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What, Exactly, Is Tulsi Gabbard Up To? (from Oct. 18, 2019)
NY Times ^ | Oct. 18, 2019 | Lisa Lerer

Posted on 10/18/2019 5:45:13 PM PDT by McGruff

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.”

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That’s left some Democrats wondering what, exactly, she is up to in the race, while others worry about supportive signs from online bot activity and the Russian news media.
1 posted on 10/18/2019 5:45:13 PM PDT by McGruff
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To: McGruff

she’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing: the woman is a serious leftist ...


2 posted on 10/18/2019 5:47:49 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: McGruff

She’s trying to appear to be the sane one in the group, which isn’t really all that hard.


3 posted on 10/18/2019 5:50:13 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: McGruff
If she runs third party, she could draw a lot of voters that might have otherwise gone with Trump.

Dems are going to vote for the Dem nominee no matter what.

So I would throw a caution flag before we all jump on the Tulsi Train, in the hopes that she splits the Democrat vote.

I think it could be the other way around.

4 posted on 10/18/2019 5:50:28 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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others worry about supportive signs from online bot activity and the Russian news media.

Sounds like the NY Slimes got Hillary's Talking Points memo.

5 posted on 10/18/2019 5:52:23 PM PDT by McGruff
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To: catnipman

I don’t trust her as far as I could spit.


6 posted on 10/18/2019 5:58:54 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.)
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To: catnipman

“she’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing: the woman is a serious leftist ...”

Actually, if one looks at her past, they’ll find she’s a sheep in wolf’s clothing. She had some VERY CONSERVATIVE (i.e., normal) views, on social issues - before running for federal office.

And no, there is NO WAY, that she’s teaming up with Skunk Cabbage to try to trick our side - instead she is simply sick of being treated like dirt, by people who would be jailed in most free countries if they preached (and/or did) what they’ve done.

End result: She’s not going to do Skunk Cabbage ANY favors. If she does run as 3rd Party, it will be to send SC to showers (which she desperately needs), once and for all.


7 posted on 10/18/2019 6:00:26 PM PDT by BobL (I eat at McDonald's and shop at Walmart - I just don't te Don'tll anyone.)
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To: McGruff

Kabuki theater!


8 posted on 10/18/2019 6:00:54 PM PDT by DarthVader (Not by speeches & majority decisions will the great issues of the day be decided but by Blood & Iron)
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To: McGruff

The two parties will not exist in five years.

Tulsi is stage one in what comes next. So is Tucker Carlson.


9 posted on 10/18/2019 6:00:59 PM PDT by Jim Noble (There is nothing racist in stating plainly what most people already know)
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anyone who is a threat to the Clintons, cannot be all bad. Dare I remind you all that a few years back, Donald Trump was a leftist, AND a friend of the Clintons. I think Tulsi has good instincts, she comes across as very sincere, and I say that with full knowledge that she’s a socialist/libertarian... which makes her pretty hard to pigeonhole.


10 posted on 10/18/2019 6:02:20 PM PDT by Segovia
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A wolf in sheep’s clothing I’ll agree. Like Obama. He made women want to take off their pants. Tulsi does that for the men. Hillary can’t handle it.


11 posted on 10/18/2019 6:02:36 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Segovia
Maybe it's a good time for another Operation Chaos.
12 posted on 10/18/2019 6:05:00 PM PDT by McGruff
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“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.”

This is a take that deserves ridicule. She is absolutely NOT "Trumpian". She is a left wing kook who agrees with Trump on a couple issues. She is the opposite of MAGA, even if she is slightly saner than her fellow traveler candidates.

And, "serious"? Serious matters zero. She is a lightweight, and has no people of significant power around or supporting her. She would be co-opted by entrenched power brokers just like Obama. In fact, she is a lot like Obama, and would end up the same as he, an articulate, pretty face completely controlled by powerful global interests.

So far, Trump is the only candidate willing to rebuke and reject the powerful global elite, and I don't see anyone on the left, including Gabbard, that has the steel to push back like him.

13 posted on 10/18/2019 6:05:37 PM PDT by ETCM
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To: Jim Noble

Read her political stands on the issues and you quickly see she no different the the rest of the Democrat Fascists except for this one issue.


14 posted on 10/18/2019 6:06:56 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (They would have to abandon leftism to achieve sanity. Freeper Olog-hai)
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To: Segovia

Donald J. Trump may gave called himself a Democrat.. but he was Never a Leftist !


15 posted on 10/18/2019 6:09:49 PM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily." -GW)
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To: Segovia

socialist/libertarian

That is a total oxymoron. You cannot be Libertarian and Socialist. The two are diametrical opposed There is nothing at all Libertarian about her. READ her stand on issues. She is a Neo Fascist wanna bee on every issue except 1.

So let stop with the mindless fan boying and grow up. No matter how hard your fanboy for her, she still never going to date you.


16 posted on 10/18/2019 6:11:12 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (They would have to abandon leftism to achieve sanity. Freeper Olog-hai)
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To: SamAdams76

So I would throw a caution flag before we all jump on the Tulsi Train, in the hopes that she splits the Democrat vote.


Agree. Dems and the media all laughed at Trump. Look what happened.


17 posted on 10/18/2019 6:11:16 PM PDT by lodi90
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Interesting interview with her on Tucker last night. She’s fed up with CNN. Tucker was very gracious. She ain’t no dummy... very misinformed and needs to lay off the leftist Kool Aid. Bannon could flip her.


18 posted on 10/18/2019 6:11:38 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

She said children should stop being separated from adults at the borders and she will “fix” the border entrance problems.

No——thank——you.

All the scared kids being stared down by pedophiles, gang members and filthy men who paid relatives bribe money to get the kids to use as props to get across the border—will thank us, too.


19 posted on 10/18/2019 6:12:29 PM PDT by frank ballenger (End vote fraud & harvesting,non-citizen voting & leftist media news censorship or we are finished.)
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To: McGruff

The top three candidates are all dead men (and one woman) walking.

Once they crash, Clinton is expecting to swoop in to public acclaim and rescue the Democrats.

Beto, Buttigieg, Harris, Booker etc. are all easy for Clinton because they’ve all staked out extreme positions. Gabbard is the only real threat.


20 posted on 10/18/2019 6:13:58 PM PDT by 5by5 (ad)
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