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Fri Aug 23, 2019, 09:50 PM

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Dodges Debates

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, the congresswoman who resigned from a top Democratic Party post after protesting a lack of debates between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, is now refusing to debate her own Democratic opponent.

Arguing for more debates between Sanders and Hillary last October, Gabbard told MSNBC, “We’ve gotta have more opportunities for people to present their vision for our country, their plans, and to be held accountable for the positions that they’re taking.” After months of dissent over the Democratic debate schedule, Gabbard stepped down from her position as a Democratic National Committee vice chairwoman to endorse Sanders.

But now that Gabbard is being challenged by progressive activist Shay Chan Hodges, she is refusing to even respond to a request for debates.

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I agree with Rep. Gabbard that conducting debates during a primary is critically important… That is why I urge Rep. Gabbard to remember the arguments she made for additional debates on Fox News and other media outlets and apply them to her own election.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/06/28/tulsi-gabbard-dodges-debate

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Strange. She refused debates with her challengers then and wants debates now that she is running for President. She is in fact attacking the DNC for debate rules she signed on for. I apologize to her supporters, however this makes her a hypocrite.

I will debate only when I want to debate. Alrighty then. Do as I say not as I do.

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sheshe2 Aug 23 OP
msongs Aug 23 #1
sheshe2 Aug 23 #2
mcar Aug 23 #3
Ptah Aug 23 #4
philly_bob Aug 23 #5
Chellee Aug 23 #6
sheshe2 Aug 23 #7
Celerity Aug 24 #10
Claritie Pixie Aug 23 #8
Raine Aug 24 #9
leftstreet Aug 24 #11
Yonnie3 Aug 24 #12

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 10:11 PM

1. she's being primaried by a highly qualified democrat. don't expect a debate this time either nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 10:13 PM

2. You are correct, msongs. nt

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 10:28 PM

3. Well, well, well

Whinging about not getting into national debates - refuse to debate your actual opponent.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 10:43 PM

4. Is there a way to have primary threads someplace else?

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 10:53 PM

5. Sorry, I don't get it.

Tried to check the linked article, but it's ad-blocked.

Gabbard is running in a primary for president. Is Hodges also running in a primary for president?

If so, they ought to debate.

But I haven't heard of Hodges running for president.

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Response to philly_bob (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 11:27 PM

6. This is an article from 2016.

Hodges was her House seat challenger.

Why it's being posted now?

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Response to Chellee (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 11:35 PM

7. She refused to debate her challenger.

Now she has a problem with the debate rules and wants rules changed for her.

She dodged debates. Refused to debate and now wants debates...her rules.

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Response to Chellee (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 12:49 AM

10. And in GD as well, not in the primary forum. Questions questions.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 11:55 PM

8. She's a charlatan. This is what they do.

They complain about everything being unfair to them. Paint themselves as a victim.

This is an old story, but just another brick in the wall that tells us who she is.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 12:40 AM

9. This should be in the primary forum

not in general discussion.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 02:41 AM

11. Yuk. How did this Primary stuff get in GD? n/t

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 12:28 PM

12. Locking ...

Please discuss Democratic Primary Candidates in the Democratic Primaries Forum

Per the announcement on Feb 20, 2019 by site administrators, all discussion of the Democratic Primaries and candidates belongs in the Democratic Primaries Forum. Please re-post there if you like.

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