Poor Robert Francis O’Rourke. Beto — as the kids call him — has been fading in the polls behind his fellow Democrat Brigade of presidential candidates.

It was only a month ago that he was the “it” kid — the young and hip politician that would set the political world ablaze and cruise to the nomination.

Now he is drawing small crowds of a few hundred — not thousands.

Last week, O’Rourke drew a paltry crowd of 200 at a speech in Las Vegas hosted by the SEIU and the Center for American Progress.

Desperate to regain attention, O’Rourke uttered a delusional statement about illegal immigration. He compared illegal immigration to slavery.

Beto Compares Illegal Immigration to Slavery

That’s right — enforcing our immigration laws is the equivalent of slavery.

He really is desperate for attention.

I’ll oblige him and give him some attention. Here are the words of Robert O’Rourke:

“[With immigration, there are] millions living in the shadows, working some of the toughest jobs, lucky to make a minimum wage, still not even making that … [Immigrants are] kept in modern day bondage, their immigration status used as leverage to keep them down from fully participating in this country’s success and in our economy, an economy that works too well for too few and not well enough for most Americans.”

There are a few glaring errors in Bob’s statement.

These immigrants come here of their own volition — no one is forcing them to break our laws.

They are allowed the opportunity to present themselves at our border where they can ask to be granted asylum.

Many of them are released into the country as they await the decision of their request.

That is when many of them slip through the cracks.

Many of them receive work visas, then overstay their visas.

The family separation policies were started during the Obama administration, but no one seemed to care at the time. Now Donald Trump is president, and the liberals are losing their minds.

O’Rourke’s Statement is Disrespectful to the Memory of Slaves

Beto’s statement cheapens the suffering that ACTUAL slaves endured.

Slaves used to be bought and sold at markets and physically separated from their families … never to see them again.

Many made the ocean voyage from Africa to America in barbaric conditions aboard ships. Hundreds were crammed into the same quarters and forced to stay there for the duration of the voyage.

Unlike today’s migrants, they had no choice.

Many were beaten and were not allowed to escape for fear of punishment. Free people were compelled, by law, to return the slaves to their owners.

In the famous Dred Scott case, the Supreme Court ruled that black men were not citizens of the United States.

Eventually, 600,000 Americans died to end slavery in America.

O’Rourke has the nerve to compare modern day immigration to the slave trade.

This is the Democratic Party in 2019.

Bob should know better. He has called for reparation payments to be made to the descendants of slaves. He must have some knowledge of the slave trade … however, he compares modern day illegal immigration to the evil institution.

He’s off his rocker!

Our nation needs immigrants. However, they need to come here legally. They need to get in line and prove their merit. They need to show that they won’t be a drain on our resources and a threat to our citizens.

That is all that is being asked of them. However, Beto sees nefarious intent behind those who support this policy. Anyone that supports the policy is equivalent to a plantation owner.

That is despicable and shouldn’t be tolerated.

Unfortunately, it will be glossed over by the mainstream media. They will cover for him.

That still doesn’t change the fact that Beto is no longer the media darling he once was. He has been replaced, at the moment, by Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

O’Rourke is trailing Mayor Pete in Iowa and New Hampshire. According to RealClearPolitics, Buttigieg is at 11.3% and O’Rourke is at 5.3% in Iowa. In New Hampshire, Mayor Pete is at 13% and Beto is at 4.5%.

He is no longer the kid on the block.

Poor Robert Francis O’Rourke.