I started the post to talk about Tulsi Gabbard Cardi “B” and talk about the disconnect between Cardi’s political choices and her musical endeavors. I had a list of all the typical things that would relate to the subject. This because I’m think that she (Tulsi Gabbard) is the best choice we have had ever (other than JFK)! Truth be told I have only gotten fool one-time afterJFK and that was Carter. I thought he was an OK choice, I was wrong! But I got President Ragan and the two Bushes right (ok admittedly easy work), I got Clinton right, And here is the big one (With all the pressure in the community) I got Obama right! Now, when I say I got them right I saying I did not vote for any of them. Trump goes without saying. Here is another thing I have never before donated to a politition. And I have always said the two parities are just the two wings of one ungly bird.
So here is the deal just like in the movie “Jerry Maguire” She had me at “Stop The Useless Regime Change Wars” That was it 6 simple words and I was hooked! Then I did the Dick Tracy thingy “Hold everything!” Forgive that Genaration X folk it’s a baby boomer thing. Anyway I said I better think this over after all she is a democrat, however, it would be the same if she were a Republican! It’s that two wings of one ungly bird thing. And these birds have sung this song before. Does anyone remember that Bush No# 2 ran on a none interventionist platform? Then Obama yelled Hope and change? But what he ment is we should hope things change. After that (16 years mind you) the voters fell for (of all people) Trump talking about closer relationship with Russia. And you don’t think Russiagate was always in the mix ready to be deployed? I already donated my five dollars to get her in the debates, but, now to coin another old show the Cosby’s I must “Dig Deeper!” Well I did and this is what I came up with.
Tulsi Gabbard voted for Trump’s military budget increase last year. She also voted for sanctions in Iran, voted against withdraw in Syria and Iraq and also voted for 2 military budget increases under Obama. http://thescore.peaceactionwest.org/votes/rep-tulsi-gabbard She also voted for a giant fracking and fossil fuel bill with solar panels thrown in. OK, the fracking and fossil fuel bill can be questioned, something we need to work on. As far as voting for military budget increase, She is a high ranking officer in the military if she didn’t vote for an increase I would be wondering “What about that?” Remember that budget covers our troops also and veterans will look out for veterans. (X-Army here!) I think this will be more telling about any military funding.
Above is a image of the bill from House foreign Affairs and Intelligence Committee that was first introduced by Tulsi Gabbards.
Introduced in House (01÷23÷2017)
Stop Arming Terrorists Act
This bill prohibits the use of federal agency funds to provide covered assistance to: (1) Al Qaeda, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or any individual or group that is affiliated with, associated with, cooperating with, or adherents to such groups; or (2) the government of any country that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) determines has, within the most recent 12 months, provided covered assistance to such a group or individual.
“Covered assistance” is defined as:
- defense articles, defense services, training or logistical support, or any other military assistance provided by grant, loan, credit, transfer, or cash sales;
- intelligence sharing; or
- cash assistance.
The ODNI shall:
- make, within 90 days after this bill’s enactment, initial determinations about such countries and about whether an individual or group is, or has been within the most recent 12 months, affiliated with, associated with, cooperating with, or an adherent to Al Qaeda, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, or ISIL;
- review and make subsequent determinations regarding such countries, groups, or individuals every 6 months in consultation with specified congressional committees;
- brief such committees on each determination; and
- brief such committees on any other country, individual, or group that the ODNI considered but did not make a determination that the the country provided covered assistance to, or that the group or individual is affiliated with, associated with, cooperating with, or an adherent to, Al Qaeda, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, or ISIL.
I don’t know about you but that clears up any military budget increases issues I might have had. I’m not saying it’s a good thing. I can’t agree with, but I understand it. So, will I vote for Tulsi Gabbards? I’ll say this without question there is no one else to vote for. And if this is all an act then she is one hell of an actress. However, you have to understand that It’s not just Bush 1 and 2,Regan,Clinton, Obama and Trump, they been lieing to us every since J.F.K. So, it’s a hard sell because of party affiliations.
In Case you forgot!
One of these is not like the others.