As if to prove my point, NYT just published a “greatest hits” smear piece. All your favorite hits in one article! These are the folks who will be acting as the “neutral” questioners/moderators of Tuesday’s debate lol— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) October 12, 2019
Many ask about the gray streak in my hair. I started to gray in that spot during and after my first deployment to Iraq — and I’ve chosen to keep it as a daily reminder of the terrible cost of war, who pays the price of war, and the importance of peace. pic.twitter.com/H7kkjyKLAz— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) October 12, 2019
This NYT article about @TulsiGabbard is perfect. It belongs in a museum to show how the NYT & DNC smear anyone who expresses any dissenting views: accuse them of serving RUSSIA & white nationalists, quote Neera Tanden & Laura McCarthy Rosenberg, etc. https://t.co/lyTV56KtL3— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 12, 2019
There is nothing more to the support for Tulsi Gabbard on the Dissident Right than a common dislike of the American Empire, her Democratic rivals like Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, disillusionment with Blompf and some common ground on internet censorship.
“WASHINGTON — Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s former chief strategist, is impressed with her political talent. Richard B. Spencer, the white nationalist leader, says he could vote for her. Former Representative Ron Paul praises her “libertarian instincts,” while Franklin Graham, the influential evangelist, finds her “refreshing.”
And far-right conspiracy theorists like Mike Cernovich see a certain MAGA sais quoi.
“She’s got a good energy, a good vibe. You feel like this is just a serious person,” Mr. Cernovich said. “She seems very Trumpian.” …”
I never supported the Iraq War.
I genuinely have no interest in trying to lord it over and micromanage the rest of the world in order to force liberal democracy and neoliberalism on foreign countries. This has been my consistent position on foreign policy through the George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump administrations. The neocons and neoliberals have always been my enemies.
The Democrats seem to support or oppose war depending on whether there is a Republican in the White House whereas our rejection of the American Empire is a principled rejection of liberalism in favor of a world order composed of independent organic nations. Let Iran be Iran and Japan be Japan and Germany be Germany again rather than trying to homogenize the world.
I’m not in favor of killing all of these brown people around the world. I just don’t want them coming here and overwhelming my country.
Note: I don’t think Tulsi Gabbard is going to be the Democratic nominee. I would be happier if she was though. The nominee will likely be Elizabeth Warren who is batshit insane. Elizabeth Warren is so awful that Blompf will get back a slice of his disaffected base if she is the nominee.