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Pete Buttigieg Nods Along as Pastor Claims Mexican Illegals are Reclaiming Stolen Land

Pete Buttigieg Nods Along as Pastor Claims Mexican Illegals are Reclaiming Stolen Land

Rev. Barber: “Why can’t we just own in America that some of the people that are trying to come from Mexico here are coming back to land we stole”

Given how completely out of left field the leading 2020 Democrat presidential contenders are, it’s become somewhat common to see Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, as a moderate.  Perhaps when compared to socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and fringe leftist Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), he is a moderate. But that’s still miles from the center where ordinary Americans tend to reside.

On Sunday, Buttigieg demonstrated just how far left he lands on the spectrum as he nodded along as Reverend William Barber talked about how illegal aliens are just reclaiming land “stole” from them by the United States. You know, the country Buttigieg wants to elect him as president.  He did not make any effort to challenge Barber’s claims.

Here’s a partial transcript of the video exchange (via Daily Wire):

“Let me ask you a couple quick rapid-fire [questions],” Barber began. “Do you think we need to also stop allowing forces to demonize ‘people who are trying to get their immigration status’ and we start lifting up all the ways they benefit this country?”

“Yeah, I mean the uncomfortable reality is that undocumented folks are in many ways, like Social Security, subsidizing everybody else,” Buttigieg claimed.

“And we need to talk about that – and shouldn’t we have some conversation whenever people say, we call people ‘illegal aliens’ and all these things that are not human, are certainly not Christian,” Barber continued. “Why can’t we just own in America that some of the people that are trying to come from Mexico here are coming back to land we stole, and the reason we took the land is because people wanted to keep their slaves?”

Buttigieg nods along and offers absolutely no attempt to interrupt or pushback against these claims.  Note, he does feel the need to interrupt with his statement that illegals are “subsidizing everyone else,” so he’s not incapable of speaking up.  He chose not to.

Barber’s claims are radical and fringe even among Democrats, so it’s a relatively safe bet that it won’t play well in middle America where the eventual Democrat presidential nominee will need to win votes.

It reminds me a little of when a video surfaced of then-candidate Obama’s pastor making a host of anti-American statements.  We didn’t have a video of Obama nodding along with him, much less in a position to counter the claims. Still, the association of Obama to Reverend Jeremiah Wright was damaging.

So damaging that Obama eventually had to distance himself from Wright.

Buttigieg, if he continues to make gains in the Democratic field, will likely have to address this moment and similarly distance himself from the fringe claims he appears in this video to be agreeing are accurate.

Whatever gains he may have been hoping to make among black and Hispanic Democrat primary voters are not worth the optics of an American presidential hopeful agreeing with Barber’s inflammatory claims.


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I’ll let the folks in New Mexico, Arizona and California answer for their respective states, but as far as Texas goes no, this land was most definitely not “stolen” from Mexico.

When Mexico “owned” Texas they barely inhabited the territory. They were routinely slaughtered by the Comanches, Apaches and other native tribes that occupied the land. They opened Texas up for American settlers, hoping they’d act as a buffer between the savages and the core Mexican territory.

The problem for Mexico was that the land was settled by freedom-loving bad-asses who called themselves Texians. A lot of them were German settlers, but also plenty of Latinos who didn’t appreciate General/Presidente Santa Ana’s totalitarian ways.

It wasn’t long before the Texians declared their independence and whipped Mexico’s ass in the Texas War of Independence. Mexico sued for peace and under international law ceded the territory of Texas which was later incorporated into the United States.

So no, you dumb twat, nobody “stole” anything from Mexico. We won it fair and square, and may the Lord have mercy on the dip-shits that think they’re going to “take Texas back” from Texans. Idiots.

    MattMusson in reply to Paul. | December 4, 2019 at 7:09 am

    The number of Mexicans in Texas was actually dropping before Anglos were let in to establish a buffer between the Mexican settlements and the Comanche.

Give them back California. Sorry Leslie.

    puhiawa in reply to RodFC. | December 3, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    Mexico claimed California, but hardly owned it. It was a Spanish territory. After Mexican independence, California, including the many Americans that resided there, asked Spain to take them as a Crown Colony. Spain refused, and California ASKED to be admitted into the USA.

      CDR D in reply to puhiawa. | December 4, 2019 at 11:03 am

      True. And after Governor Alvarado tried to declare California autonomous, Santa Anna sent Micheltorena and 200 Cholos to administer the province, but the Californios and American allies kicked their asses back to Mexico.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to RodFC. | December 4, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Drive them out of California. What should be immediately implemented are high taxes and/or fees on all money transfers. At least 20%, which will have Mexico paying for border enforcement.

Mexico started the war, they had a lager, professional standing army, while the US mainly used militia units, and they got their butts kicked fair & square…

they should be grateful we didn’t keep the whole country.

but maybe that’s what’s wrong? the flojos are mad because we left most of the country to remain in squalor, and only raised up part of it into the 1st World?

either way i have zero F’s to give for their unhappiness.

    txvet2 in reply to redc1c4. | December 4, 2019 at 2:26 am

    Everyone seems to overlook a certain basic fact – the ones who controlled Mexico (and Texas) weren’t Mexicans – they were Spanish. I’ve always thought they had a lot of chutzpah claiming that we stole the land from them after they slaughtered their way through the bulk of North, Central and South America.

      Morning Sunshine in reply to txvet2. | December 4, 2019 at 8:30 am

      The ones who CONTROL Mexico

      FIFY – those who run Mexico even today are the descendants of the Spanish. Not the indigenous tribes and mixed. Look at every Mexican president – they are white Spaniards.

The pattern is always the same: Anglos build the infrastructure and the civilization it supports, Turd Worlders unable or unwilling to do the same in their own countries begin to migrate in. A sick and twisted version of that old line, “If you (Anglos) build it, they will come.” Whether you want them to or not.

And with them come the cultural parameters that signify Turd World status, such as ‘communal violence’, disease, theft, etc. Mexico is like a boiler near exploding. The border has been a relief valve, at the US’s expense. Time to shut that valve and build that wall.

“Yeah, I mean the uncomfortable reality is that undocumented folks are in many ways, like Social Security, subsidizing everybody else,” Buttigieg claimed.

From what I read, it’s the other way around, Butt-boy. Illegals cost this country BILLIONS a year. Your lib-dem logic is flawed.

Sure bub. And what the hell are you doing here? And the last time I checked, the Apache, Kiowa, Pueblos and Comanche are still in Texas. What gives Mexico the right to claim the State?

Mexico claimed New Mexico but didn’t fare well here. 20 years afterwards, Texas claimed everything east of the Rio Grande. 5 years after that, Kearny annexed NM to the USA. 29 years after Mexico claimed NM, it became a US territory. From the Pueblo revolt of 1680 to the Taos revolt of 1847 against the US Military, the Pueblos, Hispanic and Anglo population have been pretty much fighting everyone. The territory was so ungovernable General Sherman once opined: “the United States ought to declare war on Mexico and make it take back New Mexico.” For the most part, particularly in Northern New Mexico, there is no feeling of solidarity with Mexico. It’s a different culture.

Rev. Barber: “Why can’t we just own in America that some of the people that are trying to come from Mexico here are coming back to land we stole”

because that’s a lie

Let Mexico give Chiapas back to Guatemala, then we can talk about giving lands back to Mexico.

William Barber wore out his ‘activist’ preacher show in North Carolina and now seems to be inflicting himself on the rest of the country. All Barber needs to thrive is an open buffet and a useful lie. A Bible toting demagogue.

The “Reverend” needs a salad and a history lesson.

As of now, Butt-Gig is one of 3 primary contenders for the nomination – Sanders, Bloomberg, and Butt-Gig – and he might be the most electable of the 3 because either Sanders or Bloomberg is likely to run 3rd party if the other one is nominated, but Butt-Gig appeals enough to both progs and mainstream Dems to get a 2-man contest with Trump. If elected, he would be a disaster.

American Human | December 4, 2019 at 8:28 am

I believe they’ve already reclaimed California and really, who cares.

In case these idiots missed it, Mexico was stolen from its Indio inhabitants by Spain. Where is the demand that that country he turned over to them? Of ckourse, the people’s who controlled Mexico, at the time of the arrival of the conqustadors had stolen it from earlier inhabitants. So, the question of lawful possession boils down to who currently controls the territory.

I’m fine with them reclaiming California and all of the useful idiots who live there and vote Democrat.

buckeyeminuteman | December 5, 2019 at 3:43 pm

During the war, America conquered all of Mexico. We kept the northern portion and gave the rest back. Land has shifted all throughout human history due to wars. I don’t see any great sins by America here. Dinesh D’Souza covers this very well in his movie, “America Imagine a World Without Her”.