Democrats' 2020 Outrage Machine Targets Buttigieg's Gayness, Biden's Past

Now that the 675 Days of Russian “collusion delusion” is over, the Democratic outrage machine is no longer satiated with just destroying President Donald Trump. Yes, many Democrats continue to pursue the Russian witch hunt, and it could ultimately doom their party’s 2020 chances. But others have decided to turn their appetite for perpetual outrage inward, finding no Democrat pure enough to live up to their own cartoonishly absurd purity tests.

Those battling it out in the “who can destroy America first” primary for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination are currently all in a twit over that mayor whose name you can’t pronounce from that city you don’t know.

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-Ind.) appears to be climbing in the polls and raking in the campaign cash.

Now I know I am a member of what "the woke" refer to as the white cis-gender heteronormative patriarchy, but I would be the first to argue that an openly gay man rising in the polls for his party's presidential nomination is kind of a big deal. And evidently, I am not alone.

But don’t tell that to Slate staff writer Christina Cauterucci.

According to Cauterucci, Buttigieg doesn’t quite make the blue team’s diversity cut because “Buttigieg isn’t just gay – he’s also white, male, upper-class, Midwestern, married, Ivy League-educated, and a man of faith.”

Let that sink in for a minute. Mayor Pete is essentially doomed in the “oppression Olympics” of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary because he is a white male who shares some traits with the oppressive overlords of intersectionality.

But Buttigieg is not the only target of escalating Democratic outrage. A quick check of the headlines indicates that the intra-party feeding frenzy is now squarely focused on fellow white male and former Vice President Joe Biden (D-Del.), who has yet to officially enter the 2020 fray.

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