“Mayor Pete” Buttigieg: 2020 primary star of the week – Slate Magazine

As a member of the lgbtqi community I was intrigued by Peter Buttigieg’s presidential run early on. so I started following him closely. I saw posts by influential gays like David mixner on Instagram praising him. I saw snippets of interviews with him and he seemed quite credible. And then I got to watch the town hall meeting that made him look like a star. he had a grasp of the issues that the present occupant of the White House would only wish to have even with all of the presidential briefings. He has boots on the ground experience and two terms of duty in Afghanistan. He’s a Rhodes scholar, went to Harvard and as a lot of people like to say just happens to have a husband.

in 2004 I had a viewing party for the Democratic National Convention at my place. I watched with my friends President Obama make his now famous speech and afterwards I turned to my friends and said he’s going to be our next president. They left, I’m not used to my friends laughing at me when I’m making a serious remark.

Can Mayor Pete be the first yay person in the White House? I’m not sure but we need to give him a chance by putting him on the stageof the democratic debates and let him show how good he is to the rest of the country.

By the way I just got his email regarding his campaign fundraising totals. His average donation was $27.01. A penny more than Bernie Sanders.

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I recorded this on my phone from my TV screen. It’s from the CNN Town Hall meeting with Mayor Pete Buttigieg

CNN focus group rejects Biden – TheHill

Joe Biden is subject to gaffs.

If elected to Joe Biden would be the oldest president ever.

Joe Biden has problems with understanding who are good people. How youbelieve that Mike Pence is a decent person. Decent people don’t hate. Decent people don’t try to eradicate those who are different from them.

Marc Short, Mike Pence’s incoming Chief of Staff, wrote an op-ed about the AIDS crisis. He trotted out several stupid ideas: that media reports around the AIDS crisis “glorify homosexuals’ repugnant practices”; that the LGBTQ community should remain in the closet and just deal with AIDS quietly on their own, etc, etc, etc.

So I agree with the CNN focus group. Joe Biden your time has come and gone. You are a great VP and that’s all I have to say about it. Let’s let’s a new generation bring their ideas to the table and enough with the old politics.

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Former Vice President Biden. Photo credit The Hill

Warren takes aim at Pence: He’s not a ‘decent’ man – TheHill

I beg to differ with vice president Joe Biden and his assessment of Mike Pence being a decent guy. Decent people do not point out groups of individuals for hatred and discrimination. under his regime in Indiana the lgbtqi community suffered greatly. He and his wife believe in trying to cure homosexuals from their homosexuality. That is absurd. It’s just a political ploy to give himself more power. He’s not a decent man and anyone who thinks he is is not worthy to be the President of the United States.

And this is something that seems to be forgotten by the media. When Chris Christie was fired from the Trump transition Mike Pence took over. Mike Pence was there and he said nothing about all the Russians that were running around the transition. He said nothing about the hundred and fifty Russians at the inaugural. He said nothing because he knew what was going on and he is just as crooked as Trump.

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This is not a decent man. Photo credit The Hill

Rabbi Harry Pell: Why Mike Pence’s prayer with ‘Christian’ Rabbi Loren Jacobs was so insulting to Jews – NBC News

I think I first heard the term Jews for Jesus when I was in my teens. I figured it was another recruiting ploy buy the Evangelistic Christian Community. Jews don’t try to bring people within our religion, we don’t promote conversions. So that’s why it’s so awesome to have people who claim to be Jewish but are not. They use the term Rabbi but they’re not. I truly believe that Jesus Christ was a wonderful wonderful man. But I don’t believe that he is the Son of God, nor do I really believe in organized religion anymore. But my roots are Jewish and this upsets me to no end.

Mike Pence is more evil than Donald Trump ever thought of being. Mike Pence thinks that’s Jews should become Christian if they want to go to heaven. We Jews don’t have a heaven and hell, we believe that we live in the memories of those we leave behind. Leave good memories and you’re in a happy place otherwise not so much. Mike Pence is another divider, and I am so insulted by his bringing a Jews for Jesus rabbi to supposedly represent the Jewish community.

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If Cohen is telling us the truth, Trump may end up like Flynn – TheHill

One time, and this one time only, I will agree with Rudy Giuliani about something. Michael Cohen is a liar. he is a liar that is trying his hardest to keep himself out of jail. What the good America’s mayor forgot to say was that a few weeks ago Giuliani himself said that Michael corn was a good man. A good man is not a liar or do I have my definitions mixed up?

I truly hope that the headline of this story is what happens in the end. But one thing that is never spoken about is the fact that Mike Pence, yes mr. Clean cut vice president, was in charge of the transition. And as such he must have known about Flynn, the Russians, and all of the other Shenanigans going on in those horrendous months between the election and the inauguration of the 45th president. So who will take over from Trump if Mike Pence is also implicated? And that’s why we need to have Democratic house in November. Because next in line is the speaker of the house and not the Secretary of State as so many believe. And can you imagine a president Jim Jordan? Alright enough nightmares for today.

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Tim Kaine made Mike Pence defend the indefensible tonight in the vice presidential debate

As I thought and predicted would happen the talking heads on television are saying that Mike Pence won the debate. In fact he did no such thing. He refused to even bring up Donald Trump’s tax returns. More importantly he lied when he said that he did not say that Putin was a better leader than President Obama. Putin is a dictator President Obama is the president of a free country just that differential makes him a better leader period hell as far as I’m concerned George W Bush was a better president than Putin because he led a free country. His dog mouth about abortion and not letting a woman have the right to choose was repulsive to me. Mike Pence has made a travesty of Rights of individuals in Indiana. He’s the governor that signed the first anti-gay bill that legitimized discrimination because of your religious beliefs. Mike Pence was running for president in 2020 and not for vice president in 2016. He called the Clinton Foundation a money-laundering operation. And praise Trump Foundation which buys helmets and portraits for Trump. Sure you’re going to hear the plan then say that Mike Pence won tonight’s debate. Their corporate overlords need this race to be more even because they want their ratings. Hillary pulling away with it is not good business for corporations like Comcast or Viacom.

In the end all that Mike Pence did was defend the indefensible and to me that’s not the sign of a leader that’s the sign of someone who’s been bought and paid for.

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Donald Trump Delivers a Long, Passionate Speech. He Introduces Mike Pence, Too. – The New York Times

Starting with the original Trump/Pence, to the midnight calls the night before Trump made his vice presidential pick asking for other suggestions and finally to the announcement and introduction of his new running mate, Trump has done everything to be little Mike Pence. Take a look at the lectern and you will see only Trump’s name on it. I am sure that Mike Pence is regretting having accepted the nomination of Vice President for Trump. Mike Pence did not have much of a political future in Indiana so I believe that he has made a calculated decision to hang his hat on this campaign and hope for 2020 presidential bid.

Trump/Pence is the wrong ticket for America today, in November and into the future.

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Mike Pence Promises To Fix Indiana Law So It Bars Discrimination

It’s amazing what righteous economic pressure can make someone who ran this campaign promising a law that would discriminated against the LGBT community change his mind in 24 hours. I know that’s the American people feel that we’re losing control of our government. I believe this is case and point showing that we can’t have and the fact change with our almighty dollar.
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The threat of the boycott worked, let's keep the pressure so that this does not get forgotten.

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