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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Tulsi Gabbard Being Sidelined?

For John, BLUFThe author rails against "the permanent bipartisan fusion party" which keeps things pretty much where they are.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

Here is the sub-headline:

The four-term Hawaii congresswoman is too unorthodox for the Democratic party.  What a shame

From Spectator USA, by Geopolitical Analyst Brandon J. Weichert, 30 August 2019>.

Spectator USA is the US online version of the British Magazine The Spectator.

Here is the lede plus one:

Tulsi Gabbard is arguably the most interesting woman in American politics today.  A combat veteran from the Iraq war, the Hawaii Democrat’s beliefs were forged not only in the desert wastelands of Iraq but also by the wastefulness of America’s permanent bipartisan fusion party.

Having served in the US Army National Guard in a medical unit during the darkest days of pre-surge Iraq, Gabbard was forced to question all of her pre-war assumptions.  From that point, she entered politics and quickly rose to prominence as one of the few voices of restraint and reason among Democrats now infected by the warmongering ruling class.

Since then, the four-term congresswoman has been lampooned by the leaders of her own party for her troubles.

If she were any other Democrat — say, John Kerry — she would have been lauded by the Democratic National Committee both for her war service and for her outspoken opposition to it — at least as long as Republicans were in charge.  Trouble is, Gabbard is not a white, Ivy League-educated male with a patrician disposition like Kerry’s andthat of so many powerful Democrats today.  Gabbard actually has skin-in-the-game.  She fought for — and earned — everything she’s achieved.

I pretty much agree with the article.  My one objection is where the Writer tries to smear the Democratic Party Establishment for racism, by commenting that Representative Gabbard isn't "white".  For one thing, who cares?  Content of character and all that?  Secondly, with what it means to be "White" expanding, why exclude anyone who falls within the broader category.  The New York City School System has said that the Chinese should be grouped with Caucasians (whereas Harvard University treats them the way they used to treat Jews).  The Washington Post appears to think Author and Lawyer J D Vance is a "White Nationalist, which I guess means his Indian Subcontinent extraction Wife, who immigrated from South Africa, is a Caucasian.

Here is how the article ends:

It’s too bad that she and Trump don’t get along, as she’d make a great VP choice for Trump.  The combination of Trump and Gabbard would blow up the permanent bipartisan fusion party while protecting the interests of ordinary Americans, like us.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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