Tulsi Gabbard is still fighting to stop war
Few people are hated more by the Democratic establishment than Tulsi Gabbard.
On TOP there have been diaries with titles like:
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Just the other day, HuffPost had this article.
Hawaii’s fourth-largest union announced Tuesday that it will no longer support Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D), citing, in part, her views on Syrian President Bashar Assad.
The Hawaii State Teachers Association is endorsing Sherry Campagna, who is challenging Gabbard in the Democratic primary on Aug. 11. It’s a huge boost to Campagna, a small business owner, who is being outraised by Gabbard 44 to 1.
In an email to its members, HSTA said it liked that Campagna pledged to fight for more money for public education. But in comments to the Honolulu Civil Beat, HSTA President Corey Rosenlee admitted when it came to the association’s core issue, its members didn’t really have a problem with Gabbard.
“When you only look at her education vote, she’s fine,” he said.
Rosenlee said the real sticking point was with Gabbard’s views on foreign policy.
Ah, yes. Her foreign policy. What terrible things is Gabbard up to this week regarding foreign policy?
The congresswoman’s amendment strikes the language of Section 1225 of the FY2019 NDAA that authorizes the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State to develop and implement a strategy to counter the “destabilizing activities of Iran” and only afterwards inform Congress.
“Make no mistake – the authorization in Section 1225 of the underlying bill authorizes our U.S. military to go to war with Iran, which is one of the main reasons why I voted against this bill in committee. This provision authorizes the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State to ‘develop and implement a strategy with foreign partners to counter the destabilizing activities of Iran.’
“The provision does not define what destabilizing activities they want our troops and taxpayer dollars to counter. It does not define a clear objective or end-state for our troops to achieve. In addition, this provision shuts the American people out from this decision entirely by circumventing Congress’s constitutional responsibility to declare war and giving unilateral power and unending authorization to ‘counter Iran’ to this and future Administrations – without defining in any way, shape, or form what the objective really is.
How horrible. Gabbard is trying to stop a senseless, disastrous war.
She must be stopped!
So the question is, what do her voters think?
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has the highest approval rating among Hawaii’s top leaders, according to the Civil Beat Poll.
In a survey of voters statewide, 61 percent said they have a positive opinion of the congresswoman.
She is viewed even more positively (69 percent) by the voters of the 2nd Congressional District, which Gabbard has represented since January 2013.
The only major politician with Hawaii ties that polls better than Gabbard is the Oahu-born ex-president, Barack Obama.
Ooops! Looks like the GOS will have to rage on against Gabbard for another two years.