I lived in Hawaii for ten years and loved every minute, despite its deep blue politics. I was once a delegate to the Hawaii Republican Convention, which was held in a small ballroom, but could have held in a phone booth. Remember those?
I recall Tulsi Gabbard’s rise to political prominence in Hawaii. Reviewing her profile and listening to her speak, I wondered why Tulsi was a Democrat. She was certainly farther to the right than any Hawaiian Democrat I could name and is now arguably the most conservative Democrat in Washington.
The reason Tulsi is a Democrat is that if you want to be elected to any office in Hawaii, you must first be a Democrat. The hold the Democrat Party has on Hawaiian politics isn’t as much political as it is cultural.
You can trace Hawaii’s anti-Republican persuasion to 1893 when Queen Liliuokalani was forcibly removed from office by Sanford Dole (of the pineapple family) and a group of fellow Republican businessmen who assumed power and installed a new government. Since that day, “Republican” has been a four-letter word to kama‘aina (Hawaii longtime residents) from Puuwai to Pāhoa. There is a pocket here and there where a Republican has been elected, but generally, if you want to win an elected office in the Aloha State, you run as a Democrat.
Gabbard conveys a decidedly isolationist perspective. She is to the Democrat Party what Rand Paul is to the Republican party – a party loyal, yet fiercely independent and strong in the conviction that America should be doing more for Americans and less involved in other parts of the world.
So, Tulsi was invited onto The View, the ABC daytime television program that is remarkably still on the air. She came with a message, specifically for Joy Behar, the worn-out, Trump-hating hosebag whose fingernails-on-a-chalkboard voice is so excruciatingly painful to the sensory cortex that it leaves listeners instantly scrambling for the remote.
Directing her comments to useless idiot Behar on Wednesday’s show, Representative Gabbard immediately set out to correct the record and Behar’s character assassination attempt.
“Some of you have accused me of being a traitor to my country, a Russian asset, a Trojan horse, or a useful idiot, I think was the term that you used,” declared Gabbard, directing her comments to Behar, seated beside her, “which basically means that I am naive or lack intelligence. (Behar continually interrupted Gabbard) I want to let your viewers know exactly who I am to set the record straight. I am a patriot. I love our country.”
Behar countered, “We’re getting a little bit ahead of ourselves (whatever that means). Franklin Graham finds you refreshing. He doesn’t find me refreshing (imagine that!). Richard Spencer, the white nationalist leader, says he could vote for you.”
Tulsi should have stopped brainless Behar right there and asked her what a white nationalist is. No doubt, Behar would have used words like “neo-Nazi,” “bigot,” racist,” and “white supremacist.”
BOOM! Gabbard would have had Behar cornered and could have educated the humorless hag on the definition of “nationalist,” a word synonymous with “patriot.” The term “white nationalist” has been hijacked by liberal Democrats. It began in Charlottesville, where the anti-American left began its campaign to make the term synonymous with “white supremacist,” made clear by their continued narrative, citing “white nationalist” and “white supremacist” in the same sentence. The narrative has been pushed by liberal liars from Barack Hussein to congressional Democrats to the partisan talking heads in the liberal mainstream media, so that today all shamefully gullible leftists believe that a “white nationalist” is a “white supremacist” when actually, a white nationalist is, by definition, a patriot who happens to be white. There are white nationalists, black nationalists, Asian nationalists, and Latino nationalists, American patriots all. But, let’s not allow the truth to interfere with a good liberal smear job.
Watch as Gabbard verbally pounds Joyless Behar into next week….
Tulsi showed more class than the entire panel she Sat with.
— Jim Coonan (@coonan_james) November 7, 2019
Joy Behar is a freaking joke, hers and the view crew are 1000% Trump haters therefore they continue to spin the truth, pick and choose what n how they report issues!! Joy shud of been fired multiple times!!!!
— pencil (@David19769) November 7, 2019
Tulsi didn’t “lash out”. She calmly and directly confronted slanderous smears against her.
It would be healthy if everyone stood up for themselves with that level of honesty, clarity, and strength.
— Dr. Brian Poe (@PoeBrianL) November 6, 2019