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Fri Jan 10, 2020, 04:11 PM

An opinion piece from TheGrio on endorsing Pete Buttigieg:

The current Miss Black America has endorsed Pete Buttigieg for president.

https://thegrio.com/2020/01/10/miss-black-america-ryann-richardson-endorses-former-mayor-pete-buttigieg-for-president/?fbclid=IwAR2zgZpoqTzYyOtc4Ng9Vf5TpUKFajAIzGM-xobLXdoiHPpoQ3fT8bqY2Uw



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CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2020 OP
AlexSFCA Jan 2020 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2020 #2
femmedem Jan 2020 #3

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Jan 10, 2020, 04:14 PM

1. he is the only candidate certain to win in the general

the safest choice but hard to get nomination. He is popular among never trumpers, more so than Biden. Butigieg/Klobuchar or Butigieg/Stacey Abrams would be lethal to the long term viability of GOP. His nomination will also diminish evangelicals and expose them as cultists. I wish him well winning both Iowa and New Hampshire, followed by Nevada, California, etc. He desperately needs high profile endorsements. I honestly do not believe Obama is supporting Biden. My understanding is that he knows him very well and knows there are safer choices. Obama said not long ago, in order for dems to win in 2020, dem nominee will have to propose big, bold ideas. Pete is offering the single most important solution is reforming SC. Nothing else matters. Biden record going through dem primaries is atrocious and now he has less energy than he ever had. His fundraising is abysmall. Enthusiasm is there only for a chance to beat trump not for his candidacy. Not like in 2016 when HC was about to be first woman president, excitement was enormous from the beginning of her campaign.

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Response to AlexSFCA (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 10, 2020, 04:16 PM

2. Oh, I hope you're right!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Jan 10, 2020, 07:29 PM

3. Thanks for posting this! She lays out her reasoning thoughtfully.

I wish I could quote more than four paragraphs without violating copyright law, but here's a bit of her interview for folks who don't have time to read the full piece:

"We met at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 2019 Annual Legislative Conference, where I commended him on being one of the few candidates I feel addresses race and equity honestly and in good faith.

In the wake of the shooting death of Eric Logan by a South Bend police officer, Pete didn’t make excuses, or offer spin, or point to a host of Black leaders who ought to share the blame. Instead, Pete admitted that he’d fallen short in addressing the department’s lack of diversity. He accepted accountability for a failure on his watch, and emphasized that national leadership has to fully address racial inequity across America. I respect his honesty, realism, and commitment to do better.

Black voters are right to demand that Presidential candidates put forth an agenda that specifically serves us. Pete released the ambitious Douglass Plan, which I advise reviewing here. Its provisions would fundamentally change lives for so many Black Americans. They include investing $50 billion in HBCUs, tripling the number of underrepresented entrepreneurs within a decade, ending incarceration for drug possession, and dismantling the financial incentives central to our criminal justice system by eliminating for-profit federal prisons and the cash bail model. These are critical reforms and I respect that Pete talks about them, and the systemic racism they address, not only with Black voters, but in front of predominantly white audiences, affirming that “Black issues” are American issues.

A portion of Woke Twitter recently dragged Pete for suggesting that being a gay man helps him relate to Black Americans. The supposition was that as a privileged white man, he couldn’t know our struggle and that being gay doesn’t compare. Keeping score of whose trauma reigns supreme, playing this strange game of “Oppression Olympics,” is counterproductive. It only distracts from what matters — building a future in which none of us are victimized by such indignities."

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