Tulsi Gabbard Discusses Meeting With President-elect Trump…

Interesting interview.  It would appear she is not on Senator Rubio’s Christmas Card list…

Not all Democrats vote for Moonbats, but all Moonbats vote for Democrats.

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249 Responses to Tulsi Gabbard Discusses Meeting With President-elect Trump…

  1. citizen817 says:

    She’s a Democrat? Does not compute!

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    • Illegal says:

      She is a very extreme liberal. This is the John Kerry school of building your resume. She served in the military, but not in combat. She wants to advance her political career. Since Obama screwed up the ME it does not take a genius to figure out the US needs to get out now.

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      • LP says:

        I have several observations, taking your point about ‘advancing’ her political career and Sundance’s comment about no love will be lost between her ‘bill’ and Rubio.

        Since Rubio’s re-election he has made his raison d’être, human rights violations. I surmise an attempt to legitimise his political fortunes, most likely poll tested and donor supported. He chaired a session of the Congressional Committee on US-China relations that did not garner much media attention, that was (pardon the expression) a full-throated condemnation of China’s human rights violations. Not exactly news. Then, in the Mr Tillerson confirmation hearings, he was a boor and tried to present his opinion on human rights’ violations as adversarial to Mr Tillerson’s. A non- starter.

        Ms Gabbard is following this well worn path. Mr Tillerson has already addressed the gap between good intentions and outcomes.

        I have not read the bill she is proposing, but my instincts say there will be problems in execution, sentiments aside.

        I will be interesting to see her voting record and her support or non-support of Mr Tillerson.
        He has my trust. She is a passing phenomenon.

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        • KBR says:

          Every one says Corey Booker is being groomed for a presidential run, but Tulsi Gabbard might actually be “the one.”

          If she is liberal/leftist/socialist then we know she is a beautiful snake. Her party is now out in the cold, and soon after the 20th Jan, the rock foundation upon which the beautiful snake rests herself will be frosted.

          Her perceived beauty is not only her appearance but her “fine stances” on things that are surprising only because she is on that particular uniparty rock. One might say the pretty coils and slinky position of the beautifully colored snake on the frosty rock.

          As she bites the necks of the future Trumpians, her snakemates will proclaim that she will break that frosted-glass ceiling above the snakepit and all against her are truly against all females.

          (Had similar legislation been introduced by a true Trumpian-type, there would have been little fanfare.)

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          • jwoop66 says:

            Yeah, its way early, but she is exactly the type the “d’s” will run for pres in four years. She seems rational, which is good, but people shouldn’t become enamored with her. “d’s” are “d’s”, and that side of the aisle needs to be cleansed and purged metaphorically for as many election cycles as possible. When I think, “keep your friends close and your enemies closer” she comes to mind.

            Check out the video below. She’s evidently affiliated in some way with a cult. She is outright calling someone – “his divine holiness” or something like it. She needs to be watched.

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          • rsanchez1990 says:

            I think she is “the one”.

            A few days ago, I saw something weird on a car: a bumper sticker that read “Tulsi 2020”. I googled it and found there already are people pushing for her to run in 2020 to oppose Trump. The people supporting her tout her beauty and youth, and also her liberal/leftist/socialist bona fides.

            I would definitely NOT trust Tulsi Gabbard.

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            • Yeah, there aren’t many good-looking leftists, esp the women. Love her voice, too. Actually, that is why she will get nowhere in the Dem Party. Lib women HATE beautiful women with fabulous voices. She’s toast before she starts.

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            • Angel says:

              She has bipartisan support in Hawaii and across the county because she’s unafraid to speak truth to power and is unafraid to walk both aisles to find common ground. What’s not to like? I hope she runs.

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              • rsanchez1990 says:

                Runs for what, President? She would be running against Trump. No thank you!

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              • paris23 says:

                She is likable now. However, if she should get into even higher office we can be fairly certain in advance that she will be shoveling the usual Democrat Party globalist policy.

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              • Kekela Ward says:

                There is no such thing as “bipartisan” support in Hawaii, merely because there is only the democrat party in Hawaii. The Hawaii GOPe repeatedly fails at everything it does.
                The fossils in the dem party here don’t really like her, as she is young, backed Bernie and does what she wants, rather than blindly following the old boys.
                I was very disappointed when she ran for the Honolulu City Council and I called her to ask her views on the Second Amendment and she said that she didn’t know anything about the subject (I gave her a little slack….not much, but some, as the office she was running for has absolutely nothing to do with making those kinds of laws in this State. They are too busy selling out the People and the land to developers and foreigners).
                I’d be surprised if the American voters would again select someone from Hawaii after the present disaster.

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          • Wayne Tallaksen says:

            McCain, Graham, Rogers, went all in with Obama and Hillary on the Arab Spring allowing them to arm and fund terrorist groups Al Qaeda, Al Nusra and ISIS etc. from Africa to Syria, all the hundreds of thousands of refugees and the deaths of hundreds of thousands more is on their hands! I thank her for having the stones exposing the truth for all to see and hopefully put an end to this Criminal activity. The Uniparty are the Progressives.

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            • filia.aurea says:

              This is an American issue. Truth comes only from those who are willing to be ridiculed or shunned. Ms. Gabbard is not revered by either political party. She resigned as vice-chair of the DNC due to their obvious pro-establishment stance – GOP/DNC included.

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          • V.Lombardi says:

            Corey Booker has a lot in common with Obama. What I will mention here is that they are both black proteges of Axelrod, groomed by Axelrod for high political office. They are both highly opportunistic, with no noteworthy things in their records, and they read lines completely written by others.

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          • Millwright says:

            Corey Booker couldn’t intercede successfully into the gang violence pervading the PDRoNJ during his tenure as mayor in Newark, NJ so the concept of his managing a successful intercession into the ME political morass is “stand-up” material, even before we get to economic discussions of how he “improved” Newark’s economy !

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      • Daniel says:

        I would vote for her over most Republicans. A veteran, smart beautiful woman who speaks truth to power. The Mideast mess started way before Obama. He certainly contributed to it.

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      • tommyd22 says:

        If she is an extreme lib then why does the author from your below linked article state this?
        “but one thing remains constant: her consistent embrace of hard-right politics.”

        I have looked at Gabbard’s voting record. She is a mixed bag, leans a bit left much of the time. There are certainty much worse out there. She is definitely right in the Carlson interview..
        As a vet I saw nothing that indicates she is of the Kerry school of using the military, and believe me there are few who I dislike more than J Kerry.. Her military record looks quite respectable ..

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        • LCSmom says:

          She is one of the few people in congress who are willing to speak out against the US arming the terrorists in Syria and the Middle East. A lot of people don’t even know that’s what has been going on, and that the uniparty was okay with Isis growing in power as long as it meant the Middle East dictators were toppled.

          If Tulsi speaking out on this issue helps the truth come out about what was really going on in Benghazi and elsewhere, I’m okay with that. Even if she is a raging lib, she is right on the issue of arming these groups.

          I also like that Tucker is putting these very interesting guests on his show.

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          • Jim Ed says:

            Tucker has been putting on some very interesting guests. I’ve been watching him every night so far. I think he’s on to something.

            I almost didn’t watch the segment with Thomas Friedman, because of my dislike for him. However, Tucker made both of them look good.

            He gives these people ample time to say their piece, but he’s ready to attack and rebut. He keeps it polite but lets them hang themselves. I hope they all come back, even the unhinged loon. It’s great TV.

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        • Kekela Ward says:

          She actually volunteered to deploy with the rest of her unit (she felt it wouldn’t be fair not to go with them, even though she would have been excused, as the dem party here runs everything. This forced her forced her to give up her campaign to remain in the State House (which she would have easily won). In another deployment she trained native forces, which can be remarkably dangerous, although not considered “front line”.

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          • 4bleu says:

            What ‘native’ forces? Iraqis?
            (Do they really still say that in Hawai’i? In Africa using the word ‘native’ is kinda passé neocolonialist tacky)
            Trained in what? According to the bio, she was a specialist assigned to the medical section, but she had a business degree. What exactly was the specialist function?

            One could suppose training “native forces can be remarkably dangerous”, but from personal experience having trained local folks, it’s usually not, not at all, and today’s ‘native forces’ might get embarrassed if they read off the internet that their hospitality and politeness were being suggested to be something else.

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        • Kekela Ward says:

          Here in Hawaii, sign waving is huge during election season (very impressive that no one’s been killed with the way they drive here). Normally a dem will have a bunch of supporters (read: “volunteers” from the government union) standing on the sidewalks of major intersections with signs and half hearted waves.
          I once drove past Tulsi, she was standing by herself and her sign, waving as if she was actually happy to be there. I was wearing my Condor cap with a Velcro American flag on it, and once she saw it and recognized it from the sand box, she went wild with the waving. She has always had the best interests of vet in her heart.

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    • George says:

      DINO

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    • Keln says:

      You don’t win elections in Hawai’i as a Republican.

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      • PreNanny says:

        Shapeshifting politicians are exactly who are not needed as the swamp is drained. If she was willing to lie to the people who voted for her to get elected she is a liar PERIOD.

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        • Jason says:

          Sheriff Clarke seems to me to be a counterexample. We used to have a system where people could agree and disagree solely on their vision of issues and not this never ending war of ideologies.

          Tulsi was one of the few (only?) to openly protest the DNC’s efforts to coronate Hillary during the primary. Perhaps she just might be a left leaning individual but one who still has a bit of common sense.

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        • Keln says:

          I didn’t say I support her either, just that is the political reality in Hawai’i.

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          • What about Linda Lingle, Repub governor of Hawai’i?

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            • Keln says:

              Yeah she won when I was there. Kind of a special case. Her opponent (can’t remember the name, another woman) was seen as completely corrupt at the time, and the RNC actually poured money and resources into the race.

              Still was close iirc. Lingle won reelection too, but that doesn’t surprise me so much. Name recognition helps a lot there.

              Hawai’i politics is just weird from what I saw. It isn’t that they are all so left-leaning so much as, there is just normally an absence of Republican organization. That does actually matter in a place where people are mostly apolitical in nature.

              I mean, I don’t remember anyone ever talking about politics, except among the military. My local friends just didn’t care. I doubt most even voted.

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              • Kekela Ward says:

                Her opponent was Lt Gov. “Lazy” Mazie Hirono. it was almost like President Trump….a highly placed dem with a huge warchest, whose turn it was to ascend to the governorship, no matter how lame she was, lost to someone who should never have won (it was great!).
                To show you how lame this place is, Lazy Mazie just kept running for whatever office she could, even though everyone knew she was useless.
                She is now one of the US Senators from this state. Her claim to fame so far? She served snacks on the floor of the House when they did their childish sit in.
                PS I am a local Hawaiian and you’re 1000% correct on the total apathy of most locals.

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            • Kekela Ward says:

              Sadly, Gov. Lingle went by herself. From day one, the dem controlled legislature did nothing but put up roadblocks for her. She started a ferry called the SuperFerry that took people and their vehicles from island to island. The People loved it, cause it brought the cost of interisland travel down (go and check on airfares between the islands….add the cost of a rent a car and hotel and you’ll see why more locals will go on a package to Vegas for a week rather than go to another island in the State. Which is why Vegas is known as the 9th Hawaiian island). Since it was a republican’s idea, the dems went into overdrive to quash it, using all branches of government and friendly NGOs like Greenpeace.
              They were able to stop it, even though millions were spent on infrastructure (luckily, dem insiders were able to pocket the funds prior to the termination of the project and the selling off of the vessels).
              Fast forward to today, where the dems are trying to reintroduce the idea (and are running into heavy flak from farleftards who screwed up their own states and have moved here…it’s odd how they are all for freedom of movement when they are moving here, but want it stopped immediately after arrival) .

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        • Southern Son says:

          That’s right preNanny.
          Hawaii is what Cali Wants to be.
          Stay Vigilant.
          #WAR!!

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        • Angel says:

          You’ll find she’s very straight forward and one of the most transparent pols in office. Her constituents love her.

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      • rsanchez1990 says:

        She was a former DNC Vice Chair. She didn’t run as a Democrat only to get elected (which would also be bad by itself).

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        • LCSmom says:

          And she resigned in protest over the collusion of the DNC with Hillary.

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        • Keln says:

          There really isn’t an RNC in Hawai’i. I mean there is, technically, but all politics in the state are Democratic. Nobody who seriously wants to get into politics there is going to be a Republican. It happens occasionally, but it’s very rare. The problem is very low voter turn out (the locals are rather apolitical) and no real Republican funding. The RNC basically ignores the state, so Democrats win by default. It’s been that way so long, it would be pretty tough to change it.

          So in Hawai’i, you have to think of it in terms of blue dog type Democrats and leftist Democrats. Republicans just don’t factor. As right-leaning as I am, if I still lived in Hawai’i and I wanted to run for office, I would run as a Democrat if I wanted to win. Running as a Republican would be stupid.

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          • rsanchez1990 says:

            There’s one thing running as a Democrat to get elected. It’s another thing to rise up in the ranks of the DNC.

            Maybe she bought into the message of the Democrat Party until she was finally high enough in the ranks to learn some inconvenient truths. She still drank the Democrat kool-aid for a long time if that is the case, and in my opinion she’ll need more than a year to prove she had some change of heart. That Bernie supporters are already starting to push for her to run against Trump in 2020 also makes me suspicious of her.

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            • Keln says:

              I’m not trying to defend her ideologies. I’m not familiar enough with them to do so. I’m just pointing out the political realities of her state.

              And why exactly would you get into politics but not “rise through the ranks”? Do you start a new job with the goal of staying at the bottom?

              Y’all are getting silly about this. Take her with a grain of salt like any politician and move on. Quit painting her out to be some sort of George Soros’s daughter or something.

              She’s from Hawai’i, so she is a Democrat. What kind remains to be seen.

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              • rsanchez1990 says:

                I don’t know, but to me it seems her goals were beyond just Hawai’ian politics. She rose up to one of the highest positions of the national party. I don’t think the Democrats wouldn’t let her rise up that far if she didn’t align with them ideologically, at least on a majority of issues.

                I will concede that she saw shenanigans among the party elites that she didn’t like and resigned her vice chairmanship as a result. This most likely means she is not a sort of George Soros’s daughter, but aligns more closely with Bernie Sanders (which would still make her far left) than the Democrats who are in Soros’s pockets.

                Trump still can and definitely should reach across the aisle to work with Gabbard on issues they can agree on (particularly when it comes to taking care of our veterans). Doesn’t mean we should start hoping she isn’t a leftist.

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          • Kekela Ward says:

            Correct. There have been many who started as repubs, only to switch parties once in office. Like you said, it’s the only way to get anything done for your constituents in your district is to be a dem.

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      • yy4u says:

        Keln is correct. The problem with running as a Democrat, however, is that Democrats are expected to put PARTY above all — witness what’s going on with the confirmation hearings. Trump could nominate St. Francis of Assisi but if he wouldn’t agree to do whatever the Democrats want done, the Democrats will vote en mass against him. Chuck Schumer already said it. If you don’t support D policies we vote against. Repubs don’t do that. They put their own careers first — witness Rubio’s attack on Tillerson. He’s hoping the Democrat media might not be mean to him in the future. The only way to keep them from being mean is to be a Democrat. He can’t win in FL as a Democrat (or thinks he can’t) so he is a Democrat in Republican clothes. It’s called a mole in spy lingo.

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      • Ono says:

        Unless you surf, and paddle outrigger canoes

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Hemmings

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      • Kekela Ward says:

        That is the truth!

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    • filia.aurea says:

      Tulsi Gabbard is a patriot, and a veteran. She is a voice that should become a deafening roar. God Bless her for speaking out about the carnage caused in our name, to the people of sovereign nations; and the duplicitous insanity of collaborators – be they true or faux allies, who join in to slaughter innocent men, women and children.

      They will be damned to hell. We have been subjected to a 4+ year propaganda campaign. The Syrian tragedy is an OIL and LAND grab, the ‘civil war’ narrative is fiction. Speaking of fictional ‘civil wars’, I am learning more truths about our own history – but I digress..

      For the love of God and all humanity, speak out against these actions or else be complicit. The truth is out there.. Support Tulsi’s bill.
      https://gabbard.house.gov/news/press-releases/video-rep-tulsi-gabbard-introduces-legislation-stop-arming-terrorists

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      • KeepingtheFaith says:

        I’m in agreement. I just spent most of my day researching our actions in Yemen…disgraceful! Also, I have been following a Syrian group on Facebook and their distrust and outright hate for Obama is palpable. They see Putin as their hero. So different than what our MSM tells us. Oil and money…

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        • filia.aurea says:

          Children are starving to death in Yemen, it’s heartbreaking. Oil, pipelines, land grabs, and genocide. The MSM lies are incessant, all channels incl Fox. So many liars.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Yes, I’m addressing this to you citizen and Illegal. Time will tell on Tulsi Gabbard. But….is it possible that she is not yet aware that the National Demonrat Party has been taken over by the commies?

      I live in Oklahoma. We do have some Demonrats here. A lot of them have been changing over (I know, Uniparty not any better) but a lot of the OK Dems, who were lifelong Dems here, have finally figured out that that is no longer their Dem.Party; that the Party apparatus left them.

      In fact, Jim Webb, who started out in the Dem Primary said almost the exact same thing after he dropped out of the Party.

      I’m going to wait awhile, before deciding on Tulsi. Let’s see what she does. (Prob. will change party at some point. (Hmmmm. reminds me of that meme that went around years ago, with pics of female D’s vs. female R’s!!!)

      We’ll keep our eyes wide open, but she is newer, just came last congress. But she seems bright, and certainly isn’t the worn-hag screecher that the Demonrats have/will be running in the future. Let’s see.

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  2. FLOTUS Melania #1 Fan says:

    Polynesian Athena wants to MAGA.

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  3. Jason Ross says:

    This Congresswoman needs more airtime. This sort of voice from the left will prove that Trump’s ideas are favorable to the majority of Americans. Common-sense patriotism.

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      • JoAnn Leichliter says:

        Interesting stuff, to be sure. Is it evil to be a Hindu? India is an interesting and difficult place, with a complex history. There are pretty good reasons for the sad division that created Pakistan. Thanks for the post, however. I will keep digging.

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        • Illegal says:

          Is it evil to Hindu? …

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        • I have no problem with Hinduism. I have been interested in Eastern religions for years and love the Sanskrit chants which are part of the Hindu “religion”. I believe Nikki Haley was raised Hindu…oops, wrong, just checked, she was raised Sikh.

          This is from Wikipedia:
          “Gabbard grew up in a multicultural, multi-religious household: her father is of Samoan and European ancestry and an active lector at his Catholic church, but also enjoys practicing mantra meditation, including kirtan. Her mother is of European descent and a practicing Hindu. Tulsi fully embraced Hinduism as a teenager”.

          I, personally, have a great admiration for Paramahansa Yogananda, a Hindu, who came to the United States to teach that original Hindu as taught by Krishna and original Christianity as taught by Jesus are one and the same religion. He had a very strong experience with Jesus appearing to him…

          So that doesn’t concern me. So how did she go from being a conservative to being a socialist? Makes no sense. I read the Wikipedia account and it does not make much sense to support Sanders although she opposed what Wasserman-Shultz was doing with the campaign. Anyway, here is link:
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulsi_Gabbard

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          • diddle40 says:

            If he claims a relationship with Jesus, then the outcome is he worships and lifts up Jesus.

            Since the nation that G-D made Himself particularly known to, and invested His Word (Christ) in, was the Israelites, and since Christ was born a – Jewish person, and since it is only HE who has been given the right to open the book of life, any teaching which does not teach this, needs to be regarded with scepticism at the least.

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            • SteveInCO says:

              That would make Westboro Baptist Christian, even though most Christians I know would like to disown them.

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              • diddle40 says:

                Well, if they promote Christ and His teachings, they probably will be hated. When people walk in darkness they do not like the light.

                Thus evil gets called good, and good gets called evil.

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              • 4bleu says:

                WBC seems to spend all their time harassing families of fallen soldiers. Their job then appears to be demoralizing the military.
                Haven’t yet seen them hike off to San Francisco to sit in sackcloth and ashes at the city limits sign – which is what one expect they would be doing based on their loud publicity.

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          • Maquis says:

            I have no problem with Hinduism either, and the Muslims in India arr the invaders who slaughtered, what, millions? And burned temples that the arsonist Muslim warlords themselves estimated took hundreds of years to build. So I have no problem with a politician who knows what Islam is.

            What I find curious is the characterization of her as being a socialist, yet that wacky “Paste” article above can’t go even a couple sentences w/o claiming she is a hard-line Right-Winger.

            Weird.

            India is on the verge of great progress economically, and culturally it seems to me. We should be working harder to see them embracing the West and joining us in securing peace. They are honorary members of the Anglo-Sphere after all, n’est-ce pas?

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        • John Denney says:

          The Hindu caste system conflicts with the U.S. Declaration of Independence’s, “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal . . .”

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          • GebJibon says:

            There is no caste system in Hindu religion. The discrimination was in the ancient society and still exists in many places in india. It is a man made custom and not purely from religion. There were similar customs which were abolished and again none of those were part of religion ever.

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            • 4bleu says:

              ouf. Still exists in many places in India is an understatement. Over 300 million are born into the outcast dalits – untouchables – that’s an ostracized and marginalized population equivalent to the entire population of the US. It’s very difficult to change attitudes when Hinduism promotes the idea that people deserve the conditions of life and rank in society because of previous life sins, that are being paid for now, or previous goodness is rewarded now. Thus, one can shrug off the problems of the needy as fate, not to be interfered with.
              It’s a bit hard for the foreigner in India to reconcile in witnessing the earnest diligence of Indians feeding a flock of pigeons every day, yet give nothing to the destitute man lying on the sidewalk twenty feet away. The birds actually don’t need help as they can figure out how to find food by themselves, while the destitute man is considered ‘unclean’ and to be avoided, not helped.

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        • 4bleu says:

          Real life is not always as harmonious and nice as people outside assume. http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/nepal-hindu-extremists-attack-christians-burn-down-homes-and-church-80471/
          A lot of abuse occurs thanks to the setting aside about 1/3 of the entire population as untouchable,that is spiritually ‘ unclean’ and not to be part of general society.
          http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/dalits-attacked-by-caste-hindus/article6175424.ece

          Plus, US people are most likely to meet only three castes of Indian society – never the people born into lower castes who never get a chance to leave their home regions or country. These would be Brahman (highest – intellectuals/priests), Sikh (warriors – with fewer restrictions to be able to wage war and fight) and Gujarat (merchants).
          There is a serious conflict between ‘clean’ and ‘unclean’ in Hinduism that governs daily life in India that non-Indians have a hard time comprehending.

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      • Jason says:

        she’s an undercover “hard-right” leaning politician?

        The willingness to suddenly switch and her background does raise some flags but seems she’s willing to follow her own convictions rather than simply tow the party line.

        She has worked to relax restrictions on Indian immigration to the US even as she joins with Trump’s rhetoric in attempts to refuse allowing Syrian refugees into the country. And her views on Islam mirror those of Modi’s— both insist that identifying the faith of Islamists is of paramount importance in fighting extremism (not of Hindu extremism, of course).

        Gabbard quickly flipped on Donald Trump. When Trump appointed white nationalist Stephen Bannon as his Senior Strategist two weeks ago and 169 Congressional Democrats opposed the move, Gabbard’s name was notably missing.

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      • navysquid says:

        Here is her response from her meeting with PE Trump:
        View story at Medium.com

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      • jsbachlover says:

        Paste is a digital “news and entertainment” magazine. Are they credible re: political stuff? I have no idea, but I wouldn’t necessarily bet they are. Many of the commenters to that article, at Paste, certainly didn’t share the author’s views about Tulsi Gabbard.

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      • Angel says:

        The Paste Magazine article is a deliberate smear job that purposefully distorts Tulsi’s positions and record and tries elicit bigotry and fear towards her minority religion of Hinduism.
        So it’s not surprising that Paste author Eoin Higgins tries to trash Tulsi’s religion by using as one of its main sources a Hinduphobic bigot and convicted pedophile “roach” https://medium.com/@not1/flashlightonroaches-wordpress-com-is-the-work-of-a-convicted-pedophile-721e143e3cc9 and Hawaii Free Press, which everyone in Hawaii knows is run by right wing conspiracy theorist Andrew Walden. In fact Walden’s reputation is so ill-regarded in Hawaii that even a fellow Republican journalist had this to say about him: “’He is a hack,” said Zimmerman of Hawaii Reporter, who has also been involved with the local GOP, helped found the Grassroot Institute and whose articles she says Walden reprints without permission. ‘There are lots of factual errors and he is just an embarrassment for the Republican Party and the Grassroot Institute.’” The fact that Paste magazine author Eion Higgins uses Walden as a source for his Hinduphobic hysteria shows just how low he is willing to sink to try to smear Tulsi.
        The attack by Eoin Higgins on Tulsi’s Gaudiya Vaishnavism is disgusting and bigoted and shows a complete lack of understanding of Vaishnavism. http://www.hinduheritage.info

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      • Couldn’t finish the article. Badly written and it said “hard-right politics” too many times. Given that Muslims are given to violence on a continuing basis around the world, except maybe here in the U.S., I’d say that’s a prudent position. And many of us here in the Treehouse have had our own issues with homosexuals’ political agendas.
        I’m willing to give this more time to develop.

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      • BigMamaTEA says:

        Read this…..https://medium.com/@TulsiGabbard/my-meeting-with-donald-trump-dadffadf36b5#.ul7fufkb1

        Oh, and btw, she obviously does not realize that Obie is a marxist commie. I have been told by my congress-critters that Obie can be quite charming in person, to the point of almost hypnotizing you. Or at least he was when they first met him.

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    • Aside from the fact that she’s not hard to look at.

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    • Jedi9 says:

      Totally agree. She is also sensible and pleasing to the eye! If she wasn’t a liberal, I would want to marry her!

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    • repsort says:

      The left gets into power by pretending to be more conservative than they are.. Otherwise nobody would vote for them (well, the Hollywood commies would and the Academia retards would) but they’d never win if they were honest.. Once they gain power, the govern hard-left/statist. She’s simply a F@#$in liar.

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    • Oldschool says:

      No!!!!!! Look what happened when Obama started getting more airtime. Half of the country are itching for the next social experiment. Female pres. The best thing is to ignore the beautiful “up and coming”.

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  4. don welch says:

    what happens down the line, say 15 years from now when, for very good reasons america finds the necessary need to support a group or groups similar but now in the best interests of good ol usa? this bill will flame out and i am disappointed in carlson on this one. sometimes his GOPe bell needs to be rung. never trust a ‘crat ’cause they’re all rats and i don’t give a rats ass about any ‘crat rat.

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  5. Can someone do a screen grab from DJTs facebk page . Its great, he has a post from 7 hours ago listing 8 more days til Inauguration….if you look closely the 8 is a cutout of pic og O’nono signing O’nonocare into law. Too funny! 8 days til repeal and replace….eventhough its just over 7 now 😊 DJT the ultimate troller

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  6. doit4atlas says:

    After all, it was the CIA Annex in Benghazi, right? The CIA has be screwing up the middle east for years. So Trump says he wants to stop intervening in Syria’s civil war and he wants to have a better relationship with Russia. These two positions are diametrically opposed to the CIA’s entire current agenda; i.e. their very reason to exist; the CIA is entirely built around spying on Russia and everything that goes with this. Funneling arms to groups fighting against Russia; i.e. ISIS through Benghazi.

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    • Sentient says:

      I believe that regime change in Syria and Iran is the stated desire of Mike Pompeo. Tulsi Gabbard probably isn’t on his Christmas list any more than she’s on Rubio’s.

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      • That may be but it is NOT Trump’s desire and Pompeo will be working for him, not the other way around.

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        • dutzie60 says:

          But will he (Pompeo) be working against Trump? That might be the problem if they see things two different ways. That’s when the CIA/IC become a threat to the President – see Kennedy.

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        • BigMamaTEA says:

          Yes, nebraskafilly! In contrast to the current agencies all going rogue under Obie.
          The intention here with Trump is to sweep out as much corruption as possible. There is not one agency that has not gone rogue in the last 8 years.

          The good thing about that is though, over the last 10 years I have discovered divisions and agencies and funding apparatuses that no one would believe even existed, let alone out tax dollars fund!!!

          That is all going to come to light over the next 4 years.

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  7. KBR says:

    Look for the unintended consequences and pork. Read this slinks bill carefully.

    Not even the DOD can arm allies in a future war.

    In WWII, did the French resistance against Hitler get any arms from Allied Command?

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  8. NHVoter says:

    I do largely agree with her on Syria and similar foreign policy matters. I know she’s a liberal on other issues but I do appreciate that she’s not a warmonger and sees what McLinda and company have been up to re arming terrorists.

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  9. wtd says:

    Gabbard’s bill is designed to

    “…stop arming terrorists, prohibit using American taxpayer dollars through ANY agency – overt or covert – whether it be the CIA, the DoD or any other agency from DIRECTLY or INDIRECTLY providing weapons, money, intelligence or OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORT to these groups that are allied with and working with groups like al qaeda as is happening right now today in Syria.

    Upon initial reading of this thread and listening to Gabbard speak it seemed as though this bill may have the potential to also shut down the Hijrah (aka The Great [Islamic] Migration) given the blanket characterization “Other types of support”/”overt or covert”.

    However, the summary of Gabbard’s H.R. 4108 doesn’t quite capture the full scope implied above:

    “This bill prohibits the obligation or expenditure of funds available to the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, any other U.S. agency or entity involved in intelligence activities, or the National Security Council to provide assistance (including training, equipment, supplies, stipends, construction of training and associated facilities, and sustainment) to any element of the Syrian opposition or to any other Syrian group or individual seeking to overthrow the government of the Syrian Arab Republic unless the funds are specifically authorized to be appropriated and appropriated for such purpose.

    Seems like someone licked the frosting off this cupcake…though still a sweet treat, not quite appetizing.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      wtd, has that bill be refiled yet? This is the beginning of a new congressional session.
      That bill was filed in 2015, and expired. But, we need to see if she refiles it, or some version of it.

      It has to be filed, then if/when Speaker Ryno sends it to committee, the process starts again.

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  10. KBR says:

    Whenever a UNIparty (democrat or rino) puts forward any bill that limits the incoming administration, it stinks on ice.

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  11. Batman says:

    So refreshing when someone speaks the truth. I hope Trump employs her and we can pass her bill.

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  12. fleporeblog says:

    Whatever we want to say about her liberal beliefs, I want to give credit where credit is due. She said what many of us have known on this site. The fact that an ultra liberal female from Hawaii of all places said it means to me that she could care less about Barry from Hawaii’s feelings or the first want to be female president.

    At some point all these POS involved with Libya, Benghazi, Syria, Yemen etc. will have to face the piper. Having the other side present the realities of what was done is imperative to overcome the moon bats that will be up in arms.

    To me this is a small victory in the overall war. Think about one thing for a minute. Had the evil one had won, would this young liberal from Hawaii come forward with such a bill? We all know the answer to that question and so does she. DJT and his victory emboldened her. In my book that is called winning!

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    • jsbachlover says:

      I’ve read a bunch of time now in this thread about Gabbard being ultra liberal, an extreme liberal. Her views on Syria certainly don’t make her so. I’m willing to believe she is but I’d like some proof of all those liberal views on other issues. Haven’t seen any yet, but I’m open to hearing about them.

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  13. missmarple2 says:

    We are in the middle of a party realignment, so I watched her comments with interest.

    I have been a conservative Republican since 1980. I do see, however, that some policies which were sold as conservative were not helpful to the country, due to hidden fine print. Examples of this would include the “free trade” mantra and covert operations destabilizing governments deemed unfriendly.

    The CIA is operating with little supervision, and the House and Senate people who are tasked with supervision are not always the brightest bulbs in the chandelier. When the CIA is spying on Congress, helping promote an independent presidential candidate for purposes of stopping the GOP nominee, and leaking bogus documents to undermine the president-elect, they are obviously functioning as a political entity and feel entitled to do whatever they damn well please.

    Therefore, I think Congresswoman Gabbard’s bill, which seems to be specific to Syria, has some merit.

    I can’t get over that picture with Evan McMullin and John McCain in Syria, meeting with ISIS people. This sort of thing has to stop.

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  14. Grad says:

    One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter. In this case she is right, but what about future scenarios? In general, i think the bill is too broad. I don’t agree with limiting our actions in the world in any way. (Isn’t that why many feel we should get out of the UN?) As for the rationale that because private citizens can’t do it, the goernment shouldn’t be allowed to, that’s just juvenile. The government can do all sorts of things that private citizens can’t.

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    • Daniel says:

      Our founding fathers warned about intervention. Why would you trust this corrupt govt to pick the good guys?

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    • Pogo says:

      “The government can do all sorts of things that private citizens can’t.” Please reconsider: the government gets its power from US, the citizenry, via delegation. If we citizens don’t have the power to do X, from where does the government [legitimately] obtain the power to do X?

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    • mariner says:

      Of course, it would be wrong to agree with Gabbard in this today, because we might later disagree with her on something else.

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    • Dmi60ex says:

      Yes , it could lead to being hamstrung.in future circunstances . I think we just need to have less secrecy so the public can ferret out the rats . Common sense needs to rule

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    • Keln says:

      “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter”

      I’ve always hated that saying. It’s demonstrably wrong. There is a big difference between a terrorist and a freedom fighter. Not least of which are their goals and reasons for fighting in the first place, but the biggest difference is in their methods. A terrorist indiscriminately targets the populace in order to create chaos to force pressure on a regime through its own people. A freedom fighter directly attacks the regime itself, specifically military, government, and military-industrial targets.

      The goal of a freedom fighter is to destroy a regime’s capability to militarily overwhelm them and to rally the populace to their cause through victories; to turn an asymmetrical war into a fair fight they can win. Terrorists, on the other hand, never consider a fair fight at all. They simply kill civilians as much as it takes until the chaos itself tears a regime down, allowing the political entity behind the terrorism to rise in its place.

      Terrorists and freedom fighters are two very different things.

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      • That is exactly right, Keln. The big problem is the [deliberate] confusion of the terms. And note the addition of the term “rebels.” A favorite for many of us Treepers, esp the Southern contingent!
        For those who saw the French Military film in an earlier post, the opponents invading and conquering Mali were called “rebels” by the narrator. That really bugged me. Also, he never noted that the “rebels” were [probably] Arabs and the Malians were mainly Africans.
        The film was great and really interesting, but the nuances were even more interesting!

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  15. delmarvajim says:

    Probably put a sunset clause in it so it can be revisited on a regular basis. That would allow any necessary changes as situational changes occur

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  16. Peter G. says:

    Trump reached out to the Hindu/Indian community several times during the election. They have a very clear understanding of the evils of the Islamic cult. I think that in the future, we will see a new grand alliance of the USA, Russia, India and Japan to ring China. Global politics are a fact of life, hopefully Globalism is NOT.

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  17. Daniel says:

    I would vote for her over most Republicans. A veteran, smart beautiful woman who speaks truth to power.

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    • Bob says:

      She may be all of that, but she may still not know the Democrat party is….AKA the communist party and the Globlists that are the puppets of United Nations. So speaking the truth, or what we want to hear has to be difficult to differentiate. Until she matures and becomes a real Republican….not, not a RINO, then the observation that a snake is a snake should stand.

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  18. WVdeplorable says:

    Remember the freezing snake the lady pick up and saved it life only for it to bite her. A snake is a snake.

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  19. Peter G. says:

    Link posted for future reference
    http://military.wikia.com/wiki/Tulsi_Gabbard
    Trump’s kind of democrat, we will be seeing and hearing a LOT more from her.
    Perhaps she could move to South Carolina and run against Lindsey Grahmnesty.

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  20. JoeS says:

    The CIA is going to need a public relations firm if this stuff keeps up.

    Suggestions?

    LOL: Luntz Global?

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  21. LM says:

    I saw the interview last night and was so happy to have someone address the issue in clear cogent terms on a national stage.

    The plight of Christians in the ME and Africa has been largely ignored in this country. Everywhere that Obama and Hillary went, taking out friendlier governments and allies in the Arab Spring and Lybia in lockstep with their Muslim Brotherhood partners and masters, Christians were tortured and slaughtered.

    Like other world leaders we took out under Obama, Assad has protected the Christians in his country in contrast to those who replaced them and who hold the worldview of the Muslim Brotherhood and terrorist organizations which emphasize the Islamic teaching of supremacy, Sharia, and destruction of all who do not convert.

    Russia stepped in and helped Assad and now we are making them our enemy.

    I welcome light being shed on this subject…..by anyone.

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  22. beaujest says:

    Looks and sounds good but her cult keeps me from ever voting for her !

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    • tommyd22 says:

      Her “cult” as you call it encompasses approx 50% of the Hindu population from what I read. The Hindu Monastery on Kauai island in Hawaii publishes the largest circulated Hindu magazine in the U.S. I’d say they are pretty mainstream in the Hindu world.
      Pretty damn big cult.. /sarc/

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    • Angel says:

      Vaishnava Hinduism is one of the main sects in Hinduism and is in no way bad. Attacks on Tulsi’s religion is disgusting and bigoted and shows a complete lack of understanding of Vaishnavism. http://www.hinduheritage.info

      She speaks very direct about religious freedom and religious bigotry and how our Bill of Rights protects everyone’s right to worship (or not):

      “Nothing is more important to me, and nothing was more important to our founding fathers, than freedom of religion.
      The freedom of every individual to follow the spiritual path of our choice or to follow no religion at all. This freedom is enshrined in our constitution, in our Bill of Rights, which every member of Congress takes an oath to protect. And which so many heroes have given their lives to defend.
      As a soldier I served in the Middle East, where I experienced first hand not only the cost of war, but I came to understand the cause of the endless conflicts that persist today.”
      The cause of these endless conflicts lies in the ambitions of various religious sects to control the levers of government, and to dominate those who adhere to other religious beliefs.”
      View story at Medium.com

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    • Christianity could be seen as a cult .also

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      • 4bleu says:

        No, not by the dictionary definition of the word ‘cult.’
        There are Christian ‘cults’ that are well-known
        There are Islamic cults, Buddhist cults, Hindu cults, Animist cults
        People will argue and disagree in every religion.

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  23. SpanglishKC says:

    “Even a broken clock is right twice a day”. Sundance has posted stuff consistent with her views on this particular topic which I agree with. I say use her venom to make anti-venom then crush her and eliminate a future problem

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  24. paulraven1 says:

    I don’t care about foreign policy right now. We have a war right here on our soil we have to win. Does this woman help us win it, or does she enable those trying to destroy us? In my view, it is simply not possible for a democrat to do anything but facilitate the destruction of our American concept and future.

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    • tommyd22 says:

      You don’t care about foreign policy?

      Just how many billions, trillions of American dollars do you think taxpayers spend every year on “foreign policy”? How much of that is covert? we don’t even know about it…

      We could have already rebuilt America several times over with the cash we are talking about..
      I would really like to see the numbers on how much we have sent to the Saudi’s over the past 50 years..

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      • Just Sayin' says:

        “We could have already rebuilt America several times over with the cash we are talking about..”

        We could have rebuilt America with that cash, but the reality that our pre-Trump leadership would have used it to undermine our nation instead.

        Foreign policy matters to the extent that we need to stop actively making things worse. But until we deal with our hostile elite here at home, that is going to be very difficult.

        And certainly any sort of ambitious foreign policy is out of the question, as long as they are there to corrupt it.

        Draining the swamp should be the priority.

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      • And the foreign policy of endless wars, toppling governments, devastating foreign countries serves as a cover for human trafficking, drug trafficking, and arms trafficking. The lives of men and women being thrown into these endless unjust wars is a travesty and the Veterans are treated horribly and is another atrocity.

        US foreign policy is very much tied up in our domestic issues. We can tackle them all at once, we don’t have to choose between the two. Thankfully, staying out of these wars will in of itself be tackling the foreign policy and help us to focus and rebuild our own nation.

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    • Sentient says:

      Our foreign policy is also turning Europe into part of the Ummah. Islam is like Eurasian watermilfoil. Once it gets in, it takes over.

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  25. Very impressed with this woman. I think her views are correct and the neocons like Graham, Mccain, and Rubio must be stopped. She’s very pretty too.

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  26. The friction with Russia in the Middle East – and the reason why the USA is losing friends and influence – is precisely because of this policy of arming RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISTS to destabilize countries the region.

    There is absolutely NO REASON for the US to be doing this. It doesn’t help the USA; it doesn’t help our allies; it doesn’t promote anything good.

    The best I can discern the idea was to install the Muslim Brotherhood and affiliated regimes, which thanks to the influence of groups like CAIR and agents such as Huma Abedin, the ignoramuses in the Deep State believe to be “our friends”.

    The stupidity of it defies belief.

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  27. She’s good on foreign policy, then far left on domestic affairs. I’d much prefer that be the Democratic Party’s M.O. than what we have now. We can debate economic and social policy, but if we get foreign policy wrong we’re all dead.

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  28. dreadnok89 says:

    Ya democrats arent democrats anymore. I used ro be democratic and would totally agree with her. People like sanders, ellison, booker,-clinton are the real snakes in the democratic party. There used to be descent democrats right?

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  29. Michael says:

    “Not all Democrats vote for Moonbats, but all Moonbats vote for Democrats.”
    Not all Democrats are Moonbats, but all Moonbats are Democrats.

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  30. ASpade says:

    It is easy to fall into the partisan mindset. But that isn’t what MAGA is about. Otherwise we become just the other side of the coin of the Globalists. What was so powerful about MAGA was that Trump’s movement and campaign looked past party identities and to the needs and welfare of the citizenry. If people are making good, valid points, whether they are Trump, Gabbard or even the vile McCain, they are still good and valid. Do not become the hateful, biased and dishonest creatures that we sought to eradicate from our lives.

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  31. Orygun says:

    I thought that we already had laws about aiding and abetting the enemy. This seems a bit like grandstanding when we really should be enforcing the law and that means enforcing it no matter what government agency is breaking it.

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  32. M33 says:

    I talked with her in person at my store when she was first campaigning for Congress. Sharp person, with a fairly good head on her shoulders. She certainly thought the whole Occupy Wallstreet thing was silly and ultimately ineffective. Plus she understood that the reason Congress and government had gotten so bad is because the voters keep elected the same problem people over amd over again.
    Interesting lady, at least not afraid to speak her mind, and definitely not in the Hillary elitist camp. She has served and that certainly gives one a far more realistic view on the world (unless you are John McCain and you found the government feeding trough).

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  33. youme says:

    Sebastian Gorka comments on some of Trump’s nominees:

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  34. youme says:

    A New American Grand Strategy
    by General Jim Mattis
    Thursday, February 26, 2015

    “The hearing today addresses the need for America to adapt to changing circumstances, to come out now from its reactive crouch and to take a firm strategic stance in defense of our values.

    While we recognize that we owe future generations the same freedoms we enjoy, the challenge lies in how to carry out our responsibility. We have lived too long now in a strategy-free mode.”

    http://www.hoover.org/research/new-american-grand-strategy

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    • Angel says:

      Rogin is a hack. This commenter got it right:

      “Why am I not surprised that a fine woman, like Major Gabbard is being attacked by the servile chicken hawks in the MSM? It’s because she has seen the horrors of war and can also see through the Neocon propaganda that the presstitutes obediently parrot. Major Gabbard is speaking out against the west’s support for the Saudi-backed terrorists who are prolonging the suffering of the Syrian people and deliberately shelling civilian areas in govt. liberated areas while keeping civilians, in the districts they occupy, as human shields. Russia and Syria opened humanitarian corridors to allow civilians to escape the terrorist-held areas but the CIA-backed terrorists will not let them leave because they want to keep them as human shields so spineless propagandists, like Rogin, and hideous tools, like Powers, can characterize the Syrians trying to liberate their territory as “merciless attacks” and “crimes against humanity”. “Journalism” in the MSM is a joke. Anyone, with an IQ above room temperature, can see it as the shameless propaganda that it is.”

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  35. TheseTruths says:

    I know nothing about Tulsi, but my instinct says run — don’t walk — from her. If she runs as a Dem for president, she will espouse many of Bernie’s views but will appeal to a broader base and get crossover votes. She will deceptively look like a reasonable Dem. She is a female version of Obama — considered young and attractive, with fresh ideas. I think she’s a snake in the grass.

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    • sunnydaze says:

      Yikes, who is talking about electing her Prez?

      She sponsored a great Bill. That is all.

      It’s a Bill that deserves attention and support from as many Congresscritters as possible.

      MAGA. And whoever is willing to help, I say, let them. All great ideas welcome!

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      • TheseTruths says:

        “who is talking about electing her Prez”
        I am talking about her possibly RUNNING for president. I’m saying it’s not too early to be watching for the next big Dem star since they have no exciting candidates now. This woman is attractive, articulate, confident, and smart. She clearly knows how to get good publicity and is already getting on the good side of some Republicans. She is talking with Trump instead of entering into the constant drumbeat of criticism and false narratives. I’m just saying she bears watching.

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        • Angel says:

          What’s frightening is that she is for the People. /s

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        • Exactly, These Truths. If we befriend her and show her the wonderful-ness of our principles and philosophy, she might turn Rep. It’s happened before! Or at the least, she might vote for our good bills (non-GOPe) from time to time. Let’s see what her ratings turn out to be at the end of her first term. We might be pleasantly surprised.

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  36. Apfelcobbler says:

    Michelle/Tulsi 2020

    The Obamas have learned from the Bushes and Clintons. I wouldn’t be surprised if Michelle doesn’t take a sudden interest in politics afterall, by 2019.

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  37. Apfelcobbler says:

    Butler reeks of CIA mind control ala 1960’s. Americans were planted within already existing legitimate religious branches deemed as possible “cults” – in order to keep a lid on them and sometimes direct them. These individuals were used as vacuum cleaners, to keep tabs on movements that the IC felt may take root and have powerful sway with young people in particular.

    The west coast is still dotted with tons of alternative churches with an extremely charismatic American at the center. There’s one in Palo Alto with branches in Grass Valley. The leader of this one had a retreat home for his special ladies, and wound up with some major legal troubles. Jim Jones is probably the most famous example.

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  38. justfactsplz says:

    I approach anyone within our current government with caution. Until President Elect Trump and his administration are in power I will continue to do so. There is no doubt the American people need to know how McShame and his ilk have been arming Islamic Extremists I am a bit skeptical of Ms. Gabbard’s bill in whole.

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  39. Keln says:

    Finally got to see the interview. I don’t really know her politics, nor do I care. On this issue she is absolutely correct, and as Tucker pointed out, it is Bi-partisan how the current policy came to be. It is madness, as she called it. And she is the only Democrat I’ve heard flat out say what we’ve all known for a while; there are no “moderate freedom fighters” in Syria. There are Islamic radicals fighting to take out Assad because he’s blocking their Islamization of Syria.

    That’s what the “Arab Spring” has been all about, and the US removing Saddam was the catalyst. We’ve poked a beehive, and it’s time to shut off any funding or support from so-called “moderates” in the region.

    She didn’t say it, but I suspect Trump agreed with her. His stance has been for a long time to focus on ISIS, not Syria.

    The funny thing she left unsaid, at least it seemed to me, was that Saudi Arabia itself is among those we should not be giving any aid to. She might not have meant that explicitly, but the reality is, anything we give to the Saudis will find its way to these Islamist groups. We have in many ways created this entire mess. When I say “we”, I mean of course the fools we’ve put into power.

    Gabbard has a long hill to climb though, to get any such a bill through Congress. It will take backing of Trump at the least to get Republicans on board, and that is likely why she went to him.

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  40. Millwright says:

    I suspect Rep. Gabbard has grasped a nettle with a double edge ! I can certainly agree with her concept of the USG not being participatory in local and regional conflicts . But my past experience indicates various conflicting groups will make – with sufficient socio-psychological impetus – any level of sacrifices to obtain the means to inflict their will upon their opposition . I haven’t read Rep. Gabbard’s Bill, but I suspect its likely severely lacking in details and proscriptions for determining the “who, what, where, when and how” guidelines for our government and military to follow .

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    • 4bleu says:

      Not sure what to make of the title of the bill, who can disagree with it?
      But who are the terrorists? Samantha Powers, a Democrat, believes Israelis are.

      let’s see…
      prohibits… funds…to provide assistance (including training, equipment, supplies, stipends, construction of training and associated facilities, and sustainment) to any element of the Syrian opposition or to any other Syrian group or individual seeking to overthrow the government of the Syrian Arab Republic…
      unless the funds are specifically authorized to be appropriated and appropriated for such purpose.

      I don’t get it.
      It says prohibits funds then says it’s un-prohibited provided that funds are specifically authorized for that purpose. So, it actually doesn’t prohibit anything.

      What’s the practical point of the bill then? If anything it could limit this country’s flexibility in dealing with the highly fluid Syrian situation.

      Also, why wasn’t this introduced to slow down team Obama/Hillary (Democrats) rather than Trump who has strongly articulated already he doesn’t like what they’ve been doing there?

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  41. UKExpat says:

    So where was she for the past 8 years when HER DemoncRAT President OBOZO was doing exactly what she now wants to stop?

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    • 4bleu says:

      Looks like she was in the top leadership of the party that was supporting his policies. Apparently, she also voted to lift sanctions off Iran an action which contrasts starkly with her rhetoric.

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    • BigMamaTEA says:

      Not defending her; but, I think she is just beginning her second term. It takes them at least a year to figure out the buildings, etc. I usually give a little slack the first year. (I even do this for the suspected commies)

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  42. SNAKESRULE says:

    I’m unimpressed. I’ll quote my father “a vote for any democrat, for any offoce, at any level, is a vote for the destruction of the United States of America.” sound advice.

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  43. pochas94 says:

    This is the “Hope the problem goes away” school of thinking that produced Bengazi and Merkel’s invasion. We solve the problem by not dealing with it.

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  44. KeithInTampa says:

    Just one quick observation and a comment:

    I note that it’s reported that Stephen Bannon is a big fan of Gabbard because of her right-leaning stances on guns, refugees and Islamic extremism….No matter, this gal is “Spot On”; and shares my perception of what is transpiring right now in Syria….I believe this whole quagmire in Syria can be placed, at least to a degree, at our doorstep.

    Geesh this is not your Dad’s Republican or Democratic Parties anymore! We’re seeing a major shift in alignment; from those who support “Globalist/Elitist/Interventionist/Bush-Like-Regime-Change” and those who align with Johnny McCain & Chinless-Graham; to those who don’t….

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  45. j says:

    http://www.hawaiifreepress.com/ArticlesMain/tabid/56/ID/15759/Video-Tulsi-Gabbard-praises-her-Guru-Chris-Butler-on-50th-Anniversary-of-Hare-Krishna-in-USA.aspx

    http://www.civilbeat.org/2015/03/krishna-cult-rumors-still-dog-tulsi-gabbard/

    “Civil Beat was able to verify a number of the ties that link Butler to Gabbard’s family and associates:”

    ” Kainoa Penaroza, who was appointed as Gabbard’s Washington, D.C.-based chief of staff last month despite his relative lack of political experience, is the son of Bill Penaroza, who was among a slate of 14 candidates running for a variety of offices in 1976 under an enigmatic political party called the Independents for Godly Government. The party’s connection to Butler was revealed in a three-part investigative series by the Honolulu Advertiser’s Walter Wright in 1977.”

    ” Abraham Williams, Gabbard’s 26-year-old fiancé, is a freelance cinematographer who also grew up in a family with strong ties to Butler. His mother, Anya Anthony, is listed as a registered agent of Wai Lana Productions LLC, a company named after Butler’s wife, Wai Lan, that runs http://www.wailana.com, which sells yoga instruction DVDs, clothing and other accessories.”

    “Anthony is now the manager of Gabbard’s district office in Honolulu”

    “Mike Gabbard has long maintained that he’s a Catholic, not Hare Krishna. But, in Honolulu Magazine’s 2004 profile, he acknowledged his ties to Butler: “Although I’m not a member of the Science of Identity Foundation, I’m eternally thankful to Chris Butler … whose teachings of karma yoga (selfless service) and bhakti yoga (devotion to God) have brought me back to my Catholic roots and the fundamental teachings of Christ.””

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/68483000/religious-sect-plans-development-in-mackenzie-basin

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