Saturday, November 26, 2016

Tulsi Gabbard is the pick (Should be) for Secretary of State, not Mitt Romney

Tulsi Gabbard is the pick for Secretary of State, not Mitt Romney
Rep. Gabbard embodies the very essence of the President-Elect’s ideological departure from the interventionist policies that have plagued this nation for the past two decades. One need look no further than her June 17 interview with Wolf Blitzer for evidence of her commitment to breaking with the current orthodoxy.
When Blitzer asked Rep. Gabbard if she was endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, she replied, “I am not prepared to do that. There are a lot of things that I'm looking at, in particular this issue that she has not moved on at all in this campaign, which is this commitment to continue this interventionist regime change policy in Syria that's proving to be so disastrous.”
Rep. Gabbard is uniquely qualified to make these judgments. In 2002, at age 21, she was elected to the Hawaiian state legislature. 
Within the next two years, Rep. Gabbard had joined the Hawaii National Guard and volunteered to deploy to Iraq, in which she served two tours of duty. At the time, the Honolulu Advertiser quoted Rep. Gabbard as saying, "Although I was not activated, . . . I volunteered to go with (her fellow Guardsmen) because I felt it was my duty as a soldier and a friend to join them in the service of our country.”
More @ The Hill


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    1. :) On the other hand, the President-Elect could be playing Mr. Romney for, well, a sucker. There is perhaps no act of revenge more cold than pretending to bury the hatchet with a rival only to stab them in the back with a paring knife. Yet that same vindictiveness—in the form of slapping companies that outsource American jobs with a tariff on imported goods—is what drew many to Trump in the first place.

      If this is the case, then it puts the President-Elect in another situation where Mr. Romney, perceptually, is “begging” him for something. The first time it was for then-citizen Trump’s endorsement for President in 2012. This time it could be for secretary of state.

      The only difference is that this time, Trump might actually say, “Mitt drop to your knees.”

  2. Gabbard is very impressive. She is also very young. I wonder whether she has the experience for Secretary of State. Trump should consider her for a lesser position to help her gain experience. Republicans won't be in control forever. Having someone who can work with both parties will be beneficial to everyone.

    1. Yes and Trump must be getting hit from all sides with strong suggestions.

  3. I would prefer Tulsi Gabbard over Romney. She basically agrees with Trump's foreign policy views. And Such an outta the box pick would make leftist and especially establishment global interventionist heads explode. That would be good--Ron W :-)

  4. " I want an America that is not "first, if," not "first, but," not "first, when," not "first, maybe," but "first," period." -- John F. Kennedy

    Donald Trump, beware! The establishment elites are not tolerant of America First!

    1. They would call Kennedy a right wing radical today.