Beto O’Rourke’s 2012 Words Of Wisdom To A Fellow Democrat Work Very Well As A New Year’s Resolution ??

Photo by Chip Somodevilla-Getty Images, Twitter: @moodyforelpaso

Back in 2012, Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, Joe Moody, was running for reelection when he got a little advice from then Congressman and (possibly) future presidential candidate, Beto O’Rouke.

At the time, O’Rouke jotted down three points of advice that work well as New Year’s resolutions.

They are:

  1. Don’t take any shit
  2. Be clear. Be concise
  3. Be bold, even at the expense of being controversial.

Sounds pretty good to us and turns out the tips sounded pretty good to Moody. He shared a photo of the original note to Twitter with the following caption:

“In 2012, I was running to return to the #txlege. That same year, @BetoORourke was working tirelessly to be the next Congressman from #ElPaso. Late in the campaign he sent me some advice. Tried to follow it since that day.”

“List also makes for great #Resolutions for the #NewYear.”

Twitter agreed it was sound advice and great resolutions. 

Some folks are gearing up for O’Rouke to run for president in 2020.

Of course there was this one disturbing element.

Well maybe we can look past that, this one time.


Written by Jonna Ivin

Jonna Ivin is the founder of STIR Journal and writer of the essay, I Know Why Poor Whites Chant, Trump, Trump, Trump. She has appeared on NPR, OPB, The Roland Martin Show and KCRW. Jonna is the author of the books Will Love For Crumbs, 8th Amendment, and, Sister Girl. Her writing has been featured in Good Magazine, STIR Journal, The Establishment, and xoJane. Twitter @jonnaivin