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Beto O’Rourke Has Discovered a New Right – a Shorter Commute to Work

When they are not announcing things that they want to take away from us, like hamburgers and plastic straws, the Democratic presidential candidates promise a lot of free stuff, such as free health care and free college education. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke is no exception.

While he wants to take all of our “assault” weapons away from us, Beto has an outside the box goody to offer anyone who wants to vote for him for president. The Federalist explains:

“2020 Democratic White House hopeful and former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke said Monday that it was a ‘right’ for people to live close to their place of employment.

“Living close to work shouldn’t be a luxury for the rich. It’s a right for everyone,’ O’Rourke wrote on Twitter accompanied by a video showing the candidate speaking at a campaign stop.

“In the video, O’Rourke made the case for federal spending on mixed-income housing and better public transportation to enable people to live closer to work and reduce their carbon footprint.”

Kudus should be given to the candidate for original thinking. He could not promise everyone a job since unemployment is plunging due to the Trump economy. So, he offered a shorter, less stressful commute. For anyone who has had to battle traffic from the suburbs to the big city or take long rides on the train and/or bus, the offer must be beguiling. If the goal must be achieved by more hundreds of billions to create affordable housing, something that has failed in the past few decades, then it’s a small price to pay.

Except, according to the Washington Examiner, the Trump administration has got this one:

“But right now, there is cross-ideological agreement that local zoning and regulatory restrictions are a significant barrier to building more affordable housing and creating more housing density. Breaking down zoning barriers has an appeal to the free market, limited government conservatives, but also to liberals who see the classism and racism at the heart of NIMBYism (Not in My Back Yard).

“The Ben Carson-led Department of Housing and Urban Development, last year, released a report on regulatory barriers to affordable housing, which concluded, ‘Evidence suggests that regulatory barriers and NIMBY opposition are significant factors in affordable housing challenges, particularly in markets with strong job and population growth,’ and offered various actions state and local governments could take to break down those barriers.”

Of course, the reform of housing regulation and resisting NIMBYism will take the initiative of state and local governments, especially in blue parts of the country, which caused the problem in the first place.

In any case, sometime in the future, we are assured, commutes are going to be a lot less brutal when driverless, electric cars become common. Then everyone can take a nap while on the road, not just the rich and adventurous who may be a little too trusting of Tesla’s self-driving features.

Companies such as Uber are designing flying cars that can whisk people from the suburbs to business centers in minutes, bypassing gridlocked highways. Beto might as well forget about his expensive plans to build mixed-income housing to reduce commute time. The private sector has got this.

In the meantime, Beto has come into considerable mockery from Hot Air, among other places. Most analysts believe that the O’Rourke campaign, stuck at about three percent in the polls, is in the end stage, Beto is just flailing about, grabbing proposal he can to try to garner attention and hopefully votes.

“This is why so many people, lefties included, are skeptical of O’Rourke’s passionate “f*** it” mode: He’s fundamentally unserious. His proposals seem crafted with little regard for how they might be implemented or what unintended consequences they might create and with maximum regard for their applause quotient.

The rap on him from the start among lefties was that he was long on charisma and short on policy chops compared to Bernie and Warren. Ironically, he’s proving their point in straining so hard to tell them what they want to hear.”

Many political analysts believe that the lack of regard as to how policies can be implemented and what the unintended consequences might be is not exclusive to Beto O’Rourke. Anyone who has proposed a variant of the Green New Deal certainly shares those tendencies.

But, as Hot Air suggested, the applauds line is all that matters. If O’Rourke were to be elected – unlikely in the few of just about everyone – then would be the time to figure out how or whether to implement the campaign promises.

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  37. use your First Amendment Rights and shut off or change the channel when this idiot speaks. He is the classic useful idiot. Webster Dictionary will add a line under definitions of idiot: See: #beto orourke.

  38. Since his first appearance in public places I’ve wondered where Bobby Francis O’Rourke gets his material. At first, I thought is was from the Babylon Bee. or, perhaps, the Sunday Funnies. His ideas of what is important or practical are so far out there that he just cannot be taken seriously. But then…. who on the Democrat stage can be?

  39. Ah, yes. Throuhout history, we have seen just how well living atop one’s workplace has gone!!
    Ask those who survived the the regime that ran amok in Europe, 1939-1945. Or perhaps those who were kept on the plantation system in the US…. or perhaps the stalags…
    NONE had far to travel from bed to work, and NONE were FREE!
    Evidently, Mr. O’Rourke has NOT studied history whether it be world, European or US!!!!

  40. This guy must be the stupidest person on earth believing it to be a human right to not have to travel to go to work, he is insane.

  41. Robert, you are an idiot.

  42. The liberal mental malaise continues to expand. Their fairy tale world grows with leaps and bounds, every thing is free! The government and the wealthy will provide everything at no cost to the rest of the public. O’Rourke has a bubble gum brain and a septic mouth filled with treason and prevarications. And he is typical of the 2020 crop of Democrat Party presidential candidates. They have size fifty mouths and wear size two hats!

  43. Could “Beto” be “WACKO”. Just a strong Possibility !

  44. If everyone is working, you dont need affordable housing!

  45. Where does this idiot get this idea that a short commute is a God given right

  46. The complete asshat does not comprehend the simple fact of the matter that few businesses are located in close proximity to homes of the wealthy as they are typically in upscale RESIDENTIAL areas, not business parks or hi-rise office complexes. And, of course, he is oblivious to another basic fact; people who have long commutes are free to MOVE to a more salubrious location.

  47. This from a trust fund idiot who never held a real job? Who would even seriously consider voting for this complete moron?

  48. Beto O’Rourke, don’t be ridiculous!

  49. This guy is a national embarrassment. What an idiot. I live in Texas and have been here for over. 49 years. Please don’t ever judge me from this guy’s insane ads.

  50. Every time he opens his mouth he shows how stupid he is. What’s even funnier, it’s not just him, it’s all of the democrats, and they haven’t figured it out yet. What a bunch of buffoons.

  51. Well, its like this, it’s the same old story, just told in a different way. Let’s look at the statement “a short walk to work”. It will be a short walk to your new work. As you will be relocated to it. You will be walking. As you will have no auto. You will staying at a public housing complex, where you will share a bunk house with others. You will have schedule made by others. You will like your new job. Because you will be retrained for it. You will like it because there is no other alternative. There is no private ownership. You will do as you are told. And when you become a problem, then you will simply disappear. This is the system they have planned for you. Its called utopia. And you will not resist, because you cannot. Welcome to disarmament. Welcome to slavery. Are you awake yet? Take a big ole sniff. You smell that? That’s the New World Odor. Same smell you read about in books about a place called hell.

  52. So they are gonna give their home up to move closer to their jobs? Ha ha ha. Where did they find this jerk?

  53. Since Ignorant, Moron, Mentally Deranged O’Rourke wants people to live close to work, will he pay or his Billionaire father-in-law pay for our housing? If you live in the big cities, the cost of living is 4 times higher.

    O’Rourke is as dumb as SH*T.

  54. Beto (Fake Latino) O’Rourke is absolutely right that everyone has a right to a short commute to work and if these Socialist/Liberal/Demwits have their way, everyone will be in walking distance to the rice paddies assigned to them by the Socialist Government!

  55. Beto O’Rourke is saying miserable things He is more dangerous than Obama

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