It’s not very often that progressive and conservative politicians come together to publicly condemn a premeditated evil act by one of their own.
However, on Friday former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a shameless attempt to smear 2020 Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard as a “Russian asset” on the brink of creating a third party, did just that — managing to enrage both Democrats and Republicans alike in an extremely rare if not unprecedented occurrence.
However, before we get to the firestorm created by the plump 2016 presidential candidate, it’s worth noting the brief back-story as to why Hillary’s wrath has targeted Tulsi Gabbard, in the first place.
The vindictive self-absorbed 71-year old obsessed politician is still angry that Gabbard in 2016 endorsed Bernie Sanders, over her is no doubt the reason why Hillary is still seething.
At the time Gabbard was a young rising star within the Democratic Party who suddenly broke ranks with the Party establishment that had coronated Hillary long before any other candidates or primary debates were ever considered, in effect creating a “rigged” nomination in her favor.
However, an independent Gabbard in an unusual move stepped down from her post as vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee, which required her to be neutral in the primary, and announced on NBC’s “Meet the Press” she was endorsing the Vermont Senator.
Moreover, the Hawaii Democrat went on to cut two promotion videos in support of Sanders.
“As a veteran of two Middle East deployments, I know firsthand the cost of war,” Gabbard says in the video. “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.”
Hillary, not one to “live and let live” has apparently been harboring considerable malice towards Gabbard since 2016; however, thankfully, Gabbard hasn’t suddenly died by accident or by committing suicide, which seems to happen with anyone associated with the former first lady.
Friday’s smear campaign by Hillary suggesting that Gabbard may be a “Russian asset,” is the same smear campaign used against candidate and then President Trump.
However this time with far different results from the loony left, who perhaps realize Hillary’s wrath targeting fellow Democrats has gone too far, even for them.
The fearless and independent Gabbard wasted little time in firing back at Hillary’s baseless charge, calling the former first lady “the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that sickened the Democratic Party for so long.”
Adding, “From the day I announced my candidacy, there has been powerful allies in the corporate media and war machine, afraid of the threat I pose. It’s now clear that the primary is between you and me. Don’t cowardly hide behind your proxies.”
The former combat vet then threw down the gauntlet adding, “Join the race directly.”
Then came the backlash against Hillary.
“This is a completely unhinged conspiracy theory for which there is no basis in fact. It’s really outrageous.”
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) October 19, 2019
Beto O’Rourke told reporters that “Tulsi is not being groomed by anyone. She is her own person. Obviously has served this country, continues to serve this country in uniform, in Congress, as a candidate for the presidency, so I think those facts speak for themselves.”
Adding, “Gabbard is a member of the Hawaii Army National Guard and recently took two weeks off from the campaign trail for a joint-training session in Indonesia. But Hillary would have you believe that she spent the time in Russia being “groomed” by Vladimir Putin.”
Earlier today, Andrew Yang also defended his fellow rival for the Democratic nomination. Yang tweeted.
“Tulsi Gabbard deserves much more respect and thanks than this. She literally just got back from serving our country abroad.”
— Andrew Yang?? (@AndrewYang) October 19, 2019
Marianne Williamson didn’t like the vibes she was sensing from Hillary either. Williamson tweeted.
“The Democratic establishment has got to stop smearing women it finds inconvenient! The character assassination of women who don’t toe the party line will backfire. Stay strong @TulsiGabbard. You deserve respect and you have mine.”
— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) October 19, 2019
“I genuinely respect @Tulsi. Not my brand of soap, as I support pro-life candidates, but she’s her own person and a thoughtful patriot. For Hillary to allege @TulsiGabbard is a “Russian asset” is stunning and disgusting. Why are the Dems so afraid of”
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee)
“I am no fan of Tulsi Gabbard, but does all the Russian operative crap have a source or are people just making shit up?”
— Brad Nickel (@b05crypto) October 18, 2019
“Hillary feels comfortable smearing Tulsi as a Russian asset without evidence because the 4-term Democratic Congresswoman & Iraq War veteran criticizes Hillary & the DNC, and that’s the functional definition of “Kremlin asset” in lowly McCarthyite establishment Dem discourse.”
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 18, 2019
“Hillary Clinton has said that Tulsi Gabbard is “a favorite of the Russians.”
“This isn’t the first time this deranged loser has tried using Russian collusion to take down a candidate she’s intimidated by.”
“Learn some new tricks, Hillary!”
— Ashley StClair (@stclairashley) October 18, 2019