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I guess taking out Kamala was the unforgivable sin.

 

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Tulsi Gabbard is on the verge of being excluded from the next Democratic presidential debate on the basis of criteria that appear increasingly absurd.

 

Take, for instance, her poll standing in New Hampshire, which currently places Gabbard at 3.3% support, according to the RealClearPolitics average as of Aug. 20. One might suspect that such a figure would merit inclusion in the upcoming debates -- especially considering she’s ahead of several candidates who have already been granted entry, including Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, and Andrew Yang. But the Democratic National Committee has decreed that the polls constituting this average are not sufficiently “qualifying.”

 

What makes a poll “qualifying” in the eyes of the DNC? The answer is conspicuously inscrutable.

 

 

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Tulsi Gabbard reveals she met Assad in Syria, without informing top Democrats

“It is sad and a shame and a disgrace,” Kinzinger told reporters at a Republican policy retreat in Philadelphia. “In no way should any member of Congress, should any government official, ever travel to meet with a guy that has killed 500,000 people and 50,000 children.”

Kinzinger called on leadership in both parties to condemn Gabbard’s trip and questioned how it was financed. But Kinzinger – like Gabbard, an Iraq war veteran – said he would need to know more to file an ethics complaint against his colleague.

“She has the audacity to say that everywhere she went people supported Assad,” Kinzinger said. “Of course, when you have an Assad-led tour, he’s only going to take you to places where people like him”.

Evan McMullin, a former independent candidate for president in the 2016 presidential election, asked on Twitter: “Why are so many of our leaders becoming stooges of foreign dictators and war criminals? @TulsiGabbard @realDonaldTrump This is America!”

 

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Tulsi Gabbard’s Syria record shows why she can’t be president

 
 
 
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August 1

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) talks often about her January 2017 trip to Syria, when she met Bashar al-Assad, toured Aleppo after it had been reduced to rubble (by the Assad regime), and interviewed Syrian civilians and the regime-approved “opposition,” who unanimously told her Assad was a better option for Syria than the “terrorists.”

But Gabbard never talks about her other trip — to the Turkish-Syrian border with a group of lawmakers in June 2015, when she met with authentic opposition leaders, victims of Assad’s barrel bombs and members of the volunteer rescue brigade known as the White Helmets. Their stories, which don’t support Assad’s narrative, never make it into Gabbard’s speeches on the campaign trail.

Listening to Gabbard, one might think the United States initiated the Syrian conflict by arming terrorists for a regime-change war that has resulted in untold suffering. But Gabbard knows better. She has heard the testimony of children who have been maimed and orphaned by the actual murderers, the Assad regime, but she chooses to ignore them.

“Like the Russians, Iranians and the Assad regime, Tulsi sees the Syrian people struggling for dignity as terrorists, despite the facts,” said Mouaz Moustafa, executive director of the Syrian Emergency Task Force, who was Gabbard’s guide on that 2015 trip.

That bias, combined with her long record of defending the Assad regime and parroting its propaganda, form the basis for the assertion Gabbard has “embraced and been an apologist for” Assad, as Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) said Wednesday post-debate on CNN. Harris also said she doesn’t take Gabbard seriously.

But Gabbard’s candidacy should be taken very seriously — not because she has a significant chance of being president, but because her narrative on Syria is deeply incorrect, immoral and un-American. If it were adopted by her party and the country, it would lead the United States down a perilous moral and strategic path.

Among the Democratic candidates, there’s consensus that it’s time to end “forever wars.” But only Gabbard consistently struggles to admit that Assad is one of the worst war criminals in history. Only Gabbard asserts that the United States (not Assad) is responsible for the death and destruction in Syria, that the Russian airstrikes on civilians are to be praised, that efforts to protect Syrian civilians are wrongheaded and that the United States must side with Assad.

Responding to Harris, Gabbard called Assad’s atrocities “detractions,” before eventually saying she doesn’t dispute that he’s guilty of torture and murder. That’s a slight improvement from her previous protestations that there was not enough evidence. Gabbard then quickly accused President Trump of aiding al-Qaeda in Idlib.

“That does sound like a talking point of the Assad regime,” CNN’s Anderson Cooper said. He could have just said she is wrong. Trump cut off aid to Idlib, and the Assad regime is now slaughtering innocents there with Russian help, in violation of their diplomatic agreements.

But blaming the United States for Assad and Russian war crimes is Gabbard’s pattern. That’s what she did during and after her 2017 trip to Syria, which she calls a diplomatic mission.

In fact, what she did was tour Aleppo after it had been decimated by Assad and Russia, and declared it a victory for peace. She made videos that regurgitated Assad propaganda from Assad-friendly Syrians and blamed the United States and the rebels for the destruction Assad’s regime wrought. She helped a mass murderer whitewash mass atrocities.

Now, Gabbard is running on that record. In a campaign ad in March, she actually blamed the United States for the death and destruction in Syria while showing a video of the Assad regime dropping barrel bombs (another war crime) on the Syrian city of Darayya.

Gabbard’s 2017 trip was financed and run by members of a Lebanese socialist-nationalist party that works closely with the Assad regime. (She repaid the money later after criticism.) On this trip, she met only with the regime-approved “opposition” and said they were against the rebellion.

“The Syrian people are constantly targeted by Russian and Assad regime propaganda and when there is a U.S. presidential candidate like Tulsi spewing these same lines, they feel only more disheartened and abandoned,” Moustafa said. Gabbard “is a reminder to them how inhumane the world has been about Syria.”

When opposing congressional legislation calling for humanitarian aid for the Syrian people and protection of civilians, Gabbard called it a thinly veiled regime-change effort using the “rationale of humanitarianism.” That’s an atrocious response to what State Department officials have called the worst machinery of death since the Nazis.

Other Democratic candidates have promised to end U.S. military adventurism without making excuses for a mass murderer. It’s neither progressive nor liberal to defend Assad, a fascist, totalitarian psychopath who can never peacefully preside over Syria after what he has done.

Gabbard’s plan to overtly side with Assad and Russia while they commit crimes against humanity would be a strategic disaster, a gift to the extremists and a betrayal of decades of U.S. commitments to stand up to mass atrocities. Democratic voters who believe in liberalism and truth must reject not only her candidacy but also her attempt to disguise moral bankruptcy as a progressive value.

 

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12 hours ago, Golfboy said:

Rigging has become a habit with dems.

 

A Tourist walked into a Chinese curio shop in San Francisco. While looking around at the exotic merchandise, he noticed a very lifelike, life-sized, bronze statue of a rat. It had no price tag, but was so incredibly striking the tourist decided he must have it He took it to the old shop owner and asked, "How much for the bronze rat ?"

"Ahhh, you have chosen wisely! It is $12 for the rat and $100 for the
story," said the wise old China-man.

The tourist quickly pulled out twelve dollars. "I'll just take the rat, you
can keep the story".

As he walked down the street carrying his bronze rat, the tourist noticed that a few real rats had crawled out of the alleys and sewers and had begun following him down the street. This was a bit disconcerting so he began walking faster.

A couple blocks later he looked behind him and saw to his horror the herd of rats behind him had grown to hundreds, and they began squealing.

Sweating now, the tourist began to trot toward San Francisco Bay.

Again, after a couple blocks, he looked around only to discover that the
rats now numbered in the MILLIONS, and were squealing and coming toward him faster and faster.

Terrified, he ran to the edge of the Bay and threw the bronze rat as far as he could into the Bay.
Amazingly, the millions of rats all jumped into the Bay after the bronze rat and were all drowned.
The man walked back to the curio shop in Chinatown.
"Ahhh," said the owner, "You come back for story ?"

"No sir," said the man, "I came back to see if you have a bronze Democrat."

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- Democrat National Socialists -

are terrified of Radicals in the party.

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Ha!

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Gabbard is a closet right winger. She has no business in the Democratic party.

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10 minutes ago, slideman said:

Gabbard is a closet right winger. She has no business in the Democratic party.

 

Like John McCain and Susan Collins in the GOP...?

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15 minutes ago, slideman said:

Gabbard is a closet right winger. She has no business in the Democratic party.

 

Tulsi is way, way, tooooo smart for the Dem party.

(and I just love her name)

She is w/ us.   She just needs a little time.....to figure it out....on her own time.

Like some others on this site !!

Heheheheheeeeeeee………….😊

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2 hours ago, slideman said:

Gabbard is an apologist for a butcher.

 

So were you when you marched against the Iraq war.....Im always exposing you as a fraud.    poor lil guy

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2 hours ago, slideman said:

Tulsi Gabbard’s Syria record shows why she can’t be president

 
 
 
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Neocon
 

 

 

You have a fetish for NEOCONS....you sick fuck.

 

McCain, Muelly, Rogin....yikes man, get help

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It's looking more and more like Warren. Biden gaffes too much. Harris could still challenge. Bernie is too far left. A Biden/Trump debate would be fun. I think Biden might walk up and get in Trump's face.

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10 minutes ago, drvoke said:

It's looking more and more like Warren. Biden gaffes too much. Harris could still challenge. Bernie is too far left. A Biden/Trump debate would be fun. I think Biden might walk up and get in Trump's face.

Pocahontas 

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8 hours ago, JeanMoulin said:

 Good. It's called culling the herd. She had no chance at a presidential run anyway. We have to get this down to one person and only one person that has a good shot at beating THE PIG.

Glad to see you think your primaries should be rigged.   

Who's that going to be, snowflake?   Biden?

You see his latest stupidity today?

 

On his healthcare plan: "We’ll make sure it’s not quality, we’ll make sure it’s only affordable"

And then this gem:  “for folks in the working class … they will in fact will increase their premiums”

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9 hours ago, slideman said:

Gabbard is an apologist for a butcher.

so is the squad...

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