Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is officially our first openly gay presidential candidate. While he is receiving a ton of support from potential voters, he has also faced homophobic remarks, like this weird op-ed telling him not to talk so much about being gay, and even anti-gay chants in Iowa. Unsurprisingly, his campaign has also shown that straight people—mostly on the right—have no idea how to talk about gay people.
Last night’s episode of Fox News’ Tucker Carlson showed us as much when Carlson got really weird when talking about Buttigieg.
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Carlson was talking about the competition for media between Beto O’Rourke, the candidate from Texas, and Buttigieg.
His monologue, in part, implied that Democrats want to eat and/or sleep with O’Rourke and Buttigieg:
“Imagine one morning you wake up and your one true love, the American news media, have called it off. They left you for a younger, hotter candidate. Went out for a pack of cigarettes and never came home. They split with some guy from Indiana and can’t even pronounce the guy’s name. This is a new level of political commitment. They don’t just want to vote for this guy, they want to consume him like a hearty stew. Every last drop of Buttigieg. Yum.”
Fox news has previously worried about Buttigieg’s appeal, with host Jedediah Bila saying on Monday that Buttigieg “speaks beautifully, he’s very nuanced, people need to look beyond that and actually look at the policies he supports. Because everyone’s saying, ‘Oh, maybe he’s a little more moderate.’ He’s actually not. He is a hard left guy. He is a Medicare for All, Paris Climate Agreement, Green New Deal guy.”
TBH, it kind of sounds like some of the Fox News crew are repressing some deeper feelings they might have for Mayor Pete.