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Tue Jan 15, 2019, 11:28 PM

 

Daily Beast: Why Conservative Media and the Far Right Love Tulsi Gabbard for President

This new explosive article reveals a mutual love affair between Gabbard and right wing media that is more extensive than we thought:

Gabbard first became an in-demand Fox News guest in 2015 after she criticized Barack Obama’s unwillingness to use the label “radical Islamic terrorism.” Her media tour explaining that position earned her positively-tilted coverage in right-wing outlets like Breitbart and The Daily Caller—a trend that continued when she later expressed skepticism of Obama’s Iran nuclear deal.

One person with direct knowledge told The Daily Beast that in the wake of her Obama criticism of Obama, Gabbard became an increasingly requested guest for Fox News hosts and producers to appear on-air. They weren’t the only ones in television news who took notice: senior executives at Sinclair Broadcasting made appeals for Gabbard to appear on their networks after she rebuked Obama.

And her emergence as a left-wing Obama critic further put Gabbard on the map in conservative media.

In May 2015, the National Review implored readers to “Meet the Beautiful, Tough Young Democrat Who’s Turning Heads by Challenging Obama’s Foreign Policy.” The conservative outlet touted Gabbard as having “endeared herself to right-wing hawks” by challenging Obama’s “rudderless” foreign policy. “I like her thinking a lot,” American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks was quoted as saying.

Gabbard has also maintained friendly relationships with high-profile, right-leaning television personalities, including Carlson and Fox News colleague Neil Cavuto, a long-time anchor and Trump skeptic who leans conservative on business issues.


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Reply Daily Beast: Why Conservative Media and the Far Right Love Tulsi Gabbard for President (Original post)
Yosemito Jan 2019 OP
AlexSFCA Jan 2019 #1
Fuzzpope Jan 2019 #2
irresistable Jan 2019 #4
Fuzzpope Jan 2019 #5
irresistable Jan 2019 #6
Fuzzpope Jan 2019 #7
irresistable Jan 2019 #15
tazkcmo Jan 2019 #11
Yosemito Jan 2019 #12
irresistable Jan 2019 #16
Hekate Jan 2019 #9
hedda_foil Jan 2019 #3
Thekaspervote Jan 2019 #8
Hekate Jan 2019 #10
Hermit-The-Prog Jan 2019 #13
allgood33 Jan 2019 #14
ehrnst Feb 2019 #17

Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 12:22 AM

1. she is determined to saw division

a darling of alt right, it is well known that bannon is a huge fan of hers. He even personally invited her to WH and arranged a meeting with trump. We can only hope that she withdraws herself from primary race asap. She is dangerous. I think we will see alt right trolls propping her up in social media.

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 12:46 AM

2. OK, let's here from her defenders. Again.

 

Please explain this shit away, because to me it sounds like she was grown by evil geniuses in a test tube one rack over from Jill Stein.

Not exactly progression values I'm seeing on display here, but by all means..

Say it ain't so.


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Response to Fuzzpope (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 01:28 AM

4. The right is playing you like a fiddle.

 

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Response to irresistable (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 01:40 AM

5. Nope.

 

There's a dozen other [better] candidates I'd vote for before I even considered her, end of the day she's a non-issue.

Instead of turning this into an insult against me, explain please how none of this stuff is true, including her refusal since being put into office to hold a single debate.

This is not about me. You trying to make it such suggests that you can't defend any of the controversial issues surrounding her.

Prove me wrong and I will stand corrected.

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Response to Fuzzpope (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 01:53 AM

6. I apologize if my post seemed insulting.

 

My actual point is that the right doesn't actually like her. They want you to think that they like her. They never actually tell the truth. They say that they like her because that causes a negative knee-jerk reaction in some Democrats. Trust me, they are actually afraid of Tulsi.

Tulsi doesn't need to debate. She crushes her opponents in both primaries and general elections. Politics is about winning elections.
She was named the most popular politician in Hawaii by a Honolulu Civil Beat poll released in May 2018.

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Response to irresistable (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 03:14 AM

7. Hawaii is one state.

 

What about the rest.

And I questioned just yesterday whether these details about her are feints within feints, I didn't get much of a response.

Why is she so more of a target than any of the other 2020 candidates? There are a handful I see with better chances than Tulsi, yet they are not focused upon to this extent by the right.

Just seems a little odd, but I'm used to little to nothing having face value anymore on battlegrounds where success is largely determined by how much you are willing to do that your opponents are not.

Trump himself is the Golden posterboy proving that winning for its own sake abetts nothing.



Edit: apology accepted.

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Response to Fuzzpope (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 06:50 AM

15. The danger that the right sees is...

 

They are worried that veterans and members of the military will be attracted to her and they can see that she knows how to speak to them. She is also very good on network news shows. She has thought through the issues that she speaks about. She understands how to frame issues.

She is charismatic, and despite all of the noise about her on DU, she is actually progressive on every issue.

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Response to irresistable (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 05:02 AM

11. That settles it then.

Anything good enough for the participants of the annual Honolulu Civil Beat poll is good enough for me! Nothing else to be done but vote.

Seriously though. There's got to be more compelling reasons to consider her a serious candidate for the Presidency.

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Response to irresistable (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 05:08 AM

12. The right likes her more than any other Democrat

 

By far. Because she bashes Democrats and is soft on Russia (An ally of the right).

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Response to Yosemito (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 07:23 AM

16. She has disagreed on some policy issues...

 

...but this characterization of "bashing" is not reasonable. Foreign policy disagreements with other Democratic politicians should not be sacrilege.

Being critical of our funding of some of the "rebels" in Syria is not being soft on Russia. Characterizing it in that way is simplistic and ignores the fact that every toppled government in the region has led to chaos and that chaos spread from Iraq. Tulsi objects to regime change and for good reason.

The 5-way dumpster fire is complicated in ways that I've never seen before. Both Russia backed Syria and the US backed Kurds oppose ISIS. Both the Syrian rebels AND ISIS want to topple the Syrian govt.
Turkey opposes both the Kurds and the Syrian govt.

There is no SIDE to be on.

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Response to irresistable (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 03:32 AM

9. Uh huh. Sounds like Tulsi is as much a Democrat as Trump is a Republican.

But you carry on.

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 01:06 AM

3. We need to keep VERY close tabs on who's funding her because someone(s) is.

She couldn't even try to run on without sure fire funding. Putin perhaps? As a highly irregular congresswoman it's one thing. As a presidential candidate it's quite another. We also need to watch out for reptilians voting in our primaries because they'd surely vote for her.

She's a special favorite of Bannon. He says she shares his views on foreign policy in the piece above.


Steve Bannon, Trump’s former White House chief strategist, reportedly admired Gabbard’s foreign policy, and arranged a meeting with her and Trump shortly after his election. Bannon was reportedly considering Gabbard for an administration role, although no such job ever materialized.

“He loves Tulsi Gabbard. Loves her,” a person close to Bannon told The Hill at the time. “Wants to work with her on everything.” The person added that Gabbard “would fit perfectly too [inside the administration] … She gets the foreign policy stuff, the Islamic terrorism stuff.”


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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 03:14 AM

8. If that isn't the big flashing warning sign.... I don't know what is! Wake up Dems

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 03:33 AM

10. Follow the money -- always. nt

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 05:16 AM

13. they can have her

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 05:51 AM

14. Don't forget how much she showed her absolute disdain for HRC too.

 

She really has a problem

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Response to Yosemito (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 07:40 AM

17. Yep. The horseshoe effect. (nt)

 

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