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Tue Jan 29, 2019, 04:10 PM

 

'Victim of religious bigotry': Tulsi Gabbard, 1st Hindu-American to run for US president

Democratic presidential aspirant Tulsi Gabbard has alleged that she had become a victim of “religious bigotry” and some media outlets were targeting her and accusing her supporters, who have Hindu names, of being Hindu nationalists.

Gabbard, the first Hindu elected to the US Congress, wrote an op-ed for the Religious News Services on Sunday, describing the campaign against her, supporters and donors as “profiling and targeting of Hindu Americans and ascribing to them motives without any basis”.

The 37-year-old had on January 11 announced that she would be running for the White House in 2020.

In the hard-hitting piece, Gabbard pointed out to the accusation against her of being a Hindu nationalist. “Tomorrow will it be Muslim or Jewish Americans? Japanese, Hispanic or African Americans?” she asked.

https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/victim-of-religious-bigotry-tulsi-gabbard-being-accused-of-being-a-hindu-nationalist/story-3z77NN0Q4eOuXBem5hwAwM.html

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Reply 'Victim of religious bigotry': Tulsi Gabbard, 1st Hindu-American to run for US president (Original post)
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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 04:14 PM

1. Ha!

She's a victim of her votes in Congress, historical positions on issues, pandering to the GOP - and prior record.


A tale of two Candidates - both have Indian mothers.

One is a good candidate and the other has David Duke's endorsement.

That's all any of us need to know!

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:03 PM

15. She is the only candidate running who identifies as a Hindu-American

 

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Response to oberliner (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:27 PM

49. Kudos for her

It's good she broke away from the cult she grew up in! *whew*

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Response to oberliner (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 10:59 AM

130. Shes also (as far as I am aware) the only one who has heaped praise upon Narendra Modi

 

The vicious fascist and Hindu Nationalist Prime Minister of India.

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Response to liberalnarb (Reply #130)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 11:51 AM

132. Kamala Harris: "I welcome Indian PM @NarendraModi to the United States and reaffirm the unbreakable

 

I welcome Indian PM @NarendraModi to the United States and reaffirm the unbreakable bonds between our two nations.



Remarks With Vice President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Mr. Prime Minister, once again, welcome. It’s an honor to have you here. Secretary Kerry and I and along with President Obama enjoyed our dinner last night. We had a small dinner, where I think all of us thought it was a remarkable way in which Senator – and I said Senator – President Obama and the Prime Minister connected, each discussing what each of our countries faced and what needed to be done. It was really quite remarkable. I’ve been to many of these dinners, but I can’t think of any one that went as well. And Happy Navratri, Mr. Prime Minister. It’s good of you to honor us and visit us on – during this holy week. And the Prime Minister is fasting and we keep taking him to dinners and lunches. (Laughter.) And as we Catholics would say, that’s an occasion for sin, but we appreciate the fact he has spent so much time with us.

And it’s good to have a chance to come together to celebrate the relationship that has grown enormously over the past two decades. I don’t think it could have been said better than the way Secretary Kerry said it. This has always been the promise – the promise over the horizon. There was no reason why the oldest and the largest democracy should not be working together, but it’s been a promise and it’s always just been out of reach. But I think one of the reasons why it’s come into reach – it’s not just because of the Prime Minister, but because of the ways in which the different ethnicities, faces, faiths, tongues of both our proud nations have come together.

https://2009-2017.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2014/09/232342.htm

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Response to oberliner (Reply #132)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 12:49 PM

135. "(Modi) is a leader whose example and dedication to the people he serves should be an inspiration

 

...to elected officials everywhere" - Gabbard, 2014

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Response to liberalnarb (Reply #135)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 12:57 PM

136. "I was proud to welcome you (Modi) to the White House last fall. Your reputation preceded you."

 

"Mr. Prime Minister, your election -- and your strong personal commitment to the India-U.S. relationship -- gives us an opportunity to further energize these efforts. I was proud to welcome you to the White House last fall. Your reputation preceded you. As many of you know, in New York, the Prime Minister appeared in Madison Square Garden and was greeted like a Bollywood star. (Laughter.) And it was, I think, a signal of the deep friendship between our peoples as well as our close ties that we are working to expand even further."

- Obama, 2015

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Response to oberliner (Reply #136)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 01:06 PM

137. Gabbard also opposed the Iran Deal, voted to ban Syrian refugees, and has an odd fixation on the

 

phrase "radical Islamic terrorism".

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Response to liberalnarb (Reply #137)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 01:30 PM

138. She voted in favor of the Iran Deal

 

Here's what she said about the terminology you mention:

You know, I understand and appreciate the president's concern which is he doesn't want all Muslims to be cast with the same targeting or the same look at this handful of radical jihadists, and I agree with that. No one wants that to happen, but that's why I think it is important that we make the distinction between the vast majority of Muslims who are practicing their spiritual path, who appreciate and support a pluralistic society and government that's free, versus the small handful of people who like ISIS and al-Qaeda, who believe that unless you abide by their caliphate and their theocracy, you should be killed. And obviously that's something we need to be able to identify in order to defeat this threat.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #138)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 01:39 PM

140. I'd argue she's wrong. "Radical Islamic Terrorism" does cast a shadow on all Muslims as it

 

associates Islam with extremist terrorism. As for her ultimate vote in favor of the Iran Deal, I recommend this piece by Branko Marcetic at Jacobin

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Response to liberalnarb (Reply #140)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 04:35 PM

144. That is a reasonable point

 

I've seen that Jacobin article. The author is definitely not a fan of Gabbard's (and most other Democrats).

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Response to oberliner (Reply #144)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 05:03 PM

146. Maybe so, Jacobin is a magazine for Socialists, not necessarily Dems.

 

However, I agree with his suspicions of Gabbard. This is not to say that I wouldn't vote for her if she is the nominee. Hell, I'd vote for the ficus that Michael Moore ran for congress years ago.

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Response to liberalnarb (Reply #146)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 05:48 PM

147. It seems pretty unlikely that she will end up getting the nomination

 

Personally, I feel like Kamala Harris is going to be the one.

That said, I think all the Democrats who have announced so far would be good - Gabbard included.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #138)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 02:51 PM

141. Is "Michael Harriot someone whose garbage should be posted here"? Or not?

Is "Michael Harriot someone whose garbage should be posted here"? Or not?

Granted, like asking about someone's position on Syria, it's wholly irrelevant to the OP, but that seems to be a go-to for many of your own responses, so I thought I'd try it as well (though I won't pretend to rationalize it).

And now having done so, I see why you like it so much.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #141)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 04:40 PM

145. I don't think so

 

He seems awful to me and appears not to be a supporter of the Democratic Party and most Democrats.

Syria seems relevant to a discussion of Tulsi Gabbard since her views on that conflict are what many Democrats find to be most disagreeable about her. Or at least, one of the issues that most often comes up in discussing Gabbard is her views on Assad.

With that in mind, I am always curious to know what the general feeling is about how we should approach Assad, in particular, and the conflict in Syria overall.

Personally, I am not entirely sure what makes the most sense in terms of US involvement in Syria. Is Gabbard's position credible at all? Or is she completely off base? If she is completely off base, what would be a more credible position?

I would be very interested to hear your thoughts on that subject - or on Michael Harriot, if you'd like to share your opinions about him.

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Response to liberalnarb (Reply #135)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 09:04 PM

154. I will cut both Gabbard and Harris slack on Modi.

He started out on a pretty good footing visa 2014, even up to the last 3 years. But he has increasingly stirred up ethnic hatred in his country.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:11 PM

27. She's also a victim of pandering to murderous dictators and siding with Trump over Democrats

Poor Gabbard so victimized. .

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 08:45 PM

110. Tulsi Gabbard is not Indian, FYI

She's mostly white with some Samoan on her father's side.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #110)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 10:40 PM

114. Hey

If she wants to practice Hinduism - that's fine with me. The cult she was exposed to as a kid? Eh. No. Good for for finding a practice/philosophy that fits her beliefs.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #114)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 02:34 AM

155. I've never seen any indication that she broke her ties with the cult known as the Science

of Identity Foundation, have you? From what I read, she's still involved with Chris Butler's group.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 04:22 PM

2. She's a persecuted Victim-American.

I don’t care at all about her religious background. I do care that she met with Assad and trashed our allies in Syria.

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Response to Qutzupalotl (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:04 PM

16. What do you think the US ought to be doing in Syria?

 

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Response to oberliner (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:16 PM

28. Not handing it to Russia.

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Response to Qutzupalotl (Reply #28)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:24 PM

45. OK - but what do you think the US military role should be in Syria?

 

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Response to oberliner (Reply #45)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:25 PM

47. The larger question is why Gabbard acted unilaterally.

What I think about foreign policy is not relevant to her candidacy.

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Response to Qutzupalotl (Reply #47)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:35 PM

56. But do you have any opinion about what US policy should be with respect to Syria?

 

If so, I'd be curious to know what that opinion is.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #56)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:41 PM

58. Tell me why Gabbard acted unilaterally to undermine U.S. foreign policy

and I’ll give you my opinion on Syria. I don’t want to hijack your thread about Gabbard’s candidacy with something irrelevant like one citizen’s prescription for the region.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #56)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:51 PM

62. Why hijack your own thread? That person's opinion on Syria has no relevance to it.

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Response to brush (Reply #62)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 08:22 PM

109. Ding Ding

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Response to oberliner (Reply #45)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 08:04 PM

107. I think the US should not have given support to Qaeda-allied insurgents.

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Response to David__77 (Reply #107)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 04:44 AM

116. And once we did, we ought to have done more for the refugees we help create. nt

 

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Response to Qutzupalotl (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:31 PM

54. I don't care either

I don't know why the op seems to have a hang up about her being a Hindu.

To me - that's like the candidates race, gender, sexuality -

I'm not picking candidates on these things I don't care about.

If anything - I'm being an ageist this year. :chuckle;

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 04:24 PM

3. That makes two I won't support.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:02 PM

14. Who is the other one?

 

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 04:31 PM

4. Why Is Tulsi Gabbard Attacking Mazie Hirono?

The U.S. senator has wrongly been accused by her colleague from Hawaii of fomenting religious bigotry.

U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono, Democrat of Hawaii, is under attack.

She stands for women, both as a champion of a woman’s right to choose and as a defender of those who have been sexually assaulted; she fought Trump and the Republicans in defense of the Affordable Care Act, against the Muslim ban and the Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination. She is being attacked because she has become one of the most eloquent and effective voices of the values Indivisible Hawaii cherishes.

The attack comes not only from rightwing ideologues, it now comes from Hawaii’s own member of the House of Representatives, Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat who on Friday announced her candidacy for the presidency. Her article in The Hill accuses Democratic Party members of the Senate Judiciary Committee of “fomenting religious bigotry” and “weaponizing religion” during their questioning of nominee Brian Buescher to the U.S. District Court in Nebraska.

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Members of Indivisible Hawaii and other groups have visited Sen. Hirono’s offices, as well as those of the other members of Hawaii’s Congressional delegation, dozens of times since President Donald Trump’s Jan. 20, 2017, inauguration. We know firsthand that she has championed our beliefs because we have talked with her and her staff many times. We have followed her votes, watched her on television, read her Facebook Page and emails, and attended her town halls.

snip//

We witnessed what Gabbard did at, during, and after the Democratic Party Convention in 2016 to attack not Trump or the Republicans, but former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party. Since Trump’s election Gabbard’s silence in response to Trump’s efforts to dismantle the institutions of our democracy has been deafening and stands in stark contrast to Sen. Hirono’s forthright, clear and courageous actions to fight the racist, misogynist, and authoritarian actions of Trump and the GOP. The Hill article mimics her past behavior — why does she choose to do this again?

More..
https://www.civilbeat.org/2019/01/why-is-tulsi-gabbard-attacking-mazie-hirono/


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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:02 PM

13. She isn't

 

Here's the article in The Hill that this piece is referencing:

https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/religious-rights/424362-elected-leaders-who-weaponize-religion-are-playing-a

She does not mention Hirono.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:08 PM

19. Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard accuses fellow Democrats of 'religious bigotry' in questioning judicial..

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard accuses fellow Democrats of 'religious bigotry' in questioning judicial nominee

Hirono’s office responded Wednesday that Gabbard was mischaracterizing her questioning of Buescher, and that the senator was voicing her concerns about the nominee’s past public statements rather than his religion.

“It is unfortunate that Congresswoman Gabbard based her misguided opinion on the far-right wing manipulation of these straightforward questions,” Hirono spokesman Will Dempster said in a statement.

He added that over the past two years, Hirono “has been attacked by right wing ideologues for her examination of Donald Trump’s ideologically-driven nominees to the courts.”

“Senator Hirono asks all judicial nominees — particularly those who have expressed very strong personal ideological views in conflict with Supreme Court precedent — if they can be fair,” Dempster said. “She asked Mr. Buescher, who has a clear record of anti-choice activism, whether he could separate his personal beliefs from decisions he would make if confirmed for a lifetime appointment on the federal bench.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/hawaii-rep-tulsi-gabbard-accuses-fellow-democrats-of-religious-bigotry-in-questioning-judicial-nominee/2019/01/09/2c17ecdc-1467-11e9-90a8-136fa44b80ba_story.html?utm_term=.97039859a6e2

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Response to Cha (Reply #19)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:10 PM

101. Good Article

I love the Washington Post

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #101)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 08:55 PM

113. yes, and crickets from

you know who.

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Response to Cha (Reply #113)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 05:52 PM

148. Someone ran out of concern.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 04:59 AM

156. It was quite clear who she was accusing of religious bigotry because she referred to

the questioning at the Senate hearing, and that was done by Hirono and Harris.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 04:31 PM

5. You're busy today n/t

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 04:58 PM

8. Always busy promoting Democrats!

 

We have so many interesting ones who have already announced.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:08 PM

18. A "democrat" who bashes other Democrats

Her comments would get deleted in this forum.

One would say that she is a con, like Joe Lieberman.

Since this is the DU forum, I will refrain from saying that of course.

All actual Democrats shouldn't be bashed by members - that would be against forum rules.

I'll just continue to note her bashing of actual Democrats.



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Response to themaguffin (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:20 PM

37. Can you provide evidence of her bashing another Democrat?

 

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Response to oberliner (Reply #37)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:25 PM

46. Someone responded to my comment in one of your other tulsi threads noting whom she did it to

It really sounds like you have some research to do.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #37)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 04:59 AM

157. She bashed President Obama many times. nt

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Response to themaguffin (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 08:06 PM

108. She is an actual Democrat.

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Response to David__77 (Reply #108)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 12:12 PM

134. Sure.

Sigh.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:11 PM

25. Odd that. Only last week you stated emphatically there are too many candidates.

Which is certainly not promoting Democrats.

Convenience is as convenience does...

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #25)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:19 PM

34. In response to your question: "How many strong options are too many?"

 

I replied: "I think 5 or 6 really strong candidates would be ideal"

My reasoning being:

"It would allow for debates that give each candidate more time to speak and expand on their ideas. Possibly even lead to some more genuine sorts of interactions in the debates. When you get much larger than that, it feels like it's harder to keep the debates productive."

That said, I am intrigued by every candidate who has announced so far. They all bring something interesting to the table and I believe that we have many formidable choices already (I do think 5 or 6 would be ideal in terms of the debates, but I understand why so many people want to run).

Kamala Harris is my favorite so far.

How about you?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #34)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:22 PM

41. On what objective measure do you base that number?

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #41)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:28 PM

85. I was trying to think of the debates

 

It's hard to land on an exact number, but I thought that a group of 6 or 7 in a debate would allow for the most effective experience.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #85)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:47 PM

93. Once again, a premise lacking an objective foundation.

Which is really no premise at all... merely an unsupported editorial subject to the ever-changing vagaries and whims of convenience; much like saying "I think the sky ought not be blue."

Ultimately meaningless of course, but fun I suppose... for those who enjoy that sort of thing.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:49 PM

95. wut?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 08:45 PM

111. She just lost a number of folks from her campaign which is going nowhere. As for your previous

question about Syria...a good one. You don't meet with a butcher like Assad who uses poison gas on his own people.

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Tue Jan 29, 2019, 04:38 PM

6. Interesting. Still no.

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Tue Jan 29, 2019, 04:38 PM

7. Tulsi Gabbard is so fetch.

Isn't Tulsi Gabbard totally fetch?

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 04:58 PM

9. Is that a pejorative?

 

I don't understand what you are saying here.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:01 PM

11. Only the fetch know who else among them is fetch.

I'm afraid you are not fetch.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:09 PM

20. Stop trying to make - oh nevermind...

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Response to themaguffin (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:10 PM

23. LOL. nt

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:21 PM

38. Is this a post in support of Gabbard or in opposition?

 

Can you elaborate on what you are trying to say?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #38)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:01 PM

100. I'd say they're messing with you.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:20 PM

36. You are so streets-ahead!

"If you have to ask, you're streets behind..."

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:17 PM

30. FTR, Kamala Harris is fetch. She certainly isn't so fetch.

Harris ain't bitchin', either. Gabbard is bitchin'.

Not a fan of bitchin', also FTR.

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Response to OilemFirchen (Reply #30)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:26 PM

48. Yeah, I never got the whole "bitchin'" as a positive adjective thing.

Although, to its credit, it has happened.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #48)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:29 PM

51. Nobody is bitchin' anymore.

Except those who are actually bitchin'.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:50 PM

96. Gabbard is never gonna make fetch happen

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 04:59 PM

10. OMG another winner!

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:11 PM

26. ikr..



While Gabbard accuses Mazie Hirono and Kamala Harris of "religious bigotry"..

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard accuses fellow Democrats of 'religious bigotry' in questioning judicial nominee

Hirono’s office responded Wednesday that Gabbard was mischaracterizing her questioning of Buescher, and that the senator was voicing her concerns about the nominee’s past public statements rather than his religion.

“It is unfortunate that Congresswoman Gabbard based her misguided opinion on the far-right wing manipulation of these straightforward questions,” Hirono spokesman Will Dempster said in a statement.

He added that over the past two years, Hirono “has been attacked by right wing ideologues for her examination of Donald Trump’s ideologically-driven nominees to the courts.”

“Senator Hirono asks all judicial nominees — particularly those who have expressed very strong personal ideological views in conflict with Supreme Court precedent — if they can be fair,” Dempster said. “She asked Mr. Buescher, who has a clear record of anti-choice activism, whether he could separate his personal beliefs from decisions he would make if confirmed for a lifetime appointment on the federal bench.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/hawaii-rep-tulsi-gabbard-accuses-fellow-democrats-of-religious-bigotry-in-questioning-judicial-nominee/2019/01/09/2c17ecdc-1467-11e9-90a8-136fa44b80ba_story.html?utm_term=.97039859a6e2


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Response to Cha (Reply #26)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:03 PM

65. Yes, one of many unfortunate decisions Gabbard has made.

Perhaps she will "evolve" again.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #65)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:04 PM

66. Or not.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:22 PM

44. What are your thoughts on her?

 

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Response to oberliner (Reply #44)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:59 PM

63. ...

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #63)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:16 PM

75. What is the takeaway from this response?

 

I don't want to mischaracterize your position.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #75)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:17 PM

76. ...

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #76)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:21 PM

79. OK - I will leave it at that

 

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #63)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:27 PM

83. A very comprehensive response on your part

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Response to Hekate (Reply #83)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:27 PM

84. Yep, about all it warranted, I think.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:02 PM

12. I think we can safely say that almost no voters are aware that she's Hindu

Personally, I'm convinced that people have found other reasons not to like her...

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:10 PM

22. I didn't.

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And I try not to be ignorant.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:19 PM

35. agreed

There are a large number of reasons why not to support this candidate

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:21 PM

39. First I have heard of her religion - as a matter of fact I have no idea what religion

Elizabeth Warren, Sherrod Brown, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Bootigieg and so on and so forth including Howard effing Schultz are. Nor do I know what religion that Delaney character from Maryland was, nor Ron Merkely nor Jay Inslee.

I do now know that Tusli Gabbard is Hindu. I guess I do know what Bernie Sanders is.

See, someone's religion doesn't make a bit of difference to me unless they plan on being the bishop of America instead of president - like every fucking Republican.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:06 PM

17. This poster is hilarious. Finding the most awful garbage articles.

 

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Response to manor321 (Reply #17)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:21 PM

40. In what respect?

 

I don't understand what you mean. Can you elaborate?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #40)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:31 PM

53. This should help:

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Response to oberliner (Reply #40)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:46 PM

60. ?

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:09 PM

21. Bet!

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:10 PM

24. "Hindu Nationalist"

Is there such a thing? I thought it was a religion.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #24)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:22 PM

43. maybe the equivalent of christian nationalist. my best guess

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Response to Kurt V. (Reply #43)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 06:04 PM

150. Ah makes sense

Thanks

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #24)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:48 PM

61. India had hardcore Hindu nationalists before nationalism

Was 'cool'

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #24)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 08:48 PM

112. Hindu nationalists believe India is for Hindus only

much like white nationalists believe America is for whites only

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:17 PM

31. Wasn't big on her yesterday.

 

Now that I know her "religion" my opinion hasn't changed.

Sorry some might be calling her and her supporters "Hindu nationalists". First I have heard of it.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:18 PM

32. There are other reasons why Tulsi is not being supported by mainstream Democrats

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:18 PM

33. Tulsi Gabbard has a really tough life. She's the victim of just about everyone

And that's exactly who I want to represent me.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:28 PM

50. LOOK AT ME

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Response to JI7 (Reply #50)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:32 PM

55. ...

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Response to JI7 (Reply #50)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:41 PM

57. The source is from India

 

I would imagine some folks there are pretty excited about the prospect of a Hindu-American being elected POTUS.

Many are probably also rightfully upset and angered by bigotry that they see being directed towards Hinduism.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #57)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:05 PM

67. You think that criticism of Tulsi equals "bigotry towards Hinduism?" (nt)

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #67)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:14 PM

71. "my Republican opponent stated...that a Hindu should not be allowed to serve in the US Congress"

 

That kind of thing equals bigotry towards Hinduism.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #71)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:18 PM

77. I was talking about your response to J17.

There is an insinuation in some posts that any examination here on DU of Tulsi's positions that doesn't praise her is somehow due to her being a Hindu.

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #77)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:20 PM

78. In the article, she talks about the bigotry she has faced as a Hindu

 

She points to that experience as an example. I would think that a source like this one would be especially interested in that part of her story. Maybe I misunderstood what the "Look at Me" post meant.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #78)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:47 PM

92. I'm talking about your statements:

Many are probably also rightfully upset and angered by bigotry that they see being directed towards Hinduism.


Also reminds me of when Republicans honed in on Rev. Wright as a way of attacking Obama's religious beliefs.




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Response to oberliner (Reply #57)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:35 PM

89. The source is from an RSS-funded paper controlled by Modi

My God. You can do better than this.

2000 Muslims killed in Gujarat, Modi said nothing. Gabbard said nothing. Gabbard refused to back a measure calling on India to respect religious minorities. She backed the exact same language for Bangladesh.

Why are you doing the Hindu right wing's work for them?

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 05:45 PM

59. 60 comments and only 1 Rec

Bye Felicia

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Response to aeromanKC (Reply #59)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:08 PM

69. She definitely does not seem well-positioned to win any DU straw polls

 

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:01 PM

64. "Tulsi Gabbard once touted working for anti-gay group that backed conversion therapy"

Tulsi Gabbard once touted working for anti-gay group that backed conversion therapy

(CNN)Rep. Tulsi Gabbard in the early 2000s touted working for her father's anti-gay organization, which mobilized to pass a measure against same-sex marriage in Hawaii and promoted controversial conversion therapy.

Gabbard, a Democrat from Hawaii, said Friday in an interview with CNN's Van Jones that she will seek her party's nomination for president in 2020. Her past views and activism in opposition to LGBT rights in the late 90s and early 2000s, which put her out of step with most of the Democratic Party at the time, have come under more intense scrutiny since her announcement.
Although Gabbard's positions on LGBT rights have shifted dramatically in more recent years (she signed a 2013 amicus brief supporting Edith Windsor's challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act), the extent of Gabbard's past anti-gay activism has already drawn criticism from prominent Democrats and will likely be a major issue for her as she seeks the party's nomination.


https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/13/politics/kfile-tulsi-gabbard-lgbt/index.html

Definitely more recent than many "non-starters" for other Dem POTUS candidates for many progressives, as we have seen on DU. That might render her candidacy "flawed," but as always, we'll see what the primaries bring.



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Response to ehrnst (Reply #64)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:06 PM

68. She spoke about this recently

 

Tulsi Gabbard apologizes for past anti-LGBT rhetoric

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard apologized Thursday for "wrong" and "hurtful" statements she made years ago touting her work for an anti-gay group, saying in a series of posts to Twitter that "my views have changed significantly since then."

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/17/tulsi-gabbard-apology-lgbt-comments-1109541

A lot of folks have had to grow and evolve on this topic.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #68)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:29 PM

86. There were literally no elected Democrats behaving that way outside of

exceptionally conservative, mostly very old, officials. Her beliefs and behavior in regards to LGBT citizens was off the charts bigotry. Not only did she oppose marriage equality, which nearly all Democrats did in that era, she also opposed civil unions which very few did, wanted to amend both the US and Hawaiian constitutions to ban both marriage equality and civil unions (only Nelson of NE and Byrd of WV voted for the US amendment), and she called LGBT citizens who had the temerity to ask for even civil unions homosexual extremists, oh and she literally blamed bad press coverage on a LGBT cabal. This isn't evolution.

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Response to dsc (Reply #86)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:38 PM

90. Her record in Congress has been about as pro-LGBT as any other Democrat

 

From her website:

Tulsi has received the Human Rights Campaign endorsement and is continuing to work with partners at the federal, state, and local level to ensure all individuals are treated equally under the law regardless of race, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Tulsi is also a member of the Congressional LGBT Caucus.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #90)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:48 PM

94. Gee if it is on her website, then it must be true

that said, her record in Congress is of casting the correct votes (assuming that what she wrote here is true). Presidents lead and set the agenda, and frankly I don't trust her at all to lead on this issue.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #90)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:52 PM

97. Again...

This is far more recent than actions/beliefs of other Democratic POTUS candidates that were considered "non-starters" for "progressive" candidates.

In others, such evolution was referred to as "pandering," or "pivoting."

There is also her record of statements on Islam.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #90)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:33 PM

105. Six bills over six years.

Six bills over six years. Not sponsored by her. Not spear-headed by her. Merely signed onto by her.

I don't see that as a being a champion, but merely a cockerel pointing towards the most popular flavor of the week.

But I get your narrative. It's bemusing.

Chum also means pal!

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:09 PM

70. She is not being supported

 

because of her policies which are not in line with most Hindu beliefs.

She is a HINO (if I may coin a new acronym)

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:14 PM

72. Busy, busy, busy, oberliner. Tulsi was raised in an American cult & is Hindu in name only.

She's about as much a Democrat as I am Theresa May.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:15 PM

73. I like many of her positions and would support her if the nominee

Something just seems off about her though. I would first support Sanders, Warren and maybe Harris.

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Response to mvd (Reply #73)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:15 PM

74. I could see her possibly running on a ticket with Sanders

 

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Response to oberliner (Reply #74)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:58 PM

99. Ha!

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:22 PM

80. Methinks Tulsi Gabbard isn't the only one feeling oppressed

Poor oppressed people. We could start a support group I suppose.. Not that I really want to. It's a lot of effort.

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Response to MyNameGoesHere (Reply #80)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:24 PM

81. When someone says: "You don't belong in Congress because you are a Hindu" that's pretty oppressive

 

I am sure she has dealt with a lot.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:26 PM

82. With that unique qualification on her resume

I'll rate her chances right up there with Marianne Williamson

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:32 PM

87. I am honestly sick to death of hearing religiously inspired bigots

whine and cry when people have the temerity to point out just how bigoted they are.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:33 PM

88. Also the first RSS-funded candidate running for Congress

We can do without handing the White House to Narendra Modi.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #88)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 04:52 AM

117. Mahalo, Recursion

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:38 PM

91. Well.

Now *she* knows what it's like to be on the receiving end of hate, instead of her dishing my LGBT community.

Now *she* doesn't like it. Tough toenails for her... Stand up *straight* and enjoy it, honey; you've thrown enough shade on us for years of retribution.

And to Lady Karma, my sincere thanks and respect for yet another example of why I take the high road.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 06:54 PM

98. Aw.



There's more to it than that.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:14 PM

102. Alternatively,

is she the victim of her own positions and speech?

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:24 PM

103. Tulsi Gabbard campaign in disarray

This is a very interesting article https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/29/tulsi-gabbard-2020-election-1134055

Tulsi Gabbard’s presidential campaign hasn’t officially launched yet but it’s already melting down.

Two-and-a-half weeks after she told CNN she had decided to run for the White House—an announcement that even her own staff didn't know was coming, after weeks of debating the timing of the rollout—the 37-year-old congresswoman has struggled to contain the chaos.

Campaign manager Rania Batrice and Gabbard’s consulting firm Revolution Messaging are set to depart after this weekend’s official kickoff in Hawaii, two sources familiar with the situation told POLITICO. Gabbard is leaning on her sister, Vrindavan, to fill the void.

Meanwhile, the congresswoman is under fire back home after picking a fight with Sen. Mazie Hirono, and a prominent Democratic state lawmaker is already challenging Gabbard in next year’s congressional primary. That means she faces the possibility of losing the presidential race and her House seat as well.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:33 PM

104. "Tomorrow it will be Muslim or Jewish Americans....Hispanic or African Americans"

Tulsi, where have you been for the last 240 years? It HAS BEEN African Americans since they were brought here against their wills and then bred as slaves. It has been Jewish Americans since at least the KKK was founded in the 1800's. It has been Hispanic people since Texas was annexed. It has been Japanese from the before the internment of thousands during WWII. It has been Muslims since at least the 70's when they were exclusively labeled terrorists and especially since 9/11 or don't you remember Barak HUSSEIN Obama being smeared as a Muslim (like it is a bad thing) despite being a natural born Christian citizen.

I am not doubting that people are trying to disparage Americans who are Hindu. We have a tradition of doing that in this nation. It is just kind of silly to say that "they came for us first and no one said anything..." when those other groups have been targeted throughout US history.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 08:02 PM

106. I was only vaguely aware that she's Hindu.

But I'm not comfortable with her anti-LGBTQ past. I know she's changed her stance on marriage and she apologized, but it's taking me some time to get past.

I mean, she actively campaigned for measures that hurt people. She advocated conversion therapy. She characterized people as though they were malevolent predators just because of who they were. That's a long way to come back from, and that's her own doing.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 04:37 AM

115. BULLSHIT

and the worst thing about this is that there actually were hindus attacked and even killed in the US in hate crimes. they were done by right wing MAGA Trump supporters.

people the same poster defends by blaming their actions on black people.

reminds me of right wing trash who care nothing for children getting shot in schools and all the other mass shootings we have and are done by white males. but suddenly feel we need to attack little brown kids because of what some brown immigrant might do.



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Response to JI7 (Reply #115)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 06:12 AM

120. "my Republican opponent stated publicly that a Hindu should not be allowed to serve in Congress"

 

That sounds like straight up bigotry to me.

Also, can you explain what you mean by this comment:

"people the same poster defends by blaming their actions on black people."

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 04:56 AM

118. Geez I read here a few days ago she was a RWNJ Catholic

What the heck was that all about?

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 05:08 AM

119. Being an asshole does not qualify as a persecuted class.

It does goes a long way in gaining support from the troll army.

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Response to denbot (Reply #119)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 07:22 AM

123. What about being a Hindu?

 

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Response to GoneOffShore (Reply #121)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 07:22 AM

122. Where does that article say that she is trying to limit press freedom?

 

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 07:34 AM

124. It looks like she didn't tell her staff that she was announcing

Two-and-a-half weeks after the Hawaii Democrat told CNN she had decided to run for the White House—an announcement that even her own staff didn't know was coming, after weeks of debating the timing of the rollout—the 37-year-old congresswoman has struggled to contain the chaos.



https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/29/tulsi-gabbard-2020-election-1134055

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #124)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 07:43 AM

125. Yeah - pretty inauspicious start to the campaign

 

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Response to oberliner (Reply #125)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 09:11 AM

126. For any candidate. (nt)

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 09:12 AM

127. Cool Story, Bro , !

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Response to stonecutter357 (Reply #127)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 09:13 AM

128. I thought the article was interesting

 

But clearly there is a lot more to the story.

I appreciate the responses that have added more context.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 10:46 AM

129. Tulsi Gabbard's campaign already loses campaign manager, consultants

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 11:49 AM

131. Daily Beast, 01/15/19: "Why Conservative Media and the Far Right Love Tulsi Gabbard for President"

Gabbard has drawn praise from Steve Bannon, David Duke, Richard Spencer, & Tucker Carlson. Why? She is thoroughly unqualified ideologically to be a serious Democratic candidate for any office.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/why-conservative-media-and-the-far-right-love-tulsi-gabbard-for-president
Why Conservative Media and the Far Right Love Tulsi Gabbard for President
Maxwell Tani, Kelly Weill
The Daily Beast, 01.15.19

The latest Democratic candidate to enter the 2020 race has an unexpected base of support: The far right and conservative media.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), who announced her candidacy last Friday, has cultivated a fandom among the right by bashing fellow Democrats and espousing views that break with the party line.
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Since announcing her bid for the presidency, Gabbard has faced a torrent of criticism for some of her more eccentric politics, zeroing in on her equivocations on Assad and her past homophobic comments. And, in the process, she has earned one prominent defender: Tucker Carlson...the Fox News host argued that Gabbard had been unfairly maligned because of her deep skepticism about intervention in Syria and willingness to talk to Assad.
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Gabbard first became an in-demand Fox News guest in 2015 after she criticized Barack Obama’s unwillingness to use the label “radical Islamic terrorism.” Her media tour explaining that position earned her positively-tilted coverage in right-wing outlets like Breitbart and The Daily Caller—a trend that continued when she later expressed skepticism of Obama’s Iran nuclear deal.

One person with direct knowledge told The Daily Beast that in the wake of her Obama criticism of Obama, Gabbard became an increasingly requested guest for Fox News hosts and producers to appear on-air. They weren’t the only ones in television news who took notice: senior executives at Sinclair Broadcasting made appeals for Gabbard to appear on their networks after she rebuked Obama.

And her emergence as a left-wing Obama critic further put Gabbard on the map in conservative media.
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Steve Bannon, Trump’s former White House chief strategist, reportedly admired Gabbard’s foreign policy, and arranged a meeting with her and Trump shortly after his election. Bannon was reportedly considering Gabbard for an administration role, although no such job ever materialized.

“He loves Tulsi Gabbard. Loves her,” a person close to Bannon told The Hill at the time. “Wants to work with her on everything.” The person added that Gabbard “would fit perfectly too [inside the administration] … She gets the foreign policy stuff, the Islamic terrorism stuff.”
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Richard Spencer, a white nationalist and alleged domestic abuser who has called for “peaceful ethnic cleansing,” has tweeted multiple times in support of Gabbard. David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan leader and current racist, has also heaped praise upon her.

“Tulsi Gabbard is brave and the kind of person we need in the diplomatic corps,” Spencer tweeted in January 2017. “Tulsi Gabbard 2020,” he tweeted later that year.
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Response to VOX (Reply #131)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 11:53 AM

133. Conservative media is always trying to mess with Democratic primaries

 

Remember Rush Limbaugh and Operation Chaos?

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Response to VOX (Reply #131)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 01:38 PM

139. Yep

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 03:03 PM

142. Ironic given her longstanding views about Gay Americans...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #142)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 04:33 PM

143. Thankfully, she has evolved on that issue and is now a champion of LGBT rights

 

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Response to oberliner (Reply #143)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 07:05 PM

153. And then there's the whole Assad thing, which she isn't getting rid of

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 05:54 PM

149. Go Tulsi!!

I mean, Go Away!

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Response to Demonaut (Reply #149)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 06:33 PM

151. Her campaign definitely seems to be off to a rough start

 

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 06:36 PM

152. What is it with you and Tulsi? Are you related? No one here cares about her religion. She is not

Going to get any traction as a candidate. Get over it.

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