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Gay Is the New Black: The Pete Buttigieg Presidential Candidacy
PJ Media ^ | 01/25/2019 | D.C. Macallister

Posted on 01/25/2019 8:03:25 AM PST by SeekAndFind

We need to talk about Pete Buttigieg and why his candidacy for president in the age of identity politics is negatively disruptive — though this certainly doesn’t mean he shouldn’t run. He’s the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and the first openly gay candidate to run for president. It’s not a comfortable discussion. I’ll be called a homophobe for having it. But it’s necessary, so let’s dive right in.

The politics of the Democratic Party is driven by an ideology that pits one group against another. Blacks against whites. Gays against straights. Women against men. Political agendas and views are often put in that frame. We saw the consequences of this during Barack Obama’s reign as the first black president. If you criticized him, you were called a racist. Almost all statements and judgments regarding his policies and performance were filtered through the lens of identity politics.

This was true with the candidacy of Hillary Clinton as well. Democrats tried to put any criticism of her agenda in that context. Women who opposed her were called traitors to their sex. Men who refused to vote for her were inevitably called misogynists who didn’t want a female president.

Most of the time these accusations were untrue, but the truth doesn’t matter in identity politics. Character, qualifications, and political philosophies don’t matter. It’s all about the group identity based on the hierarchy of historical victimhood, which elevates anyone who is not a white, straight man to the top of the ticket.

Like it or not, this is the state of our culture today. Politics is saturated with it. It worsened under the presidency of Obama for obvious reasons. The more you criticized his progressive and anti-American policies, the more you were labeled a racist.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2020; buttigieg; gay; potus
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Mayor Pete Buttigieg talks with an AP reporter at Farmers Market in South Bend, Ind., Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019.
1 posted on 01/25/2019 8:03:25 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Butt-I-Gig? Appropriate name for a male homo.


2 posted on 01/25/2019 8:04:54 AM PST by JimRed ( TERM LIMITS, NOW! Build the Wall Faster! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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To: SeekAndFind

i will need phonetic pronunciation please...

peter butt a gig?

peter butt cheese?

peter boo to gays?


3 posted on 01/25/2019 8:06:38 AM PST by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: SeekAndFind

A mentally ill president?

I’ll pass.


4 posted on 01/25/2019 8:07:29 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Gay Is the New Black

This title is 20 years old.

5 posted on 01/25/2019 8:08:06 AM PST by aimhigh (1 John 3:23 "And THIS is His commandment . . . ")
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To: SeekAndFind
Pete Buttigieg, gay mayor of South Bend. You can't make this stuff up.
6 posted on 01/25/2019 8:08:11 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham ("God is a spirit, and man His means of walking on the earth.")
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To: aimhigh

RE: This title is 20 years old.

OK, I don’t think this title has ever been done before:

Transgender is the new Gay is the new black.


7 posted on 01/25/2019 8:10:00 AM PST by SeekAndFind (look at Michigan, it will)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

RE: Pete Buttigieg, gay mayor of South Bend. You can’t make this stuff up.

And if you can’t pronounce his family name, you can shorten it to Pete Butt :)


8 posted on 01/25/2019 8:11:01 AM PST by SeekAndFind (look at Michigan, it will)
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To: SeekAndFind

So why did Pete Buttigieg, the Mayor of South Bend, just announce that he’s running in 2020.

For the White House.

Pete Buttigieg seems popular in South Bend. And Democrats are still trying to figure out how to win in reddish states. Pete Buttigieg is a gay man who has done well in a more conservative part of the country. No wonder some Dems think he might be the answer.

But it’s hard to look at South Bend and see it as a success story, no matter how often Pete Buttigieg and his supporters push that claim.

South Bend remains a poor area. Its poverty rate is around a quarter. And everyone seems to do poorly in South Bend. Except Pete.

Hispanic households in South Bend have a 32.9% income poverty rate, which is 10 percentage points higher than the national Hispanic income poverty rate.

Asian American households in South Bend aren’t faring much better. Even though Asian Americans only comprise 1.4% of the city’s population, these households have significantly lower median incomes compared to the national average. At $31,313 annually, Asian Americans in South Bend are making less than half of the $74,245 annual median income for Asian Americans nationwide.

Depressing Asian incomes is a real achievement.

For example, the median African American household income in South Bend is $14,000 lower than the national average. As such, 40.2% of African Americans in the city fall below the poverty line, a number which is almost twice the national poverty rate for African American households.

Also South Bend has been listed as one of the most dangerous cities in America. And one of the worst cities to live in.

South Bend, Indiana is one of the most dangerous cities in the United States. There were 1,012 violent crimes in South Bend for every 100,000 residents in 2016, more than double both the state and national violent crime rates of 405 incidents and 386 incidents per 100,000 people, respectively. As is often the case in high crime areas, property values in South Bend are depressed.

So obviously it’s time for Mayor Pete to put on his boots and run for president.

When Giuliani ran for the White House, he was coming off an amazing transformation of New York City. Being the mayor of one of the worst places to live in America is not your exit cue for higher office.

But it worked for Senator Cory Booker. Andrew Gillium has done the same thing.

The responsible thing to do, if you think you can fix the country, is to start by fixing your city. Instead Mayor Pete wants to run away from South Bend to the White House.

Considering the state of South Bend, what does that mean for America?

Link: https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/272662/dem-mayor-one-poorest-cities-america-run-president-daniel-greenfield


9 posted on 01/25/2019 8:12:21 AM PST by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: SeekAndFind

"....like a hyena marching band I tells ya"

10 posted on 01/25/2019 8:12:53 AM PST by Doogle (( USAF.68-73....8th TFW Ubon Thailand....never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: teeman8r

I was thinking it’s pronounced “Bootie-gig”.


11 posted on 01/25/2019 8:14:09 AM PST by Sans-Culotte (Time to get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Buttigieg/Santorum ticket...


12 posted on 01/25/2019 8:15:22 AM PST by Chauncey Gardiner
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To: JimRed

Butt Krieg.

Wasn’t that the type of warfare the Germans used on the Greeks?


13 posted on 01/25/2019 8:18:00 AM PST by PGR88
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

Even Notre Dame is getting in on the act...covering up murals of Christopher Columbus.


14 posted on 01/25/2019 8:19:16 AM PST by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: SeekAndFind

Democrat debates are going to be fun.


15 posted on 01/25/2019 8:20:27 AM PST by bramps (It's the Islam, stupid!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think I need to buy popcorn futures. Is a normal straight white male running on the Dem ticket? I might have to run, so a Dem could have a normal candidate.


16 posted on 01/25/2019 8:20:35 AM PST by Deplorable American1776 (Proud to be a DeplorableAmerican with a Deplorable Family...even the dog is, too. :-))
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To: SeekAndFind

This rambling screed almost makes a person want to vote for “Mayor Pete.” The fact is that the guy is mentally ill. His political decisions are all colored by his obsessive concern about his own sexual perversion. That the people of South Bend keep supporting him is evidence of two problems there: (1) the severely impoverished population have been brainwashed by the tV shows they watch all day and (2) the profs at leftist Notre Dame just love pushing perversion on everybody else.


17 posted on 01/25/2019 8:25:18 AM PST by madprof98
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To: Deplorable American1776

RE: Is a normal straight white male running on the Dem ticket?

Is Joe Biden normal?


18 posted on 01/25/2019 8:25:41 AM PST by SeekAndFind (look at Michigan, it will)
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19 posted on 01/25/2019 8:27:00 AM PST by PGR88
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To: SeekAndFind

Peter Buttplug is a fag; a mentally deranged pervert unfit for the Oval Office.


20 posted on 01/25/2019 8:27:04 AM PST by NorthMountain (... the right of the peopIe to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed)
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