Debates 2020

Tulsi Gabbard Wrecks Dems With Powerful Anti-War Debate Answers

Gabbard has made ending American intervention abroad the defining issue of her campaign.

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While the rest of the candidates at the first Democratic debate tonight have been doing their best to out-socialist each other, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has been trying to keep the country out of war.

When asked whether she would rejoin the 2015 Iran nuclear deal—first negotiated by the Obama administration and withdrawn from by President Donald Trump—Gabbard gave an unequivocal yes, while warning about the dire consequences of war.

"War with Iran would be worse than war with Iraq," said Gabbard, an Iraq War veteran. "Donald Trump and his chickenhawk cabinet—Mike Pompeo, John Bolton, and others—are creating a situation where a spark would light a war with Iran. Trump needs to get back into the Iran deal, swallow his pride, and put America first."

Gabbard's position contrasts with the positions of other Democratic candidates on stage. Sen. Cory Booker (D–N.J.) was the lone debate participant to say that he would not automatically re-enter the Iran deal worked out by President Obama, suggesting a better deal could be had.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D–Minn.) said that, while she favored reentering the deal, she would like to push for stricter terms. Klobuchar also stressed that if a war with Iran were to occur, it would require congressional authorization.

Gabbard has kept the focus on the U.S.'s aggressive foreign policy the entire night. When asked about what she would do about the gender pay gap, the Hawaii representative declined to answer the moderators' lady question, instead choosing to denounce our current interventionist foreign policy.

Later in the debate, when Rep. Tim Ryan (D–Ohio) referenced the recent deaths of two U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan as a reason to continue our war in the country, Gabbard was having none of it.

"Will you tell the parents of those two soldiers that were killed in Afghanistan that we have to be engaged? That is unacceptable. We have lost so many lives, we have spent so much money," said Gabbard.

Drawing critical attention to America's interminable overseas wars has been the explicit purpose of Gabbard's longshot campaign from the beginning.

"There is one main issue that is central to the rest, and that is the issue of war and peace," said Gabbard, when announcing her intention to run to CNN's Van Jones.

This single-minded focus is unlikely to win her many votes, given the predominance of domestic policy in tonight's debate, and the Democratic primary as a whole.

That Gabbard was willing to duck a softball, red meat question about raising wages for women to focus on America's war-making abroad was nonetheless a refreshing moment amidst the otherwise dreary, shockingly left-wing rhetoric from the rest of the Democratic field on stage tonight.

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  1. That Gabbard was willing to duck a softball, red meat question about raising wages for women to focus on America’s war-making abroad was nonetheless a refreshing moment…

    That proves she doesn’t have what it takes to be president. Move on to Warren, moderators.

  2. And Candidate Obama also opposed foreign wars.

    1. Yeah, I’m not impressed by promises of non-interventionism.

      I doubt she means she wouldn’t lift a finger to defend the U.S. or our allies, including those we’re obligated to defend by constitutionally ratified treaties, but, even so, I’m not convinced that telling Iran or Russia that we won’t intervene when they’re aggressive towards their neighbors is practical, smart, or will necessarily lead to less intervention by the U.S. in the long run.

      In the case of Iran, forcing them to return to compliance with the NPT is probably the best way to achieve peaceful coexistence and avoid war. If they had nukes, they’d have a free hand to use their already existing proxy armies to move on whatever they wanted–including Mecca. That’s not a recipe for non-intervention and peace.

      Likewise, I’m not sure Estonia, Poland, and the Ukraine equate American non-interventionism with peace, anyway, not when Putin is itching for a reason to extend his rule. Chamberlain’s non-interventionism did not bring peace in his time. Quite the opposite. I’ve never heard of a bully who backed down once he realized his intended victims wouldn’t fight back.

      Meanwhile, Trump doesn’t have a bad record on non-intervention.
      He managed to defeat ISIS without invading Syria, he restrained himself on Iran despite provocation, and yesterday I read this:

      “U.S. President Donald Trump has recently spoken privately about withdrawing from the defense treaty with Japan as he is of the view that the postwar pact treated the United States unfairly, Bloomberg reported late on Monday.”

      https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/25/trump-says-he-wants-to-end-postwar-japan-defense-treaty-report.html

      Yeah, why should the U.S. be on the hook to guarantee Japan’s safety against China when Japan won’t bother to take the steps necessary to defend themselves? It’s basically the same questions Trump is asking about why we’re on the hook to defend places like France, Germany, and Italy from Russia when they aren’t doing the minimum to defend themselves either?

      Isn’t the Democratic field grumbling about that last part, too? How do they complain about Trump being an interventionist, out of one side of their mouths, and meanwhile complain about Trump threatening to dial back our commitment to defend everyone from the Europeans to the Japanese out of the other side of their mouths?

      I don’t see a sharp contrast between Trump and non-interventionists. I think you need TDS to see it clearly.

      1. “How do they complain about Trump being an interventionist, out of one side of their mouths, and meanwhile complain about Trump threatening to dial back our commitment to defend everyone from the Europeans to the Japanese out of the other side of their mouths?”

        Logical consistency is a social construct of the white supremacist cisheteropatriarchy used to oppress marginalized peoples.

      2. Japan can’t take the necessary steps to defend itself. Their own Constitution, forced upon them by us after WWII, renounces the right to wage war. As written, the JSDF is unconstitutional. It still exists out of necessity, but offensive war (or amassing a large defensive force in anticipation of war) is off the table right now.

        In order for the US to leave, Japan needs the popular support to amend the Constitution and modify or remove Article 9. I think it’s noble to, as a nation, sincerely believe and codify in law that you won’t wage offensive wars, but the JSDF needs to be let loose and start meeting the needs of the nation to deal with inevitable Chinese incursions. Until Japan moves in that direction, it’s in our best interest to maintain the status quo. Abe and Trump like each other and are working on this issue because amending Article 9 has never been remotely possible, but now there’s enough of a chance that they can openly discuss it.

        1. “it’s in our best interest to maintain the status quo”

          What do I get out of it?

          1. Yes, the Japanese constitution must be changed and the Japanese should take the lead in defending themselves.

            The Chinese Communist Party will sure love this. As US leaves the East Pacific, it should tell the CCP, “Hey, you guys got your wish. We’re leaving.” They’ll beg us to come back and restore the old order.

        2. Pacifism is retarded. When somebody is a little too kill-y, the answer isn’t to go full on pussy. It’s just to tone it down a bit. Japan should have one of the most badass militaries on earth. They need it, and everybody else may need it someday too.

          1. Pacifism is for moral preeners who condemn those on whom they rely for safety.

    2. “And Candidate Obama also opposed foreign wars.”

      Unfortunately, neither congress-critter of POTUS Obo did, Unless Tony or turd is posting, in which case Obo ended all wars, never started one, made the US immensely wealthy, grew hair on bald men, and cured cancer.

      1. And when gone, speak of him as if he’s a regular Cincinnatus despite not going away and making sure he sticks his two cents mostly to undermine Orange Man Bad.

        1. Anti Whiteism:

          Open Borders! (for White populations Only)
          Noone is Illegal! (where White people live Only)
          Diversity is a strength! (for non Whites moving into White places Only)

          Slavery, colonialism, etc. were common to all peoples, acting and receiving. See Turkey, North Africa, Mongolia, Japan, among others. And, the enslavement of Whites like the Slavs and the Irish, by the Islamic world in particular.

          As always, anti racist just means Anti White

    3. and candidate Trump as well

      1. “and candidate Trump as well”
        And POTUS Trump has not started any new ones, but to those with TDS, that’s not an issue, right CE?
        Fuck off; tiresome.

      2. Trump has been the least interventionist since GHWB.

    4. It was the only thing in which I could agree with Obama yet we started one in Libya, expanded the one in Afghanistan and spent more on foreign wars in his 2 terms than we did during the Bush years.

      1. Who am I, chopped liver?

        Sincerely,
        – American Backed Yemeni Genocide and Serving as Al-Queda’s airforce in Syria

    5. Obama disappointed on foreign policy but was still undoubtedly miles better than McCain would have been given that McCain was literally writing op-ed pieces calling for the U.S. to attack North Korea regardless of whether South Korea (!!!) supported the action: https://www.weeklystandard.com/john-mccain/rogue-state-rollback

      1. Bomb, Bomb, Bomb. Bomb, Bomb Iran.

    6. Yeah but Obama never served on the front line and watched soldiers come in mutilated. Those sorts of images tend to weigh on a soul.

  3. Maybe that’s the defining issue of her campaign for you. Where does she stand on the Green New Deal?

    She is the sponsor of HR 3671, which would do the following:

    “By 2027: (1) 80% of electricity sold must be generated from clean energy resources, (2) 80% of new vehicle sales from manufacturers must be sales of zero-emission vehicles, and (3) 80% of train rail lines and train engines must be electrified. By 2035: (1) 100% of electricity must be generated from clean energy resources, (2) 100% of vehicle sales from manufacturers must be zero-emission vehicles, and (3) 100% of train rail lines and train engines must be electrified.

    It prohibits exports of domestically produced crude oil and natural gas, including liquefied natural gas.”

    https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3671

    Our next president needs to be someone who will veto the Green New Deal if and when the Democrats get control of both the House and the Senate, so fuck Tulsi Gabbard and the horse she rode in on. If she’s the best the Democrats have to offer, then fuck all the other Democrats, too–each and every one of them.

    1. 80%?? So her Green Plan would only cost 4 trillion then.

    2. “It prohibits exports of domestically produced crude oil and natural gas, including liquefied natural gas.”

      That’s a reasonable position. Many countries, and Alaska, recognize that all citizens have some right to the natural resources of the country, and should be compensated when that right is given to a corporation to sell.
      #LockeanProviso

      1. Exporting isn’t the same as selling the mineral rights to a foreign power.

        1. It’s digging it up and selling it to them.

  4. What’s her opinion in the 2nd Anendment?

    1. Amendment.

      Really need an edit feature, or at least a return to the preview, especially for those of us using tiny phones with big fingers.

      1. Yes we do need an edit feature.

        Ms. Gabbard is in favor of an assault weapons ban. Without going to her official campaign propaganda dissemination webpage I can not reliably inform you of any other positions she may have vis a vis firearm confiscation, pistol carry permits, weapons registration, our unconstitutional restraining order paradigm, dragon dildos, or any other issue surrounding the right of every human to own and carry weapons.

        1. I took a look for you.

          Basically in favor of any gun control measure you could think of.

          1. That is mighty huwite of you, sir. It figures that she would be a gun grabber. Of course we shouldn’t really expect much else.

      2. When will you crazy kids learn that phones are for making phone calls?

        1. They’re not really phones any more. They are handheld computers that can also make phone calls. Now they’re primarily internet and texting devices.

          1. they’re handheld supercomputers with access to all the world’s accumulated knowledge. we use them for sending each other smiley faces and dirty pics

            1. “”they’re handheld supercomputers with access to all the world’s accumulated knowledge.”‘

              Something I remind people when they complain about the cost of their phone.

            2. with access to all the world’s accumulated knowledge.

              Not even close. They have access to a carefully curated outline of the world’s knowledge.

    2. 80% of guns should be banned?

      1. Only by 2027. She would grab the rest by 2035.

  5. So we’ve had two presidents now who think Iraq and Afghanistan were mistakes. And yet we’re still there. Good for you Tulsi but you’re out of your league against the MI complex.

    1. Entropic Principle
      June.26.2019 at 10:59 pm
      “So we’ve had two presidents now who think Iraq and Afghanistan were mistakes. And yet we’re still there. Good for you Tulsi but you’re out of your league against the MI complex.”

      Your tin-foil hat is too small.

    2. Yep. If Gabbard is elected, then soon after her inauguration, there will be a meeting in the Oval Office at which the Smoking Man will explain to her about who controls the US military.

      1. I joke that when a newly elected president sits in the oval office for the first time there is a note on the desk that says, we killed Kennedy, we can kill you, orders to follow.

  6. Her performance earned her the early lead in the Drudge poll, but some of that just might be 4chan. If not, it appears that ending the many wars in south west Asia just might matter more to real Americans than all of the remainder of the Democratic platform.

    1. Trouble is, she will take all those soldiers and assets to go to war with Russia.

      1. Doubtful. The two largest nuclear arsenals are simply not likely to ever actually be used against each other. You peaceniks would know this if you actually studied the issue, or read books authored by the people who are actually responsible for using these things.

        Anti-war hippies talking about strategy always seems to me rather like monks talking about vagina or anti-gunners blathering on endlessly and fruitlessly about “assault weapons.”

        1. like monks talking about vagina

          Actually, one of the few things the Catholic Church gets right is that gay men make the best marriage counselors.

      2. Pakistan

        Try to keep up.

        1. Not Mexico?

      3. She’s no Hillary.

    2. She was the only sane one at the debate. Probably because she was given the fewest opportunities to speak.

      1. Seems she’s just as batshit insane as the rest of them. She just downplays that crazy by focusing only on her pacifist crazy.

        But she’s a gun grabbing Open Borders Socialist Greenie at home, to go with her pacifism abroad.

        Here’s Tulsi on the Issues. It’s one infantile horror show after the next.

        1. Her dad is also a cult leader. So crazy is expected.

    3. Bill DeBlasio is 4th in that poll – they’re trolling.

      I think the wars should be a top issue, but they’re going all in on free college, reparations, and Medicare for all. Good luck with that.

      1. plenty of commie Dems liked Bill B saying he would take over the corporations like a true fascist

        1. DeBlasio should have been out down for his communism a very long time ago.

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  8. My respect for Gabbard went up several notches when she earnestly and forcefully stated her position that government has no business telling you who you can love or who you can marry. All four of my eight-year old girlfriends and my mom are going to be so happy. Or are we going to maintain those silly rules about pedophilia, polygamy and incest? Is this one of those principles like the principle of “my body, my choice” that only applies to abortion and not prostitution or drug use or working for less than minimum wage?

    1. Great… another Palin sock.

      1. Yeah, worrying about who is in bed with who is a great concern to fucking ignoramuses.

    2. consenting adults, keep up please. you get 2 out of 3 though.

    3. Shut up and take your vaccine, you science hater!

    4. When the Democrats give eight-year-olds the vote, they’ll be able to make up their own minds about that.

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  10. No need to subsidize Iran. Obama’s “deal” was a sham. We can remain civil without bilking Americans. Tulsi is the best option the Dems have but she’s still wrong on too many issues. I’d be inclined to vote for her instead of Trump but the greater Dem agenda will drive me to supporting ballot access for the LP.

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  12. Wood.

    1. But still the least terrible shit sandwich on the D side. Maybe a shit finger sandwich.

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  15. Tulsi did good.
    She comes off as a little robotic, but lets some passion show on the war stuff.
    It should be pointed out however, that she was just being used to take Tim “white Corey Booker” Ryan down.
    They’re going to kneecap her before she can gain too much momentum.
    Solid performance.
    And, of course, would.

    That being said, her domestic agenda is horrible. She’s a straight up, if pretty, Bernie broette

    1. My friend who shall remain unnamed states of Ms. Gabbard that he would tax that like a thirteenth century nobleman. It appears that my roomate is a burgeoning Democrat. Hopefully he doesn’t start smelling little girl’s hair…..

  16. Not unusual the dems have only a couple anti-war candidates. Nearly every major war in the 20th century we were involved in had a Democrat in the White House.

      1. Stupid comment; to be expected.

      2. Historically accurate.

        1. Sounds like lame, ahistorical, pathetic, pro-Republican horseshit. Do you know how cheap pro-Republican horseshit is on the internet?

          How about talking about what they’re doing now? Or at least what they’ve been doing for the past 40 years?

          1. No Tony, it’s right on. The problem is you pukes don’t ever take responsibility for your poor decisions. And really, at this point, most of you should be executed en masse. And I amsot hope that we get a democrat president. Then the people might get uncomfortable Doug to do something abut it and put an end to all of you in the kind of purge this country so desperately needs.

            No Marxist has a right to exist, ever. You should all be deposited into land fills. Your collective lives aren’t worth a single one of my freedoms. Don’t ever forget that.

            1. And really, at this point, most of you should be executed en masse.

              Do it, pussy. The only thing more pathetic than someone who talks like a fascist is someone who talks like a fascist but has no will to power.

              1. Don’t worry progtard, you faggots keep pushing and you will meet your end soon enough. Though you are free to choke our rivers with your dead.

                Remember which side owns all the guns and actually isn’t afraid of a fight.

            2. Huh. Another day, another post from Shithead filled with violent threats.

              If the day ever comes when Shithead here is justifiably banned from Reason for his violent rhetoric, you can be sure that he, along with his little fan club, will be the first to whine that he is being censored for his political views.

              1. You’ll be handed first PEDO Jeffy. As you re a self professed child rape enthusiast. Admitted to on this very website.

                And I’m not threatening anyone. Just pointing out that when you progtards keep pushing, that’s just what’s gonna happen.

          2. Sounds like lame, ahistorical, pathetic, pro-Republican horseshit.

            World War I: Woodrow Wilson
            World War II: FDR
            Korea: Truman
            Vietnam: LBJ

            1. HateFacts!

              You should be banned from Reason! Won’t someone think of the children? (Besides Biden!)

            2. LIAR! LIAR!

              Spanish-American War: McKinley

              See! Republicans are the real warmongers after all! They started it all!

              Besides, those Democrat presidents gotten involved in major wars only because it was George W. Bush lied to them!

              1. Wow, that last sentence was truly incoherent. It should have been: “those Democrat presidents got involved in major wars only because George W. Bush lied to them.”

                Damn voice texting

        2. and the Repubs jack up spending and debt the most. whatever anyone promises, they give the opposite.

          1. The vast majority of our federal spending is from mandatory entitlement programs started under democrats… not sure what lies you’ve been told.

            1. Like most people, CE only looks at the discretionary spending.

              Because the mandatory spending is terrifying.

      3. I’m just saying there are usually only one or two anti war candidates for the dems every cycle. Hell, the Republicans usually have less than that unless Rand Paul or Trump are running. Yes, the last 70 years would have been a lot different if Henry Wallace continued to be Vice President in 1944, and LBJ didn’t have JFK whacked, but it is what it is.

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  18. Hold onto your butts, because they’re about to be violated by Warren’s big black dildo of economic populism. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

    1. Tony
      June.27.2019 at 12:07 am
      “Hold onto your butts, because they’re about to be violated by Warren’s big black dildo of economic populism. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.”
      You’d think shitbag, here, would at least try to act sober, but no…

      1. It was a debate, why would I be sober?

        My drinking game was “drink every time someone said something.”

    2. if they’re going to run a domme, couldn’t they get a hotter one?

    3. Kinky.

  19. Klobuchar also stressed that if a war with Iran were to occur, she’d consider getting a new comb at Walgreens for her salad.

  20. So who “won”?
    Who delivered the defining “Trump is a big poopyhead” speech?

  21. Y’all should all throw Tulsi a few bucks. 130000 donors gets her in the next debate.

  22. Gabbard is as good as it gets on the Dem side.

    It’s a travesty the debate moderators are already favoring the early poll leaders with more air time. No one’s even heard from the rest of the field — early polls are meaningless.

    1. Tulsi is a good looking Bernie Socialist.

      Even Biden would be better.

      Read here positions. It’s everything horrible but the Neocon quest for world dominance.
      https://www.tulsigabbard.org/

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  28. No, she seems to be in agreement with President Trump. Let’s disengage and assume the American brand will prosper. We are exceptional only when we act as such.

    1. She’s either deceiving herself or outright lying.

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  33. Gabbard has made ending American intervention abroad the defining issue of her campaign.

    So did Obama and look what happened.

    Gabbard is a typical left wing authoritarian. Once given power, she’ll invade, oppress, and kill like all her predecessors.

    1. The President of the United States is not in charge of the US military. If Gabbard is elected, she’ll either accept that or get Kennedyed.

  34. “Tulsi Gabbard Wrecks Dems”

    That intro is a pile of Shitschgi.

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  38. Tulsi Gabbard is not going to be the next president.

    She totally destroyed Tim Ryan in that exchange.

    Good job.

    Get us out of Afghanistan. Somebody please.

  39. Seriously, about the only thing I can really say in her favor is that, as Presidential candidates go, she’s fairly hot looking. Certainly better looking than Occasional Cortex. (Who’s aging fast, must be the madness leaking out.)

    1. Nikki haley is hotter.

    2. Maybe AOC and Gabbard can lez out on each other on webcam.

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  41. We Koch / Reason libertarians must not be fooled by Gabbard’s “anti-war” message. She’s not anti-war in principle; she just supports whatever position will make the US weaker and Russia stronger. Because she’s Putin’s favorite Democrat.

    #GabbardRussia

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  44. “Will you tell the parents of those two soldiers that were killed in Afghanistan that we have to be engaged? That is unacceptable. We have lost so many lives, we have spent so much money,” said Gabbard.

    If you’re categorically unwilling to put military lives at risk, you’re categorically unqualified to be Commander in Chief.

    1. It’s also an extremely lame appeal to emotion given that we have an all volunteer military.

      Makes me question her honesty. As plenty of others have already noted, she’s not saying anything all that different than candidate Obama.

    2. If you’re categorically unwilling to put military lives at risk in foreign wars of aggression, you have my vote.

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  47. So Reason’s Dem du jour is a dame. Tune in tomorrow for a new winner (loser).

  48. Is this a meme

  49. “”Sen. Cory Booker (D–N.J.) was the lone debate participant to say that he would not automatically re-enter the Iran deal worked out by President Obama, suggesting a better deal could be had.””

    Booker channels Trump.

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  52. The bots are out in extreme force in this thread. Wtf is this?

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  54. We already know these sorts of deals don’t work. We/SK fed legitimate sources of power to NK in the 90s and 00s and now they have nukes. You can’t enable a regime whose ideology directly counters yours and expect them to be nice just cuz.

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  57. […] GABBARD WINS FIRST DEBATE POLL…I’m ‘Most Qualified’ as Cmdr-in-Chief…Her Anti-War Call…AND SHE IS MOST SEARCHED NAME DURING DEBATE…2020 KICKOFF…Elizabeth Warren Gets Center […]

  58. […] GABBARD WINS FIRST DEBATE POLL…I’m ‘Most Qualified’ as Cmdr-in-Chief…Her Anti-War Call…AND SHE IS MOST SEARCHED NAME DURING DEBATE…2020 KICKOFF…Elizabeth Warren Gets Center […]

  59. […] GABBARD WINS FIRST DEBATE POLL…I’m ‘Most Qualified’ as Cmdr-in-Chief…Her Anti-War Call…AND SHE IS MOST SEARCHED NAME DURING DEBATE…2020 KICKOFF…Elizabeth Warren Gets Center […]

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  65. Media matters leaves its mark all over this article?

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  69. […] the surprisingly fast escalation of the health care debate and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s shining anti-interventionist moment. And since Matt Welch and Nick Gillespie weren’t on the podcast, we join tonight’s […]

  70. […] the surprisingly fast escalation of the health care debate and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s shining anti-interventionist moment. And since Matt Welch and Nick Gillespie weren’t on the podcast, we join tonight’s […]

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  72. […] the surprisingly fast escalation of the health care debate and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s shining anti-interventionist moment. And since Matt Welch and Nick Gillespie weren’t on the podcast, we join tonight’s […]

  73. For those who would like to hear more about Ms. Gabbard, she has done two podcasts in the last year with Joe Rogan, each of which went well over an hour.

    Is she wrong when she advocates non-intervention? Keep in mind she has worn the uniform, has smelled the proverbial smoke, and has probably buried a few friends. If any of us had had the same experience, would we not be inclined to feel the same way she clearly does?

    Personally, I think her domestic platform is not good. It is a recipe for a train wreck long-term, and will absolutely destroy our individual liberties. Socialized medicine? Restriction of gun rights? Relaxed borders with minimal restriction? No thanks, Ms. Gabbard.

    But her advocacy of non-intervention is a breath of fresh air, at least to me.

  74. I’m about as non interventionist as they come… So that bit is cool. But I’d rather have a war monger, within say the bounds of the level of stupid we’ve done the last several decades, and skip all the communist insanity, if those are my two choices.

    Frankly, Trump so far really has been the most restrained president we’ve had in a long time on this front… And he’s a hell of a lot better than any of these dicks on basically every other issue.

  75. I like her.

    However, the Iran deal is not a deal at all. With the rhetoric they push, no nuclear program of any sort is allowed.

  76. Tulsi Gabbard representative tried to keep the country out of the war, this is towards the interests of the community, she put the interests of the community above her own interests. http://raze3.co/dead-zed-2

  77. Every presidential candidate promises peace (Wilson, Roosevelt).

    And every president delivers war. We need to get rid of presidents (or at least their powers).

  78. […] pivotal moment in her candidacy. After all, Tulsi Gabbard has largely defined her candidacy by her anti-war platform. While she didn’t perform poorly in her first debate, her debate victory against Ryan caused […]

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  82. […] a brief uptick in Google search results, after obliterating Rep. Tim Ryan (D–Ohio) and the case for war with Iran. Still, she’s polling at less than 2 […]

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