Mayor Pete Buttigieg Claims America Was ‘Never as Great as Advertised’
For someone running for the 2020 Dem nomination to the presidency, this seems an odd campaign slogan
Delivering a speech in South Carolina this past Monday, Democrat presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg (shown above right) declared that America was “never as great as advertised.”
The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, insinuated that President Donald Trump’s slogan — Make America Great Again — was designed to divide people and harken back to a time that wasn’t all that great in the first place.
“Our current president targeted with a message saying that we could find greatness by just stopping the clock and turning it back, and making America great again,” he said, “when that past that he is promising to return us to was never as great as advertised.”
Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg today in South Carolina: America “was never as great as advertised” pic.twitter.com/VdOxexSIHJ
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 6, 2019
Buttigieg emphasized that America wasn’t spectacular, “especially for marginalized Americans.”
Perhaps he is referring to those he believes should receive reparations, something Buttigieg has said he supports.
“The country as a whole is effectively segregated by race and the resources are different,” he explained in April. “There is a direct connection between exclusion in the past and exclusion in the present.”
On Monday, he said of a once-great America, “There’s no going back anyway.”
If there’s no going back, why should today’s Americans pay for the sins of their forefathers?
Joins other radical Dems in hating America. Buttigieg gets a pass with the media because he’s managed to package his “crazy” in a manner that is palatable to the average viewer.
But the “America isn’t all it’s cracked up to be” crowd is prevalent in the Democrat Party, and Buttigieg is just another member.
Obama’s attorney general, Eric Holder, recently asserted that American greatness “never in fact really existed.”
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) has said, “There’s things that are savagely wrong in this country.”
Socialist curmudgeon Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced that “there is something fundamentally immoral and wrong about [America].”
Then there was the original anti-patriot in Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo …
“We are not going to ‘Make America Great Again.’ It was never that great”: NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo says in New York City Wednesday, riffing off of President Trump’s famous campaign slogan. What do you think of the comment? https://t.co/sH0TtLgiSb pic.twitter.com/zbTZDJMQwv
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 16, 2018
Not the first time for Buttigieg. Buttigieg’s comments are a rehashing of something he said just last month but that slipped mostly under the radar.
He was once again attacking the MAGA slogan, saying, “It comes from people who think the only way to speak to communities like ours is through resentment and nostalgia.”
“They’re selling an impossible promise of returning to a bygone era that was never as great as advertised to begin with,” Buttigieg added.
Why would he say these things? One, he genuinely believes it, as most Democrats do. Or two, he’s appealing to the radical base, a base that includes 20 percent of his party members who believe America hasn’t always been the greatest country on Earth.
Either way, this makes Buttigieg, a man the media are trying to portray as moderate and reasonable, just as radical as the others in his party.
This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.
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