Things would've been different.
NOW can everyone finally admit it should have been Pete?
|by Anonymous||reply 224||October 15, 2021 12:01 PM|
Let's just see how he does with Transportation, first. If he gets me on my cruise ship, I will buy it.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||August 15, 2021 6:21 PM|
Bwa ha ha ha ha
|by Anonymous||reply 2||August 15, 2021 6:21 PM|
Americans demanded a geriatric.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||August 15, 2021 6:21 PM|
Pete never would have beaten Trump. Biden barely did. What an idiot.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||August 15, 2021 6:23 PM|
As much as you may love Pete we know he could not have beat trump. Maybe next time.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||August 15, 2021 6:24 PM|
After 4 years of a president who kept sharting himself, Americans didn't want a president who cum farts.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||August 15, 2021 6:24 PM|
R6 he’s a top
|by Anonymous||reply 7||August 15, 2021 6:24 PM|
If you think America, especially in its current state of affairs, will elect a gay man for president, you're delusional.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||August 15, 2021 6:25 PM|
We love Pete. We see the future in Pete. Pete would have lost in 2020 and we'd be stuck with that homicidal lunatic again.
President Biden was a decent candidate and he's a decent president. We're happy with the choice we made. Give the shit-stirring a rest, kid, you're not very good at it.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||August 15, 2021 6:28 PM|
OP = little Marco Rubio
|by Anonymous||reply 10||August 15, 2021 6:30 PM|
A President with absolutely no national political experience? What could go wrong?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||August 15, 2021 6:30 PM|
The fact that we have not had a woman president yet means we're still decades away from an openly gay man as president. I don't expect to see it in my life time and I'm 44.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||August 15, 2021 6:31 PM|
I thought we would have a woman before a black man. History is tricky.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||August 15, 2021 6:32 PM|
He didn't have enough experience, so we voted for a guy with 47 years in government who never accomplished anything.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||August 15, 2021 6:34 PM|
Current circumstances are too chaotic and serious to have a novice politician at the helm. I was not a fan of Joe Biden, but I think there is something to be said for experience and forged relationships in this critical period of the USA’s history.
Pete is simply too green to navigate us through such dangerous terrain. And as another poster said, let him reveal himself in his current position first (which is a big step up for mayor of a small town). I get the love for him on DL, but let us be realistic.
Biden is/was going to be challenged and likely experience difficulty. We are in a maelstrom....aftermath of corrupt and crazy Trump admin, Covid, Climate devastation, mental illness and instability running wild amongst the populace, etc. Being president at this time is/was going to be exceedingly challenging.
It’s too soon for the new brigade to helm the ship. We still are in the “handover phase” of transitioning from the old way of life to the new. Joe is a bridge pres. and right where he needs to be at this time in history
Otherwise, the USA could get washed away.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||August 15, 2021 6:35 PM|
Sure, the withdraw might have happened but would Pete have been able to get Infrastructure passed or the last COVID bill? Pete's been helpful, as every Secretary is when it's legislation they are involved with, but Biden seems to be making the best of a tough situation in DC. Pete would still be learning the ropes, like Obama. Both are smart young men, that still have to learn the art of politics if they wish to be successful in DC. Sorry, Mayor of a small town and a State legislator turned (forever out of town) Senator are not it.
Look how Biden manages Manchin. He hits when needed without turning over the apple cart. I'm still 100% proud of supporting Biden, even if I'm ashamed of the situation in Afghanistan, leaving allies to die or get raped.
What I'm sad about is the fact that Hillary isn't in her 2nd term right now. She's the leader we missed out on working with. I'm excited to see Pete grow. I hope he upgrades the dogs and husband before he attempts another WH run.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||August 15, 2021 6:35 PM|
Can you imagine who the First Lady will be when he upgrades?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||August 15, 2021 6:37 PM|
r17, hopefully someone not fat. Say what you will about our Presidents, the last one to bring in a fat spouse lost re-election. Then the one that brought a whore also lost re-election. So perhaps a fit, none-slutty husband would fit he bill. He's in DC, that is basically half of their boring DC gay population.
Make it happen Pete. Fire Chasten.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||August 15, 2021 6:40 PM|
[quote] He didn't have enough experience, so we voted for a guy with 47 years in government who never accomplished anything.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||August 15, 2021 6:40 PM|
He’s gay and too short, could never win.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||August 15, 2021 6:42 PM|
Enough threads about this guy! No one cares.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||August 15, 2021 6:43 PM|
We do care, R21.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||August 16, 2021 3:22 PM|
He's too short for that gesture in OP's pic.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||August 16, 2021 5:40 PM|
[quote] Enough threads about this guy! No one cares
And that’s why you’re here, to show everyone how little you care? Smart!
|by Anonymous||reply 24||August 16, 2021 8:02 PM|
Pete needs to be President. Brains and determination are needed. Pete has both.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||August 16, 2021 8:04 PM|
I might be wrong but I remember Pete polling poorly with millennials. He seems like a boomer political figure because he doesn't have ambitious ideas for changing the country. Personally I've never bought what he's selling.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||August 16, 2021 8:12 PM|
Pete checked many of the boxes to be a good president but at the same time he have so many detractors even from the left. Black and other ethnic minorities wont vote for a married gay man the same with suburban fraus who might be liberal on the surface but wont hide feeling icky in the ballot box. The more progressive folks see him yet another privileged mediocre white male politician with race problem. And then you have an entire conservative demographic unified in stopping a sodomite from occupying the White House.
She will never be a president.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||August 16, 2021 8:41 PM|
Fuck the progressive left, R27. They'll never get one of their own elected; they just like to shit over anyone who doesn't pass their purity test. They are the deplorables of the left.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||August 16, 2021 10:03 PM|
[quote]Fuck the progressive left, [R27]. They'll never get one of their own elected; they just like to shit over anyone who doesn't pass their purity test. They are the deplorables of the left.
Damn the Republicans for making "progressive left" a thing. The progressives are exactly why we have gay marriage right now. Yesterday's progressives are tomorrow's centrists.
[quote]Black and other ethnic minorities wont vote for a married gay man the same with suburban fraus who might be liberal on the surface but wont hide feeling icky in the ballot box.
The black vote went to Biden, Sanders then Warren in that order. The latino vote went to Sanders, Biden then Warren. The gay vote went to Warren. The progressive vote went to Sanders then Warren.
The gay man couldn't even get the gay vote.
Beyond all of that, by sheer virtue of population numbers, there were a great amount of white, "liberal" or "centrist" Christians who would not have voted for him. Then there's the suburban fraus you mentioned who say one thing (Hillary4President!) then do another (votes for Trump because they can't stand the idea of Hillary as President) who always throw exit polls off.
[quote]The more progressive folks see him yet another privileged mediocre white male politician with race problem. And then you have an entire conservative demographic unified in stopping a sodomite from occupying the White House.
I liked Pete in the end. If he hadn't of run as a centrist and somehow walked the line between Warren and Biden he might have had a chance to at least win the primary. However, you stated, he still wouldn't have won the election. Biden was the only one who really could pull it off.
If and when we have our first gay President he'll have to be 6'4 and look as hot as JFK Jr. in his prime. He'll have to be a he, he'll have to be white, He'll have to have a husband that looks just as hot as him. They'll both have to be masc. They'll both have to sit up straight and keep their hands on their laps. Essentially it will be like when Obama was President. The amount of "care" that would go into such a Presidency to not screw it up for everyone else after him will be massive.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||August 16, 2021 10:25 PM|
Nobody thought Biden would be the best president, they just thought he would be the most likely to win running against Trump, and he did.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||August 16, 2021 10:33 PM|
He would have lost because the black voters that put Biden over the top in Georgia, Michigan, and Pennsylvania would have stayed home.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||August 16, 2021 10:36 PM|
Thanks, OP. I've supported Pete from day one. I knew Biden would ef things up.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||August 16, 2021 10:44 PM|
Another person who thinks Buttigieg should have been president because he's a homo.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||August 16, 2021 10:52 PM|
A lot of people in this thread are saying black voters would never vote for a gay man. But I think you miss the point (because most of DL has likely never spoken to a black person.)
They called him Mayo Pete, not Homo Pete. Their problem, by and large, was not that he was gay, but that he was an elitist white dude who was perceived to be totally out of touch with their problems.
What if it had been Ritchie Torres instead?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||August 17, 2021 12:22 AM|
The Boomers are going to burn up the planet before any millennial can become president
|by Anonymous||reply 35||August 17, 2021 12:27 AM|
LINK = Pete getting a verbal ass whipping....People Forget (or Ignore) that Pete WAS TESTED during his campaign... Getting screamed at and looking like he was going to break out in tears. This was Pete as a complete FAILURE. He might know how to speak different languages but he sure cannot win an argument.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||August 17, 2021 12:27 AM|
R35 probably true.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||August 17, 2021 12:28 AM|
R36 he looked like he wanted to crawl into a hole and die. Painful.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||August 17, 2021 12:31 AM|
[quote]The fact that we have not had a woman president yet means we're still decades away from an openly gay man as president.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||August 17, 2021 12:32 AM|
[quote]Another person who thinks Buttigieg should have been president because he's a homo.
Right, because we love those other homos like Andrew Sullivan, Milo, Matt Drudge, and all the rest. Fuck off, shit-for-brains.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||August 17, 2021 12:33 AM|
If we wanted presidendal, smart and energetic Pete would be president. He opened the door and America will progress. We're on the way for a young president regardless our sexual orientation or sex.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||August 17, 2021 12:44 AM|
Will Petes MASCULINE Maga ex Girlfriend vote for him? Stefanik for Pete 2024!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 42||August 17, 2021 12:53 AM|
Pete is going to have a hard time when he runs for ANY office and all of the countless apologies he has had to make start appearing in commercials. Kamala might not win but she sure is't going to let Miss Pete prance on her parade.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||August 17, 2021 1:04 AM|
Oh I think he would have shredded Trump. Shred-ded. But I'm glad it's Biden even though I was for Pete since I first heard of him. Biden is a hero.
Getting some Beltway experience will make Pete a stronger candidate and a better president. It's all good.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||August 17, 2021 1:09 AM|
I went to one of his campaign stops in New Hampshire. He was impressive, but not electrifying. Not sure I was in the presence of a future POTUS.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||August 17, 2021 1:18 AM|
I will never understand why any Democrat likes this guy. His biggest accomplishments as a college town mayor were gentrification and covering up for racist cops in the police department. When he left Harvard and could have punched his ticket anywhere, he chose to go to work at McKinsey, a consulting firm best known for its role in the Enron scandal, the 2008 housing bubble collapse, and helping drug companies figure out how to get more Americans addicted to painkillers. There’s a reason why the exit polls in Iowa showed his base of support came from older, white, wealthy, conservative voters.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||August 17, 2021 1:56 AM|
He’s cute at OP
|by Anonymous||reply 47||August 17, 2021 2:06 AM|
Yes, OP. They would have been worse. Much, much worse.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||August 17, 2021 2:57 AM|
Pete should have been inside me.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||August 17, 2021 2:59 AM|
[quote] If he hadn't of run as a centrist
|by Anonymous||reply 50||August 17, 2021 2:59 AM|
a homely gay man will never be president.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||August 17, 2021 5:50 AM|
People who think Pete can't be President are losers.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||August 18, 2021 3:09 AM|
OP is Pete's Dragon.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||August 18, 2021 3:11 AM|
No, R53, I just think he's the best man for President.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||August 20, 2021 6:10 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 55||August 20, 2021 6:19 PM|
I was just thinking this morning how lucky he was to have avoided it.
This may not be the ruin of Biden (if he's nutty enough to try for a second term) or Harris, but it will come back to haunt them. The chaos of the pullout, the images of babies being tossed over fences, it will come back to haunt them. Pete's well clear of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||August 20, 2021 6:25 PM|
But you are assuming that Pete would have handed it the same way, R56. He wouldn't have, so there would have been no such images to haunt him.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||August 20, 2021 6:28 PM|
Ok, psychic friend.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||August 20, 2021 6:29 PM|
I don't know why you don't all have OP on ignore, he's all over Datalounge trashing Biden, Kamala, AOC, Nancy, etc. He's not a Democrat. He's a right wing troll who is only pretending to be a Democrat who likes Pete Buttigieg.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||August 20, 2021 6:32 PM|
Fuck off Trumper, R59.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||August 20, 2021 6:43 PM|
Nothing to admit. Pete is another Neo, he would have been rotten.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||August 20, 2021 7:06 PM|
R59 you have no fucking clue. There are a lot of reasons to trash a lot of candidates. Maybe he is a leftie, we hate Nancy and Pete.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||August 20, 2021 7:07 PM|
"If he hadn't of run as a centrist ..."
Wow, R29 -- for a minute there, I thought you had something intelligent to say.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||August 20, 2021 7:45 PM|
^ what is the of instead of have?
|by Anonymous||reply 64||August 20, 2021 7:53 PM|
[quote] Ok, psychic friend
Which psychic friend are you referring to? The ones who say Pete and chasten will split up? That Pete will have any affair with a person the psychic finds hot? Or the ones who say a gay man can never be elected? Or the ones who say Pete will never win?
|by Anonymous||reply 65||August 20, 2021 9:26 PM|
[quote] I just think he's the best man for President.
OP/R54 - If you mean of another country, I might agree. The Marshall Islands, perhaps? I think he might enjoy Bear Island in Norway quite a bit.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||August 20, 2021 9:31 PM|
[quote] Maybe he is a leftie, we hate Nancy and Pete.
Extreme Left and the Extreme Right eventually meet in agreement.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||August 20, 2021 9:34 PM|
[quote] I was just thinking this morning how lucky he was to have avoided it.
HE was lucky? HE? LOL. 300M people were lucky. He's like the worst parts of Biden and Harris combined into one monstrosity.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||August 20, 2021 9:35 PM|
Haha there is no extreme left in the US. Not even the left, really.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||August 20, 2021 9:36 PM|
R67 you could not be more wrong, you are talking about the dreadful centrists.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||August 21, 2021 7:51 AM|
Isn't he pregnant?
|by Anonymous||reply 71||August 21, 2021 8:04 AM|
Extreme politics eventually meet. There's not much difference between fascism and communism in a citizen's daily life.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||August 21, 2021 11:31 AM|
At first I though Pete would make a great VP with his sharp thinking and military background. Not to mention whoever has that seat has the ear of the Pres and will probably be best buds. But now I am glad he got this other position. It's looking very good that infrastructure will pass and if it does and he handles it well, he will probably be the only one coming out of the 4 years known for getting major stuff done. It's a good setup for his future. He probably has Joe's ear on everything anyways. I would not be surprised if he ends up running against Kamala. Maybe she ends up being the first person to serve as VP for two different Presidents.
Hey Kamala, it's Pete, want your job back?
|by Anonymous||reply 73||August 21, 2021 11:46 AM|
He will never be President.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||August 21, 2021 12:41 PM|
Stop lying R72
|by Anonymous||reply 75||August 21, 2021 2:43 PM|
He;s got that look - the JORDASH look
|by Anonymous||reply 76||August 21, 2021 2:49 PM|
[quote] Stop lying
Sorry, Xi Ping. Tell us all about the freedoms enjoyed in the Mainland. I'm sure Tibet and Hong Kong are drooling at the prospect.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||August 21, 2021 3:04 PM|
I like Pete a lot but he was not ready to be president. I think he's one of the brightest and most capable of the current crop of politicans. I originally thought he wasn't ready to be VP either but now believe he would be more effective than Kamala.
Regardless, Pete will be around for a long time. If Biden drops out, maybe he runs with Kamala in 2024. Or maybe 2028 is his turn if the Dems lose the WH in 2024.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||August 21, 2021 3:12 PM|
Pete and his husband are highly UNETHICAL for exploiting a woman’s body to deliver “their” baby.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||August 21, 2021 3:19 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 80||August 21, 2021 3:20 PM|
Well some woman's body was exploited! I mean, that baby didn't get here by stork!
|by Anonymous||reply 81||August 21, 2021 3:22 PM|
R80 Really? No designer baby by a surrogate?
|by Anonymous||reply 82||August 21, 2021 3:24 PM|
R81 Usually women deliver their babies because of love and not just for money…..
|by Anonymous||reply 83||August 21, 2021 3:25 PM|
R78, whatever Pete does it won't be running with Kamala. She's finished, if she ever was.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||August 21, 2021 3:27 PM|
Yes R83, love of money.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||August 21, 2021 3:27 PM|
Good lord, no. He’s pro-trans, pro-Islam—is this what you want?
|by Anonymous||reply 86||August 21, 2021 3:28 PM|
R71 it’s chasten who is preggo. Remember his weight gain everyone was talking about?
|by Anonymous||reply 87||August 21, 2021 3:32 PM|
I know a woman who carries surrogate babies and she absolutely does it for the money. She's not being exploited, she's using her body for labor she wants to do and gets paid well for it.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||August 21, 2021 3:36 PM|
It’s their choice.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||August 21, 2021 3:37 PM|
My pussy, my cash cow!
|by Anonymous||reply 90||August 21, 2021 3:38 PM|
R88 Yeah, just like many prostitutes claim they are not exploited. But the business itself is exploitative in most cases. And it’s takes a huge toll on on their physical and mental health. This isn’t just another “service”.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||August 21, 2021 3:42 PM|
You don't get to speak for other people, r91. You can't say you're against women being exploited and at the same time say that women aren't allowed to make their own choices in life.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||August 21, 2021 3:44 PM|
Is it a choice if there's no viable alternative?
|by Anonymous||reply 93||August 21, 2021 3:45 PM|
Adults are free to choose how they live their lives.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||August 21, 2021 3:46 PM|
R94 Then a place like Pattaya must be the epitome of free choice and human rights, right? Maybe for white men ;-)
|by Anonymous||reply 95||August 21, 2021 3:55 PM|
R92 Drug user do it “by their own choice” as well, yet hard drugs are forbidden everywhere…..
|by Anonymous||reply 96||August 21, 2021 3:56 PM|
Pete wouldn’t have been a fuckup like Biden is. It’s a shame this country let hatred of gays get in the way of us having a good President.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||August 21, 2021 4:10 PM|
You're right, R97. Pete would have been a completely different kind of fuck up.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||August 21, 2021 4:12 PM|
R97 is right.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||August 21, 2021 4:15 PM|
R99 = R97
|by Anonymous||reply 100||August 21, 2021 4:24 PM|
Biden isn't a fuck up!!! Pete is a useless cunt who has DONE NOTHING!!! he managed a town of a few people! Big fucking deal!
Yes, I know Biden is declining mentally but he's still better than his VP and he calls Obama quite a bit so I'm inclined to believe that the real POTUS is Obama, which is awesome!
|by Anonymous||reply 101||August 21, 2021 4:27 PM|
there will never be an openly gay POTUS.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||August 21, 2021 4:29 PM|
[quote] I know a woman who carries surrogate babies and she absolutely does it for the money.
As opposed to doing it for the hemorrhoids and morning sickness?
|by Anonymous||reply 103||August 21, 2021 5:49 PM|
[quote] There’s a reason why the exit polls in Iowa showed his base of support came from older, white, wealthy, conservative voters.
The votes were bound to come in from white voters seeing as it's Iowa
[quote] he chose to go to work at McKinsey, a consulting firm best known for its role in the Enron scandal, the 2008 housing bubble collapse, and helping drug companies figure out how to get more Americans addicted to painkillers
He probably choose to work at McKinsey because it's considered the top consulting firm in America. As many have done. And seriously, he was an analyst, he wasn't some type of head honcho. Are we going to judge every person who chooses to work for a top law firm, investment bank, consulting firm, hedge fund, etc.? Many people go into those fields because they have been taught that those are that paths to success. It doesn't make all of them malicious, evil people.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||August 21, 2021 5:59 PM|
Odd to see so many on DL attacking Pete.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||August 21, 2021 6:03 PM|
There will be an openly gay president just not any time soon, which I’m fine with. Gay men are either far left or far right, and no, Pete is definitely not a centrist Democrat. He’s pro-trans and all that comes with that. Hopefully gay men will calm down with extremist views in 50 years, if not. Maybe another 50.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||August 21, 2021 6:13 PM|
Not his time yet. But soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||August 21, 2021 6:15 PM|
Not soon. Never.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||August 21, 2021 6:16 PM|
[quote] Not soon. Never.
I remember hearing those same comments in 2008 regarding the possibility of electing a black president.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||August 21, 2021 6:22 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 110||August 21, 2021 6:27 PM|
And that was a huge mistake, R109.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||August 21, 2021 7:25 PM|
[quote] And that was a huge mistake
Obama being elected was a mistake? Or people thinking a black man wouldn't get elected was a mistake?
|by Anonymous||reply 112||August 21, 2021 7:30 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 113||August 21, 2021 7:34 PM|
R14 here. And now after 47 years, he HAS accomplished something. Totally against what he was told by his advisors to do on August 1st. Thanks, Joe, now the world knows how incompetent you are.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||August 21, 2021 7:57 PM|
R114, that poster is an idiot. He sounds like a typical Bernie Bro (who is inattentively projecting about his own diety). Biden accomplished enough in his years in government, including passing the first global warming bill in the senate. It's SUCH a pity he couldn't rename post offices the way Bernie did.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||August 21, 2021 8:01 PM|
R105 Well, Pete is an openly gay man and this is the DL, so…..
|by Anonymous||reply 116||August 21, 2021 8:36 PM|
I learned to not vote strictly based on the identity of the person anymore. I got caught up in “black president” and voted for Obama twice, which was a huge mistake. I will absolutely not vote for a pro-trans, pro-Islam openly gay man. There are actually no openly gay men in politics who are worthy of any vote—Thiel, Grenell, Buttigieg, Polis—all either far right or far left. Even gay men running for office at the local level—all far left. All way into the trans and LGBTQ—no thank you.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||August 21, 2021 8:54 PM|
Prior to being president, Obama was a senator! Pete was only a fucking Mayor of a small dinky town in middle of nowhere! He is not fit to do anything.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||August 21, 2021 8:59 PM|
Neither were or fit but Pritzker didn’t care.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||August 21, 2021 9:03 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 120||August 21, 2021 9:03 PM|
[quote] I remember hearing those same comments in 2008 regarding the possibility of electing a black president.
Yeah, and I wonder when that's going to happen. None of these half-measures count.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||August 21, 2021 9:47 PM|
Are he and Chasen purchasing a colored baby to woo voters?
|by Anonymous||reply 122||August 21, 2021 10:43 PM|
R122 I wonder if they purchase a boy to keep their household all male just like Andy and Anderson.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||August 22, 2021 12:51 AM|
R122 I want Chasten to recreate this.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||August 22, 2021 12:55 AM|
[Quote] Prior to being president, Obama was a senator!
He was hardly in DC. He rarely voted.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||August 22, 2021 1:51 AM|
Who is the idiot calling Buttigieg far left? He was one of the only primary candidates that refused to cater to far lefties. While Beto, Warren, Kamala and everyone else was trying to out-left each other, Pete rejected that and that is the reason he got so much pushback online on twitter.
(That and being a young white gay man)
|by Anonymous||reply 126||August 22, 2021 2:07 AM|
[quote]My pussy, my cash cow!
I worked with the young office Frau who was all into the idea of having a baby for another couple in the office. She was all over it, her body, her rights.....Until the guys told her they were willing to pay about $10,000. She was excepting $100,000! Suddenly, her tuned changed to how DARE you use woman like that! I could never give up a child I gave birth too.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||August 22, 2021 2:15 AM|
[quote]Who is the idiot calling Buttigieg far left? He was one of the only primary candidates that refused to cater to far lefties.
Actually, growing up he wrote about being a big fan of Bernie before he got into politics. Like a lot of Dems he had to play the "Im a middle of the road guy" to be elected, but his true nature is more left than what he decided to sell as his public image.
It's just smart strategy, if you want to get things done in a conservative environment, you kind of have to go under cover. They all have to do that. In a country where 50% is ultra, ultra, right wing, you still need some of those votes to push you over the edge. When was the last time ANY far left candidate actually got elected president?
|by Anonymous||reply 128||August 22, 2021 2:22 AM|
He's not gonna happen.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||August 22, 2021 2:27 AM|
[quote]Prior to being president, Obama was a senator! Pete was only a fucking Mayor of a small dinky town in middle of nowhere! He is not fit to do anything.
And Trump was what? A failed businessman and realty TV show actor. That argument about previous experience no longer holds water.
Besides, that was never the intent to have someone be a career position as president, it's just what it morphed into over time. People bitch about all the old men in power but when given a chance for someone half their age suddenly it's all about wanting many years experience in the job. Make up your mind bitches.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||August 22, 2021 2:27 AM|
I don't mind young candidates, just prefer them to be qualified.
Bill Clinton was young and already accomplished so much.
Pete was a mayor of a small fucking town, he ain't fit to run the USA!
|by Anonymous||reply 131||August 22, 2021 2:33 AM|
He was a mayor of a town with only 100K!
I've been the mayor of NYC since 2014, a city of at least 8.8 million people and I converted a lesbian, among my many, many achievements! I'm more qualified than him!
|by Anonymous||reply 132||August 22, 2021 2:41 AM|
That's some strange psychology of the Pete trolls and Hillary trolls. They are all like, "if Pete/Hillary is the president, things would be completely different blah blah blah". But, how do you know? What information you have that could suppport your alternative future?
|by Anonymous||reply 133||August 22, 2021 2:43 AM|
[quote] I worked with the young office Frau who was all into the idea of having a baby for another couple in the office.
What kind of workplace is this? The whole discussion sounds highly unprofessional.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||August 22, 2021 2:44 AM|
[quote]Bill Clinton was young and already accomplished so much.
Like what? Doing Gennifer Flowers and Paula Jones? Governor of Arkansas? Talk about easy pickings.
At least Pete doesn't have a string of marital betrayal to haunt him and his spouse through the Presidency and even log after that.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||August 22, 2021 2:51 AM|
You have never worked in a real office then R134. People get board of the same thing day in and day out, they talk a lot about personal stuff. Nothing scandalous there. It's not like customer service where you put on your best face with total strangers every day.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||August 22, 2021 2:54 AM|
R135, don't be jealous, he was able to fuck those whores and still hold down his job as Gov of Arkansas (1979–1981, 1983–1992) , population of 3 million, he did a great job!
Pete is a dumb delusional fuck if he thinks he can be president after being mayor of a shitty town.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||August 22, 2021 3:01 AM|
Pete is more intelligent than Clinton ever was. He's certainly smart enough not to fuck ugly hags who out him a year later in public, then do it again in the White House, then lose his law license over it in his very own state he was Govern of. And wasn't Clinton a draft dodger like George W and Trump? You know the legal way?
No one has ever accused Pete of not being smart except for internet Trolls. He is graduate of Harvard College and Oxford University, attending the latter on a Rhodes Scholarship. From 2009 to 2017, he was an intelligence officer in the United States Navy Reserve.
And unlike those draft dodgers, he actually volunteered to serve in the military.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||August 22, 2021 3:29 AM|
yes, he went to school, big fucking deal. Anyone with half a brain can study and memorize facts. Don't be jealous coz Clinton got the gift of the gab and can talk and charm his way around the world. Clinton is charismatic as fuck.
Clinton went to great schools too and has a more brilliant mind than Pete. He even went to law school. Do we really need to bring up the schools they both attended? C'mon. Clinton went to Oxford too, as a Rhodes scholar. He went to Yale Law School. Did Pete go to law school? Clinton did something with his brain, he wasn't just book smart like Pete. The point is Clinton did a lot more shit than Pete ever did. Pete is not in Clinton's league and will never be. Yes, he is book smart but he's a dumb fuck in real life.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||August 22, 2021 3:50 AM|
Thank you OP for FINALLY POSTING WHAT WE ALL FEEL! I was Pro Pete from day one and not because he’s one of us , because he’s THE MAN! He ticks of every box you need in a Leader especially the POTUS! He would never have gotten this Afghan shit botched to the point we’re the laughing stock of the Taliban and Russia And China! Covid would not have been spreading like wildfire, contained and eliminated because he’s a commanding competent leader we all wouldn’t have ignored. Even the cunts of the country who love to be anti masks would have fallen in line. Fucking Dementia riddled Joe is bumbling us into WW3! Why aren’t the borders closed to travel In and Out until Covid is under control? Why the fuck did he just pull troops out one month to the 20 year anniversary of 9/11 ? The terrorists are eating this stupid stumbling old fools mistakes up. We endured four years of hell with Trump now this shit ? And no sorry we can’t have MORE refugees in our country. The homelessness is out of control, we have too many people from other countries here spitting out ugly refugee babies and overtaxing our welfare systems. Send these smelly fucks to an uninhabited island and let them all live in their own new “america”. Most middle eastern as come here but refuse to assimilate to The MODERN NOTMAL NON BARBARIC lifestyle. They hate us. They should not be here in their burkas. They smell like dirt , ass and spilled milk.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||August 22, 2021 5:16 AM|
Raimondo / Buttigieg 2024
|by Anonymous||reply 141||August 22, 2021 5:19 AM|
R141 = Bain Capital
|by Anonymous||reply 142||August 22, 2021 9:47 AM|
[quote]yes, he went to school, big fucking deal. Anyone with half a brain can study and memorize facts. Don't be jealous coz Clinton got the gift of the gab and can talk and charm his way around the world.
Big fucking deal? You are just saying that because you couldn't Harvard College or Oxford if your life depended on it. The give of gab? It's not 1980 any more Gramps, we need a lot more than a gabby grabby Clinton in the White House. Pete is far more rhetorically astute than Clinton. That's why people love it when he goes on Fox News and kicks their ass every time thinking they can make him look bad. Clinton too scared to do that.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||August 22, 2021 11:20 AM|
We have a Pete fangurl. You can not argue with a fangurl.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||August 22, 2021 11:39 AM|
Why Pete is not ridiculed endlessly here is beyond believable. At the very least look at what he is stupid enough to marry. A fat bald lazy guy from Michigan (who hasn't worked in years). If you saw these two slobs on the street in 2018 you wouldn't call either of them "hot". Go look at what he looked like as Mayor and his Walmart Ties and jeans..
|by Anonymous||reply 145||August 22, 2021 11:46 AM|
I find Chasten hot. I'd cruise him if I saw him on the street.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||August 22, 2021 11:54 AM|
Imagine the blue collar Midwestern macho man voting for Pete? (or schoolmarm Elizabeth, for that matter)
The R's would likely have nailed Bernie to the commie cross, but I don't know, maybe he couldda been a contenduh. (more likely than Misses Pete and Lizzie though) - or Madame Karen Klobuchar.
We're fucked without the guy you'd have a drink with in the bar. Such a fuckin' chav country (can't think of the American slang equivalent: trashy? brutish? just plain old stoopid?)
|by Anonymous||reply 147||August 22, 2021 12:00 PM|
Peasants! That's it. We're overrun with too many doltish peasants.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||August 22, 2021 12:02 PM|
NOW can everyone finally admit OP is an idiot?
I like Pete I hope someday he is President, but 2020 was not his time and anyone who thinks it was is just really naive.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||August 22, 2021 12:25 PM|
R137, Southern governors are infamously sleazy especially back then. The clintons were involved in the drug trade.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||August 22, 2021 12:29 PM|
As opposed to being forced into it by the cruel patriarchy as that other troll guy was saying, r103. Please learn how to follow a conversation.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||August 22, 2021 12:33 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 152||August 22, 2021 1:08 PM|
There are very few things I believe are certain in life, and one of them is that Pete will never be president
|by Anonymous||reply 153||August 22, 2021 2:07 PM|
No he won’t. If he stood up to the trans, far-left, far left-white gays, and stopped fawning over blacks, I would love him.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||August 22, 2021 2:12 PM|
What I dislike most about Petey is that he's an empty vessel. His whole campaign, and since, has been about aping Obama. The mannerisms, the speech patterns, his whole fucking demeanor is Obama. And that's not a coincidence. Go look at earlier footage of the guy. He clearly and intentionally tried to morph himself into Obama to get elected. That's not only gross, it's psychologically scary.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||August 22, 2021 2:17 PM|
Why would a Rhodes Scholar want to be Obama? You are correct, R155.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||August 22, 2021 2:20 PM|
R16, HRC was preferable in 2020, but she is no dove of peace.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||August 22, 2021 3:08 PM|
I meant, of course, 2016.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||August 22, 2021 3:08 PM|
r155 I think you meant Julian Castro.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||August 22, 2021 3:36 PM|
Julian Castro? LOL. Who dat?
|by Anonymous||reply 160||August 22, 2021 4:13 PM|
Julian Castro certainly was the "IT" boy a few years ago. He seems to have faded now, not sure why.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||August 22, 2021 4:16 PM|
It lasted all of 10 minutes. Or as he would proudly proclaim "Diez minutos!"
He's as authentically Hispanic as Hilaria Baldwin. And I say that as a Hispanic-American. It was all posturing and pandering and fakeness.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||August 22, 2021 4:20 PM|
Lol, R162. Not as bad as this.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||August 22, 2021 4:46 PM|
Nope, not anywhere near qualified to be POTUS, and the community wouldn't give a single shit about him if he weren't gay.
Forget about him, it ain't happening.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||August 22, 2021 4:50 PM|
R143 Like someone else wrote above, if Pete were so smart and such a perfect catch overall, why the hell did he settle for Chasten? At least Bill and Barack settled for partners at with equal credentials….
|by Anonymous||reply 165||August 22, 2021 4:50 PM|
R146 Chasten is only hot as in “hot mess”.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||August 22, 2021 4:52 PM|
R163 - Agreed. Beto's Hispanic creds match only Warren as a Native American or Hilary Clinton speaking jive.
I honestly don't understand how those on the Left don't feel outrage at such abject pandering. It's very insulting.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||August 22, 2021 5:02 PM|
[quote]Hilary Clinton speaking jive.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||August 22, 2021 5:12 PM|
When Pete got unglamorous Transportation, how many of us went, meh. Only to now see this post as the key defining sector of the Biden presidency.
That's how much Biden trusts this young man's ability. Oh yes, he is President material alright.
And one of us too, eh? So disparage him as the human nature of envy calls for. Better far than the horror of our unified support that would pigeonhole him as "the gays' gay candidate.".
For his platform and philosophy is categorically non-identity-politics. So thanks y'all for bitching. Carry on.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||August 22, 2021 5:58 PM|
[quote] HRC ... is no dove of peace.
If Hilary had been elected in 2016, you can be sure we would have launched at least two wars in 2020 in order to up the jingoism factor and help her re-election.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||August 23, 2021 1:37 AM|
r165 Who knows? Maybe he realized that Chasten was more emotionally intelligent and available than him, and could help him loosen his obvious emotional constipation from all those years in the closet.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||August 23, 2021 2:12 AM|
He’s too young.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||August 23, 2021 2:13 AM|
he's an oldster gay, boomer
|by Anonymous||reply 173||August 23, 2021 2:25 AM|
[quote] He’s too young.
In 2024, Pete will be about the same age as Teddy Roosevelt and JFK when they became President.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||August 23, 2021 3:09 AM|
He is neither of them^.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||August 23, 2021 3:14 AM|
Right r175 he's better.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||August 23, 2021 3:15 AM|
If a man that’s still closeted up until 35-36 is “better” and a “leader”? I’ll need to be extra galvanized to vote against Democrats in 24 because they are clearly just still too crazy.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||August 23, 2021 3:20 AM|
^ Lots of people vote against the Democrats. You're just one of many.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||August 23, 2021 3:26 AM|
But, I’m new to their group—which is sad…but necessary.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||August 23, 2021 3:29 AM|
People switch political allegiances all the time for good or frivolous reasons. Nothing special.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||August 23, 2021 4:04 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 181||August 23, 2021 12:57 PM|
R165 r171 Pete and Chasten fell in love.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||August 23, 2021 11:27 PM|
He was closeted until 33, R177. Let's not exaggerate. But that's still late.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||August 24, 2021 3:21 AM|
Well not so much a closet as a portiere.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||August 24, 2021 3:24 AM|
There are some insane Pete haters on this thread, you know what they say, you hate what you secretly want most.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||August 24, 2021 6:43 AM|
[quote]Let's not exaggerate.
Yes 33 is an exaggerated “35”. Enough.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||August 24, 2021 12:51 PM|
Obviously he excited a lot of people, one way or the other. He cannot be ignored or written off in people's minds, and that to me is the making of a star.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||August 24, 2021 1:01 PM|
If not Pete, then who else? Eric Swalwell?
I think there are major problems with Bernie, Liz, Amy, Castro (why didn't he pick the other name - don't Latinos have two surnames?) Would Midwestern blue collars vote for someone named Yang?
|by Anonymous||reply 188||August 24, 2021 3:51 PM|
I'll never stop being pissed as hell we lost Al Franken. Fuck you to hell Kirsten Gillibrand.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||August 24, 2021 3:51 PM|
Oh and Kamala. The Repugs have already Hillary'd her. As they would any female. They're e.v.i.l. but couldn't touch old Joe because he's a white guy you'd have a beer with.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||August 24, 2021 3:53 PM|
Yes OP, if Pete were in charge, the current Afghan fiasco would have been completely avoided
|by Anonymous||reply 191||August 24, 2021 3:56 PM|
How, R191? And it’s not a “fiasco”.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||August 24, 2021 4:06 PM|
R192, He wouldn’t have pulled out of Afghanistan so hastily.
If that BS happened under Trump’s watch, you and the entire media would be calling for Trump’s head and don’t even act like you wouldn’t.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||August 24, 2021 4:26 PM|
You have a Mayor Pete crystal ball?
|by Anonymous||reply 194||August 24, 2021 4:29 PM|
Hear hear r193
|by Anonymous||reply 195||August 24, 2021 4:37 PM|
Oh fuck OFF^^!
|by Anonymous||reply 196||August 24, 2021 4:39 PM|
White privilege is a hell of a drug.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||August 24, 2021 4:41 PM|
I still hate that bitchcunt Republican Elizabeth Warren and her gang of woke queers.
People on the left in the primary weren't content with chosing a different candidate according to their preference, they had to try to tear down Pete with personal (and sometimes cruel) attacks with flimsy arguments for daring to try to win instaead of just being a token, while not presenting the way they wanted him to. From an academic calling their marriage "heterosexuality without women", an other calling his candidacy a danger for LGBTQ rights, to a journalist calling him the gay version of an Uncle Tom and fantasizing about a 15 year old Pete being raped. Not to mention people mocking the way the first (serious) out candidate for president ever kissed his husband on a stage in front of thousands of people and on live tv. Or those speculating that he only pretended to be gay for political gain. Or that he'd go home to beat his husband (who's a survivor of sexual abuse and domestic violence) after the debate.
There was never any pushback against the toxicity from the left and barely any other candidate backing him against homophobia from the right. And of course he himself never could talk about it, or the homophobia he encountered not only on the campaing trail but in front of his own home, because of his "white male privilege". Interestingly none of the numerous other white male candidates were asked about it at every turn or asked why they were running at all instead of backing one of the women in the race.
Sorry, I'm fed up with how some people treated him for not conforming to some stereotype instead of being his authentic self while supporting a former Reagan Republican or someone who couldn't even bother to show up at LGBTQ events and never even thought about how his m4a would make a fututer Republican governement the sole arbiter over which healthcare people could
|by Anonymous||reply 198||August 24, 2021 5:02 PM|
[quote]if Pete were in charge, the current Afghan fiasco ......How?
For starters, Pete's job before he was Mayor was in military strategy. That's what he did for years serving in the military.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||August 24, 2021 5:54 PM|
[quote]White privilege is a hell of a drug.
So is black victim hood.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||August 24, 2021 5:55 PM|
R200 Go on, Candace….
|by Anonymous||reply 201||August 24, 2021 5:59 PM|
R199 lol. Good fucking lord.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||August 24, 2021 6:17 PM|
If Pete were president would it be possible to ask him in a press conference who is favorite porn star is and what he thinks of G4P?
ALSO IS HE CUT OR UNCUT?
|by Anonymous||reply 203||August 24, 2021 6:26 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 204||August 24, 2021 9:47 PM|
[quote] Obviously he excited a lot of people, one way or the other. He cannot be ignored or written off in people's minds, and that to me is the making of a star.
Yes, and thank you for making that clear to everyone on that criteria.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||August 24, 2021 10:33 PM|
By that standard R205, everyone from Oprah to Sanders is in the pool with Hitler.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||August 26, 2021 9:11 AM|
Now it's clear. Should have been Pete.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||August 26, 2021 10:02 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 208||August 26, 2021 10:08 PM|
Sometimes it's good to slow down. Or put another way, one can use an unplanned and unforeseen slowdown - like the pandemic - to ones advantage. Most often it can be a flow in the same direction in a different channel.
Pete going to DC but not to the White House just yet is a good thing. Or can be.
I really like and admire this guy, and his spouse too.
|by Anonymous||reply 209||August 26, 2021 10:48 PM|
Sorry, but Pete was basically a glorified meter maid. No way could he have gotten elected.
|by Anonymous||reply 210||August 26, 2021 11:07 PM|
Dumbest Pete thread evah started OP!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 211||September 2, 2021 3:49 PM|
"Now More Than Ever" used to be a Nixon campaign slogan. But Pete can use it.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||September 2, 2021 4:09 PM|
R212 - I think this was the ad campaign for Jonestown too.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||September 4, 2021 3:42 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 214||September 5, 2021 2:52 PM|
OP, I think that there is therapy available for your fixation.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||September 6, 2021 4:32 PM|
Throwback:: Cutte Twink Alert!
|by Anonymous||reply 216||September 10, 2021 7:29 PM|
He was cute there.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||September 10, 2021 7:46 PM|
R216 - Hmm. Is that Chicken-Petey heterosexually dawdling in Central Park's Rambles?
|by Anonymous||reply 218||September 10, 2021 10:07 PM|
This thread is more relevant than ever now.
|by Anonymous||reply 219||October 11, 2021 6:00 PM|
I voted for Pete in the 2020 primary. I don't regret that.
He would have addressed undocumented immigration, Afghanistan withdrawal, Russian mischief, DoJ and prosecutorial effort of DJT/cohort crimes, economic packages, etc., so much better.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||October 11, 2021 6:24 PM|
Did they buy these babies or did they adopt?
|by Anonymous||reply 221||October 11, 2021 10:23 PM|
So, how's Petey doing with the backed up ports in L.A.?
|by Anonymous||reply 222||October 13, 2021 2:09 AM|
President Topo Gigio.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||October 15, 2021 3:20 AM|
R208 doesn't grasp the concept of FF vs Ignore, but nevertheless feels compelled to tell everyone of what he's doing. This lack of mental acuity is emblematic of people who worship Petey.
On a personal note, I'm devastated by R208's rejection and not sure if I'll ever recover emotionally.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||October 15, 2021 12:01 PM|