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Fri Oct 25, 2019, 02:17 AM

 

Tulsi says she can't win her House seat but she wants to be President?

There is some sort of logic breakdown happening.
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Reply Tulsi says she can't win her House seat but she wants to be President? (Original post)
EveHammond13 Oct 25 OP
Cha Oct 25 #1
MBS Oct 25 #8
Cha Oct 25 #9
MBS Oct 25 #11
thesquanderer Oct 25 #15
MBS Oct 25 #17
Cha Oct 25 #25
thesquanderer Oct 25 #27
mahina Oct 25 #28
Cha Oct 25 #26
tblue37 Oct 25 #22
Control-Z Oct 25 #2
democratisphere Oct 25 #3
crazytown Oct 25 #12
Hulk Oct 25 #4
Cha Oct 25 #5
Hulk Oct 25 #6
crazytown Oct 25 #13
Cha Oct 25 #14
mahina Oct 25 #29
brooklynite Oct 25 #7
thesquanderer Oct 25 #16
Hortensis Oct 25 #18
Celerity Oct 25 #20
Lady_Chat Oct 25 #10
woodsprite Oct 25 #19
MineralMan Oct 25 #21
tblue37 Oct 25 #23
Sapient Donkey Oct 25 #24
Capt. America Oct 25 #30
brush Oct 25 #31
RhodeIslandOne Oct 26 #32
Tarheel_Dem Oct 26 #33

Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 02:32 AM

1. She kinda is..

 

seems she doesn't think she'll have a backup plan if she doesn't soar to the nom.. at least not in politics. Even BS has a backup plan.

My future Congressman's tweet on this turn of events..


This was my dream scenario.. can't believe it's Happening!
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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 04:26 AM

8. Cha, didn't you post something a few months ago about Tulsi's congressional campaign funds

 

. . . being at ZERO? As in: nothing at all in the fund? Which at the time seemed super-odd.
If this is true (do you have a link?), this means that she must have decided not to run many months ago, not just recently Ė that she's had different plans all along.
Would welcome any confirmation (or not) anyone could dig up on this -
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Response to MBS (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 04:42 AM

9. Aloha, MBS! I don't remember

 

anything about TG's funds except recently.. but there's been so much information coming down the pike..

I just googled and there's this..

House seat challenger beating Tulsi Gabbard with Hawaii donors

https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2019/10/tulsi-gabbard-with-hawaii-donors-house-challenge/

Tulsi Gabbard Raised Negative $20 for Her House

snip// Ah Ha!

The absence of any fundraising or spending on her House race has left political observers with the impression that Gabbard may not return to Congress at all if her White House bid falls short. By contrast, during this quarter in the 2018 election cycle, Gabbard brought in more than $225,000 in net contributions, per federal filings.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/tulsi-gabbard-raised-negative-dollar20-for-her-house-campaign

I think I did see something on DU about this one from TDB.

Mahalo for asking!
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Response to Cha (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 05:11 AM

11. Thanks!

 

I must have read something like the Daily Beast article, though it looks like I was wrong that she had zero dollars in her congressional campaign account: the more accurate information seems to be that she hadn't RAISED any funds. The lack of fund-raising was still telling, and mighty strange. Also note that the Daily Beast article was from July 2019, confirming my earlier inference that she likely decided some time ago not to run for re-election.

It will be nice to have her out of Congress, but I continue to wonder what she's really up to.
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Response to MBS (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 06:23 AM

15. re: "lack of fund-raising was still telling, and mighty strange" - I'm not sure about that.

 

I read that Hawaii does not permit someone to run for two offices at the same time. It is possible that, as long as she was fund-raising for her presidential campaign, she would not be able to fund-raise for a congressional campaign, she would have to wait until she dropped out of the presidential race. I'm just speculating though, maybe someone else knows for sure, either way.
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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #15)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 06:52 AM

17. Thanks- can anyone clarify this? N/t

 

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Response to MBS (Reply #17)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 09:39 PM

25. Allowed: New Jersey, Massachusetts, Ohio, West Virginia, Hawaii

 

Can You Run For Congress and President? Depends Where

"hattip:https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/can-you-run-for-congress-and-president-depends-on-where

I just happened to see this.. and glad I did.. all it took was Google!

MBS
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Response to Cha (Reply #25)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 09:54 PM

27. Thanks, I guess the article I saw was wrong. (n/t)

 

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Response to MBS (Reply #17)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 10:01 PM

28. Not that simple.

 

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #15)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 09:42 PM

26. Allowed: New Jersey, Massachusetts, Ohio, West Virginia, Hawaii

 

Can You Run For Congress and President? Depends Where

"hattip:https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/can-you-run-for-congress-and-president-depends-on-where

Gabbard was losing her seat.
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Response to Cha (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 11:05 AM

22. She's going to go to FOX. nt

 

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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 02:33 AM

2. "Honorable Mention" has a whole new meaning these days. eom

 

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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 03:06 AM

3. Logic does not apply in our current alternative Universe.

 

Today's sh'tshow is crazier than yesterday's sh'tshow.
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Response to democratisphere (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 05:45 AM

12. "Here there is no why".

 

Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning (1946).
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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 03:41 AM

4. Fox interview with hannity last night...

 

I occasionally flip over to fox and listen to their BS in short doses before I'm ready to scream at their lies and distortions of reality; and low and behold, during a break in the Minnesota Washington game on the vannity propaganda hpur, who should I see but Tulsi gabbard getting airtime with mr. Goerbel himself.

Mind you, I was a gabbard supporter off and on in this race, but after watching and listening to her pitch to the treasonous pig's audience, there is no way I would support her for local street sweeper. DISGUSTING ROLL-OVER TOOL for vannity. I didn't buy into the "Russian candidate" garbage, but when the truth came out that HRC NEVER suggested that, but she did suggest she is the "RepuKKKe candidate", I whole heartedly agree. PATHETIC!!

Vannity would ask her questions about his conspiracy crap, and she NEVER ONCE refuted anything. She would smile and pitch how she was for paper ballots...or transparency in politics...but NEVER ONCE did she push back at all on vannity's propaganda blitz; and it would appear she agreed. She referred to the "war mongering HRC agenda", and you would think she wad referring to the Democratic Party.

YES...SHE IS A REPUBLICAN TOOL. I was stunned. I'm glad she recognizes she is unable to hold her own seat. She is a boot licking third party candidate..FOR SURE!

I hope someone can post that clip from last night. I was shocked!
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Response to Hulk (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 04:02 AM

5. Wow.. Mahalo for that synopsis, Hulk!

 

The more you know.. and now she's letting more know who she really is. Thank Goodness.
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Response to Cha (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 04:18 AM

6. Try to view that interview..

 

It pretty much confirms what HRC was saying without saying "Gabbard" out loud. I'm disappointed, but never going to consider her again. A gop stooge.
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Response to Hulk (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 05:50 AM

13. I can't

 

Hot or cold eyed, I avoid the look of betrayal like graphic violence,
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Response to crazytown (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 05:52 AM

14. I know

 

exactly what you mean.
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Response to Hulk (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 10:13 PM

29. +1

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Elizabeth Warren

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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 04:20 AM

7. Where did she say she COULDN'T win her House seat?

 

Choosing not to run isnít the same thing.
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Response to brooklynite (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 06:32 AM

16. Correct. So now people can speculate as to why she doesn't want to return to the House.

 

Up until recently, I and some others have have speculated that she may have been angling for a VP spot. but I think she pretty much ruled that out with that loony tweet about Hillary. Even a cabinet or other appointed position seems unlikely. So what is her end-game? Some people here are saying Fox News... could be. Whatever she ends up doing, I'll assume it pays more than congressperson.
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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #16)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 06:54 AM

18. :) VP or cabinet? Imo, never a chance. Even Sanders rejected her

 

when she soiled her nest with the Democratic Party and offered herself to him. I've seen a fair number of politicians self destruct over the years, and I've suspected, ever since 2016, that that's what's happening. No contradictions to the pattern.

If she craves attention, and her behaviors suggest she does, I could see Gabbard running through other parties or joining/starting an organization that pays her to act out on the national stage. And she's famous, articulate and very good looking, so I expect to be clicking away from her on political entertainment shows for some time -- until she spoils the big cable gigs and has to follow Brazile to Maher and such.

In an era when the Republican leadership is running even conforming women out of office, I don't see Gabbard lasting long before her match landed in their fireworks shed, even if in some ways she might be a better fit with them.
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Response to brooklynite (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 07:11 AM

20. +2

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 04:58 AM

10. Saw Geraldo (Al Capone's Vault) Rivera defending her on FOX

 

Don't watch FOX, but my husband always switches over during commercials on MSNBC just to see if FOX ever covers what's going on in the real world, for a laugh. Well there was Geraldo, all fired up, bashing Hillary Clinton and bragging about what a great candidate Tulsi is, a woman, a minority, a war hero and how if the Democrats didn't want her, Trump should offer her a cabinet position, right now! Don't know who the rest of the panel was, but they were agreeing with him. At the last debate, we both thought it was odd When Tulsi was asked who her most "surprising friend" was, and she said Trey Gowdy. Really? He had put the Democrats and especially Hillary, through hell, then her bringing up that "deplorable" remark, it was like she intentionally wanted to hurt Hillary. That and a lot of Tulsi's other views, just didn't sit well with us.


When Hillary said Putin wanted a Puppet right to Trump's face during their debate, she was 100% right, as we have sadly learned. I have no doubts Hillary is right about Tulsi, too.
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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 07:08 AM

19. Maybe Russia wouldn't help her with the House election. nt

 

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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 10:31 AM

21. She's going to be unemployed, then, after next November.

 

Oh, well...
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Response to MineralMan (Reply #21)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 11:09 AM

23. No, FOX will snap her right up, and she can also go on the wingnut welfare speech circuit. nt

 

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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 12:02 PM

24. Is this her positioning herself to run as an independent?

 

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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 11:12 PM

30. She'll write a book and try to make money on a speaking tour. Maybe a cable news gig?

 

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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 11:13 PM

31. Her whole campaign has been a logic breakdown. She never had any chance.

 

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Undecided

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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Sat Oct 26, 2019, 04:04 AM

32. It makes sense. A Trump loving Republican has no shot in Hawaii.

 

But all those freedumb loving patriots in Alabama and Idaho will love her.
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Response to EveHammond13 (Original post)

Sat Oct 26, 2019, 05:35 AM

33. Zell Miller wrote the book on what she's about to do. Bank on it. n/t

 

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