(Tea Party PAC) – The 2020 Democratic Party primaries are not at all turning out the way so many folks thought they would. Most probably believed that the candidate that would be chosen to go up against President Trump this year would be none other than former Vice President Joe Biden, but if you look at both the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary, it doesn’t look promising for him at this point.
No, the race that’s heating up seems to be between former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and everyone’s least favorite socialist, Sen. Bernie Sanders. And boy, oh boy are things really getting tense between these two. Not only were they pretty close together in the New Hampshire primary, some folks believe that the Iowa caucus was stolen out from under Sanders by Buttigieg who invested a lot of money into the app that malfunctioned there last week.
Just how angry are Sanders’s supporters over all of this? Mad enough to boo Buttigieg when he appeared on CNN.
Here’s the scoop from Breitbart:
Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) booed former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg as he appeared on CNN to speak to his own supporters as the results of the closely-fought New Hampshire Democratic primary rolled in.
The crowd began by booing, then burst into chants of “Bernie Beats Trump!”.
At the time of his speech, Sanders held a narrow lead of less than 2% over Buttigieg, with over 85% of the vote counted. Buttigieg appeared on a giant screen above the 1,200 Sanders supporters at the Southern New Hampshire University Field House as the crowd nervously anticipated the final result — and the result was an outpouring of frustration.
The animosity between the two campaigns is growing.
One of the things we hear about constantly from folks on the left is how unified the Democrats are and how they stick together through thick and thin. Well, that’s true to a point, but this particular political race demonstrates clearly that they are not as on board with each other as they like to pretend to be. Things between Sanders and Buttigieg are starting to get a bit ugly.
Sanders has criticized Buttigieg on numerous occasions, attacking him for being a tool of rich donors. Buttigieg has returned fire by attacking the socialist policies of Sanders including his “Medicare for all” plan.
More from Breitbart:
Those tensions only became more intense after the Iowa caucuses, in which Sanders won the popular vote, but Buttigieg narrowly won more “state delegate equivalents” — spots at next month’s state Democratic Party convention.
Buttigieg declared victory prematurely before departing for New Hampshire, and Sanders fans accused him of cheating because an app made by a company that had also worked for Buttigieg was blamed by state Democratic Party officials for slowing the count.
Buttigieg attacked Sanders again, indirectly, in his speech in New Hampshire, using a familiar line from the campaign trial. “In this election, we have been told by some you must either be for revolution or you are for the status quo. But where does that leave the rest of us?”
The bottom line here is that the left isn’t that unified after all. They are capable of having as much of a schism within their own ranks as the Republicans are, and these rifts exist all the time, even if we do not see them so openly on television. It’s true the left does put forth more of a unified front on many of the issues they fight for, which is a lesson Republicans could stand to learn themselves, but the whole idea that these folks just love each other and are best buddies is false.
What is going to be interesting is to see how things shake out after the South Carolina primary. Whoever wins that one stands a very good chance of being the Democratic Party nominee. If Buttigieg loses that race, will he go ahead and drop out, essentially letting Bernie finally have his moment in the sun? It’s hard to say at this point. Things have become very unpredictable.
It’s shaping up to be a rather interesting election season.