Mayor Pete Shames Christians for Not Supporting $15 Minimum Wage
In one of many surreal, absurd moments from the Democratic debate on Tuesday, 2020 candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ohio, said that Republicans were in violation of their Christian duty when they opposed lifting the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. On shaky scriptural ground, both in his personal lifestyle and in the argument he was making, Buttigieg continued his effort to be the Holy Democrat for the next election.
“The minimum wage is just too low,” Buttigieg said, “and so-called conservative Christian senators right now in the Senate are blocking a bill to raise the minimum wage, when Scripture says that whoever oppresses the poor taunts their maker.”
This pull from Proverbs is unlikely to shame Republicans into adopting an economy-crushing, jobs-killing initiative from the Democratic Party, but we’re sure it made Catholic Democrats feel really good about supporting the party of baby-killing.
To be sure, though, Mayor Pete’s decision to quote from the Bible was not the only ridiculous moment from the debate.
“Unlike Trump,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders at one point, “I do not have an affinity for autocrats or dictators, whether they are in Russia or Saudi Arabia. My sympathy is with Democratic countries who believe in human rights.”
This would have been a standard-issue talking point were it not for one tiny little thing: Sanders, in his illustrious political career, has actually made it a regular point to stand with autocrats and dictators. There was the time he went on his honeymoon to the Soviet Union in 1988, at which time he got drunk, removed his shirt, and sang along with the Communists in celebratory revelry. That song: The socialist anthem “This Land is Your Land.”
Oh, and then there was the time in 1985 when he heaped praise on Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.
Too long ago to matter? Well, in recent years, he has supported Venezuelan Marxist Hugo Chavez and he has pointedly refused to condemn current Venezuelan socialist leader Nicholas Maduro.
So yeah, of all the candidates on the stage to pounce on Trump’s supposed “affinity” for dictators, Sanders was an unlikely choice.
But maybe we can’t blame him for being confused, since according to viral Democrat sensation Marianne Williamson, there may be spirits in the air clouding the judgement of Americans everywhere.
In a response to a question about what to do regarding the Flint water crisis, Williamson took a shot at her competitors on the stage: “If you think any of this wonkiness is going to deal with this dark psychic force of the collectivized hatred that this president is bringing up in this country, then I’m afraid that the Democrats are going to see some very dark days.”
Oh, judging by the nonsense we saw on that stage, the dark days have already come for the Democrats.