Bummer: Mayor Pete Dropped Out Of Democrat Race Due To Homophobia

NBC News’ Joe Cabosky is making a point that he probably regrets

Homophobia hurt Pete Buttigieg — as much as America wished it didn’t

It seems so long ago that the first openly gay candidate won the Iowa caucuses. Mere weeks later, the Pete Buttigieg campaign is now past tense, as the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, announced Sunday that he was dropping out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Wherever that leaves Buttigieg and his future political prospects — or any future LGBTQ candidate — this moment affords us an opportunity to ask ourselves where the nation as a whole really is in terms of acceptance of LGBTQ candidates.

To be clear, I’m not arguing that Buttigieg was unsuccessful only because of homophobia. But lessons from this cycle do allow us to be honest about the challenges that LGBTQ candidates face. While these issues may not have gotten a lot of attention in 2020, Buttigieg’s campaign demonstrates how many problems of homophobia still remain.

After Buttigieg won Iowa, I often heard things akin to homophobia not mattering much anymore. Sure, there were Rush Limbaugh’s homophobic remarks. Sure, there was the Buttigieg voter in Iowa asking to have her vote back upon learning he was married to a man. But these were isolated incidents, no?

All cycle, a Gallup poll was used as an example of how accepting Americans have become, with 76 percent of those surveyed saying they’d vote for a gay person for president. While that sounds high, that still means one-quarter of the country admits that it’s a nonstarter. That’s a lot of votes lost right off the bat.

Now, despite Joe mentioning Rush a few times, and going through “realities of homophobia” and stuff, who, primarily, was voting in the Democratic Party primaries?

That’s right. Democrats. Democrat voters. The same ones who drove out the black people running for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, along with most of the women, have now driven out Mayor Pete because they are, apparently, homophobic. Despite yammering about the 2012 NC gay marriage constitutional amendment, bigotry, and so forth, it was Democrats who knocked Mayor Pete out of the race.

And they come from within the LGBTQ community as well. The sad irony was that Buttigieg was also attacked for not being “gay enough.” These criticisms came from the more progressive or activist left of the LGBTQ population, creating a conundrum for candidates from minority backgrounds who hold more moderate positions — ones that can be crucial in general elections.

Yeah, these were Democrats

Thus, for every step forward that Buttigieg’s campaign made for future candidates, it also exposed how far America needs to go in its acceptance of LGBTQ leaders.

Democrats knocked him out.

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27 Responses to “Bummer: Mayor Pete Dropped Out Of Democrat Race Due To Homophobia”

  1. formwiz says:

    Actually, aside from the fact he was going nowhere, that stunt where he counseled some 9 year old in public about coming out probably overloaded everybody’s Creep Out – O- Meter as much as anything Gropin’ Joe ever did.

    The Lefties really think we’re all like them.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Mayor Buttigieg was the sanest, smartest and most well-spoken of the Dem group.

    TEACH’s article reported that 24% of American voters would never vote for a gay person. That’s a lot of lost votes, possibly similar to the number of cons who would never vote for a Black person, a woman or a Muslim.

    He just never really caught on with the Dem voters, though, compared to Senator Sanders, VP Biden or Mayor Billion Bloomberg. And going negative against his opponents didn’t help him.

    He’ll be back as Gov of Ohio, or Senator or President one day.

    But it would have been interesting to see how Rapin’ Don would have attacked him.

    And what’s worse, a gay man or “heterosexual” rapist?

    • Kye says:

      Excuse me, but can you please enlighten me as to who Trump raped and when?

      Trump 2020 Because just callin’ a person a rapist doesn’t make him one

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Rapin’ Don has had three credible accusations of rape:

        E. Jean Carroll in late 1995 or early 1996 at Bergdorf’s Dept Store

        Ivanka Trump (wife) in 1988

        “Jane Doe” (13 yr old) in 1994 at buddy Epstein’s rape house.

        • formwiz says:

          E Jean wasn’t credible, Jane Doe means nothing, and Ivanka’s the daughter.

          Did you perchance mean Ivana, the wife?

          And ICYMI accusations are nothing without evidence. And a court hearing.

          So you got zip, Zippy.

    • formwiz says:

      Buttpeg was a vanity candidate put up by the queers in Hollyweird. His sanctimony turned people off and his record in South Bend is a disaster.

      TEACH’s article reported that 24% of American voters would never vote for a gay person. That’s a lot of lost votes, possibly similar to the number of cons who would never vote for a Black person, a woman or a Muslim.

      Just shows how bigoted you are. Conservatives voted for Tim Scott and Nikki Haley. Find a Moslem who isn’t a shill for the crazies and they’ll vote for him.

      He just never really caught on with the Dem voters, though, compared to Senator Sanders, VP Biden or Mayor Billion Bloomberg. And going negative against his opponents didn’t help him.

      Bloomie caught on with somebody? Who?

      And Gropin’ Joe didn’t catch on until the SC machine dredged up millions of dead people for him.

      It was telling a 9 year old it’s OK to be queer that killed him.

      <i.He’ll be back as Gov of Ohio, or Senator or President one day

      Interesting to see since he’s from Indiana. You really are an ignoramus. Is your real father’s name Biden?

      But it would have been interesting to see how Rapin’ Don would have attacked him.

      On his lousy record?

      And what’s worse, a gay man or “heterosexual” rapist?

      The queer trying to groom a 9 year old, although I can see why you’d be drawn to him.

    • Dana says:

      The esteemed Mr Dowd wrote:

      Mayor Buttigieg was the sanest, smartest and most well-spoken of the Dem group.

      Being the sanest guy in that asylum isn’t much of an endorsement.

      • Kye says:

        He also has a psycho-sexual disorder. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

        Trump 2020 He’s nobody’s wife.

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          Trump appears to have a psychosexual disorder. Perhaps sexual addiction. Certainly satyriasis. He has sexually assaulted two dozen women.

          Yet, you think a gay man in a relationship is mentally ill. You may have a christo-sexual disorder.

          • formwiz says:

            When you can prove that in a court of law, let us know.

            Yet, you think a gay man in a relationship is mentally ill

            Of course, he is. Women have the orifice for insertion, men don’t.

            Proves you have a homosexual disorder.

          • Kye says:

            You need to prove, with court documents since testimony by other partisan accusers is NOT proof of guilt, that Trump “sexually assaulted two dozen women”. We await your documentation.

            By your leftist standards every school kid who steals a kiss or makes a move for second base is a sexual assaulter. That’s silly, ridiculous and nonsense.

            And yes, I think a gay man in a relationship where he takes it in the butt from another man and performs oral sex on that man is mentally ill. Do you think he’s not a sexual deviant and a pervert? Because for all of the history of mankind guys who blew each other were considered somewhat less than normal to say the least. But now the leftist party comes along and as a means to (once again) split people into tribes and pit them against each other try and sell the “gay is normal” shit. It only works if one is willfully ignorant, like yourself, Elwood. Sucking another man’s dick is a perversion. Say it you little lyin’ horse faced pony soldier.

            You leftists really, really stick to your lies, don’t you? Killing babies in the womb isn’t really killing human beings, men can “identify” as women, they can “become” women, they are normal when they blow another guy, the climate is changing because of people, Trump is a rapist, conservatives killed Kennedy, communists didn’t murder millions. You have a corner on the lyin’ horse faced pony soldier market.

            Why we love Trump and why you hate him:
            https://static.pjmedia.com/trending/user-content/51/files/2020/03/Screen-Shot-2020-03-02-at-5.26.06-PM.sized-370x296xt.png

            Trump 2020 Cause if Elwood has to lie about Trump then Trump must be
            doin’ something right!

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            YOU demand documentation or stop calling trump names! LOL.

            Keep awaiting.

            You are right about one thing: prejudice and bigotry have been with humankind for a long, long time. Christofascists and Islamofascists are absolutely entitled to their opinions, but cementing those beliefs into law is over.

            So two people in a consensual relationship are perverts, mentally ill and sexually deviants, but you love a man (Rapin’ Don) who sexually assaults women, cheats on his wives, fondles his daughter, grabs women by the pussy, pays women for sex… how many women has Rapin’ Don paid to keep quiet? Two came forward, how many others…

            The Christofascists seem to have a perverted obsession with the mechanics of homosexual activities. Is it your contention that only penile-vaginal contact is ‘normal’?

      • formwiz says:

        Nice.

  3. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    And although VP Biden would likely trounce tRump nationally (as did Sec Clinton), the key will be the swing states that tRump ‘won’ (thanks Russia!) in 2016 by a total of 70,000 votes.

    Uncle Joe is more popular there than Sec Clinton or Rapin’ Don.

    Even Sen Sanders would beat Rapin’ Don nationally (as did Sec Clinton), but might have it harder in the key states. But it’s possible that those voters expected the good, high paying jobs promised, and the cheaper and better healthcare promised. Maybe the expected draining the swamp, not resupplying it. Maybe they prefer human decency and global respect.

    We’ll see what Rapin’ Don has up his sleeve.

    • formwiz says:

      First, fraudulent votes don’t count.

      Second, Gropin’ Joe just won his first election outside DE, likely with a lot of dead voters on his side. Trump won his first election and is about to win his second.

      Uncle Joe is more popular there than Sec Clinton or Rapin’ Don.

      Stalin? Oh, you mean the child molester. And I never saw Gropin’ Joe win a primary in any swing state.

      Even Sen Sanders would beat Rapin’ Don nationally (as did Sec Clinton),

      She didn’t, even the Demos know he won’t.

      But it’s possible that those voters expected the good, high paying jobs promised, and the cheaper and better healthcare promised. Maybe the expected draining the swamp, not resupplying it. Maybe they prefer human decency and global respect.

      And we have it, thanks to Trump. It’s why he’s winning and will continue to win.

      No, we don’t give a damn about the rest of the world. We’re Americans. You sound like Lurch. You remember what happened to him when he tried to push that stuff.

      We’ll see what Rapin’ Don has up his sleeve.

      Did you know putting your hand on another person can constitute rape?

      Of course, you do.

      So you know the only rapist is Gropin’ Joe. And he’s lucky his arm is up his sleeve because his head, like yours, is up his ass.

    • Jl says:

      Uh, no. Ohio has traditionally been thought of as a swing state, and Trump won there by almost 450,000 votes.

      • formwiz says:

        You don’t win without OH. Not even Jack Kennedy.

        Old Joe and Richard J Daley had to steal IL so he could win.

        One of the worst Presidents ever.

        Dad and Daley should have been shot.

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          You would have Joseph Kennedy and Richard Daley shot because JFK won the election in an EC landslide? He even won the popular vote.

          Anyway, people like you got your way and got JFK assassinated.

          • formwiz says:

            No, he didn’t win anything. Old Joe and Daley stole it for him by bringing out the graveyard vote in IL after Jack blew (literally, perhaps) OH. Daley freely admitted it later.

            Anyway, people like you got your way and got JFK assassinated.

            No, a Commie thrall named Lee Harvey Oswald shot Kennedy If he’d held his fire Kennedy would have lost a year later.

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            You are, of course, just lying again. It’s what you do.

            Can you support your claim that Daley “freely admitted” stuffing the ballot boxes?

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            Never forget that most of what Cons believe to be true is not.

            Cons pile conspiracy atop conspiracy to avoid the realities of life.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Sec Clinton, one of the least liked Dem candidates in a long time, would have won MI, WI and PA by switching some 55,000 votes.

        Instead we got Rapin’ Don.

        • David D says:

          Because he worked at MSNBC, Matthews was never punished for comparing President Donald Trump with Hitler, Stalin or Satan.

          Take Chris Matthews who was fired for saying Bernie was like the Nazi’s invading France. OMG….we can’t say that on MSNBC. FIRED.

          oh sure he was then subsequently accused by the METOO movement but in reality that was just a way to get him off the stage and out the door.

          I think, he singlehandededly has defeated Bernie Sanders. Matthews fired, then Buttigieg and Kloubachar quit suddenly before and not AFTER super tuesday. People on the left who believe lies were suddenly jolted awake by him who was pretty influential on leftist circles. HRC said he was a career politician who has done nothing his entire life and his campaign is bologna.

          Unfortunately for you it is the left who will riot in the streets when Bernie finally is defeated by the establishment Democrats who want capitalism and not socialism/communism.

          They Don’t want Bernies America and A Democrat dared say that on MSNBC, alienating voters. He must be fired for calling Bernie a commie but NOT TRUMP A NAZI.

          Funny what your side believes isn’t it Elwood?

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            Matthews compared a Jewish candidate’s supporters to the Nazis taking France.

            Matthews attacked Senator Warren on air for her accusation that Bloomberg had told an employee to get rid of a fetus.

            Matthews confused Republican Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina with Jaime R. Harrison, another African-American candidate.

            And reports started arising concerning Matthews’ creepy behavior with female associates.

            MSNBC kept him out of the SC primary coverage.

            It’s likely that Buttigieg and Klobuchar recognized they had little chance so they threw their support to fellow moderate Biden. Politically astute.

            We get that trump thinks he has a better chance against Senator Sanders than VP Biden (hence trump’s plot in Ukraine), so trump supporters also ‘support’ Sanders although his policies are anathema to the movement.

            It’s likely Bloomberg will drop out and throw his $100s of millions behind Biden.

  4. formwiz says:

    Glad you admit she lost.

    And coulda woulda shoulda means nothing.

    Lucky us. A real President who gets good things done.

    PS See where Ukraine now wants to investigate Gropin’ Joe’s conduct in the removal of that prosecutor?

    I guess that’s how the Demos figure to get rid of him. Considering he’s come out for firearm confiscation, supervised for Pancho Vanilla, and wants to either do Medicare For All or revive IdiotCare (the BFD), the Demos would be better off with Bernie

    At least he’s lucid.

  5. Joe says:

    “A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder defined by a persistent and excessive fear of an object or situation”.
    Excuses , excuses, maybe the voting public didn’t like the policies of the mincing little queer. HMMM?

  6. formwiz says:

    It’s likely that Buttigieg and Klobuchar recognized they had little chance so they threw their support to fellow moderate Biden. Politically astute.

    If they were politically astute, they’d have dropped out weeks ago.

    They were waiting for a payoff.

    We get that trump thinks he has a better chance against Senator Sanders than VP Biden (hence trump’s plot in Ukraine), so trump supporters also ‘support’ Sanders although his policies are anathema to the movement.

    Gropin’ Joe can’t tell his wife from his sister, came out for firearm confiscation, will support Medicare For All or IdiotCare, and will be investigated for his role in having a prosecutor removed, but we support Bernie?

    Either one is a ticket to a Trump second term.

    It’s likely Bloomberg will drop out and throw his $100s of millions behind Biden.

    That was the plan all along. Duh.

    The Hildabeast threw zillions at Trump and she lost, too.

    It isn’t that you’re that ignorant.

    You are. You also don’t read anything but the Daily Worker.

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