The Latest: O’Rourke evokes Trump’s ‘Lyin’ Ted’ in debate.
It looks like to me O’Rourke is the “pot calling the kettle black?”
Which means: “The pot calling the kettle black” is an idiom used to claim that a person is guilty of the very thing of which they accuse another. As generally understood, the person accusing (the “pot”) is understood to share some quality with the target of their accusation (the “kettle”). The pot is mocking the kettle for a little soot when the pot itself is thoroughly covered with it.
SAN ANTONIO — The Latest on the Texas Senate race debate between Republican incumbent Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke:
Beto O’Rourke has evoked a nickname Donald Trump bestowed on his then-2016 presidential rival Ted Cruz, “Lyin’ Ted,” as the Democrat went on the offensive repeatedly during a Texas Senate debate in San Antonio.
Early into the action, Cruz criticized O’Rourke for supporting a proposal that explored imposing a tax on oil production. O’Rourke responded: “Senator Cruz is not going to be honest with you” adding “it’s why the president called him Lyin’ Ted and its why the nickname stuck.”
Problem with O’Rourke is he lives in El Paso, Texas, which is as far left as you can get in Texas and still live in TX. Is that why he is so far left in his thinking? Or is it that – that is as far as Texans would let him come into Texas cause he is such a leftist.
We all know who the real liar is; and, it isn’t Ted Cruz.