Now-withdrawn non-establishment Democrat presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard faces a reckoning of epic proportions — and all of her own doing.
After all, she rose to a certain degree of prominence among the left, center and even the right because of her willingness to stand up to the Democrat establishment.
Yet early Thursday morning, she sacrificed her entire non-establishment persona and bona fides by withdrawing from the 2020 race and endorsing the Democrat Party establishment’s preferred nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden.
Never mind the non-establishment’s preferred candidate, socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders.
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) March 19, 2020
And thus began the end for Gabbard and her prospects in Washington. Not only is her congressional career now over thanks to her decision to not run for re-election, but so is arguably any potential for her to ever succeed again in the world of politics.
Why? Because by endorsing the establishment’s candidate, she delivered a betrayal too deep to ever rectify, according to her fiercest supporters now turned critics.
So Tulsi Gabbard sold out to the establishment I see
— Evan Bushong (@shmevan_) March 19, 2020
Marianne Williamson and Bill fricken DeBlasio are now officially the only former candidates in this race who had the guts to stand on their principles and endorse Bernie.
Tulsi, Yang, Warren, ALL frauds. Can’t believe I once donated to you Tulsi. Unforgivable.
— The Progressive Psychonaut ☮️ (@ThatRealProgre1) March 19, 2020
I always thought something was off about Tulsi Gabbard when she talked about regime change wars but refused to talk about any recent regime changes (Serbia, Georgia, Haiti, Ukraine, etc.).
She sold out to the establishment. A mere puppet for their goals.
— S.E. Johnny 🔜 (@Johnny5024) March 19, 2020
Tulsi Gabbard just sold out with her endorsement of Biden. I’m disgusted.
— James David-I ❤️ Bernie so I must be Nobody (@Limeandlinden) March 19, 2020
What does toilet roll and Tulsi Gabbard have in common?
They both sold out.
— Louis SH✌🌹🏳️🌈 (@lsmith_howes) March 19, 2020
So Tulsi Gabbard endorses Biden? I have lost all respect for her.
P.S. Don’t drop out Bernie.#NeverBiden
— Margaret Kimberley (@freedomrideblog) March 19, 2020
Tulsi: “Look at me! I’m standing against the corrupt establishment!”
Also Tulsi: “I endorse the corrupt establishment.”
What a pathetic disappointment.
— 🌹 Goody Weaver Cavorting With The Devil 🌹 (@goodyweaver) March 19, 2020
Damn you. The only reason I ever respected you and your staying in the race so long, was that I thought you had the guts to speak out against the corruption and cheating. Now I got nuthin for you. Thanks for feeding us to the wolves.
— 🌹Becca 🐾🌲👣🌎 (@Becca4Bernie) March 19, 2020
Yikes, Tulsi dropped out and endorsed… diehard warmonger Joe Biden
Gabbard made her name as an anti-war candidate, correctly calling out Hillary Clinton as the “queen of warmongers”… but is now supporting a demented neoliberal hawk
US politics is a perpetual disappointment https://t.co/ukkkwZc3G7
— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) March 19, 2020
One cannot spout anti-establishment truths but then turn around and wholly embrace the establishment. The world simply doesn’t operate like this.
Nevertheless, Gabbard’s lengthy, nearly 5-minute-long announcement began with the congresswoman talking about the global coronavirus pandemic and comparing it to the Sept. 11 attack.
“Our nation is facing an unprecedented global crisis that highlights the inextricable bonds of humanity, and how foreign policy and domestic policy are inseparable,” she said.
“We are all in this together and we must all rise to meet this moment — in service to our country and our fellow man. This is not the first time we have faced adversity together. And it will not be the last. After the terrorist attack by al-Qaeda on our country on 9/11, we stood together as Americans, motivated to serve, marshaling our forces to defeat our common enemy. I and so many others enlisted in the military to do just that.”
After roughly three minutes of this background information, she finally got to the core subject at hand: the 2020 race.
“After Tuesday’s election, it is clear that Democratic Primary voters have chosen Vice President Joe Biden to be the person who will take on President Trump in the general election,” she continued, referring to Biden’s overwhelming victory in Florida.
CBS News projected Joe Biden will win the Florida primary. With 92% of the vote in, Biden has a substantial lead over Bernie Sanders in the tabulated vote.https://t.co/E3KhCZjESV pic.twitter.com/g7mCBqrcbJ
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 18, 2020
“I know Vice President Biden and his wife and am grateful to have called his son Beau a friend who also served in the National Guard,” she continued. “Although I may not agree with the Vice President on every issue, I know that he has a good heart and is motivated by his love for our country and the American people.”
“I’m confident that he will lead our country guided by the spirit of aloha — respect and compassion — and thus help heal the divisiveness that has been tearing our country apart. So today, I’m suspending my presidential campaign, and offering my full support to Vice President Joe Biden in his quest to bring our country together.”
The congresswoman’s stunning, last-minute about-face suggests that her critics have been right all along about her being a fraud no different than withdrawn candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a woman known for lying via her every breath.
So good pure light of the world @TulsiGabbard endorsed Biden???!!??
So just how many of her supporters still think she’s not a giant fraud just like Warren?
I’m hopeful this is enough for them, but not counting on it.
Wow. All that better than thou crap lol.
— Nial Elkim, +4 Billionaire’s Bane 🔥🔮Vorpal Sword (@NialElkim) March 19, 2020
There is one notable difference between the two, though. Unlike Gabbard, Warren has not yet bent the knee and endorsed Biden …
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