Pete Buttigieg rivals and critics attack his record on race relations and question whether the former mayor of a mid-sized, Midwestern town is up to the task of being the next commander in chief.
After all, it seems that his racist past comes back to haunt him.
Buttigieg has struggled mightily to attract support from voters of color, which could be a major issue for him once the calendar turns to more diverse states.
But this isn’t Buttigieg’s only problem.
The mainstream media tries to present him as a moderate Democrat but his statements are far from moderate.
Healthcare is a center-stage issue for the 2020 election cycle, both in the Democratic primary and the general election. Democratic contenders have differing views on healthcare, but all candidates want government to take up a bigger role in the insurance market.
Far-left candidates, Sens. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) have pledged to completely destroy the private insurance market with a Medicare for All system, which boats a trillion dollar price tag.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Pete Buttigieg have all come out in favor of plans with a more modest cost; although these plans, similar to a public option, require less government funding, each still represents an overhaul of the insurance market.
Pete Buttigieg, who has emerged as a top-tier candidate after the Iowa caucuses, causually brushed off the fact that millions of Americans would lose their preferred insurance under a system exclusively run by the government, as we’ve seen under the Affordable Care Act:
🚨🚨🚨WOW🚨🚨🚨@PeteButtigieg's response to the fact that 180 million Americans could lose their preferred health insurance plans because of Medicare for All: "To be honest. I don't care." pic.twitter.com/sCBhOOGomF
— America First (@AmericaFirstPAC) February 18, 2020
Does this sound moderate to you?
Don’t be fooled by what Pete Buttigieg just said regarding the 180 million Americans who would lose their health insurance plans because of Medicare for All.
Buttigieg doesn’t care about them. He said so himself.
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