The Pete Buttigieg pile-on revealed: he is no political messiah

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    eridani
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    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/dec/20/pete-buttigieg-pile-on-revealed-no-political-messiah-democrats-debate

    Based on his debate performance, the good mayor isn’t quite the political messiah his supporters believe him to be. It took another supposedly nice Midwesterner to peel back Mayor Pete’s layers.

    Amy Klobuchar, the Minnesota senator currently languishing in single digits in the Iowa polls, could only stomach so much of the mayor’s anti-Washington posturing. She reached breaking point when he tried to make the case that his position on immigration was based on his professor father’s struggles coming from Malta, rather than “something formed in committee rooms in Washington”.

    “While you can dismiss committee hearings, I think this experience works. And I have not denigrated your experience as a local official. I have been one,” Klobuchar said, warming up. “I just think you should respect our experience when you look at how you evaluate someone who can get things done.”

    “You actually did denigrate my experience, Senator, and it was before the break, and I was going to let it go, because we got bigger fish to fry here,” said an aggrieved Buttigieg.

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    PeteBot may be even more dislikable than Hillary, and that is saying something

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    What a smarmy little toad. He reminds me of rich frat boys in college who I just wanted to punch in the face.

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    Poor little guy stepped on the wrong toes this time.

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    Mayo Pete has I-D politics down pat.  The moment Amy Klobuchar started pummeling him, he trotted out his homosexuality. (after mentioning his military service).  Sadly, there are probably some Vichy dims out there who lapped that sh*t right up.

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    I really disklike Klobuchar but that exchange with Pete was masterful.

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    Buttigieg Is Shocked, Shocked at McKinsey’s Transgressions. But It Was Notorious When He Joined It.

    https://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/60414-buttigieg-is-shocked-shocked-at-mckinseys-transgressions-but-it-was-notorious-when-he-joined-it

    Under pressure for more transparency about his role at McKinsey, Buttigieg prevailed upon the firm to waive his NDA and released his client list. But the campaign has dismissed scrutiny of his clients on the basis that he was a just one cog with no decision-making power.

    And in response to the firm’s recent scandals, Buttigieg has noted that he “left the firm a decade ago” and called “what certain people in that firm have decided to do…extremely frustrating and extremely disappointing.”

    But McKinsey was mired in high-profile scandals prior to Buttigieg’s decision to work there after graduating from Oxford in 2007—and throughout his time there. It was implicated in the 2001 Enron scandal (among other things, one of the company’s chief executives, Jeffrey Skilling, was a former McKinsey man) and had become notorious as the brains behind countless corporate cost-cutting schemes that slashed jobs, such as the 2007 “Project X” plan, in which Chrysler closed U.S. plants and laid off thousands of factory workers.

    Perhaps the most notorious of these was the sprawling insurance scandal that became known as “the McKinsey documents,” in which McKinsey revolutionized the insurance industry to maximize profits at the expense of vulnerable policyholders.

    Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction

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