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Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:08 PM

Tulsi Gabbard Loses Campaign Manager, Consultants Weeks After Announcing 2020 Bid

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Tulsi Gabbard Loses Campaign Manager, Consultants Weeks After Announcing 2020 Bid
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Democratic lawmaker Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) has been abandoned by her campaign manager and consulting firm just two and a half weeks after declaring her presidential bid, Politico reports. Two sources told Politico that campaign manager Rania Batrice and the consulting firm Revolution Messaging will reportedly leave after the campaign officially kicks off this weekend. ďRania Batrice is a long-time advisor and friend and remains so,Ē a Gabbard spokesperson was quoted as saying. Batrice also spoke warmly of Gabbard, noting that ďitís been an honor to work with her over the last few years,Ē and ďI wish her all the best as she mounts her historic campaign.Ē The reported departures come weeks after a tumultuous campaign announcement, in which staffers reportedly worked through the holidays to prepare for an announcement that didnít materialize, and were later caught off guard when Gabbard declared her bid on CNNís The Van Jones Show. Politico notes that Gabbard also failed to visit key 2020 states after announcing her candidacy, and hadnít even signed off on a campaign video before throwing her hat in the ring. Things apparently donít look good for Gabbard on the home front, either: The congresswoman is facing backlash for sparring with Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and risks being primaried in her congressional district.

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Reply Tulsi Gabbard Loses Campaign Manager, Consultants Weeks After Announcing 2020 Bid (Original post)
babylonsister Jan 29 OP
democratisphere Jan 29 #1
NurseJackie Jan 29 #4
honest.abe Jan 29 #2
OilemFirchen Jan 29 #3
George II Jan 29 #44
hlthe2b Jan 29 #5
TheBlackAdder Jan 29 #52
Takket Jan 29 #6
Cha Jan 29 #15
Me. Jan 29 #33
Cha Jan 29 #39
Me. Jan 29 #43
Cha Jan 29 #46
WeekiWater Jan 29 #7
honest.abe Jan 29 #8
TheBlackAdder Jan 29 #54
Hekate Jan 29 #9
brush Jan 29 #11
FSogol Jan 29 #13
IronLionZion Jan 29 #14
BannonsLiver Jan 29 #17
BannonsLiver Jan 29 #20
FSogol Jan 29 #23
obamanut2012 Jan 29 #41
OliverQ Jan 30 #70
obamanut2012 Jan 29 #27
LisaM Jan 29 #28
grantcart Jan 29 #34
oberliner Jan 29 #36
Kingofalldems Jan 29 #37
oberliner Jan 29 #38
George II Jan 29 #45
Tarc Jan 29 #48
LiberalFighter Jan 29 #49
RhodeIslandOne Jan 29 #53
MrsCoffee Jan 29 #56
Quayblue Jan 29 #58
betsuni Jan 30 #68
Jarqui Jan 29 #10
guillaumeb Jan 29 #12
GulfCoast66 Jan 29 #24
obamanut2012 Jan 29 #30
hatrack Jan 29 #16
CentralMass Jan 29 #18
msongs Jan 29 #19
BannonsLiver Jan 29 #21
Cha Jan 29 #25
dalton99a Jan 29 #29
Cha Jan 29 #32
CentralMass Jan 29 #40
yardwork Jan 29 #51
mahina Jan 29 #57
pnwmom Jan 29 #61
Cha Jan 30 #67
Cha Jan 30 #64
MontanaMama Jan 29 #59
obamanut2012 Jan 29 #31
pnwmom Jan 29 #60
roscoeroscoe Jan 29 #22
oberliner Jan 29 #26
grantcart Jan 29 #35
BamaRefugee Jan 29 #42
tblue37 Jan 29 #47
oasis Jan 29 #50
ProudLib72 Jan 29 #55
pnwmom Jan 29 #63
ProudLib72 Jan 30 #65
Takket Jan 29 #62
Baltimike Jan 30 #66
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:10 PM

1. Sometimes you are finished before you start.

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:13 PM

4. That's a polite way of putting it.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:12 PM

2. Sounds like her campaign manager is smart enough to know when to abandon ship.

Tulsi.. not so much.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:13 PM

3. Losing Revolution Messaging...

is akin to pickers avoiding your trash 'cause you only have crap.

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Response to OilemFirchen (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 09:40 PM

44. Amazing analogy!



When Revolution Messaging doesn't want any part of the campaign, you know you have problems.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:14 PM

5. Once again..



We all know how this ends...

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 10:36 PM

52. Yeah, I'll take a pass. I think there's another rerun of The Orville playing somewhere.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:17 PM

6. Gabbard is one of those people that should have just kept flying under the radar

but she was too ambicious and it is probably going to ruin her political career.

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Response to Takket (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:48 PM

15. But Ego..

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Response to Cha (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 08:39 PM

33. It's For Her Own Good

Once they start going on about the cult she belongs to it will truly be 'bye Felicia'

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Response to Me. (Reply #33)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 08:56 PM

39. Wonder who thought it was a good idea to come

for Senators Mazie Hirono and Kamala Harris?

Or was that all TG?

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Response to Cha (Reply #39)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 09:40 PM

43. Not A Friend?



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Response to Me. (Reply #43)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 09:46 PM

46. TG's her own worst

enemy?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:25 PM

7. Breaking: Gabbard Picks Up New High Powered Campaign Manager...

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Response to WeekiWater (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:31 PM

8. LOL!!!

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Response to honest.abe (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 10:39 PM

54. Damn. I think he's the first one out of the 2020 Primary Pick Pool, even before the game started.

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Response to WeekiWater (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:35 PM

9. GMTA!

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Response to WeekiWater (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:36 PM

11. Hahahahahahahahaha!

Sure seems like it. You win the internet today.

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Response to WeekiWater (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:38 PM

13. DUzy!

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Response to WeekiWater (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:39 PM

14. OMG!

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Response to WeekiWater (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:53 PM

17. What a terrible joke

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Response to WeekiWater (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:59 PM

20. Here's a photo of the author of the Reuter's article

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 08:03 PM

23. Stop!

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 09:10 PM

41. lolololol

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #20)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 10:57 AM

70. Is that the Hamberdler?

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Response to WeekiWater (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 08:23 PM

27. lolololol

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Response to WeekiWater (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 08:23 PM

28. Bwa ha ha.

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Response to WeekiWater (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 08:39 PM

34. Snort

But to be fair you can't take your eyes off a car wreck

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Response to WeekiWater (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 08:47 PM

36. Kamala Harris is at the top of my list as of now

 

I also like all the other Democratic candidates so far (and some who have not yet announced).

Plenty of great options.

The key is to make sure we get a Democrat in the White House in 2020.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #36)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 08:49 PM

37. Wow! Did you see this?

Great news.


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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #37)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 08:52 PM

38. That is good news

 

Things are definitely trending our way polls-wise.

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Response to WeekiWater (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 09:42 PM

45. Oh my.

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Response to WeekiWater (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 09:52 PM

48. Well-played, sir


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Response to WeekiWater (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 09:54 PM

49. Before or after the breakup?

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Response to WeekiWater (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 10:37 PM

53. LOL

This morning too.

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Response to WeekiWater (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 10:48 PM

56. You owe me a keyboard!

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Response to WeekiWater (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 11:05 PM

58. ....

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Response to WeekiWater (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 01:52 AM

68. Heh.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:36 PM

10. Too many good candidates

A start like this will bury her.

It is a poor reflection on her planning, decision making, discipline and leadership.

Wanna see how it is done really well? look at Kamala Harris who secured her place at or near the top of the polls with how she rolled out her campaign. That was no accident. Good vision, strategy and planning. Great timing, media exposure and execution. Thought out marketing and message/speech. Great candidate discipline and delivery. They're probably still counting all the money that flowed into her campaign.

Meanwhile, Gabbard's campaign will hyperventilate on a shoestring budget and a rudderless direction ..

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:37 PM

12. Perhaps she was only practicing for 2024.

The next time, she will be ready.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 08:13 PM

24. Practicing to challenge a Democratic President?

Iím sure thatís it.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #24)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 08:28 PM

30. hahahahaha

true

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:50 PM

16. Womp womp!!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:56 PM

18. I'm not a Gabbard supporter but consdidering that she is a democrat, there seems to be a a lot of

negative posts about her..

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 07:57 PM

19. not the fault of posters if facts about her seem negative nt

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 08:01 PM

21. For good reason.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 08:16 PM

25. If you read what they are.. maybe you'll understand.. it's

all Gabbard's doing.




From OP..

The congresswoman is facing backlash for sparring with Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and risks being primaried in her congressional district.

Gabbard attacked Sen Mazie Hirono.. and she is going to be challenged in our District.

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Response to Cha (Reply #25)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 08:23 PM

29. +1

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #29)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 08:37 PM

32. Mahalo, dalton!

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Response to Cha (Reply #25)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 09:10 PM

40. It looks like she beat her republican challenger this last cycle with 77.4 % of the vote.

So we have mutiple people posting that they won't stand for anyone using the corporate dem moniker on certain candidates yet negatives post are made regulary against another who won her district with 77.4 % of the vote. Seem fair to me.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #40)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 10:35 PM

51. You should read up on Gabbard.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #40)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 10:57 PM

57. Kai Kahele is challenging her this time and he is very likely to win.

Iíll vote for him for sure.

Gender alone isnít as important to me as values and judgement.

I appreciate her when she has been right no give her props for her courage and service.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #40)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 11:27 PM

61. That is a sign of how BLUE her district is. Do you think they'd rather have a Trump supporter? nt

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #61)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 01:48 AM

67. Excellent point.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #40)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 12:27 AM

64. That was then.. this is Now.. "Gabbard.. 'Both sides at fault for Shutdown'..

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Response to Cha (Reply #25)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 11:16 PM

59. Beware of Sen Hirono, TG!

Sheís locked and loaded for bear these days. When your campaign manager resigns, itís a sign.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 08:29 PM

31. gosh, i wonder why

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 11:24 PM

60. It's because she's a Democrat who has taken some rightwing stands. As recently as 2013,

she refused to support the Hawaii marriage equality bill. As recently as 2005, she referred to "homosexual extremists." (She's recently apologized for her previous actions, on the grounds that she has learned in the service that she shouldn't impose her religious beliefs on others -- but that hasn't satisfied many progressives.)

She fiercely criticized Obama for not using the term "radical Islamic terrorist" to describe members of ISIS. (Obama didn't want to disparage all Muslims for the actions of a few.)

She traveled to Syria and met with the dictator Assad for private talks without informing House leadership.

Shortly after the 2016 election, she went to Trump Tower to have a chat with Trump.

People like Steve Bannon speak very highly of her.

She grew up in and is still associated with the cult called the Science of Identity Foundation, led by guru Chris Butler, which is highly secretive and tends to sue news organizations that attempt to investigate it.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 08:02 PM

22. Back away, Ma'am

Maybe pick out some good mentors and get with the Democratic party program!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 08:21 PM

26. Off to a rough start

 

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 08:41 PM

35. How very 'Scaramouchi' of her, lol.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 09:22 PM

42. Positioning herself to be Bernie's V.P. ?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 09:49 PM

47. Maybe she is just auditioning for a show. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 10:32 PM

50. Tulsi "abandoned" Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the DNC

a few years back, so she should know, in politics, sometimes it be like that.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 10:43 PM

55. I'm very confused. TG is a Democrat, right?

I mean, seriously, she's a Democrat? If you are going to answer, then I want the honest truth.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #55)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 11:29 PM

63. We're in primary season now and it's okay to discuss our concerns about Democrats.

Yes, though people like Steve Bannon have expressed their enthusiasm about her, she identifies as a Democrat. (The kind who as recently as 2013 refused to support marriage equality in Hawaii; and who within days of the 2016 election went up to the Trump Tower for a private chat with Trump.)

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #63)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 01:11 AM

65. I still don't understand how she got elected

Will mysteries never cease?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 11:28 PM

62. "Airplane crashes and burns in hangar"

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 01:13 AM

66. expect them to be replaced by people named Sergei, Vladmir and Igor. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 04:06 AM

69. Um, bless her heart?

Bye bye Tulsi. You may go now.

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