After being ignored by CNN, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard organized a protest at the venue for CNN’s two-night town hall.
The townhall, which started on February 5, 2020, featured eight candidates.
The Hawaii congresswoman was not invited to this townhall.
Democrats who polled lower than Gabbard were in attendance.
“This attempt to silence Tulsi is bigger than one person — it’s our right as voters to hear from ALL the candidates, and to have our voices represented,” the Gabbard campaign declared in a statement according to a Fox News report.“No institution should be allowed to get away with censoring democracy: That’s why we’re standing up to CNN on Wednesday, February 5th, demanding that our voices be heard.”
Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick did not qualify for the debate, but was still given a spot at the town hall “as part of the network’s commitment to hosting individual town halls with the Democratic presidential candidates,” according to a CNN statement, which rationalized this blatant example of gatekeeping.
Unlike Gabbard, Patrick was invited because he hasn’t participated in a CNN town hall, according to CNN.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, businessman Andrew Yang and billionaire Tom Steyer attended CNN’s first town hall on Wednesday night. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, former Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and former Governor Deval Patrick will take the stage on Thursday night.
Gabbard has outperformed Patrick in national polls and in New Hampshire. Additionally, she has outpolled Yang and Steyer in New Hampshire, according to a Fox News report.
“We have reached out, I think, more than once, and we received no explanation,” Gabbard said during an interview with Fox on January 28. “I don’t even think we’ve gotten a response to date about why they’re excluding the first female combat veteran ever to run for president, the only woman of color in the race.”
She also questions certain aspects of the neoconservative/neoliberal foreign policy.
For that reason, Gabbard has a useful role in calling out a lot of the nonsense coming out of the Democrat Party.
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America First Patriot Kris Kobach Believes Democrats are Using the Wuhan Virus Crisis to Push Socialism
U.S. Senate Candidate Kris Kobach believes Democrats are politicizing the Wuhan Virus to push socialist policies.
He asserted, “Many Democrats are exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to launch a full-bore push for socialism—making the socialist rhetoric of the early Democratic presidential debates look tepid by comparison.”
The former Kansas Secretary of State believes that Democrats are taking advantage of the Wuhan Virus pandemic to push for a “centralized, national health care system.”
That means “No more private insurance, private clinics, or private hospitals.”
Kobach correctly notes that “the communist country [China] that unleashed this plague upon the world was the epitome of centralized control.”
But for radical Democrats, that does not even enter the equation. For them, it’s control at all costs.
Sanders is not alone.
New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio called for “a nationalization of crucial factories and industries that could produce the medical supplies to prepare this country for what we need.”
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo established a state-run hand sanitizer factory, and has even threatened the use of state power to control prices. This is only a testing ground for even larger collectivist schemes.
From a big picture perspective, Kobach understands what Democrats’ endgame is with these calls for government involvement in the economy during the pandemic:
Many on the Left are also calling for massive expansions of the welfare state that have little or nothing to do with the coronavirus. This is what the socialist Left has been demanding for decades. Their demands aren’t about bringing the coronavirus crisis to a swift close; they are about enlarging the dependency class. They are exploiting the coronavirus for all it’s worth.
Kobach called attention to how private companies such as General Motors and Tesla are stepping up to the plate to produce ventilators, when many naysayers only think the state should be involved.
In his view, “Only a robust private sector free from government regulation will be able to pull the American economy out of the impending recession when this crisis is over.”
Kobach gets it.
The former Kansas Secretary of State is a certified immigration patriot and understands the value of limited government.
He’s the only choice for America First patriots who believe in constitutional governance.
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