He truly is a Kennedy. I can't think of a more Kennedyesque response than the one that Robert Francis 'Bobby' O'Rourke just gave. The Democrat politician, who is the son-in-law of a billionaire, doesn't like giving to charity. But that's okay. He gave at the office. The political office.
Beto O'Rourke defends meager donations to charity, saying he sacrifices through public service
Is he sacrificing here or are we sacrificing?
I would think that employing Bobby on the public dime so his billionaire father-in-law doesn't have to, would be our sacrifice. Clearly the lefty message about Americans subsidizing billionaires has a point when it comes to Bobby.
Beto O'Rourke defended his meager rate of charitable giving on Tuesday night, saying that he doesn't report all of his donations to the IRS and in any case, he contributes in other ways through his work in politics.
"I've served in public office since 2005. I do my best to contribute to the success of my community, my state and now, of my country. There are ways that I do this that are measurable. And there are ways that I do this that are immeasurable," he said.
The breathaking arrogance of this isn't just Kennedyesque, it's Obamaesque. This man doesn't have to give to charity. Running for office is his great act of charity. To us. The little people.
Bobby O'Rourke's contributions are "immeasurable". Don't even try measuring them. There isn't a microscope small enough.