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We called it (Jan. 2019): Tulsi Gabbard at debates will be “a disrupter thrown like a hand grenade into the mix”

We called it (Jan. 2019): Tulsi Gabbard at debates will be “a disrupter thrown like a hand grenade into the mix”

Gabbard just took down Kamala Harris over a false career narrative, will she next confront Elizabeth Warren?

We’re on a roll.

Eyes and talk are turning to Michelle Obama as the reality of the weak Democrat presidential field sinks in. We’ve been predicting that for almost two years. Whether she runs or not, the yearning for Michelle as a savior figure is real.

And in the second CNN debate, Tulsi Gabbard sliced and diced Kamala Harris’ prosecutorial career.

Post-debate, Tulsi is doing a victory dance on Kamala’s political head:

Tulsi’s performance came as a shock to everyone. Everyone, that is, except for Legal Insurrection readers, because I saw this coming the moment Tulsi declared for the presidency.

On January 11, 2019, when most pundits were writing her off as at best a crackpot, or at worst an Assad-apologist, I wrote, Dem Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is running for president, and that’s important (really, it is):

What did I see that others didn’t? As the sub-headline to the post said: “Bring on the crowded debate stage, with a disrupter thrown like a hand grenade into the mix.”

While her politics are very different than ours, she has a spirit of disruption that also guides us.

Gabbard running is important.

Not because she’s going to win.

But because she is yet another Democrat throwing her hat into the ring. Within months we could have dozens of Democrats running.

The debates, which start in June, have the potential to be a three-ring circus, making the large 2016 Republican field seem quaint by comparison.

If Democrats prevent lesser-known candidates from participating in the debates, it will harken back to Hillary’s friends at the DNC rigging the primaries against Bernie. If all Democrats participate, it’s going to be mayhem on stage, and will take away from top tier candidates.

Add Gabbard to the mix, and it will be great theater. She’s not afraid to go against liberal orthodoxy — not always in good ways — and to attack other Democrats.

So Gabbard getting into the race is important because she will be a disrupter on a stage filled with Democrats before a national TV audience.

And so it came to be.

If Tulsi makes it to Round 3, which seems likely, she may be the only one on stage unafraid to take on Warren head on. And Tulsi has the smarts to articulate, as she did with Harris, why Warren’s Native American deception matters and how Warren’s history of lining her pockets representing large corporations damages Warren’s political narrative.


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I wonder how much research PDJT’s team has done on mooochelle. I’d like to know what her nickname would be from PDJT.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to 4fun. | August 1, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    We can count on Trump to come up with a few doozies.

      MattMusson in reply to JusticeDelivered. | August 2, 2019 at 8:35 am

      Trump will not defer to her like a Romney or a McCain.
      He may ask her on stage – “Why were you forced to surrender your law license in Chicago?”

      No free passes from this President.

    heyjoojoo in reply to 4fun. | August 1, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    Do you think Moooshelle will enter the race?

      C. Lashown in reply to heyjoojoo. | August 1, 2019 at 10:59 pm

      Yes…and it’s going to be a very disruptive campaign betwixt the two. Trump won’t hold back, and the lady-like demeanor of Mooch will shatter within 2 months.

      The left is going to see the old hate whitey racist ghetto Mamma that she really is. The liberals will have their white guilt mentality stoked to the uttermost!

        malclave in reply to C. Lashown. | August 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm

        Mrs. Obama has both race and gender boxes checked, for a clear advantage in intersectionality. And it’s not like she has anything that can be used against her, like a controversial thesis or a quote about how she was not proud of America for most of her life.

          MattMusson in reply to malclave. | August 2, 2019 at 8:39 am

          When she was legal counsel for a private hospital in Chicago, she engineered a patient dumping scheme that ended up with her surrendering her law license.

    MrE in reply to 4fun. | August 1, 2019 at 10:14 pm


    The Lunch Lady

    SDN in reply to 4fun. | August 2, 2019 at 8:30 am

    As I said back in January, the commercial just writes itself:

    “Michelle 2020: The Past Is Prologue”

    “A wife running as a front for her husband’s third term? Where have we seen that before? Oh yeah!”

    Cut to a screenshot of a Lurleen Wallace campaign poster as AL governor, with the slogan “Let Lurleen run, but let George do it!”

    (Actual history, BTW)

    Then as her face morphs into Michelle and Barack replaces George, we can run through a list of Obama failures and leftist policies. Make sure to include a list of proposals for “whites not allowed” segregated dorms with a soundtrack of George’s “Segregation Then, Segregation Now, Segregation Forever!” and then cut to a Black Lives Matter crowd shot.

    “Do Americans actually want those policies back?”

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to 4fun. | August 2, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    Speaking of such….. RUT ROH!!!!!!

    California Removes Arrest Records From Kamala Harris’ Time as Prosecutor from Public Records
    —Ace of Spades


    A redesign of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation website will make it harder for voters to inspect Sen. Kamala Harris’s controversial record as the state’s top cop.

She’s also the only attractive woman in the bunch.

    And one of the few sane.

      C. Lashown in reply to tz. | August 2, 2019 at 8:25 am

      SANE??? As compared to a Japanese head chopper occupying China, circa 1939?

      I don’t know one aspect of her character or personality that I would classify as ‘sane’ – she’s barely fit to go out in public without a handler! The first 6 years she squatted in the White House with her husband and children she acted like any other ghetto momma I’ve ever met; nasty.

      I wouldn’t take her to a dog fight….even if she could win! Am I the only one who’s noticed that in the past 2-3 years she has started to dress really different, and act differently too. Almost like she is being groomed for something… But you can bet it’s ALL A FACADE, a thin lacquer covering a construction made from used wooden pallets. Set a match of conflict to this false construction and it’ll burn like the autumn leaves.

        Barry in reply to C. Lashown. | August 2, 2019 at 7:40 pm

        beagleEar’s comment should probably be a clue that your responding with the wrong woman person in mind.

        beagle’s comment is a root level response, which I take to mean responding to the original point of the post, referring to Tulsi Gabbard, not Big Mike Obama.

    C. Lashown in reply to beagleEar. | August 1, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    True. Yet her beauty is only skin deep, if that much.

    artichoke in reply to beagleEar. | August 1, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    She’s much taller than the other three women running.

    No particular reason to believe she’s strong or steady under pressure. She said a crazy thing last night about Trump.

All the Dem candidates are very bad on policy, but some are more entertaining fresh faces willing to actually debate. Tulsi Gabbard and Williamson in particular should keep going. Delaney gets some good shots in too.

I caveat that with the “be careful what I wish for”. Or I will get a fresh pleasant face that can sell their unpleasant socialist policy cocktail one of these days.

So I’m not getting cocky.

Have read some suggestion Joe’s decided / made a deal on Tulsi as his running mate. That would go against norms in that Joe could name a circus seal as his running mate and still carry Hawaii.

Might be she’s his gun-for-hire to take out the other candidates while going soft on Joe. Or, if he names her early-on, it makes it more difficult for the DNC to oust Joe and his woman military-vet running mate to nominate Michelle. Might be too why the other candidates are going after Obama’s record like they are – to head off a late Obama bid … I suspect that’s also behind some of the Trump admins foot dragging on Spygate, etc. In the same way Mueller dragged out the Russian collusion investigation beyond the midterms, I suspect Trump and co are holding off their assault until early 2020 …

    artichoke in reply to MrE. | August 1, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    As one of those suggestors, you make a good point. Biden may want to name a VP from a swing state. But he dangles it for Gabbard, and nobody else even wants to go near Gabbard, so Gabbard is his … for now.

    He can always dump her later. And maybe Gabbard slipped up?

    That’s Tulsi Gabbard saying Trump is betraying us and supporting al Qaida. I don’t think Joe Biden can have that around, unless she’s suddenly got some damned good proof. And she’s implicating Obama in supporting al Qaida too — for which Biden was VP.

    So maybe Gabbard gets thrown out now.

It certainly helps that Harris is so dull-witted. She can’t think on her feet; her response to a challenge is invariably to fall back on some stock talking point, waved about like a mantra, and padded out with a limited repertoire of stock filler like “let’s be clear about this,” or, for variety, “let’s be very clear about this.” And the next day we get the same stuff we were fed with Obama—”well, what the candidate meant to say was . . .”

Warren’s pretty dull too, though in a slightly different way.

If they’re looking for a bright woman, I am sure the brightest one this year is Sen. Amy Klobuchar. But she’s gone wingnut left lately, so I’ve lost faith in her “solid midwestern” judgment.

Candidate 1: He’s already president, doing at least a competent job, some would say brilliant. He’s made $billions in his life and started hundreds of businesses.

Candidate 2: She’s never held office or run anything. She looks … imposing.

I think Trump can be reelected in this scenario. He could do better than Nixon against McGovern.

I’ll just repeat what I said on Jan 12:

“Gabbard’s another socialist intent upon lifting every dime you earn just like the rest of the left.”

Nothing’s changed. But I appreciate her helping knock off Harris. Perhaps she can get Warren next.

Just a note. Tulsi is beloved in her district. My district. She wins 50% of the Republican vote. 100% of the Democrat vote. Why? She is not a Marxist..we all know that. She or her staff return calls. She has regular community meetings, talks in whole sentences, writes down notes, never ignores an issue and makes sure we are always first. When we said we have a coral die off problem, she got in her bikini, put on fins and a mask and dived down to see for herself. Called the university etc. She is indeed a pacifist. But she loves her military fellow soldiers and gets a strong military vote here because she hates wars where the USA has nothing to win but ….nothing.
And she is pro-Israel.

    Barry in reply to puhiawa. | August 2, 2019 at 9:48 am

    “Tulsi is beloved in her district”

    The district is dominated by socialists/communists.

    “She is not a Marxist”

    Maybe not, still a question. She is without doubt a socialist.

      Free State Paul in reply to Barry. | August 2, 2019 at 11:28 am

      Barry, you clearly understand Gabbard’s district better than one of her constituents. Is there a region of the country you are NOT an expert in?

        It does require a search engine and at least a functioning mind. You’re probably not familiar with either.

        Something you South Africans probably know little about.

        Here, I’ll look it up for you again.

        It’s a D+19 district.

        Democrats have been winning this district and the previous at large by numbers of 60-70-80% for ever, including Gabbards predecessor.

        The district went 61% Clinton to 30% Trump in the 2016 election.

        Go ahead and open your fat mouth and acknowledge the truth.

Things will only get messier from here. Gabbard will help clear the decks of the top socialists by exposing their ideologies and low intelligence. The top candidates will sink in the polls, particularly as Trump’s campaign gets into high gear and panic will set in.

I doubt the Wookie will run because of the various investigations that are already producing recommendations for indictments. We assume far too much about her skills. Once in the glaring spotlight and being pummeled with questions about information leaking out about crimes committed in the Obama administration, she would probably go on auto-pilot defensive mode relying mostly on astro-turf protests. Given here history of bashing America, any hope that she would inspire voters with a positive message would sound shallow and empty.

And you know Hillary will not go away even if just to throw a wrench in the machine.

The Dems will end up running a sacrificial lamb hoping to salvage something for 2024. The commie squad wants to take over the party from a geriatric establishment that is running on empty. Tulsi Gabbard may be the only candidate with the chops to at least keep the Dems in the game long enough to overcome the commies. I’d be looking for her to gather allies with enough conviction to join her in a heart-felt campaign to PRESERVE what is GOOD about America vs throwing the whole thing out of the window and starting afresh with communism. It would help if her message echoed Trump’s “freedom vs tyranny” message that is already being rolled out.

I am voting for Trump, but having witnessed the contempt Harris has had for clergy abuse victims and her defending prosecutorial misconduct, I want her on the next debate stage. I just donated $5. She got 20,000 new donors yesterday:

BTW, Trump made some very interesting comments yesterday in Ohio. Again bashing the leaders of crime-ridden and corrupt US cities with large black populations, he built on his 2016 message asking blacks “What do you have to lose voting for me? You are no better off having voted for Dems than you were 50 years ago?”. That is now being asked again with the warning that the Dems are working to replace them as a priority with millions of illegals. Illegals are a major headache for black (and latino) voters who are asking their leaders (including their BLACK leaders) where the money is going? Baltimore was granted $15B in federal money yet today is worse off than ever. While the politicians squandered the money elsewhere, the new money is being targeted to welfare for illegals!

Trump is going to stun the Dems by stripping away a substantial percentage of black and latino voters. Add the union vote they are pissing off by replacing their cadillac health benefits with Medicare for All, you have to wonder whether the Dems are doing any math at all. Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota… Where exactly is their message winning other than Hollywood, DC and Manhattan?

The Democrats have suckered the their loon bird base to send in their money and now taking a hard right to the center to win. Harris’ sole purpose in this campaign was to be loud and looney straw woman of color that the pre-selected Gabbard, dressed in white, could ride in to slay.

Warning – she’s a loyal prog. and tool of the globalists. A female Obama. Trump better make people aware of it and fast. He’s wasted so much time. He should have seen this coming a mile away.

The democrats are nothing if not predictable.

Bruce Hayden | August 2, 2019 at 2:37 pm

Yes, she comes from a very safe state for the Democrats, but:
– hot as heck – most every guy will look at her twice just to look
– Biden needs a woman on his ticket to overcome his pervert vibe
– good debater, good on her feet
– military, war vet.

After her performance taking down Harris, my bet right now is Biden ends up with her as his running mate. Despite her coming from HI. They fit well together, and she can be his attack dog. Do a better job than any of the other women running.

I think that the best alternative would be a woman from the rust belt. But I don’t see one rising from there. That is, I think, where the battle is going to be waged, with Biden using his folksy charm to try to reclaim the Blue Wall states Crooked Hillary lost in 2016. And realistically, he is the only Dem candidate with a decent chance at pulling it off. Gabbard can help there with her military experience and good looks. There are other routes to winning, but all appear much harder to execute. Expect a lot more Trump campaign rallies in those states over the next year.