Dear Mayor: GOP getting along quite nicely

  • South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg got some press today on the anniversary of John McCain’s passing with the statement “GOP ‘poorer as a party’ without John McCain”
  • We do know that healthcare is now more easily on the road to recovery without John McCain to vote against GOP repeal and replace regime and other spiteful anti-Trump tantrums
  • In other national news Davenport (same size as South Bend) Mayor Frank Klipsch maybe had at least as profound a thought
  • Regrettably news media couldn’t spell or pronounce his name either and didn’t want to go through the same thing they went through with a handle like Buttigieg

From the Washington Times report:

Presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg praised late Sen. John McCain Sunday on the first anniversary of his passing, adding Republicans are “poorer as a party” without his presence.

“You know, John McCain did a remarkable job of reaching out to people of different persuasions. He was very convincing to independents because he did not appear to be dogmatic and he really prided himself, I think, on openness —especially with the press,” the Indiana Democrat told reporters in New Hampshire, via The Hill.

That must be why McCain so overwhelmingly won the presidency in ’08!

…And why ‘Swami’ Pete Buttigeig has a huge lead in the Dem polls for presidential  nominee!

But as to Buttigieg’s opinion we wonder if his wife (or insert preferred pronoun or descriptor) agrees given that according to the Washington Blade:

An early test for McCain on LGBT issues during his career in the Senate came in 1993, when lawmakers were debating gays in the military in response to then-President Clinton’s call to lift the administrative ban on their service. As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, McCain was part of the deliberation that ended with lawmakers passing the statutory ban on military service that came to be known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”   . . .

Unlike other politicians, McCain never evolved on the issue of same-sex marriage and continued to oppose it even after the ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015 in favor of marriage equality nationwide.

*Side note:  Observe the frequent use of the reference the Indiana Democrat rather than Democrat Mayor of South Bend.  The effort is to build him up as more of a statewide personage than he is or rates.

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