Tulsi Gabbard slams "DNC and biased corporate media"

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) attributed her absence from Tuesday night’s debate stage to the “DNC and biased corporate media,” a theme which emerged after CNN demonstratively elevated Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) at the expense of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), whose presidential aspirations were largely quashed by the same players in 2016.

“Unfortunately, the candidate who is best positioned to defeat Donald Trump will not even be on the #DemDebate stage tonight — thanks to the DNC and biased corporate media,” Gabbard wrote ahead of Tuesday’s debate, which featured only six white candidates from a field that once prided itself on diversity:



While the Democrat candidates excluded from the debate — including Andrew Yang (D) and Gabbard — have consistently cried foul on the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) rules and methods, Tuesday’s debate drew a wave of criticisms and complaints from Sanders supporters and surrogates, who say the moderators and network favored Warren in an obvious way. Critics say it became most apparent after CNN’s Abby Phillip asked Sanders if he ever told Warren that a woman could not win the presidential election. While he denied it, Phillips failed to cross-examine Warren, posing the allegation against Sanders as fact.

“Warren, what did you think when Sanders said a woman couldn’t win the election?” she asked.

Warren did not dispute the framing of the question.

“I disagreed. Bernie is my friend, and I am not here to try to fight with Bernie,” she said.

Sanders’ campaign co-chair Nina Turner also pointed to a number of examples of CNN framing questions in ways that constantly put Sanders — not Warren — on defense.



“The framing of the question was definitely one-sided,” Turner told Breitbart News in the Spin Room.

“It shouldn’t have been framed that way. The question should have been asked, ‘Senator, did you say this,’ and let him answer. And then you say the same thing to Senator Warren, ‘He said he didn’t say it. Did he say it?’” she continued.

“But instead, they framed it as if it was absolute. And that’s wrong,” she added.

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Gabbard came to Sanders’ defense on Monday following the initial reports of the alleged remarks, noting that she met with the socialist senator ahead of announcing her White House bid and stating that he showed her “the greatest respect and encouragement, just as he always has”:
 

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The conversation audio between Warren and Sanders has been released. Wow. The gloves are off...
"...you called me a liar on national TV".
It's about to get real up in here.
 

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winning ticket would be Rand Paul/Tusli Gabbard, if bone spurs retires

How would that work? I mean libertarian types and progressive types have a good deal of overlap in some areas, but massive disagreements in others.

Kind of like us, how would our ticket work? Perhaps we would stop wars, prohibitions, the spy state, police forfeitures, and slim up the prison population. What about after that? Although, that doesn't sound to shabby.
 

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It would get the centrist vote that ross perot got, the gop other than the neocons and the dems other than the Rottweiler-schulz dnc crowd/antifa

The establishment would hate it
 
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The parameters were predefined and applied to all candidates. She didn't qualify. Get over it. We don't need another Orange Turd whining and throwing tantrums.
 
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you can’t always get what you want!
The conversation audio between Warren and Sanders has been released. Wow. The gloves are off...
"...you called me a liar on national TV".
It's about to get real up in here.

I think it is a lot about very little, mom. More emotion than substance. Schoolmates have schoolyard squabbles all the time. Sounds to me like it is something they can settle in 5 minutes by themselves, off camera.
 
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The conversation audio between Warren and Sanders has been released. Wow. The gloves are off...
"...you called me a liar on national TV".
It's about to get real up in here.

Warren knew her mike was open and so did CNN, this was all a setup for Bernie,.. One positive from this episode however, is that Tom Steyer has now been confirmed to be a clueless idiot...
 

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Warren knew her mike was open and so did CNN, this was all a setup for Bernie,.. One positive from this episode however, is that Tom Steyer has now been confirmed to be a clueless idiot...
The Steyer thing was funny and didn't draw much attention. It's sort of emblematic of his campaign.
 
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"Look at me. I'm trying to stay relevant"

There I just summed up her comments.
 

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Says the party that refuses to allow any challengers to Trump.
An incumbent president running for re-election usually does not have a challenger from within his own party....at least not a serious one. But keep on with your partisan hackery.

As a side note....I wish some Republican DID seriously challenge Trump.
 

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Partisan hackery or truth? https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/rnc...mp-reelection-state-leaders/story?id=60603125

Do you think the RNC would allow a serious challenger?
Do you think the DNC would have allowed someone to challenge Bill Clinton or Obama?

Use your noggin, man.

Yes, I know.....Trump=bad. But incumbent Presidents usually don’t gave serious challengers within their party when running for re-election. If Trump were a Democrat, it would still be the same.
 

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Do you think the DNC would have allowed someone to challenge Bill Clinton or Obama?

Use your noggin, man.

Yes, I know.....Trump=bad. But incumbent Presidents usually don’t gave serious challengers within their party when running for re-election. If Trump were a Democrat, it would still be the same.

What is a "serious" challenger? You keep modifying your stance with that qualifier. What would it take from Trump to have a "serious" challenger?

FWIW, I've been around educated Republicans my whole adult life, and nearly all of them have abandoned the party because of Trump. There would be a ton of support for a non-Trump Republican candidate.
 

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What is a "serious" challenger? You keep modifying your stance with that qualifier. What would it take from Trump to have a "serious" challenger?

FWIW, I've been around educated Republicans my whole adult life, and nearly all of them have abandoned the party because of Trump. There would be a ton of support for a non-Trump Republican candidate.
By serious challenger, I mean like Ted Kennedy to Jimmy Carter, not some schlub most people have never heard of and that hasn't got a prayer.

You anecdotal story of "nearly all" the Republicans you know abandoning the party is cute. Maybe they would support someone to challenge Trump (I know I would...in fact I was hoping Romney would try), but they are not really the decision makers, are they?

You act like this is some kind of "proof" against the Republicans. I'll let you in on a secret......BOTH parties would do the same. Both parties are corrupt. Both parties only care about votes, power, and money. They may "identify" as a democrat or republican, but they are basically the same.

Personally, I'm sick of it. I have voted dem, repub, and 3rd party in the past. I did not cast a vote for president in 2016 because both candidates were awful. If the dems nominate Bernie, Warren, and maybe Biden, I won't cast a vote for president in 2020, either.
 

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By serious challenger, I mean like Ted Kennedy to Jimmy Carter, not some schlub most people have never heard of and that hasn't got a prayer.

You anecdotal story of "nearly all" the Republicans you know abandoning the party is cute. Maybe they would support someone to challenge Trump (I know I would...in fact I was hoping Romney would try), but they are not really the decision makers, are they?

You act like this is some kind of "proof" against the Republicans. I'll let you in on a secret......BOTH parties would do the same. Both parties are corrupt. Both parties only care about votes, power, and money. They may "identify" as a democrat or republican, but they are basically the same.

Personally, I'm sick of it. I have voted dem, repub, and 3rd party in the past. I did not cast a vote for president in 2016 because both candidates were awful. If the dems nominate Bernie, Warren, and maybe Biden, I won't cast a vote for president in 2020, either.

It seems like you're bringing a lot of baggage into this thread. Good luck whatever you choose...
 

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It seems like you're bringing a lot of baggage into this thread. Good luck whatever you choose...
I have no baggage. If either party puts forth a good candidate, he/she will get my vote. Simple as that.