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In American politics, it is not often that one sees an assassination carried out in public, but that is exactly what the Democratic Party establishment did to peace candidate Tulsi Gabbard. She was sidelined right from the beginning of her campaign and the fact that she was a woman of color and a veteran earned her no points with the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and, more to the point, with the Clintons, who continue to have a disproportionate say in what goes on in the party. The chameleonlike Clintons have long been known for their ability to punish anyone who stands in the way of their ambition and Hillary’s dislike for Gabbard dates back to the 2016 election when Gabbard, then vice-chair of the DNC, endorsed Bernie Sanders.

Gabbard is admittedly a somewhat controversial figure, but many individuals involved in the antiwar movement who have taken time to speak with her have come away impressed by her sincerity and willingness to talk up an issue that all the other candidates, save Bernie Sanders, have ignored. She is a serious non-interventionist and a critic of her party’s embrace of the national security state that has emerged since 9/11. In the several debates where she was allowed to participate and actually given some time to speak, she has been a harsh critic of the endless “regime change wars.”

Tulsi has stayed in the race in spite of the fact that the Democratic Party establishment, most particularly to include the Clintons, have been out to destroy her since she first appeared. Gabbard, generally definable as a conventional moderate Democrat, believes that the United States should end nearly all its wars overseas, which are a symptom of a fractured foreign and national security policy. She also advocates auditing the Federal Reserve and is a supporter of Julian Assange as well as whistleblowers Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning. Tulsi has stuck by her guns and had stayed in the race to promote those and other anti-establishment views.

Unfortunately for the many Americans who had hoped to see Tulsi somehow surfacing either as a candidate or as a major voice in shaping the party platform, her candidacy has finally ended. Her announcement came after she was blocked from participating in the candidates’ debate on March 15th by an abrupt and unexpected change in the guidelines for being included. The new qualifying criteria require a candidate to have earned at least 20 percent of the delegates awarded thus far, which meant that only Biden and Sanders could participate.

On March 18th, Gabbard announced her decision to wrap up her campaign and throw her support to Joe Biden as follows: “I know that he [Biden] has a good heart and he’s motivated by his love for our country and the American people… So today I’m suspending my presidential campaign, and offering my full support to Vice President Joe Biden in his quest to bring our country together.”

The endorsement of Biden came as somewhat of a surprise as Bernie Sanders is closer to her philosophically, but sources close to Tulsi suggest that she did so in the belief that Biden was more likely to unite the party and also better suited to defeating Donald Trump. In any event, speculation that she will have some influence over where the Democratic Party is heading seems to be misplaced as she is not running again for Congress and seems content to return to what passes as a normal life in Hawaii. She retains her commission as a major in the Hawaii National Guard.

If one sought to make a case for who was most active in the undoing of Tulsi Gabbard, the finger would point directly at Hillary Clinton. When Tulsi endorsed Sanders in 2016 she did so knowing that “Clinton had a stranglehold over the Democratic party and that crossing Clinton (who considered herself the ‘inevitable nominee’) could mean the end of her own political career.” Clinton was reportedly made “extremely angry — to put it mildly” by the endorsement and had her aides send Tulsi a wave of threatening emails.

Hillary Clinton’s first major attack against candidate Gabbard in 2019 was featured in a podcast hosted by former President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign manager, David Plouffe that was recorded last fall. The comments on Gabbard came during a discussion of the upcoming election. Clinton speculated that President Donald Trump and the GOP would likely be “grooming” a potential spoiler candidate for a third-party bid to take away votes from the Democrats. She said “I’m not making any predictions, but I think they’ve got their eye on somebody who’s currently in the Democratic primary and they’re grooming her to be the third-party candidate. She’s the favorite of the Russians. They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far and that’s assuming Jill Stein will give it up because she’s also a Russian asset.”

Clinton did not name Gabbard but one of her spokespersons later confirmed the “Russian asset” comment referred to her. The reference to the completely respectable Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate, was based on the oft-repeated claim by Clinton and others that Stein was being supported by Russian agents and that she took votes away from the Democratic candidate. Clinton has also suggested that Moscow is “grooming” Gabbard to run third party and steal votes from the Democrats.

Gabbard courageously responded to the Clinton attack with: “Thank you @HillaryClinton. You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long, have finally come out from behind the curtain. From the day I announced my candidacy, there has been a concerted campaign to destroy my reputation. We wondered who was behind it and why. Now we know — it was always you, through your proxies and powerful allies in the corporate media and war machine, afraid of the threat I pose.”

Shortly before dropping out of the race, while Tulsi was the only remaining woman contender for the nomination, Hillary Clinton opted to get in the proverbial last shot in an interview with Fareed Zakaria, saying “We no longer have a woman in the presidential race. There are a lot of reasons for that. We started off with I think six, and now have none.”

That Tulsi Gabbard, a genuine peace candidate, was deliberately marginalized in the Democratic Party nomination process in spite of having considerable grassroots support does not speak well either for the party or for the system of government by the corruption that prevails in the United States. Tulsi has sued Hillary Clinton for $50 million for defamation due to her being labeled a Russian asset. In the suit, she describes Hillary as “a cutthroat politician by any account” and claims that the former Secretary of State has been working to destroy Gabbard’s presidential campaign as payback for 2016. May Tulsi prevail. And one has to hope that we all have heard the last of the Clintons.

(Republished from American Herald Tribune by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. She simply wants to continue her career as a democrat and then run again for the presidency. Proving she’s just another politician (which if it isn’t a dirty word, should be) and doesn’t believe in and wouldn’t do what she claims as her policies. She, like the rest, can be bought.

    • Agree: Realist, Mr. XYZ, Jett Rucker
    • Replies: @follyofwar
    , @Realist
  2. Franz says:

    “Thank you @HillaryClinton. You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long, have finally come out from behind the curtain. From the day I announced my candidacy, there has been a concerted campaign to destroy my reputation. We wondered who was behind it and why. Now we know — it was always you, through your proxies and powerful allies in the corporate media and war machine, afraid of the threat I pose.”

    Nice stuff.

    Joe McCarthy is long dead but the new version sounds about the same.

    I doubt Tulsi has a future in politics now. She won’t help the mad bombers, which is now everyone with money. If she was sincere this is sad.

    • Replies: @RWS
  3. polistra says:

    Bernie, Trump, Tulsi, are all Pied Pipers. Their job is to lead a group of followers off into the sunset and out of politics. The ideal election has only one voter: Hillary. We’re getting closer and closer to the ideal election.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @journey80
  4. Whatever sympathy or respect I had for her evaporated the moment she endorsed Biden, thereby proving that when push came to shove, it was Team Establishment all the way.

    Add her name to the list of sell outs that includes, but is not limited to, Trump and Sanders.

  5. @Sherlockohms

    Tulsi’s thousands of ardent supporters (I was a small contributor) were heartbroken, not so much because she dropped out of the race, but because she threw her support to warmonger Joe Biden.

    YouTuber Jimmy Dore had promoted Tulsi’s campaign for months, and, per his recent interview with her, clearly felt betrayed. Tulsi’s weak justification was that she had promised to support whoever the democrat nominee was, and it’s clear it will be Joe Biden.

    But was Tulsi perhaps too hasty? A woman just went public claiming that, in the ’90’s, Biden, who was her boss, summoned her over in private and did more than just “grab her by the p***y.” A rape was only prevented when she was able to pull away. Perhaps more such incidents will come forth as the dems are panicking over the prospect of a clearly senile man, getting worse by the day, being their standard bearer.

    So with Biden’s coronation in doubt, it would be sad poetic justice if the party turned to Hillary in its time of need. I’m not a betting man, but I don’t think it’s out of the question. What will Tulsi do then, since she promised to support the nominee? If you go by the disgust from her former supporters, Tulsi may have ruined her political future, and is now seen as just another politician, not, as Giraldi calls her, “a genuine peace candidate.”

    • Replies: @GeeBee
    , @Kolya Krassotkin
  6. anon[230] • Disclaimer says:
    @polistra

    Bernie, Trump, Tulsi, are all Pied Pipers. Their job is to lead a group of followers off into the sunset and out of politics.

    No, Bernie, Chomsky and now clearly Tulsi are sheep dogs – herding the left wing Democrats to support the corporate warmonger Deep State traitors of the Democrat party like Joe Biden. If any of these were truly a threat to the Deep State corporate warmongers, they would be in jail like Assange or under constant attack like Trump.

  7. It’s hard to have much sympathy for a Hindu idolater who probably took her anti-war position out of a hope of differentiating herself from the rest of the Democratic field, and not out of genuine geostrategic conviction. She continues to serve as an errand girl for bankers in the Hawaiian National Guard. She’s clearly hoping for an important post in a Biden Administration. She didn’t fall on her sword; she took the easy way out.

  8. anonymous[400] • Disclaimer says:

    The statement of support for Biden is enough to turn one’s stomach. She could just have said that she pledged to support the party nominee and left it at that. To say that this narcissistic, stupid, reckless and demented war-lover is motivated by his love of the American people is an outright lie and she knows it. Very disappointing.
    All these claims that she, Trump and others are really Russian agents just boggles the mind. Apparently it’s believed that such claims have traction with the public, leading one to wonder about how dumb is your average American? They have a steady diet of mental pablum from birth onwards so not much can be expected. How many people visit UNZ as opposed to piffle celebrity websites? The Clintons are aging and slowly fading away but the evil they’ve done will live on for many years to come.

    • Replies: @Mustapha Mond
  9. She is a Democrat, and it’s how party loyalty works.

  10. RVBlake says:

    Biden is on a quest to bring our country together? Well, yes, the unity of those populations whose votes he most assiduously sucks after…Not those of European heritage whose decline in numbers he cheers.

  11. Tulip says:

    Does Tulsi believe Tara Reade?

    Why or why not?

    Can she continue to back Biden if she does?

  12. @Diversity Heretic

    I’ve always wondered how anti-war Tulsi truly is, since she’s made a career out of serving in the National Guard. She served two deployments, one in a medical unit in Iraq, and the second as a “Military Police platoon leader” in Kuwait (Wikipedia). That second one floored me.

    The NG does some good work from time to time, but they are a domestic vessel of the deep state, whose mission is to put down rebellions (remember Kent State?). A truly anti-war individual would not have put up with it and resigned, or never joined in the first place.

    • Replies: @Fuerchtegott
    , @Hibernian
  13. Antiwar7 says:

    I respected Gabbard until she endorsed Biden, a known, repeated, enthusiastic warmonger. I view Biden and his ilk as morally and legally responsible for the many needless deaths and injuries their warmaking has caused. I don’t care what Gabbard promised, there was no way she was required in any real sense to endorse him. As a soldier, she must know that soldiers are not required to follow illegal orders. She completely lost my respect and support. I regret the money I donated to her campaign.

    • Agree: follyofwar
    • Replies: @Kim
  14. The elites demand a tool they can control in the role of a President. The DNC delivers.

    That’s all you need to know about the Democratic Party’s presidential nominating process.

    • Replies: @SaneClownPosse
  15. Saggy says: • Website

    I was on Tulsi’s mailing list as I contributed a few $$$, and the email announcing her withdrawal included this line ….

    After the terrorist attack by al-Qaeda on our country on 9/11, we stood together as Americans, motivated to serve, marshaling our forces to defeat our common enemy.

    What complete idiocy !

  16. mr meener says:

    I am glad the white hating hindu street shitter has been exposed

  17. If nothing else, you should thank her for sinking Kamala like the Lusitania.

    • Replies: @mr meener
  18. @Saggy

    Yup. One thing that long bothered me about Tulsi is that she treated the ‘War on Terror’ as something real and never questioned the 9/11 psy-op. That right there made me just a little suspicious of her. The other thing was when she tried to have it both ways on BDS: https://mondoweiss.net/2019/08/gabbard-condemn-cosponsor/

    For those two reasons, I suspect she’s not quite the ‘peace’ candidate that she claims to be. Still, if given the chance, I would have voted for her just to find out.

    • Replies: @Antiwar7
    , @Realist
  19. mr meener says:
    @Cool Daddy Jimbo

    LOL tulsi and somolia harris can both go to hell

  20. ‘Gabbard is admittedly a somewhat controversial figure…”

    Not to independent-minded folk, which is what Americans likes to think they are.

    She is the real thing.

    But America isn’t looking for the real thing.

    It is looking for confirmation of the same old crap.

    • Replies: @Nodwink
  21. Kali Ma says:

    Tuisi is kryptonite to the media because the neocons have declared her so. That is why we got this from Jacob Wohl after Tulsi declared her candidacy last year:

    Everyone in the pro-Israel lobby (myself included) is already talking about how to make sure that Tulsi Gabbard’s campaign is over before it even gets off the ground — If you’re going to bet on a Dem candidate, look elsewhere.

    But reality is not controlled by the neocons, they wish. This explains recent events with Tulsi: Tulsi Gabbard: The End Times

    The Clintons are of course neocons. It wasn’t just them though, the neocons rule over mainstream and even progressive media since their owners are neocons. So it wasn’t just the MSM, it was also people like TYT and their crowd, Jacobin and their crowd, others like them also attacked Tulsi. Even the Intercept did a number of hit pieces. And it isn’t just neocons, media people connected to Al-Jazeera and Pakistan also ran hit pieces based on her being a yogi. They smeared her as a Hindu nationalist, which is like insane, but it brought out a ton of Hinduphobia out into the open from American “progressive” media. Which was interesting to see because it showed the extent of the Islamist lobby’s influence over them.

  22. Franz says:
    @Saggy

    I was on Tulsi’s mailing list as I contributed a few $$$

    Just like I was on Pat Buchanan’s in the 90s.

    You got to give them one last chance. Always. After you tell the Big Parties to go take a hike, you have to at least consider some small voice is telling the truth. Till they prove their no better than the megaphones.

    Tulsi, like Pat before her, proved it. It’s better to try at least once, for your own sake, than to just up and say the hell with it.

    But then it hits home: If I know their name and if they get ANY kind of press, they have to be dirty. The certainty you now have is worth whatever $$$ you donated, just like with Pat & me.

  23. @Longfisher

    “The elites demand a tool they can control in the role of a President. The DNC delivers.”

    The RNC is no different. It’s billionaires (and trillionaire families) controlling both parties.

    The choice is between Koch Brothers or Soros.

    Two central political parties, neither of which represent the People. America is twice the USSR and the CPSU.

  24. Clinton knives reach far.
    Just ask Vince, dragged through the leaves.
    Covered Gab with tar.

  25. nickels says:

    Tulsi toe’ing the party line just proves that all democrats care about is sodomy, abortion and the corporate reign of divide and conquer known as identity politics.
    Sanders is no different and will fall right into line like the rest.

  26. When the Russians shut down the USSR we should have shut down 4/5 of the Pentagon and invited Russia into NATO. When we chased the Russians out of Afghanistan, we should instead have supported their efforts. We should remember what President Eisenhower told us.

  27. @anonymous

    “The Clintons are aging and slowly fading away….”

    Can someone or something PLEASE speed up that much-needed process!

    Let’s hope and pray that Pill and Hitlery have an absolute SHIT-LOAD of juicy ACE-2 receptor sites in their evil little lungs for lots of Covid-19 to assault mercilessly…….

    • Agree: Kolya Krassotkin
  28. Kim says:
    @Antiwar7

    I was shocked, shocked I tell you, to find that there was gambling going on.

  29. Antiwar7 says:
    @Digital Samizdat

    You’re right—she treated the war on terror as a real thing, and she supported it. Plus, she joined the US military—that immoral force for bad—and stayed in it. But she was more anti-war-of-choice than the other Democratic candidates for US president, and she said some good antiwar things in public, so that’s why I formerly supported her.

  30. joe2.5 says:

    Even though unbelievably correct as to policy, Gabbard always had a no-no point against her: her running as a Democrat. That is always unacceptable and predicts disaster — even, and especially, when the candidate wins!

    Just a question of principle: no one running for either wing of the Single Party can ever be supported. Period. Whoever doesn’t get such a simple and obvious thing must have a major handicap in either the emotions or the reasoning department.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  31. Biff says:

    HillaryClinton. You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long

    Anyone with the fortitude to nail the nastiest windbag on the planet to the wall earns my respect.
    The rest is just details…

    • Agree: Iris
  32. onebornfree says: • Website

    I couldn’t believe the number of people here and elsewhere who were fooled by Gabbard, a CFR member for chrissakes!

    But then again, that experience of disbelief about how easily fooled many were concerning Gabbard has now been totally eclipsed by the spectacle of the number of idiots being fooled by this whole cv-19 pandemic horseshit.

    Both sad, and terrifying. Once a slave, always a slave, I guess.

    And so it goes…..

    Regards, onebornfree

    ” You keep dreaming that government will make you free…”:

  33. Nodwink says:
    @John Chuckman

    She’s not “the real thing.” Tulsi is just another opportunist. There are no heroes in American politics.

    • Agree: Realist
  34. anonymous[245] • Disclaimer says:
    @joe2.5

    “Just a question of principle: no one running for either wing of the Single Party can ever be supported. Period. Whoever doesn’t get such a simple and obvious thing must have a major handicap in either the emotions or the reasoning department.”

    Very well said. I quit voting altogether years ago, but your principle is also the way to help people who can’t give it up meaningfully register dissent.

    It is saddening to see, even on a website like this, people putting their hopes in the next Most Important Election Ever and rationalizing Red v Blue politics so they don’t “waste my vote.”

    • Agree: Realist
  35. I’m not exactly optimistic, but wouldnt it be excellent if Tulsi did win some millions off Clinton ? (Yes sure HC can afford it, but still it would be a positive in so many ways).

  36. journey80 says:
    @polistra

    I’d say we have the one-candidate ideal DNC “election” now. Since Joe Biden’s entire political career has been in service of the polar opposite of everything Tulsi has fought for so bravely, I’d say her endorsement is evidence of something other than a desire to unite the party. None of her supporters will work for Joe Biden, or his likely last-minute replacement, Hillary Clinton. I think she was threatened and she is lucky to be alive.

    I wish her well; I wish she, Bernie, and Dennis Kucinich would start a second party. But there’s always the mystery plane crash or the three-bullets-to-the-back-of the head suicide or the not-mugging mugging in the future of people who piss off the Clintons.

    I salute her courage – but I find her endorsement of Biden terrifying evidence of what the Clinton DNC is capable of.

  37. Realist says:
    @Sherlockohms

    Gabbard should have run as a third party candidate…that way she would be isolated from the direct influence of the Deep State.

  38. Realist says:

    In the suit, she describes Hillary as “a cutthroat politician by any account” and claims that the former Secretary of State has been working to destroy Gabbard’s presidential campaign as payback for 2016. May Tulsi prevail. And one has to hope that we all have heard the last of the Clintons.

    Neither will occur.

  39. @follyofwar

    “War is the continuation of politics by other means.”

    by a man to precious to waste on Angloid minds

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  40. Realist says:
    @Digital Samizdat

    One thing that long bothered me about Tulsi is that she treated the ‘War on Terror’ as something real and never questioned the 9/11 psy-op.

    I always question the intelligence of anyone who joins the military…when our country is not being invaded.

  41. For any sharp politician Tulsi could be invaluable as assassination insurance. She’s way better than Spiro Agnew because instead of being a mere helpless clown, she’s effective and inimical to the war machine. CIA would have to whack her first before they put Biden in the home. It would be quite obvious what’s going on, even for people who are stupid enough to vote.

  42. Jimmy Dore interviewed the brilliant progressive Matt Stoller about the recent corrupt stimulus bill where workers got 10% of the money and Wall Street got the rest. He says most leftists are stupid, says Bernie Sanders is lazy and spineless, and states Biden is corrupt. This explains why Tulsi Gabbard did so poorly.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    , @SND
  43. TGD says:

    The mass exodus of democratic presidential candidates happened abruptly after “super Tuesday.” Who engineered that?

    Jim Clyburn, the black South Carolina congressman, recorded messages that were “robocalled” to blacks and other minorities in the super Tuesday states. That did the trick: a massive victory for Joe Biden. He’d hadn’t won a primary before then.

    Who encouraged Clyburn to record the messages and who paid for the robocalls? You find that out and you will know who is pulling the strings behind the curtain.

  44. Hibernian says:
    @follyofwar

    She served two deployments, one in a medical unit in Iraq, and the second as a “Military Police platoon leader” in Kuwait (Wikipedia). That second one floored me.

    Officers especially are expected to be flexible. A medic as an MP platoon leader seems odd; she was an enlisted trooper who went to OCS, and maybe she was commissioned as an MP.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  45. Hibernian says:
    @Fuerchtegott

    And politics is war by other means.

    • Agree: Fuerchtegott
  46. I am not even clear why a person like Tulsi would want to run in the United States.

    Perhaps it indicates an underlying level of naivete?

    Still some lingering belief in the high school civics class vision of American politics?

    Stuff about guys in frock coats pledging their sacred honor?

    Bringing good intentions to Washington is a bit like Jesus’s statement about throwing pearls before swine.

    I am not even sure what Tulsi was doing because her ability to change anything important is also about zero – even in the imaginary world of being president.

    The game is fixed. The stakes are so immense with just the military/security arm of the establishment burning through a trillion dollars a year.

    It virtually all exists to serve plutocrats and empire.

    None of those powerful people want a “change” candidate.

    The last president who actually thought he could challenge the American establishment left half his head on a street in Dallas.

  47. Hibernian says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    brilliant progressive

    Oxymoron alert.

    No, it wouldn’t be one if progressive truly meant one who favors measures which will truly lead to progress.

  48. @Realist

    Good points.

    There is likely a fair element of naivete in her makeup.

    Maybe that was part of her appeal, just not being another jaded, threadbare pol.

    Again, it is hard to understand why anyone like Tulsi would want to run unless there were naivete about the real workings of American government.

    • Replies: @Realist
  49. RodW says:
    @Realist

    Even as a Green voter and member of Greenpeace back in the day, I joined the Officer Training Corps just to learn how war is done. It’s very interesting to see how the military works from the inside, and the people who join and run it. At that time my country was at war with Argentina. If anyone had suggested I should go and fight someone beyond the shores of my country, I’d have happily shot them.

    I can’t speak for Gabbard, but joining your local militia isn’t necessarily contrary to an anti war ethos. Although I do think she’s ‘blotted her copybook’ on the Biden thing, and going to Iraq was surely dumb.

    • Replies: @Realist
  50. Realist says:
    @RodW

    …but joining your local militia isn’t necessarily contrary to an anti war ethos.

    I agree.

  51. Realist says:
    @John Chuckman

    Again, it is hard to understand why anyone like Tulsi would want to run unless there were naivete about the real workings of American government.

    Absolutely.

  52. Tulsi’s demise similar to ‘1984’—

    they made her love Big Brother.

    • Replies: @John Chuckman
  53. And one has to hope that we all have heard the last of the Clintons.

    Not likely … Hillary’s demon-spawn with Webb Hubble has political ambitions, a PE fund hubby with connections to plenty of deep pockets, and a couple decades to kill.

    • Replies: @John Chuckman
  54. @The Alarmist

    A bit over the top, but right in its drift.

    The Clintons are America’s Borgia family, only without the good taste in art and music.

    • Agree: SeekerofthePresence
  55. @SeekerofthePresence

    I sympathize with your perspective, but I think you are wrong here.

    Tulsi is just doing what all American politicians do.

    That’s why it’s so hopeless to expect solutions from from America’s existing political system.

    You might enjoy:

    https://chuckmanwordsincomments.wordpress.com/2018/07/22/john-chuckman-comment-how-american-politics-really-work-why-there-are-terrible-candidates-and-constant-wars-and-peoples-problems-are-ignored-why-heroes-like-julian-assange-are-persecuted-and-r/

    • Thanks: SeekerofthePresence
  56. She didn’t fall on her sword. She fell on her face.

    How cowardly. How stupid. How weak.

    Why would anyone who purports to want to be the President, act in this way??????

    Why?

    So you have Tulsi turning into a submissive slave girl. Yang crying like a 12 year old girl, Sanders letting any butch female jump the stage and rip the mike away from him while he cowers, then refuses to challenge the arrogant liar Warren on her utter lies?

    Then you have Biden spouting gobbledygook while he and his son and his brother provably have made millions stealing from other countries?

    Someday some person, it may be a woman, it may not, is going to NOT do any of the things these fools have done as detailed above in this comment.

    Until then, Trump will obviously win. And should win.

  57. SND says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    For the left to reexamine itself like this is, indeed, somewhat of a breakthrough. The guy ignores the postmodern age & declares respect for truth.

  58. GeeBee says:
    @follyofwar

    ‘ summoned her over in private and did more than just “grab her by the p***y.” ‘

    Can I be the only one who is astonished to see an ancient, affectionate term for a domestic cat disguised by asterisks? A ‘pussy’ is a cat. Why on earth should it be disguised? Of course, women have somehow co-opted this benign term into describing their private parts, no doubt in an attempt to parry the good, old-fashined Anglo-Saxon term alluded to by no less an illuminary of the English tongue than Shakespeare: ‘thought you meant I country matters’ (Hamlet) and ‘for so she makes her ‘C’s, her ‘U’s and [in other words ‘n’] her ‘T’s – and thus she makes her great ‘P’s (Malvolio in Twelfth Night). Yet these prissy affectations invariably end up impoverishing the English tongue.

    For goodness’ sake people. Next we shall be prevented from using ‘niggardly’ – Oh wait…

  59. George says:

    “So what do we know about Gabbard’s base? For one thing, it’s overwhelmingly male”

    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-we-know-about-tulsi-gabbards-base/

  60. eah says:

    The endorsement of Biden came as somewhat of a surprise as Bernie Sanders is closer to her philosophically, …

    Sanders is nearly 80 and just suffered a heart attack; how can anyone really endorse him?

    So actually, the fact she endorsed anyone is more the surprise: 1) strictly speaking, it wasn’t necessary; 2) as was emphasized here, the democratic establishment treated her like shit, and Biden is their clear choice as leading candidate heading toward the convention, so why do them any kind of favor?

    Besides, Biden is rather clearly suffering from dementia, and appears to be a kind of faux or proxy candidate, to be replaced by some mystery meat nominee at the convention, one chosen by the aforementioned democratic establishment (make your own best guess) — why play any part in corrupting the electoral process that way?

    Gabbard should have passed on the endorsement.

  61. One by one, everyone decent is driven out of our political life. Pat Buchanan, Bob Dole, Mike Huckabee, Bernie Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard…they’ve nothing in common except that they were all decent people.

    A people gets the leaders it deserves.

  62. She seemed like the most decent presidential candidate since Eugene McCarthy (or maybe Pat Buchanan).

    But the (((shysters))) got to her (if she had any decency to begin with).

  63. @Realist

    Actually our country is being invaded, big time, which is precisely what a military is supposed to prevent.

    So what is “our” military doing?

    Invading lots of other countries, as dictated by Israel lobby billionaire war criminals.

    • Replies: @Realist
  64. Realist says:
    @Pat Kittle

    Actually our country is being invaded, big time, which is precisely what a military is supposed to prevent.

    If you mean…invaded on our southern border…I very much agree.

    • Replies: @Tlotsi
  65. Tlotsi says:
    @Realist

    Invaded on our northern border, too. Canadians are even worse than Mexicans, like Yankees on steroids.

  66. 66 comments in, and a Control-F reveals not one hit for the word “immigration” in the article or the comments, which is of course no surprise when Gabbard’s fanboys take a break from their fapping to her soft-7 appeal to convey their support and admiration.

    Gabbard was and is an unabashed supporter of unfettered 3rd world immigration into the US. Considering this issue is the single greatest concern to the the future of the US, her lip service to non-intervention is moot. Foreign policy is secondary to domestic policy. And Gabbard’s domestic policy prioritizes replacing people of European descent with people incompatible with Western society and governance.

    • Replies: @Pat Kittle
  67. @Hibernian

    I’m a veteran myself, and have nothing against MPs mind you, but Tulsi’s being an MP in Kuwait surprised me because I’ve never read that reported of her. Being antiwar fits in well with her being a medic tending to the fallen, but MPs do not enjoy the same image. I think Tulsi has been pushing a somewhat spurious narrative of herself, which has now been exposed by her endorsement of Biden.

  68. USSA says:

    Antiwar is not enough anymore.

    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2020/03/28/the-pandemics-toll-on-federalism/

    Midlantica is the next US successor state after California, thanks to COVID-19. We should not lift a finger for any prospective candidate unless they know the international law of self-determination of peoples, because to thrive we’re got to rip the USA apart. The USA is the real disease.

    • Replies: @Pat Kittle
  69. hetro says:

    It’s difficult for me to see how anyone running within one of the two wings of the vulture can be taken seriously. Tulsi has been inconsistent, glib, unclear, romanticized throughout this election season.

    Obviously–and how long has it now been obvious–a third party needs to rise up and storm through the populace with if nothing else CHANGE as the major platform, and more specifically change to control the neoliberal takeover since the 90’s and PNAC etc. etc.

    But what we find again and again, is oh no, we can’t do third party, look at Jill Stein, Nader, etc. etc. as though nothing has changed in the electorate to welcome somebody with a serious challenge, and one that does not include the obligatory “Well, anyway, I’ll support the candidate even if it’s a moron like Biden.”

    Let a third party rise at this time (as with now in covid-gate, as is being suggested) and scream out ENOUGH OF THIS SHIT!!

    But, no, we can’t do third parties, got to stick with the totally corrupt system we now have . . . Of course a third party would need a charismatic leader, willing to get shot.

  70. @USSA

    The USA is the real disease.

    Israel (& its lobby) is the real disease.

    That is so well documented right here at the Unz Report that I won’t waste time reciting the reams of evidence — of which you are well aware.

  71. @MikeatMikedotMike

    66 comments in, and a Control-F reveals not one hit for the word “immigration” in the article or the comments…

    If you’d have read the previous 3 comments (#63-65), you’d know they deal directly with immigration. Merely doing a search with one keyword won’t necessarily reveal all relevant results.

    You are right, “Gabbard was and is an unabashed supporter of unfettered 3rd world immigration…”

    But you are wrong in claiming “Foreign policy is secondary to domestic policy.” Israel lobby parasites lethally infect both. Without (((them))) we would not have open borders for the US, and US taxpayer-funded colossal border walls for the Terrorist Theocracy of Israel. With (((them))) we are the world’s most (heavily-armed) unwelcome immigrants in other countries.

  72. @follyofwar

    The obviously senile Biden was advanced only to knock out Sanders. Now that he’s done that, he’ll be stripped naked, his head shaved and quietly locked away in the attic to spend the remainder of his days gumming endless bowls of cold oat meal, leaving the field open for the lizard queen to slink out and be crowned at a brokered Democrat convention this Summer.

    • Replies: @John Chuckman
  73. @Kolya Krassotkin

    I’m guessing by “lizard queen” you mean Hillary?

    I suppose that particular scenario is possible.

    She has been acting at the center of things against Bernie, and she and Bill are still mighty important money connections in the party.

    But I just think there is a weariness factor with her. 2016 deja vu.

    There are other female choices they could make.

  74. I suggested, playfully, the possibility once of choosing someone like Michelle Obama.

    Of course, she is completely unqualified, but she is extremely popular

    She ranks as the country’s most admired woman in polls.

    After George Bush and Donald Trump, I’m not sure being unqualified can be an objection.

    The elites behind the throne do most of the work and make the really important decisions anyway.

    But the disease/economic/financial crisis has put a very different face on the election.

    They likely need to run the most deadly serious person they can come up with.

    That might well be Cuomo.

    It certainly is not Biden.

    Will there even be an election? This series of events has the potential to overturn almost everything that Americans believe and expect.

    A brave new world is on its way.

  75. @John Chuckman

    The former first lady with the best chance is not Hillary, but Michelle Obama!

  76. The (((house))) always wins.

    Kosher-certified El Trumpo versus Paddy Golem Biden was already scripted.

  77. @John Chuckman

    Hillary 2016 2020!

    Because it’s her turn. Again.

    (3’s a charm!)

  78. @Saggy

    I have to agree. I supported her too.

    You know, endorsing Creepy Joe is, uh, creepy, that wasn’t what really pissed me off.

    But saying “Joe Biden has a good heart” and “will bring the spirit of Aloha” goes way beyond the acceptable limits of political hyperbole. Think about statements and endorsements of politicians over the years. It’s 100% horse sh*t.

    I mean, this is the Aloha behind the Maidan, the big friend of Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Iraq of course (/sarc). “Anti-regime change wars”, my arse!

    I wonder what happened.

    • Replies: @RWS
  79. RWS says:
    @Franz

    She was sincere.

    As one who tried to aid her campaign, I can state that Tulsi is smart, capable, and willing to listen to other opinions — and even to be dissuaded from her own, given reason and evidence.

    She was the best candidate — not just the best woman — in the Democratic field. By pushing her out, the bosses of that party have yet again betrayed their responsibility to give us voters their finest.

  80. RWS says:
    @A. Non Y Mous

    Perhaps she just wearied of fighting both the Democratic party bosses and, finally, the bigotted American press in order to reach the American people. In the end, she threw in her towel and tried to make peace with those shadowy puppeteers. After all, she’d like to live a long and normal life.

    I can’t say that I know Tulsi well, so this is merely my sense of what may have happened. She has no real enthusiasm for creepy “Uncle Joe”, but at the end she is a good soldier.

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