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  • Pete Buttigieg: A president to serve veterans

    11/29/2019 12:34:29 PM PST · by conservative98 · 67 replies
    seacoastonline ^ | 11/29/19 | Jeremy Hutchinson
    On Veterans Day, I had the privilege of welcoming Pete Buttigieg back to Rochester to unveil his policy to honor veterans and their families. In July, Pete first visited Rochester and I had the opportunity to lead him on a downtown walking tour. I was struck by our many similarities. We had both grown up in Indiana, were both the first openly gay men to be elected to our offices, and had both served overseas. So on Veterans Day, as we honored our fellow service members, I knew Pete felt the same complicated emotions many of us have on that...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pete Buttigieg Provincetown campaign stop ignites LGBTQ voters: 'It's history in the making'

    07/06/2019 4:22:01 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 60 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 06 July 2019 | Beth Greenfield
    PROVINCETOWN, Mass. — Presidential hopeful and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg — who has made history as the first openly gay presidential candidate — hosted a town hall-style meeting and attended a private fundraiser in Provincetown, Mass., known as one of the gayest ZIP codes in America. And the importance of the moment was not lost on the many LGBTQ fans who showed up to give him a hero’s welcome. “In my lifetime — as someone in his 50s who came out at 18 — I never thought I’d see a viable, openly gay presidential candidate,” Jay Coburn, who...
  • Pete Buttigieg's knee-jerk compulsion to scold Christians pops up again at second debate

    06/28/2019 8:12:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/28/2019 | Monica Showalter
    If you ask me to pick a winner at the Democratic debate on night two in Miami, I would have said Pete Buttigieg.  He came off as reasonable, clear-thinking, pithy, and pleasant.  He respected time limits.  I didn't agree with him on anything, but he gave a sense of coming from rational grounding.  Maybe his leftie ideas could be tempered with real-world realities.  Maybe he could be persuaded... But then, then, then, then...he couldn't stop himself.  The transcript: We have to talk about one other thing, the Republican Party likes to cloak itself in the language of religion. Now, our party doesn't talk about that as much, largely for...
  • Buttigieg town hall devolves into shouting amid anger [TR]

    06/23/2019 6:33:22 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 44 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 23 JUNE 2019 | SAMUEL CHAMBERLAIN
    A town hall featuring South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg devolved into chaos Sunday as the city struggled to respond to a deadly police-involved shooting last week. In his opening remarks, the 37-year-old Buttigieg, a Democrat and candidate for president, said he would send a letter to the Justice Department requesting that its civil rights division look into the June 16 shooting of 54-year-old Eric Logan, who was black. The mayor added that he would notify the local prosecutor that he'd like an independent investigator appointed.
  • Buttigieg says he won’t be the first gay president if elected

    06/16/2019 9:41:05 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 99 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 16, 2019 | 9:02pm | Chris Perez
    Mayor Pete Buttigieg doesn’t believe he’ll be the first gay president if elected in 2020. “I would imagine we’ve probably had excellent presidents who were gay — we just didn’t know which ones,” he told “Axios on HBO.” “I mean, statistically, it’s almost certain.” Asked if he possibly knew which commander-in-chief was playing for the other team, the Democratic hopeful said: “My gaydar even doesn’t work that well in the present, let alone retroactively. But one can only assume that’s the case.”
  • Buttigieg doubles down on scrapping Electoral College: 'It's undemocratic'

    06/13/2019 6:45:25 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 105 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/13/19 | Rachel Frazin
    Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg doubled down on his support for getting rid of the Electoral College in an interview that aired Thursday on NBC News, calling the institution "undemocratic." "Twice in my young lifetime I've seen the American people overruled by the Electoral College," Buttigieg said. "It's time for that to go because it's undemocratic." Pressed by NBC's Harry Smith on whether Republicans would back scrapping the institution, Buttigieg suggested making the reform years down the road. "So maybe when we make this reform, we set it to take effect in the 2030s, when...
  • Buttigieg: So many Democrats running for president ‘we might as well carpool’

    06/09/2019 6:24:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    KPAX-TV ^ | June 9, 2019 | CNN News
    South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg said on Saturday that there were so many Democrats in the race, they “might as well carpool.” Buttigieg was speaking at an education-focused meet-and-greet on the back porch of a home in Des Moines, Iowa, as he and much of the nearly two dozen Democratic presidential candidates swarmed the state, whose caucuses top the 2020 primary calendar. Buttigieg offered a unifying tone at the event, saying he did not view the massive field “as having opponents so much as competitors.” “You would be surprised how often we are in dialogue with each other,” Buttigieg...
  • Buttigieg says Trump slandering troops by mulling pardons for those accused of war crimes

    05/26/2019 10:05:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 87 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 26, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    Democratic 2020 presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, in an interview that aired Sunday, said President Trump had slandered American troops by considering pardoning servicemen accused of war crimes -- and said the proposal threatened to undermine the country’s “legal and moral” foundations. “When you serve, you are agreeing to serve the Constitution and uphold the law and, frankly, his idea that being sent to fight makes you automatically into some kind of war criminal is a slander against veterans that could come only from somebody who never served,” the South Bend, Ind., mayor said on ABC News’ “This Week.” Buttigieg, an...
  • Buttigieg takes on Trump, pitches four new tax hikes in Fox News Town Hall

    05/19/2019 6:46:59 PM PDT · by Innovative · 97 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 19, 2019 | Gregg Re
    Insurgent Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg acknowledged at the Fox News town hall in Claremont, New Hampshire Sunday evening that he needs to do more to appeal to "black and brown" voters, even as he confidently parried a series of policy questions -- and, on several occasions, went directly after President Trump. Buttigieg argued that minority voters are "skeptical of people who seem to come out of nowhere," after moderator Chris Wallace noted that he was polling at one-percent support among nonwhite primary voters according to a recent Fox News poll. On fiscal policy, Buttigieg pushed for four distinct tax...
  • Buttigieg seeks to reclaim American values for Democrats

    05/18/2019 4:50:30 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 64 replies
    The Gazette ^ | 5/18/19 | James Q. Lynch
    “So whatever we do now will decide not just what the next four years looks like, but what like but the next 40 years will look like,” Buttigieg told more than 500 people at the Wildwood Smokehouse & Saloon. “That’s why we’ve just not got to win an election, but win the era for our values.” Republicans have made claims on those values and Buttigieg is reclaiming them, said Sarah Prineas, who introduced him. Buttigieg “doesn’t pay a whole lot of attention to the giant, orange elephant in the room,” she said. “He is a uniter. He makes us feel...
  • Pete Buttigieg says Pence is advancing 'homophobic policies'

    05/17/2019 3:31:16 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 62 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | 5/17/19 | Josh Lederman
    CHICAGO — Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg on Friday accused Vice President Mike Pence of advancing “homophobic policies,” saying that while he doesn’t know whether Pence is truly homophobic, his policies are “hurting other people” just the same. “I don’t know what’s in his heart,” Buttigieg told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt in an interview airing Friday. But, he added, “if you’re in public office and you advance homophobic policies, on some level it doesn’t matter whether you do that out of political calculation or whether you do it out of sincere belief.” “The problem is, it’s hurting other people,”...
  • ‘He’s white, male and gay’: Buttigieg hits obstacles with black voters

    05/15/2019 8:17:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | May 15, 2019 | Daniel Strauss and Elena Schneider
    Joe Darby, a prominent pastor in Charleston, S.C., was discussing the Democratic presidential field with fellow clergymen when Pete Buttigieg’s name came up. A fellow pastor quickly interjected. “Isn’t that the dude who kissed his husband on TV?” the person asked skeptically, according to Darby. The exchange highlights a major obstacle for Buttigieg, who’s vaulted into the top tier of Democratic candidates without gaining traction among African Americans, according to recent surveys of national and South Carolina Democrats. But as the mayor of South Bend, Ind., devotes more effort to campaigning for black votes in the South and elsewhere, he...
  • Pete Buttigieg Confronts Race and Identity in Speech to Gay Group

    05/12/2019 7:39:03 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 12, 2019 | Jeremy W. Peters
    LAS VEGAS — Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., on Saturday directly confronted one of his biggest vulnerabilities as a contender for the Democratic presidential nomination: running as a white man who has led a life of relative privilege at a time when many in his party are eager for a woman or a minority candidate to become their next leader. Speaking at a fund-raiser for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender causes, Mr. Buttigieg drew on his own experiences as a gay man in a predominantly straight society. But he also rejected the idea that “there are equivalencies”...
  • Buttigieg takes shot at social conservatives, describes coming out during Vegas LGBTQ gala

    05/12/2019 4:36:47 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/12/19 | Louis Casiano
    The South Bend, Ind., mayor also spoke of the need to overcome divisions during a swing stop at a gala for an LGBTQ civil rights group. He said that LGBTQ people, women, immigrants, people of color and with disabilities and workers are experiencing a “crisis of belonging in this country.” "What every gay person has in common with every excluded person of any kind is knowing what it's like to see a wall between you and the rest of the world and wonder what it's like on the other side," Buttigieg said during his keynote address for the Human Rights...
  • Buttigieg sells out fundraiser at iconic West Hollywood gay bar

    05/10/2019 10:30:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | May 10, 2019 | By Gwen Aviles (D-NBC)
    Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg drew a sold-out crowd to a fundraiser at an iconic West Hollywood gay bar on Thursday. Attendees at The Abbey each paid about $25 to attend the grassroots event for Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who was introduced by his husband, Chasten. “If anybody tells you whether they’re not sure if America is capable in these twisted and dark times of delivering or vindicating our hopes,” Buttigieg told the crowd, “tell them you saw at The Abbey in West Hollywood the top tier presidential candidate on his way to the White House, moments after...