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Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:13 PM

 

So the Hillary group smears combat veteran Tulsi Gabbard?

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To do this to ANY VETERAN who has served, especially in wars of mistake voted on by your candidate, is absolutely despicable!

You do not serve Hillary in any way, with bullshit like this.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/110781855

You see, maybe Tulsi is trying to explain the difference in the culture of media and what is happening on the ground, and to our service members?

This is horrible, and it's strange what Hillary attracts. And as cowards do, they post the most offensive stuff, behind the protective wall of the "Hillary group". So, I'll just make a post all in itself, to apologize to every veteran that is smeared, when you smear a veteran in this way. Vets are not to be used as a political football EVER.

This must be said to every veteran, thank you for serving.

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Reply So the Hillary group smears combat veteran Tulsi Gabbard? (Original post)
ViseGrip Mar 2016 OP
bigtree Mar 2016 #1
JoePhilly Mar 2016 #6
Human101948 Mar 2016 #8
Maedhros Mar 2016 #2
BlueState Mar 2016 #11
NorthCarolina Mar 2016 #3
Metric System Mar 2016 #4
COLGATE4 Mar 2016 #5
Sheepshank Mar 2016 #7
Codeine Mar 2016 #9
oberliner Mar 2016 #10
NorthCarolina Mar 2016 #18
NuclearDem Mar 2016 #24
oberliner Mar 2016 #27
Cheese Sandwich Mar 2016 #12
randome Mar 2016 #16
Cheese Sandwich Mar 2016 #22
blueintelligentsia Mar 2016 #28
Jitter65 Mar 2016 #13
AtomicKitten Mar 2016 #14
Major Hogwash Mar 2016 #20
PADemD Mar 2016 #15
Tarc Mar 2016 #17
blueintelligentsia Mar 2016 #29
phleshdef Mar 2016 #19
BernieforPres2016 Mar 2016 #21
TheSarcastinator Mar 2016 #23
JonLeibowitz Mar 2016 #25
Renew Deal Mar 2016 #26
Doctor_J Mar 2016 #30
Renew Deal Mar 2016 #31

Response to ViseGrip (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:17 PM

1. that's not smearing a veteran

 

...it's calling out an Islamaphobe.

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Response to bigtree (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:21 PM

6. + 1

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Response to bigtree (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:22 PM

8. Unlike Hillary, who only supported the murder of tens of thousands of Iraqi Muslims...

 

when the USA does it, it's okay.

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Response to ViseGrip (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:18 PM

2. Being a veteran does not exclude one's political views from examination and criticism.

 

I am also put off to some degree by Gabbard's rhetoric.

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Response to Maedhros (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:28 PM

11. I couldn't agree more.

The statements in that article, whether or not you agree with the author's opinion are valid criticism.

This is in no way a smear. I commend Ms. Gabbard's service. I find some of her views troubling.

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Response to ViseGrip (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:18 PM

3. She's an evil Bernie supporter, she's no Democrat

 

What Democrat would support ANY healthcare system like Bernie's that completely writes out the most important aspect of medical care>>>PROFIT!!!

What Democrat would FORCE ME TO PAY for Donald Trumps kids to go to College just so that all of America's youth have the same opportunity? Ludicrous.

Well, that's what I would say if I were a Hillary supporter anyway...but I'm not.

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Response to ViseGrip (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:19 PM

4. The article in the link is from a left-wing website, so take it up with Alternet.

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Response to ViseGrip (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:20 PM

5. She's a politician. Fair game for commentary, veteran or

not. Being a vet does not exempt her from the same scrutiny any politician should expect to receive, especially one who has such curious ties with a radically anti-muslim group.

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Response to ViseGrip (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:21 PM

7. So every single veteran is noble true and never makes mistakes?

 

perhaps linking to the same article in GD and looking at the responses would open your eyes a little:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10027713841

trying to make something of nothing only makes you seem desperate

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Response to ViseGrip (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:23 PM

9. John McCain was a war hero.

Bush 41 was a war hero.

We subjected them to plenty of criticism. Nobody is off-limits by dint of having worn a uniform.

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Response to ViseGrip (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:24 PM

10. If she was supporting Hillary, I am sure Bernie people would be attacking her

 

That's the way things go around here.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:42 PM

18. Idle speculation at best.

 

Guess we'll never truly know.

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Response to NorthCarolina (Reply #18)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 03:02 PM

24. The way Paul Rieckhoff was treated here for pointing out Sanders' SVAC record

 

pretty much says all one needs to know about that.

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Response to NorthCarolina (Reply #18)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 03:18 PM

27. Indeed

 

Idle speculation is what DU is all about!

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Response to ViseGrip (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:29 PM

12. They have called her a homophobe, islamophobe, and creepy cult member.

 

Some Hillary campaigners on the internet will viciously attack and destroy in a very personal way anyone who doesn't fall in line behind their imperialist agenda.

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Response to Cheese Sandwich (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:37 PM

16. Or they will call her out for what she is. Jesus, why is that idea so hard for you to grasp?

 

She hates Obama, too, so I guess that makes her your 'hero', right?
[hr][font color="blue"][center]All things in moderation, including moderation.[/center][/font][hr]

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Response to randome (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:51 PM

22. Well it's not really true. Why is that idea so hard for you to grasp?

 

You guys are just practicing the politics of personal destruction.

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Response to randome (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 03:26 PM

28. Bill Clinton seems to hate Obama...

 

...doesn't make him my hero.

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Response to ViseGrip (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:31 PM

13. telling the truth about her background and documented political positions is not smearing.

 

No more smearing than posting about Hillary's or Bernie's documented political positions.

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Response to ViseGrip (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:32 PM

14. Clinton is notorious for using cheap campaign tactics to attack her opponent's supporters.

 

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Response to AtomicKitten (Reply #14)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:46 PM

20. I agree.

That was one of the biggest reasons I didn't support her back in 2008, early on.
I waited to see how Obama would deal with veterans before I voted for him.

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Response to ViseGrip (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:34 PM

15. Not just the Hillary Group, also General Discussion

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Response to ViseGrip (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:42 PM

17. Being a veteran is honorable, but it isn't a free pass for expressing extremist views

Gabbard is too closely tied to India's far-right BJP, and even voted against a House resolution because the language included;

Calls for religious freedom and related human rights to be included in the United States-India Strategic Dialogue and for such issues to be raised directly with federal and state Indian government officials.


because the BJP is very much opposed to Muslims.

Why on earth Sanders would want such a person in his camp is baffling.

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Response to Tarc (Reply #17)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 03:33 PM

29. Hawaii!!

 

Though if she truly is islamophobic, that should be made aware.

Especially since a majority of Muslims in Michigan (possibly in other states) voted for him (59% to 39%).

http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/11/politics/muslim-american-voters-bernie-sanders-irpt/

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Response to ViseGrip (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:45 PM

19. Um, I support Bernie but its true that Tulsi Gabbard is an Islamophobe and frequent Fox News favorit

Alan West served. He is still a piece of shit.

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Response to ViseGrip (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:51 PM

21. I detest Hillary Clinton but don't have a problem with that article

I don't see it as a smear on Tulsi Gabbard. It is an opinion piece by somebody that clearly disagrees with her views. Being a veteran doesn't mean Gabbard's views are off limits for discussion. Gabbard decided to become a politician and she is not shy about stating her views, so how is she being used as a "political football"?

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Response to ViseGrip (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:54 PM

23. Team Shillary takes the Democratic Party from the "Big Tent"

to "there's plenty of room under the bus."

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Response to ViseGrip (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 03:04 PM

25. Some of her rhetoric is concerning. I would be less concerned if I had a clear answer on

the question of Palestine. That would clear up a lot. If she's with Bernie on the issue, it makes her better than a lot of the Democratic party.

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Response to ViseGrip (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 03:06 PM

26. I saw her with Bill Maher a few weeks ago and she seemed overly hawkish

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #26)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 03:41 PM

30. I'm pretty sure all of the "overly hawkish" dems are for Mrs Clinton

 

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #30)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 03:43 PM

31. Apparently not

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