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Response to applegrove (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 08:15 AM

42. Gabbard bears no responsiblity for that social-media operation. Neither did Bernie in 2016.

 

Tulsi Gabbard was Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee from 2013-2016 after she was elected as the youngest woman in history to Congress. She served honorably in the Iraq War and has been in the National Guard since 2003. She is now in service on military manuvers in Indonesia. Mueller cleared Bernie of any culpability in his indictment. There is zero evidence Gabbard is involved as well..

"Notably, Robert Mueller’s investigation found that Russian social-media bots amplified Sanders’s message during the primary and circulated attacks on Clinton, many of them false. Sanders himself bore no responsibility for that social-media operation..."

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/06/bernie-sanders-2016-rigged-wont-pledge-support-winner.html


Russians are equal opportunity shit-stirrers. They do not care about party labels which means it is wrong to assume that the candidates they "support" are bad or believe that the ones that they attack (see Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio in 2016, also confirmed by Mueller's indictment) are good. Blaming Tulsi or Bernie is missing this point completely.

There's been a smear campaign going on since the second debate:

Harris national press chair Ian Sams tweeted, “Yo, you love Assad!”, a reference to Gabbard’s controversial visit with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad in 2017. He then tweeted a link to an insidious February 2 NBC News story, which asserted that Gabbard’s campaign was the beneficiary of Russian bots.

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/podcast-tulsi-gabbard-kamala-harris-syria-iraq-870003/


To set the record straight:

".... Gabbard agreed to meet with Trump to make her case for a noninterventionist foreign policy. A few months later, she flew to Syria and met with Bashar al-Assad, who is presiding over a brutal civil war; she and he seemed to agree that the United States should not intervene to stop it."

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/11/06/what-does-tulsi-gabbard-believe


If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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