Beto O’Rourke Raising Money for Gun Control with ‘This Is F*cked Up’ T-Shirts

Beto’s new design is likely the first-ever promotion by a presidential candidate to feature the F-word. (Photo: BetoORourke.com)

Trying his best to raise the profile of a Democratic presidential campaign consistently polling in the 1-3 percent range, Robert “Beto” O’Rourke has adopted the favorite strategy of 14-year-old’s arguing with their parents: the F-bomb.

The O’Rourke campaign recently released a t-shirt that displays the text “This Is F*cked Up” six times followed by “End Gun Violence Now” and “Beto for America.”

The quote references a statement O’Rourke made at an appearance in Fairfax Station, Virginia, after hearing of the massacre in Odessa, Texas, that left seven dead and 22 injured.

“Not sure how many gunmen. We don’t know how many have been killed. We don’t know the motivation. We do not know the firearms that were used or how they acquired them. But here’s what we do know: This is f***** up,” O’Rourke said, later tweeting a video of the speech.

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O’Rourke goes on in the speech to criticize Congress for failing to fund research into “gun violence,” failing to pass a universal background check bill, and failing to close the “loopholes” that allow people to buy a firearm “when they should not be able to.”

He also laments the ability of U.S. residents to purchase an “AR-18” at a gun show without a background check.

The O’Rourke campaign hasn’t commented on the shirt design, but O’Rourke defended his use of the F-word in an interview with MSNBC on Sunday by quoting Minneapolis Rabbi Michael Latz.

“Rabbi Latz came up on my Twitter feed and he said, ‘Profanity is not the F-bomb. What is profane is a 17-month-old baby being shot in the face. What is profane is losing the life of a high school student in that shooting yesterday. He will not be returning to school tomorrow. What is profane is 40,000 gun violence deaths in this country.'”

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O’Rourke appears to be making gun control a central plank in his campaign platform, taking the mantle from California Rep. Eric Swalwell, who was the first Democratic candidate to drop out of the 2020 presidential race.

O’Rourke is making hay from a recent appearance he made at a gun show in Arkansas in which several attendees allegedly came up to him of their own accord and voiced support for his gun control policies. He brought it up again in his speech in Virginia, and he used his appearance at the gun show to fundraise at an event last month.

His “This is F*cked Up” shirt can be had in “Women’s and Unisex” styles for $30 a pop. The O’Rourke website says all proceeds will go to the anti-gun groups Moms Demand Action and March for Our Lives.

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About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over four years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Waco. Follow him on Instagram @bornforgoodluck and email him at jordan@gunsamerica.com.

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  • Floyd October 18, 2019, 1:05 pm

    He’s just doing what commies do before they put you in re education camps or execute you they disarm you.

  • KEN September 13, 2019, 12:17 pm

    That dumb donkey is not in my voting district. He sounds like an ass and talks like an ass must be one!!! Nacho= not yo person too elect. I have family in Odessa and if they new he was coming they would have heckled him. Then he Beto-going across to another country. Maybe he can do infomercials for ISIS!

  • Ejharbet September 11, 2019, 9:17 am

    I’ve heard he got a pile of bloomberg money to start a new gungrabber group.
    It will be called “furries against gun shooters”

  • Rick September 10, 2019, 12:47 am

    Beto is a four-letter word

  • Russ September 7, 2019, 10:18 am

    The only thing F@CKED up is this soy boy Beto O’Rourke. It’s hard to believe there are this many idiots in America today. Take this energy and push for minimum mandatory sentences and no plea bargaining for people who commit crimes with illegally possessed firearms. It’s that simple.

  • Singleshotcajun September 6, 2019, 5:29 pm

    Robert Francis O’Rork is phucked up , this Irish man posing as Tejano is scary and stupida , this is from a Cajun Texan.

  • Mr. Sparkles September 6, 2019, 3:47 pm

    What is profane is that there was no good guy there with a gun to stop the, obviously, bad man with the gun.

    When seconds counted, the cops were minutes(lots of them) away.

  • Blayne Birck September 6, 2019, 2:26 pm

    Beto is the only thing that is F*CKED UP!!!

  • Bernard Fehringer September 6, 2019, 1:23 pm

    That Tee shirt is a perfect description of Beto O’Rourke.

  • D.J. September 6, 2019, 11:58 am

    Mr. o’rourke is definitely the authority of ” Foxtroted ” – up .
    When I consider ” foxtrot ” jobs , he certainly is at the top
    of said list .

  • Michael September 6, 2019, 11:04 am

    Here in Texas, O’Rourke’s nickname is “Nacho”, as in “Nacho Senator!” (Lol). His family has been involved in some shady deals in the El Paso area over the past, and his father has said in numerous interviews over the years that he specifically gave his son the nickname “Beto” to aid him in that predominantly Hispanic city. O’Rourke is just a well-to-do kid who has used his family’s wealth and influence to keep him out of trouble. Nothing to see with Nacho – he’s just a punk.

  • Michael September 6, 2019, 11:03 am

    Here in Texas, O’Rourke’s nickname is “Nacho”, as in “Nacho Senator!” (Lol). His family has been involved in some shady deals in the El Paso area over the past, and his father has said in numerous interviews over the years that he specifically gave his son the nickname “Beto” to aid him in that predominantly Hispanic city. O’Rourke is just a well-to-do kid who has used his family’s wealth and influence to keep him out of trouble. Nothing to see with Nacho – he’s just a punk.

  • gf September 6, 2019, 10:44 am

    I live in El Paso and can say with certainty that the only thing Beto is interested in is raising money for himself. There needs to be a criminal investigation into his money raising schemes and where the money really is going. It wouldn’t take long and his pocket would be the answer. He doesn’t want to hold public office, he wants to get richer on the backs of gullible people and he’s doing it in broad daylight right in front of all America and we are letting him.

    • GomeznSA September 6, 2019, 11:19 am

      I’m still waiting for the FEC to charge him for illegally using campaign funds to aid one of the caravans. And waiting, and waiting and waiting – you can bet that if someone from any other party had done that they would already have been fined and/or jailed.

  • John e September 6, 2019, 10:39 am

    When will they realize that if you have a nut willing to kill people who has a gun and you take the gun away what do you have. A nut willing to kill people looking at 1 or thousands of other options.

    • Home Reeves October 6, 2019, 2:15 pm

      Well you should run for office you already have a good tee shirt and the clarity and simplicity is great but more importantly it is the only truth that the corrupt class will never see so just stand helplessly by as the defender for the offender

  • Robert L Godeaux September 6, 2019, 9:46 am

    What an idiot.

  • Jon Dough September 6, 2019, 9:03 am

    O’Rourke (or whatever his REAL name is…) is AN EMBARRASSMENT to the human race; a serial liar, a pretender, who assumed a different race & ethnicity for political gain, and a totalitarian OATH BREAKER”. An atypical socialist politician who will let nothing stand in his way to gain prominence over the American
    Sheeple (that’s 50+ % of the voting public -thanks to their indoctrination from the national “education” system -handed them by… their socialist/communist ‘educators’.

    Shame on you, American public for not seeing this happening 4 or 5 DECADES AGO and rising up to eradicate it

    * EVERY ‘public servant’ in America MUST take an oath of office before assuming that office. It reads, as follows:

    OATH of OFFICE: ” I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God. ”

    OATHS mean what they say. America is thousands behind in applying the consequences for this TREASON to the people. The long standing traditional punishment being hanging by the neck, until dead.

    Don’t you think it’s about time it was begun again?

    • MIKE OKELLY September 6, 2019, 12:31 pm

      oh yes it is time,way past time

    • Home Reeves October 6, 2019, 2:20 pm

      Well you should run for office you already have a good tee shirt and the clarity and simplicity is great but more importantly it is the only truth that the corrupt class will never see so just stand helplessly by as the defender for the offender

    • Home Reeves October 6, 2019, 2:37 pm

      Well said hopefully it falls not on deaf ears but you must be a person who has taken the oath soldier probably to state the long oath it’s shorter for law enforcement but with the same intent anyway you’re posting is a must read truth that i will show my 13 year old son and have a discussion about what a oath is means and the cost and the heroes he will never get to know because of the price and that is a great shame but owner ship has always been paid in blood we must always honor them

  • Dixie September 6, 2019, 8:45 am

    Beto thinks that using the juvenile nickname his parents gave him makes him “cool”, sort of like talking about the skateboard he claims to own. I’ve got a far better name he can call himself — Beat Off. It’s very appropriate because he is constantly stroking his ego until he ejaculates nonsensical statements to pleasure himself and appeal to the prurient interests of the half-dozen voyeurs attending his rallies. I can hear their chant now as he approaches the microphone at his next public appearance, “BEAT OFF!, BEAT OFF!, BEAT OFF!…”

  • Son_of_Liberty September 6, 2019, 8:08 am

    “Beto is Raising Money for Himself by Selling T-shirts”.

    Headline fixed

  • Poggy jones September 6, 2019, 7:58 am

    Maybe he would make a better foreign relations diplomat, than a president, with his verbal ability?

  • Al G September 6, 2019, 7:56 am

    Unfortunately, the only one who is “F”ed up is the creator of the shirt.

  • Rob September 6, 2019, 7:19 am

    Beto is f’d up. Trump 2020!

  • Gordon September 6, 2019, 4:40 am

    How about the same shirt with “stop drunk driving murder”

    • Aaron September 6, 2019, 9:12 am

      Or the same shirt with “Stop abortion, it is Murder!”

  • Sepp W September 5, 2019, 5:49 pm

    STOP USING BETO! He’s got baggage, he’s a member of the incapable and unproductive club, and beats me how Texans were duped into electing him for U.S House.

    • PB- dave September 6, 2019, 7:51 am

      Gee , I wonder….. maybe not requiring voter registration ID, maybe ballots in foreign languages, maybe allowing same-day registrations, maybe allowing absentee voting weeks or months in advance(snowbird affect) , maybe different voting protocols in different counties (you’d be surprised what a ballot could be thrown out for), workers in retirement homes “helping” residents vote, and on and on… Then the big one, the invasion of Californians, all too ready to Californicate your state so it resembles the one they just escaped.

    • Zupglick September 6, 2019, 9:00 am

      He’s got a rich father-in-law.

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