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Pete Buttigieg is uniquely disliked
by Democrats across the spectrum
even as he surges in early states

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 2/10/2020 3:32:03 PM

Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg has long drawn the ire of progressives, particularly the young and online subset. But with his strong showing in Iowa and surge in New Hampshire, he's now attracting sustained attacks from across the ideological spectrum. (Snip) Young progressives, many of whom support Sen. Bernie Sanders, take issue with his centrist approach to healthcare policy, college debt, and federal spending. They argue his alleged "outsider" status is fraudulent, as he's the child of academics, and a product of the Ivy League, Oxford, and the consulting firm McKinsey. They credit much of his rapid rise to a strategy


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Starboard_side 2/10/2020 3:41:13 PM (No. 314215)
Notice the actual demographic of today's Democrat party's Progressive wing. They are mostly upper-income and white. But, that is the actual base of today's Democrat party too. It's the people with the massive campaign contributions, Hollywood, and many academics. Or, as the December 2015 Bloomberg article called them, "the ascendant class".
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Reply 2 - Posted by: shalimar 2/10/2020 3:47:58 PM (No. 314222)
I suspect Buttigieg has always known he won't get the nomination. But he will get a cushy gig on MSDNC.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 2/10/2020 4:11:44 PM (No. 314256)
Vote for me! I'm a homasekkshull! Vote for me! What else ya got, Mary Pete? Anything?? How did you leave conditions back in South Bend?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 2/10/2020 4:26:28 PM (No. 314281)
They had me at, Homosexual.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All 2/10/2020 4:27:47 PM (No. 314283)
"I used to be a mayor and I'm openly gay" is not a real convincing reason to vote for someone.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: snapper451 2/10/2020 4:35:32 PM (No. 314289)
I love it when President Trump calls him "Alfred E. Neuman" of "what me worry..." fame. (for those of us old enough to remember Mad magazine.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 2/10/2020 5:18:10 PM (No. 314321)
Gee, who couldn't like socialist Alfred E. Butt-gig and his husband. Choke, gag, spit.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: italianlooks 2/10/2020 5:47:04 PM (No. 314338)
So will The Mayor be referred to as “ Madam President” Since is her spouse referred to himself as the First Husband! Just a question!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: chiller 2/10/2020 5:47:18 PM (No. 314339)
Check the story about his father. A radical's radical, imho. Pete brings new dimension to "a fruit falling from the tree."
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Grounded 2/10/2020 6:01:52 PM (No. 314356)
The Booty Bandido's odds of securing the nomination are on a par with those of Robert Francis O'Rourke.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Wendybird 2/10/2020 6:09:15 PM (No. 314362)
I’m afraid we must conclude that these people who don’t like Pete B. are homophobes. Or Caucasianphobes. Or at minimum, don’t like brown hair. Or something like that, must be somethingphobes.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: TJ54 2/10/2020 6:17:00 PM (No. 314368)
Pete's the Eddie Haskell of politics. Annoying little snot
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Saryden 2/10/2020 6:23:42 PM (No. 314373)
We have come a long way since "a Catholic couldn't win", a Black couldn't win", but I totally do not believe America wants a homosexual in our White House. That hits way too high on the YUK scale!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: DVC 2/10/2020 6:34:40 PM (No. 314384)
Fortunately, #8, we will never be called upon to actually answer that question.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Lawsy0 2/10/2020 6:39:52 PM (No. 314390)
I would hate to come back as a Democrat, but I did have a slice of insight into why the mayor of West Bend-over is now in the forefront. Since Biden has fallen off the radar, the DNC will make Buttigieg the sacrifice to the election. They don't like him any more than they like Biden, and would gladly put up a ham sandwich on the ticket to keep from sacrificing a ''good'' candidate who isn't really ready. Ergo, The tiny mayor gets the nod. The dems know they can't win so they are giving up anything but a winner.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: XCenturion 2/10/2020 6:51:39 PM (No. 314403)
When he played flag football was Buttigieg a tight end or a wide receiver?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: udanja99 2/10/2020 6:51:52 PM (No. 314405)
#8, I think he‘ll be referred to as “former mayor and failed presidential candidate”.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: wilarrbie 2/10/2020 6:53:20 PM (No. 314408)
Interesting take #15. And nod to OP's comment. While I make no derogatory note of PBs sexuality, he's gay and open about it, so let's move on to his policies. Here's where I don't have much info, but assume it follows the 'progressive' path and I have an aversion to much of that. No matter - I will be labeled a homophobe anyway, much the same as anyone who does not bow to Obama is a racist.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: hurricanegirl 2/10/2020 7:31:36 PM (No. 314435)
So Pete Buttboy is "uniquely disliked by Democrats across the spectrum," and yet, he APPEARS to be receiving the highest number of votes. Stop and think about THAT conundrum for a minute!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Marzon 2/10/2020 7:38:12 PM (No. 314445)
I expect that the DNC knows they have nobody that can beat trump and they will rig it so that “mayo Pete” gets the nomination so that at least when he loses they can blame it all on America’s “Homophobia” and not on their liberal platform
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Reply 21 - Posted by: edgar 2/10/2020 8:47:41 PM (No. 314479)
If Pete wins, who gets to wear the blue dress?
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Italiano 2/10/2020 9:14:29 PM (No. 314489)
Tinker Pete really is annoying, isn't he?
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Reply 23 - Posted by: sydney727 2/10/2020 9:29:40 PM (No. 314500)
So how is he surging if he is so unliked? Media spin?
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Felixed 2/10/2020 9:38:05 PM (No. 314503)
I've long thought that what two consenting adults did in the privacy of their bedroom was _their_ own business, nobody else's. But when that bedroom is in the White House... ...something must be wrong with me?
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Trigger2 2/11/2020 5:00:58 AM (No. 314623)
Butt Boy or Big Gulp Bloomie. Which one do you think the DNC has pre-selected as their nominee?
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Reply 26 - Posted by: ROLFNader 2/11/2020 10:34:05 AM (No. 314892)
What? Me Whirly?
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