CNN: Gabbard to run as Russian-backed third-party spoiler
I don't know how I missed this gem (skip to the last minute).
STODDARD: …for it to come from somebody, number one and number two, she should have been ready with her response about Assad. People were hoping that the moderators were going to ask about Tulsi Gabbard’s relationship with Assad. And it is all over the internet today that the Russian bots are helping Tulsi Gabbard in going after Kamala Harris and that Tulsi Gabbard refuses to condemn Assad because she’s doing the work of the Russians and is going to run as a third-party spoiler and reelect Trump. There are…there are serious knives out for Tulsi Gabbard. She didn’t take anything last night.
There are so many nuggets of awful in just a few sentences that I don't know where to begin.
So instead I'm going to just skip over this and go straight to the offensive narrative of third-parties.
In the remembered hellscape of November 9, 2016, when Americans stayed up late or woke up early to confront the reality of President-elect Donald J. Trump, those who cast a “protest” vote for minor-party candidates have a special, demonic place reserved for them.
How dare some of you vote for someone who's values represent yours!
You should vote for someone you don't like and who doesn't represent you. That's the way that democracy is supposed to work - with people voting against their own interests.
Anything else is a vote for Trump and Putin.