2020 is the year that will make history in some form or another.
First it was Beto and he announced and slowly was pushed aside by Mayor Pete and now Biden has announced and Pete is slowly being pushed aside for the flavor of the day.
Most of us hard core Leftists are waiting for Pete to stumble and he stumped a toe with a comment about trade…..
In his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, Pete Buttigieg has been telling audiences that the U.S. lost six times as many jobs due to automation than trade from 2000 to 2010, according to The Washington Post. This is literally true, but for all practical purposes it is a very big lie.
The way in which it is true is that we always lose jobs to “automation,” which is known to economists as productivity growth. Productivity growth averages around 2 percent annually (it has been closer to 1 percent since 2005). If productivity grows by 2 percent, this means that we can produce the same amount of goods and services with 2 percent fewer worker hours.
And as they say….”the beat goes on”…….
It was bound to happen sometime.
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who has emerged as a serious contender in the Democratic presidential primaries, had it easy for a while there — people fawned over his ability to speak eight languages and his Harvard University and military pedigree. His hopeful messaging has also resonated with many, who view Buttigieg’s rhetoric as a welcome reprieve from the divisive nature of contemporary American politics.
But the spotlight also comes with risks. A burgeoning Buttigieg backlash has begun to take shape alongside the praise. For example, The New York Times Magazine writes that Buttigieg’s famed intelligence is, in part, the result of “internetty smarts,” or an intelligence designed to appeal to people’s “vanities and prejudices,” exemplified by his ability to speak non-fluent Norwegian or his “mostly incoherent” takes on James Joyce.
I like his openness about most everything but on the same hand I fear he is just a conserv Blue Dog trying to muscle his way into the progressive movement.
I have written my reservations on several Dem candidates….nothing I have seen or heard has changed my thinking….so far….the one that is suffering from this game the media has to play are the women candidates….their flavor is waning in these early days.
You choose your favorite…all I can do is give my insights and hope it will help…..above all come November….please VOTE!