H/T Rod Dreher
“In his State of the City address that March , Mr. Buttigieg said it was “time for South Bend to begin talking about racial reconciliation.”
“There is no contradiction between respecting the risks that police officers take every day in order to protect this community, and recognizing the need to overcome the biases implicit in a justice system that treats people from different backgrounds differently,” Mr. Buttigieg said, according to a transcript of the speech published by The South Bend Voice.
“We need to take both those things seriously, for the simple and profound reason that all lives matter,” he added.
Four years later, as Mr. Buttigieg pursues the Democratic nomination for president, his use of the phrase “all lives matter” — which has often carried the connotation of ignoring the specific grievances of black Americans — has come under scrutiny. …
Repeat after me.
Buttigieg will never flip White populists. Ever. Period. End of story.
Political correctness is an evil, diabolical ideology. It divides people. It has toxified great swathes of our culture and political discourse. When “All Lives Matter” has become an offensive, controversial statement, it is time for the Democrats to address the elephant in the room.
Be smart, Andrew Yang. Stay in the centrist/moderate lane. Let the “progressives” devour their other candidates like Biden and Buttigieg over political correctness. Build a bridge to White populists who are the swing vote in the middle of the electorate. That’s how you win the presidency.
Don’t end up like Bubba/Buttigieg here and the rest of the field playing the wokeness game. Every concession to these SJW fanatics will only cover you in toxic sludge in the general election. Read the polls and steer a course through the middle of the electorate.