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Buttigieg Slams Other Democrats for Playing Identity Politics

The openly gay mayor has benefitted from identity politics himself.

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Mayor of South Bend, Indiana and 2020 presidential Pete Buttigieg slammed his fellow Democrats in a Saturday speech for their employment of “identity politics” as a political weapon.

“In a risky speech to the Human Rights Campaign, a major LGBT rights group, Buttigieg warned of a ‘crisis of belonging in this country,’ arguing it was 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,'” according to NBC.

But the candidate is no stranger to identity politics himself. Indeed, he’s benefitted from being the first openly gay candidate to run for president. Last week, he sold out a fundraiser at an iconic West Hollywood gay bar. His husband Chasten landed on the cover of TIME Magazine above a headline that read “First Family: The unlikely, untested, and unprecedented campaign of Mayor Pete Buttigieg.” He was also profiled in Vogue, New York Magazine, POLITICO, and Chasten was profiled in The Washington Post. 

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Being openly gay is the only thing that separates Buttigieg – at least in terms of identity – from the the other white male candidates in the race. That has some of his opponents hopping mad.

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POLITICO quoted a strategist from South Carolina on a recent piece chronicling the struggles of Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), whose presidential campaign has sputtered.

“What I hear from people is that they see the epitome of privilege,” the strategist said, referencing Buttigieg.

A “senior Democrat” from South Carolina was also quoted in the POLITICO piece.

“I think Cory is just as accomplished,” the person said. “And I’ve heard grumblings from a number of people [who have asked], ‘Why hasn’t he gotten that type of exposure?'”

Unfortunately for the Democratic Party, it has lived by identity politics in recent history. It might just die by them, too.


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EXCLUSIVE: Leaked Email Shows How GOP Leaders Botched Election Ops for Trump in Key Battleground State

It wasn’t Trump who blew it; it was the RINOs.

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In the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election farce, the majority of Republican officials have been desperate to quash legitimate investigations and perpetrate the ruse that no severe irregularities occurred in battleground states.

According to emails leaked to Big League Politics, the reason behind this Republican cover-up may be due to the extreme levels of incompetence and failure exerted by the GOP establishment.

Big League Politics obtained the correspondence from Jan. 22 in which one exasperated attorney described how the state of Michigan was woefully unprepared for election fraud that was plotted in the open many months in advance.

Sure the Democrats lied and cheated to win but the truth is that they out smarted (sic) us. They set the table in the courts before the election so they could do what they do so well. We got played. Now we know what is coming next time,” the lawyer stated.

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Instead of us organizing a few weeks before 2022 we need to start now,” they added.

The attorney outlined how the Michigan Republican Party and their big money attorneys dropped the ball on everything from election day operations to the fight for accountability after the robbery had occurred.

The effort in Detroit smacked of last minute preparation or no preparation at all. People arrived and were offered no direction. There was no set of guidelines on election law. I pressed to get a copy of the Michigan Secretary of State guidelines but we had no copier at the office. I had 60 copies made at my hotel and gave them out,” the attorney explained.

From day to day we had little idea of what to do. Making calls to voters is a great idea but did we really need to fly lawyers in from all over the US to do that? That could have been done by anyone. It was a waste of talent and money,” they added.

The attorney is hoping that Republicans in Michigan and across the country improve their efforts in subsequent years, and they are willing to lead the effort so elections are not bumbled as they were in 2020.

Next time we do this lets (sic) have written materials in advance. Lets (sic) have a greeter to orient people. Tell people ahead of time that they needed a google account. Have a tech person there to help those who were born before 1980. Have a printer and a coffee maker that works. Have local maps. Have a hotel closer to the office,” the attorney wrote.

I have done this before for many years… I knew what to look for. People need to be trained in how to be a poll watcher. I am ready to begin work. Lets (sic) get our act together. Thank you to all of you for what you did. You are patriots and can be very proud,” they wrote to conclude their email.

Big League Politics has reported extensively about the voter fraud that took place in Michigan that was ultimately rubber stamped by Republican elected officials:

Earlier tonight, Big League Politics reported on two Republican members of the Wayne County board of canvassers who refused to certify dubious election results in Detroit…

However, the Republican members of the Wayne County board of canvassers – Bill Hartmann and Monica Palmer – quickly capitulated and reversed their decision. Even though they were both present when thousands of mysterious ballots showed up in the dead of night after the election, they stabbed the whistleblowers in the back anyway by rubberstamping the sham…

Palmer and Hartmann will go down as two of the most cowardly traitors in the history of the Republic. That will be the legacy that their posterity will have to live down long after they are gone.

The total failure of the Republican establishment to protect elections last year is the truth that GOP elected officials desperately want to obscure from the masses.

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