Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard, Advocate of a Less Interventionist Foreign Policy, Exits the Democratic Presidential Race

"Today I'm suspending my presidential campaign and offering my full support to Vice President Joe Biden."

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D–Hawaii), a longshot candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination who garnered a small and eclectic following, has dropped out of the race and endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden.

"It's clear that Democratic primary voters have chosen Vice President Joe Biden to be the person who will take on President Trump," said Gabbard in a statement. "Though I may not agree with the vice president on every issue, I know that he has a good heart, and he's motivated by his love for our country and the American people. I am confident he will lead our country, guided by the spirit of aloha, respect and compassion, and help heal the divisiveness that has been tearing our country apart."

Gabbard vowed to do everything she could to help Biden defeat Trump, demonstrating yet again that all the speculation she would run as a third-party spoiler candidate to help ensure Trump's re-election—a theory peddled by Hillary Clinton, among others—was baseless and absurd. (And in any case, it was far from clear that Gabbard would have taken more votes from the Democratic nominee than from Trump.)

Gabbard also had kind words for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I–Vt.), who is now the only remaining challenger to the presumptive nominee.

Her departure from the race is not a surprise: She had won just two delegates and was barred from recent debates. But Gabbard deserves tremendous credit for being the only candidate to put foreign policy at the center of her campaign. She doggedly called out the other candidates when they failed to reject the bipartisan consensus in favor of military intervention. She implored her rivals to denounce regime change in the Middle East, leveraging her status as a veteran to shore up her credibility.

Gabbard did other things to attract support from libertarian-minded individuals. She famously eviscerated Sen. Kamala Harris (D–Calif.) in the July CNN debate over the former prosecutor's carceral history. And though she held mostly progressive economic views, she presented herself as an independent on issues pertaining to culture and identity politics.

Gabbard was one of just two Democratic candidates—Andrew Yang being the other—to show a real interest in building an alternative coalition that would include some libertarian-adjacent ideas. It will be interesting to see what she does next, she is not running for re-election to Congress in 2020.

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  1. I am confident he will lead our country, guided by the spirit of aloha, respect and compassion, and help heal the divisiveness that has been tearing our country apart.

    None of those are attributes I care about in a president. What I care about is smaller government, low taxes, and fewer wars.

    1. Stop being so divisive, you divisor.

    2. Smaller government disqualifies Trump.

      1. Trump has shrunk the government or Lefties would not be out of their minds to get rid of him.

        The proof is in the Lefty motivations.

        1. The implication is those on the left are rational.

        2. Naw!! The Left hates Trump personally much more than for any things he has done as Prez & because he won’t be PC & kiss their arses, but just simply says what he feels!

          The only thing Trump has done to make Govt. smaller is reduce a great number of onerous FED BEAST regulations….Other than that is is just another Big Govt. pol!

          1. Once you trip over complete derangement, it’s a distinction without a difference as to the reasons. Like, “I kill you 5 times” is more worser than just 2 times.

            That said, isn’t greatly reducing onerous regulations actually making government smaller? Yeah, so many other things that could and should be done. Hopefully a second term gives him more of a sense of “don’t give a flying f*** what they say”.

      2. Lesser evil.

    3. Funny how Gabbard is sooooo anti-war & USA Interventions, which is great because all these wars & interventions & coups, etc have been IMMORAL & ILLEGAL, but now she chooses to endorse the VP of the WAR CRIMINAL, Obummy, who expanded, intensified & accelerated the BOGUS WAR ON TERROR, into Syria, Yemen &, Libya…I have lost all respect for her!

      1. Heck yes, why would you endorse Biden? It’s heartbreaking! Did they actually have a gun to your head? Otherwise it doesn’t make sense.

        1. SHE IS SELLING OUT !!!! I guess she is just playing the game so she gets a cushy job in Quid Pro Joe’s administration!
          And why do these Pols need to endorse anyone at all?….Why can’t she just say they all stink to her & she is not endorsing anyone?

          1. Especially since she isn’t running for anything else. It’s not like the DNC is going to come out against her.

    4. What I care about is liberty.

    5. Obama ran on a less interventionist foreign policy and we spent more on foreign wars in his 2 terms than in 2 Bush terms. Trump pushed for less intervention and was roundly criticized for even his minor reduction in Syria. He was harshly criticized for wanting out of Afghanistan but at least looks like he is moving towards that.
      War is bipartisan policy.

  2. I wonder if she will be Biden’s running mate.

    1. That’s about as likely as Biden picking John McAfee as his running mate. They are going to pick a woke minority female, something like a fat gap toothed lesbian.

      1. They are going to pick a woke minority female, something like a fat gap toothed lesbian.

        Bide/ Triggleypuff 2020

        1. *Biden/ Trggleypuff 2020*

          Dammit.

        2. If it picks an angry lesbian (as if there is any other kind), that might sooth the Bernie bros but it won’t generate the needed enthusiasm among blacks and Hispanics.

          I think he tells the Bernie Bros to get bent and picks a black or a Hispanic. The truth is everyone hates woke white people. Even a Democrat does themselves no good trying to cater to them.

          1. angry lesbian (as if there is any other kind)

            Haven’t been around in a long while, good to see that John is still an oblivious bumpkin.

            1. Yeah, I am a real bumkin all right. Always fun to be told that by dumb fuck white people like you who have never been anywhere or done anything in their lives but think their cartoon PC version of the world is reality.

              Like I say above, everyone hates woke white people. Thanks for reminding everyone why that is.

              1. Biden is NOT going to pick any of the alphabet people or brown people will stay home in November. Woke whities will vote for him even if he picks Sarah Palin as his veep (I would have said Mitt, but his penis is disqualifying)

                1. Exactly. If woke white people counted for anything, Bernie would be the nominee not Biden.

      2. Yeah. The funny thing is that she would be a very smart pick. Gabbard is young, charismatic, likable, normal, and smart. She is everything Biden isn’t and would make a strong complement to him as a VP candidate.

        But, the Democratic Party is now the party of forever war. It will never forgive Gabbard for questioning that. Sarah Palin has a better chance of being Biden’s VP than Gabbard.

        1. I’d give Biden half a nanosecond before he grabs Tulsa’s boobs, so no joint appearances

          1. Tulsi’s

          2. And she is in very good shape. So, she would likely kick his sorry ass and put him in the hospital if he did.

            Yeah, no joint appearances.

          3. That was friggin funny!

      3. You left out a BLACK or HISPANIC fat gap toothed lesbian!

    2. Why would he name someone who is largely hated by the party that nominated him and who has no political constituency of any importance?

      1. Trump also has no cinsistency and was a Democrat not too long ago.

        1. Your link always falls off.

          Wasn’t Trump and registered Independent and Republican 2 other times?

    3. Look at the photo. Joe wont even sniff her hair.

    4. hahaha, helllll to the no. After all the time and money the DNC/media spent making her ineffective, there’s no way they’ll let her get close to the presidency. That would piss off all their buddies in the MIC. Her foreign policy views scare the hell outta them

  3. “Though I may not agree with the vice president on every issue, I know that he has a good heart, and he’s motivated by his love for our country and the American people. I am confident he will lead our country, guided by the spirit of aloha, respect and compassion, and help heal the divisiveness that has been tearing our country apart.”

    Biden doesn’t even agree with Biden on the issues. He literally flip-flops on his positions in the same sentence because he can’t maintain a train of thought from the start to the end of that sentence.

    Gabbard had exactly one issue where she was a worthwhile candidate (non-interventionism) and she endorsed the interventionist candidate who voted for war in Iraq. No wonder nobody in the Democratic Party respects her.

    1. The endorsement is strange. I suppose she’s angling for a cabinet slot or something. If she plans to retire from Congress why throw in with the devil?

  4. It will be interesting to see what she does next, she is not running for re-election to Congress in 2020.

    You cannot be vice-president and also be in congress.
    (was that photo edited to make it look like Joe’s hands are NOT on her?)

    1. No, I think it’s just cold, which you can tell by a politician’s hands being in his own pockets, not yours.

      1. Ba-dum tssh!

  5. “I’m… offering my full support to Vice President Joe Biden” – Tulsi

    O… M… G… Now even Biden’s been compromised by the Russians.

    1. More like Tulsi has been compromised by fear of Arkancide.

  6. I have been critical of Gabbard in the past. But if she’s doing the patriotic thing and endorsing Joe Biden, perhaps she’s no longer a Russian asset.

    #LibertariansForBiden

  7. I’m surprised she stayed in as long as she did since she never had any support. I wonder how long Bernie is staying in, if I was him I’d try to stay in till the convention, he’s not that far behind in delegates and the more the spotlight shines on Biden, the more obvious it’s gonna be that he’s senile.

    1. As long as the cash is flowing in, Bernie will keep yelling at the clouds.

  8. HAHAHA.

    The Party of slavery is down to TWO OLD WHITE GUYS!!!

  9. “You didn’t fire me – I quit!”

  10. Yes, Tulsi Gabbard, she of the tight ass and even tighter pants. Beloved of everyone from Reason to Tucker Carlson for her “less interventionist” policies.

    Sure, stop funding these foreign wars. Great idea. Bring that money back where it belongs: to the federal government so it can be spent on other things perhaps even more destructive.

    Yep, tight-ass Tulsi had some great ideas.

    1. You are an actual disgusting person. Go and die and do the breathing world a favor. Yuck. I hope to God you don’t have children.

  11. Seeing as how she was born in American Samoa she’s probably not even eligible to be POTUS. In case you don’t know those born in AS are US nationals not citizens.

    1. I was saying that when unreason and some commenters were gaga over her.

  12. TULSI, run as an independent now, everyone will vote for you!

  13. Damn. The hot piece of ass drops out of the contest.

    Nothing but rich, crazy old white men left.

    So much for the Dems being the party of inclusion…

  14. And endorses the most interventionist candidate in history. Guess she was always full of shit.

    1. +1000000000000

      Unreason will never admit this!

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  16. Nice article. There has been a lot of speculation and misinformation on why Tulsi ended her campaign and “endorsed” Biden. There is an article called ‘Tulsi Gabbard: The End Times’, which reveals a lot of information from the inside. Search for it.

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