WATCH: Tulsi Gabbard Thinks Democrats are Wrong to Push Impeachment
Yes. It's true. I totally stan Tusli Gabbard. If you haven't been able to tell (see WATCH: Tulsi Gabbard Scolds Progressives Wanting to Silence Speech and WATCH: Democrat Candidate Tulsi Gabbard Supports Abortion Restrictions). There are too many policy disagreements to ever vote for her to be president. Okay? Okay. But there are intellectually honest disagreements and she seems to be intellectually honest about them. A spirited debate can be had. As opposed to most of her opponents who are too busy race/gender/sexuality shaming you for disagreeing with them.
A moderate voice is what the Democrat debates need. Which is why I was happy to hear Tulsi qualified for the next round. Though, after hearing this, the organizers might be changing their minds.
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Yes, most people WILL see this as just another move to get rid of Donald Trump. Hence the over $5 million in new donations Trump 2020 raised after Pelosi uttered the word "impeachment."
Here's the important point Tulsi is making that will most likely fall on challenged ears: one would assume most of the voters who have soggy underpants over Trump getting impeached are concentrated in Park Slope, Palo Alto, and Washington DC. Three areas that Democrats already have locked up. So how is the Democrats' latest move for impeachment in any way going to sway voters?
Explain the Ukraine-Whistleblower-Palooza to the average voter in the Michigan suburbs, Pennsylvania, or Wisconsin. Boil down the argument and explain it to them like they're five. Which isn't a knock on the voter. It's just the reality of how much time you have to make your case to each of them. Explain to them that unlike every other time Democrats have said we need to impeach the president, this time they're super serious about it. And why voters should care about this more than the extra money in their pockets or the abundance of jobs.
Tulsi seems the only candidate who recognizes the average voter ISN'T the same as the average person who comments on Vox articles. Thankfully, none of the other candidates are listening to her so far.