SOUTH BEND, IN—In response to recent criticism of his campaign and political record, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg admitted Monday that he only recently realized that black people can vote. “I’ll be the first one to acknowledge that I’ve had some blind spots in my political career, and I’ve learned some hard truths over the past few months, one of which is that African Americans have been able to vote in this country for decades,” said the mayor of South Bend, IN, apologizing to the city’s black residents for his lack of attention to the problems facing their community and his belief that they didn’t possess the legal right to cast a ballot for any elected office. “In the time since I announced my campaign, my eyes have been opened to the realities of this country’s systemic racism, and also black suffrage. I realize that some of the things I’ve done as mayor and said on the campaign trail aren’t … [Read more...] about Pete Buttigieg Admits Only Recently Realizing Black People Can Vote
We learn that Sekulow is Steve Bannon-approved and a fan of the three-corner silk pocket square. Sekulow, who became an evangelical Christian after being raised Jewish, became what the Times called a “litigator for the Christian right” and televangelist after he was sued for fraud and securities violations and went bankrupt. One of the groups he’s represented? The anti-abortion extremist group Operation Rescue. Lovely man! And because scammers always scam, he’s also known for siphoning tens of millions from donations made to Christian Advocates Serving Evangelism, a group he founded, to himself and his family members. Prosperity gospel in action! … [Read more...] about When Pete Listens, What Does He Hear?
While her low polling numbers are due to a number of factors—her campaign’s disorganization and lack of a clear, compelling vision, not to mention her spotty history as a prosecutor, which has turned off more progressive voters—it’s hard not to notice that with her departure, and with the struggles of both Cory Booker and Julián Castro to fundraise and qualify for the upcoming debates, the top tier of candidates remaining are all white. … [Read more...] about Kamala Harris Ends Her Campaign, Yet Pete Buttigieg and Michael Bloomberg Remain
After that, a bunch of law professors explained that conspiring against political opponents with a foreign country is bad, while Republicans made good on their promises to disrupt the procedure. The lone Republican law professor who testified asked if maybe the hearing shouldn’t wait until all the other pending litigation concerning the president is settled before focusing on this crime. One crime at a time, people! … [Read more...] about World’s Leading Men Talk Shit Like a Middle School Clique
Both plans would continue to allow employers to act as gatekeepers for private healthcare coverage, rely heavily on the existing structures that govern care, and would offer a doubtlessly lower-tier Medicare-type coverage for people without the means to purchase private insurance. It’s the obvious answer for moderate candidates weighing support of Medicare for All next to industry group pressure and the well-tread specter of the “many” Americans who are “satisfied with their current health care.” Recently, one former Obama and Clinton health strategist called Biden’s plan “radically incremental,” which tells you nearly everything you need to know. … [Read more...] about The Fight Absolutely No One Wants