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Welcome to Democrats 2020: “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg Regrets Saying “All Lives Matter”

Welcome to Democrats 2020: “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg Regrets Saying “All Lives Matter”

You can’t make this stuff up

https://youtu.be/j-0ZM1vTM_k

Much to the chagrin of the leftist feminist contingent, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana is making quite a splash in the Democrat media with his 2020 presidential bid.  Affectionately dubbed “Mayor Pete,” Pete Buttigieg has enjoyed fawning, gushing press for the past week or so.

Not so fast, though, because not every leftie is on board with Buttigieg’s 2020 aspirations.  We know this because he was recently accused of saying, back in 2015, that all lives matter.


The gasps and swooning outrage from the left are . . .  predictable.  From the middle and right, though, are head shakes and questions about “Mayor Pete’s” backbone and principles.

CBS News reports:

South Bend mayor and Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg said Thursday that he is no longer using the phrase “all lives matter.” Buttigieg referred to the phrase while speaking at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network convention, which has become a high-profile event for Democratic candidates.

In his speech, Buttigieg stressed the importance of addressing racial inequalities. “Racial justice must be compatible with being pro-rule of law and respectful of law enforcement doing the right thing. It should enhance, not diminish, the value of a good police department when we assert what should go without saying. But in these times it has to be said clearly, again and again, that black lives matter,” Buttigieg said.

Buttigieg had said “all lives matter,” a phrase disliked by activists, in his 2015 State of the City address. . . .

On Thursday, after speaking to the largely African American audience, Buttigieg told reporters he didn’t initially realize how the phrase “all lives matter” was used to undercut and “devalue” the Black Lives Matter movement. “Since learning about how that phrase was being used to push back on that activism, I stopped using it,” the mayor said.

Fox News has more:

A CNBC report on Wednesday first highlighted Buttigieg’s use of “All Lives Matter” in a 2015 State of the City Address he delivered to his constituents in South Bend referencing two racial controversies surrounding the city’s police officers.

“There is no contradiction between respecting the risks that police officers take every day in order to protect this community, and recognizing the need to overcome the biases implicit in a justice system that treats people from different backgrounds differently, even when they are accused of the same offenses,” Buttigieg said in his speech four years ago. “We need to take both those things seriously, for the simple and profound reason that all lives matter.”

Watch the report:

Recognizing the backlash from the left as the potential problem it could well be, Buttigieg explained that he wants to help the African American community via a number of agenda items.

Fox News continues:

Buttigieg’s use of the term could be seen as a potential vulnerability for a white man trying to win over minority voters while distinguishing himself among the most diverse crowd of Democratic presidential candidates ever assembled.

The 37-year-old veteran, and openly gay mayor, spoke at the conference Thursday about his plans to help the black community by improving black homeownership, entrepreneurship, education and health care, and reforming the criminal justice system.

Meanwhile, I’ve popped some popcorn and am enjoying the 2020 Democrat circular firing squad show.

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Clearly, 43 percent of the american people are clinically insane.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Elzorro. | April 6, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    All lives matter, but some lives matter more than others. How much a life matters is related to how productive a life is. Clearly many lives have almost not value.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to JusticeDelivered. | April 7, 2019 at 10:14 am

      In honor of you resident LPS downvoter I think we should be discussing the issue of people with a negative lives matter rating 🙂

      If you think a life has to be “productive” to matter, then you live a sheltered materialistic life and a bought into at least one socialist lie.

      The logical conclusion of such thinking is that the euthanasia in 1930’s Germany was a good thing!

        JusticeDelivered in reply to CaptTee. | April 8, 2019 at 4:39 pm

        It is amazing how some people mischaracterize things and try to change the meaning. I said nothing about euthanizing people. productive lives enright humanity, and not necessarily in materialistic ways. But, we do have people who make no worthwhile contributions, often sucking up welfare cradle to grave, having children who are so poorly raised that eventually someone has no choice except to put them down. I have seen plenty of people who are crippled or who cannot function in conventional jobs who are “productive”, in some way they have positive impact.

    Perhaps not insane, but extremely neurotic and pathetically narcissistic. Example:

    Chelsea Handler Admits Trump’s Election Drove Her to Seek Psychiatric Help and Drugs:
    https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/04/06/watch-chelsea-handler-admits-trumps-election-drove-her-to-seek-psychiatric-help-and-drugs/

Wow, being a professional suck-up is a lot of work.

Lets consider this…. at the inauguration for President Booty.jpg he is sworn in and then turns and hugs and kisses his “wife”. Second act… Booty.jpg is in Russia for a state dinner. Putin searches all over Russia for the most beautiful woman in the country. At the dance following the dinner, Putin is dancing with this drop dead gorgeous babe and Booty is dancing cheek to cheek with his “wife”.

Once again, there is nothing surprising in this.

The Democrat base is totally Balkanized AND composed of loons. Many of the traditional Democrat base has either withdrawn from politics or are now independents and support Trump. These candidates are running for the support of these Balkan loons. So, they are going to say and do whatever it takes to gain their support.

It is going to prove impossible to determine what these candidates actually believe or what they will be willing to do once in office. To paraphrase Nancy Pelosi, You’ll have to elect one of these wienies in order to find out what they are willing to do.

All the Ds running come in all shapes and sizes; though as far as I know there are only 2 sexes out of the 57 varieties we’re told that exist.

But as Democrat George Wallace was wont to say, way back in 1968, “There’s not a dimes’ worth of difference between any of them.”

Seriously, all of them think the same. Bigger and bigger still government, with all the freakish costs and deprivations of freedoms, is the constant refrain.

    CorkyAgain in reply to pfg. | April 7, 2019 at 12:27 am

    Gov. Wallace’s remark is still true, even though a dime buys a lot less than it did back he said it. (There were still some moderate and even somewhat conservative Democrats back then.)

    amwick in reply to pfg. | April 7, 2019 at 7:05 am

    annnnnnnnnd they all jumped on the Al Sharpton reparations bandwagon… No surprises there.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to amwick. | April 7, 2019 at 9:49 am

      Reparations are definitely in order. Black welfare fraud, failure to properly raise children and and civil litigation is rampant. Their crime rate is astronomical. They should be paying reparations. There should be a special hypocrisy tax levied.

It’s a Pro-Choice, Pro-Choice, Pro-Choice, Pro-Choice World.

I have it from a very decent nominal Democrat friend that the Democrats are saying amongst themselves that one of these candidates WILL be the next President.

I see one sacrificial lamb, coming up.

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to Valerie. | April 6, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    “decent nominal Democrat”

    Sorry, but in the last few years that combination of words has come to constitute cognitive dissonance.

    Subotai Bahadur

‘Twas only a matter of time ‘til this leopard showed his stripes. Heh.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | April 6, 2019 at 10:00 pm

That lady has had too many facelifts and too much Botox like Pelosi.

Well, he told you: all lives don’t matter.

Considering the anti-Semitism rampant in Nancy Pelosi’s New Nazi party (no hyperbole here), we know they’re gunning for Jewish people, so their lives don’t matter to the left.

Yours doesn’t, either.

    Buttman for President. Because….he’s Buttman.

      Tom Servo in reply to TheFineReport.com. | April 7, 2019 at 9:13 am

      I don’t think anyone actually supports him in the Dem party even, he’s mainly the NeverTrumpers choice – and the handful of dems who still realize the the Left Coast dems are going to take them all over the cliff.

      too bad our resident nevertrumper quit posting out of shame – finally. He’d be all over this post telling us how Conservative bootigig is.

        JusticeDelivered in reply to Tom Servo. | April 7, 2019 at 10:02 am

        People suffering from the little person syndrome (LPS) are to be pitied. That is easier when they quietly lurk. Apparently, our resident LPS character downvoting finger was overused, perhaps carpal tunnel incapacitated it? But it is now being used again. It was a mistake to mention it.

Kinda like the old Western movies, the hero still gets the “girl” in the end, but were not sure what end.

“,,,,about his plans to help the black community by improving black homeownership, entrepreneurship, education and health care, and reforming the criminal justice system.”

What about the white community, the yellow community, the red community, the mixed-race community? If you are going to speak of color, shouldn’t “all colors matter”? Hasn’t the “black community” been “helped” in to deeper and deeper generational poverty by the government enough by now?

caseoftheblues | April 7, 2019 at 7:38 am

Every single Democrat candidate has shown that they will govern by pandering to vocal special status interest/minority groups….
They are the Pander Bears

Buttigieg “plans to help the black community by improving black homeownership, entrepreneurship, education and health care, and reforming the criminal justice system.”
.
So he PLANS to do exactly what Trump is already doing. Not very original. Funny how he has no plans to get blacks back to work in good paying jobs.

    txvet2 in reply to DanJ1. | April 7, 2019 at 9:16 am

    And he’ll still continue the left’s campaign to abort the black community out of existence. That goes without saying.

    herm2416 in reply to DanJ1. | April 7, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    “Reforming criminal justice system”……why would he only address the blacks about this?
    Bigoted racist!

texansamurai | April 7, 2019 at 9:56 am

in my lifetime cannot remember seeing/hearing/witnessing the antics of a group of politicians so ravenous for power as the current crop of democrat hopefuls–and their disdain for the lives and fortunes of ordinary americans is so blatant, so obvious that it’s well past shocking and has literally become sickening–men will look you in the eye and tell you where they stand and then stand there–these democrats lack even the cursory hallmarks of character, of personal honor–screw them all

“Bob is sitting at the dinner table. Everyone else gets a plate of food except Bob. Bob says, ‘Bob Deserves Food.’ Everyone at the table responds with ‘Everyone Deserves Food’ and continues eating. Although Everyone Deserves Food is a true statement, it does nothing to actually rectify the fact that Bob doesn’t have any food.”

    iconotastic in reply to Zachriel. | April 7, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    A remarkably stupid analogy. It is quite fitting for the low IQ left.

      iconotastic: A remarkably stupid analogy. It is quite fitting for the low IQ left.

      “A remarkably stupid response. It is quite fitting for the low IQ right.”

      {We parrot the comment to illustrate its vacuity.}

    Mac45 in reply to Zachriel. | April 7, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    The question is, Why doesn’t Bob have any food?

    Considering the fact that Bob receives a stipend from the rest of the family [one not received by the rest of the family], lives in the house virtually for free [while the others pay for room and board] and fails to follow the rules of the household and still enjoys further benefits because Bob is a legally protected class and can not be evicted, he should be more than able to provide his own food. If he does not wish to abide by the rules of the house, he does not eat. Instead, Bob demands MORE benefits not shared by the others in the house. And, trashes the house if these additional benefits are not forthcoming. Sound familiar?

      Mac45: Why doesn’t Bob have any food?

      You do realize that Bob is an analogy for blacks and unequal treatment by police? In the analogy, everyone agrees that everyone deserves food.

        Milhouse in reply to Zachriel. | April 7, 2019 at 9:13 pm

        And it’s a false analogy. Police do not behave as if they think anybody’s life matters less because of their skin color. Police behave as if the value of someone’s life depends entirely on whether he’s threatening others

        Mac45 in reply to Zachriel. | April 7, 2019 at 9:47 pm

        The problem is that there is no evidence that black residents face unequal treatment from LE. The media and liberal/Progressives have gone out of their way to SUGGEST that such unequal treatment exists, but there is no real evidence to support this.

        However, there is ample evidence that black Americans DO enjoy all of the benefits which listed above.

        Milhouse: Police behave as if the value of someone’s life depends entirely on whether he’s threatening others

        Police behave as if the value of someone’s life depends entirely on their *perception* of whether he’s threatening others.

        Milhouse: The problem is that there is no evidence that black residents face unequal treatment from LE.

        See, for instance, Fryer, An Empirical Analysis of Racial Differences in Police Use of Force, Journal of Political Economy 2016: “On non-lethal uses of force, blacks and Hispanics are more than fifty percent more likely to experience some form of force in interactions with police.”

        See also Police stops are still marred by racial discrimination, new data shows.

          The second quote should be attributed to Mac45.

          Milhouse in reply to Zachriel. | April 8, 2019 at 12:10 pm

          Police behave as if the value of someone’s life depends entirely on their *perception* of whether he’s threatening others.

          Of course it depends on their perception. Whose perception could they use if not their own? Perception is how we know things.

          “On non-lethal uses of force, blacks and Hispanics are more than fifty percent more likely to experience some form of force in interactions with police.”

          And therefore? How does that show unequal treatment? If they are more likely than others, in interactions with police, to experience some form of force, it’s because they’re more likely than others, in interactions with police, to be committing some sort of offense that calls for the use of some form of force.

          Milhouse: Of course it depends on their perception.

          And when the perception is racially biased, then it leads to inequities and loss of confidence in the system.

          Milhouse in reply to Zachriel. | April 8, 2019 at 5:21 pm

          And when the perception is racially biased

          There’s no indication of that. What their perception is, is influenced by reality rather than by wishful thinking. They do not start, as you would like them to, from the utterly baseless premise that all people are equally likely to be violent criminals.

          Milhouse: They do not start, as you would like them to, from the utterly baseless premise that all people are equally likely to be violent criminals.

          In the U.S., using race as a basis for police action is unconstitutional. If someone who is trying to play by the rules is not treated equally by the law, then it degrades respect for the law.

        JusticeDelivered in reply to Zachriel. | April 8, 2019 at 4:58 pm

        I am thankful that someone is willing to enforce law. It must be very discouraging to have to wade into criminal gutters.

        Police give more attention to criminals, that is as it should be.

        A cop is about 18 fold more likely to be murdered by a black male. It is natural that they and the rest of us understand that black males are statistically much more dangerous that the rest of the population.

        Overall, black criminally is over seven fold higher that the overall average. Black males account for far more of that stat than black females.

        Prosecution tends to be more severe when someone has a long rap sheet, again this is appropriate. I suggest that black males should not start their life of crime so early in life, and then they will find people willing to cut them a small amount of slack.

        All of that is truth, it is also true that there are black males who do live their lives well, and I happen to know a number of them. They don’t get the book thrown at them because they are productive honest citizens.

          JusticeDelivered: I suggest that black males should not start their life of crime so early in life, and then they will find people willing to cut them a small amount of slack.

          So, you say, as does Milhouse, that police should judge people by the color of their skin.

If all lives don’t matter shouldn’t he be telling exactly who he’s talking about? We all know “Black Lives Matter” so are there other lives that matter or is it restricted to just blacks? Should the rest of be heading for tall buildings and bridges?

      Milhouse in reply to Zachriel. | April 7, 2019 at 9:08 pm

      Actually when the house next door is on fire is exactly when you should be wetting down your own house so it doesn’t spread.

      But the real fallacy is the strawman claim that there are people who think black lives don’t matter, so they need a movement to assert that they do. Nobody thinks that. Certainly police don’t. The stats on police shootings show clearly that police (of all races) are not more likely to shoot in any given situation if the person is black than if he’s white. In any situation where they shoot a person who happens to be black, they’d have shot just as readily if he’d been white. And they have no hesitation in shooting white people who appear to be threatening them or others.

      Everyone agrees that black lives matter. It’s a real pity that a policeman was forced to shoot Tamir Rice, and it would have been the same pity if he’d been white. However, thug lives don’t matter. The BLM movement started over Michael Brown, who was a worthless bum, and the world is a better place without him in it. It’s not a pity he’s dead, it’s a good thing. And the same goes for Little Saint Trayvon. Zimmerman wasn’t trying to save the world, he was just trying to save his life; but he did the world a favor anyway.

        Milhouse: Actually when the house next door is on fire is exactly when you should be wetting down your own house so it doesn’t spread.

        You’re not very good with analogies, are you? The other house could be a block over.

        Reread floridaman’s comment, “If all lives don’t matter shouldn’t he be telling exactly who he’s talking about?” It’s clear he thinks that saying “Black lives matter” means that other lives don’t matter. The analogy addresses his confusion.

          Milhouse in reply to Zachriel. | April 8, 2019 at 12:20 pm

          You’re not very good with analogies, are you? The other house could be a block over.

          Not in your cartoon.

          I read Floridaman’s comment just fine. Objecting to “all lives matter” means some lives don’t matter. Which ones?

          Milhouse: I read Floridaman’s comment just fine. Objecting to “all lives matter” means some lives don’t matter.

          You’re not very good with analogies. All houses matter, but when a house is on fire, then attention should be focused on the house on fire. Saying all houses matter is just an excuse not to take action when there is a cry for help.

          Milhouse in reply to Zachriel. | April 8, 2019 at 5:24 pm

          And when someone maliciously claim his house is on fire in order to draw the fire engines from where they’re needed, and especially when someone falsely calls the fire engines in order to mug the firemen, the analogy ceases to be useful.

          Milhouse: And when someone maliciously claim his house is on fire in order to draw the fire engines from where they’re needed, and especially when someone falsely calls the fire engines in order to mug the firemen, the analogy ceases to be useful.

          That would extend the analogy. False reporting is a problem, though false reporting of hate crimes is about 1% of credible reporting. That blacks are inordinately subject to police stops is not a false report, so the original analogy stands.

        Milhouse: The BLM movement started over Michael Brown, who was a worthless bum, and the world is a better place without him in it. It’s not a pity he’s dead, it’s a good thing.

        Wow. Just wow.

          Milhouse in reply to Zachriel. | April 8, 2019 at 12:18 pm

          What is remarkable about this? Do you disagree? If so, why? In what way do you think the world is a worse place without Michael Brown? If you could go back and prevent his attack on the policeman, and therefore the need to kill him, would you do so, and why? What would you tell his next victim?

          Milhouse: What is remarkable about this? Do you disagree?

          Yes. We believe in the inherent dignity of all people, including people such as yourself who would write off a young man because you rightly or wrongly believe he is trouble.

          JusticeDelivered in reply to Zachriel. | April 8, 2019 at 5:11 pm

          We saw with both Thugvon Martin and Brown that Black Liars Matter. In both cases neither life matters, in large part because of terrible parenting and a very corrosive culture.

          Why wasn’t Thugvon’s father with him, making him very sorry for being on a destructive path? Was getting laid that night more important than correcting Thugvon’s disreputable character?

          Both receive lawful justice, but we are all waiting for their respective parents to get justice, in the meantime, Thugvon and his soulmate Brown are both roasting in hell waiting for their parents to join them.

          Milhouse in reply to Zachriel. | April 8, 2019 at 5:28 pm

          Micheal Brown was not “troubled”. He was trouble. For the whole world. Darren Wilson is not his first victim, and had he not killed him he would not have been his last. How can you claim the world is not objectively a better place without him than it was with him? What good did he do the world to balance the evil he did? Whom did he help to balance those he harmed?

          Milhouse: How can you claim the world is not objectively a better place without him than it was with him?

          Because people are redeemable. Even you.

I regret that his last name clearly contains the word “butt.”

iconotastic | April 7, 2019 at 4:11 pm

It’s a good thing Butty didn’t acknowledge that it is ok to be white then.

In reality, No Lives Matter. I asked a clothing store to call me when they got a sweat shirt saying that. They did not think me funny.

If all lives don’t matter, then his is probably one of the ones that doesn’t matter!

JusticeDelivered | April 8, 2019 at 5:14 pm

If blacks really believed that black lives matter they would be doing a better job of raising their children. It is a shame that they are not.

    Ohio Historian in reply to JusticeDelivered. | April 10, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    Or maybe the black males would quit fathering children and then allowing them to be aborted. If black lives matter, we can both agree that black children should not be aborted.

Ohio Historian | April 10, 2019 at 9:57 pm

If all lives matter is not true, maybe the good Mayor should be an example of a life that doesn’t matter.

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