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  • 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.
  • Mayor Pete’s Latest Trillions: His ‘economic’ agenda is all spending and taxes and no growth.

    11/11/2019 5:52:31 AM PST · by karpov · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 10, 2019
    Pete Buttigieg is getting a hard look from anxious Democrats. ... As a result, he’ll be getting more scrutiny for his ideas, and on Friday he released what he called “An Economic Agenda for American Families.” For a candidate who wants to occupy the moderate lane, Mr. Buttigieg’s policy details veer notably left. Some highlights: • $700 billion—presumably over 10 years, but the plan doesn’t specifically say—for “universal, high-quality, and full-day early learning.” That includes giving “lower-income families” free care “from birth through age five.” • $500 billion “to make college affordable.” That means free tuition at public universities for...
  • Stop Blaming Black Homophobia for Buttigieg’s Problems! (barf alert)

    11/06/2019 7:50:35 PM PST · by karpov · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 6, 2019 | Charles M. Blow
    Reducing Pete Buttigieg’s struggle to attract black support solely to black homophobia is not only erroneous, it is a disgusting, racist trope, secretly nursed and insidiously whispered by white liberals with contempt for the very black people they court and need. I have never been blind to this — the people who see black religiosity as an indicator of primitive thinking and lack of enlightenment. (For the record, I am bisexual and not a religious man.) They are those who see black people as a blight on our big cities, pathologically prone to violence and in need of pity and...
  • Pete Buttigieg: I’ll Bring Christianity Back To The White House. But He’s Pro-Abortion

    11/05/2019 12:45:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 59 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Nov 5, 2019 | Steven Ertelt
    Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says he will bring Christianity back to the White House. Not that Christiaity is lacking there but, if it were, how would Buttigieg do that when he fully supports infanticide and killing babies in abortions up to birth? That would put him more in league with King Herod than Jesus Christ. Buttigieg said: Faith doesn’t have to be something to divide us. First of all, we gotta recognize that one of those many values honored by our flag is the fact that it belongs to people of every religion and no religion equally; that’s a...
  • Kamala Harris Dismisses Claim Black Voters Won’t Support Buttigieg

    11/05/2019 8:37:45 AM PST · by conservative98 · 25 replies
    Out via Google News ^ | 11/5/19 | MATT BAUME
    Kamala Harris has dismissed claims that Black voters are less likely to support Pete Buttigieg as “nonsense.” The presidential candidate was responding to comments over the weekend from South Carolina Representative Jim Clyburn, who told CNN that there was “no question” that Buttigieg’s sexuality was a problem for older Black voters. "I know of a lot of people my age that feel that way," Clyburn said. "I'm not going to sit here and tell you otherwise. I think everybody knows that's an issue." But Harris rejected that claim, speaking with CNN not long after. “I’m never going to buy into...
  • Holy Pete brings back the Jesus act: Promising to govern like Jesus, selectively quoting the Bible

    11/05/2019 7:40:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/04/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is bringing back the holier-than-thou snake-oil act again, selling to voters in Iowa the idea that if they elect him president, he'll govern like Jesus. According to the Washington Examiner: Pete Buttigieg said he plans to bring Christian values back to the White House and ensure that religion will not be used to divide the American people. Speaking at a campaign stop in Iowa on Monday, the 2020 presidential candidate said, "But I’m also offering to people who are guided by a faith tradition in making their decisions about what they think is right and wrong....
  • An Emerging Scenario Where Buttigieg Wins The Nomination (Strange but True)

    10/27/2019 3:38:25 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 40 replies ^ | 10/26/19 | Pat Rynard
    The mayor of a mid-sized Midwest city whose name no one could pronounce at the start of this year has come a long way in the Democratic primary. For a rising star in the party, vastly over-performing expectations in a crowded presidential field would easily be considered a victory in its own way. But there’s real reason to think Pete Buttigieg could yet win this nomination outright. One such rather plausible scenario is starting to develop right before our eyes. It starts, as these things so often do, in Iowa.
  • DNC raises thresholds for December debate

    10/27/2019 11:44:27 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 22 replies
    POLITICO ^ | October 25, 2019 | Zach Montellaro
    The halfway mark of the Democratic debate calendar is coming up, and the sixth debate will likely feature the smallest stage yet. New thresholds announced by the Democratic National Committee for the sixth debate — which will be hosted by POLITICO and PBS on Dec. 19 in Los Angeles — represent only a modest step up from the criteria for the next debate in November. But they could still seriously endanger the participation of all but the top five candidates.. To make the December debate, candidates must hit 4 percent support in at least four DNC-approved polls of primary voters...
  • 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...
  • Buttigieg focus groups found being gay “a barrier” for black South Carolina voters

    10/22/2019 11:12:51 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 55 replies
    The State ^ | 10/22/19 | David Catanese
  • Is Mayor Pete’s Actual Campaign Director … The World’s Least Popular Billionaire?

    10/21/2019 7:51:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/21/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    So much for populism, eh? In a cycle where his party’s candidates for president openly debate on the preferred method for eating the rich, Bloomberg reports this morning that Mayor Pete Buttigieg got lots of direction from them to start his campaign. And not just any ol’ rich guy, but arguably the poster child for American oligarchs — at least to the Democrats in the 2020 sweepstakes: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recommended colleagues as potential hires for Pete Buttigieg’s campaign soon after the South Bend, Ind. mayor launched his presidential bid in mid-April.Buttigieg campaign spokesman Chris Meagher confirmed to...
  • Buttigieg: U.S. Soldiers Feel ‘Ashamed’ — Trump Is Taking Away Their Honor

    10/16/2019 6:22:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/15/2019 | Pam Key
    During Tuesday’s CNN-New York Times Democratic debate, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate South Bend, IN Mayor Pete Buttigieg said President Donald Trump withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria has made them “ashamed,” and was taking away their honor. Buttigieg said, “The slaughter going on in Syria is not a consequence of American presence, it a consequence of a withdrawal and a betrayal by this president of American allies and American values. Look, I didn’t think we should have gone to Iraq in the first place. I think we need to get out of Afghanistan. But it’s also the case that a small...
  • Buttigieg slams O’Rourke over guns: ‘I don’t need lessons from you on courage’

    10/15/2019 11:00:52 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 15 2019 | Paul Steinhauser
    WESTERVILLE, Ohio – The simmering bad blood between Democratic presidential nomination rivals South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas boiled over on Tuesday night at the fourth round Democratic primary debate. At one point, Buttigieg, who has said that O’Rourke’s gun buyback proposal could hurt Democrats appeal with moderate voters, firmly told O'Rourke: “I don’t need lessons from you on courage.” The two candidates have jabbed at each other in recent weeks over their differences on combating gun violence – and specifically on the merits of the mandatory assault weapons buyback program championed by...
  • Franklin Graham: I Will Not Worship ‘Rainbow Pride Flag’

    10/13/2019 4:08:27 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-12-19 | Thomas D. Williams
    Celebrated Christian evangelist Franklin Graham has taken issue with the Democrats’ extreme push of the LGBTQ agenda, saying he will stand with biblical morality. “I will not bow down at the altar of the LGBTQ agenda nor worship their rainbow pride flag,” Rev. Graham said in reaction to Beto O’Rourke’s promise to strip churches of their tax-exempt status if they do not recognize homosexual marriage. “I’m going to stand with the Word of God, the Holy Bible, which is truth from cover to cover,” Graham added in a three-part tweet Friday evening. Rev. Graham, the son of “America’s Pastor,” Billy...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Beto Offended by Buttigieg Position on Guns [semi-satire]

    10/06/2019 3:51:32 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 Oct 2019 | John Semmens
    Speaking at Kent State University—site of where US troops fired on antiwar protesters in 1970, killing four of them—Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke expressed his “profound disappointment with Mayor Pete’s refusal to back my plan to confiscate AR-15s and similar military-style weapons from private owners. This is tantamount to supporting citizens having the means to resist government intrusions on liberties that these citizens neither need nor deserve in our modern society. At this point in our history we must accept that only the government can be trusted to use firearms appropriately.” Mayor Buttigieg objected to O’Rourke’s...
  • Buttigieg on Trump’s ‘Rantings’: ‘Stuff of Tin-Pot Dictatorships’

    10/02/2019 1:30:42 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/02/2019 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on MSNBC, 202o presidential hopeful South Bend, IN Pete Buttigieg said President Donald Trump’s “ranting” about the House Democrats impeachment inquiry was “the stuff of tin-pot dictatorships.” Buttigieg said, “Well, the simple fact is that these rantings are not the words of the leader of a democracy. When you are being criticized, let alone, when you’re being called out for wrongdoing responding by describing somebody who is calling you out or disagreeing as being disloyal to the country because they’re being critical of you, this is the stuff of tin-pot dictatorships, not the presidency.”
  • UN releases first-ever report on anti-Semitism highlighting uptick

    09/23/2019 5:24:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/23/2019 | Talia Kaplan
    The United Nations released an “unprecedented” report on anti-Semitism on Monday, which pointed out that the frequency appears to be increasing. It also linked anti-Semitism to denunciations of Israel as well as the Palestinian-led Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) movement, which calls for a boycott of all Israeli products. The report stressed that the “prevalence of anti-Semitic attitudes and the risk of violence against Jewish individuals and sites “ is significant. The report, “Combating Antisemitism to Eliminate Discrimination and Intolerance Based on Religion or Belief,” was released on Monday by U.N. Human Rights Council’s special rapporteur on freedom of religion or...
  • Pete Buttigieg: ‘Having a Gun Made Me Feel Smaller, Not Bigger’

    09/23/2019 5:07:57 PM PDT · by rktman · 117 replies ^ | 9/23/2019 | Charlie Spiering
    Mayor Pete Buttigieg expressed his dissatisfaction with the concept of carrying a gun after serving in Afghanistan. “Over time, I realized having a gun made me feel smaller, not bigger,” he said during a conversation about guns with a BuzzFeed reporter as part of his bus tour in Iowa. The mayor was asked about his feelings on guns as a veteran who served in Afghanistan in the Navy Reserves but apparently did not engage in combat. Earlier in September, Buttigieg criticized men who had their “sense of manhood wrapped up in owning a gun.” “[I]f it gets to where your...