In 2020, the next presidential elections will be held in the United States. Not long ago, the country elected its first black president, and in 2016, a woman, Hillary Clinton, came close to victory. The time has come to expand Overton’s window even further: for the first time, a gay man may become the next nominee for the Democratic party.
The candidate’s name is Pete Buttigieg, he is 37 years old, married and the mayor of South Bend Indiana.
I launched a presidential exploratory committee because it is a season for boldness and it is time to focus on the future. Are you ready to walk away from the politics of the past?
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) January 23, 2019
“Our country needs a fresh start,” said Buttigieg while announcing his presidential bid.
South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is contemplating a run for President in 2020. He would be the first gay president and his followers are growing. Obama said he is one of four democrats that can move the party forward in an energized way. pic.twitter.com/NYdJ2UXgTu
— 🏳️🌈 RainbowResister😎 (@lad1056) January 20, 2019
Who are you, Mr. Buttigieg?
Buttigieg is a progressive Democrat, despite coming from conservative India, the same state as Vice President Mike Pence. Buttigieg served in the US intelligence service and fought in Afghanistan.
He married his partner, Chasten Glezman, in 2018.
Democratic leaders, including Barack Obama, call him the future of the party. His husband expressed his own support and readiness to become the first first Gentleman of the country on Twitter.
— Chasten Buttigieg (@Chas10Buttigieg) January 23, 2019
The liberal media praises his time as mayor in terms of improving infrastructure and roads… However, the Guardian notes that not everyone was satisfied with his work. In particular, more than a quarter of the population still lives below or below the poverty line in the state, which is well above the national average of 14%. The level of crime is also high.
The liberal paradigm is moving to the point of absurdity. While Buttigieg is applauded for his minority status as a homosexual, he has nonetheless been scolded for racial discrimination, due to the fact that most of his main admirers are white, and in light of his decision to fire South Bend’s first black police chief.
“Should Buttigieg, piano-playing polyglot bidding to become the youngest and first openly gay US president, remain a serious contender in the Democratic primary, his record on race relations in South Bend is likely to come under forensic scrutiny. Two in five African Americans in the city live below the poverty line, which is almost double the national poverty rate for African American households, according to a study by the city in 2017,” the Guardian wrote.
“Whatever Buttigieg’s accomplishments, the question must be asked: can the mayor of a city of 100,000 residents run a nation of 330m?”
Watching the @PeteButtigieg announcement from South Bend. Crowd seems very large, very impressive but also very white-an obstacle he will have to overcome.
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) April 14, 2019
Sodom and Gomorrah in the United States
There are many conservatives already people resisting Buttigieg’s candidacy. On Tuesday, his speech in Iowa was disrupted by people who oppose him on religious grounds. Some compared the situation to the biblical story of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Buttigieg caused particular discontent among Iowa residents (and not only) When he spoke about God.
“The good news is, the condition of my soul is in the hands of God but the Iowa Caucuses are up to you”
Despite having a large number of conservatives, Iowa was one of the first states to legalize same-sex marriage some 10 years ago. This has long been a hot topic in Des Moines, where several gay Democrats were elected to local and state posts.
A New Trend
Buttigieg’s progressive credentials will be played up by the liberal public. The topic of the opposition between religion and the LGBTQ movement has become a particularly important question in the media. On the one hand, religions are being discredited with a variety of scandals (pedophilia in the Catholic church being the most obvious example), on the other, “religious homosexuals” are now presented as the norm (even “gay Muslims” are becoming a common sight).
The Washington Post also took a stab at explaining Buttigieg’s popularity, offering five reasons he has made such a splash among progressives.
- The first reason is that he is “a novelty for Democrats” – he is from the Midwest and a veteran of Afghanistan, and also a so-called “believer.”
- The second is that he is young and gay.
- The third is that since Trump was elected, the Democrats have had no major leaders in power.
- The fourth is that he is (naturally) strongly against Trump, but still a “centrist” in the economic sphere (as opposed to the more left-leaning Sanders and Warren).
- Fifth, he has certain elements in common with Barack Obama: he offers “hope,” not “fear, like Trump.”
An Open globalist
While Donald Trump has many flaws (spontaneity in decisions, extreme pro-Israel policies, etc.), he, at a minimum, attempts to oppose the liberal “swamp” and acts relatively independently. His leadership style is evident: he acts in politics as he did in the business world.
But Mr. Buttigieg, on the other hand, is not shy about expressing loyalty to the establishment.
The same financial sources that donated to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are now investing in Buttigieg. The roster of financiers ranges from former US ambassadors to real estate executives. In particular, one of the top names on the list is lobbyist and former campaign official for the 2004 John Kerry campaign, Steve Elmendorf. According to him, Buttigieg’s most positive quality is his stark opposition to Trump.
“I just think everything about him is the opposite of Trump in a good way”
This is evidence that the Mayor of South Bend, who may be challenging President Donald Trump next year, is gaining popularity among the globalists and those close to the elite (for more information on Buttigieg’s sponsors, refer to the CNBC article).
It is already clear that a significant part of the globalist media is pushing the new candidate. It can be assumed that his main competition will be a female candidate since the Democratic party has moved toward more feminist tendencies. However, Clinton nonetheless lost to Trump, because the real opinion of the US population is often rather different from how it seems according to the Guardian and the New York Times. Ordinary people are not interested in watching a tolerance competition, but in real deeds and serious economic proposals. Therefore, if the globalists really want to promote their candidates, they should give at least the semblance of a populist orientation.