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Poll: Sanders Way Ahead in New Hampshire but Buttigieg Gaining

According to Emerson polling:

Day 3 of the 7 News/ Emerson College tracking poll of the New Hampshire Democratic Primary finds former Mayor Pete Buttigieg with a bounce out of Iowa as his numbers increased from 12% on Monday to 17% on Tuesday night. This separates him from the field and places him in second behind the frontrunner, Senator Bernie Sanders, whose numbers held at 32%. Former VP Joe Biden comes in third at 13%, followed by Senator Amy Klobuchar at 11%, and Senator Elizabeth Warren at 11%. No other candidate reached double digits. Data was collected February 2-4, 2020, but today’s data was collected after the Iowa Democratic Party announced the partial results of the Iowa caucus.

Biden is looking to do well in South Carolina, but losing badly in both Iowa, which it appears he has, and New Hampshire will probably end his chances. Elizabeth Warren seems to have nowhere to go at this point, since Democrats have decided Sanders is the socialist they like best.

We’ll soon be into the next phase of our Democratic primaries. The Michael Bloomberg Show begins March 3, which is Super Tuesday.

Video || Buttigieg Won’t Say That Pro-Life People Should Be Permitted in the Democratic Party

And this is the supposed moderate in the race.

Watch as Pete Buttigieg bobs and weaves in order to avoid answering the question about whether someone who is pro-life has a place in the Democratic Party, continually answering a different question than the one that was asked.

It’s intolerance masked as reasonableness. It’s also admittedly what he has to do to be a viable candidate in today’s Democratic Party.

Tulsi Gabbard, Pete Buttigieg and Other Dems Blame Trump for Downing Ukraine Airliner

Trump Derangement Syndrome run amuck. This is just simply plain stupid.

Trump’s killing of Qassem Solameini can legitimately be debated. But you can’t logically blame Trump for an apparent accident that occurred related to a foreign policy decision that at least arguably has merit. How about just blaming Iranian incompetence?? They shot the thing down.

Best then, not to make any foreign policy decisions at all. Who knows what could result?

Should be blame the United States Marine Corps, which trained Lee Harvey Oswald to shoot, for the Kennedy assassination?

I guess maybe let’s blame Dwight Eisenhower for the Ukrainian airliner tragedy instead. I mean, he put the Shah back in power in the 1950s, which led Iranian Islamic extremists to take over the country in the 1970s, which led to Iran causing problems in the region, which led to Trump killing Solameini, which led to the downing of the Ukrainian airliner by Iran.

So that’s whom I blame. It was Eisenhower.

BTW, for a leading presidential candidate like Pete Buttigieg to blame the president for such a horrifying incident — even in Buttigieg’s typical slick way of trying to suggest something while maintaining deniability — is repugnant.

Buttigieg Calls Pence a Christian Hypocrite for Condoning Trump’s “Naked Sins”

From the Washington Examiner:

Pete Buttigieg criticized Vice President Mike Pence and Christian politicians who support controversial Trump policies as hypocritical, but stopped short of calling them “sinful,” as Joe Biden did.

“I’ll be careful to use that word to kind of point out a speck in my brother’s eye,” the South Bend mayor told Religion News Service when asked whether politicians who supported family separation at the border were guilty of “sinful” actions. “What I would say is that it’s clear that some naked sins are being at best condoned by people who then summon religious arguments. That rings more and more hollow. It’s not just that we might have a different interpretation of faith, it’s that these arguments no longer stack up even on their own merits, right?”

“For example: Mike Pence’s view of Christian sexuality is obviously a little different than mine,” said Buttigieg. “But even with his view, it makes no sense to condone this president and his behavior. So there’s two layers to this. There’s the fact that I subscribe to a vision of faith that leads me to a certain place politically. But it’s also just seeing the hypocrisy among people who now endorse people and practices that are offensive, not only to my values, but to their own.”

Buttigieg’s charge of hypocrisy echoes comments he made at the first presidential debate, where he went after Republicans’ use of religious language and said the party “likes to cloak itself in their language of religion.”

Soaring Democratic 2020 Candidate Pete Buttigieg’s Dad was a Marxist

Well, he wouldn’t be the first president raised by Marxists. Know what I mean?

Pete Buttigieg presents himself as a “capitalist.” His policies, while not exactly Marxist, would be an assault on capitalism, like those of most members of the 2020 field.

Meantime, Buttigieg has raised $7 million and was third in a recent Iowa poll.

Buttigieg, who is gay and has a husband, also wouldn’t be our first homosexual president. That would be James Buchanan, who we were told in grade school was our “bachelor” president.

Anyway, back to ButtiDad.

According to the Washington Examiner:

The father of Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg was a Marxist professor who spoke fondly of the Communist Manifesto and dedicated a significant portion of his academic career to the work of Italian Communist Party founder Antonio Gramsci, an associate of Vladimir Lenin.

Joseph Buttigieg, who died in January at the age of 71, immigrated to the U.S. in the 1970s from Malta and in 1980 joined the University of Notre Dame faculty, where he taught modern European literature and literary theory. He supported an updated version of Marxism that jettisoned some of Marx and Engel’s more doctrinaire theories, though he was undoubtedly Marxist.

He was an adviser to Rethinking Marxism, an academic journal that published articles “that seek to discuss, elaborate, and/or extend Marxian theory,” and a member of the editorial collective of Boundary 2, a journal of postmodern theory, literature, and culture. He spoke at many Rethinking Marxism conferences and other gatherings of prominent Marxists.

In a 2000 paper for Rethinking Marxism critical of the approach of Human Rights Watch, Buttigieg, along with two other authors, refers to “the Marxist project to which we subscribe.”

In 1998, he wrote in an article for the Chronicle of Higher Education about an event in New York City celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Manifesto. He also participated in the event.

“If The Communist Manifesto was meant to liberate the proletariat, the Manifesto itself in recent years needed liberating from Marxism’s narrow post-Cold War orthodoxies and exclusive cadres. It has been freed,” he wrote.