Pete Buttigieg has decided that he’s not going to focus on winning over any Trump supporters. And there are plenty of them. While Trump may not have won the popular vote, he did win across more states. Further, there are plenty of people who vote Republican but would go over to the Democratic side for the right candidate.
The South Bend, Indiana mayor decided to make a bold statement, insulting half of America in the process.
At a South Carolina campaign event, Buttigieg drew a line in the sand. He said that voting for Trump is “Looking the other way on racism.”
This is a tough pill to swallow for a number of reasons. First, Buttigieg isn’t a man of color, so it’s hard for him to fight the racism card. Additionally, there are 63 million Trump supporters in the United States, so he insulted a significant number of people – many of whom are color.
Buttigieg likely didn’t look at the facts before touting such a hateful and accusatory statement. After all, there were a number of people who voted for Barack Obama during both terms and, then, switched to vote for Donald Trump. Are they racist, too? Voting for a black president followed by a white president hardly sounds like someone who looked the other way on racism.
Now, it’s also possible to look at this statement as a desperate attempt to make some waves in the polls. Seeing as how the presidential candidate has been polling at around 0 percent in South Carolina with black voters, he had to do something to shake things up. He might be willing to say anything at this point in order to get a few more votes – but taking a jab at tens of millions of Americans to get it probably wasn’t a smart move.
Black leaders in his hometown of South Bend have called him out for not having sufficient black support. He’s used stock photos of people from Kenya. He’s lied about support from local leaders. If he was beloved by the black community, he would be using real photos of him with all of his black supporters – but he doesn’t have any of those.
Apparently, voting for Trump means that you’re racist. How does that work? There are plenty of supporters for Trump who are black. Voting against Trump for Buttigieg doesn’t make sense, either, because Buttigieg isn’t black.
How does voting for Trump make someone racist? Buttigieg doesn’t go into the details of that – which also makes sense because it’s impossible to back up using anything that resembles common sense.
Buttigieg, who claims himself to be a Christian, can’t possibly see how voting for Trump may be highly desired by someone who doesn’t want to take the liberal approach where there’s heavy support of abortion, open borders, and all sorts of unrealistic liberal policies with plans to spend trillions of dollars that the country doesn’t have within its budget.
Pete Buttigieg is using flawed logic to try to get black supporters on his side. He thinks by dropping the magic word of ‘racism’ that people will come flocking to his side. However, he’s a liberal. Many black voters are conservative with their vote – and that’s why Trump has gotten so many voters. Many black voters would rather see Trump in the office for a second term as opposed to letting Buttigieg in with his liberal ideas.
Even in Buttigieg’s home city of South Bend, many of the black people don’t believe that he would be a favorable president with the black community. Ouch. Some blame Buttigieg’s lack of support on black people being homophobic. However, it’s much more likely that they don’t think that he can get the job done. Considering he has yet to prove that he’s capable of changing things in the town where he’s the mayor, no one wants to see him mess things up on a considerably larger scale across the entire country.
Kamala Harris, an actual black woman, didn’t drop the ‘racism’ term as much as Buttigieg has. She’s already out of the race. Now that Petey-boy has decided to insult literally every Trump supporter in America, it’s only a matter of time before voters have had enough of seeing him and his liberal agendas to share with the country. He may be polling high in Iowa but he doesn’t stand a chance in the states where there are high black communities. These insults should be the ones that finally break the camel’s back.