The Booty-Judge is aiming to pick up some people with the middle of the road politics with his honesty about how Democrats are dividing Americans with identity politics.
From the Hill:
In a speech to the Human Rights Campaign, a major LGBT rights group, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., who is gay, warned of a “crisis of belonging in this country” being exacerbated by “so-called identity politics” that emphasize how one person hasn’t walked in another’s shoes.
“Something that is true, but it doesn’t get us very far,” he said.
“I’m not talking about pretending there are equivalencies between the different patterns of exclusion in this country,” Buttigieg clarified.
“Divisive lines of thinking” have entered Democrats’ mindset, Buttigieg continued, explaining: “Like when we’re told we have to choose between supporting an auto worker and a trans woman of color, without stopping to think about the fact that sometimes the auto worker is a trans woman of color, and she definitely needs all the security she can get.”
“The wall I worry about the most is not the president’s fantasy wall on the Mexican border that’s not going to get built anyway,” Buttigieg said. “What I worry about are the very real walls being put up between us as we get divided and carved up.”
“When an auto worker, 12 years into their career, is no longer sure how to provide for their family, they’re not part of the country we think of ourselves as all living in together. That’s why we can’t seem to get on the same page,” Buttigieg said.
There’s video of his statement:
I think this is really smart of him because there *are* a few critics of Trump in the middle who are willing to swing to the left if they have a more reasonable candidate. However, he has to paper over some really really extreme stuff he’s already pitched – like getting rid of the electoral college.
That’s it for Sunday – we hope you had a great Mother’s Day!!! If you haven’t already, call your mom. If for whatever reason you can’t call your mom, pray for those who are having a tough time with the holidy. It’ll make you feel better.
Ya’ll have an open thread.
I only have one fodder tweet:
Somehow we think it's ok to sexualize young children, but it's not ok to teach them to be self-sufficient.— ¡El Sooopèrr! ن c137 (@SooperMexican) May 12, 2019
Morality-check on aisle Merica, please. pic.twitter.com/sXhr1eV0Dy
Whoever that Latino is, he is clearly intelligent and handsome.