Beto O’Rourke: Texas Voting Surge ‘A Good Sign For Texas Democrats’ | Katy Tur | MSNBC

Beto O’Rourke: Texas Voting Surge ‘A Good Sign For Texas Democrats’ | Katy Tur | MSNBC 1


Texas cast more than a million votes this week. While traditionally deep red, the Democratic party there says that turnout is only one of several promising signs the state could go blue for the first time since Jimmy Carter in 1976. Former Texas Congressman and former 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate, Beto O'Rourke joins Katy Tur to discuss. Aired on 10/16/2020.
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Beto O’Rourke: Texas Voting Surge ‘A Good Sign For Texas Democrats’ | Katy Tur | MSNBC

90 Comments on "Beto O’Rourke: Texas Voting Surge ‘A Good Sign For Texas Democrats’ | Katy Tur | MSNBC"

  1. Allen Yoroichi | October 16, 2020 at 5:08 PM | Reply

    Criminal Indictments by Administration

    Donald Trump (so far) — 215
    Richard Nixon — 76
    George W. Bush — 16
    Bill Clinton — 2
    Jimmy Carter — 1
    Barack Obama — 0

    • @brainchild your name should be dumbchild. Indictment does not mean you are guilty. Go read a book.

    • @Keith Johnson – Shelby GT500 sourcing Fox “news” says it all…

    • Keith Johnson - Shelby GT500 | October 16, 2020 at 9:32 PM | Reply

      @scott Phipps – and the Income Gap between the 1% and the rest of us, grew to its widest point since the 1920s under 8 years of Barack Obama.

      Obama made the Rich, Richer, because that’s what Liberalism does, and why they Donate so much to the Political Campaigns of Democrats

    • Anddddd that has no affect on how I eat, sleep or get paid,soooooo 🤷🏻‍♂️

    • @sunny daydim day?

  2. WELL DONE EVERYONE. VOTE FOR BIDEN-HARRIS. VOTE IN PERSON, IF YOU CAN AND VOTE IN EARLY VOTING. Don’t trust the polls and the postmaster. Stay safe and stay well. Thanks. I am Texan and I VOTED BLUE ALL THE WAY.

  3. The only way to cure ‘Cancer’, is to cut it out. Gov. Abbott is ‘Cancer’!

    • @Allan Burns nah..pence will prob pardon him so he will only do state prison..that’s rikers in N.Y. tho right? 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • @E Hole Cornyn +8.

    • Keith Johnson - Shelby GT500 | October 16, 2020 at 6:30 PM | Reply

      *Why Joe Biden’s ‘Tax The Rich’ Plan Is The Wrong Path For Spending Boosts, Despite The $400,000-Earner Pledge*
      Sept 6, 2020

      *Joe Biden has promised a vast array of new spending — not, perhaps, as much as Bernie Sanders had, but enough for Sanders to praise him as having “a chance to be the most progressive president since FDR.” His spending plans total $6 trillion over 10 years according to Marc Joffe writing at The Hill, or as much as $8 trillion according to the calculations of James Capretta at AEI. The new spending includes $2.0 trillion in new healthcare spending such as increased ACA/Obamacare subsidies, a “public option,” and Medicare eligibility at age 60; $1.7 trillion in “Green New Deal” spending; $1.6 trillion in new education spending across all levels; $0.5 trillion in paid leave benefits; $0.5 trillion in Social Security spending, and more. It all adds up.*

      And Biden has promised an array of new taxes, which the Tax Foundation estimates totalling up to $3.8 trillion over 10 years, and the Tax Policy Center calculates at $4.0 trillion. As Capretta summarizes:

      “He would: push the corporate tax rate up from 21 to 28 percent; apply the combined employer-employee Social Security payroll tax rate of 12.4 percent to all earnings above $400,000 annually; increase the top income tax rate to 39.6 percent immediately, up from 37.0 percent today; tax capital gains as ordinary income; phase out passthrough business income deductions for households with total incomes over $400,000 annually; impose new taxes on pharmaceutical manufacturers, banks, and real estate companies; and impose many other smaller tax hike provisions.”

      At the same time, Biden has pledged that under no circumstances will taxpayers with incomes under $400,000 pay more in taxes — and the campaign insists that this pledge is so “ironclad” that any provision that would otherwise impact them, will be adjusted to “hold harmless those below $400,000.”

      This simply isn’t reasonable. Irrespective of one’s opinions on how expansive government spending should be, it is simply not responsible to promise that “the rich” can pay for everything we want.

    • @Keith Johnson – Shelby GT500 I am sure voter will go to Joe Biden’s election website to read their policies. No needs to twist their facts.

  4. Don’t mess with Texas. Somebody needs to remind the governor and the GOP of the state mantra.

  5. Those sneaky Republicans – Texas Governor Greg Abbott is taking out and limiting official ballot drop boxes while the GOP in California is put up illegal ballot drop boxes and refusing to take them down.

    • @Traitorhater, Get a rope Of course the Democrats do it all the time don’t they!! (sarcastic)……

    • Republican really knows how to play dirty. Just don’t let them to fool you. Vote early and vote in person. It’s worth the wait.

    • @Jeff Gibson Aren’t you funny. Why do people want to blame everything on the democrats instead of taking responsibility for their own actions?

    • @birdlynn hubbard Just remember these don’t represent all Republicans. Many of them were blindsided by the slow takeover of the party. United we stand.

    • @Colin Luckens Governor Pat Brown (Jerry’s father) and LBJ started flooding the southwest with immigrants in the 1960’s and almost every state has flipped blue. Until Trump came along.

  6. Let us get out and VOTE in GREAT NUMBERS for BIDEN/HARRIS so there is NO QUESTION as to who is the clear WINNER!

  7. end the reign of terror & division; unite the country, VOTE BIDEN/ HARRIS. VOTE BLUE!

    • Yes Michigan Wolverines but vote Trump/Pence vote Biden for Senate he said 3 Times noe

    • Elliott Bethea | October 16, 2020 at 6:33 PM | Reply


    • @Elliott Bethea And so will Taliban that endorsed Trump. SO Wolverines are in good company!

  8. Anxious Neck Games | October 16, 2020 at 5:29 PM | Reply

    No one wants to vote for one of the four hosemen of the apocalypse, the plague rat in chief.

  9. This Texas Catholic women has voted for Biden!!

    • @Adorable Deplorable Oracle I’m not voting for Trump because he broke the record on deficit spending. There is nothing remotely fiscally conservative about the guy. This is in addition to him being a horrible example of ethics and personal behavior. When you pump liquidity into the market non-stop it looks great on paper as far as market measures. What you actually get is inflation, which is the worst tax of all unless you are wealthy and we’ll hedged. I’m pretty well off myself, but voting for Trump just because of that is against my principles.

    • @Keith Johnson – Shelby GT500 Trump has cost the country more in his incompetent handling of the current pandemic. Throw in the money Trump stole from the veterans charity, the military, and the cost of all his golf trips to his own resort, the lawyers fees for his criminal activities in and out of office, the illegal expenditures for his campaign activities in the White house, the use of the Whitehouse to advertize his business and sell Ivanka’s products, the give away of public lands/resources and military equipment and information and your inventory of what you think Biden is planning still has room to grow.

    • Janis Totham-Davies | October 16, 2020 at 10:16 PM | Reply

      @King OfTroy What are you on about? You make no sense at all.

    • @King OfTroy Just the one on his own citizens.

    • @Colin Dimech a guy with a cat😬 thats all I need to know about u🙄 to know ur a beta

  10. If these trends are accurate, the Blue Tsunami is gonna DROWN the GOP. 😁😈

  11. Control Yourself | October 16, 2020 at 5:34 PM | Reply

    Lets bring Ronald Reagan moment back we in disgusting era vote blue all the way down Biden/Harris 2020 tx

  12. Texans aren’t stupid trump!!! Vote blue.

  13. Vaclav Majdanek | October 16, 2020 at 5:37 PM | Reply

    Don’t let Trump steal your election, civil rights, and country! VOTE FOR BIDEN!

    • @Alexander Angelo lol we will see. I have no problem being able to deal with politicians letting the people down. I I’m used to it. I think all the president’s should be put on trial for any crimes that they commit while in office. Just to keep them honest…

    • @Alexander Angelo I agree with that to a certain extent. It also has to do with bad management, policies and more. California already has a high tax, a state tax, and a big population, so imagine what it’s going to take to bring the state back. Right now they’re dealing with a lot of homelessness, feces needles Etc all over certain areas. That has to do with California government leaders decisions. Texas has high property taxes but yet we’re still able to afford what we need and more!. We have no state tax which helps also. Why haven’t they fixed that? Because they’re already in so much debt they can’t afford it. That’s why they haven’t passed Medicare for all in that state because they already know it will double or triple their debt. It has a lot more to do then just taxes. Try looking at the policies that failed California! Example : That Governor spent 5.4 BILLION on a bullet train that never got done! It’s still uncompleted! A waste of BILLIONS OF DOLLARS, that could’ve helped somewhere else! And that’s just one example off the top of my head.

    • @DON JOHN you losers never learned to deal with it. its been one criminal democrat act after another, following the presidents election in 2016. this president has done more for working people than any president in my lifetime. have you bothered to read USMCA. do you have any idea how thoroughly USMCA destroys NAFTA. i know the media you follow don’t report on USMCA. but you can still find copies online. there are even a couple of decent summaries comparing USMCA to NAFTA. it’s incredible what the president has done to help working people. and he’s implemented great policies across the board. but nothing sums it up better than USMCA. you read that, and you’ll never even think of voting democrat again.

  14. How can you people in Texas vote for the biggest loser this country as ever had. TRUMP OUT PERIOD..

  15. I have HOPE!!
    Please fellow Americans Vote Biden
    We can do Better and be BETTER

  16. Pequod Express | October 16, 2020 at 6:05 PM | Reply

    It is insane how we casually talk about a U.S. president planning on stealing an election as something we just have to put up with. This is what third-world countries do. The U.S. has fallen far and fast, and very little of this is Donald Trump’s fault. He has merely been the catalyst that has brought the enablers into the light.

  17. I hope America can make me proud again, and vote for Biden. “AMERICA, MAKE ME PROUD AGAIN!”

    • birdlynn hubbard | October 16, 2020 at 6:54 PM | Reply

      Exactly, I think that is what we all are feeling, well, most of us anyhow. We want that proud feeling again, safe feeling where we can wake up and feel the hope of a country with good will, a president who believes in us all and unifies us all. That is the right direction, we want to feel we are on the right course again, finding our way back home. Vote Blue, all the way, Team America!

    • Joseph Larry bradley | October 16, 2020 at 6:57 PM | Reply

      Joe Biden is more confused than Michael Obama’s Gynecologists. MSNBC fact checkers confirmed.

    • “MAPA”

    • @Joseph Larry bradley is foreign and has no content in his channel.

  18. Gov Abbott: “Only one location per county!”
    Texans: “Nah.”
    Gov Abbott: “I’m not gonna let you all vote!!!”
    Texans: “uh, NAH!”

  19. VOTE HIM OUT!!! BLUE WAVE!!! A mask, face shield, and a chair is all that is needed to VOTE IN PERSON! LET’S DO LET’S DO IT!!! #BidenHarris2020🌊🌊🌊💙🌹🦋🇺🇸

  20. Propulsion Studios | October 16, 2020 at 6:21 PM | Reply

    This Arizonan voted for Biden/Harris all-the-way!!! GO VOTE!!!

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