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I'm leaning toward it not being her account.

If she were going to make a fake pro-Buttigieg account, why would it be foreign? How does that help?

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Walker Bragman @WalkerBragman

Pete Buttigieg’s campaign falsely claimed the endorsements of 400 black South Carolinians. It falsely claimed the endorsement of Keegan-Michael Key.

Now, senior advisor Lis Smith has been accused of engaging in digital blackface—running a fake Nigerian account...wow.

I mean, this is pretty bad.  

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32 minutes ago, ren hoek said:

https://twitter.com/CarlBeijer/status/1229117873790029824

Could it be real?  The lionheart...2@gmail fits the password reset.  What to make of the 'Hey.  It's Lis.' stuff though.  

Yeah, that's some pretty solid counter-evidence. I'm back on the probably not train. Won't kill the rumors/conspiracy though, I bet.

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"I love my husband. I'm faithful to my husband," Pete Buttigieg said to CNN. "On stage, we usually just go for a hug. But I love him very much. And I'm not going to take lectures on family values from the likes of Rush Limbaugh."

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/buttigieg-hits-back-i-won-t-take-lectures-family-values-n1137511

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2 minutes ago, mcintyre1 said:

Yeah, that's some pretty solid counter-evidence. I'm back on the probably not train. Won't kill the rumors/conspiracy though, I bet.

This is really fascinating.  I want it to be real, it would just be too comical.  I wouldn't put it real far past a former Cuomo aide to pull some stunt like this.  They already got caught using a stock photo of a Kenyan woman, and lying about the 400 black supporters for their Douglass Plan.  But it's only fair to temper our expectations when countervailing evidence appears.  

I searched Lis Smith's timeline for instances of the word 'phase'.  Apparently #PhaseFour is their 'go all out' strategy, outlined in this email.  Nothing too crazy.  I suppose it's conceivable that this Nigerian man is REALLY a huge Pete fan, and cut and pasted the first line of text from the campaign email and added 'Team Pete' before it, and just happens to really, really like Lis Smith a lot, and awaken at odd hours for a Nigerian, and post yiddish slang.  It'd just be very bizarre. 

For what it's worth, two of the three workers at the IT firm that employs a Chinedu Ikpechukwu are Nigerian.  Though Chinedu doesn't say anything to that effect on his 'about' page.  

I dunno- I look forward to hearing from our man Chinedu, hopefully he can clear this up!  

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Something like this that could have a negative impact on her career and on the campaign itself, you'd think if it were untrue or if she was being "set up" she would come out and issue a very strong denial, not just try to tweet it away like it's harmless.

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1 minute ago, ren hoek said:

https://twitter.com/wideofthepost/status/1229141085395595264?s=20

Looks like a :sadbanana:for the petehaters today

Remember the golden age my friends, it was fun while it lasted

Buzzfeed has an article saying they contacted the guy and he said sent the tweet as a joke. Then said Sanders supporters have doxxed him so he's not going to reveal his identity. None of this makes sense.

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So there's really a hardcore Pete Buttigieg supporter in Nigeria who jokingly tweets as Lis Smith telling Team Pete that it's "Phase 4" and time to phone bank? Really?

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I have no idea what you guys are talking about but I'm glad you're focused on the issues.

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I don't know why people (including Smith) are calling it a conspiracy theory, though. Smith wouldn't have to conspire with anybody to create a fake account. She can do that on her own.

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3 minutes ago, Nipsey said:

Business Insider saying they have a picture of a man holding a sign with the date and phrase "I am not Lis Smith" written on it.

I'll only believe it if he includes a penny in the picture

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1 hour ago, Nipsey said:

So there's really a hardcore Pete Buttigieg supporter in Nigeria who jokingly tweets as Lis Smith telling Team Pete that it's "Phase 4" and time to phone bank? Really?

That tweet was a direct quote of a campaign email copied and pasted. That’s not the weird part, really. 

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1 minute ago, Henry Ford said:

That tweet was a direct quote of a campaign email copied and pasted. That’s not the weird part, really. 

Seems pretty weird to me but I'll take your word for it.

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3 minutes ago, Nipsey said:

Seems pretty weird to me but I'll take your word for it.

There are now articles out from writers who allegedly contacted the guy.  Honestly seems weirder to me that you’re continuing to be certain of this. 

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Just now, Henry Ford said:

There are now articles out from writers who allegedly contacted the guy.  Honestly seems weirder to me that you’re continuing to be certain of this. 

I posted about the Business Insider article 45 minutes ago. I'm not continuing to be certain about anything. Some random Nigerian guy joke tweeting as Lis Smith is pretty odd stuff.

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2 hours ago, ren hoek said:

https://twitter.com/wideofthepost/status/1229141085395595264?s=20

Looks like a :sadbanana:for the petehaters today

Remember the golden age my friends, it was fun while it lasted

“Prominent person forgets to switch accounts before posting” is one of my all-time favorite social media gaffes. Please send your thoughts and prayers in these trying times.

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I just hope Mayor Pete didn't wire this guy money to pay taxes on his Nigerian royal family fortune. 

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2 hours ago, cap'n grunge said:

I have no idea what you guys are talking about but I'm glad you're focused on the issues.

This was a fun little story

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10 hours ago, dkp993 said:

As a guy who didn’t vote for Trump in 2016 you sure are all the way in now.  

allegedly all the way in

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5 hours ago, Slapdash said:

This was a fun little story

She should have answered "If elected I will be president of Mexico because the first thing I'm doing is invading".  

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5 hours ago, Slapdash said:

This was a fun little story

I would hope he would know his names since he's going to be signing reparations checks to his citizens.

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7 hours ago, Slapdash said:

This was a fun little story

”Pete doesn’t have enough knowledge or understanding to be President” says group of candidates who can’t name the President of a country that shares a 2,000 mile border with the U.S. 

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29 minutes ago, bigmarc27 said:

My dad attended a Pete rally in Vegas. They were giving out the “Boot Edge Edge” shirts.  Keegan Michael Key introduced Pete. 
 

https://ibb.co/xjpg7FR
https://ibb.co/MNzGhCt

From the second picture it appears he was at an Unattractive White Folks for Pete  rally.   Why was I not invited?

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11 minutes ago, Ditkaless Wonders said:

From the second picture it appears he was at an Unattractive White Folks for Pete  rally.   Why was I not invited?

They aren’t unattractive.   They are folks who have a deep interest in policy discussions.

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9 minutes ago, Mr. Pickles said:

Where are you headed with this?

Hot tub time machine? Jan 6, 2014?

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39 minutes ago, Alex P Keaton said:

They aren’t unattractive.   They are folks who have a deep interest in policy discussions.

Why can't they be both?  

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37 minutes ago, Mr. Pickles said:

Where are you headed with this?

An interesting aside or reminder of the past.  Has no real relevance to me now.  Had no major relevance then.  Not the first horny couple to engage in inappropriate PDA and wont be the last.

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4 hours ago, Ditkaless Wonders said:

An interesting aside or reminder of the past.  Has no real relevance to me now.  Had no major relevance then.  Not the first horny couple to engage in inappropriate PDA and wont be the last.

Particularly while in Jamaica.

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8 minutes ago, Maurile Tremblay said:

Lis Smith's other burner account:

https://twitter.com/ouakam4/status/1229469704416264192

It is a pretty special kind of racism that the "HE MUST BE LIS" crowd is still running with.  "No Nigerian could possibly be that versed in U.S. politics and that well spoken in English" is an interesting mindset.  

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23 hours ago, ren hoek said:

This is really fascinating.  I want it to be real, it would just be too comical.  I wouldn't put it real far past a former Cuomo aide to pull some stunt like this.  They already got caught using a stock photo of a Kenyan woman, and lying about the 400 black supporters for their Douglass Plan.  But it's only fair to temper our expectations when countervailing evidence appears.  

I searched Lis Smith's timeline for instances of the word 'phase'.  Apparently #PhaseFour is their 'go all out' strategy, outlined in this email.  Nothing too crazy.  I suppose it's conceivable that this Nigerian man is REALLY a huge Pete fan, and cut and pasted the first line of text from the campaign email and added 'Team Pete' before it, and just happens to really, really like Lis Smith a lot, and awaken at odd hours for a Nigerian, and post yiddish slang.  It'd just be very bizarre. 

For what it's worth, two of the three workers at the IT firm that employs a Chinedu Ikpechukwu are Nigerian.  Though Chinedu doesn't say anything to that effect on his 'about' page.  

I dunno- I look forward to hearing from our man Chinedu, hopefully he can clear this up!  

Just want to commend you for this post.

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35 minutes ago, hagmania said:

Just want to commend you for this post.

Yeah.  It's highly unlikely this guy ever surfaces again, to be honest, to clear things up.  It's also wildly irresponsible to try to track this guy down in Nigeria and prove who he is, for either group trying to do it.  

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1 hour ago, Henry Ford said:

It is a pretty special kind of racism that the "HE MUST BE LIS" crowd is still running with.  "No Nigerian could possibly be that versed in U.S. politics and that well spoken in English" is an interesting mindset.  

I have found that many Nigerians I have met speak the Queen's English exceedingly well, better than I could ever hope to do.  

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Maybe this got glossed over yesterday with all the conspiracy nonsense going on?:

“As you know, the Affordable Care Act, one of the many missing pieces that it has is that the exchanges are not available to the undocumented,” Buttigieg said. “I would change that, and that would be a change that would come with the ‘Medicare-for-All-Who-Want-It’ plan that I am proposing.”

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