Image of the day

From the
ATWB Customer Gallery

California Nebula

My Account

New to Astromart?

Register an account...

Need Help?

Buttigieg

Started by jameslbrown, 12/11/2019 05:04PM
Posted 12/11/2019 05:04PM | Edited 12/11/2019 08:08PM Opening Post
I have not delved deep into any of the candidates at this point, but this Atlantic article has got me interested in learning more about Pete Buttigieg.  His experiences that upset progressives, specifically his time with McKinsey are, on the contrary, very appealing to me.  I like that he honored his NDA as a matter of principle.  I like that he leveraged his education into a lucrative consulting role rather than something more "woke."  He is obviously as smart as anyone out there; he is certainly not an empty suit like Beto.  I like that he has called BS on fanciful programs like free college for all.  He is a Hoosier, like me cool. But seriously, being an effective D politician in Indiana suggests that he is somewhat of a consensus builder.

I did find Buttigieg's attacks on Mike Pence to be distasteful, I suspect that they actually had a good working relationship.  I suppose Buttigieg's attacks on his old colleague are understandable, given that he is trying to win the nomination in a nominating process infected with rabid partisans who consider Pence to be the second most vile and evil person on earth.

I'm not so sure I like the "Mayor Pete" nickname, but overall, Pete seems to be the anti-Warren to me.  It will be very interesting to see how he fares now that the D establishment and progressives have brought out the long-knives against him.  Hopefully much better than Harris.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/12/pete-buttigieg-mckinsey/603421/

Jim
Posted 12/12/2019 05:21AM | Edited 12/12/2019 05:36AM #1
Originally Posted by James Brown
I have not delved deep into any of the candidates at this point, but this Atlantic article has got me interested in learning more about Pete Buttigieg.  His experiences that upset progressives, specifically his time with McKinsey are, on the contrary, very appealing to me.  I like that he honored his NDA as a matter of principle.  I like that he leveraged his education into a lucrative consulting role rather than something more "woke."  He is obviously as smart as anyone out there; he is certainly not an empty suit like Beto.  I like that he has called BS on fanciful programs like free college for all.  He is a Hoosier, like me cool. But seriously, being an effective D politician in Indiana suggests that he is somewhat of a consensus builder.

I did find Buttigieg's attacks on Mike Pence to be distasteful, I suspect that they actually had a good working relationship.  I suppose Buttigieg's attacks on his old colleague are understandable, given that he is trying to win the nomination in a nominating process infected with rabid partisans who consider Pence to be the second most vile and evil person on earth.

I'm not so sure I like the "Mayor Pete" nickname, but overall, Pete seems to be the anti-Warren to me.  It will be very interesting to see how he fares now that the D establishment and progressives have brought out the long-knives against him.  Hopefully much better than Harris.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/12/pete-buttigieg-mckinsey/603421/

Jim
I think that no matter how non-radical any of the Dem candidates seem, they are still too radical for my tastes.  

Buttigieg is an assault weapons ban supporter as well as a pro-abortion guy.  

He wants to make all gun owners get on a national registry. He wants a nationwide gun licensing system. Umm.... no thank you. Any gun owner, pro 2nd amendment person that supports that garbage is off their rocker.  Can you just imagine the costs per year the gov't will charge to keep your gun??  Where is that in the Constitution?  That's a dead loser right away for me.  I would never vote for anyone who wants to make that law.  

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/buttigieg-endorses-nationwide-gun-licensing-system

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/04/20/pete-buttigieg-wants-more-background-checks-reinstatement-social-security-gun-ban/

He is a supporter of Medicare for all, with the goal of getting to Single payer, outlawing private healthcare insurance in this country. 

https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/16/buttigieg-tweet-medicare-for-all-048745

I don't know where you got the idea he didn't support free college.  From what I've read he is a big supporter of free college for all. 

 https://heavy.com/news/2019/06/pete-buttigieg-student-debt-college-affordability/

Now he claims that he only supports free college for lower and middle income families, but what is middle income to him??  Is a couple making $200k per year "middle income" in his opinion?  

I don't trust him in that respect. 

He's a climate change, pro Paris accord guy as well.  

In fact he's a climate change NUT.

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/24062019/pete-buttigieg-climate-change-global-warming-election-2020-candidate-profile

Really, he's going to make ZERO carbon emissions from every vehicle including Aircraft by 2040 according to that article?  He'll mandate it!  How are aircraft supposed to achieve that?  

No More Fracking in the world.  He's radical on the environment.  

My guess is he would turn us into a nation that is under the thumb of the world court.

He supports the Green New Deal

I think he's just a big gov't lib who really has no accomplishment aside from his Rhodes Scholarship.  

I'm not impressed with Rhodes Scholars.  

South Bend isn't any place to brag about. 

And lastly, he supports the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which would effectively remove the Electoral College from the Federal Election System. 

As a supporter of the US Constitution, I would think that would be an automatic disqualifier for you Jim.  

My suggestion to you?  Delve Deep into Pete Buttigieg.  That guy is not a moderate whatsoever.  
Posted 12/13/2019 05:45AM #2
Compared to Warren and the others he can appear mainstream. He is never at a loss for words.