Ice Breakers: Tulsi Gabbard v the Rest of Them

Politics are local. Get out there and get the vote out for Tulsi!

Soldier’s Heart v Rich Man’s Wars
WOC v White Savior Lady
Rebel v Revolutionary
Bad-Ass v Kick-Ass
By-And-For-The-People v All-American
The People’s Champion v Champions of Industry
FuckThisShit v FuckIt

I like that Pete is a vet. Brinksmanship of our current world leaders makes it all the more important for us to elect a leader who knows how to wage war. But Tulsi has even more military & national security experience than him, and her peacemaking skills make her all the better.

I have nothing nice to say about Warren. I used to think she was smart, but now I think she’s just smart enough to trick us into voting against our own interests. And her White Savior Complex is gross. Want to help elevate POC’s? Let’s put a WOC in the WH and get on with it.

I like that Bernie stands for change, but he goes too far. Tulsi is a rebel for the cause of the people. And when she says “the people” she means America. Bernie fights for the global proletariat. Not my cup of tea. I want a president who will save our country, not burn it down.

Biden is an excellent geopolitical strategist, and I have a lot of respect for the way he once stood up to the War Party. Tulsi was one of the courageous soldiers he spoke of here, and she is now the woman of courage who can & WILL finish what he started.

I like that Amy respects our freedoms & American values. And I like that Tulsi has spent her entire adult life literally defending and serving our country. Protecting our country, and preserving our constitution, isn’t just a job for Tulsi. It is her calling. #RestoreTheRepublic

Awful nice of the elite to step down from their Ivory Towers and deign to champion our causes. But… haven’t we learned our lesson, yet? Goodbye, Rich-and-Powerful. Bold-and-Beautiful is the new Presidential.

And… about Yang? I like Yang. He seems nice. Did you know he is in his 40’s? Yeah… I thought he was a lot younger. He seems like a lot of fun, but I’m really taking this election seriously, and I really think we need a grownup in the White House. 


On the subject of “dividing The Movement” and “weakening the fight against The Establishment”:

Which movement, and which establishment are people referring to? What is the mission of The Movement? I’m not confident that The Movement actually deals with issues most important to me, and I’m not on board with them.

I stand with Tulsi against the War Party. The fact that many of The Movement’s objectives conflict with Tulsi’s cause against the War Party is very telling to me. Tulsicrats and Berners are not fighting the same fight. We want some of the same things, but why and how we get them matters.

This “unity” thing tells people that the fight against the establishment is too important to be picky about who we vote for. They tell us that Tulsi and Bernie are fighting for and against the same things. They tell us that our best chance at winning is to unite behind the candidate with the strongest numbers. Namely, Bernie. They tell us that the best way to support Tulsi’s fight, is to throw her supposedly meager troops in with his.

Their message is working:

But they could not be more wrong. It is time to unblur the lines. Contrary to what BernOuts want people to believe, Tulsi is not a socialist and she is not advocating for the same policies as the “progressive” movement is.


Tulsi and BS are both fighting for healthcare reform. But I’m not convinced that Bernie’s plan is the best way to do it. He’s more concerned with using healthcare issues to persuade people against capitalism. While Tulsi’s healthcare reform is actually about giving us better healthcare.

Tulsi and BS are both fighting for the environment. But I’m not convinced that Bernie’s plan is the best way. He’s more concerned with using climate panic to trigger system change. While Tusli’s measures are actually about clean air, clean water, clean soil, clean food, and clean energy.

Tulsi and BS are both fighting “the Establishment”. But I’m not convinced that Bernie’s is the best way. She wants to end the War Party’s grip on politics. His way would hand total control of our country to a managerial class, run by the same fricken people. 😠

Tulsi and BS are both fighting for Peace. But how they each define Peace matters a lot. Tulsi wants to end the War Party’s habit of starting wars. While Bernie is cool with starting shit around the world, as long as we do it covertly, especially if it helps the global proletariat. 😡

Tulsi and BS are both fighting to make life better for us. But I am not confident that Bernie’s is the best way. There is no prosperity without peace. His interventionist tendencies, and habit of falling for the lies of “humanitarian” war will keep us in a perpetual state of war.

Throwing our support behind BS is not our best chance to win. Joining The Movement that backs him would be the best way to lose. #iLikeBernie‘s promise to make our lives better, but #iStandWithTulsi for #PeaceAndProsperity, because she is #TheRealDeal.

What’s more… Bernie can’t defeat Trump without Tulsi (either as VP or the promise of her being his Secretary of State). This is because Bernie is half-the-man he used to be. He can’t do it without her, because SHE is the real winner here. We only win, if #TulsiWins.

#iStandWithTulsi #TheRealDeal #WinWithTulsi

Tulsi Gabbard is Radioactive

James Scaminaci III recently commented on Twitter that, “Nobody, save Naomi Allen, takes Gabbard seriously.” He couldn’t be more wrong. Some of the most respected voices in US foreign policy are taking Tulsi Gabbard seriously. People like, Robert Kennedy Jr.

David Bromwich (Sterling Professor of English at Yale University) recently praised Tulsi for criticizing US hegemony, and described her in his latest book, American Breakdown: The Trump Years and How They Befell Us, as the only person on Capital Hill who genuinely wants to (and could) end regime change wars.

She is also taken seriously enough to serve on the Council of Advisors for the Center for the Study of Statesmanship at Catholic University of America, alongside Andrew Bacevich (Professor Emeritus of International Relations and History at Boston University), who recently commented that Tulsi holds important and legitimate views on US foreign policy.

Professor Bacevich is right about something else: Tulsi Gabbard has become a bit radioactive, and speaking well of her is the quickest way to get yourself blacklisted in political circles. He would know about such things. And so would Professor Bromwich. As critics of US foreign policy, they’re both a bit radioactive themselves.

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President Trump’s Secretary of Defense threatens pre-emptive measures, to force Iran to “behave like a normal country”.

In an interview with Fox News this morning, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that our current goal in the Middle East is to deter Iranian bad behavior, and to get them to “behave like a normal country”. He expanded, saying that this means:

  • Ending their nuclear program.
  • Ending their long range ballistic missile program.
  • The stopping of hostage taking.
  • Ending their malign behavior, which includes: Inspiring terrorist groups, resourcing and directing them, all the way from Africa, across the middle east, and into Afghanistan.

Esper added that options for fulfilling this mission would include pre-emptive measures.

The announcement comes two days after Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard warned (via Twitter) that President Trump’s foreign policy is taking us deeper into “mid-east quagmire”.

“The problems created by Trump’s impulsive, erratic military action/foreign policy are again on display, this time in Iraq. Trump’s military strike against Iranian militia was impulsive, short-sighted, and lacked strategic purpose. It has led to our embassy being besieged and undermined our relationship with the Iraqi government and people. Serving the interests of Saudi Arabia and Jihadists like AQ, Trump is taking us deeper and deeper into mid-east quagmire. As president, I will end our servitude to Saudi/AQ and will provide the experience & sober, thoughtful, strategic leadership to the job of commander-in-chief that our country so badly needs.” — Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi has long criticized President Trump for behaving like “Saudi Arabia’s bitch”, and a recent PBS investigation revealed that Trump and Mohammed bin Salman struck a deal in early 2017, for the US to help Saudi Arabia defeat Iran.

Adam Carolla predicts victory for Tulsi Gabbard

Adam Carolla says that authenticity and dignity is what voters are looking for, and predicts that congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is who will win over America in 2020. The comedian predicted Trump’s rise in politics 8 years before he was elected.

I’m predicting the same… but first, people will need to see past the Clintonian dirty tricks, and they’ll need to stop flirting with demagoguery. Seriously, man… why do people think that the best way to overcome Trumpism is to come up with a left-wing version of it?

Loud mouthed haole calls for Tulsi Gabbard’s resignation

DailyKos continues to push this silly narrative about Tulsi being the most disliked candidate… so disliked that people from her home state are calling for her to resign from congress. People like… Neil Abercrombie.

But Neil’s opinion means very little in Hawaii. In fact, being dissed by that loud mouthed haole (white man) who got voted out of office after he commercialized public lands and tried to slash pension funds, and who recently supported the Mauna Kea telescope project, may make her even more popular with Hawaii voters.

By the way:

Despite reports about her waning support, December was the congresswoman’s best month for fundraising.

And official roll call records show that among legislators currently on the campaign trail, Tulsi Gabbard and Amy Klobuchar missed the least percentage of votes in 2019.

Tulsi 2020 Yard Signs Defaced in NH

Tulsi 2020 yard signs are being tagged with soviet symbols in New Hampshire, and Michael Tracey is asking for tips about who may be responsible. I think it may be Trump supporters… since MAGA has been working hard at trying to convince people that she’s a radical socialist.

ICYMI: 1/1/2020 Round Up.

I’ve been suspended from Twitter based on “suspicious activity”, and will have to jump through a few hoops to regain access to my account. In the meantime, here’s what has caught my eye on social media lately:

While covering her recent remarks impeachment, Fox News falsely announced that Tulsi Gabbard dropped out of the presidential race.

Tulsi’s latest criticisms of the political circus included a warning that Dems are jeopardizing their control of the house.

Prominent MAGA operatives are growing increasingly annoyed with the positive coverage Tulsi is starting to get.

Yang Gang crashed Tulsi Gabbard’s New Years Eve event. They claimed they meant “no disrespect” and are hoping for a Tulsi-Yang ticket.

Tulsi wrapped up 2019 with a rebuke of Trump’s MENA policy.

… and started out the new year surfing winter waves in New Hampshire.

Lessons to be learned from the Armenian genocide.

The House just passed a historic resolution co-sponsored by Tulsi Gabbard, recognizing the Armenian genocide. It’s such a shame that she was called away for National Guard service and wasn’t in DC for this vote. But while preparing for duty, she sent out a message warning about a revival of what led to the Armenian genocide to begin with.

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Many are reporting this as “a blow to Erdogan” as if it was done just to spite him. But this issue about so much more, and it is something that Tulsi has put a lot of her heart into.

Tulsi is endorsed by USA Armenian Life Magazine, for all the work she has done for the people of Armenia and other countries that were devastated by the extremism of the Ottoman Empire.

How Tulsi Gabbard Wound Up Blacklisted By Azerbaijan

The Central Asian country called a trip by the Hawaii representative and other members of Congress to Armenia and Artsakh a “provocation.” Read more about how Tulsi Gabbard snuck into a warzone to learn the truth.

Lessons learned from the Armenian genocide.

In a statement released on September 27th (2017), Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard called the United States’ lack of formal recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide “unconscionable”. Read more about her call for diplomatic resolution to the ongoing conflict of the Republic’s independence.

Passing House Resolution 220 would have been a critical piece of legislation in her multi-faceted approach to achieving peace, improving our relationships with other countries, fostering economic opportunities for the future, and sharing the aloha spirit with people around the world.

It resolved: That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States, in seeking to prevent war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide against Christians, Yezidis, Muslims, Kurds, and other vulnerable religious and ethnic groups in the Middle East, should draw upon relevant lessons of the United States Government, civil society, and humanitarian response to the Armenian Genocide, Seyfo, and the broader genocidal campaign by the Ottoman Empire against Armenians, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Syriacs, Greeks, Pontians and other Christians upon their biblical era homelands.

Legislation that was finally approved by Congress ( HR 296 ) focused on the Armenian genocide alone. It was also co-sponsored by Tulsi, and resolved to: Commemorate the Armenian Genocide through official recognition and remembrance; reject efforts to enlist, engage, or otherwise associate the United States Government with denial of the Armenian Genocide or any other genocide; and encourage education and public understanding of the facts of the Armenian Genocide, including the United States role in the humanitarian relief effort, and the relevance of the Armenian Genocide to modern-day crimes against humanity.

When she returned to DC, she called upon the Senate to pass a resolution of their own.