I was a State Director for Vets For Bernie at the time (not supporting him this election) and our vet organization was having some issues with the campaign.
I had raised the issues, so they sent in Tulsi. (thread)
No mentions, no retweets, no events—nothing.
We had built a liberal veteran organization, numbering some 15K, and the campaign refused to acknowledge us.
So we let them know we weren’t happy about that.
So we pressed them on this, and they came back with a plan for a veteran event for Bernie to speak at.
Plans were made, time off work prepared for, and flights booked.
But at the last minute, they canceled on us—
so that Bernie could fly to Rome, and receive an award from the Pope.
He’s not even catholic.
That’s when I notified the campaign that we were fed up with how they were running things, and were going to start talking about the incident publicly.
So we met, and talked for quite a while.
That was interesting, considering the fact that she touts her veteran status at every opportunity.
Again— she’s a veteran.
I used an analogy, as I often do.
The meeting ended pleasantly.
Or so I thought...
That was her takeaway.
An Iraq War veteran, was “offended” that another Iraq War veteran used an analogy about a weapon?
She wasn’t “offended.”
She was just playing the game.
She’s a two faced politician—nothing more.
It was simply their attempt to silence my objections, and discredit my position.
I didn’t leave the organization, but I was effectively silenced — as were our objections to being snubbed for the Pope.
Even if he is the goddamn Pope.
What sticks with me is how Gabbard responded — with an attempt to smear me, by claiming I’d “offended her.”
Believe me when I say this:
She can’t be trusted.
And in the grand scheme of things, it’s not a “big story.”
But seeing her recent behaviors: threatening to boycott the debates, and acting as a Democratic Party disruptor—
I thought I’d share it.
I don’t know what her agenda is, but it’s not “what’s best for the nation.”
Whatever it is, it revolves around what’s best for her.
And she’ll trash any group or person who gets in the way of her ascension— including her fellow veterans.