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Democrats should listen to Tulsi Gabbard’s message

“Democrats should listen to Tulsi Gabbard’s message,” Monterey Herald – October 19, 2022

It is time that rank-and-file Democrats discover what is happening to their party. Tulsi Gabbard, the former Hawaiian congresswoman, vice chair of the Democratic National Committee, and a Democratic presidential candidate in 2020, is leaving her party forever. Her reasons are sound. However, before she left the party, the party left her — taken over by authoritarian Democratic socialists.

Gabbard stated that “an elitist cabal of warmongers driven by cowardly wokeness” now controls the Democratic Party. They are “racializing every issue, stoking anti-white racism,” and continue to “demonize the police and protect criminals at the expense of law-abiding Americans.” Moreover, Gabbard accused the Democrats of undermining liberty by weaponizing “the national security state to go after political opponents.” And that they have ushered in a “government that is of, by and for the powerful elite.”

If Democrats want to retake their party, they should emulate President John F. Kennedy, a high-caliber leader who supported individual liberty, gun rights, equality, low taxation, free-market capitalism, local police and American traditions.

— Sharon Wood, Carmel