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Keynote Republican speaker at fundraiser calls Buttigieg ‘Mayor Pete Buttplug’

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Conservative commentator Dave Daubenmire was the keynote speaker at a Harrison County, Ohio, Republican Party fundraiser last week, and he had some ridiculously hateful words for South Bend Mayor and out Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg just after his speech.

At the event – which raised $5000 for Republicans – Daubenmire behaved himself, delivering innocuous comments about how everyone can “make a difference” and how people of all political beliefs want what’s best for their kids. Republicans said the event was a “success.”

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But just days later he released an online video where he repeatedly referred to Buttigieg as “Mayor Pete Buttplug,” an obvious reference to Buttigieg’s sexuality.

Daubenmire also said that Buttigieg is a “wife” because he has a “husband,” so that means he doesn’t “take the leadership role in his home because he has a husband, he being the wife,” he said.

And then he got more graphic: “If he is the wife, does that mean that he is the insert-er or the insert-ee? Which role would Mayor Pete play?”

“We live in a society where we are giving serious consideration to a man who performs oral sex on another man,” Daubemire said. “We have to make this stuff unthinkable again.

“When he wants to be president of the United States, I want to do some scrutiny on what type of moral character this guy has. And I’m just telling you this: if this guy’s moral character involves doing what I believe he does have to do in order to have an orgasm, I got a problem with it.”

“We need to make homosexuality unthinkable again. It needs to go back in the closet.”

Daubenmire has a long history of hateful comments, which led to him losing a chance at a coaching job at a public high school several years ago and getting fired from a Christian school in 2012 for being “too divisive.”

He frequently complains about how America is becoming “sissified” by efforts to stop bullying, which he says is the “homosexual agenda, to try to get people to not criticize or make fun of or poke fun at homosexuals.”

Earlier this year, the liberal publication The New Republic published an op-ed that also speculated about Buttigieg’s sexual position preference.

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