Tulsi hits back at those trying to smear her

I used to think that the establishment hated Bernie the most. After all, he threatened the profits of Wall Street and Big Pharma, and for that he will never be allowed to win.
But then Tulsi Gabbard ran for president, and I discovered that she threatens an even more powerful force - the MIC. They have set out to make sure she never even makes it into the debates. Anything goes.

But on the crucial issue of foreign policy she’s a dissenter... And for this she has been the target of the worst kind of smear campaign, one that was internally generated by a US funded, DNC-enabled, opposition firm. No longer is it enough to bomb or gas people overseas in false flag operations to keep the electorate braying for war.
Now it’s come to the land of mundane political campaigns.

...So the demonization of Tulsi Gabbard started before she even had a chance to officially enter the race. Because if there is one thing that unites the vultures in D.C. it is the threat of peace breaking out in the public discourse.

Not sending our young men to die and spending all of our money in pointless wars is a message that would unite voters on both the left and the right, and that's why she must be crushed before the presidential debates.
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What is cool is that Tulsi doesn't get rattled. I think that she knew what she was getting into, which just makes me admire her all the more.
Tulsi is a truth-teller.

Daaaammmn. That's gonna leave a mark.
But if you scroll down in the replies to this tweet, look at who commented - the most fanatical Russiagate group of all.
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It just shows how the warmongers are all linked.
And then there was her appearance in the lion's den - MSNBC.

On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” she was asked outright if Assad is a foe of America.

“Assad is not the enemy of the United States,” Gabbard replied, “because Syria does not pose a direct threat to the United States.”

While noting that the American mission in Syria is to defeat ISIS, Gabbard said, “Many troops I hear from express frustration at the fact that our country continues to wage senseless, costly regime-change wars followed by nation-building missions leading to situations like we see in Afghanistan. So many examples of our troops being deployed, their lives put on the line, without understanding what the clear mission or objective is and how that mission actually serves the security of the American people and the United States.”

You mean selective moral outrage isn't a logical or smart foreign policy?
Liberal minds will explode at that.
Speaking of smart foreign policy.

In 2016, Gabbard said, “There is no doubt that Assad is a brutal dictator, but common sense tells us that if we want to defeat ISIS and other Islamist extremist groups, we need to immediately end the illegal and counterproductive war to overthrow the Syrian government of Assad.”

That's like telling Flat Earthers that the world is round. You can't win by fighting both sides of a civil war, but liberals absolutely refuse to hear it.
Then there is the Russiagate crowd.

Greenwald cited a New York Times report that said New Knowledge was involved in an effort to mimic the tactics of Russian trolls in order to aid Sen. Doug Jones' campaign against Republican Roy Moore in Alabama. On this basis, Greenwald contended NBC's "whole story" on Gabbard "was a sham."

Ben Popken, one of the reporters behind the NBC story, responded to Greenwald's article in a series of tweets. Popken said there's "a lot wild conflation and hyperbole over New Knowledge," and he didn't feel it amounted to enough to reject the firm as a source.

LMAO. Of course not. Rejecting New Knowledge would require journalistic standards, and when it comes to smearing Tulsi there are no standards.

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Both of these came out the same day.
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The first story she couldn't do anything about. She can't control who likes her and who doesn't.
The second story just shows that the writer of the article is stupid.

But for a map purportedly showing the locations of Gabbard supporters, some groups of pins look awfully suspicious, as if particular images of clusters were roughly copy-and-pasted in locations across the map.

Hey dummy! The pins are there to represent people. They are icons, not actual pins, you moron!

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Azazello's picture

Tulsi went where even Bernie is afraid to go.
Call it the MIC, the National Security State or the Permanent Government, it takes guts to go against them.
Tulsi2020

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@Azazello that is the ultimate sin.

What I see in Tulsi Gabbard is leadership and I like that very much about her. She is not afraid to rock the establishment where it needs rocking the most...the Military Industrial/Banking Complex.

Further, Tulsi has made the connection between the obscene amounts of money we spend on these wars and the lack of being able to care for our own people here. This was my primary talking point when we had the Peace vigil because it was something every one could understand and it cut across party lines.

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"I don't want to run the empire, I want to bring it down!" ~Dr. Cornel West

"There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare." Sun Tzu

"Propaganda is one hell of a drug." Abby Martin

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@Azazello ...but if she's serious about standing up, clear and present and straight and narrow and fig-leaf-free, to The Root Of All Evil Itself, I might have just switched flagships.

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what they've been doing for years. Remember those constant, vociferous, Dem rallies throughout the 70's, 80's and 90's, against Hafez al-Assad and the Syrian regime. It was all anyone talked about. Woody Allen even made a comedy about it.

Gabbard is obviously on the wrong side of history.

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Gëzuar!!
from a reasonably stable genius.

Lookout's picture

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dfaPeWe8DY (26 min)

She is the first candidate since JFK to call out the CIA and Deep State. Will they kill her too? I'v been surprised we have not seen her announcement presented here at c99. So you know they are ignoring her on the MSM (except for smears).

When Bernie spoke on Wall Street about their corruption, I became a supporter. After listening to Tulsi's announcement I became supporter. Judge for yourself.

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

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@Lookout ...of the conspiracy hypotheses (the term "conspiracy THEORY" is just bad English), or at least of their continued seaworthiness.

EVERYBODY TRY TO WATCH HER LIKE A PAPARAZZI-PEEPING TOM-STALKER-SETI EMPLOYEE-"THE SIMPSONS" FAN-PROFESSIONAL BLACKJACK PLAYER-REPROGRAMMED TERMINATOR-ACME DETECTIVE-HAWK WITH OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER TRYING TO FIGURE OUT A MAGIC TRICK PERFORMED BY WALDO!

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@The Liberal Moonbat

EVERYBODY TRY TO WATCH HER LIKE A PAPARAZZI-PEEPING TOM-STALKER-SETI EMPLOYEE-"THE SIMPSONS" FAN-PROFESSIONAL BLACKJACK PLAYER-REPROGRAMMED TERMINATOR-ACME DETECTIVE-HAWK WITH OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER TRYING TO FIGURE OUT A MAGIC TRICK PERFORMED BY WALDO!

because I was scolded once by a professional translator of not being professional when I tried to translate something.

Sigh, whatever snark you had in mind, it's still "Pferdeäpfel".

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@Lookout
and she’s not a money grubbing corporate flunkey. She’s had me all along.

Name another candidate with the guts to call out the MIC and our military forays into countries in which we do not belong.

(Besides Trump before he got his talking-to.)

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I'm tired of this back-slapping "Isn't humanity neat?" bullshit. We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are. - Bill Hicks

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Pricknick's picture

I love to see what she is doing.
Her only chance is to turn on the democratic party and declare an independent run. If she fails to, many who are tired of the duopoly will simply do it for her and vote third party anyways.
She has the possibility to ignite a silent majority.
Can't you just hear the screaming about a third party democrat throwing the election to Trump?
It would be nothing short of spectacular.

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@Pricknick
where would her support in the House and Senate come from? I can’t imagine a scenario where a top down electoral third party strategy would work. Both Dems and Repubs would be working against her, assuming the CiAo would even deign to let her live.

I love Tulsi’s messaging, just as I loved Obama’s in ‘08, but I don’t think there’s a chance of her governing on those planks. Frankly, I don’t understanding her running at all at this point unless it’s to buff her liberal creds and name recognition against a presidential run further down the road. I’m certainly not ready to dust off my sense of optimism for her.

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"Humanity is just an evolutionary cul de sac."
George Carlin

@ovals49 if she won no matter what party she ran as it would be the same.

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@ovals49
If she wins, the duopoly goes all out to smear her as president. Total shitfest.
Then the voters wake up and remove both of both.
Or don't.
It will be grand to see the perdition.

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

@ovals49 I was not enamored of Obama. I don't think Tulsi really expects to win this time, but she can try to inform the electorate and in 4 or 8 years--who knows.

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@Roy Blakeley It should kind of be a given by this point that anyone aiming for the White House ought to be starting their run at least a full election-cycle AHEAD.

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CB's picture

make an ass of herself as she attempted to dump on Gabbard. Reporters like Weiss is why the NYT is now only suitable for lining a litter box. Damn, I wouldn't even elevate that propaganda rag as fish wrap.

Teh stupid, it burns! Enjoy.

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@CB @CB

It's hard to imagine she works for the much vaunted NYT. Apparently a recipient of an Ivy League degree, she's incapable of forming a thought, let alone an argument. Without her iphone, there would be even more gibberish.

(Edited)

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Gëzuar!!
from a reasonably stable genius.

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@CB
NYT perfectly.

Once upon a time the ‘left’ didn’t support liars or cheats. Now they’ve become the liars and cheats that we always fought.

The ‘little people’ are on their own and we are soooooo screwed. Soon we’ll have nothing to lose because we allowed TPTB to take everything away from us. Then what?

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Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. - Frank Zappa

CB's picture

She is the best choice for Commander in Chief for America. This woman has intelligence AND cojones. She can also stand up and admit her mistakes. Compare to Hillary and Kamala....


Rep. Gabbard on Syria: Evidence, facts matter

Full Interview: Tulsi Gabbard tells Van Jones why she's running in 2020

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@CB You can tell she'd stay calm under fire

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and, as much as they don't like it, network talking head shows will not be able ignore her for long and during debates others on the stage will have to take a public stand on wars (plural)we are waging around the world, for or against take a stand. Or possibly changing the subject but there are a lot of people watching and that won't go unnoticed.
Or at least the subject of war will get aired, and right now most of the people are totally ignorant about how many places in which we are operating but what's worse is that many that recognize a least a couple of them like Iraq, Afghanistan seem to not give them much thought if any recognition at all because it seems war has become the new 'norm'.

The short version of my comment? YES!!someone that speaks critically of the intelligence agencies, the war machine itself, may be broadcasted to the world!

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@aliasalias Although I suspect she will be denied a place in any debate or the moderators will totally ace her out of talking. I think the media and democrats learned their lesson with Bernie and will do their best to deny her any sort of platform.

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Tulsi should quote Eisenhower's speech from that video.

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mimi's picture

if both start a third independent party and lead it fearlessly. They both could do it and I think a lot of people would just be ashamed NOT to follow them.

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