He is currently the longest of longshots but Democrat Pete Buttigieg is getting lots of love for being the only openly gay 2020 candidate (sorry Cory) who is jostling for the nomination to oppose President Trump in next year’s election.
In a field of delusional racists, opportunists, communists and con artists it is the mayor of South Bend, Indiana who is playing the straight man (no pun intended) to the array of fanatics who have more national name recognition.
The 37-year-old veteran has thrilled activists and this past week, he wowed crowds in San Francisco where he attacked Trump and his supporters as (yawn) white nationalists but he also fell into disfavor with the vicious Hillary Clinton dead-enders who are hoping that the third time’s the charm for the bitter psychotic warmongering drunk who just can’t take a hint that Americans hate her.
Buttigieg dared to blaspheme Mrs. Clinton in a puff piece in this week’s Washington Post Magazine and quickly felt the wrath of her team which continues to act as if it is a government in exile.
— Israel News Links (@IsraelNewsLinks) March 30, 2019
Via The Washington Free Beacon, “Clinton Spokesman: Buttigieg’s Criticism of Hillary Clinton is ‘Indefensible’”:
Hillary Clinton’s longtime adviser and spokesman Nick Merrill castigated Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Friday night for criticizing Clinton in a profile piece.
In a Washington Post Magazine profile piece titled, “Could Pete Buttigieg Become the First Millennial President?,” the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, reflected on the 2016 election and noted Donald Trump was able to tap into genuine concerns and worries about the economy.
“Donald Trump got elected because, in his twisted way, he pointed out the huge troubles in our economy and our democracy,” Buttigieg says. “At least he didn’t go around saying that America was already great, like Hillary did.”
Clinton repeated the line about America already being “great” several times throughout her failed campaign.
Merrill fired back on Twitter, saying Buttigieg’s criticism is “indefensible” and Clinton “ran on a belief in this country & the most progressive platform in modern political history. Trump ran on pessimism, racism, false promises, & vitriol.”
This is indefensible. @HillaryClinton ran on a belief in this country & the most progressive platform in modern political history. Trump ran on pessimism, racism, false promises, & vitriol. Interpret that how you want, but there are 66,000,000 people who disagree. Good luck. https://t.co/N3yRgHPVDL
— Nick Merrill (@NickMerrill) March 30, 2019
Respectfully, the best place to be in an election cycle is an armchair. Tell me a time when you overcame “swiftboating” & I’ll let you resume insulting the people that worked their hearts out against unprecedented odds to elect the first woman president. Until then, knock it off. https://t.co/39ARzB5tHM
— Nick Merrill (@NickMerrill) March 28, 2019
Not that anyone should give a rat’s ass about what Nick Merill says – he’s just another one of the arrogant fuckups who thought that it was a good idea for Hillary to blow off white working-class voters in several Rust Belt states that she took for granted and as they say, the rest is history.
Other than being gay it’s hard to see what exactly qualifies Buttigieg for the presidency given that his only real political experience has been in running a small but notable midwestern city but hey, if he’s managed to seriously piss off Hillary here’s to hoping that he sticks around for a while.