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The Right Stuff: Tulsi Gabbard shift Democrat’s loss, America’s gain

By Roger Oberbeck

Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who is an Army Reserve lieutenant colonel, has announced she is leaving the Democratic Party; she should not be alone.

“I can no longer remain in today’s Democratic Party. It is now under the complete control of an elitist cabal of warmongers driven by cowardly wokeness by radicalizing every issue and stoking anti-white racism, who actively work to undermine our God-given freedoms enshrined in our Constitution.” ( She accused the Democratic Party “of being contemptuous toward religion and police and driving the country closer to nuclear war.”

In her video, Gabbard said, “Democrats are hostile to people of faith, demonize police but protect criminals, weaponize the national security state to attack political opponents and are driving the country closer to nuclear war.” She called on fellow commonsense independent minded Democrats to join her in leaving the Democratic Party. Gabbard represented Hawaii in Congress from 2013 to 2021 and was considered a rising star in Democratic Party politics. She had the support in Congress of organized labor and environmental groups like the Sierra Club. She backed Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries. On foreign policy,

Gabbard opposed U.S. interventionism, regime change, and wars in Afghanistan and Iraq but was a hawk on terrorism, opposed the Iran nuclear deal and supported sovereignty-violating drone warfare.[ more]

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