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ISL

She is specifically being opposed by the Democratic establishment, who are less interested in winning than maintaining their donation stream. At the debates she will hopefully connect to the larger public beyond the DNC gatekeepers.

PHILIPPE TRUZE

Gramsci is important, in the history of marxism, because he is the first who stressed the major role of "cultural hegemony" in the power-taking processus. Especially in USA.

PHILIPPE TRUZE

Colonel,
Let me introduce the General Khatool Mohammadzaï, an Afghan female paratrooper.
https://afghanistanonmymind.blogspot.com/2012/06/khatool-mohammadzai-yes.html

Harry

She does have quite high cheek bones (tongue firmly in cheek). I read somewhere that her native ancestry was 1/64 or about 1.5%. That is roughly the same as one grandparents, grandparents, grandparent. Or put another way, her grandmothers, grandmother's grandmother was a native.

I suspect a lot of Americans can say the same.

Harry

Given that real interest rates are zero, I think your point is very strong. Incidentally, on an NPV basis the nature of the tax becomes much clearer. Over 20 years it would amount to 50% of the initial principal.

Thats certainly one way of dealing with the inequality issue in the US.

turcopolier

JT

I wasn't attempting humor and Alan has given it up in a tragic world.

Fred

Factotum,

This is the second time you've mentioned a billion dollars and SEIU. They, and unions both in general and in total did not spend a fraction of that amount.

Hallabina

Indeed, and he was also the first to stress that "when the old has already proved useless, and the new is still to be born, there appear the monsters", or something similar, and there you have that when this system has demonstrated itself incapapble of solving main problems of humanity, or the problems od main part of humanity, the far-right is rising again, fuelled, of course, by spurious interestes, while nothing new appears yet in the horizon...It must be because of that, because of the lack of anything new ( the "alt-right" scam of Bannon and his troupe does not count...), that it is said y the polls the US milennials tend again to socialism...

He had a lot of time to think in that cell, where he wrote the "notebooks" which then were translated by Buttigieg the father

JamesT

I would love to see her as POTUS - but we all know it can't happen. The "bernie bros" smears won't work so well if Bernie has Tulsi on the ticket. and the "Tulsi is a toady of Assad" smears won't work so well if she is at the bottom of the ticket. The media are killing her by ignoring her, she needs to get on TV for her decency and charisma to show through. Bernie can make that happen.

It is unfortunate that identity politics matters so much these days (Tulsi is a woman of colour), but if Tulsi can use this to do some good in the world then that will be lemons into lemonade from my point of view.

rjj

ascetic methods and mileages vary, but abstaining from expectations can be/usually is more rewarding than abstaining from humor ....

unless [!!!] giving up humor is part of an STFU-and-Pay-Attention regime.

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phil cattar

My point Colonel is that she does not appear to have any significant amount of American Indian dna in her.The democrats have a problem.Their ticket must have a female on it.It also needs a "person of color"preferably black on it.The black vote was down in the last election and probably cost Hillary a win.A winning ticket for the democrats could well be a Warren/Booker ticket.He is very ambitious, and young enough to be the vice president for the almost 70 year old Warren, and then run for president.He also has executive and legislature experience.He is also black enough ………..Kamela Harris who refers to herself as "person of color" is half Asian ,her Jamacian born father is a college professor and she is married to very rich, very white businessman.I am not a fan of either Warren or Booker but I can see them helping the democrats carrying states like NC,PA,MI and maybe even FL.These all went for Trump.Hillary's VP selection did NOTHING for her ticket in 2016,IMHO...………...

The Twisted Genius

Factotum, the RNC would never accept her. Her stance on a range of issues are anathema to Republicans and especially Trump acolytes. She accepts the science of human driven climate change and calls for cutting all subsidies to fossil fuels and moving to an eventual ban on those fuels. She supports universal, government provided health care for all. She calls for free community college. She supports protecting LBGTQ rights, as well as abortion rights. She's called for a ban on assault weapons. She supports DACA, immigration rights and is highly critical of Trump's treatment of asylum seekers. On these issues she is about as progressive as they come.

She is best known to us SST correspondents for her antiwar stance. She wants the US to dial back the growing tensions with Russia and China and seek areas of cooperation with those countries. In addition to getting out of Afghanistan and Syria, she calls for withdrawing all support from Saudi Arabia. Gabbard has called that Kingdom a hub of anti-Western extremism.

Like Colonel Lang and many others here, I'd back her to the hilt.

Jack

That's only if she makes it to the debates. The goal posts for that keeps changing. First, it was 60K donors, now they've upped it to 150K.

Peter VE

I am backing her with a monthly donation. This week, my wife and I are going to attend our daughter's graduation from USMC basic training at Parris Island, so I have very personal reason for supporting Major Gabbard.
(If you like her in uniform, you should check her out in her surfing wetsuit...bad Peter, very bad Peter ;-). She knows the value of her looks: in most public appearances, she wears a striking red suit, and contrasts it with her thoughtful words).

catherine

''I suspect a lot of Americans can say the same. ''

Probably so. I was in the horse show circuit as a teen in the 50's and met and made friends with a girl whose mother was a full blood Cherokee. The girl married and has children so Indian ancestry is still circulating to this day.

catherine

The msm is deliberately blanking out Tulsi as if she doesnt exist..so that's a clue.

I could vote for Tulsi or Elizabeth Warren. I am impressed with the way Warren details what is in her policies.

Will NOT vote for Biden.
Will NOT vote for Trump.

So if that's what it comes down to I'll skip the election again.

Valissa

From Black conservative YouTuber Anthony Brian Logan (who is occasionally interviewed on RT, and has been at the Whitehouse for black leadership events)...

Mayor Pete Drinks LIQUOR From A BROWN BAG For The Black Vote! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkeI7fwgRGs (<8 min)

Jim Ticehurst

Pat...I know Humor was the Wrong word..But it Reminded me of The Satire Alan Used in His Movie reviews''and other writings.He sent me His Book "High Cheek Bones and Pouty Lips" And "Expended CArtridges" Signed...He always told Me He was Maintaining The "Status Quo" And Finished His Notes with "Boots and Knees Together..Eyes on the Horizion.."I Wish him Well.....Tragic World Indeed..Pat...We spent Memorial Day at The Graveside of Our Son In Law..a Navy Seal.Killed just before His Baby was Born..And at Our Old Military Cemetery At one of Ten Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers in the United States and Visiting the Remains of 56 Marines and Sailors whose bodys Came back Here on th USS Saratoga during WW 2..I still have HOPE..and will keep my eyes on the Horizion..

Martin Oline

He has a chance on Biden's coat tails. I think it is a great ticket for the Democrat party. Biting - Butt 2020!
Where is spell check when you need it?

Eugene Owens

March 2020!

joanna

Gramsci, can be used by whoever wants to use him. Over here he influenced the neo-right in France and Germany and I am sure in Italy too.

Never mind that the Italian fascists incarcerated him probably exactly for that reason, but I don't think it is legitimate to reduce Gramsci to Marxist. And strictly I would choose neo-Marxist or cultural Maxist anytime before joining whatever neo-fascist faction.

turcopolier

joanna/Leander

Which member of the team are you?

Hallabina

I, for my life, can not see in what way could Gramsci influence the French, Italian and German "neo-right", unless it has been to steal some of Gramsci´s discourse and ideas to confuse the working class into voting them.

Once in the EP, it is obvious which are the "neo-right"´s priorities, nothing to do with those of the working class, as it was expected for the average guy owning two fingers of forehead.
You have now, for example, AfG urging the EP to forbid Hezbollah´s activities in Europe and declare it as terrorist organization...You tell me, not precisely European labor agenda, but Netanyahu´s, Bannon´s, Pompeo´s and Trump´s instead...

The same you can expect from such fickle personage as Salvini and the likes...always at the tune of money, not ideology...

Mark Logan

I'm betting on the Chicken Man.

After watching some vid of the Top (for the moment) Four, Father of Chicken's succinct eloquence will be a big asset. He appears to be the best thinker of that bunch. The Faithful will be attracted by the one who appears to be the most precise opposite of Trump, damn the torpedoes. Biden? First loser...as Hillary was to Obama.

rho

I think Hillary should change her mind give it another run. As we all know, only Hillary can beat Trump.

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