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Tulsi Gabbard, Ex DNC Deputy Chair - The Judgment to Lead: Why I'M Endorsing Bernie Sanders


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Evelyn
- 1175 days ago - youtu.be
We can elect a president who will lead us into more interventionist wars of regime change. Or we can elect a president who will usher in a new era of peace & prosperity. It's with this clear choice in mind that I'm resigning as Vice-Chair of the DNC



   

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Evelyn B (63)
Monday February 29, 2016, 5:15 am
Published on 28 Feb 2016

Aloha. I’m Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard.
As a veteran of two Middle East deployments, I know firsthand the cost of war.

I know how important it is that our commander-in-chief has the sound judgment required to know when to use America's military power and when not to use that power.

As a vice chair of the DNC I am required to stay neutral in Democratic primaries, but I cannot remain neutral any longer. The stakes are just too high. That’s why today I’m endorsing Senator Bernie Sanders to be our next president and commander-in-chief of the United States.

We need a Commander in Chief who has foresight, who exercises good judgment and who understands the need for a robust foreign policy which defends the safety and security of the American people. And who will not waste precious lives and money on interventionist wars of regime change. Such counterproductive wars undermine our national security and economic prosperity.

As these elections continue across the country, the American people are faced with a very clear choice. We can elect a president who will lead us into more interventionist wars of regime change. Or we can elect a president who will usher in a new era of peace and prosperity.

It’s with this clear choice in mind that I’m resigning as Vice-Chair of the DNC so that I can strongly support Bernie Sanders as the democratic nominee for President of the United States.

And now, I ask you, stand with me and support Bernie Sanders.
Thank you.
 

Nancy C (806)
Monday February 29, 2016, 5:36 am
love this...sh...remember we can all "write in" Bernie if he doesn't win the nomination. I'll be spreading that fact far and wide if the need arises.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday February 29, 2016, 5:41 am
This is certainly the shot in the arm that Sander's campaign needs!!! This should be a catalyst for others of like thought to come out of the woodwork. I was beginning to wonder where they were!! Evelyn, Tulsi Gabbard, now EX chair of the DNC, is a gift to all supporters---a brighter ray of hope. She has endorsed Bernie--in fact, resigned as chair to do so, as she was forced to remain neutral in her position. Wahooooo!!
Wait until Sheryl (Dandelion) sees this!!! I pulled another all-nighter, as I had folks who needed my alternative medical advice---so glad I decided to sign a few petitions before I take my "Sleepytime" tea!!
I'll have sweeter dreams of better tomorrows now!! May they come true, with us all saying, Hurrah, this November. Thanks Evelyn for this pip of a post!!!!






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Evelyn B (63)
Monday February 29, 2016, 5:52 am
Thanks are really due to Angie, who posted the link in a discussion group!
But I felt it should really have a place on C2NN ......
 

Donna T (0)
Monday February 29, 2016, 7:06 am
thank you
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday February 29, 2016, 12:06 pm
Brilliant!
Shared
Thanks Evelyn.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Monday February 29, 2016, 2:29 pm
Bravo, a brave, intelligent, and compassionate woman seeing the integrity in another, Bernie Sanders.

We were on the same wavelength with this I had also posted her endorsement. lol Good get out the info....
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Resigns Vice Chairmanship to Endorse Bernie Sanders

We've got a hard fight on our hands, and maybe seeing Hillary win in SC is forcing others to push harder or to join in.
 

Animae C (508)
Monday February 29, 2016, 2:39 pm
Thanx Evelyn
 

Sheryl G (359)
Monday February 29, 2016, 3:01 pm
I hereby endorse Bernie Sanders to be our Democratic nominee for President of the United States. I will vote for him as a Super-delegate at the Democratic National Convention. And I enthusiastically join, shoulder to shoulder, his political revolution.

Perhaps inspired by the Bernie Sanders message of “Not me. Us.”, for the past several days, I have appealed to Democrats across the nation to tell me for whom I should vote, as a Super-delegate at the Democratic National Convention.

The response has been absolutely overwhelming. Almost 400,000 Democrats voted at GraysonPrimary.com. More than the number who voted in the South Carolina primary. More than the number who voted in the New Hampshire primary and the Nevada caucus combined.

The results: Sanders 86%, Clinton 14%. More than just a landslide. An earthquake.

We invited not just votes, but also comments. I have been fascinated by the reasons you all gave for your votes. We’ll be sharing some of those, in coming days.

But in Bernie’s case, it boils down to this:

For those of you who read these missives (and if you don’t, then welcome!) this endorsement may not be entirely unexpected. You know that:

(1) I have passed 54 amendments on the Floor of the House in the last three years, more than any other Member. And when Bernie Sanders served in the House, in his time Bernie was the “Amendment King,” getting so many good things done in a hopelessly waterlogged institution, again and again.

(2) I am the only Member of the U.S. House of Representatives who raised most of his campaign funds from small contributions of less than $200 (in both 2012 and 2014, by the way). Bernie Sanders is the only Member of the U.S. Senate who raised most of his campaign funds from small contributions of less than $200.

And this year, Bernie Sanders is the only Presidential candidate who has raised most of his campaign funds from small contributions of less than $200. Bernie and I are not owned and beholden to the billionaires and the multinational corporations and the lobbyists and the special interests.

Bernie Sanders and I share a goal of building a grassroots movement of people who want to take back our country from the billionaires and the multinational corporations. We want to make elections into about something different: Not the lesser of two evils, but the greater good.

Power . . . to The People.
Courage,
Rep. Alan Grayson
 

Sheryl G (359)
Monday February 29, 2016, 3:14 pm
For those who don't know, Alan Grayson is running for Senate here in Florida in hopes to win Marco Rubio's spot. Talk about going from night to day if that happens. Rep. Alan Grayson has been a House Member and has been a strong advocate for the People and has stood up against the Banks, the Health Care Industry, so much so he lost his House Seat.

So many people wrote to him begging him to run again, don't give up, so when the election cycle rolled around again, he ran again, and despite being up against huge odds as the same Big Interest Monies went after him again, only now the People fought back harder......he got into the House which means he Represents some of the people in Florida.

If he wins the Senate, he'll represent ALL the people in Florida along with Senator Bill Nelson who is not as much of a firestorm but votes very Progressive on MOST things. So Florida will be doing a lot better in the two of them in the Senate. Now to get rid of the Republican Legislature and the Tea Bag Gov. in this State and maybe we'll start coming around to some SANITY here.

Because right now.....it's rough. We are the State that passed the first Stand Your Ground Law.
The extension to the Affordable Care Act was refused which meant Florida still has a million residents without any medical insurance or medical care.
If one is a State employee the Governor has made it so you can't say the words Climate Change, Global Warming, or Sea Level Rise.....or the Governor will remove the job from you. So it's now referred to as the "phenomenon whose name can not be said."

And that is just the tip of the iceberg.
 

Evelyn B (63)
Monday February 29, 2016, 11:28 pm
Obituary -
O'Cracy, D.E.M - died in Florida.
Her death was preceded by the death of her parents, Honoria & Justicia
RIP
 

Evelyn B (63)
Monday February 29, 2016, 11:33 pm
Thanks Dandelion, for sharing that Grayson endorsement statement.
Another person of integrity ....
 

Arielle S (313)
Tuesday March 1, 2016, 5:48 am
Awesome - I truly hope all the naysayers are completely shocked when Bernie wins....he's gotten Trump's attention so he must be doing okay.
 

Peggy B (43)
Tuesday March 1, 2016, 10:37 am
Another politician with integrity. Well done. Deep respect. Too many people just don't know who Sanders is. We must share and tell the good story of the man to everyone we know.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday March 1, 2016, 10:48 am
Remember these people when it comes time to vote for them. We must remember these good people and back them up and get rid of the maniacs that are in office now.
 

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday March 1, 2016, 1:17 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday March 1, 2016, 5:17 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting, Evelyn.
Good news!
 

Janet B (0)
Tuesday March 1, 2016, 6:48 pm
Thanks
 

Dt Nc (0)
Tuesday March 1, 2016, 9:31 pm
danke
 

Edith B (146)
Tuesday March 1, 2016, 9:42 pm
Thanks for sharing. Sadly, Clinton won most of the votes on Super Tuesday!
 

Sayenne H (92)
Wednesday March 2, 2016, 5:02 am
I like Bernie. Actually he's the only one I really like at the moment. Trump should probably become an entertainer. He's great for that. Not president, I think. Clinton is... I don't even know. She doesn't have a coherent persona.
 

Evelyn B (63)
Wednesday March 2, 2016, 9:36 am
Sen - you've summarised Clinton in a nutshell there!
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Janet B (0)
Wednesday March 2, 2016, 1:05 pm
Thanks
 

Roger G (148)
Wednesday March 2, 2016, 2:56 pm
noted, thanks
 

Donna G (42)
Wednesday March 2, 2016, 3:02 pm
I am nobody famous, and certainly not wealthy; nor, do I come from money. Does my endorsement for Bernie count? He is the only candidate who is not a politician. If you think about it, he is more of a statesman who only wants the best for we the people. He wants to return the power back to us so that we can have a government of the people, for the people, by the people. Instead of government of, for, and by the corporations.
 

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday March 2, 2016, 8:42 pm
Agree with Darren, Dandelion and others...she is brilliant. Good decision. Thanks Evelyn
 

Dt Nc (0)
Wednesday March 2, 2016, 10:55 pm
brave woman
 

Evelyn B (63)
Thursday March 3, 2016, 12:12 am
Donna - isn't Bernie saying that NOBODY is "nobody" & doesn't count? Everybody counts - & their endorsements count. An ocean isn't the big fish, it is all the drops of water that can't be seen individually ... but together support the big & the small waterlife!
 

Hartson Doak (39)
Thursday March 3, 2016, 10:01 am
I know her father, a Hawaii State Senator. I am sure he is proud of her integrity.
 
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