Tulsi retaliates: Hillary a 'queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption'

Sunday, October 20, 2019
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Michael F. Haverluck (OneNewsNow.com)

Hillary and Putin RussiaAs many speculate about Hillary Clinton’s return as a Democratic presidential candidate, she predicted 2020 candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) would soon run as a third-party contender and as a “favorite of the Russians,” spurring the four-term congresswoman to call the former first lady a “queen of warmongers” and “the embodiment of corruption.”

In an appearance on David Plouffe’s Campaign HQ podcast, the former campaign manager of former President Barack Obama’s 2008 White House run spoke with Clinton about the 2020 contest regarding Russian interference, and she continued her "Russian collusion" rhetoric by suggesting that Russian President Vladimir Putin is preparing a stalking horse candidate to make sure President Donald Trump wins reelection.

“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,” Clinton told Plouffe in the interview, as tweeted Friday by Ken Thomas. “She’s the favorite of the Russians.”

Clinton evaded saying Gabbard’s name, but her wording made it obvious to most.

“Although Clinton did not mention the candidate by name, many on social media interpreted the statement to be an attack on Gabbard,” Breitbart noted.

Still sore about 2016?

Clinton and Plouffe claimed Trump used a number of strategies to achieve victory in 2016 and said he could use them again in 2020 to be reelected.

"One of the reasons he was able to win is the third-party vote," Plouffe said, according to The Western Journal. "He's going to try and drive other people not to vote for him, but just to say, you know, you can't vote for them either."

Clinton piggybacked on Plouffe’s theory, adding to her claim of Gabbard’s third-party appearance a suggestion that one part of Trump’s “two-part” campaign strategy is, “Don’t vote for the other guy.”

After implying Gabbard’s collusion with the Russians, Clinton added to her “bizarre” – as The Western Journal put it – conspiracy theory.

"[The Russians] have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far," Clinton told Plouffe. "[The Republicans] know they can't win without a third-party candidate, and so I don't know who it's going to be, but I will guarantee you they'll have a vigorous third-party challenge in the key states that they most need it."

Why left’s attack on Gabbard?

Establishment Democrats and the mainstream media have targeted Gabbard’s campaign for parting from mainline Democratic Party policy on foreign affairs – receiving praise from isolationists such as former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and other libertarian-leaning Republicans.

One of the Democratic Party’s staunchest media outlets recently targeted Gabbard, mirroring much of what Clinton alleged, including “supportive signs from online bot activity and the Russian news media” regarding the Hawaiian’s campaign.

"Far-right conspiracy theorists [support Gabbard’s campaign for resembling Trump's ‘Make America Great Again’ campaign],” the New York Times reported Saturday. "On podcasts and online videos, in interviews and Twitter feeds, alt-right Internet stars, white nationalists, libertarian activists and some of the biggest boosters of Mr. Trump heap praise on Ms. Gabbard."

CNN joined the leftist barrage on Gabbard Tuesday, with one of its political analysts dubbing her a “puppet for the Russian government.”

Gabbard’s contempt for The New York Times and CNN was displayed before Tuesday’s debate – co-sponsored by the media outlets – when she threatened to bypass the contest, and she also blasted both by name while participating in the event.

And when Clinton’s unsubstantiated allegations of collusion were podcasted, Gabbard didn’t hold back.

“Great! Thank you @HillaryClinton,” Gabbard tweeted Friday in response:

“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 ... (second tweet) 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 ... (third tweet) 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.”

Gabbard’s claims assessed

The conservative media analyzed Gabbard’s charges against Clinton.

“First, she is right that Clinton is corrupt, as has been covered extensively,” TheBlaze’s Leon Wolf corroborated. “I don't know if it's correct to call Clinton a ‘warmonger,’ but she is probably what passes for one in the Democratic Party, having voted for the Iraq war and supported many of former President Barack Obama's foreign intervention misadventures. And she is correct that the Clintons and their allies have long been considered a force of rot in the DNC … [as] many of her allies are still there.”

He was unsure about Clinton’s covert “concerted campaign” to mar Gabbard’s reputation, but he disagreed with her blaming the former secretary of state for trailing at the polls.

“Even if it were true that Hillary had turned the entire Democratic establishment and its working apparatus against her, that would not be enough to keep her in the low single digits in polling and lagging in the rear of fundraising,” Wolf argued. “We know this because of what Donald Trump was able to accomplish in 2016.”

He revisited what Trump achieved against fierce competition.

“Before he secured the nomination, literally every major figure in the party was opposed to him,” Wolf continued. “Other than Jeff Sessions, Trump could not get a single major party figure to endorse him or even say nice things about him until the nomination was completely sewn up. The reason for that was simple: He had about 35 to 40 percent of Republican voters behind him, no matter what. Since that represented a plurality, he won.”

Despite Gabbard’s breaking from Democrats on some issues, she is considered "true blue" on many others.

“By the standards of just 20 years ago, Gabbard is not a particularly moderate Democrat,” Wolf noted. “She has been endorsed by [the pro-abortion group] Emily's List, currently has a 100-percent rating from the Human Rights Campaign, [and] is opposed to the death penalty and for legal recreational marijuana.

"She wants to ban fracking and supports other radical measures in the name of fighting climate change. She supports Medicare-for-all and wants to ban so-called ‘assault weapons.’ She thinks income tax rates should be raised back to where they were in the mid-90s. She supports re-entering the Iran nuclear deal."

Wolf concludes that if Gabbard were running for president in an open Democratic primary in 1996, "she would probably be the most liberal candidate in the field.”

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