Progressives Accuse Pete Buttigieg Of Racism For Using The Word ‘Heartland’ In A Tweet
In case you haven’t noticed, many people on the far left have completely lost their minds.
Pete Buttigieg, from a small town in Indiana, recently used the word ‘heartland’ in a tweet and progressives are now accusing him of using a ‘racist dog whistle’ for this.
The Washington Times reports:
Pete Buttigieg slammed for ‘American Heartland’ tweet: ‘It is a dog whistle’
Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg ignited a backlash on Twitter, particularly among people of color, after he claimed that the country’s next president needed to embody the values of “the American Heartland.”
“In the face of unprecedented challenges, we need a president whose vision was shaped by the American Heartland rather than the ineffective Washington politics we’ve come to know and expect,” Mr. Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, tweeted to his 1.6 million followers Wednesday afternoon.
As of Thursday morning, the tweet racked up only 1,300 retweets and a whopping 10,600 replies, with some users accusing Mr. Buttigieg of casual racism and furthering deepening his divide with the black community.
Here’s the tweet:
In the face of unprecedented challenges, we need a president whose vision was shaped by the American Heartland rather than the ineffective Washington politics we’ve come to know and expect.
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) January 29, 2020
Take a look at some the insane responses:
Uhhh… what? Shaping by the heartland is better? Is that where all the ‘Real Americans’ live? Is that the only place where ‘American Values’ can be found? This is offensive and disgraceful. https://t.co/QAX7ByJmhK
— Soledad O’Brien (@soledadobrien) January 29, 2020
Heartland is code. And I’m over it. It erases the legitimacy of the experiences and reality of Black mid-Westerners and cloaks white mid-Western communities in a gauzy innocence and authenticity. https://t.co/FzNz0VzFAH
— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) January 30, 2020
1. “Heartland” translates to white. Pete knows this.
2. Using this term implies other parts of the country DON’T have heart, which is just mean. https://t.co/BgF94H1nto
— Sam Sanders (@samsanders) January 30, 2020
I’m from the supposed Heartland, and in a political context “the Heartland” does not mean not-Washington. It means the place where white people run things.
— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) January 30, 2020
The crazy Left is their own worst enemy.
Cross posted from American Lookout.