The funnest thing in town (now that Marianne Williamson has reduced to brainwashing wealthy socialists into giving her their money) is Pete Buttigieg’s Latino outreach.
The mayor of one of the worst cities in America who got some 8000+ votes as mayor in a city more than ten times that size has one natural core demographic. Vegan eatery owners in bicoastal cities. They’re a very enthusiastic and wealthy demographic who have poured a fortune in his campaign, not because they think he can win, but so he can place. For cultural reasons.
Buttigieg has also made some inroads with socialist grandmas in Iowa. But the Dems are increasingly a minority party. And a smirking white hipster is as popular with black and Latino voters as he is with Republicans. Buttigieg’s attempts at campaigning, that is earnestly condescending to people he thinks are far less bright than him, are disastrous. But they’re disastrous at the planning stage.
How else do you explain this?
Buttigieg announced the initiative on his social media accounts by invoking a Spanish-language slogan that is raising eyebrows among Latino leaders. The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, tweeted “El pueblo unido, jamás será vencido” (“the people united, will never be defeated”), a protest chant that was famously popularized by Latin American communists. The saying was also featured in several campaign communications, including as a call-to-action on a Latino website.
It’s also used by community organizers at protests in this country. And that’s where the Buttigieg campaign probably got it.
And Sanders or Warren could have gotten away with using it. They’re doing the whole Marxist thing after all. Not so much with Buttigieg who just looks like the second coming of Kamala Harris as a candidate touted by insiders who’s tone deaf and whose campaign lacks professionalism.
Viva La Revolucion Buttigieg!