Saturday, August 31, 2019

Say It Ain't So, Tulsi

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has garnered something of a good reputation with right-thinking people. They admire her forthrightness and some of her foreign policy positions. They seem especially drawn to her anti-war positions. They seem comfortable with the way she blames American policy for so many of the world’s ills.

Since Gabbard did not qualify for the next Democratic presidential debate, we can rest assured that her name will not be on next November’s ballot… except perhaps as a return candidate for Congress.

As for the positions that many conservatives find so appealing, consider this summary from the New York Times:

Tulsi Gabbard is running for president of a country that she believes has wrought horror on the world, and she wants its citizens to remember that.

She is from Hawaii, and she spends each morning surfing. But that is not what she talks about in this unlikely campaign. She talks about the horror.

She lists countries: Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Cuba, Vietnam, Iraq. Failure after failure, she says. To drive the point home, she wants to meet on a Sioux tribe reservation in North Dakota, where, she explains, the United States government committed its original atrocity.

“These Indigenous people have been disrespected, mistreated with broken promises and desecrated lands,” Ms. Gabbard says.

Precisely why her efforts to criminalize America are so appealing, I do not have a clue.

Now, consistent with her foreign policy positions, Gabbard has chosen to co-sponsor Rep. Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitic pro-BDS resolution. Moshe Hill reports:

In July, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) sponsored a Pro-BDS resolution in which she compared the State of Israel to Nazi Germany, apartheid South Africa and other human rights violators. After public backlash the resolution was mostly forgotten; there wouldn’t be enough popular support for it to come up for a vote on the House floor, let alone pass Congress. However, recent co-sponsorships of the resolution should make pro-Israel voters sit up and take notice, while the Trump administration’s State Dept. is fighting back.

The resolution was originally co-sponsored by Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), and co-sponsorships by other radical-left members of Congress, such as fellow members of “The Squad” Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), quickly followed.  Surprisingly, though, Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) also added her name to the growing list.

Obviously, the resolution will not make it through today's Congress. And yet, it is a canary in the coal mine, a premonition of things to come, especially from today’s increasingly anti-Semitic Democratic Party. 

Someone somewhere should ask Rep. Gabbard how she has managed to ally herself with the Gang of Four Democratic anti-Semites?

Besides, before we knew about Gabbard's love of BDS, we all should have noted that she believes that America has wrought horror on the world, as the Times puts it. Shouldn't that have signaled a candidate who was not going to want to make America great, ever?


Sam L. said...

The Dems have a lot of candidates I cannot trust. All of them, actually.

Anonymous said...

"She is from Hawaii, and she spends each morning surfing."

Anonymous said...

Each morning she is from Hawaii, and she spends surfing.

Christopher B said...

I've been trying to warn people who comment favorably on her for quite a while that her nuttier views have been largely ignored by the press. Military service is no guarantee of pro-American or realistic views. She's somehow gotten close ties to the dictatorship in Syria and in one debate insisted that Trump was directly supporting Al-Quadea in opposition to that regime. She's as nasty a piece of work as Talib or Omar.

UbuMaccabee said...

Just another America hating, Jew hating product of our universities. She has bad skin, btw.