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Pete Buttigieg Plays the Blame Game

Gillian Pietrowski | @GillianRoseP

Pete Buttigieg wants to tackle the climate crisis by guilt-tripping Americans. We’re living in a world where we are criticized and blamed if caught using a plastic straw or eating a hamburger. We meat-eaters who appreciate a good sip from a plastic straw are part of the climate problem.

The CNN interviewer in this clip is the perfect example of someone who has fallen prey to the ‘blame game’ as she proudly and (comically) explains how she’s stopped using plastic straws for the past 6 months. Continue reading “Pete Buttigieg Plays the Blame Game”

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg Makes or Breaks his Candidacy, Tonight

Dylan Palmer | United States

Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, may be the most interesting candidate to watch in tonight’s second Democratic Debate. Leading up to today he’s talked big game and high ideals. Buttigieg has separated himself from the rest of the field with his hopeful rhetoric, energetic youth, and grass-roots working-class appeal. However, in the aftermath of the first Democratic Debate in which virtually every candidate jumped frantically from scripted talking point to scripted talking point, he has a decision to make.

Will he continue his authentic style, or fall to the pressures of the debate stage, like so many before him? It’s not easy to engage in thoughtful reflection when funneled into a one minute or 30-second time slot for a response. Yet, Buttigieg has built his brand on being the only gay, Harvard graduate, Rhode Scholar, US military veteran in the race. In other words, he’s built his brand on being a worldly, intellectual politician.

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