That Biden thinks this is a take-down explains why he’s finished

Now, it is silly for a mayor to be running for President. Pete Buttigieg is in the race mostly because he thought there might be an Obama-style grievance-opening for a gay contender. With Booker, Harris, Yang and Castro either out or lingering as ballot-paper ghosts – and Warren and Klobuchar now outsiders – the former South Bend boss might be able to stake that claim successfully in the months ahead. Buttigieg is a Harvard/Oxford alumnus, Rhodes Scholar and former Naval Intelligence reserve officer with a tour of Aghanistan and a Joint Service Commendation Medal to his credit. The public might be a lot more impressed with his paved sidewalks than Joe Biden’s Iran Deal. Buttigieg could become a genuine stayer, in other words; at the very least, a strong Vice-Presidential contender. It’s pronounced Booted-edge, in case you were wondering (as I was). Not Butter-geeg – like former Broncos and Queensland State of Origin enforcer, John. Pete. John.

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31 Responses to That Biden thinks this is a take-down explains why he’s finished

  1. Bloomberg$ will help this empty suit

  2. He’s Obamalite with a very fluffed up CV

  3. The BigBlueCat

    Americans are already onto Sleep, Creep, Uncle Jor Biden – stick a fork in him; he’s done!

  4. The BigBlueCat

    Americans are already onto Sleepy, Creepy, Uncle Joe Biden – stick a fork in him; he’s done! – that’s what I meant to say …

  5. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    butti is confused, just because you have a butt in your name doesn’t mean you have to be gay

  6. butti is confused, just because you have a butt in your name doesn’t mean you have to be gay

    No; however, it’s what’s in the butt.

  7. FelixKruell

    Biden must be finished after another poor showing.

    I don’t know much about Pete B, but if the only other viable candidate is Sanders, he’s surely the preferred candidate for Democrats. I’m surprised they don’t have a better field to pick from though.

  8. Tom

    I’m surprised they don’t have a better field to pick from though.

    Bwahaha! You’re surprised after the Dems just spent three years trying to undo the 2016 election instead of trying to win the 2020 election, Felix?

    Even though you’re a lefty, I thought you were brighter than that.

  9. FelixKruell

    Tom:

    You’re surprised after the Dems just spent three years trying to undo the 2016 election instead of trying to win the 2020 election, Felix?

    The people doing that trying (largely in the House and the Senate) aren’t the same people trying to win the 2020 election (largely Governors, Mayors, or nothings).

    Even though you’re a lefty, I thought you were brighter than that.

    Strange, this seems to the only place in my life I’m accused of being a lefty…

  10. The BigBlueCat

    FelixKruell
    #3321215, posted on February 12, 2020 at 3:56 pm
    Biden must be finished after another poor showing.

    I don’t know much about Pete B, but if the only other viable candidate is Sanders, he’s surely the preferred candidate for Democrats. I’m surprised they don’t have a better field to pick from though.

    After New Hampshire, Bernie is the front runner … but being an avowed Socialist he’s hardly a viable candidate – middle America will run from him in droves.

    I suspect they do have better candidates, but those candidates are centrists and are hardly going to win endorsement this time around (Gabbard is the closest) … maybe when the Dems get serious enough to field candidates that Americans are more willing to support on the basis of actual, reasonable policies (rather than just anti-Trumpism) then they might stand a chance.

  11. sfw

    Back in the 70’s I worked with a Buttigieg, he said it was pronounced ‘Buttergig’ but what would he know?

  12. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Micro Bloombox, come on down!

  13. Roger

    Now, it is silly for a mayor to be running for President.

    Oh, I don’t know; probably has a lot more experience dealing with and resolving real issues than say…a junior senator from Illinois.

    (That’s not an endorsement of Buttigieg!)

  14. Fat Tony

    Buttplug works for me.

  15. Paridell

    It’s not pronounced “booted-edge”. It would be easy if you could just put two English words together like that! Buttigieg himself put out stickers saying it was “boot-edge-edge”, and he has crowds chant his name that way, but this version is really more of a marketing ploy than a pronunciation guide. “Buttigieg” is a Maltese name with roots in Sicilian Arabic, and it’s pronounced more like “booty-dj-dj”. That’s how he says it himself.

  16. Judge Dredd

    Creepy Joe, Buttplug, Commie Sanders, or Pocahontas – there must be a lot of Democrats that feel they have a terrible hand to choose from. My guess is it will push some of these people to the Republicans, or not voting at all.

  17. miltonf

    Buttplug is the oligarchs’ candidate. McKinsey Pete.

  18. David Brewer

    Buttplug is the oligarchs’ candidate. McKinsey Pete

    Yes. Excellent long take-downs of Buttigieg here and here. The writer is a committed hard-left Democrat, but fake is fake, and he has got Buttigieg taped.

    Watch this sketch about a fictitious senatorial candidate and see if it doesn’t seem almost word-for-word like a parody of Buttigieg.

  19. Roger

    Excellent long take-downs of Buttigieg here and here.

    Why support someone who gives no reason to trust that he cares about anything other than his career?

    A question that might be asked in regard to the average Australian politician.

  20. Squirrel

    In a rational world, that Biden ad should just about kill off the Buttigieg campaign (which wouldn’t have gotten this far in a rational world) but many of the people eligible to vote in November live in a fantasy world which exists on screens of varying sizes – and Buttigieg looks and sounds quite good on a screen, particularly if you’ve not seen too much of Afred E. Neuman.

  21. Rebel with cause

    How do you get “booted-edge” from Buttigieg? My tip is Sanders will win. Whoever the Democrat nominee is, Trump will win in a landslide. May as well let Bernie have his time.

  22. TBH

    The Democrat candidates is an absolute freak show this time around. Surely the Bern would be roundly rejected by your average American punter?

  23. Tel

    Pete Buttigieg is in the race mostly because he thought there might be an Obama-style grievance-opening for a gay contender.

    He also dresses well, knows how to be polite, speaks eloquently, hasn’t been caught in any obvious lies (yet) and when standing next to the other Democrat candidates seems fairly sane in comparison.

    Yes. Excellent long take-downs of Buttigieg here and here. The writer is a committed hard-left Democrat, but fake is fake, and he has got Buttigieg taped.

    Oh he might well be fake … but he’s a convincing fake, in a world where appearance is everything … and his deft use of apps will no doubt be a signal that he is both willing, and capable of errr greatness or whatever … ahhh whatever it takes to achieve greatness I mean.

    Golly! He’s even a Rhodes Scholar … the venerable Cecil keeps popping up where you least expect him. If I didn’t know better, I’d say the old dog was up to something.

  24. jupes

    In a rational world, that Biden ad should just about kill off the Buttigieg campaign

    No. In a rational world that ad should kill off Biden.

    Bragging about the Iran deal, what an immoral fool.

  25. Zatara

    In a rational world, that Biden ad should just about kill off the Buttigieg campaign

    In a rational world that ad should kill off both of them.

    Bernie smiles when he sees it.

  26. The BigBlueCat

    Rebel with cause
    #3321643, posted on February 12, 2020 at 9:48 pm
    How do you get “booted-edge” from Buttigieg? My tip is Sanders will win. Whoever the Democrat nominee is, Trump will win in a landslide. May as well let Bernie have his time.

    You know that is an interesting concept – the Dems know they can’t beat Trump, and when you look at Dems more historically they are not traditionally Marxist or Socialist (though certainly, they have embraced political progressivism/liberalism). So, knowing they can’t win, better to put Bernie forward now so their Socialist itch can be scratched and eliminated before 2024.

    But then, the current DNC doesn’t seem to be that smart to me … they can’t even organise an impeachment properly ….

  27. Tim Neilson

    So, knowing they can’t win, better to put Bernie forward now so their Socialist itch can be scratched and eliminated before 2024.

    Plausible, but there’s another factor.

    They’re terrified of the Republicans retaining the Senate and perhaps getting the House back.
    In theory people could vote for Trump and vote for Dems in Congress, but I understand there’s thought to be a “coattail effect” where people tend to vote all the way down the ticket. (Also it’s a pure turnout thing; Dem voters who stay at home because they think Bernie’s nuts won’t help the Dems’ Congressional chances.)

    So although letting Bernie be the custard pie recipient in 2020 would have its appeal, they may not want to risk the likely consequences (e.g. a Republican Senate presiding over the selection of Ginsburg’s successor).

  28. miltonf

    Thanks David- gripping reading!

  29. John A

    The BigBlueCat
    #3322218, posted on February 13, 2020 at 12:30 pm
    Rebel with cause #3321643, posted on February 12, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    How do you get “booted-edge” from Buttigieg? My tip is Sanders will win. Whoever the Democrat nominee is, Trump will win in a landslide. May as well let Bernie have his time.

    You know that is an interesting concept – the Dems know they can’t beat Trump, and when you look at Dems more historically they are not traditionally Marxist or Socialist (though certainly, they have embraced political progressivism/liberalism).

    I suggest that you read Dinesh D’Souza Death of a Nation and Diana West Red Thread before maintaining that assertion.

    And no, I don’t think there is a significant difference between Marxist (or any other form of) socialism and progressive liberalism. It is all about totalitarianism and control over other people’s lives.

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