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
Pete Buttigieg, a man who is very upset about the fact that public goods benefit everyone, has some problems with black and Latinx voters. Namely, that they don’t like him. In a recent Quinnipiac poll, Buttigieg is polling at zero percent with black voters in South Carolina—ouch! He’s not faring much better with Latinx voters, with whom his numbers are stuck in the low single digits, and at one percent in the important state of Nevada. … [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
A bunch of squares stopped cool guy Andrew Yang from creaming in people’s mouths. [Rolling Stone] International consulting firm McKinsey helped ICE figure out how to imprison asylum-seekers on the cheap. Their suggestions included starvation, denial of medical care, and leaving detainees to fend for themselves—suggestions so inhumane and horrific even ICE workers didn’t want to implement them. [New York Times] Former McKinsey employee and person who won’t go away Pete Buttigieg went as far as describing his former employer’s plan to starve people as “disappointing.” [Dan Merica Twitter] Gumshoe reporter Rudy Giuliani is gonna crack this Ukraine story wide open. [New York Times] … [Read more...] about World’s Leading Men Talk Shit Like a Middle School Clique
Still, Biden insisted on telling reporters Buttigieg simply didn’t have “the enthusiasm ... and the moderate plan,” which, as he reiterated, was the “Biden plan.” Predictably, Buttigieg’s people dug up a few interviews from earlier this year in which the candidate discussed his healthcare views, proving once and for all that Buttigieg was the first to conceptualize this policy program crafted specifically to appeal to everyone and no one at once. Congratulations to all involved. … [Read more...] about The Fight Absolutely No One Wants