The candidate who wants to be the leader of a mass doomsday cult

Daily Mail:

We're doomed! Beto O'Rourke starts presidential campaign by claiming the world faces 'catastrophe' and warns 'hundreds of millions' of climate refugees will overwhelm borders and humanity could go EXTINCT unless we fix the planet in 12 years

Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke warned Thursday in his first presidential campaign stop that parts of the planet will soon become uninhabitable, driving a massive wave of climate 'refugees' across the U.S. border, if America's government doesn't adopt emergency measures within the next 12 years. O'Rourke, 46, had formally announced an hour earlier that he will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, ending months of speculation over whether he would try to translate his newfound political celebrity into a White House bid. In the southwestern Iowa town of Keokuk, a sweater-clad Beto told a smallish crowd that by the time his 12-year-old son is his age 'we may not be able to live in cities that we call home today, like El Paso, Texas. We may not be able to grow our own food and fiber, feed and clothe ourselves in this country.' And in a silent nod to his differences with President Donald Trump on immigration issues, he downplayed the national security threat of ever-larger seas of humanity crossing into the U.S. from Mexico and nations further to the south. 'If you think 300,000 immigrants and asylum-seekers apprehended on the southern border is a problem – and I don't necessarily think that it is,' he said, 'the kind of migration and refugee flows that we will see when entire bands of this world are no longer habitable will be a crisis of a different magnitude altogether.'
What is weird about this idea is that at the same time economic refugees from Central American are flooding the border, wealthy Americans are buying homes in Carribean Islands off the coast of Honduras and paying handsomely for doing so as they flee the harsh winters of the Midwest and the northern US.  How could that be?  These are sophisticated investors who would not throw their money away on an expensive home in Utila or Roatan if they were going to be wiped out by climate change before the mortgage could be paid off assuming they did not pay cash.  He sounds as over the top as AOC.  Perhaps that is the wacky demographic he is aiming for.


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