I cannot believe Hillary Clinton unlike President Barack Obama has involved herself in the Democratic Primary race with such a vile attack on Tulsi Gabbard. I cannot believe she does not know that her attack will destroy much of what those of us who have been working to unite those who unknowingly supported a corrosive Neo-Liberalism versus true Progressiveness, are attempting to accomplish.
But there is an Establishment method to the madness. Suffice it to say it likely has to do with the decline of Joe Biden which was inevitable and the ascent of Elizabeth Warren with Bernie Sanders still very viable. The facade of many in the party's leadership is peeling off. My hope is that the rank & file, the everyday Democrat, Independent, and thinking Republican will see the truth and coalesce appropriately to a Progressive candidate solely concerned with the well-being of the poor and middle-class.
So what did Hillary Clinton say?
"They're also going to do third-party again," Hillary Clinton said. "And I'm not making any predictions, but I think they've got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate. She's the favorite of the Russians, they have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far."
Tulsi Gabbard responded with an appropriately harsh tweet.
Great! Thank you @HillaryClinton. You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long, have finally come out from behind the curtain. From the day I announced my candidacy, there has been a concerted campaign to destroy my reputation. We wondered who was behind it and why. Now we know — it was always you, through your proxies and powerful allies in the corporate media and war machine, afraid of the threat I pose. It’s now clear that this primary is between you and me. Don’t cowardly hide behind your proxies. Join the race directly.
Hillary Clinton should know better. She was falsely accused of doing something wrong with White Water, Benghazi, Vince Foster, Travelgate, Pizzagate, and much more. If she had any modicum of empathy she would be more circumspect.
Tulsi Gabbard served our country in Iraq as a medic. Even as a member of Congres she still serves in the National Guard.
I am not a Tulsi Gabbard supporter. I am partial to Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. But just like I was not a supporter of Hillary Clinton but came to her defense when unjustly maligned, I feel a responsibility to use my platform to do the same for Tulsi.
PS: I may add more to this later but my eyes are closing. 5-days of 3.5 hrs sleep taking a toll :).