Feel The Endorsements


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Hillary Clinton doesn’t have to do anything newsworthy for Republicans to obsess over her. They haven’t stopped talking about her on a daily basis since 2016. Donald Trump’s not over her and continues to tweet and talk about her at his hate rallies. Last week, I saw at least three cartoons by Republican political cartoonists, and that was before news about the investigation into her server came out. But after her comments on a podcast hosted by former Obama adviser David Plouffe, even Democrats are going a bit bonkers.

On the podcast, Clinton said Russians may be using a current Democratic presidential candidate to swing the 2020 election to Donald Trump, much like they used Jill Stein in 2016. She didn’t name the candidate she referred to as a female, but everyone knows she’s talking about Hawaii representative Tulsi Gabbard.

Clinton said, “I’m not making any predictions, but I think they’ve got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate.” Gabbard responded by calling Clinton “the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long.” In the process, she failed to deny it.

While a lot of Democrats are defending Tulsi, calling Clinton’s attacks unfair on a veteran and sexist, many believe Clinton’s comments are important and provide a warning for the nation. I do too.

The New York Times published an article last week titled, What, Exactly, is Tulsi Gabbard up to? In the article, they point out how she’s co-opted the Republican conspiracy theory that the Democratic Party is “rigging” the primary with help from the media, and how she’s become a star of alt-right internet stars, white nationalists, and Russian bots.

Gabbard has received praise from Steve Bannon, white nationalist Richard Spencer, Trump-loving televangelist Franklin Graham, Libertarian Ron Paul, and far-right conspiracy theoriest Mike Cervonich.

She’s become popular on 4chan where right-wing trolls and anti-semites call her “mommy,” and The Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website that endorsed Donald Trump, takes credit for her qualifying for the first two Democratic debates. The Kremlin-backed Russian news outlet RT can’t stop talking about her. Additionally, there appears to be a Russian-bot campaign promoting her on Twitter.

While she hasn’t actually rejected any of that support, she finally snagged one endorsement that she felt she did have to denounce. That was the endorsement of former Grand Wizard David Duke. Gabbard said, “I have strongly denounced David Duke’s hateful views and his so-called ‘support’ multiple times in the past, and reject his support,” and tweeted, “U didn’t know I’m Polynesian/Cauc? Dad couldn’t use ‘whites only’ water fountain. No thanks. Ur white nationalism is pure evil.” Nevertheless, Duke changed his Twitter page banner to a picture of Gabbard with text reading, “Tulsi Gabbard for President. Finally a candidate who will actually put America First rather than Israel First!” Whether she likes it or not, Tulsi has been coopted like the Confederate flag.

Tulsi’s first media appearance in attacking Clinton didn’t help kill the impression that she’s fishing for far-right, conspiracy-loving, right-wing support, as it was Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox News.

Donald Trump also attacked Clinton, but mostly for her claims that Jill Stein is a Russian asset. Trump, the Russian asset, defended Stein from being a Russian asset and encouraged a third-party candidacy.

Only an idiot can’t see what David Duke, Donald Trump, Tucker, 4-chan, RT, The Daily Stormer, and Russian bots are doing. While Gabbard has rejected a third-party candidacy, if she were to run, it would probably give Donald Trump four more years.

Personally, I think when Nazis start supporting you, you should go home.

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2 comments

  1. Actually, Tulsi (who is not my candidate by the way) is absolutely correct and I’m really surprised that you didn’t already know that.

    CHEATING’S COOL, ACCORDING TO THE DNC: It’s now public record that the 2016 Primary election was rigged by HRC and the DNC using SuperDelegates who were *literally* bought by Hillary in advance. The DNC was out of money, HRC was flush with cash. Bernie’s folks took them to court afterward and the DNC’s attorneys argued that (not kidding) theirs is a private club and they don’t have to pay attention to their own rules, (which mandates treating all candidates fairly) so, they insisted, they’re legally allowed to rig the election.

    https://ivn.us/2017/05/02/courts-cant-protect-right-vote-private-corporations-control-elections/

    The judge was seriously pissed and totally unamused, but legally the attorneys were correct. The DNC is legally allowed to cheat voters out of their votes AND out of their donations. This too is public record.

    TULSI IS CORRECT: The only DNC change forced by Progressives after 2016 was to get the DNC to agree not to let SuperDelegates choose the winner UNTIL the second ballot if nobody wins more than 50% on first ballot. That was HRC and the DNC’s rigging logic when they urged more than 20 candidates to run in the 2020 election. The chances of anybody getting more than 50% on the first ballot would be more difficult. So having a majority of votes will not count unless the “screw the voters magic number” is exceeded.

    So here’s the deal: Bernie has loyally caucused with Democrats for THIRTY YEARS.

    BUT UNLESS ALL OF US join forces and vote for change, it will just be more of the same, because as Tulsi warned, the DNC Primary election is STILL RIGGED by the DNC.

    So while the DNC propaganda slogan, “Vote blue no matter who” is right for DNC fat cats who will continue to pull the strings, it’s 100% wrong for the rest of us.

    TIRED OF THIS? Bernie beats Trump by double digits, he doesn’t lie, he can’t be bought, and his loyalty lies with the 99%. If you want a better life for yourself and your family, Bernie needs to win on first ballot. Help us declare our independence from lobbyists and corporate rule.

    PS: Hillary fibs, she is not a nice person, (using polite terms here) and that cheap stunt she just pulled, accusing two women of being Russian assets is rich, when SHE, by rigging the 2016 Primary is responsible for saddling us with the REAL Russian asset currently occupying the White House.

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