The last sane Democrat…is no longer a Democrat.
Former Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) announced on Tuesday that she was finally leaving the Democratic Party over its increasingly radical positions, and further explained her stance on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show.
As reported by The Daily Caller, Gabbard described the Democratic Party as being “controlled by fanatical ideologues who hate freedom.” She added that today’s Democrats despise the Constitution,” and “actively find ways to undermine our God-given rights enshrined in the Constitution like freedom of speech.”
“They will do all that they can to destroy you, silence you, smear you, work with Big Tech, work with corporate media to actively destroy anyone who dares even question their agenda. They are against freedom of religion,” Gabbard continued. “They are hostile towards people of faith, people who have their own spiritual practice, especially Christians, finding ways to be vindictive, to discriminate, to punish people who happen to exercise that freedom of religion.
“The list goes on and on but the foundation of freedom is really what was at the heart of my making this decision that I cannot be a member of the party that is against freedom and actively trying to undermine it,” she added.
Good for you, ma’am. It is greatly to your credit that you feel that way, and says nothing but good things about who and what you are down deep. If there still even is anything we could correctly call a “loyal opposition,” Ms Gabbard is its last standard-bearer for sure and certain.
Update! The plot thickens.
Trust must be earned, especially in the polarizing world of politics. Many conservatives cheered when former Congresswoman and presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard announced yesterday that she was leaving the Democrat Party. Others were skeptical; she may have been a libertarian-leaning moderate Democrat during her political career, but she was STILL a Democrat.
Old wounds are hard to heal. And while she has been a thorn in the side of the Democrats she used to caucus with on Capitol Hill, she also voted with them on most issues. That’s why many of us — and I’m included on this list — waited to see who she would endorse, if anyone, for the upcoming midterm elections.
Would she push for Lisa Murkowski like Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema have? Would she jump on the Dr-Oz-bandwagon and endorse the RINO over his unambiguously dangerous Democrat opponent, John Fetterman? Would she throw her weight behind Trump-hating Brian Kemp because Stacey Abrams represents the radicalization of the Democrat Party that drove Gabbard away?
Nope. She just endorsed Trump-backed MAGA patriot Joe Kent.
Well, that makes me feel much better about her. I’m not ready to say I fully trust Gabbard. Like I said, she worked against the America First agenda when she was on Capitol Hill. But endorsing Joe Kent, a former Green Beret and unabashed Trump supporter, is a great first step toward making me think there’s hope for former Democrats who aren’t just going to embrace milquetoast moderates.
Well, I can’t say I’d be willing to go quite as far as all that just yet. Then again, the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, as the saying goes. Perhaps in her case, the operative word here may turn out to be “FORMER.” And as we all already know, Tulsi would hardly be the first liberal Democrat to go on to great things after having come to her senses. Time will tell, I suppose.
Updated update! Tulsi takes Kumswalla Harris down. Again, that is.
Former Hawaii Congresswoman and now-former Democrat Tulsi Gabbard sat down with Joe Rogan on his podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience” and had a very interesting conversation. Part of this conversation involved a discussion around vice-President Kamala Harris, whom Gabbard is partly famous for absolutely demolishing on stage during the 2020 Democrat primaries.
Rogan brought up the fact that the relationship between Gabbard and the Democrat Party began to sour the moment she made Harris look bad. Gabbard told Rogan that Harris was the Democrat Party’s chosen one at the time and exposing Harris as a liar who did many things that the Democrat Party claims it was against made her something of an enemy.
Gabbard noted that the info about Harris wasn’t that hard to find and yet despite this, no media figure or candidate was willing to bring it up.
“No one in the media did that. There’s no other candidate on the debate stage who had the balls to bring that up.”
“How are voters supposed to be able to make their best-informed decision when the media and fellow Democratic candidates who are running, who are her opponents in that race, don’t have the courage to ask a very factual question on a record that she says she’s proud of?” Gabbard continued.
Gabbard guessed that the reason no one called Harris out was due to her status as a woman of color and no one wanted to be the one accused of racism and have their career ruined for confronting her about her record. Sure enough, after Gabbard did it, she massively fell out of favor with the Democrat Party.
She also guessed she was well-connected and that the Democrat Party also favored her because they knew they could count on her to be obedient.
“She was connected,” Gabbard said of Harris. “She’s playing the game. She’s somebody that the Democratic Party knows that they can control.”
OOF. That’s gotta smart some. At this point, Tulsi might want to look into going in halfsies with DeSantis on hiring a few bodyguards, I’m thinking.