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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:40 AM

 

Trump Allies Take Aim at Buttigieg's Sexuality

Allies of President Trump have sharply focused attention on the sexual identity of presidential contender Pete Buttigieg in recent days, questioning in stark terms whether Americans are ready for a gay candidate who kisses his husband onstage,Ē the Washington Post reports.

ďThe attacks are prompting blunt responses from Buttigiegís allies and even his Democratic rivals, who call the remarks inappropriate and offensive. The exchanges were ignited by radio host Rush Limbaugh, who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Trump last week and who framed his comments as an ostensible analysis of how Democrats feel.Ē



https://politicalwire.com/2020/02/14/trump-allies-take-aim-at-buttigiegs-sexuality/
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RandySF Feb 14 OP
Gothmog Feb 14 #1
RandySF Feb 14 #3
hangaleft Feb 14 #7
cwydro Feb 14 #8
hangaleft Feb 14 #9
cwydro Feb 14 #11
Zing Zing Zingbah Feb 14 #17
Zing Zing Zingbah Feb 14 #18
squirecam Feb 14 #20
hangaleft Feb 14 #22
William769 Feb 14 #31
hangaleft Feb 14 #33
Gothmog Feb 14 #19
hangaleft Feb 14 #23
FreeState Feb 14 #25
Chemisse Feb 14 #28
hangaleft Feb 14 #29
ProudMNDemocrat Feb 14 #2
B Stieg Feb 14 #4
MineralMan Feb 14 #5
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 14 #6
brush Feb 14 #10
cwydro Feb 14 #12
k2qb3 Feb 14 #32
bearsfootball516 Feb 14 #13
Corgigal Feb 15 #36
RandySF Feb 14 #14
brush Feb 14 #15
Laelth Feb 14 #16
gembaby1 Feb 14 #21
Zolorp Feb 14 #24
Midnightwalk Feb 14 #26
doc03 Feb 14 #27
Tarc Feb 14 #30
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 14 #34
ooky Feb 15 #35
sheshe2 Feb 15 #37
BeyondGeography Feb 15 #38

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:41 AM

1. This is a stupid attack by trump

 

Democrats do not care if Mayor Pete is gay. These attacks may actually help Mayor Pete in the Democratic Primary
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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:44 AM

3. And it gives Pete to address it now instead of October

 

And it gives Pete the opportunity to address it now instead of October.
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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:51 AM

7. Unfortunately, this tactic will work

 

Itís repulsive and itís reprehensible. But itís a reality that if Pete is our nominee, Trump will make his sexuality an issue and it *will* suppress the vote for Pete. That caucus goer in Iowa who wanted to change her vote wasnít an aberration. She doesnít represent a large segment of Democratic voters, but she represents enough that in a close election could cost us the presidency, and with other qualified candidates available, thatís a chance we canít afford to take with our democracy hanging by a thread.
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Response to hangaleft (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:53 AM

8. People said that about a black candidate too.

 

So I call bs.
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Response to cwydro (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:00 AM

9. Was democracy and our freedom on the line in 2008?

 

No.

Different times, different circumstances.

We canít afford to roll the dice with our republic at risk of completing its nosedive into fascist authoritarianism.

You want to call bs, thatís your right. I donít want to take unnecessary risks with a candidate who is certain to be slurred and damaged because of his personal life.
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Response to hangaleft (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:22 AM

11. You do you.

 

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Response to hangaleft (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:52 PM

17. How is Warren any better in that way?

 

The attack will be are Americans ready for a female president? We aren't any safer running a woman.
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Response to hangaleft (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:01 PM

18. I actually think there more people biased against women

 

then gay men. Women rank dead last in scheme of things. Minority men are above women in conservative minds. This is not something I want to be true because I am a woman. It just seems like that is the way this world has been set up.

Hillary probably had more experience than any man who ever ran for president. We ran her against a total dipshit of a man and look what we got out of that.
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Response to hangaleft (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 08:08 PM

20. I think the socialist and anti capitalist

 

Views are more dangerous then the gay bashing that would occur. Iíd take Mayor Pete over both Sanders and Warren.
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Response to squirecam (Reply #20)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 08:42 PM

22. Warren is neither a socialist nor an anti-capitalist

 

In fact, sheís made it quite clear that sheís a capitalist.
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Response to hangaleft (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:44 PM

31. being Gay has nothing to do with personal life

 

It is who he is. A African American can't stop being black. A woman can't stop being a woman & so on.

As a Gay man and a human being, I find your post utterly repulsive.

Enjoy your short stay on DU.
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Response to William769 (Reply #31)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:08 PM

33. I didn't mean to imply that being gay is a choice

 

I simply meant itís nobodyís business and should have no place in our politics.

Which means you should be basing YOUR choice of a presidential candidate on his or her positions on the issues before us and his or her electability. Not because he is or isnít gay. Or is a man or a woman. Or a Catholic, Protestant or Jew. Etc.
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Response to hangaleft (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 08:05 PM

19. I fear that it may work in the general but we are still in the primary

 

I am not supporting Mayor Pete for other reasons but we as Democrats do not give a darn about his sexual orientation.
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Response to Gothmog (Reply #19)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 08:55 PM

23. I don't disagree (with a small caveat)

 

That caveat being that there are homophobes in the Democratic Party, too, although their numbers are minuscule compared to the other side.

One need look no further than the Iowa caucus goer who wanted to change her vote when she learned that Pete was gay. She is, of course, the exception, not the rule. But we canít make sweeping declarations that no Democrat would consider Peteís sexual orientation to be a factor in his or her decision whether to vote for Pete.

At this point, Pete would be my third choice, and I would certainly vote for him in the general if he got the nod. But the pukes would undoubtedly make Peteís sexual orientation an issue if he becomes our nominee. And, unfortunately, to some narrow minded voters (like that Iowa caucus goer), that will cost Pete votes.
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Response to hangaleft (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 08:59 PM

25. Nope n/t

 

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Response to hangaleft (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:19 PM

28. Yes it will work, this time around.

 

But will inoculate people so it won't be such an issue in the future. He's forging new terrain.
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Response to Chemisse (Reply #28)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:24 PM

29. No doubt about it

 

Peteís a young guy and will be a force to be reckoned with in future presidential campaigns.
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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:43 AM

2. There are LGBTQ who claim to be Republicans.....HYPICRITES.

 

Plus, getting more Democrats to VOTE and get elected.
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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:44 AM

4. Been expecting this...

 

no heart right on up to the end. Rot in hell, Rush.
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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:48 AM

5. Just the beginning of that sort of thing from Trump supporters.

 

It's going to get much, much worse, I'm sure.

However, it might end up helping Mayor Pete among Democratic primary voters, who might react by supporting him even more fervently.

I don't know. I do know that Republicans are going to attack every Democrat with the worst possible sorts of statements. It's going to be very, very ugly, and it's starting right now.
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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:50 AM

6. As if I needed any more reasons to loathe the republican party......they just handed it to me. n/t

 

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:21 AM

10. Not a surprise. We all had to know somewhere inside the repugs were going to do this.

 

The question is, is it going to peel away voters?
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Response to brush (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:24 AM

12. I really don't think so.

 

Those who would be against a gay candidate arenít going to vote Dem anyway.
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Response to cwydro (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:45 PM

32. Are we pretending Pete's trouble with the black vote is about something else?

 

Because it isn't.

It might not be a problem in the general, in the swing states.

It's a big problem in the southern primaries.
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Response to brush (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:24 AM

13. Doubt it. Democrats and Independents don't care.

 

The only people that care are Republicans who werenít going to vote for him anyway.
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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 01:26 AM

36. That's how I think.

 

Surprise, said no one.
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Response to brush (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:26 AM

14. It's actually a great opportunity for Pete.

 

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Response to RandySF (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:33 AM

15. You could be right, this can be an opportunity to get this issue done and over with.

 

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:57 AM

16. This will backfire.

 

Most Americans are done with homophobia, I think.

-Laelth
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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 08:15 PM

21. Quite the gall

 

Since this is a man (Trump) who has been in trouble with his Ďsexualityí more times than I can count.
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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 08:57 PM

24. They're shooting their ammo too early.

 

This will backfire on them if he is nominated because the attacks are coming way too early.
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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:08 PM

26. The right response is

 

Who cares what a bunch of hypocrites who support a pervert like trump think. The guy hung around with Epstein and lusts after his daughter.

Throw in a jesus wept to win over the evangelicals.

Buttigieg could hopefully say it better.
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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:10 PM

27. I heard Devin Nunez was prowling around South Bend this last week. They will do their

 

best to find some guy from high school or where ever accusing him of sexual assault. If they can't find someone they will buy someone.
A very good friend of mine that is a staunch Democrat said he just couldn't vote for him.
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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:28 PM

30. According to the Bernie-critics here, doesn't this rule out Buttigieg as a viable candidate?

 

We've been hearing a lot lately that Republicans can make a lot of hay with a "Bernie is a socialist!" attack if he were the nominee, so...

Sorry Pete, guess it's time to drop out.
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Response to Tarc (Reply #30)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:17 PM

34. I don't listen to the Bernie-critics and you shouldn't either.

 

And it is NOT time for him to drop out.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 12:49 AM

35. Dems should take aim at Trump having

 

sex with himself.
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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 01:48 AM

37. The party of pedophiles...

 

Oh and Jimmy Jordan, that boys wrestling team? Oh wait, who was that bathroom guy? Their guys were/are perverts.

And here we have them having a problem with a gay man who happens to be a Democrat running for President.

You Rock Mayor Pete.

WTF?

Kind of weird how the GOP targets gay men and not women so much. Sharice Davids is a junior Congress critter, openly gay. Our MA AG Maura Healey was the first elected openly gay Attorney General. Brava! Perhaps it is because they are all old white men uncomfortable with who they are.

Just a thought.
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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 07:32 AM

38. Elizabeth Warren responds

 

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