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Pete Buttigieg Is Struggling
With Black Democrats. Here’s Why.

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Posted By: MissMolly, 11/22/2019 4:43:38 AM

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has 154 endorsements from current or former black or Hispanic elected officials. Senator Kamala Harris has 93. Senator Bernie Sanders has 91. Senator Cory Booker has 50. Senator Elizabeth Warren has 43. Mayor Pete Buttigieg has six. The South Bend, Ind., mayor has surged to first place in some Iowa polls and has built a big-money fund-raising operation that is the strongest in the Democratic presidential field. But as his campaign has grown exponentially beyond the small band of loyalists who began it in January, Mr. Buttigieg has failed to demonstrate even minimal support among African-Americans and Hispanics,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: chance_232 11/22/2019 6:56:44 AM (No. 241886)
Ill say it.... the black community overall, is the most homophobic group out there. Most black voters who arent wouldnt publicly admit it. Ive been saying this for months. He wont "get" the "black" vote. Period, full stop. Its not a racist statement if the observation is true.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter 11/22/2019 7:31:33 AM (No. 241910)
I do not believe black voters in general are homophobic. We know, however, that older blacks are much more active in their church community and hold traditional opinions of Biblical morality. So, their disdain for "Mayor Pete" is not rooted in fear, but in disapproval of his chosen lifestyle. I say kudoes to those good people for not letting the Democrat label render Pete Buttigieg deserving of their votes.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Strike3 11/22/2019 7:40:39 AM (No. 241921)
The made-up word, "homophobic" means fear of homosexuals. I don't think people fear them but non-homosexuals hold a fair measure of disgust for their lifestyle choices and their in-your-face public promotion of it. Pete is short, unaccomplished and is some guy's wife. That does not scream "presidential material" to most people of any race.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: NorthernDog 11/22/2019 7:47:06 AM (No. 241926)
Cory Booker is also polling much worse than expected in the black community. Perhaps voters suspect he and Petey have more in common that being mayors.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 11/22/2019 8:31:23 AM (No. 241982)
He can go into their communities all he wants...they ain't voting for him...ever!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: ROLFNader 11/22/2019 8:50:42 AM (No. 242005)
Not going to speak for minorities but as a dyed in the wool majority voter, I ain't pullin' the lever for a rump ranger- so sue me!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rumblehog 11/22/2019 8:54:45 AM (No. 242010)
If only he played the Saxophone, like Bill Clinton, that would win them over. s/o
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Reply 8 - Posted by: hammondb3 11/22/2019 9:21:42 AM (No. 242050)
Can we agree to stop using the term HOMOPHOBIC? That means a FEAR of homosexuals. I would wager that 95% of the people who disagree with their lifestyle are not afraid of them, but are more in simple disagreement with the push to normalize something that is, by virtue of the NUMBERS, NOT normal. Islamophobia is another thing altogether as Islam has a rap sheet sufficient to justify fear. Until gays, lesbians, transgenders and the like start blowing up innocent people I am not homophobic. Never have been. However, I am in strong opposition to their agenda and much of the culture that surrounds LGBTQ groups I find highly distasteful. I think the reason demwits and liberals use the "----phobic" nomenclature is to subtly denigrate the group they are attacking. Ie., it implies cowardice and weakness. For the vast majority this is simply not the case. The cowards are the ones who do not stand up to their tactics and their agendas. Ironically, those who are NOT afraid of LGBTQ's are the ones who earn the 'homophobic' label.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rama41 11/22/2019 9:30:06 AM (No. 242067)
I agree with #2. As the NYT confirms today, this is the Issue of Which Democrats Dare Not Speak its Name. At least until the convention. If Mayor Pete otherwise sustains his popularity, this is one issue Democrat KIng and Queen Makers will have to wrestle with in the smoke-filled rooms of Milwaukee.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Chuzzles 11/22/2019 9:52:35 AM (No. 242103)
I tend to go along with the previous poster here. Blacks and also Hispanics are very homophobic. A large part of it is both of those cultures are actually church going folks who know this lifestyle is against God. Another part too is they probably resent all the attacks Mayor Pete has been waging since Day 2 of his campaign against Christians all while claiming he is Christian too. Doesn't cut it Pete. Christianity doesn't brazenly go against God like you do. We tend to bend our knee and live by what He says. Not what immoral lifestyle the world wants to shove into our faces. This is why the CFA controversy is so important. They are starting to cave to a toxic and noisy minority, and it never works.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DVC 11/22/2019 11:50:29 AM (No. 242243)
First, I don't care about Butt-gig, and Second, NYT lies about everything.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: winnie1 11/22/2019 3:46:56 PM (No. 242468)
Hey Pete take a dose of Hot Sauce that's how Hillary won over the Blacks.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Smart11344 11/22/2019 11:05:17 PM (No. 242757)
Being black and being gay is about as close to being an oxymoron that I can think of. BTW, I am white.
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