Progressive Democrats are realizing that a lot of the moderate and centrist democrat support is behind Pete Buttigieg, and they are out for blood. Here’s one example:
Translation: I won’t open my fundraisers because that would make the public aware that I’m promising the billionaires and elites that are funding my campaign that I will make sure the working and lower classes stay in their lane, and continue dying from no healthcare. #Buttigieg https://t.co/gyTA8M3jN1— no u (@BrycePurser) December 7, 2019
SO they’re really angry that he won’t come clean about who is going to his fundraisers. They think his campaign is being buoyed by big money. And it might be.
HuffPo is going after him:
Pete Buttigieg struggled to explain why he does not open up his high-dollar fundraisers to the media or why he no longer discloses the names of his campaign “bundlers” during a brief press conference Friday night.
Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, clearly understands that there is some public benefit to knowing the names of high-dollar donors. After all, he began his campaign by publicly releasing the names of his “bundlers,” the super-donors who give and raise large amounts of money for a candidate. But he has not updated his public list of bundlers since April, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Following remarks at the Local America presidential candidate forum in Waterloo, HuffPost asked Buttigieg whether he would consider revealing the identities of his bundlers.
“I think we’re already moving out bundler information,” Buttigieg replied. He also noted that the identities of individual donors, rather than bundlers, are available through official Federal Election Commission data that the campaign files every quarter.
But Buttigieg was noncommittal about whether he would actually release the name of the bundlers, seeming to imply that it wasn’t in his control.
“I’ll ask the campaign to check on that,” he replied.
His campaign didn’t return a request for comment on the matter.
Yup. Now watch this one:
Buttigieg: “I’m going to fight the influence of Big money in politics”— Amir (@AmirAminiMD) December 8, 2019
Voter: “So are you going to stop taking big money from corporations and billionaires” @PeteButtigieg: “NO”.pic.twitter.com/ytLTkVSGTG
They’re protesting him too:
As Pete Buttigieg took the stage in Coralville, some protesters unfurled a series of banners.— DJ Judd (@DJJudd) December 8, 2019
Buttigieg nodded to them, saying, “This is competitive process, that’s fine...though I‘d humbly suggest that it’s better to lift up your own candidate than trying to tear down others.” pic.twitter.com/vZOqLtzBqn
Buttigieg addresses the protesters who leave after maybe a minute with their signs, suggests to them it’s better “Lifting up your own candidate than trying to tear down others” pic.twitter.com/vthfpJfQ2y— Iowa Starting Line (@IAStartingLine) December 8, 2019
Again, this isn’t from the right, it’s left-wing progressives attacking a Democratic candidate! You just love to see it.
Well that’s it for Sunday. We hope you had a great weekend. Scoop’s Cowboy lost and my Buffalo Bills lost, so go easy on us in the comments. Or don’t.
Have an open thread. Here’s some comment fodder:
You owe it to yourself to turn on the audio☠️☠️☠️— DannyTypo (@Dangela2004) December 8, 2019
You can see DAD level increased 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/0OCtnUUQdW— 💜CORY💜 (@Cory__1077) December 8, 2019
a guy at Art Basel pulled the banana worth $120k off the wall and ATE IT!!!! here’s him being escorted out pic.twitter.com/w6Z7mHHSGC— jonathan munoz stan account (@isaaacarrasco) December 7, 2019
Take care, party people.