Twitter slams Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg for calling out identity politics while playing identity politics during the keynote speech at the Human Rights Campaign gala dinner in Las Vegas.
“When an auto worker, 12 years into their career, is no longer sure how to provide for their family, they’re not part of the country we think of ourselves as all living in together. That’s why we can’t seem to get on the same page,” Buttigieg said.
Such “divisive lines of thinking” have entered Democrats’ mindset, Buttigieg said, adding: “Like when we’re told we have to choose between supporting an auto worker and a trans woman of color, without stopping to think about the fact that sometimes the auto worker is a trans woman of color, and she definitely needs all the security she can get.” Source: NBC News
Buttigieg also asked his supporters during a campaign to help him diversify his mostly-white support base. Some Twitter users have summed up presidential aspirations after hearing the speech in one word: CANCELLED.
This reminds me of the time when Tiffany Cross smacked down Noah Rothman when he tried and failed to speak on identity politics during an appearance on Morning Joe.
Reaction on Twitter:
Also, as a gay white man living in SF, where he was just here fundraising, I can fully testify of how much of his support here (from rich gay white men) is entirely due to "identity politics" rather than policy positions he does not have.
— Dorian S. (@saintdorian) May 12, 2019
He is qwhite a guy. No policy positions to speak of, a spotty track record as mayor of a small city, and the ONLY reason ANYONE is taking him seriously as a candidate is because of identity politics. Identity politics is what got him on the HRC stage in the first place.
— Polly Snitty (@PollyAndry) May 12, 2019
— Pelosi Power Ranger (@PelosiSquadFive) May 12, 2019
Lesbian here and Pete demonstrates a fundamental lack of knowledge of gay Liberation-Identity politics aka civil rights that brought marriage and the military to him on a silver platter.
— 🏳️🌈Lisa Talmadge 🔥🏳️🌈 (@LisaTalmadge) May 12, 2019
There were plenty of elected LGBTQIA+ figures with an actual record on LGBTQIA+ issues that could have empowered our community without slandering our other identities.
— Nina Turner's Quinceañera Dresses is a Cop! (@Geechie4Kamala) May 12, 2019
This is why the Black and Brown LGBT community don't trust the white LGBT community, also this is women in the LGBT community don't teust the men, mostly white in the LGBT community. What's the point of recognizing Pete Buttigieg gay identity if he don't want to recognize mine. https://t.co/0x3jVY70ls
— Mr. Weeks 🤴🏾 (@MrDane1982) May 12, 2019
It’s a little ironic that he’s criticizing “identity politics” standing in front of a purple = sign.
— Ruhama Veltfort (@RVeltfort) May 12, 2019
The snake oil salesman said his quiet part out loud.
— CMP (@ClaudiaMPerez) May 12, 2019