station you told me about. They have a lot of music I’ve never heard (most of it) and a lot of it is really good.

                5. Maybe you’re right. I went past a gravel road in Nebraska and a traffic sign said, “ROCK ENDS.”

                6. According to Wikipedia, they put out 24 studio albums. Comparing them to the Beatles is like apples and oranges, especially since they were only around 10 years and toured for three. Compare them to say, the Rolling Stones or The Who, and you come up with a totally different comparison.

                7. @dr-strangelove I wasn’t comparing them to the Beatles and saying they were just as big. Both stats I mentioned came off a video I watched. I was only trying to make the point that they weren’t a small time band with no hits.

      2. @dr-strangelove HA! I’m on top of the world! Noble!

        I wonder if you can ever fall down the ladder or if it’s permanent.

  13. Did you guys see the front cover from Vanity Fair? Even his dog looks depressed and doesn’t want Beto to run. He should listen to his dog.

    1. Yes, that pup definitely needed a few treats…. poor thing. (I think he’s thinking…’how did I get here, and how do I get away?’)

  14. I lasted 1:30 into the video. That’s all I could take. The only thing missing was their rubber boots.

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