South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg called supporters of President Donald Trump who chanted “send them back”, referring to “The Squad” of Democrat congresswomen who seem to hate America, a group of “committed racists” and said he has no intention of trying to court their vote in a general election.
Adam Wren, a POLITICO content editor, says Buttigieg called supporters of President Trump “committed racists” in an interview, and said he has accepted he will never get the vote of Trump supporters in a general election.
“I asked @PeteButtigieg whether he wanted to win over Trump voters who chanted ‘send her back’ last night,” wrote Wren.
According to Wren, Buttigieg responded that “No, the reality is there are a lot of committed racists whose vote I’m never going to get and that’s alright,” and continued “there are a lot of people who simply voted to burn the house now.”
“And now that the house is on fire, it’s time to actually put in somebody who’s going to do something about the future,” concluded Buttigieg.
— Adam Wren (@adamwren) July 19, 2019
The remark is eerily similar to those of Hillary Clinton, the failed presidential candidate and wife of Jeffrey Epstein associate President Bill Clinton.
In 2016, Clinton famously said President Trump’s supporters could be referred to as a “basket of deplorables” and called them “irredeemable”.
According to Rolling Stone, Clinton told an audience in 2016 that “You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right?”
Later in her speech, Clinton added:
Now, some of those folks — they are irredeemable, but thankfully they are not America. But the other basket — and I know this because I see friends from all over America here — I see friends from Florida and Georgia and South Carolina and Texas — as well as, you know, New York and California — but that other basket of people are people who feel that the government has let them down, the economy has let them down, nobody cares about them, nobody worries about what happens to their lives and their futures, and they’re just desperate for change. It doesn’t really even matter where it comes from.
Buttigieg is currently rising in the polls, though slowly. In the battleground state of New Hampshire, he polls higher than Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), Andrew Yang, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Marianne Williamson, Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).
If you are noticing a pattern, it is that virtually nobody cares for the vast majority of Democrats within the state of New Hampshire.
Only does the sixth place candidate, Andrew Yang, finally break into double digits with 17 poll respondents supporting him. Above him, in fifth place, are Sen. Bernie Sanders, with 35 respondents, and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg with 40.
Biden, Harris, and Warren had 73, 61, and 59 respectively.
It is worth noting that Buttigieg seems to have stolen the thunder from failed Senate candidate and noted Irishman Robert Francis ‘Beto’ O’Rourke, who is now polling at 0.0 per cent in New Hampshire.
Trump Campaign Manager Brad Parscale’s Confidence Could Jeopardize Re-Election Chances
Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale is getting criticized harder than ever after the rally fiasco in Tulsa, Okla. on Saturday.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has bragged about far-left activists using TikTok to trick the campaign into bragging about an inflated number of ticket requests for the rally, which drew considerably less than capacity.
She clowned Parscale in a Twitter post on Saturday:
KPop allies, we see and appreciate your contributions in the fight for justice too 😌
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 21, 2020
While Ocasio-Cortez wants to brag about TikTok youngsters sabotaging the rally, it was really Parscale’s own incompetence that resulted in the embarrassment.
He bragged about the number of sign-ups without seemingly ever verifying their authenticity:
Before entering each guest will get:
There will be precautions for the heat and bottled water as well.
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) June 15, 2020
This makes Parscale’s notion of a ultra-effective “death star” driving the Trump re-election operation seem all the more laughable:
For nearly three years we have been building a juggernaut campaign (Death Star). It is firing on all cylinders. Data, Digital, TV, Political, Surrogates, Coalitions, etc.
In a few days we start pressing FIRE for the first time. pic.twitter.com/aJgCNfx1m0
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) May 7, 2020
“I think people liked the myth that teenagers could take down the Trump Death Star, but I would not be surprised that the Trump campaign was seeing those numbers and decided they didn’t need to do follow-up calls because their numbers were so good,” veteran digital staffer Melissa Ryan said about Parscale’s rally snafu.
“If you’re doing campaign data, you should be able to realize when your system is getting gamed. If you’re getting a flood of signups, if your first instinct is to announce it on Twitter rather than check the tires, that’s just incompetence,” Ryan added.
All sides of the Trump movement are apparently getting fed up with Parscale’s incompetence as well. Former Trump 2016 campaign manager Corey Lewandowski spoke out publicly about comedy of errors that were made due to Parscale’s woeful stewardship of the campaign.
“I think a fundamental mistake was made,” Lewandowski said. “Overpromising and underdelivering is the biggest mistake you can make in politics.”
“I lived this as you know, I did this when candidate Trump was running. We won 38 primaries and caucuses under my stewardship, obviously all due to Donald Trump, but we never did something like this,” he continued, referring to the 2016 campaign when he was at the helm.
“And what that means is we have to go back and re-evaluate the system in which people were getting those tickets and determining if they were real, if they were robots, and putting additional protocols in place so this doesn’t happen again,” Lewandowski added.
Even Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, the power couple known as “Javanka,” are angry at Parscale over his failures. Javanka has been close with Parscale, backing up his rise within the Trump White House, since before the 2016 campaign when Parscale was a website builder for Trump with zero political experience.
“Jared and Ivanka are pissed at Brad over promising on crowd size,” a campaign source close to Javanka reportedly said following the rally.
Big League Politics has been reporting on Parscale’s management for months now:
Some of President Donald Trump’s top confidants are urging for campaign manager Brad Parscale to be fired and replaced with someone deemed by observers as more competent and qualified heading into this year’s election against former Vice President Joe Biden.
“People within his inner circle continue to question Brad’s ability to bring the campaign down the home stretch because of his inexperience,” a longtime adviser to the president told the New York Post.
“There’s no strategy, there’s no messaging,” the adviser added.
A Republican insider noted that Parscale was put into the position because of his connections to Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, who has been pushing the administration to the Left throughout his tenure as senior adviser. Parscale has even brought disgraced Bush-era globalist Karl Rove into the fold.
“Jared put Brad in charge of the whole thing because he is loyal to the family — not because he is a political operator,” the GOP insider said. “Brad has zero experience running a national campaign.”
Parscale has been cashing in, living a lavish lifestyle while Trump’s re-election campaign spins its wheels.
“The money stuff rankles people in a major way,” a long-time GOP campaigner told the Post, referencing Parscale’s $2.4 million mansion on a Fort Lauderdale, Fla beachfront, his new $400,000 yacht, and a stable of luxury automobiles.
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