OK Pete, Time For The Gay Thing

Buttigieg at Zero Percent among South Carolina black voters

Pete needs to fix this in a dramatic way, can’t win nomination without more support in this community nationwide. Perhaps it’s his poor record as mayor with police treatment of African-American constituents. Me thinks it might be in part due to homophobia among older black voters, maybe not. But it could be time to take on prejudice in ways they might relate to. Still, equating discrimination against gays with racism would backfire. Tricky but he can’t ignore it, just in case that is what’s going on. And for the general election it’s not just a problematic issue for black voters, so dealing with it now could be productive for him.

Trump Hospital Visit Hardly ‘Routine’

This is what happens with a president who lies. We have no reason to believe him or his staff about the reasons for his unplanned trip to the hospital.

(CNN) President Donald Trump’s visit to Walter Reed on Saturday did not follow the protocol of a routine presidential medical exam, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Medical staff at Walter Reed did not get a staff-wide notice about a presidential visit to the medical center in Bethesda, Maryland, ahead of Trump’s arrival, according to that source.

Typically, Walter Reed’s medical staff would get a general notice about a “VIP” visit to the medical center ahead of a presidential visit, notifying them of certain closures at the facility. That did not happen this time, indicating the visit was a non-routine visit and scheduled last minute.