Beto O’Rourke Says GOP Has “Death Cult Mentality”

( The Democrats demonstrate their contempt for 50% of the American population more by the day, with failed presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke telling MSNBC that he thinks the Republican Party and the Trump administration have a “death cult mentality,” over their support of the Second Amendment and their response to the coronavirus.

On Wednesday, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who unsuccessfully challenged Republican Senator Ted Cruz for his Texas seat, made the shocking claims to MSNBC’s Joy Reid.

Speaking about the response to the coronavirus, Joy Reid read a statement from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos about the coronavirus.

“’Risk is involved in everything we do from riding a bike to riding a rocket into space and everything in-between,’” Reid quoted De Vos. “What do you make of the secretary of education likening little kids like yours, that they should take the same kind of risk that astronauts take, who risk death to go to the moon?” Reid asked.

This is when O’Rourke made the comment, but before we get to that, can we take a moment to appreciate Joy Reid’s total inability to understand the English language here? She completely missed the part of the sentence where DeVos referenced the risk of riding a bike and all the varying levels of risk that exist between riding a bicycle to riding a spaceship.

Just to be clear – Reid completely ignored that.

Anyway, O’Rourke missed it too, and said, “These are the same people who want us to accept that more people, including more children, will die of gun violence this year in America than in any other developed country bar none.”

“It’s just the price of quote-unquote freedom in this country,” he said. “And in some ways, they’ve almost won that fight. If you look at the gun laws that are on the books and the gun laws that should be on the books and aren’t in this country, in some ways, we have tacitly accepted this historic, tragic level of gun violence in America.”

“It’s that same kind of death cult mentality that asks us to accept one quarter, 25% of the world’s COVID cases, one quarter, 25% of the world’s COVID deaths, though we represent only 4% of the globe’s population.”

If there’s one way to describe O’Rourke, it might be in the same words as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson who recently labeled the leader of the Labour Party “Captain Hindsight.”

It’s easy for people like O’Rourke, who doesn’t hold public office, to criticize people in power, isn’t it?