How do you recognize when a candidate is pandering? When he defaults to the official talking points, even when he’s talking about something totally unrelated.
Preachy Pete has a problem, and he knows it.
Black voters haven’t bought in on his message. Some have pointed to his record as mayor to explicitly call him out as a bigot.
For somebody wanting to lead a party whose rise and fall absolutely depends on how many black voters show up to rubberstamp their usual Democrat candidate, that’s a problem.
So Preachy Pete has done what so many other Democrats have taken to doing. He’s pandering.
There is no shortage of stories about people of color to be told and no shortage of talented people of color to tell them. It’s time for Hollywood to raise its standards and remove the barriers that have allowed talent to go undiscovered and uncelebrated for generations. https://t.co/1TeDQDvLMD
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) February 9, 2020
Trayvon Martin would have been 25 today.
How many 25th birthdays have been stolen from us by white supremacy, gun violence, prejudice, and fear?#BlackLivesMatter
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) February 5, 2020
Aids Research (which Trump has already committed to)…
Your health should never be determined by who you are, what you look like, or whom you love. Yet Black Americans are disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS. It’s unacceptable.
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) February 7, 2020
So when the topic of campaign funding came up, guess what happened?
He made a pretty significant Freudian slip. In front of a black audience.
He meant to say ‘dark money’ but he botched it.
And instead of just fixing the mistake, probably terrified of the potential soundbite, he tried to fix it.
Pete accidentally calls “dark money” “black money” while speaking to a room of black people. He then makes it so awkward that it physically hurt to watch this video.
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) February 11, 2020
He has obviously forgotten the first rule about holes… if you’re standing in one, stop digging.
Pretty sure you made it worse and not better, there, Preachy Pete.