Friday, April 21, 2017

Tulsi Gabbard's Republican Friends Aren't Doing Well


Tulsi with Miriam Adelson and Rabbi Shmuley

Tulsi Gabbard was born into a staunchly Republican family. Her father, Mike Gabbard, a religious-right whackadoodle obsessed with homosexuality ran as a Republican, for the congressional seat Tulsi now represents. He lost. Two years later (2006) he was elected to an open state Senate seat as a Republican. He was basically a one issue asshole: it was all about his crackpot homophobia. Seeing there wasn't much he could accomplish as a Republican, he switched parties-- keep all his right-wing baggage and bullshit but ran with a "D" next to his name, while rejecting much of the party agenda. It saw how well being a conservaDem was working for his daughter who was in the state legislature leading the anti-LGBT jihad there. What a truly disgusting pair they were! In 2012 EMILY's List helped get her into Congress.

Tulsa's always known how to get along with Republicans. It's in her DNA. Once she got to Congress she started dating Republican Mafia thug Michael "Mikey Suits" Grimm and palling around with another GOP criminal Aaron Schock (R-IL) who was hoping to use her to get into Grimm's pants. Both Grimm and Schock were forced to resign in disgrace. Grimm went to prison. Schock is still trying to avoid prison. Meanwhile, ProgressivePunch rates her lifetime crucial vote score an "F." So far this session she has a score of 50, voting for and against progressive initiatives an equal amount of times. With the exception of a few issues, she's right down in the trash pile with the Blue Dogs and New Dems.

And she's developed a strong relationship with the Adelsons. In fact 2 years after first being elected, she teamed up with Jason Chaffetz and a gaggle of other Republicans eager to kiss Adelson's fat ass by introducing a bill to ban internet gambling, one of his obsessions.

She and Chaffetz-- now one of the most prominent and hated faces of Republican fecklessness-- became friends and now it looks like he's resigning as well-- although the reasons haven't become clear yet. What is clear though is that whichever Republican malefactor she teams up with soon winds up destroying his own career. And you know who else she's close with? Steve Bannon. He tried persuading Trump to appoint her to a big State Department job. Trump met with her at Trump Tower and... didn't appoint her to anything. And Bannon, as you know, still hasn't resigned... at least not yet. At a townhall in Hilo on Wednesday, Gabbard says she's looking into what impeaching Trump would mean. She told her constituents that she understands "the calls for impeachment, but what I am being cautious about and what I give you food for thought about is that if President Trump is impeached, the problems don't go away, because then you have a Vice President Pence who becomes President Pence. If you do your research on his positions on many of the issues we've talked, many of the issues that I get phone calls about from people all across the state, the issue of war and peace, he's about as hawkish as they come. Issues relating to the environment, education, healthcare-- I disagree with so many of the positions that he has. In some ways given the fact that he's a former member of Congress and very well connected within the Republican establishment in Washington, he'd be able to, I believe, be far more effective in furthering his agenda than we have seen so far in President Trump's first 100 days."

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At 7:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are who you slept with, Tulsi.

At 8:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And yet she is considered presidential material on several progressive anti-establishment websites.

At 11:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hillbots all, 8:10!

At 2:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Places like Caucus99 and Jackpine Radicals are in love with her. I am sure she is hated on Kos, but that is more because she supported Bernie than because of her actual politics.


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