The GOP Is Defenseless Against Pete Buttigieg

For years the GOP unleashed a barrage of pious, hypocritical attacks that would cause the typical Democratic politician to run for cover. Indeed Democrats would, explain, equivocate, apologize and twist themselves into a pretzel when they should have stood tall for their values.

Now along comes this inexplicable fellow, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, out of South Bend Indiana for which the typical Republican bull shit has no effect. Mayor Pete is like a lucky gambler playing on house money. Anything his does, he can’t lose. His straight head matter of fact honesty, especially against the backdrop of our liar-in-chief in the White House, has a paralyzing effect on the Republican operative’s playbook.

I mean when a crazy man — in this case a crazily smart, good man — comes at you with nothing to loose your rational instinct is to just get the heck out of the way. Even if young Pete doesn’t become the Democratic candidate for president he will have put some backbone in the rest of the candidates and shown them how to stand up to Republican gobbledygook.

Fact is that any mud that the awful Donald tries to hurl at Pete will never stick. As a gay person Pete went through an extra long struggle to finally come out of the closet. It was his last fight to obtain perfect honesty. It has been said that the truth can set you free, and there is no one, but no one, in the political realm that’s acting more free and authentic than Mayor Pete. Meaning of course that the terrified, lying Trump is the worst possible opponent to have to go up against someone like the invincible man of truth — Pete Buttigieg.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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