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Pete Buttigieg isnít going to win
Spectator ^ | 2/8/20 | Roger Kimball

Posted on 02/09/2020 10:24:15 AM PST by conservative98

Pete Buttigieg isn’t going to win You may as well start on his political obituary once you’ve finished with Joe Biden’s

Roger Kimball 8 February 2020 3:49 PM

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As Joe Biden once said of his old (but then-future) boss B. Obama, the 38-year-old former Mayor of South Bend is bright, articulate, and cleans up well. But the idea — an idea that is assiduously circulated by his supporters — that he is ‘moderate’ is ridiculous. In fact, those scrambling for the perfect political epitaph for PB might consider ‘moderate’ in scare quotes.

Remember, Mayor Peter is the openly gay son of the editor and translator of Antonio Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks. Gramsci’s important contribution to the literature of totalitarian tyranny was his idea that Communist dictatorship could only come to free countries by means of a ‘long march through the institutions’, cultural as well as political. The left has pretty well accomplished this with respect to the universities and the elite cultural institutions of the media and the so-called ‘arts community’. Mayor Pete wants to finish the job through such expedients as packing the Supreme Court with six more seats, abolishing the electoral college (it’s ‘undemocratic’, he says), disarming the populace (a precaution tyrants always take), providing a ‘glide path‘ for the government takeover of healthcare, opening up the borders, and forcing taxpayers to foot the bill for college, even for illegal immigrants, whom he also wants to offer amnesty. It’s a start, Comrade.

The truth is, Buttigieg is about as moderate as Bernie Sanders. He comes off as more reasonable than Bernie because he has a more soothing demeanor. (And he comes off as more reasonable than Elizabeth Warren because he does not sound like a screeching harridan whose hectoring voice is like a witch’s nails drawn across a blackboard.) He quotes — and misquotes — scripture. He sounds reasonable, so long as you ponder the timber of his voice and don’t ponder the substance of what he says.

But at the end of the day, this Ivy- and Oxbridge-educated ‘progressive veteran’ is a Gramscian radical. He is there with with Ralph ‘make-’em-comfortable’ Northam on abortion, though he has gotten pretty deft at avoiding the issue. Abortion, in fact, seems to be the one issue on which he wants the government to stay out of our lives. About everything else, it’s all government all the time.

Mayor Pete will have a scintillating couple of months while the media pretends that he might possibly win the nomination. But he can’t, and that will become obvious, I predict, shortly after Super Tuesday. I am really not sure who would have the best chance against Donald Trump in November. I am confident, though, that the sacrificial lamb will not be Mayor Pete Buttigieg.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: buttigieg; homonazicandidate; petebuttigieg
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1 posted on 02/09/2020 10:24:15 AM PST by conservative98
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To: conservative98

Buttigieg IS also a radical leftisthttps://t.co/8KBxf99pMg— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) February 9, 2020


2 posted on 02/09/2020 10:24:34 AM PST by conservative98
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To: conservative98
Can someone explain to me the policy differences between “Socialist” Bernie Sanders and “Moderate” Mayor Pete, the Bolshevik Butt Pirate?

Mayor Pete is not running to win. He's running to mainstream homosexuality.

3 posted on 02/09/2020 10:26:13 AM PST by Cowboy Bob ("Other People's Money" = The life blood of Liberalism)
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To: conservative98

They are ALL radical leftists, the only one who is open about it is Bernie which is why they are trying to cheat him again.
The Kenyanesian Usurper was just as radical leftist, he just lied about it.


5 posted on 02/09/2020 10:27:38 AM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Cowboy Bob

They’re all Bernie. - Mark Levin


6 posted on 02/09/2020 10:28:10 AM PST by conservative98
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Am I a Pollyanna or am I right in saying that in a nation that increasingly celebrates depravity even we are not ready for a Proud Homosexual with a First Gentlemen?

I can’t see it. I just can’t. It’s a Bridge too far. Perhaps I overestimate the culture of America.


7 posted on 02/09/2020 10:28:34 AM PST by Persevero (Desmond is not -Amazing- Desmond is -Abused-)
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To: conservative98

Who, then, for the dems?

Bernie?

(Goes to pop more popcorn....)


8 posted on 02/09/2020 10:29:05 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (OKSnowflake!)
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To: Lurkinanloomin
They are ALL radical leftists, the only one who is open about it is Bernie which is why they are trying to cheat him again. The Kenyanesian Usurper was just as radical leftist, he just lied about it.

Truth.

And they all hate America and Americans.


9 posted on 02/09/2020 10:30:44 AM PST by bagster ("Even bad men love their mamas".)
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To: All

“Pete Buttigieg isn’t going to win”

I wouldn’t be so sure.


10 posted on 02/09/2020 10:30:45 AM PST by gibsonguy
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To: conservative98

A leftist pervert and his “husband”. Just the abomination the fifth-column leftist media love to fawn over.


11 posted on 02/09/2020 10:31:10 AM PST by Carl Vehse
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To: Uncle Miltie

Right now I’m leaning towards a Bloomberg-Stacey Abrams Dem ticket. Get your popcorn, indeed.


12 posted on 02/09/2020 10:31:27 AM PST by lodi90
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To: conservative98

Despite the dnc’s crooked and corrupt efforts, Bernie will be the nominee.

Many dems, like my neighbors, won’t vote for Sanders. They will stay home. Trump wins re-election and we clean up on the down ballot.


13 posted on 02/09/2020 10:31:34 AM PST by Conserv
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To: conservative98

Radical? He is Godless.


14 posted on 02/09/2020 10:31:47 AM PST by Vision (Obama corrupted, sought to weaken and fundamentally change America; he didn't plan on being stopped.)
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To: Persevero

“It’s a bridge too far.”

I said that about Obama in early 2008.


15 posted on 02/09/2020 10:33:21 AM PST by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Marx hated these types and described them as a Bourgeois Socialists. He would have spit on them. Uncle Joe would have put one in the back of their heads and kicked them into shallow graves. It is spelled out very clearly in the Manifesto.

http://www.slp.org/pdf/marx/comm_man.pdf

There has never been a justice system built to deal with this depth of wickedness we currently see in the republic.


16 posted on 02/09/2020 10:33:41 AM PST by PGalt (Past Peak Civilization?)
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To: conservative98

I hope it’s Bernie.

I want a “tear off the bandage” Election that shows where the People of this Country want to end up, Capitalist or Socialist.

Enough of this pussyfooting crappola about Moderate Democrats.

There are no Moderate Democrats, there are just the ones that say what they really think in public while the rest hide their true Agenda behind kumbaya platitudes.

There isn’t a Democrat Politician alive who wouldn’t relish loading all us Deplorable types into Cattle Cars destined for Reeducation Camps, not a one.


17 posted on 02/09/2020 10:35:40 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (Kill a Commie for your Mommy.)
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To: conservative98

Pete Buttigieg, Interior Decorator?
Posted on February 9, 2020 by John Hinderaker

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/02/pete-buttigieg-interior-decorator.php

From link:

Joe Biden’s hard-hitting new ad targeting Pete Buttigieg is drawing a lot of attention, in part because a number of commentators–Ann Althouse is one–detect a tinge of homophobia. See if you can spot it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3beFOnjBoE

To me, the ad is an appropriate attack on Buttigieg’s obvious lack of experience. I would criticize it for grossly exaggerating Biden’s own importance; throughout his political career, he has been a mediocrity at best.

The alleged homophobia consists of the ad’s repeated use of the word “decorative” (also “colorfully”) in describing Buttigieg’s achievements as Mayor of South Bend. It got by me, but maybe there are dogs out there who will hear a whistle.

In any event, the ad won’t help Joe Biden, who has declined to around 12% in the current Real Clear Politics average. More on that, perhaps, later.


18 posted on 02/09/2020 10:37:05 AM PST by Qiviut (President Trump: defies political gravity - MAGA!)
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To: conservative98

He is gay.
He is not liked by the minorities in his own city.

And those two things will knock him out before he opens his mouth.

I am not saying it’s right. I am not suggesting it’s fair.

I am saying it is just the way it is.


19 posted on 02/09/2020 10:37:31 AM PST by Vermont Lt
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To: conservative98

Whoever runs against Trump will be a sacrificial goat to the point of have a ZERO future in National Politics .
Dems will drop back to saving the doomed party and to gaining positions at the State level like they are doing in Virginia.


20 posted on 02/09/2020 10:41:08 AM PST by Phosgood (Send in the Clowns...but Wait, they're here!! >..<)
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