Mayor Pete Update

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.

https://truthout.org/articles/pete-buttigieg-trivializes-the-impact-of-trade-on-us-job-losses/

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.

https://theweek.com/speedreads/838175/buttigieg-backlash-beginning

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!

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Is Biden The Answer?

Biden announced and now he must start in earnest to be the candidate that America needs (his words not mine)……but he is nothing more than policies of the Clinton and Obama…..corporate candidate of the first degree.

Dems need to find their candidate and not suffer at the hands like they did in 2016…..they, Dems, will NEVER regain their place among the American people it they lose twice to Donald Trump…..

But the burning question is….can Biden truly win in 2020?

Joe Biden has officially entered the 2020 presidential race. His case to win the 2020 Democratic nomination is fairly simple: As Barack Obama’s two-term vice president, he’s the most familiar brand in the field. He’s ahead in the polls (it’s emphatically not a tie for the lead with Bernie Sanders; Biden’s polling is quite a bit better). He’s also the best-performing Democrat in polls against President Trump, and he gains a lot of support from Democrats on the basis of his perceived electability. And while he might not be the most liberal Democrat, that isn’t necessarily a disadvantage; roughly half of voters in the Democratic primary identify as moderate or conservative,1 which could be a plus in a field where many candidates are running to the left.

Of course, this doesn’t mean Biden’s path to the nomination is easy. Not by a long shot. But before we start to poke holes in Biden’s candidacy, let’s ruminate on his advantages a little longer. There’s a case to be made that the media — in seeking out shiny new objects like Pete Buttigieg, and in ignoring the preferences of older, more working-class and more moderate Democrats who still make up a large part of the Democratic base — is overlooking the obvious front-runner in Biden. Arguably, in fact, media elites have the same blind spots for Biden that they had for Trump. There aren’t likely to be a lot of Biden voters in most journalists’ social circles, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t out there.

 
My thoughts are the Biden is just a carbon copy of Hillary in policies and donors…..in other words he will be a minor Left of center president and this country has suffered at the hands of centrists for the last 50 years.
 
If you need a place to look at all the candidates….even the ones the media tries to ignore…..then look no further than USAToday interactive…….
 
 
Is Biden the answer?
 

Let’s be blunt: As a supposed friend of American workers, Joe Biden is a phony. And now that he’s running for president, Biden’s huge task is to hide his phoniness.

From the outset, with dim prospects from small donors, the Biden campaign is depending on big checks from the rich and corporate elites who greatly appreciate his services rendered. “He must rely heavily, at least at first, upon an old-fashioned network of money bundlers — political insiders, former ambassadors and business executives,” the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

Biden has a media image that exudes down-to-earth caring and advocacy for regular folks. But his actual record is a very different story.

 
I have said that he is the big business candidate…..just another Clinton-esque candidate……

Hours after officially entering the 2020 Democratic presidential field Thursday morning, former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to head to the Philadelphia home of Comcast executive David Cohen for a big-dollar fundraiser that will reportedly be attended by Democratic lawmakers, the CEO of insurance giant Independence Blue Cross, and other high-powered party players.

Biden launched his presidential bid with a video condemning President Donald Trump’s response to the 2017 neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville and calling the 2020 election “a battle for the soul of this nation.”

“The core values of this nation, our standing in the world, our very democracy, everything that has made America America is at stake,” Biden said. “That’s why today I’m announcing my candidacy for president of the United States.”

 
This just illustrates why I say he is a Corporate candidate…..
The media trope that portrays “Lunch-Bucket Joe” Biden as a regular, down-to-earth guy who cares deeply about regular folks is pure, unadulterated bullshit. His real constituents wear pinstripe suits and works on Wall Street and in corporate headquarters. They fly around in fancy private jets. And the supposed “everyman liberal” Joe Biden is their loyal apparatchik.
 
I do not support Biden and still am a Tulsi fan….for now……
 
Do not let the media pick your candidate……
 
Learn Stuff!

Yep! Biden’s In!

The MSM is just plain giddy with the news that Biden will run in 2020. They are making it a battle for the DNC…..they are making the centrists candidates the candidates of choice…..the voter is noot driving this right now….it is the media that is pushing the candidates….Biden, Pete and Beto…..women are not that important to them right now.

The MSM wants the Dems to shoot their own in this election…..

Joe Biden is finally, officially getting into the race. If you want to get a sense of how threatened other presidential aspirants feel about this, consider their own decisions. Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton joined the race this week, just a couple of weeks after his House colleagues Eric Swalwell (California) and Tim Ryan (Ohio) did the same. Beto O’Rourke, Jay Inslee, and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper entered in March, joining Kirsten Gillibrand, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Tulsi Gabbard, John Delaney, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Andrew Yang, Julian Castro, and Cory Booker. Michael Bennet, Bill de Blasio, Steve Bullock, and Stacey Abrams are still weighing their options, so let’s safely say at least two out of four of them will go for it.

The story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary so far has been the historic size of the field, which will end up in the mid-20s before all is said and done. And the size of the field is, in large part, a reflection of how Democratic politicians view Joe Biden: as a paper tiger, whose fall will make the nomination anyone’s for the taking.

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/04/joe-biden-2020-democrats.html

DO NOT let the media pick your candidate!

This is an interactive look at most of the candidates…….please use it to pick your favorite…….

The Iowa caucuses are less than a year away, which means those planning to join what promises to be a crowded field of 2020 presidential candidates are beginning to formally announce their candidacies.

The field has grown to 20 Democrats with former Vice President Joe Biden’s announcement on Thursday morning, and others could still join the field. 

And there is still a chance of a third-party challenge from former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz.

Here’s a breakdown of the people who have officially announced their candidacies so far.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2019/03/23/election-2020-who-candidates-president/3210287002/

This election like ALL elections is very important…….do you want more of the same or do you prefer another approach to government?

Learn the issues …..learn the candidates……do some goddamn reading!

Learn Stuff!

The Wait Is Over! Or Is It?

19 nd counting…well it is now 20….or is it 21…..44….103….everybody in Congress wants to be the candidate to take on Trump….and everyone of them is a false prophet.

The media has been selling Biden the chance to run in the Dem primaries….they have at every turn tried to force the man into a run……polls saying he can beat Trump….polls saying that he is the most popular candidate even before he announced….in short the MSM has choosing your candidates for you.

The wait is over….and the media can be happy they won this battle…..the people maybe not so much……

Joe Biden is in. The former VP formally joined the crowded Democratic field for the 2020 race with the release of a video Thursday morning, reports the Wall Street Journal. This is Biden’s third run for the presidency. “The core values of this nation … our standing in the world … our very democracy … everything that has made America—America—is at stake,” Biden tweeted. “That’s why today I’m announcing my candidacy.” A Morning Consult/Politico poll pegs him as the frontrunner, not only among Democrats but over President Trump as well. The poll has him up 8 points on Trump.

Please watch the video…..

Now my take….his video is all crap!  He is a centrist that will allow corporate American run rough shod over the government…..look at when he was VP to Obama….corporations wrote the health bill, the financial bill, and the wars he fought…….does anyone think that he has changed his tune?

His rhetoric may sound progressive but that is all it does “sound” progressive.

If you still think that Biden is the candidate for you then check out his site…….

https://joebiden.info/

Mayor Pete Makes It Official

Really?  I thought he already was a candidate…….

The young ex-mayor of South Bend, Indiana has made it official he is running for the presidency…..

Pete Buttigieg, the little-known Indiana mayor who has risen to prominence in the early stages of the 2020 Democratic presidential race, made his official campaign entrance Sunday by claiming the mantle of a youthful generation ready to reshape the country, the AP reports. “I recognize the audacity of doing this as a Midwestern millennial mayor,” he said to cheers of “Pete, Pete, Pete” from an audience assembled in a former Studebaker auto plant. “More than a little bold, at age 37, to seek the highest office in the land.” The South Bend mayor, a Rhodes scholar and Afghanistan War veteran who has been essentially campaign since January, has joined a dozen-plus rivals vying to take on President Donald Trump.

“The forces of change in our country today are tectonic,” he said. “Forces that help to explain what made this current presidency even possible. That’s why, this time, it’s not just about winning an election—it’s about winning an era.” Buttigieg will return this week to Iowa and New Hampshire, which hold the nation’s first nominating contests, to campaign as a full-fledged candidate now being taken more seriously. Over the past few months, Buttigieg has appeared frequently on national TV news and talk shows and developed a strong social media following with his message that the country needs “a new generation of leadership.” Buttigieg’s poll numbers have climbed. Some polls put him behind only Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden, who hasn’t yet said he’s running.

I have been writing about this man for a month or so……I think he is new and exciting ….we have enough boring candidates……

https://lobotero.com/2019/03/22/pete-buttigieg-the-7-issues-guide/

https://lobotero.com/2019/04/09/mayor-pete-4-2020/

Mayor Pete has many hurdles to overcome if he is to win the nomination……

Now, as Buttigieg officially kicks of his campaign Sunday, he has gone from largely unknown to a media darling who is seen as a serious contender in the crowded Democratic field to take on President Donald Trump in 2020.

The South Bend mayor has outraised some of his more established rivals. And in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire, he has landed in the top tier of polls among the Democratic White House hopefuls.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2019/04/14/pete-buttigieg-faces-hurdles-2020-white-house-bid-heres-why/3440568002/

Watch this candidate….there is something there…..

For me he is a bit too much…too center orientated…..if this country is to return to our rightful place among the world’s nations then we need bold ideas and bold actions…..I just do not think Mayor Pete has it in him…..he will become a slave to the Dem Old Guard….the old farts that do little and speak much.

Yang2020?

WHO?

The Dem field is so large now, 17 waiting for 18 candidates (or is it 19), that it is damn near impossible for all of them to get the exposure they need to mount a successful campaign.

Look at Tulsi Gabbard….the MSM does not like her because she calls out the owners of the networks, the big M-IC corporations and she is antiwar so her coverage is lacking.

Another announced candidate is Andrew Yang……(pause here for head scratching and a quick search from the Google machine)…..let him speak for himself……

I’m Andrew Yang, and I’m running for President as a Democrat in 2020 because I fear for the future of our country. New technologies – robots, software, artificial intelligence – have already destroyed more than 4 million US jobs, and in the next 5-10 years, they will eliminate millions more. A third of all American workers are at risk of permanent unemployment. And this time, the jobs will not come back.

I’m not a career politician—I’m an entrepreneur who understands the economy. It’s clear to me, and to many of the nation’s best job creators, that we need to make an unprecedented change, and we need to make it now. But the establishment isn’t willing to take the necessary bold steps. As president, my first priority will be to implement Universal Basic Income for every American adult over the age of 18: $1,000 a month, no strings attached, paid for by a new tax on the companies benefiting most from automation. UBI is just the beginning. A crisis is underway—we have to work together to stop it, or risk losing the heart of our country. The stakes have never been higher.

His draw will be 3 fold…..universal basic income, Medicare For All and human centered capitalism…. (read his policies for yourself)

https://www.yang2020.com/policies/

So unique takes on the state of our society and the income inequality that is growing yearly.

I will agree that he does have an extensive policy board but he is silent on foreign policy and that is where I make my decision….so right now he is not one I could support……but I do like many of his economic policies….at least he has a complete set of policies….no need for him to waffle and duck questions.

Read about this candidate and if you like him then support his chance to build a better America than we have now.

Help spread the word if he is the candidate for you.

Mayor Pete 4 2020

Mayor Pete of Indiana has become the darling of the MSM….he has replaced Beto in that position…..once Beto announced he did not hold the same allure for the media he once did……that is right now…..but the media has making sure that Mayor Pete is a household name……at least for now…..we know how fickle the MSM can be, right?

The rising Dem star needs to be introduced to a larger audience than he has so far……

In the past few weeks, Pete Buttigieg — the 37-year-old gay mayor of South Bend, Indiana — has become a surprising standout in the crowded 2020 Democratic field.

Riding a wave of good press stemming from his charismatic performance in a March 12 CNN town hall, Buttigieg appears to be raking in donations and going up in the polls. One recent national survey had him tied with Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and ahead of Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). Media figures have widely praised his intelligence and command of policy; MSNBC host Joe Scarborough compared him, after an interview, to Barack Obama.

But as popular as Buttigieg is right now, there are still a lot of questions swirling around his candidacy. Can a mayor of a moderately sized city really make the leap to be president? Why is he getting so much media attention when female candidates with similar policy chops, like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), aren’t? And where does Buttigieg fit in the big questions dividing the Democratic Party,from the rise of socialism to the direction of foreign policy?

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/3/28/18283925/pete-buttigieg-mayor-pete-interview-capitalism

Not everyone thinks the sun rises in this candidates eyes ….(I am one of those…..to me he is more acceptable than most Dem candidates….he just does not have the stand on war that I can support)……

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is being hyped as the “Democratic celebrity” of the moment. Buttigieg has been the subject of buzz since 2014, when the Washington Post called him “the most interesting mayor you’ve never heard of.” Now, Buttigieg is running for president, and headlines are appearing in New York and the New York Times like “Could Pete Buttigieg Become the First Millennial President?” and “The First Gay President?” Barack Obama has mentioned Buttigieg as one of the rising stars of the Democratic Party, he appeared at a well-received CNN town hall, FiveThirtyEight is charting his possible paths to the nomination (complete with inscrutable diagrams), and Buttigieg has been rising in the polls (even placing third in an Iowa poll after Biden and Sanders). He is still considered a long-shot. He’s only 37, and no one has ever gone directly from being a mayor to being a president, let alone the mayor of a city half the size of Boise. But of course, we live in strange times, and nobody had ever gone from firing D-list celebrities on a reality show to being president either, so if there’s one thing we should expect, it’s the unexpected.

https://www.currentaffairs.org/2019/03/all-about-pete

I hope that voters will check out ALL candidates and not let the media pick your candidate for you.