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Sorry, Pete Buttigieg, but South Bend
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Posted By: MissMolly, 2/19/2020 4:40:49 AM

We have nothing against South Bend, Indiana. In fact, two members of our opinion staff were born and raised in that city. And we all know that it's no proving ground for the presidency. More generally speaking, service as a small-town mayor is not in itself sufficient training for the Oval Office. Pete Buttigieg, who served two terms as the mayor of Indiana's fourth-largest city, begs to differ. "Pragmatic and value-driven leadership — it's what mayors practice every day," he said in September. "We need a lot more of that in Washington right now.” The following month, Buttigieg said, "There’s no job

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Reply 1 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 2/19/2020 6:19:40 AM (No. 323097)
Is "Mayor Pete's" middle name "Tedious?"
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Reply 2 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 2/19/2020 6:21:07 AM (No. 323101)
Is "Mayor Pete's" middle name "Tedious?"
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Strike3 2/19/2020 6:39:03 AM (No. 323121)
Pete only has a presence on the dem stage because the other candidates are so bad. He's Jon Carry without the height. Or the Purple Heart. Or the rich wife. He just wants to be the rich wife.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: F15 Gork 2/19/2020 6:51:48 AM (No. 323134)
Hey, don’t forget, Petey is also a decorated war hero. Remember the time he got a paper cut loading the printer one day? I’ve never seen such courage in spite of being critically wounded....
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Reply 5 - Posted by: worried 2/19/2020 6:54:43 AM (No. 323140)
FTA: " service as a small-town mayor is not in itself sufficient training for the Oval Office". And what training did Obama have for the Oval Office? Community organizing is sufficient training? Anyone can sit in that office and screw things up. It takes a special kind to do the job correctly once there, as Donald Trump has shown everyone.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: StormCnter 2/19/2020 7:19:58 AM (No. 323161)
If Pete Buttigieg was simply a straight man who was a two-term mayor of a smaill city, he wouldn't be running and he wouldn't be getting attention.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Krause 2/19/2020 7:41:06 AM (No. 323189)
None of the candidates are running for the right reasons, imo. Most are just social justice people, minor people concerned with minor issues, plus they all hate Trump, especially Bloomberg, which is not a good reason either. Trump, who wants to make the country better for everyone, has the higher, proper altruistic reason.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: unionriverman2316 2/19/2020 8:09:12 AM (No. 323224)
His constant preaching gets under my skin the same way his throwing is homosexuality in our faces does. He has to hate us Christians because of the lifestyle he chose. I can, and do, live and let live. I have numerous gay friends who choose to live their lives quietly. We disagreed on the gay marriage issue when it was voted upon and passed in Maine, before SCOTUS made it the law nationally. I am still friends with all but a few, who chose to throw it in our faces. I believe if no good will come of this, and tranny issues in the long run, but retribution, if there is any, will be in the afterlife, that's not up to me to judge. God teaches to dislike the sin but not the sinner. But little Pete is in way over his head here. He will find out in S Carolina and other places I bet.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 2/19/2020 8:14:05 AM (No. 323232)
In order to showcase {insert pronoun}self as a viable presidential candidate, Buttie needed to have us take notice that {insert pronoun} was special. Like smooching {insert pronoun} husband while on the campaign stage.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Lawsy0 2/19/2020 8:25:21 AM (No. 323245)
It's a gay thing; I wouldn't understand. Have purchased some West Bend kitchen appliances but have nothing from South Bendover.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: rusino 2/19/2020 8:45:12 AM (No. 323278)
Maybe the Little Mayor could run for Boy Scout Leader...he would fit right in!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Chuzzles 2/19/2020 9:25:04 AM (No. 323328)
Mayor Ferret Face is trying to pull an Obama style campaign, keeping all personal information hidden until after he gets elected. It is up to us to see he doesn't get the nomination. He is a nasty and hypocritical little Churchian, and we do not need somebody who attacks Christianity in our WH. He lied about family members and earned them death threats with his lies and allegations. Do we really want that handling our foreign or domestic policy?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: starboard 2/19/2020 9:39:55 AM (No. 323360)
Talk about preparation, he's the son of a noted Marxist professor. Case closed.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Enoch Powell 2/19/2020 10:14:47 AM (No. 323413)
Hmmm. Pete trying to court the black vote and perhaps other Evangelicals - and referencing 'Scripture' - I find... nauseatingly transparent.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: smcchk 2/19/2020 11:18:59 AM (No. 323507)
The folks who wrote this editorial know South Bend very well, bar references included. His accomplishments as mayor are so puny when put on a national stage. South Bend’s big problems were not touched by Mayor Pete. Anything outside of the sight of the Golden Dome fades quickly. He using only 2 terms as a middling mayor of a middling city to run for President. I have to agree with Senator Klobuchar.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: weejun 2/19/2020 12:15:56 PM (No. 323604)
Wow, how were we to know that South Bend, Indiana had nuclear weapons and a city staffer dedicated to following Pete around with the nuke football?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Right Time 2/19/2020 2:32:27 PM (No. 323741)
Trump's greatest challenge as President, and an area where he deserves rightful criticism, was/is human resources and personnel. The new president will have assemble an experienced, capable, diligent, honest, loyal staff in DC. What does an outsider small midwestern town mayor know about filling the critical staffing spots? While Trump was also an outsider, he at least had 40+ years business experience. ButtBoy will do all his hiring at the George Soros Employment Agency.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: JimBob 2/19/2020 6:00:30 PM (No. 323887)
It seems that the Media have been swooning over some ill-suited people for president: -The HildeBeast of "Arkancide" fame, -Fauxahontas/Lieawatha, of "1/1024th" fame, -Sparticus...???? -Avenatti, now of Jailbird fame, -Quid-Pro Joe/Sleepy Joe/Gropin Joe/Hair-Sniffing Joe/soon to be One Percent Joe, who opened his mouth and confirmed people's suspicion that he really is a bumbling crooked fool, now well into senility, -BootyGig of Butt-Boy fame and this week it's Mini-Mike, the $23,000,000,000 wanna-be tyrant who wants to take away everyone's guns AND large soft drinks. Makes one wonder who is the 'master-mind' that sends these talking points/instructions to the Media. The Democ'RATS need some more competent people 'behind the green curtain' running the Media show. On the other hand, it seems entirely possible that, having driven all the decent people out of the Democ'RAT party, they no linger have a 'Best' candidate in their bullpen. All they seem have to choose from are 'Least Bad' candidates.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: MickTurn 2/19/2020 7:52:26 PM (No. 323977)
South Bend called, they said they DO NOT want Buttygag Back!
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