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It’s not entirely surprising that politicians have a few skeletons hiding in their closets. However sometime the news is more shocking than others, like learning that one high-profile candidate for 2020 was once a member of a prolific hacking group.

During an interview, Beto O’Rourke admitted that he was once involved with the early hacking group, the Cult of the Dead Cow.

“There’s just this profound value in being able to be apart from the system and look at it critically and have fun while you’re doing it,” O’Rourke said. “I think of the Cult of the Dead Cow as a great example of that.”

The hacking group takes the name from an abandoned Texas slaughterhouse and is considered responsible for coining the term “hacktivism.” The group gained notoriety after making available tools that could be used to hack Microsoft Windows.

Over a dozen members of the group have come forward to recognize O’Rourke as a former member of the group.

While there has been no evidence to appear that shows what role O’Rourke did or did not play within the group, it is questionable that a presidential contender would feel so permitting of hackers. 

10 COMMENTS

    • @ james f Fairchild: They didn’t mention the Burglary charge (changed to trespassing) and the DUI and leaving the scene of an accident that sent 4 people to the hospital. All charges changed or dropped because his father was a rich man. He is very Kennedy like! Not Far Right Fake News…….

    • And now we might have a president that was amember of a gang-cult called the” Cult of the DEAD Cow” group! I SURE WOULDN’T WANT TO SEE ANYONE LIKE THAT AS OUR PRESIDENT. WHAT WOULD WORLD LEADERS THINK ABOUT THAT. I THINK BECAUSE OF ALL HIS OTHER STUPID MISTAKES HE SHOULDNT BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE HIS CAMPAIGN. IF HE DOES THE PEOPLE OF THE US ARE SMARTER THAN HAVING A CULT MEMBER FOR A LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD! This man is turning into a real first class idiot!

    • DID THIS JUST HAPPEN RECENTLY? SO SORRY! WE DO HAVE A COMPLETE BUNCH OF LOONEY TUNES RUNNING OUR DEMS PARTY. U SHOULD HAVE FILED CHARGES OF THE INCIDENT.

  1. I consider “hacking” as a violation of a citizen’s rights. If this loon thinks it was smart and still thinks it is smart to hack into someone’s personal account, I do not see how he is fit for office. He is just too immature and a criminal at that.

  2. I consider “hacking” to be a violation of a citizen’s rights. That is an invasion of privacy. If this loon thinks it was smart and funny to do what he did and still feels that way I do not see that he is fit for the highest office in the land. He is too immature and a criminal. He should be prosecuted.

  3. Just another Loser that has no chance in hell of winning against Trump. He has no clue what to do or how to handle it all. All he and others like him want is the pay offs, the bribes, bought and sold politicians, and crooked law breaking criminals that want to steal our hard tax paying dollars just to line their filthy pockets.

  4. This person is a complete wacko. He dreams of killing children, eats dirt from N.M. because he heard it makes you smarter and healthier, hacks into other peoples computers, etc. etc. He is dangerous and truth be told, he should be instutionalized.

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