It was one of the sayings of the old school folks when I was growing up, “the stuff you do in the dark will be revealed in the light.” It is all too often that politicians assert something that we later come to find is utterly untrue and absurd. There is nothing more hilarious than a desperate politician searching for relevance, the need to be recognized, separating themselves from the herd. Such an occurrence has just happened with lil’ Mayor Pete from South Bend, Indiana. The stunt he just pulled was, well, disturbing and condescending to me as a proud American black man.
As reported by Townhall:
“Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the media adorned moderate who will supposedly bring statesmanship and civility back to politics, just pulled the biggest political farce in recent memory. Buttigieg, a gay Midwest white mayor, has struggled to relate with black voters, particularly in South Carolina. Mayor Pete, as he likes to call himself, tried touting a list of 400 black South Carolinians supporting what he calls his “Douglass Plan.” This plan is aimed specifically at helping black people in America. The only problem with his 400 endorsements were that 42 percent of the people were white, many on the list never recalled endorsing Buttigieg, and he used generic stock photos from black people in Kenya on his campaign website. How did he pull off the stunt?
Ryan Grim over at The Intercept reported this past weekend that Buttigieg announced 400 black South Carolinians “endorsed” Buttigieg’s Douglass Plan which he released earlier this year. But, as highlighted on Twitter, “A lot of the people are confused because they didn’t endorse . . . 42 percent of the list is white . . . hey used stock photos from Kenya.”
How pathetic and offensive, yet typical of the Democrat (Socialist) Party. And, to name anything from that Party as a “Douglass Plan” is highly disconcerting. Frederick Douglass would certainly not “endorse” his name being associated with anything emanating from the Democrat Party. As well, how many times have we heard these progressive socialist leftists and white elitist Democrats talk about how they are going to “help” us black people? It is just as Wall Street Journal Editorial Board member, Jason Riley, wrote in his book entitled, “Please Stop Helping Us.” What the Democrat (Socialist) Party and these Ivy League-educated elitists like Buttigieg are advocating for is more economic enslavement, expansion of the welfare nanny-state, and decimation of the black family . . . making more victims.
Why would anyone believe that “Mayor Pandering Pete” is going to help black people? We, thanks to President Trump, have the policies enabling the lowest unemployment rates ever in the black community, as well as the Hispanic community, and with women. We have criminal justice reform and aid to our failing Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). We have economic opportunity zones that are promoting more small business entrepreneurship in minority areas that have been destroyed under the rule of the Democrat (socialist) Party.
I do not think Pandering Petey is going to do anything to improve educational freedom for single black moms — only 24 percent of black children have both parents in the home. I know that Pandering Pete will do nothing to stop the mass genocide of unborn black babies — 20 million — at the hands of Planned Parenthood, an organization founded by a white supremacist and racist, Margaret Sanger.
Nope, Mayor Pandering Pete just wants to harvest the new crop that the Democrats have planted in the 21st-century economic plantation: votes. Let’s be very honest and say what needs to be said: Mayor Pandering Pete is a gay white man from the Midwest. Blacks in South Carolina ain’t gonna identify with him, so he must resort to gimmicks.Let's be very honest and say what needs to be said: Mayor Pandering Pete is a gay white man from the Midwest. Blacks in South Carolina ain't gonna identify with him, so he must resort to gimmicks. #PanderingPete #PeteButtigieg Click To Tweet
Here is the open letter from Pandering Petey’s campaign:
“There is one presidential candidate who has proven to have intentional policies designed to make a difference in the Black experience, and that’s Pete Buttigieg,” read the open letter released along with the plan.
“We are over 400 South Carolinians, including business owners, pastors, community leaders, and students. Together, we endorse his Douglass Plan for Black America, the most comprehensive roadmap for tackling systemic racism offered by a 2020 presidential candidate.”
That is enough to make anyone barf. So what was the chicanery Pandering Petey used?
“Essentially, the campaign sent an email saying, “If you don’t want to endorse Buttigieg, please let us know.” This means, if you did not respond to their email saying, “No, I don’t endorse Buttigieg,” then the campaign took your non-response as a sign you did actually endorse him.”
Is that illegal? Nah, but it darn sure is unethical, and who wants that? As well, using stock photos from Kenya? C’mon, Pandering Petey could not find pictures of black folks from South Carolina? Heck, he could have just used some stock pictures from South Carolina State University, but pictures of black people from Kenya? I guess lil’ Pandering Petey believes that all of us look alike . . . how racist.
Now, you are not going to hear about this on MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, or any leftist media outlet. Just imagine if this were a white Republican who did the exact same thing? Yes, we all know what would have happened. And, it’s not the only current backlash facing Mayor Pete.
Let’s not forget the other pandering white Democrat candidate for President, Joe Biden. It was Biden — who was Vice President at the time — quipping during the 2012 election that Mitt Romney and Republicans “They gonna put y’all back in chains.” Isn’t it just grand how these white elitists seem to acquire a faux southern accent when speaking to blacks? Remember Hillary Clinton and her, “I don’t feel no ways tired” or her asserting that she carries a little bottle of hot sauce in her purse?
The only folks who have ever put blacks in chains in America, created Jim Crow, poll taxes, literacy tests, segregation, lynchings, murdering our unborn babies, decimated our families, destroyed our communities, and undermined educational freedom is the Party of the jackass, the Democrat (socialist) Party.
Mayor Pandering Pete Buttigieg is just another one of their jackasses trying to keep blacks as victims with insidious political stunts and proclamations.
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