It hasn’t yet fully felt like the 2020 election cycle has gotten off the ground in March, but we are creeping ever closer undoubtedly.
The democrats are facing an uphill battle the likes of which few Americans may have ever witnessed before. President Donald Trump is riding a wave of winning as we speak, having been at least partially vindicated in the Bill Barr assessment of the Robert Mueller report.
Furthermore, Trump’s next moves could be damning for the democrats, should he instruct the DOJ to investigate the true impetus of the RussiaGate conspiracy theory.
Going into 2020, the left side of the aisle will be a bit handicapped, that’s for sure. Now that they have well over a dozen candidates in the race, the potential for dilution is high as well.
And let’s not forget that Joe Biden will be announcing his candidacy any moment now.
All of this means that those who are already in the race are looking to stand out in any way they can. Being politicians, of course, many find themselves taking the low road and insulting those against whom they’re running.
Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg said Wednesday that Vice President Mike Pence is “at best complicit” in the resurgence of white nationalist groups in the wake of President Donald Trump’s election.
Asked about his fellow Hoosier — Pence is the former governor of Indiana — on Buzzfeed News’s online show “AM to DM,” Buttigieg said the vice president has been “consistently horrible” and said Americans face a danger of the continued radicalization with “what seems at best to be a level of negligence, if not encouragement, coming from the highest office in the land.”
“I think the moment you come on board with a project like the Trump campaign or the Trump-Pence administration, you are at best complicit in the process that has given cover for the flourishing and the resurgence of white nationalism in our midst,” Buttigieg said.
Hurling accusations of racism around used to mean something in America, and Buttigieg’s assertion perhaps should have come with some sort of evidence.
Then again, prosecutors in Chicago are letting Jussie Smollett off scot-free in the case of his hoaxed hate crime, perhaps proving that Americans are no longer as surprised by such indecency.
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