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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 12:48 PM

12. ANSWERS TO THE COMMON TULSI BASHING

 

From a supporter:

There are some repeated attacks, and how I respond to them.

1) Who? A strong congresswoman who wins elections by landslides. She is a veteran and she resigned her #2 position in the DNC to back Bernie. Remember Bernie was at about 3% in the polls in early 2015. Likewise Tulsi can become relevant real fast.

2) Anti-gay comments: those comments are from 1998 when she was a kid raised by conservatives. I too was raised by conservatives. We grow up when we meet the world. Her voting record on equality as a congresswoman is spotless. (NOTE: Gabbard is 37, in 1998 she was a teenager!)

3) Supports Hindu nationalists: what has she done to support them? The first Hindu congresswoman is supported and courted by Hindus of all stripes and invites to meet with the president of India. That is not a story.

4) Assad apologist: Tulsi went to Syria and met with many people looking for a path to reduce bloodshed. She opposes interventionist regime change as that is what has created ISIS. Regime change leads to destabilization more bloodshed and greater threats to the US every time.

5) Islamaphobe: I refer people to the article "Tulsi Gabbard is Our Friend" (a rebuttal to a Jacobin piece claiming otherwise).
https://medium.com/@na_rup/tulsi-gabbard-is-our-friend-2c46617c6ba3

And Tulsi spent a long time as a lone voice opposing the genocide in Yemen.

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