I went from being indifferent on Gabbard to downright wanting to see her lose just because so many of her fans are delusionally insane.
Don't know who you're talking to in order to draw these bigoted, presumptuous conclusions, but I'd wager most are just pissed that an actual liberal, who's served in the National Guard, who stands for real progressive values is being unfairly smeared and ignored as an "Assad Apologist", "Putin Puppet", "far right adjacent" or cultist of some kind with absolutely zero logic to back up these asinine claims.
Personally, I find many of the other candidates and many of their supporters delusionally insane so different strokes I guess.
And anyway you've got nothing to worry about, because the party and media will make sure to do everything in their power to marginalize/smear her. Can't have an anti-war, anti-establishment liberal in the Democratic party anymore, God forbid.
It seems it's not just limited to Youtube stream chats, comment sections, and social media. What you're saying isn't too far off from what I've heard over the last few days. In the chat-stream, I was in for the debate, every time a minute went by where she didn't talk "TULSI IS BEING SILENCED! THE MEDIA IS TRYING TO SABOTAGE HER!" and they were calling all the other candidates "CORPORATE CENTRIST SHILL FAKE LEFTISTS" and insanely delusional crap like that.
Apparently: if I point out that out, I'm a presumptuous bigot. Then you go off on how she was unfairly smeared as an Assad apologist, Putin Puppet, far right adjacent when I said nothing of the sort, and no one in the debate said anything like that at all either. I am bewildered how you guys as a collective keep coming to this conclusion as though you're on some script.
Do you guys have meetings or something?
And I never claimed you guys were a cult; but now that you mention it, the bombardment of Tulsi apologetics IS very cult-like.
I might even agree with just about everything Gabbard says until her fans get a chance to scream at you for ANY feedback, even if it was something utterly innocent like: she seems to like red, I wonder if her favourite Ninja Turtle is Rafael?:
Seriously! Is this rabidly insane Tulsi fandom some meme that I'm not in on? Since she's one of the less interesting candidates, some kind of ironic fandom? This all seems very random since she's part of the pack at the back, and doesn't really distinguish herself much at all.
Or is Gabbard the new sacred calf of the most extreme Bernie or Bust Bros from the last election?
Tulsi fandom is probably the second weirdest thing I am seeing out of this election cycle next to Marianne Williamson: Maybe I'll join her pro-love cult to combat the "hate everything but Tulsi" cult =)
Last edited by Jumpin - on 29 June 2019