Why I'm Supporting Tulsi

I want to preface this piece with the notion that I find politics in general ineffective in the US. What the majority of the citizens want is NOT reflected in the policies of this nation. Our government is owned and controlled by the multi-national corporations and their will is abetted by the mafia branch of the government, the CIA (et al). Secondly, we face the existential threat of rapid impending climate disaster and extinction, the future shock of which probably makes politics moot. That said, when looking at next years primary season, I think Tulsi is a better candidate than Bernie. Here's why...

Really it boils down to foreign policy. Consider the response of Tulsi and Bernie to the US coup in Venezuela...

Tulsi Gabbard
‏Verified account @TulsiGabbard

The US needs to stop using our military for regime change & stop intervening in Venezuela’s military. Throughout history, US-led regime change has been waged in the name of humanitarianism, but has resulted in more suffering, destruction & lives lost. #HandsOffVenezuela

Bernie posted 3 tweets

The Maduro government has waged a violent crackdown on Venezuelan civil society, violated the constitution by dissolving the National Assembly and was re-elected last year in an election many observers said was fraudulent. The economy is a disaster and millions are migrating. 1/3

The United States should support the rule of law, fair elections and self-determination for the Venezuelan people. We must condemn the use of violence against unarmed protesters and the suppression of dissent. 2/3

But we must learn the lessons of the past and not be in the business of regime change or supporting coups—as we have in Chile, Guatemala, Brazil & the DR. The US has a long history of inappropriately intervening in Latin American nations; we must not go down that road again. 3/3

He is incorrect about several things. Abby Martin reported from the streets of Venezuela and documented the violence was primarily from the US funded opposition. They literally were burning Chavistas. The election was not fraudulent. The opposition largely declined to participate, and instead attacked polling places dominated by Chavistas. The economic collapse in the country is due primarily to our illegal sanctions. The third tweet is better, but the sequence shows a lack of understanding of the situation.

Jimmy, Abby and Mike discuss the story...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6chIn6JRjBA (16 min)

Now I'm not going to run down Bernie. I know many of you support him and I'm certain he stands a better chance at the nomination than Tulsi. Many people vote strategically. In 2016 many of my friends voted for the $hill rather than Bernie because they thought she had a better chance to win in the general.

I feel similar to Caitlin about a possible Sanders presidency....

While Bernie might not start any new hot wars or engage in the kind of obscene regime change interventionism we’re seeing from Trump in Venezuela, under a President Sanders we can expect to see a continued escalation of the world-threatening cold war against Russia, continued starvation sanctions against nations which fail to comply with the demands of the US empire, continued military expansionism around the world, and very little pushback against the depraved agendas of military and intelligence agencies. We can expect to see him play right along with the establishment narrative if the political/media class decides that Assad is gassing civilians and needs a dose of Tomahawk missiles, and we can probably expect him to facilitate the persecution of Julian Assange as well.

https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2019/02/20/six-thoughts-on-bernie-2020/
(worth the full read)

So what's so great about Tulsi. Well she has issues too. Neither she nor Bernie are calling out Israel. As we saw with Ilhan last week...just mention Israel and they go off the rails. More evidence of the dysfunctional nature the US government, media, corporate stranglehold. However she is a strong anti-interventionist. On Cross-Talk yesterday they spent the half hour discussing Tulsi as the "Peace Candidate". (25 min)

Excellent conversation!

The corporate media is at war with the peace candidate...
Jimmy covers some of the attacks...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlXhRBsOwpA (27 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yTStAk7XqM (10 min)

Yesterday the war mongers on the View dished out some hate on Tulsi... attacking her about both Syria and Venezuela
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8w1zf3YyXRI (10 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lydWqDS1GbY (2 min)

Tulsi isn't just against regime change war (although that is what arouses most of the ire against her). She has introduced and supported many progressive policies. Here's a nice clip...What does Tulsi stand for? (12 min)

She was on Joe Rogan's show for an extended interview back in September
Full interview (1.75 hours) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIb2lmHgd5s
Here's a 1 hour edit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPNGfAUWQ5o
or a 11 min excerpt about the 2016 primary - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szkh57R3IoM

You can read or watch her presidential announcement at:
https://www.tulsi2020.com/press/2019-02-02-tulsi-gabbards-full-speech-pr...

She's been campaigning in Iowa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lReq9xDG-M (2 min)
...and New Hampshire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgcitSCVZJA (5 min)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwjclS0I9UU (8 min)

You may have noticed that the MSM rarely even mentions her as a candidate. They exclude her in many polls. The way in which they sideline her makes me think she better represents the people than the corporations.

Voting may be futile at this point in time. Tim Canova and Jimmy discuss the problems with our election system.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6A452H6wA4

Here in Alabama the general election will go to Trump. However, the primary does provide an opportunity to have some effect. None the less keeping in mind Tim's comment in the clip above, in 2016 the outcome of the Alabama dim primary differed by 18 points from the exit polls (in the $hill's favor). So it is obvious the momentum is for Bernie, but my preferred candidate is Tulsi.

Share
up
52 users have voted.

Comments

I think Bernie is most electable and can bury Trump. He appeals to all stripe of people. I like that his focus is on economic populism and not social justice where they are pulling him now. If they pull him too far into the "liberal" weeds, he will lose his broad appeal.

I like Tulsi's anti-war positions better than Bernies. I don't think she is able to beat Trump. In the group that formed on Twitter to beat Kos' poll, the animosity for Tulsi is shocking. It is all the old canards: homophobe, anti-Muslim, blah, blah, blah. All of it was very long ago.

I like Warren on the money. She really knows her stuff when it comes to banks and billionaires and the millions of ways they rip people off. I don't think she can beat Trump, and it is the same old BS about used to be a Republican and the so-called phony claim to being native American.

I would like to see Warren and Tulsi in a Bernie cabinet. Some of the Bernie crowd won't even consider Tulsi for SoS. I feel as if I'm surrounded by a bunch of stupid people who are mired in minutia to such a degree that they shouldn't be allowed to play with scissors without adult supervision. When I look at the life and death damage done to Americans by Obama and his predecessors, I can't believe not being native American enough is some huge sin.

This clip is about 17 minutes. Kyle pretty well sums up what's important. It is the policies and the track record to support that the person will actually do more than a promise to implement them. Obama truly did destroy what was left of the parties.

up
31 users have voted.

"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

Lookout's picture

@dkmich

...and I do think he has the best chance at the nomination. However, I'm a product of the peace movement and feel drawn to someone putting that out front.

Warren is already back pedaling on medicare 4 all, failed to support Bernie when it might have made a difference, and was silent on Standing Rock. Her foreign policy is Milquetoast too. Tulsi went to standing rock.

If Tulsi was competitive I think she would suffer RFK's fate. She's calling out the CIA.

So the plan is to keep her off the debate stage. I think she needs 65,000 separate donations and so many points in polls of the DNC's choice. She needs to make it to the debates if nothing else.

up
46 users have voted.

“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

@Lookout @Lookout

up
30 users have voted.

"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

Lookout's picture

@dkmich

Tulsi 2020
PO Box 75255
Kapolei, HI 96707

Thanks!

up
21 users have voted.

“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

@Lookout

Thank you so much for the mailing address for donations--I couldn't find it on her website. For some reason ActBlue (which I don't like anyways) would not accept my credit card number even though I tried 4 times and it works everywhere else. Now I can actually participate!

Who would you make the check out to, though? I'll look around.

up
7 users have voted.
Lookout's picture

@apenultimate

Tulsi 2020

Thanks for the help!

up
7 users have voted.

“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

dance you monster's picture

@dkmich

If the gatekeepers can't stand her message, maybe the people will respond differently. And if the people do, the gatekeepers will begin to lose their hold. The most remote chance of that is worth some pocket change.

up
24 users have voted.

@dkmich Donation sent.

up
16 users have voted.

@Ain't Supposed to Die A Natural Death @Ain't Supposed to Die A Natural Death @dkmich @dkmich

I want her voice up there.

up
16 users have voted.

"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

Lookout's picture

@dkmich

Seems like I remember them cheating Bernie out of his donations. I'm asking I don't know.

I prefer mailing a check with a letter expressing my thoughts and advice which I'm sure isn't read, but makes me feel better.

up
14 users have voted.

“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

@Lookout @Lookout

Bernie changed what was "never ever" to totally reasonable. Maybe she can do the same about war and pentagon spending. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. She'll never win anyway.

up
7 users have voted.

"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

@Lookout @Lookout

the original contribution to another pot. They said no. The only money they take is the the money to donate to them when you contribute. I could be wrong, but when you click donate on Bernie's official site, it takes you to act blue.

up
7 users have voted.

"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

@Lookout it says right on their Pricing page.
https://secure.actblue.com/pricing

Yet another Bay Area rentier taking a cut of every transaction.huh Of course every contract is probably different, and comes with its own Non-Disclosure Agreement. silicon valley proprietary crapification

6,080,000 ActBlue Express users and counting…

We’re the go-to place for progressive fundraising, and donors love to store their information with us because they can give to all their favorite candidates and organizations with just a single click. We call these donors ActBlue Express users, and they’re exclusive to ActBlue.

UniParty employment for the win.

P.S. Thanks for the comment with the Post Office address for sending paper checks. You never know who you reach on the Internets, could be a few, could be a few million. good luck

up
9 users have voted.
Lookout's picture

@dkmich @eyo

I thought I remembered that they funneled some of Bernie's donations to the $hill. That's why I asked. I must admit I prefer snail mailing a check. That's how I support JtC too.

Thanks again for the info.

up
5 users have voted.

“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

@eyo

they take it from the donee. Thanks for looking that up. Don't think I'll go that route again.

up
4 users have voted.

"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

@dkmich sorry I was so grouchy in my other comment, even programmers have to eat. 3%+ is pretty standard financial transaction fee, too bad Wall Street doesn't pay it in tax on every one of their txns. huh

up
5 users have voted.

@dkmich
she could get the 65K separate donations and still fail the (rigged) DNC polling threshold. I'll give a buck, but the DNC controls the results, as we learned the last go around. Call me skeptical.

up
15 users have voted.

May we be united and strong -- laurel

@QMS
many tries without success. maybe it doesn't bother for a buck? this what our system is like. frustrating

up
6 users have voted.

May we be united and strong -- laurel

@QMS @QMS @QMS

Do you have an account with them? I have an account. Maybe that is why? I think you have to open an account. I know you are given a choice as to whether or not they save your credit card info.

up
3 users have voted.

"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

Bisbonian's picture

@dkmich She needs to be heard in the debates, if nothing else.

up
10 users have voted.

"I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” —Malcolm X

Lookout's picture

@Bisbonian

up
3 users have voted.

“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

@dkmich
But I want her in the debates. I'll donate a nominal amount for that.
However, I think she has no feel for the blue collar midwest.

up
7 users have voted.

@The Voice In the Wilderness @The Voice In the Wilderness

Hawaii and Michigan - lol You gave for the same reason I gave. If she drives the discussion to include peace, it would be more than worth the couple of bucks I sent.

up
6 users have voted.

"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

@Lookout
gabbard in the early debates (assuming there will be any), the other female candidates will implode.

if she actually got the nomination, i think she would win running away.

if sanders got the nomination, he would be under enormous pressure to select a right wing neolib for the veep, but if he recruited gabbard instead, i think the result would be a dem tsunami.

up
25 users have voted.

The earth is a multibillion-year-old sphere.
The Nazis killed millions of Jews.
On 9/11/01 a Boeing 757 (AA77) flew into the Pentagon.
AGCC is happening.
If you cannot accept these facts, I cannot fake an interest in any of your opinions.

Lookout's picture

@UntimelyRippd

Trump and his cronies have declared war on Socialism. As a veteran I think she may have better across the parties appeal than Bernie.

up
18 users have voted.

“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

polkageist's picture

@UntimelyRippd
I sent a donation to Bernie and one to Tulsi because they are the only ones who are genuine. The worries about Bernie on foreign policy are legitimate but Tulsi takes care of that. The two together would give us a complete candidate who could maybe reverse the suicidal course that the military-industrial complex has us on now. We certainly need an ethical adult in the race.

up
23 users have voted.

Greed is not a virtue.
Socialism: the radical idea of sharing.

Lookout's picture

@polkageist

the ideal (unbeatable - except for meddling) ticket. Caitlin claims it can't happen, but hey we can hope.

up
11 users have voted.

“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

burnt out's picture

@Lookout But I do think Tulsi will add something positive to the debates so sending her a small donation to help get her that far anyway.

up
27 users have voted.

All I want is the truth. Just give me some truth. John Lennon

Lookout's picture

@burnt out

Thanks for helping. What happens if the DNC cheats Bernie of the nomination again? Would it be 2016 again with his support of the corporate dim?

Honestly I wish he and Tulsi would unite in a peoples party run, and if frogs had wings they wouldn't have to jump.

We can watch and hope. Time is closing in on us.

up
22 users have voted.

“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

burnt out's picture

@Lookout I think maybe the last time around he did what he had to do in order to maintain his position. But who knows really? All I can hope is that if, (should I say when?) they screw him over again, he'll speak out this time....

up
17 users have voted.

All I want is the truth. Just give me some truth. John Lennon

Lookout's picture

@burnt out

he would win on the first ballot before the supers get to select a corporatist, and I'll hope that with you.

up
17 users have voted.

“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

@Lookout
Hopefully, Sanders has gamed out the nomination process this time for a Plan B when the DNC manages to install their preferred candidate again. If he goes third-party, not only does he beat Trump, but he also destroys the Democrats as a national institution permanently.

up
17 users have voted.
Lookout's picture

@FutureNow

The issue is getting a third party on the ballot in all 50 states in time.

up
16 users have voted.

“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

@Lookout @Lookout @Lookout
and he has time and resources. Notice he hasn’t declared which party’s nomination he’s running for? Make the Dems squander their resources trying to stop him and then hop on the horse he already had saddled up and waiting.

up
9 users have voted.
Eagles92's picture

@FutureNow But I guess I will.

I just read in a different thread that Bernie hired someone from Nancy Pelosi's camp to run his campaign.

Kinda speaks for itself.

As a former supporter, I find myself oddly more pissed about this than I was about 2016. I'm not going to vote for a duopoly candidate no matter what, but it still feels like another betrayal.

I truly wish we could all figure out a way to work together to change this shitty system of ours rather than shrug and say, "Well, this is the best we can do."

I mean, geez, seven PMs just up and walked out on Teresa May and declared themselves as a new party! Why can't our politicians do something like that?

(I know this is a facile question).

Just my opinion.

up
20 users have voted.
Shahryar's picture

@Eagles92

as I understand it, those seven were Labour who were walking out on Corbyn and have since been joined by three Tories.

It's (I believe) a charade by people who just want Corbyn gone and who will slither back to Labour if that happens.

It's the equivalent of Bernie getting the nomination and having a bunch of centrist Democrats announce that they're leaving the Dem Party.

It's the equivalent of Lieberman losing the primary, running as an independent and having Bill Clinton chuckle about how great it is that "two Democrats are running".

up
14 users have voted.

@Shahryar The 7 Labour leavers are Blairite neolibs who are trying to weaken Corbyn. They have been joined by three Tory neolibs. All want to return to the halcyon days of neoliberalism--all of Europe and most of the world uniting to funnel vast quantities of money into the bank accounts of the already obscenely wealthy, while invading selected countries just to keep the security complex wealthy.--kind of like diehard Hillary supporters.

up
14 users have voted.
Eagles92's picture

@Roy Blakeley I told you it was facile, and I didn't even have my facts straight.

Consider me schooled.

up
5 users have voted.

@Eagles92 wait, I thought you had a valid question going, Corbyn is straw. Why shouldn't Bernie weaken the Ds? Why shouldn't Tulsi weaken the Ds? The whole point is to crush the big club UniParty. No one answered your Pelosi rumor, who are Bernie's campaign advisors, surrogates, etc.? I don't know and I hate digging for info like that, it should be right up front. "Not for Billionaires" is so '16. Be transparent or get the F out, that's my voter reality. The Law is a cluster f-bomb on purpose, everything passed this millennium. Repeal repeal repeal. No forward until reverse gets fixed. heh Overton stretch

end bullshit politics
jail dirty tricksters
3rd 4th 5th party on
get money out
peace

up
8 users have voted.
Unabashed Liberal's picture

@FutureNow @FutureNow

in 2020.

And, for diversity's sake, Weaver will not serve as his campaign manager (he's Caucasian). Instead, he will serve as a senior campaign 'advisor.' Think I saw someone post (here) that one of Pelosi's staffers is taking that slot--which I didn't know.

(Frankly, identity politics aside, it's no loss. Weaver was a centrist Dem, at best, as illustrated by the interview that I posted of him with the old team of 'now disgraced' Mark Halperin and John Heilemann of Bloomberg News. Don't know anything about Pelosi's Guy.)

CNN - Bernie Sanders to sign 'affirmation' he'll run as Democrat in 2020

(CNN) Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to sign a party pledge affirming that he will run for president as a Democrat in 2020 and serve as one if elected, senior campaign adviser Jeff Weaver told CNN on Wednesday.

The Democratic National Committee said on Tuesday that it planned to meet in the coming week with the presidential primary campaigns and distribute a form to the candidates, who under bylaws agreed on last August will be required "to affirm in writing" that they "are a member of the Democratic Party, will accept the Democratic nomination" and "will run and serve as a member of the Democratic Party."

Blue Onyx

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die, I want to go where they went.”
~~Will Rogers, Actor & Social Commentator

up
9 users have voted.

Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong.

Lookout's picture

@Unabashed Liberal

....but the political game is indeed a game.

up
4 users have voted.

“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

Unabashed Liberal's picture

@Lookout

Blue Onyx

“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.”
~~Gilda Radner, Comedienne

up
2 users have voted.

Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong.

@Lookout who allowed Bernie's campaign to be infiltrated by Shillary and Deep State operatives, including one from Britain? And, BTW, when are American leftists going to get over the fixation with any twit with a Brit. accent?

up
3 users have voted.

Nastarana

dance you monster's picture

@Unabashed Liberal

https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/Bernie-Sanders-enlists-Ro-K...

[Ro] Khanna, who was one of only nine Democratic House members to endorse Sanders over Hillary Clinton in 2016, was named Thursday as one of the national co-chairs of the senator’s run for the 2020 Democratic nomination. Joining him are former Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner; Carmen Yulín Cruz, mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.

Cohen, of course, is an old friend; Nina was there in 2016; Khanna was a supporter then as well; and Cruz is probably the best catch of all, someone the Republicans will dismiss at their peril.

up
7 users have voted.
Unabashed Liberal's picture

@dance you monster

for the background info.

PleasantryBlue Onyx

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”
~~Will Rogers, Actor & Social Commentator

“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.”
~~Gilda Radner, Comedienne

up
3 users have voted.

Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong.

@Unabashed Liberal

They wanted someone who would push Bernie harder to do what he doesn't want to do like maybe give a care about those damn emails. They want Bernie to be a lot more aggressive against his primary opponents from what I read. And while they're at it, they'll use this as an opportunity to push "diversity".

up
4 users have voted.

"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

Unabashed Liberal's picture

@dkmich

spin is that he's an advisor (instead of his campaign manager) because of the accusations that their campaign was mostly white males, last time.

This came to my cell phone a bit ago,

2020 Democrats Embrace Race-Conscious Policies, Including Reparation

February 22, 2019

María Urbina, national policy director for the progressive group Indivisible, said that after years of being pushed by activists, the Democratic Party was getting closer to applying its liberal values to racial equality. Policies like reparations or “baby bonds” that seek to close the racial wealth gap, she said, should be viewed similarly to idealistic programs that have been embraced by Democrats seeking the presidential nomination, including the Green New Deal and “Medicare for all.”

“We want folks who are being ambitious, not just working within the margins and the contours of what we had before, but sort of reimagining things on our own terms and being really aspirational,” Ms. Urbina said.

Sandy Darity, a Duke University professor who is a leading scholar on reparations and the racial wealth gap, said he believes more black Americans may come to see reparations as a defining issue for their support.

This is exactly the line that the (so-called liberal) MSM is has been pushing since the midterms. It's one of their main jabs against Bernie, and his policy stances. So, it's my 'guess' that Weaver might be correct--Bernie is trying to immunize himself against charges that he doesn't garner heavy support from the AA Community. What will be interesting, is to see how far he and his campaign allow the MSM to push them (along these lines).

Blue Onyx

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”
~~Will Rogers, Actor & Social Commentator

“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.”
~~Gilda Radner, Comedienne

up
2 users have voted.

Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong.

@FutureNow
If he runs thrd party as a sore loser he will be Nadered.

up
3 users have voted.
Lookout's picture

@The Voice In the Wilderness

...It could bring down the dims. He will not do that (I'm certain), but I think it would be a great strategy and allow us to get a new party on the ballot in our states.

up
7 users have voted.

“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

@Lookout

up
4 users have voted.

"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

Lookout's picture

@dkmich

A preemptive strike. And you are right he should have done it in 2016. You know spilled milk....

i know he won't.

up
4 users have voted.

“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

Cassiodorus's picture

@The Voice In the Wilderness Their elaborate mythologies of Ralph Nader and "third parties." Being a Democrat today is like being a Whig in 1856, only the Whig Party was dead in 1856 and the Democrats of today are still trying to make their Whig Party work rather than splitting up into the Republican Party and the American Party, which is what the Whigs of old did in 1856.

up
10 users have voted.

"I was Zuckerberging people before Zuckerberg's balls dropped." -- the Devil, on "Rick and Morty"

@Cassiodorus
makes the same analogy (Dems=Whigs) as me. IIRC, they imploded because of corruption and no social purpose.

up
2 users have voted.

@The Voice In the Wilderness

up
2 users have voted.
dervish's picture

@Lookout to send her a donation to get her in the debates.

I've given to several candidates thus far, and it'll be important this cycle to give like your life depends upon it, because it does.

Note, Tulsi's site (through ActBlue)has been glitchy lately, be persistent if it gives you trouble.

up
9 users have voted.

"Obama promised transparency, but Assange is the one who brought it."

@dervish
Damned if I'll do that.

up
2 users have voted.
dervish's picture

@The Voice In the Wilderness but none of it goes to DKos as far as I know, why would it?

Note that I donated through her website, Tulsi2020:

https://www.tulsi2020.com/splash/warmongers

Don't donate anything, ever, through GOS, because I'm sure he would get a percentage of that.

Here's more about ActBlue:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ActBlue

up
5 users have voted.

"Obama promised transparency, but Assange is the one who brought it."

@dervish

up
1 user has voted.
dance you monster's picture

@The Voice In the Wilderness

. . . give 25% to DK, iirc. I'm pretty sure the links elsewhere leave Markos out of the take.

up
6 users have voted.

@dance you monster

up
1 user has voted.

@dkmich
Bernie is the only one I trust for domestic policy.
Tulsi is the only one I trust for foreign policy.
Liz is the one I most trust for taking on Wall Street (but not for much else).

up
28 users have voted.

@gjohnsit

up
6 users have voted.

@gjohnsit or possibly as Secretary of the Treasury in a Sanders admin.

I love Caitlin and despise Bolton, but I will register one small disagreement with Caitlin; I am not feeling sorry for foreign officials, whomever they are, who are dumb enough to have relatives living in the USA when they are about to resist American policies. The Lord doesn't love fools.

I will mail Gabbard a check.

What is important about Bernie is coattails. Without his 2016 campaign, there would be no AOC, no Rashida Tlaib, and no one would even be mentioning the words 'Medicare for All'.

up
14 users have voted.

Nastarana

Lookout's picture

@Nastarana

He changed the conversation in a positive directions and inspired us all.

up
16 users have voted.

“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

@Nastarana

No one needs to be kept either place. Any strategy that depends on support from either the House or the Senate is hot air. I want people in the administration where they can impact policy directly, independently, and not what the Congress condescends to allow Bernie and his administration to do. That argument with all due respect reminds me of the sheepdogging dkos and the party always does. Just look at all the changes to policy in all of the departments/agencies the Trump administration has done. Hard to recognize any of them - not ed, ag, epa -they all reflect Trump.

up
4 users have voted.

"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

dervish's picture

@dkmich

up
2 users have voted.

"Obama promised transparency, but Assange is the one who brought it."

@dkmich
But what could either do with a Republican congress otherwise. And I count the Corporacrats as Republican-lite.

up
1 user has voted.

@The Voice In the Wilderness @The Voice In the Wilderness

the so-called Democrats for years. It is a game. Not a damn one of them doesn't believe they are above the law and the entire GD constitution. Time to quit pretending we are anything but gangs of thugs.

up
0 users have voted.

"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

dystopian's picture

@gjohnsit great picks gj. Put Nina wherever she thinks she could be most effective.

up
6 users have voted.

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
both - Albert Einstein

@gjohnsit @gjohnsit
Or Commerce Secretary?

up
2 users have voted.
Pluto's Republic's picture

@dkmich

Watching Kyle deconstruct his arrogant ass was very instructive. He sees clearly the poison that the elite mouthpieces pour into the discussion to cheapen the public's standards. Kyle also did a great job defending the millennials. A lot of their lives are going to be complete crap because of the shitty hand they were dealt by the greedy.

up
19 users have voted.

The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
– Albert Camus
Hawkfish's picture

@dkmich

Thank you for making this argument. I was supporting Tulsi until Bernie declared and was going to cancel her, but now I think I’ll let it continue for a bit.

Plus I’m a bit concerned about Bernie’s age. I’m not averse to buying some insurance.

up
9 users have voted.

We can’t save the world by playing by the rules, because the rules have to be changed.
- Greta Thunberg

Lookout's picture

@Hawkfish

...and the old gray matter ain't what it used to be. Tulsi's youth should have appeal.

up
9 users have voted.

“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

Hawkfish's picture

@Lookout

Those guys usually die by going out in February at age 92 to chop firewood and never coming back. The presidency at 80 is no big deal!

(I’m 56 myself and spent my teens in NH...)

up
7 users have voted.

We can’t save the world by playing by the rules, because the rules have to be changed.
- Greta Thunberg

@Hawkfish the point being that even if she doesn't win this election she should be around for a long time and will be a positive force. Plus, she will bring an important viewpoint to the debate stage and I kind of like the idea of a surfing President. Also, she really exposes the asses that use IDPol as an excuse for excluding candidates that they really don't like because of their progressive politics.

up
14 users have voted.
Lookout's picture

@Roy Blakeley

She sure seems sincere. I know we've all been fooled before. As with AOC I'm looking for actions.

No matter what it's uphill from here.

up
3 users have voted.

“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

WindDancer13's picture

Other than being a peace candidate (would Congress and the press allow changes to their world domination trajectory?). what are her stances on the issues that Sanders promotes?

Meanwhile, many have probably forgotten this:

Bernie Sanders Delivered A Killer AIPAC Speech ... In Utah
The pro-Israel group wouldn’t have liked what he said.

Only have to listen to the first two and a half minutes of this to see Sanders stance on Israel:

Foreign policy may not be Sanders' strong point, but he does disagree with regime change and has made that clear. He also is the person who submitted and got passed the Senate bill to curtail the atrocities being perpetrated on Yemen.

Is he perfect? No. Is anyone?

up
23 users have voted.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.--Aristotle
If there is no struggle there is no progress.--Frederick Douglass

Lookout's picture

@WindDancer13

I support much of his work. As to Tulsi's polices, if you can spare the 12 min the clip What she stands for lays out several.

I was a strong Berniecrat last cycle. He brought me to c99 (via ld's BNR). I still like and respect him. In 2016 I listened to every speech and rally.

Now I'm listening to Tulsi, and I like what I hear. Everyone is familiar with Bernie. Tulsi not so much. I would encourage you to hear her out.

up
21 users have voted.

“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

WindDancer13's picture

@Lookout

I do like her. I just feel at this time there are better places in the administration for her...like I said earlier...SoS. Other than SoS, I would like to see a Sanders/Gabbard 2020 ticket to cover both domestic and foreign issues. I would certainly support her if she won the nomination, but that happening is almost 100% unlikely.

My post was mainly to point out the fact that Sanders has spoken out about Israel (you had stated that he hadn't) and there are many interviews to show that he has.

You also implied that he called the Venezuela election fraudulent. He didn't. He said "many observers" claimed that it was fraudulent. There is a huge difference. Maduro is by no means innocent of violence, but that does not mean he should be overthrown as Sanders states.

up
12 users have voted.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.--Aristotle
If there is no struggle there is no progress.--Frederick Douglass

Lookout's picture

@WindDancer13

On Venezuela because of the socialist label. Tulsi is calling them dictators too...which bothers me. I remember Bernie sending a tape to AIPAC rather than attending their conference while he was campaigning. I find it frustrating that no politician is calling out the weekly shooting of protesting Palestinians.

up
14 users have voted.

“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

WindDancer13's picture

@Lookout

during his Utah rally.

Most of DC has been bought and paid for by Israel. There should be no surprise that there is so very little said, and if it is said, who is going to cover it?

up
7 users have voted.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.--Aristotle
If there is no struggle there is no progress.--Frederick Douglass

@WindDancer13 was one of many that monitored the election in Venezuela and called it the 'gold standard' of elections. Or maybe the widely shared report where Venezuela requested even more monitors and he needs to question his 'some say' approach and look at the sources/interests putting out that misinformation. In the meantime he has repeated every false allegation made by the 'opposition' (and most of tRump's) while the truth is very much available and I'd love to see Abby Martin interview/educate Bernie about the facts on the ground in Venezuela.

up
9 users have voted.
SnappleBC's picture

@aliasalias

Sure, "some" say that the elections were fraudulent. However, official observers from several different camps all call it a pretty damned clean election. In point of fact, it was way cleaner and more verifiable than any US election... AND it had outside monitors.

up
0 users have voted.

A lot of wanderers in the U.S. political desert recognize that all the duopoly has to offer is a choice of mirages. Come, let us trudge towards empty expanse of sand #1, littered with the bleached bones of Deaniacs and Hope and Changers.
-- lotlizard

@WindDancer13 @WindDancer13 @WindDancer13 Norman Finkelstein on Democracy Now!
'...And the people of Gaza—it’s unusual in the world today. As the United Nations Relief and Works Agency pointed out, they said Gaza is different than all the other humanitarian crises. Why? If there is a natural disaster, like a drought, people move. If there’s a human-made disaster, like Syria, people move. Gaza is the only place on Earth where the place is unlivable and the people can’t move. They can’t leave. They’re trapped.

And then that raises, for me, what’s the fundamental question. Even the human rights organizations which haven’t been bad, even they refer to Israel’s use of excessive force. They refer to Israel’s use of disproportionate force. Implicit in that language is, Israel has the right to use proportionate force. Israel has the right to use moderate force. In fact, leaving aside the legalities and the technicalities, let’s just look at the picture raw. Israel doesn’t have the right to use any force. Two million people, half of whom are children, are trapped, caged in an unlivable space where they are, to quote Sara Roy, “slowly being poisoned.” Unless you believe that Israel has the right to poison 1 million children, it has no right to use any force against the people of Gaza. They have the right to break free from the cage Israel has created for them.

https://www.democracynow.org/2018/5/16/norman_finkelstein_palestinians_h...

up
14 users have voted.

The Fix
More young people voted for Bernie Sanders than Trump and Clinton combined — by a lot
By Aaron Blake June 20, 2016

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/06/20/more-young-peo...

up
19 users have voted.

"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

WindDancer13's picture

@dkmich @dkmich

on under 30s voting for Sanders in 2016, including blacks and Latinos. I am not sure if I can find it again though.

On a side note: There was a movie, I think in the 60s or 70s, about killing off people over 30. I believe one of the people in it was Shelley Winters. While I would not recommend this as a solution (being over 30 myself), and I do not really remember the reason for the act of getting rid of older people, educating the older population as to what they are leaving for future generations is vital and would be a good issue for younger (as well as informed older) people to address.

up
10 users have voted.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.--Aristotle
If there is no struggle there is no progress.--Frederick Douglass

Lookout's picture

@WindDancer13

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_in_the_Streets

up
8 users have voted.

“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

WindDancer13's picture

@Lookout

It was so long ago that I didn't remember the plot (plus, I never actually saw the movie, just the posters). Got the age wrong also...35, not 30.

According to the wiki link, even then people were fighting for some of the same things we are fighting for now. That is not a good sign.

up
8 users have voted.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.--Aristotle
If there is no struggle there is no progress.--Frederick Douglass

Lookout's picture

@WindDancer13

(which was based on a magazine story) as a teen. I had forgotten all about it till you mentioned it and I had to hunt it down.

All the best.

up
7 users have voted.

“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

dystopian's picture

@WindDancer13 That was a great watch in an altered state, back in the day, I heard from friends of friends.

up
3 users have voted.

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
both - Albert Einstein

Pages