I have stated many times that I am supporting Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for the Dem nomination in 2020….basically her antiwar stance appealed to me after decades of antiwar activism it is wonderful to finally have a true antiwar candidate….plus the MSM is worried about her candidacy…..her antiwar is a bane to the ad dollar.
I love watching the MSM dance to diss Tulsi…even to the point of having Hillary try to do a hatchet job on her.
Most America feels that these wars are wasted lives……it is the MSM that continues to sell these wars to the public so that their corporate owners can rake in the cash…..
The latest Pew Research Center survey on the issue finds that 64 percent of Veterans say the Iraq War is “not worth fighting,” along with 62 percent of all American adults who agree. Only 33 percent of Veterans say the Iraq War is worth fighting.
Likewise, nearly 60 percent of Veterans and all American adults say the Afghanistan War was not worth the fight. Less than 40 percent say the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan was worth fighting.
The numbers indicate that the majority of Americans agree with Tulsi on war….and yet her voice is in silent mode thanx to the DNC and the MSM……
Recently failed Dem candidate Hillary Clinton accused Tulsi of being a Russian agent….now her lawyers have struck back….
The Tulsi Gabbard-Hillary Clinton beef now includes lawyers. Attorneys for the 2020 hopeful on Monday sent a letter to Clinton demanding that she “immediately” retract her “defamatory” comments on Gabbard; they want a verbal retraction, as well as one posted to Twitter, reports the Hill. The comments in question were made in October during an episode of David Plouffe’s Campaign HQ podcast. Clinton said of Gabbard, “She’s the favorite of the Russians. They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her, so far.” She also said “they” are grooming Gabbard to mount a third-party campaign; a Clinton rep later said the “they” referred to the GOP. Gabbard’s lawyers aren’t buying it.
Their letter states, “It appears you may now be claiming that this statement is about Republicans (not Russians) grooming Gabbard. “But this makes no sense in light of what you actually said. After you made the statement linking Congresswoman Gabbard to the Russians, you (through your spokesman) doubled down on it with the Russian nesting dolls remark.” Fox News reports the lawyers proposed a statement for Clinton to make, which includes an admission of a “grave mistake and error” and proclaims her “support” and “admir[ation]” of Gabbard’s work. CNN notes Clinton’s comments may have actually helped Gabbard qualify for November’s debate; she had previously never polled above the necessary 3%
Tulsi went on Breitbart to defend her antiwar positions….
Gabbard joined Breitbart News Daily on Sirius XM Patriot 125 for a live interview with Breitbart News editor-in-chief Alex Marlow, who asked her if Democrats still deserved to be known as an “anti-war” party. She said they did not. Certainly, not anymore,” she said.
“Rather than actually standing up for the best interest of our country, standing up for the best interest of our people and for peace, decisions are made and criticisms are levied based on, well, if it’s a president from the other party, then we’re going to stand up against everything they do. And this is something we see on both sides of the aisle,” she said.
Clinton accused Tulsi of wanting to run as a third party candidate and Tulsi has stated that she has NO such desire and yet the MSM still plays that card whenever her name comes up…….
October, in the small town of Blackstock, South Carolina, Tulsi Gabbard — dressed, as she frequently is, in white — sat in a seafood restaurant. She listened attentively while members of the state Democratic Party’s rural and black caucuses met as part of a listening tour. This was a meeting mostly about local issues, and though Gabbard had earlier made some remarks, she was now quiet and took notes, occasionally tapping on her phone. She was the only presidential candidate there, though other campaigns had put up signs or sent representatives. After the meeting was finished, she stayed and shook hands, the very picture of a candidate doing basic, non-flashy retail politics. The appearance wasn’t designed for cameras or attention — Gabbard’s campaign hadn’t even put the event on her press advisory, though a few reporters showed up anyway.
It was an average day on the campaign trail, but Gabbard’s campaign isn’t average.
An opinion writer that I respect is also a Tulsi supporter and has written a piece in defense of Tulsi…..
At times it’s been a decidedly lonely journey, particularly in the many years I remained on active duty while actively dissenting. I was, and remain, struck by how few of my fellow soldiers, officers and recent post-9/11 veterans felt as I did—strongly enough, at least, to publicly decry U.S. militarism. Then I discovered Tulsi Gabbard, an obscure young congresswoman from Hawaii who, coincidentally, serves in the Army and is herself a veteran of the war in Iraq. In the current climate of Gabbard-bashing, where even sites like Truthdig offer measured criticism, it’s hard to convey the profound sense of relief I felt that someone as outspokenly anti-war as Gabbard even existed way back in 2016. She said things I only dared think back then; and as I did, she backed Bernie Sanders—a risky endeavor that likely doomed her to the recent slanderous accusations of treason by Hillary Clinton. That’s called courage.
Tulsi is met with obstacles at every turn…obstacles set up by the DNC trying to limit the candidates to those in the “Center”….and yet Tulsi keeps finding ways to get into the conversation….but not to worry the debates are rigged to showcase the centrists and anyone else not standing in the center will be marginalized……
To listen DNC leader Perez talk about progressive politics is just a lie in the best examples of a lie…..after all he is a Clintonian toadie.
Until has to leave the campaign I am in her corner and will do all I can to help her win.
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