Mayor Pete Pretended Black People Support His Plan Because He’s Shady AF

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Awww! Doesn’t he look like an altar boy or a Scientologist or whatever? So earnest! Also, did you know Mayor Pete knows 716 languages, was a Rhodes Scholar, went to the Army, and worked at McKinsey? Not necessarily in that order? Of course you did, he has been praised for it all endlessly. He is ALWAYS being praised. Pete is perfect. Unless you’re not White.

Let’s discuss Mayor Pete. Remember when I named him Mayo Pete and his newly minted stans lost their minds? That was funny. I realize I have discussed him before, and explained exactly why he is so problematic. Many Reasons. This isn’t about to be a confessional about Black voters and homophobia, or an overly critical opprobrium on the failures of Pete to connect, or even a love letter to Pete extolling his virtues. What this is, is another point of view about the Mayor of the Moment. A BLACK point of view.

Last Winter, when Mayor Pete came onto the scene, I kinda rather liked him. Sure, he was whiter than a Liz Warren rally at an HBCU, and yes, the superfluous words he utilizes are grating as fuck, but I liked him. Even so, I did find many of his rhetorical habits to be not only strange, but also shady and filled with the saltiest of salts. Pete knows as surely as I do, that human beings only listen to each other for about ten second at a time before our minds fuck off somewhere. Since Pete can make a 5 second comment last 5 minutes, he is obviously able to employ as many rhetorical tricks as needed to confuse voters into thinking he’s a nice guy.

You might think it’s mean for me to say he is tricking people when he is obviously an Angelic Choir Boy. Too bad you are wrong. I noticed about a month into his campaign that Pete is often saying something rather nasty, yet he does it in the subversive language of a high priced consultant. Which means people don’t even notice how fucked up and deceptive he often is.

An opinion piece by Jaques Hyzagi illustrates the pernicious and problematic falseness of Peter Buttigieg.  This one exchange is a stunning example of the dishonest double talk that gets my hackles up, take a look.

Mediaite:

“Right now you are confident that you don’t have a racism problem in South Bend PD?” I asked

“If I ever get credible evidence of racism on the part of a police officer in South Bend, that ought to be their last day on the department,” he said. (OH REALLY??)

“But you said earlier you can’t fire cops?” I pointed out. (He sure did...)

“Right. So the Board of Safety understands that there is not going to be tolerance —”

“You have that much sway over the Board of Safety?” I interjected. ()

“Well I appoint them. And I’m pretty sure that a majority black Board of Safety is not going to accept racism.”

So why didn’t the Board of Safety fire the officers who were accused of making racist comments on the tapes Boykins recorded? ( Yes, why?)

“One thing you definitely can’t do is you illegally wiretap somebody, is discipline them at their workplace based on illegally obtained evidence,” Buttigieg said. “Remember, these folks sued the city and got a massive settlement over the violation of their rights just from the wiretap stuff alone. So yeah, if the question you’re asking is why somebody wasn’t removed based on potentially illegally obtained information that may or may not have contained anything derogatory on them, then hopefully your question is answering itself.” (See what I mean about him using way too many words to make his point just so he can say something nasty at the end?)

“Not really,” I replied. “Because the city attorneys were using those tapes to fight litigation against the city of South Bend. So you can’t have it both ways. You cannot say, well we’re not going to touch those tapes at all, and then have your own city attorneys ask, ‘What’s on those tapes? So we can fight litigation against South Bend.’”

“So, I’m not a lawyer, but I’m pretty sure there’s a difference between what you can do in an administrative proceeding and what you can do in a lawsuit over the existence of the recordings themselves,” Buttigieg replied.

My God you are a grimy pos. Please note that he is saying there is no racism in the South Bend Police Department. This means that every black person we saw complaining this Summer is either a fucking liar, or imagining shit. Go read the whole thing. It confirms your suspicions about his manufactured campaign, and my suspicion that Pete is just Mayor Carcetti come again.

Now, let’s discuss his most recent set of lies, okay?

Recently Pete released his plan for the Negro. He calls it the “Douglass Plan” because when you name things after dead Black Historical Legends is doesn’t make you look desperate. Also, it doesn’t make Black Women laugh and say, “This corny ass pandering muthafucka did NOT name it after Frederick Douglass! OMG, he DID!! HAHAHAHAHA!”

HBCU Times:

There is one presidential candidate who has proven to have intentional policies designed to make a difference in the Black experience, and that’s Pete Buttigieg. We are over 400 South Carolinians, including business owners, pastors, community leaders, and students. Together, we endorse his Douglass Plan for Black America, the most comprehensive roadmap for tackling systemic racism offered by a 2020 presidential candidate.

This is some oven-fried catshit. Also? What’s up with the Super-woke among us overusing the word “intentional” these days?Aren’t all policies INTENTIONAL?

And this:

Written by over 400 South Carolinians who endorsed Pete Buttigieg’s Douglass Plan for Black America. Read a full list of names below..

Oh. This list of 400 names?

Is a LIE.

Intercept:

Listed at the top of the press release were three prominent supporters, Columbia City Councilwoman Tameika Devine; Rehoboth Baptist pastor and state Rep. Ivory Thigpen; and Johnnie Cordero, chair of the state party’s Black Caucus.

They all sound relatively important. Boy he’s lucky to have their endorsement.

But…

Devine, who has not endorsed a candidate yet in the presidential election, told The Intercept that she did not intend her support for the plan to be read as an endorsement for Buttigieg’s candidacy, and believes the campaign was “intentionally vague” about the way it was presented.

Shady as fuck, Pete. Pete should have made damn sure a non-superfluously wordy staffer spoke to her so she’d know they do NOT give a fuck what she’d prefer.

“Clearly from the number of calls I received about my endorsement, I think the way they put it out there wasn’t clear, that it was an endorsement of the plan, and that may have been intentionally vague. I’m political, I know how that works,” she said.

Anyone who knows how to be a word weasel this well should be legally required to sit the fuck down and shut the entire fuck up right now.

Oh, that’s not the only one…

Thigpen, meanwhile, has endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for president, and was startled when he learned the campaign had not only attached his name to the plan, but also listed him as one of three prominent supporters atop the letter.

Ain’t this about a bitch and a half? Not only did they swipe a Bernie Brothah, they FEATURED his ass.

But wait!! There’s more!

“Somebody brought it to my attention, and it was alarming to me, because even though I had had conversations with the campaign, it was clear to me, or at least I thought I made it clear to them, that I was a strong Bernie Sanders supporter — actually co-chair of the state, and I was not seeking to endorse their candidate or the plan. But what I had talked about was potentially giving them a quote of support in continuing the conversation, because I do think it’s a very important conversation.”

See this shit? Dude most certainly DID NOT endorse a futhafucking thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnng! He seems a BIT mad about them taking the liberty of writing his name on it like it was a bathroom stall wall at the Flying J Truckstop.

Don’t people have to ask PERMISSION to attach your name to things? Cause if not? Michelle Obama is about to be fake endorsing all of my as of yet unthought of business ventures. I called her first, back the fuck off.

Here is the explainer on how this fuckery happened.

Here is a full view of the email from Pete’s campaign.

You see this shit?Just by receiving the plan and discussing it with him, you are automatically endorsing it. What the shitski? And they only had hours to get their name removed from a thing they never asked ANYONE to put their names on. This is disturbing.

Janky Pete is so predictable. Reminds me of that time Bernie let Brie Brie make a video for his campaign out of stock images and some of the weirdest energy clips of herself inserted.

 

OOPS!!! My BAD!! Hold on, I have the real one around here somewhere…

 

If that ain’t some late night Post-e-vac looking ass Ron Popeil ass shit. So, if Bernie is running the infomercial campaign, what would we call Pete’s wack ass, forced endorsement style pandering campaign? Well, whatever it is, people ain’t having it. So far two of the most prominent voices have noped the fuck out.

Oh there’s another one!

Johnnie Cordero is no longer listed publicly as a supporter. When The Intercept reached him for comment, he explained that he had never endorsed the plan, nor has he endorsed Buttigieg. “I never endorsed that plan. I don’t know how my name got on there. No, that’s not true: I know how my name got on there,” Cordero began, before explaining that Buttigieg had emailed him the plan and asked for feedback, which began a conversation with Buttigieg’s staff. 

Y’all..HE IS MAD, OKAY? This is making me feel cynical as hell. This is gross in the extreme. It’s also very kinda super sad. Pete is so desperate for the Black support that so many white candidates simply forgot they needed until they announced their run.

Mr. Cordero went on to ask the reporter if they were Black, and I know exactly why he asked that. I’m not going to tell you why because it is a secret Black thing we don’t want you to know about. Sadly, the reporter was not Wakandan, so, he didn’t tell him the top secret Blackistani information, but he gave him the heat, regardless.

“I’m not going to change what I’m going to say. It’s presumptuous to think you can come up with a plan for black America without hearing from black folk. There’s nothing in there that said black folk had anything to do with the drafting of that plan. Now I like Pete, please don’t get me wrong. I’ll help him in any way I can. I think he’s an honest man, I think he’s a decent man, I think he has integrity. I’d like to see him keep running. But you don’t do that. Those days are over and done with. We’re tired of people telling us what we need. You wanna find out what we need? Come and ask us.”

How 👏🏽many👏🏽 times 👏🏽have👏🏽 I 👏🏽said 👏🏽this👏🏽? Oh. I’m in the room alone. I actually stood up and clapped. SMH.

From Slate:

A problem: When the Intercept dug into the endorsement, it found that two of the three top-line black politicians listed say they never endorsed the Douglass Plan, and that at least 40 percent of the other 400 individuals whose names are listed are white.

Ummm?

Wretch, what you say? I thought you said 400 BLACK South Carolinians?? Awww….Let me stop playing. I’m over here trying to pretend to be surprised that Pete had to resort to using white people as filler. We could just be proud of him for finding enough Black People so that 60% of his Black Folks are actual Black Folks. But that would be what has been called “The Bigotry of Low Expectations” or somesuch, and I am also fresh the fuck out of passes for white men. Women too.

This is sickening, deceptive, and fucked up in the extreme. I guess since he can’t win our votes honestly, he’s resorting to underhanded GOP style tricks. Look, I don’t know how to say this in a kind way. Pete ain’t it. He’s so “ain’t it,” he has me over here on Twitter getting retweeted by Berniebros. He’s so ain’t it, I stopped Blocking the Roses, because they make all types of sense when it comes to Pete. He’s so ain’t it, Frederick Douglass’s ghost just asked me how to get his name up off Pete’s plan.

If you have to trick Black people into endorsing your plan by making it secretly an opt out endorsement that they only have hours to get out of when they never knew they were in? You don’t DESERVE any Black votes, or any votes at all. Please go have a hundred million seats, Peter.

It’s kinda sickening how politicians treat Black people. I’m tired of it.

Just wake me up when Trump’s gone. I’m over everything.

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