Sunday, August 25, 2019

Tulsi Gabbard: The Best Among the Democrats

For now, at least, Tulsi Gabbard seems the lesser evil among the major party candidates running for president. She's saying some good things about foreign policy. She's opposes "regime change wars" (her term) and is willing to explore peace options with enemies.

Some of her recent tweets:

"I'll never apologize to smear merchants for doing everything I can to prevent more of my brothers & sisters from being killed/wounded. If it means meeting with a brutal dictator or a 100 dictators, I will do whatever it takes to prevent or end a regime change war." —TeamTulsi

"U.S. presence in Afghanistan costs $4 billion a month. Imagine what we could do with those billions to care for our sick, support our teachers, provide housing & education, & other ways serve the American people. I’ll end wars that waste our money and make us less safe." —TeamTulsi

"As president I'll end the failed war on drugs, legalize marijuana, end cash bail, and ban private prisons and bring about real criminal justice reform. I’ll crack down on the overreaching intel agencies and big tech monopolies who threaten our civil liberties and free speech."
She's not perfect. What candidate is? Especially from an establishment party. But the U.S. could do much worse than electing Gabbard for president in 2020.


1 comment:

Hank Phillips said...

I used to vote for the lesser of 2 looters after running out of LP candidates. After a lot of research into how spoiler votes have in the past changed policy, I now quit voting when I run out of libertarians. The idea is that uncompromising straight-ticket LP voting puts the fear of losing into BOTH halves of the kleptocracy. It's kind of like the way mystical bigots from the Prohibition party dictate GOP policy. If Republicans quit trying to bully girls, prohibitionists will restart their party--then discover most of their supporters are dead. A demographically shrinking party loses clout. The LP is growing, so the sigmoid logistics curve plots our coming growth to the dismay of national socialist and soviet socialist alike.