I didn’t start the week thinking I’d spend a lot of it focused on Tulsi Gabbard, but here we are. When I saw the first headline this morning, I thought, “ugh, don’t give her more oxygen.” Then I saw the second one and was like COME ON.
I guess I am focused on her now because I’m genuinely worried about her - I think Hillary Clinton is absolutely right the Russians (or anyone, really, it’s open season on our elections now) are going to try to Jill Stein-ify someone (who, if you’ll recall, won more votes in a couple swing states than Trump won by). While it’s unfair and out of line to outright call Gabbard a Russian asset (and people are like THAT’S NOT WHAT HILLARY DID and it’s like....I mean....it is), and it’s unfair to accuse her of planning on running third party when she says she won’t, MAYBE SHE SHOULD STOP ACTING LIKE ONE AND DOING THINGS THAT MAKE IT LOOK LIKE SHE’S GOING TO RUN THIRD PARTY.
Like dropping out of her Congressional race to focus on a presidential race that she is polling at <1 for in the primary. No, that doesn’t seem like something someone planning on running as a third party candidate would do. Or someone receiving incentives some somewhere.
Also, I’d love to hear her fans, who seem to like her because they think she is Bernie Sanders reincarnated into an attractive woman’s body, explain to me why she is using disingenuous right-wing talking points and her newfound sizeable platform to shit on the impeachment inquiry. I’m sorry, is that what Bernie would do? Go on SEAN FUCKING HANNITY to team up with Steve Scalise and Matt Gaetz to spread lies? WWBD?! Not that!