US House Rep Tulsi Gabbard continues her vanity campaign for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination. She'll never get the nomination and her continued 1% polling is an embarrassment. As she continues her vanity campaign, more catch on that she's not anti-war. As Kyle Anzalo observed this week on FOREIGN POLICY FOCUS "There's plenty of war that Tulsi is in support of."
We're so desperate for an anti-war figure that we're willing to applaud someone who'd continue The Drone War? Tulsi is a fake. Last week, as Kyle notes, she voted to condemn the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. BDS attempts to do what the anti-apartheid movement did to South Africa.
So basically Tulsi's condemning Dusty Springfield. Considering Tulsi's anti-LGBTQ past, that's not surprising. Dusty, for those who don't know, didn't just sing "The Look Of Love," "Son Of A Preacher Man," "Wishin' and Hopin'," "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" and countless other hits. Dusty also stood up and was counted.
Do people not know this? You won't find it in her CRAPAPEDIA entry -- no surprise there, sexism will always reign at CRAPAPAEDIA -- but Dusty stood up. If this is news to you, you can stream a BBC report here about the 1964 tour in South Africa where Dusty refused to play to White only audiences. She was a huge pop star and 25-years-old and when the South African government tried to force her to play to White only audiences, she pointed out that the contract she signed legally guaranteed mixed audiences.
The BDS movement needs support, not condemnation. We discuss it when we speak to campus audiences.
I'm disgusted with Tulsi but she's a reactionary. She's on the wrong side of history and she should pay for it.
I was part of the anti-apartheid movement -- a tiny part -- and was ridiculed for it by a number people when I was in college. The campus paper waged a war on me when I countered the remarks of an idiot White person from South Africa who told the campus paper how wonderful life was for Blacks in South Africa. For defending the rights of the persecuted, the campus paper attempted to ridicule me for months. All it did was create sympathy for me and raise the issue more. I still see those idiots from time to time today, pretending to be so left and liberal but we both know that they are racists to their core. They only 'changed' because the times did. If they had their way, they'd still support apartheid.
I can think of one woman who spearheaded the campaign -- and is a public person today -- and how she now pretends to be so lfet and so loving but she's not. Not only was she in favor of apartheid back then, as late as the 90s she was marrying a known racist who she had to make promise not to use the N-word in front of the press. There are a lot of fake asses out there.
People like her, they didn't grow, they were just shamed into silence and that's what appears to happen with Tulsi over and over. She didn't really grow on the LGBTQ issue, she was shamed into silence. If she'd grown, she'd have some story to share about it. But she has none. And blaming her beliefs on her father? She's as ridiculous as Joe Biden. Or did we all miss her tribute to homophobe father on Father's Day?
Tulsi needs to go. She's not anti-war. She's repeatedly on the wrong side of history and she never learns, she just retreats into silence.
I've muted about 5 people who scold me whenever I dare to criticize—no matter how tepid said criticism is—our lord and savior, Tulsi Gabbard. You guys literally were rationalizing why BDS is bad after her vote. You lack the mental capacity to fight past that cognitive dissonance.
Again, people are catching on to Tulsi.
Last week at the debates, Tulsi was an embarrassment. Jay Inslee and Bill de Blasio tried to talk about the Iraq War and war on Iran, not Tulsi.
Tulsi didn't want a serious conversation in the debates. She wasn't the only one, the Sally Jessy of cable 'news,' Don Lemon, didn't want a real discussion either (see Ava and my "TV: Swindling the audience").
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