Wednesday, April 12, 2017

More of that democrat diversity: Establishment dems want to get rid of Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI02) (MAJ, HING)

Unlike our local Congresswoman, the representative from Hawaii's 2nd District (HI02) is a democrat, a veteran who deployed, an Army National Guard officer and someone who actually has the integrity of her convictions.

Her positions are classic leftist:
Gabbard supports abortion rights, opposed the Trans-Pacific Partnership, has called for a restoration of the Glass–Steagall Act, and has been in favor of same-sex marriage since 2012. She opposes US-led regime-change wars like those in Iraq, Libya, and Syria, and has opposed removal of Bashar al-Assad from power, arguing that US regime-change intervention in Syria's civil war is a source of the Syrian refugee crisis.
But she does what she believes to be right, even at great personal cost:
Gabbard, a vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee, was critical of the decision by DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to hold only six debates during the 2016 Democratic Party primary season, compared with 26 in 2008 and 15 in 2004.[60][61] Some have argued that the number of debates was intentionally limited in order to bolster Secretary Hillary Clinton's position as the Democratic front-runner, citing Wasserman Schultz's previous position as co-chair of Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign as a conflict of interest and a newly created penalty barring further participation in sanctioned debates for any candidate who participates in an unsanctioned debate as an effort to limit public exposure to other candidates.[61][62] Gabbard appeared on multiple news outlets to express her dissatisfaction with the number of debates. Following her public criticisms, she claimed she was uninvited from attending the Democratic debate in Las Vegas as a result. In a telephone interview with The New York Times, Gabbard stated, "It's very dangerous when we have people in positions of leadership who use their power to try to quiet those who disagree with them. When I signed up to be vice-chair of the DNC, no one told me I would be relinquishing my freedom of speech and checking it at the door."[63]
Gabbard resigned as DNC vice-chair on February 28, 2016, in order to endorse Senator Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination.[64] She was the first female U.S. Representative to endorse Sanders.[65] At the 2016 Democratic National Convention, Gabbard gave the nominating speech putting his name forward.[66] Furthermore, in July 2016, Gabbard launched a petition to end the Democratic Party's process of appointing superdelegates in the nomination process.[67] She endorsed Keith Ellison for DNC chair in the DNC 2017 chairmanship elections.[68]
Imagine if our congresswoman actually had this kind of courage... the kind where you fight to do what you believe is right instead of fighting to get re-elected as a back-bencher wall-flower.

I see Gabbard as a fellow kindred political spirit.

I disagree with the vast majority of her positions, but respect and admire her fight for what she believes in.  I also respect and admire her service to this country in uniform... and her deployments to actual combat zones... instead of claiming her 10-year absence equated to serving in the military... like the idiot representing us claimed to my face.

Compare and contrast this woman's record with the mere shadow of a Congresswoman we're stuck with: an utterly worthless waste of skin who's only concern is to fool enough of us to get re-elected.

Meanwhile, our local holier-than-thou leftists... both the rank and file and the slime running the democratian, feel compelled to chastise the local GOP for holding fake Republicans accountable for their betrayals.

Most recently, a clueless leftist at the local rag felt compelled to beat up the local GOP... again... for even thinking about taking such actions.

Of course, he neglected to write about all the times the left trashed their own for failing to toe the exact line of the party centrum... Sen. Tim Sheldon and State Auditor Brian Sonntag immediately come to mind, because, well hell... it's ALWAYS "different" when the left holds THEIR own accountable.


And that brings us back to Congresswoman Gabbard:
Prominent Democrats Call For Anti-War Congresswoman To Be Ousted From Office Gabbard pushed the U.S. to collect and release evidence from the scene of the chemical attack in Syria. 
Gabbard visited Syria and met with President Bashar al-Assad in January and has been consistently cautious about American involvement in the Middle Eastern country. The Hawaii congresswoman said in a statement that the airstrikes on Syria were “short-sighted and will lead to more dead civilians, more refugees, the strengthening of al-Qaida and other terrorists, and a possible nuclear war between the United States and Russia.” 
She also said she has not seen enough evidence that Assad was behind the chemical attack that led to the death of dozens of civilians. Gabbard said an investigation was necessary before responding, and that “if President Assad is found to be responsible after an independent investigation for these horrific chemical weapons attacks, I’ll be the first one to call for his prosecution and execution by the International Criminal Court.” U.S. officials have maintained Syria was responsible for the attack as radar showed Syrian warplanes in the area during the incident. 
Neera Tanden, head of the Center for American Progress, and former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean both responded to Gabbard’s comments with outrage.
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Wonder when those responding with "outrage" on the left ever served in a combat zone?

Democrats likely want Trump to start an actual war that doesn't have Obama's name all over it and see Gabbard's effort here as an impediment to that.  That gives them something to beat the hell out of the President over it to deflect him from getting rid of the damaging and harmful programs that former slimeball occupant of the White House had caused us.

Meanwhile, our local leftist rag never ceases to stop lecturing and moralizing to the local GOP when it comes to party efforts to rein in our local RINO contingent.

But they remain oddly silent in the face of leftist purity tests and the efforts of some... such as Gabbard... to suggest that caution may need to be the watchword.

Amazing hypocrisy, that.

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