Former Representative Tulsi Gabbard announced that she is leaving the Democrat Party, blasting her colleagues as being controlled by “warmongers” who stoke anti-white racism and are possessed by “cowardly wokeness.”
Gabbard, who represented the state of Hawaii up until her retirement from the House in 2021, posted a video announcement on Twitter Tuesday morning.
And she torched the place on the way out.
“I can no longer remain in today’s Democratic Party that is now under the complete control of an elicit cabal of warmongers driven by cowardly wokeness, who divided us by racializing every issue & stoke anti-white racism,” she said.
Gabbard went on to accuse her former party of demonizing law enforcement while “protect(ing) criminals at the expense of law-abiding Americans,” and said Democrats “believe in open borders” and are willing to “weaponize the national security state to go after political opponents.”
I can no longer remain in today’s Democratic Party that is under the complete control of an elitist cabal of warmongers driven by cowardly wokeness, who divided us by racializing issue & stoke anti-white racism, actively work to every our God-given freedoms , are… pic.twitter.com/oAuTnxZldf
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabard) October 11, 2022
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Tulsi Gabbard Says Goodbye to the Democrat Party
Above all other reasons for leaving the Democrat party, Tulsi Gabbard explains, are their efforts in “dragging us ever closer to nuclear war.”
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Gabbard has long been critical of lawmakers and the “military-industrial complex” for stoking war between Russia and Ukraine for profit.
“Rather than looking out for what’s in the best interest of the American people, our national security, our country — they see dollar signs when they look at Ukraine,” she told Fox News host Tucker Carlson when Russia first launched their invasion.
“They see how they can line their pockets, how they can look tough, how they can posture themselves in a position where they personally or politically or financially benefit rather than actually thinking about what are the costs and consequences of these actions.”
“And who pays the price?” Gabbard asked. “It’s the American people — and, frankly, the people of Ukraine.”
The neocons/warmongers have spent years stoking the new cold war with Russia and have now brought us to the brink in Ukraine—this serves their own interests, and lines the pocket of the Military Industrial Complex with trillion$. Let’s not be sheep. pic.twitter.com/jgZEKgtyLT
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabard) February 12, 2022
Her comments at the time prompted the left to accuse her of being a traitor.
Former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann accused the decorated Iraq War veteran of being a ‘Russian asset’ who needs to be arrested by the military.
“They are Russian Assets and there is a war,” Olbermann said of Gabbard and Carlson. “There’s a case for detaining them militarily. Trials are a sign of good faith and patience on the part of democracy.”
They are Russian Assets and there is a war. There’s a case for detaining them militarily. Trials are a sign of good faith and patience on the part of democracy.
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) March 14, 2022
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Wants Others to Join Her
Tulsi Gabbard stopped short of switching sides to join the Republicans, nor did she say she would carry on as an Independent. But she did encourage other moderate Democrats to take the same leap by leaving the party.
“I believe in a government that is of, by, and for the people. Unfortunately, today’s Democratic Party does not. Instead, it stands for a government of, by, and for the powerful elite,” she said.
“I’m calling on my fellow common sense independent-minded Democrats to join me in the Democratic Party,” Gabbard added leaving.
Click the link to watch my full statement on why I’m leaving the Democratic Party: https://t.co/pH58rEFpmS
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabard) October 11, 2022
The problem being, there are no moderates in the Democrat Party any longer.
The only two who could possibly lay a claim to such a label were Senators Joe Manchin (WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (AZ), both of whom recently caved on spending spending in their party’s ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ which was, in reality, a climate and tax hike bill.
What took you so long?
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) October 11, 2022
Tulsi Gabbard’s departure from the Democrat Party is of little surprise. It only left some wondering why it took this long to officially denounce the woke, warmongering, anti-American party.
She’s in no hurry to head to the GOP either, with other warmongers like Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger still – temporarily – serving in the House.
Or where the Senate has a Republican like Mitt Romney who also accused Gabbard of being a Russian asset and spreading “treasonous lies.”
.@MittRomney, you have called me a ‘treasonous liar’ for stating the fact that “there are 25+ US-funded biolabs in Ukraine which if breached would release & spread deadly pathogens to US/world” and therefore must be secured in order to prevent new pandemics. Bizarrely, …
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabard) March 14, 2022
Gabbard, in keeping with her concerns about the Democrats being warmongers, has suggested President Biden will be remembered as “worse than Jimmy Carter” in part because of his responsibility in pushing America toward nuclear war with Russia.
“Biden will be remembered as being worse than Jimmy Carter,” she said.
“Because they’re talking about gas prices and inflation and how things were bad then and now, but they’re ignoring the fact that Carter’s policies didn’t fast-track us into a new Cold War or push us into a place where we ‘re closer to a nuclear war now than since the Cuban missile crisis,” Gabbard added.
More recently, she shared a common cause with former President Donald Trump who urged leaders to remain “cool, calm, and dry” in their response to the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines.
“Be strategic, be smart (brilliant!), get a negotiated deal done NOW,” Trump said. “Both sides need and want it. The entire World is at stake.”
Gabbard agreed in independent commentary.
“Anyone who cares about the wellbeing of America and the world must push for a ceasefire and negotiated settlement to bring an end to this war,” she said.
Shortsighted leaders don’t understand the most basic tenet of war: it’s unpredictable. What’s very predictable is the suffering it causes. Anyone who cares about the wellbeing of America and the world must push for a ceasefire and negotiated settlement to bring an end to this war pic.twitter.com/522RdWnd6V
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabard) September 28, 2022
Instead, President Biden has been ratcheting up the rhetoric, recklessly suggesting the world is perilously close to “armageddon” due to Russia’s threats of a nuclear response.
Gabbard also took aim at a ‘domestic terror’ bill proposed by Adam Schiff, saying it would target “half of the country,” and called on Biden to denounce such efforts to weaponize the Justice Department against political opponents.
.@joebiden Your leadership is needed now to denounce those like John Brennan & Rep Schiff who are advocating for targeting half the country as potential domestic terrorists. Truly unite the American people around our Constitution & the rights that are endowed to us by our Creator pic.twitter.com/OpemBm4biS
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabard) January 24, 2021
Rather, Biden has gone the opposite route, as his DOJ raided Mar-a-Lago, then consistently issued subpoenas against political opponents within two months of the midterm elections.
The DOJ has also taken to attacking pro-life Americans, charging 11 recently with violations of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act for blocking the entrance of an abortion clinic in 2021.
Thus far, they have taken no action against leftists who have fire-bombed multiple crisis pregnancy centers. Centers which have been consistent targets of attacks across the country.
Something truly evil is happening at the DOJ.
They are charging 11 pro-life moving for blocking the entrance to abortion clinics, carrying up to 11 years in prison and $250,000 fines.
A total of 0 people have been charged by the DOJ for firebombing pro-life pregnancy centers
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) October 6, 2022
The Hawaii Democrat’s track record in trashing her party for being woke is extensive as well.
Earlier this year, she hammered House Democrats for gendered language from the official House rules.
“It’s the height of hypocrisy for people who claim to be the champions of rights for women to deny the very biological existence of women,” she criticized.
Tulsi Gabbard blasts the new House rules that get rid of “gendered language” on Tucker:
“It’s the height of hypocrisy for people who claim to be the champions of rights for women to deny the biological existence of women.” pic.twitter.com/eoQEl1QNWR
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 5, 2021
Gabbard appeared on Fox News to discuss legislation she authored which would force Title IX to be applied based on a person’s biological sex.
Her legislation “was created out of this recognition that there is a biological distinction between men and women and boys and girls and … because there needs to be a level playing field for girls and women to be able to compete and play in sports, ” she explained.
Title IX is a historic law that positively changed everything for women & girls. This video explains how, and why I introduced the Protect Women’s Sports Act – to clarify, uphold & strengthen the original intent of Title IX, ensuring a level playing field for girls & women. pic.twitter.com/B0647yCGmW
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabard) December 13, 2020
While not exactly jumping to the Republican Party, Gabbard’s departure from the Democrats is more a commentary on how extreme the resistance has become.
There is no big, wide-open tent in the Democrat Party. Only room for the most rabid of radicals. And Gabbard finally recognizes that fact.
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