Former Republican Congressman Justin Amash announced he’s forming an exploratory committee to seek the Libertarian Party’s nomination for President on Tuesday, confirming that the hardcore Never Trumper will run as a de facto quixotic candidate for the office.
Let’s do this. https://t.co/AhpQQhTauh
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) April 29, 2020
Amash’s campaign may offer the Michigan congressman an easy way out of an embarrassing reelection defeat. Amash abandoned the Republican Party after embracing the Democratic Party’s impeachment sham, but polling from before his support of impeachment showed the libertarian trailing handily to Republican primary challengers seeking to replace him. His presidential campaign may provide him with a convenient excuse to avoid a reelection campaign he’s almost certain to lose.
Amash was slammed by figures across the political aisle for his exploratory committee announcement, including members of the House Freedom Caucus he once served with before turning his back on the Republican Party.
However, his announcement of a Libertarian Party presidential campaign may have riled up more animosity from Joe Biden Democrats than Republicans. Few members of the GOP, a party that overwhelmingly supports President Trump, want to vote for a hardcore libertarian ideologue, whereas voter enthusiasm for Joe Biden is the lowest that has been seen in decades for a Democratic presidential nominee.
The initial link to Amash’s campaign website showed a login page after he tweeted it out, an embarrassing technical difficulty.
Amash could very well siphon away more votes from voters who would otherwise vote for Joe Biden, perhaps implicitly aiding President Trump’s re-election prospects in states such as Michigan. Stringent #VoteBlue Democrats typically accustomed to demanding that Bernie Sanders supporters declare an oath of fealty to the party establishment turned their cannons on Amash after the announcement, making it clear they weren’t pleased with his third party campaign.
True irony would be the hardcore libertarian implicitly aiding the President’s reelection after embracing a dubious impeachment hoax over foreign aid to Ukraine. Amash is by far the most prominent figure seeking the Libertarian Party’s nomination.
Obama Reportedly Said Pete Buttigieg Too ‘Gay’ and ‘Short’ to be President
Tell it like it is, Barack!
Former president Barack Hussein Obama reportedly said that former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg was too “gay” and too “short” to be a serious presidential contender during the midst of the 2020 presidential race.
Buttigieg, who ran for president in 2020 and surprisingly won the Iowa caucus, is now the Transportation Secretary under President-imposed Joe Biden. He is considered a rising star in the Democrat Party due to his homosexual lifestyle, which includes being gay married to a husband, but Obama is apparently a doubter.
Obama reportedly made his remarks while addressing a group of black Democrat donors in Oct. 2019 as he was attempting to exert his influence over the process. The revelation comes from a new book authored by The Hill’s Amie Parnes and NBC’s Jonathan Allen titled, Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency.
At the time, Obama was apparently supporting Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for president. The excerpt from the book, which includes various pot shots made by Obama toward Buttigieg, reads as follows:
When he was asked to return to the original question on his advice, Obama said he liked Buttigieg, a rising talent who’d worked on his own campaign. But despite his affinity for the South Bend mayor, he rattled off a list of reasons why Buttigieg couldn’t win.
“He’s thirty- eight,” Obama said, pausing for dramatic effect, “but he looks thirty.” The audience laughed. Obama was on a roll, using the tone of light ridicule he some-times pointed at himself — ” big ears” and “a funny name,” he’d said so many times before. Now, it was directed at Buttigieg. “He’s the mayor of a small town,” the former president continued. “He’s gay,” Obama said, “and he’s short.” More laughter.
Only months earlier, Buttigieg had sat in Obama’s postpresidential office in Washington seeking counsel on how to maintain equanimity in the face of homophobia on the campaign trail. Now, behind his back, Obama was riffing on him to some of the wealthiest Black men in America at a time when Buttigieg had been dubbed “Mayo Pete” by critics who believed he couldn’t connect with African American voters.
It goes without saying that any conservative who made similar remarks would be pilloried by the fake news media. Obama will get a pass, although the comments may make the former president’s relationship with the former mayor strained as Buttigieg climbs up the political ladder undeservedly due solely to identity politics.
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