Dem v. Dem

Dem v. Dem
  • Primary season means infighting.
  • Buttigieg wins Iowa caucuses by the slimmest of margins.
  • Biden unleashes harsh attacks.
  • Can a small-town mayor tame D.C.?

( – There have been some epic face-offs that live on in the collective memory of America. North vs. South. Frazier vs. Ali. However, the Democratic Primary season may end up being remembered as something more akin to Mad Magazine’s “Spy vs Spy.”

In what many viewed as a huge surprise, former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg finished in a dead-heat (two votes separated them) with Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) in the recent fiasco known as the Iowa Caucuses. That, of course, means he becomes the target of focused attacks.

Former Vice President Joe Biden launched a salvo of barbs at Buttigieg during the New Hampshire debate and in an ad released just after. Biden zeroed in on a glaring weakness of his opponent, his lack of experience. He pointedly reminded people “he was just a mayor.” To be fair, that’s a valid point. Washington D.C. is vastly different than any city government in the Hoosier State.

Next, the ex-veep made sure to invoke the near-sacred name among Liberals: Barack Obama. In what can only be described as a sarcastic and demeaning manner, Biden drove home “Mayor Pete’s” perceived shortcomings.

After the ad’s narrator applauds Biden’s role in the infamous deal with a potentially nuclear Iran, he quips, “…under the threat of disappearing pets, Buttigieg negotiated lighter licensing regulations on pet chip scanners.”

The other candidates couldn’t help but join in. Iowa’s fifth-place finisher Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) made sure to point out that Buttigieg’s attempt to run as a “moderate” might be disingenuous given his pre-candidacy stand on the far-left issues.

Not to be outdone, two candidates that practically need a microscope to find themselves in the polls, Andrew Yang and Tom Steyer, attacked his inexperience. Ironically, between the two of them, their years of public service total zero.

Everybody knows that once the nomination as the Democratic candidate is officially wrapped up, these people will bury the hatchets — once they dig them out of each others’ backs. Then they will gather together to wage war on the scourge of Progressive Liberalism: President Donald J. Trump.

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