In the ever-increasingly divided atmosphere of our nation, it would be easy for any individual on either side of the political aisle to begin to believe that everyone on the opposite side is somehow wrong, deeply mistaken, or even evil.
However, few politicians have proven themselves exceptionally skilled at making politics less about political parties and more about doing what is actually right for the American people.
Former Hawaii Representative and Democrat Tulsi Gabbard is one such individual.
If you know much about her, it’s likely that she has a penchant for bucking the traditional roles, as well as beliefs of the Democratic Party. No doubt it is why she wasn’t chosen to be their nomination for president in 2020 over establishment fixtures like Joe Biden.
Of course, it’s also the reason she, more than most Democrats, should be heavily considered.
But as the DNC did not nominate her and practically cut out of every debate along the way, even though she qualified, was a woman and of color, she has now been given even more reason not to be loyal to her party.
And that has left her free to proclaim the truth as she sees it – luckily, she has more common sense and logic than the rest of her party.
For example, this past weekend, she made a call for Chicago’s racist and leftist Mayor Lori Lightfoot to resign on social media. She even got failing Biden involved, mentioning him by name and asking him to push for the end to Lightfoot’s career.
She wrote, “Mayor Lightfoot’s blatant anti-white racism is abhorrent. I call upon President Biden, Kamala Harris, and other leaders of our country – of all races – to join me in calling for Mayor Lightfoot’s resignation. Our leaders must condemn all racism, including anti-white.”
The call was made after Lightfoot once again sided against white Americans, this time granting interviews with herself and her staff to non-white journalists only.
But as Boris Epshteyn, a former senior adviser to then-presidential candidate Donald Trump in 2016, has recently commented, Lightfoot’s racism is not only “anti-white,” as Gabbard called it. Instead, he claims that Lightfoot seems to be racist towards just about any race that isn’t black or brown.
“It’s not just anti-white, it’s anti-Semitic, anti-Asian, etc.” And he added, agreeing with Gabbard, “@chicagomayor should RESIGN now.”
Now, it’s important to point out, this is not the first time Gabbard has made remarks criticizing the leftist trend to turn this nation against white America. Like the rest of the country, she has noticed the divide between left and right widen, and at the heart of that division seems to be the false narrative that right means white and white is somehow inherently evil.
According to many on the liberal left, including Lori Lightfoot, white Americans need to recognize that they were born racist and evil, and as such, need to be reminded of that regularly, as well as “check their privilege.” In addition, whites should be making a conscious effort to undo the wrongs committed by their race in the past two hundred some odd years our nation has been around.
This includes getting rid of supposedly racist systems like policing, education as we know it, the real estate market, current healthcare, etc., all because they were created or founded by white Americans.
Gabbard, however, is clearly not of that thought process, even though she is not white, Asian, or Jewish.
Instead, she recognizes the dangers of such divisive thought patterns and has made a conscious effort to call them out for they are – utter nonsense.
Last month, for instance, she tweeted about the need to stop the racialization of everything, as it is only hurting our nation more and not solving any of our problems.
“Please, let us stop the RACIALIZATION of everyone and everything. We are all children of God, and therefore family in the truest sense, no matter our race or ethnicity.”
Last year, when she was running for president as a congresswoman, this habit of calling out the political left’s bluff cost her dearly, not only the presidency but also her seat in Congress. However, as her party continues to move leftward, leaving a great many of those who voted for Biden and his posse unwilling to follow, her popularity is growing.
Instead of being seen a something akin to a traitor of the party for pushing what is right over what is fashionable, she is now being regarded by many as a Ronald Reagan of sorts, with many from both sides agreeing with her common sense.
At least there’s one Democrat with such admirable traits.