Tulsi Double-Dare Qualifies and Hits 2% in National Poll for First Time

There are rules, you see. Many, many rules. So speaketh the DNC.

In order to get a spot in the first two televised national Democratic debates, you must reach at least one of two goals. 1) Get 65,000 unique donors to your campaign; or 2) score at least 1% or more in three separate polls in a nationwide or Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, or South Carolina poll from a predetermined slate of poll takers.

And, there can only be 20 total candidates (that's another rule).

But, with creepy uncle Joe entering the race there are now 21 official candidates on the Democratic side--and probably a couple more on the way. What happens if more than 20 candidates make one of the two goals above? Well, then you need to have BOTH goals to qualify for the debates. That will cut out a number of lesser candidates. Not all 21 candidates have met at least one of the goals (e.g., Mike Gravel).

Well Tulsi now has BOTH of those goals under her belt! Today CNN released a poll that puts her at 2% nationwide (poll of 1,007 people) her highest national poll yet. Previously, when the same poll was conducted in mid-March, she didn't even rate a percentage (she possibly got zero votes, compared to the 20 or so she received this time):

CNN Poll

She also received 1.17% in a Suffolk University/Boston Globe New Hampshire poll today as well, which also counts:

New Hampshire Poll

She previously had 1% in a national Monmouth University poll and 1% in a University of New Hampshire poll, which both qualify for the poll goal. So, as of today, she has made her debate appearance even more sure.

As Tulsi gains more notice, she continues to commit herself to public service, even during her campaigning. A couple days ago, she helped out with Iowa's flood recovery, getting her hands dirty (she's pretty agressive at breaking down walls!):

Tusli helps clean up flood damage

Very early on in her campaign someone asked her if she would tear down The Wall that Trump was building between the USA and Mexico if she became president. Her answer was "With my own hands". After seeing the video above, I'm starting to believe it.

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mimi's picture

the rules so that she will be invisible. It's a system maintained by bastards. Can't barely stand to read anything about it anymore. May be if she gets *disappeard' so to speak, we should also use our own hands to disappear those, who are responsible for it.

Thank you so much to keep up the work to inform us about what she is doing. An honest woman and an honest candidate. Kudos to her (and to you to help her).

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@mimi ...and a second close-enough-to-victory for Trump over a Blue Romney, would be Tulsi in the same (or better) position as Trump was in 2013.

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In the Land of the Blind, the one-eyed man is declared insane when he speaks of colors.

You go girl!

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She needs to be on the stage with the Top 10, not at the kiddy table with the others.

It's the only way she can reach real people and overcome the DNC/Koskids that hate her...

On latest polls, Harris, Booker, Warren, Robert Francis and more are dropping to single digits to the juggernaut of 80 year old white men that are just fucking crushing it. Who the hell are taking these polls? Grandparents with landlines?

We need Tulsi to be on that stage.

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Prof: Nancy! I’m going to Greece!
Nancy: And swim the English Channel?
Prof: No. No. To ancient Greece where burning Sapho stood beside the wine dark sea. Wa de do da! Nancy, I’ve invented a time machine!

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@EdMass Biden.

And Sanders is a phenomena in himself. He is the only one who appears to match Trump's energy.

But I'm really glad Tulsi is gaining traction - I don't agree with her wall position, but I hope I can vote for her or Bernie in the primary.

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dfarrah

@dfarrah I think she should open an investigation into why Mexicans applying for citizenship are three times more likely to be denied than whites from Europe.

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@Battle of Blair Mountain Also, one could study the same about Indians, Chinese, Japanese, other easterners, etc.

My guess would be that the people from the other continent have more skills.

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dfarrah

@dfarrah I notice you didn't say brains. That would really not be PC.

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@davidgmillsatty how people are chosen for entry into the US. Supposedly, some are chosen based on employability or what they can contribute to the US, but I don't know the parameters.

I couldn't care less about PC.

I don't support immigration now or the HB1 programs; as far as I'm concerned, these programs harm the US workers.

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dfarrah

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@dfarrah @dfarrah
not everyone who comes to the US to work,
1. can work
2. can only work if they get a green card
3. and if they have one, they usually work and pay taxes and seldom take a job away from US workers.
4. and if they are permanent legal residents, not everybody applies for citizenship.

When I got a green card, there was a quota for people from each country. They took a certain number from each of those countries.

Am I an immigrant? Or just by chance left hanging in DC for 35 years?

And btw may be if the folks from the Latin and South America weren't exploited so much, they wouldn't have to come today illegally to feed themselves and their families. May be it's the payback for former sins of exploitation.
Same is true for Europe, especially Germany.

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@mimi That would be anyone from any country moving to any other country to live.

The fact remains is that people from other countries who move to other countries are taking jobs away from the citizens of that country, unless there is some rare skill involved. They are taking resources that would otherwise be used for citizens of the country.

That said, I don't begrudge the people who work here under our current system. But I am hoping that Congress will change the laws. After all, my Dad was an engineer who worked in Canada for year or two. Canada did not allow him to work beyond their limit for good reason - they want the job to go to a Canadian.

I'm someone who got to watch a tech department fire US citizens and hire Indians. Now, since I work in the non-profit area, I get to see resources diverted from US citizens to non-citizens. I will always support my country-people over non-citizens.

The people headed to the US from S. America are most definitely not starving. Look at the pictures. They are well fed, surprisingly well dressed, and carry accommodations with their neat little back packs. Oh, and they march behind their country's flags. Compare them to real refugees in Africa, for example, who are nothing but skin and bones, dressed in dirty rags.

These S. American people comprise well-funded, well-organized groups that are being supported by some very wealthy donors for whatever reason. These people could very well use their remarkable organizational talents in their own country, rather than wasting resources on a completely unproductive activity and taking resources from others.

These countries already receive millions in aid from the US, and Trump even proposed more aid to stimulate their economies (but I don't know if that proposal was implemented).

It is not my intent to hurt your feelings by stating my opinions. Germany has been an economic powerhouse for a long, long time; I thought Germany had lower poverty than the US and better safety nets. So, maybe this informs your more generous attitude.

Before the depression, I never thought too much about immigration. Even now, with fuller employment and wages finally going up, I just see too many issues in the US that should have resource priority.

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dfarrah

@dfarrah I am glad you could care less about being PC. Many of the immigrants simply do not have the IQ's of Americans. Same goes for Europe. However it seems like Europe has more tolerance than the US does when Europeans complain that immigrants are not as smart as the Europeans and this influx of less intelligent people could really be harmful to European societies. If you mention intelligence in the US you are immediately castigated.

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@davidgmillsatty
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Good one.

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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.

Right now I am trying to put together a tabling strategy for Tulsi's campaign including banners, t shirts, brochures, etc. and am looking for some special help. Seems to me that a month or 2 back someone had posted a fantastic painting which was a peace poster with Tulsi. It was just out of this world. Is anyone aware of such work that we might buy for display at our Tulsi events or putting onto to t shirts or whatever. Not looking for a free ride, just looking for that inspirational winning ticket.

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Avid Agnostic

@sactoprogressive

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dfarrah

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@sactoprogressive @sactoprogressive See the first comment below the essay, posted by c99 member Bisbonian. That wonderful poster was created by his/her partner.

https://caucus99percent.com/content/tulsi-needs-22525-new-donors-may-15

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@Centaurea
Yes, that's the great piece that I speak of.

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probably going to jack up the donor requirement from 65,000 to 100,000. That would make her 31,000 short at present.

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chuck utzman

TULSI 2020

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@chuckutzman @chuckutzman

The deadline to qualify for the debates is still over a month and a half away - and as more and more candidates qualify in such a crowded field, we’re in danger of losing our spot on the debate stage. 

Even though we have reached the 65,000 threshold, if more than 20 candidates qualify, the Democratic National Committee will move the goalposts and some candidates will be eliminated.

By mid-June when the final decision is made, we need to make sure we’re in the strongest position possible — and we need your help to get there. We’re at 69,913 donors right now and we expect that we will need at least 100,000 by June 15th — but that number may increase depending upon how the other candidates are doing. 

Can you forward the email below to your friends and family to share this milestone, and call on them to join our movement?

Put simply: we can’t rest on our laurels. With 31,000 donors left to reach our goal, we desperately need your help.

Just copy and paste the message below and then send it to everyone you think needs to hear about Tulsi and her message.

Friend—

Have you heard of Tulsi Gabbard? She’s a 4-term Hawaii Congresswoman, veteran of two deployments to the Middle East and currently a major in the Army National Guard - now she’s running for President and I’m very excited about her.

What I love about Tulsi is that she speaks the truth. But her courage to speak out has made her unpopular among establishment politicians and the mainstream media.

Despite all the odds, Tulsi just passed the DNC’s two requirements to make it to the Democratic debates in June. She outpaced other, better known candidates to reach 65,000 donors and to place in 3 qualifying polls. And she’s not taking any money from PACs.

But things could change. Please click here to learn more about Tulsi and what she stands for — and consider donating to her campaign: 

https://www.tulsi2020.com

We need a Commander in Chief like Tulsi. I hope you agree with me.

Thanks -- . You’re in the driver’s seat with us in this campaign. We couldn’t do any of it without you.

- TULSI2020

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