Dan McAdams on the Media’s Hilarious Gabbard Narrative

by | Aug 2, 2019

These idiots. The best they can do is claim that Tulsi Gabbard is some kind of “Russian agent!” and that oh, no, “some rightwingers like her.” But what do these rightwingers or libertarians like about her? That she’s (relatively) antiwar! That is supposed to be self-evidently horrible?

But who’s buying that? The more obvious frame would be, “Wow, look how much more horrible liberals are on war now when you even have all these libertarians and conservatives who want to call it off.”

I think the Democratic Party voters of America do not agree and do not want to be worse than any rightwingers on war. Why should they? To not embarrass Harris?

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Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He's the author of the 2021 book Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism, the 2017 book, Fool's Errand:Time to End the War in Afghanistan, editor of the 2019 book The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019 and the 2022 book Hotter Than The Sun: Time to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. He’s conducted more than 5,800 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.

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