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  • Pete Buttigieg's Big Mistake: Telling the Truth

    11/27/2019 3:19:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2019 | Ben Shapiro
    This week, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who has risen to the top of the heap in early Democratic presidential primary polling in Iowa and New Hampshire, came under serious sustained attack for the first time in his candidacy. Buttigieg's early candidacy gained credibility thanks to the moderation he displayed compared with other Democrats. He quickly lost steam when he tacked to the left. Now Buttigieg has swiveled back toward the center, launching a series of assaults on the radical plans of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and stealing her momentum in the largely white early primary states. Normally, such...
  • What’s Behind Buttigieg’s Iowa Surge?

    11/20/2019 5:34:06 AM PST · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | November 20, 2019 6:30 AM | JONATHAN S. TOBIN
    Perhaps what Democrats really want is a presidential temperament He’s the least qualified of the top-tier Democratic presidential candidates, and the one who most clearly lacks a compelling reason for running. Yet Pete Buttigieg has somehow maintained his hold on fourth place in the 2020 nomination contest while other more heralded candidates have faded or folded altogether. And now that he has surged to the top of the polls in Iowa, it may be time to start taking his unlikely campaign seriously — and asking what exactly it is about the mild-mannered mayor of South Bend, Ind., that has endeared...
  • Saint Anselm poll: Buttigieg surges to 10 percentage point lead over Biden, Warren in NH

    11/20/2019 5:35:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    WMUR ^ | November 19, 2019 | John DiStaso, and Adam Sexton
    Mayor Pete Buttigieg has surged to the head of the Democratic presidential field in first-in-nation primary state New Hampshire, according to a new poll of likely primary voters released Tuesday. The Saint Anselm College Survey Center poll of 255 likely Democratic primary voters shows that Buttigieg, supported by 25 percent, now holds a 10 percentage point lead over former Vice President Joe Biden and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who are tied for second at 15 percent. Buttigieg is substantially ahead of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is in fourth place at 9 percent.
  • Buttigieg now leading in Iowa

    11/12/2019 11:52:57 AM PST · by conservative98 · 107 replies
    13 WTHR NBC ^ | 11/12/19 14 minutes ago | WTHR staff
    IOWA (WTHR) — South Bend Mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is gaining ground with voters in Iowa. A new Monmouth University Poll found Buttigieg leading among voters in Iowa. Here are the standings: Buttigieg - 22% Biden - 19% Warren - 18% Sanders - 13% Buttigieg has gained 14 points since August.
  • Limo-Left Turn to Buttigieg to Save Them…

    11/03/2019 5:19:30 PM PST · by Signalman · 39 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 11/2/2019 | Sundance
    The clock is ticking faster now. Beto crashed miserably; Kamala’s giggling high-school schtick is embarrassing herself and others; the DNC has run out of handlers for Biden’s frequent episodes; Bernie is still yelling at trees; and now Warren has outed her plan to tax everyone into oblivion to fund her $52 trillion, yes TRILLION, healthcare scheme. Hence, the New York Times jumps into action… Buttigieg is now their latest hope. Quick dispatch all immediate narrative engineers to the typeset: […] Ms. Warren appears to have solidified her gains in the first voting state while Mr. Buttigieg has climbed quickly to...
  • Ilhan Omar laments 'tragic' thought of Biden or Buttigieg as 2020 nominee

    10/24/2019 3:59:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/24/2019 | Nick Givas
    The idea of 2020 hopefuls Joe Biden or Pete Buttigieg facing off against President Trump next November would be a tragedy as the Democratic party continues to forge ahead without a true frontrunner, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., said during a Thursday interview with The Intercept’s “Deconstructed” podcast. Omar was asked about the field of 2020 candidates and whether she preferred Biden or Buttigieg. She answered, “None,” before characterizing their hypothetical nominations as “tragic.” Host Mehdi Hasan asked.“But if you had to pick one? If one of them is the candidate for your party, who would you rather it be?” Omar...
  • Pete Buttigieg regurgitates the myth of anti-gay motivated murder of Matthew Shepard

    10/12/2019 5:14:58 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 18 replies
    Twitter ^ | October 13th 2019 | Pete Buttigieg
    I was 16 when I saw the news. Matthew Shepard’s murder taught me and many in this country that homophobia kills. Let us honor his life by channeling pain into purpose and striving to build a country where all belong. https://twitter.com/MattShepardFDN/status/1183008667672698881
  • Buttigieg thinks it’s perfectly fine to NOT tell a sexual partner you’re carrying HIV

    10/12/2019 9:10:40 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 40 replies
    TNS ^ | 10/12/19 | TNS Staff
    As poor as CNN’s ratings are in the United States, a rational person would conclude that, at some point, the executives who run the place would figure out what they’re doing wrong and fix it so that they could attract more viewers. But CNN isn’t run by rational people. In fact, we believe everyone who works there is certifiably out of their minds. They’d have to be in order to come up with some of the dumbest, tone-deaf, inappropriate, uninteresting, and pointless BS they put on the air. Like holding a “town hall” meeting with a gay man, hosted by...
  • Buttigieg fights to lock down Iowa LGBTQ vote

    09/22/2019 4:27:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 21, 2019 | Elena Schneider
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Friday’s LGBTQ Presidential Forum had the feeling of a home game for Pete Buttigieg, who was introduced as “a member of our community” to a rousing standing ovation. But that enthusiasm for Buttigieg has not guaranteed him a lock on this voting bloc in Iowa. Buttigieg covered topics including learning “the hard way” about “discrimination” when he came out — like the first time he saw his mayoral office’s annual blood drive on his schedule, Buttigieg said, and soon realized, “I can’t be part of it.” Yet some activists in Iowa said that Buttigieg had not...
  • Pete Buttigieg Chides Gun Owners Who Have ‘Sense of Manhood’ Wrapped Up in Guns

    09/13/2019 6:34:14 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 121 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Sep 2019 | Charlie Spiering
    Mayor Pete Buttigieg criticized some gun owners on Friday, suggesting it was sad that their “sense of manhood” depended on owning a gun. In an interview with TMZ Live on Friday, Buttigieg was asked about the Twitter feud between former Congressman Beto O’Rourke and Texas Republican Representative Briscoe Cain. After O’Rourke told gun owners that “Hell, yes, we’re gonna take your AR-15″ during the Democrat debate on Thursday, Cain dared Beto O’Rourke on Twitter to come and take his AR-15. Buttigieg agreed with O’Rourke that Cain’s comment on Twitter was a “death threat,” and the South Bend mayor admonished Cain...
  • Buttigieg alleges Trump voters are 'supporting racism'

    09/12/2019 7:17:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 12, 2019 | Brooke Singman
    Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg suggested during Thursday night's primry debate that those who back President Trump and his immigration policies are “supporting racism." During the debate, Jorge Ramos, the Univision anchor and a moderator of the ABC News-hosted debate in Houston, rattled off several immigration-related Trump administration controversies, including family separations at the border, a travel ban that blocked entrance to the U.S. from seven majority Muslim countries, and dust-ups over the president's own incendiary rhetoric. Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., was asked if people who support Trump and his immigration policies are racist. “Anybody who supports...
  • Buttigieg Draws On Bible, Suggests Unborn Babies Can Be Aborted Up Until Their First Breath

    09/06/2019 6:10:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 72 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | SEPT. 6, 2019 | Mary Margaret Olohan
    Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg suggested Friday that unborn babies can be aborted up until they draw their first breath, saying parts of the Bible mention “how life begins with breath.” The South Bend, Indiana, mayor spoke with “The Breakfast Club” on Friday morning about his comprehensive Douglass Plan, his thoughts on whether America is ready for a gay president, and whether black voters should vote for him. Buttigieg discussed how the Bible talks about life beginning with breath, and suggested this would be one way to determine when life began in relation to abortion debates. WATCH: **video on link**...
  • Buttigieg says ‘reckoning’ coming over GOP and Christianity

    09/05/2019 6:43:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    AP ^ | September 5, 2019 | Staff
    Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO’-tuh-juhj) says Republicans will face “a reckoning” over a policy agenda he says is out of sync with Christian values. Speaking on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Thursday, Buttigieg kicked off a day of television appearances in which he highlighted his Christian faith.
  • Pete Buttigieg: Combatting Climate Change May Be ‘More Challenging Than’ Winning WWII

    09/05/2019 7:20:59 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 44 replies
    daily caller ^ | 9/4/2019 | jack dina
    Democratic South Bend Mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg claimed that fighting climate change could be “more challenging than” winning WWII in his appearance on CNN’s 7-hour-long climate townhall Wednesday. “This [battling climate change] is the hardest thing we will have done — certainly in my lifetime as a country,” Buttigieg said, “This is on-par with winning WWII — perhaps even more challenging than that.”
  • Biden, Buttigieg say no compromises on overhauling gun laws

    09/03/2019 7:44:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 2, 2019 | Thomas Beaumont and Bill Barrow
    Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg, moderates who project themselves as pragmatic collaborators, are taking a no-compromise approach on the overhaul of the nation’s gun laws after the latest mass shooting. Campaigning separately in eastern Iowa on Monday, the former vice president and the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, say the minimum provisions include universal background checks, a ban on military-style weapons and high-capacity ammunition, and red flag laws to allow officials to confiscate firearms from dangerous people. Biden told reporters before a Labor Day picnic in Cedar Rapids that inaction from President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans...
  • Pete Buttigieg: Trump’s Behavior Has Become ‘Criminal’

    09/01/2019 12:02:33 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Sep 2019 | Pam Key
    This weekend during an interview KTLA 5’s John Fenoglio, 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful South Bend, IN Mayor Pete Buttigieg said President Donald Trump’s behavior had become “criminal.” When asked about reports that Trump told officials he would pardon them if they broke the law to build the border wall, Buttigieg said, “This is criminal. To encourage someone to commit a crime and say it will be ok because you will pardon them is that really what this has come to? Is that how naked the criminal behavior of this presidency has become?”
  • Buttigieg making faith-based appeal to voters in 2020 bid

    08/24/2019 3:50:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 24, 2019 | Thomas Beaumont
    The question was about climate change. The answer soon turned to the Bible. And Pete Buttigieg knew the verses. “There’s a lot about the stewardship of creation that is in Scripture that I don’t see being honored by the administration right now, not to mention the stuff about loving your neighbor and taking care of the least among us and feeding the poor,” the South Bend, Indiana, mayor said. The crowd of about 250 at a Mississippi River park in southeastern Iowa this month erupted with cheers. Republicans for a half century have built a loyal following among white evangelical...
  • WATCH: Buttigieg Attempts To Explain How Voting For Trump Means Ignoring Racism

    08/18/2019 3:13:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2019 | Beth Bauman
    During Saturday morning's "State of the Union" on CNN, host Jake Tapper asked 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg about President Donald Trump's so-called "racism.""Do you think it's a racist act to cast a vote for President Trump in 2020?" Tapper asked."At best it means looking the other way on racism," Buttigieg replied. "You look at what he said in that rally. You got no choice but to vote for him. And if you look at the numbers, basically what he's saying is, 'Alright. I want you to look the other way on the race issue, tolerate the negativity, accept the...
  • Buttigieg: 'Systemic racism is a white problem'

    08/08/2019 8:42:08 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/08/19 | Rachel Frazin
    Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (D) said Thursday that "systemic racism" in the U.S. "is a white problem," following a mass shooting over the weekend that authorities said involved a suspect believed to be a white supremacist. Speaking at the National Association of Black Journalists conference in Miami, the South Bend, Ind., mayor said the U.S. was "by no means even halfway done dealing with systemic racism in this country." "I hope over the course of this campaign, you will see how I speak about these issues — not only with mostly black audiences, but with mostly white audiences," Buttigieg continued....
  • Buttigieg Proposes Broad Plan To Counter Racial Inequality

    07/11/2019 5:51:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    NPR ^ | July 11, 2019 | Rachel Martin and Josh Axelrod
    South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg got a really big boost to his campaign recently, announcing a staggering $24.8 million fundraising haul over the past three months. But that hasn't changed one of the toughest realities his candidacy faces: support among black voters that barely registers in the polls. Countering skeptics who doubt he can win crucial African American voters in the 2020 Democratic primary, Buttigieg rolled out the details of his plan to combat systemic racial inequality, named for legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass, on NPR's Morning Edition. "If you're a white candidate, it is twice as important for you...