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.

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Wally's picture

Here's her background. SOS.

To be fair, it wasn't a CNN editorial. But it came from somebody frequently invited as a commentator. And par for the course, nobody made any effort to get her to pin down or clarify her claims.

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karl pearson's picture

@Wally The reference says A.B. Stoddard used to be a columnist at The Hill. IMO The Hill is very establishment and I rarely read it, although it frequently appears in my MSN Newsfeed. Two past columnists were Dick Morris and James Carville. Ugh!

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Alligator Ed's picture

@karl pearson Very pro-Trump, anti-Clinton.

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I will vote for her.

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Pricknick's picture

@The Voice In the Wilderness
I'll vote for her regardless of bernie.

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Regardless of the path in life I chose, I realize it's always forward, never straight.

Alligator Ed's picture

@Pricknick Tulsi is my choice. If she's not on the CA ballots, I'll write her name in--and they can shove my ballot up the ass of Xavier Berra, our corrupt Secretary of State.

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Alligator Ed's picture

@The Voice In the Wilderness

Smile

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detroitmechworks's picture

Who think they just deserve the Presidency Handed to them... because it's their turn

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I do not pretend I know what I do not know.

Did “the Russian bots” help Kamala go after Biden in the first debate or did she come up with that on her own based on his terrible record?

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Centaurea's picture

@Dr. John Carpenter

Who do you think made Kamala keep innocent people in prison as AG after the CA supreme court ordered them released? Who do you think suggested to her that she should jail parents whose children didn't show up for school? In fact, who do you think induced her to hook up with Willie Brown, to begin with?

Yep. It was Russian bots, or trolls, or something Russian, anyway. They planned this from the very beginning, the whole sordid mess, just so they could install their stooge as POTUS in the year 2020.

Bill Clinton thought he was being so clever by propping up Yeltsin as president of Russia. The joke's on old Bill. Even then, those clever Russians under Yeltsin were working their plan.

Pleasantry

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"Don't go back to sleep ... Don't go back to sleep ... Don't go back to sleep."
~Rumi

"If you want revolution, be it."
~Caitlin Johnstone

What can one say. Just generally amazing how many Russian Whisperers we have who don't know how to read Russian, write Russian, speak Russian, understand Russian, never been to Russia who can delve into the Slavic mind.

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Centaurea's picture

@MrWebster

are having enough trouble delving into their own minds. Not that they seem to be trying hard to do that.

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"Don't go back to sleep ... Don't go back to sleep ... Don't go back to sleep."
~Rumi

"If you want revolution, be it."
~Caitlin Johnstone

@Centaurea
I thought they were programmed robots.

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snoopydawg's picture

How is saying this not slander or defamation of character? Tulsi is a US congress member and a member of the military, but this person is accusing her of working with a foreign government.

because she’s doing the work of the Russians

Plus they are deliberately lying to people because Tulsi did denounce Assad, but they won't report it.

Maybe it's time for a few news sites to start seeing some lawsuits so this can be nipped off. Wikileaks and Assange are suing Luke Harding for the hit piece they did on them. The first amendment only goes so far. IMO of course.

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America is a pathetic nation; a fascist state fueled by the greed, malice, and stupidity of her own people.
- strife delivery

Bollox Ref's picture

visiting Spain and meeting Franco.

What a complete, authoritarian, fascist, bastard!!!!!

I don't suppose the MSM of the time complained about sucking up to a dictator. A man who destroyed the lives of hundreds of thousands of his fellow countrymen.

(Edited)

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Gëzuar!!
from a reasonably stable genius.

@Bollox Ref
Didn't mean he approved. A President has to deal with the real world, not an ideal world.

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Whenever some hysterical Democrat spews their venom toward third party candidates, I bring up ranked choice voting. It has yet to sink in with anyone not already so disposed, but I persist.

I think it's worse than simple ignorance. I think it's tribalism of the worst sort. "You vote third party? You're a TRAITOR!"

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"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." - JFK | "The more I see of the moneyed peoples, the more I understand the guillotine." - G. B. Shaw Bernie/Tulsi 2020