On Tuesday, Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) took to social media to convey a classy, propitiate tweet to Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) following the California senator’s dropping out of the 2020 presidential primary race.
That tweet ignited a firestorm of activity on Twitter with leftists exposing themselves as either haters of Kamala or haters of Gabbard, with not much else in between.
The bad blood between the two candidates started when Harris, during the Democratic Primary debate in July, labeled Gabbard as an apologist for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Gabbard had criticized Harris’ record as a prosecutor going after minor drug offenders in California, with the implication being she was a prosecutor who wanted easy wins to build up a war chest of victories for higher office.
From that point on, the nasally-voiced tyrant wannabe began describing herself as a “top-tier candidate.
CNN’s Anderson Cooper asked Harris about Gabbard accusing her of using prisoners for “cheap labor” and withholding evidence from a man on death row when she served as California’s Attorney General:
“Did you expect that from Tulsi Gabbard? Had you had interaction about that in the past? And how do you think it went?”
Harris replied, “Well, I mean, listen, I — this is going to sound immodest, but I’m obviously a top-tier candidate, and so I did expect that I would be on the stage and take hits tonight because there are a lot of people that are trying to make the stage for the next debate.”
Cooper followed up, “for a lot of them it’s do or die.”
Harris concluded, “Especially when some people are at zero or 1%, whatever she might be at. So I did expect that I might take hits tonight. But, you know, listen, this coming from someone who has been an apologist for an individual, Assad, who has murdered the people of his, you know, of his country like cockroaches. She who has embraced and been an apologist in a way to refuse to call him a war criminal. I can only take what she says and her opinion so seriously. So, you know, I’m prepared to move on.”
And move on she has, right back under her rock in California.
A lot of people on social media gave the Hawaii congresswoman accolades for ending Harris’ campaign, but the tweet she sent out to the now 2020 Nopeful was more-than-likely in the spirit of burying the hatchet, even though it sparked another firefight among progressives on Twitter.
“Sending my best wishes to @KamalaHarris, her family & supporters who have campaigned so hard. While we disagree on some issues, we agree on others & I respect her sincere desire to serve the American people. I look forward to working together on the challenges we face as a nation”
Sending my best wishes to @KamalaHarris, her family & supporters who have campaigned so hard. While we disagree on some issues, we agree on others & I respect her sincere desire to serve the American people. I look forward to working together on the challenges we face as a nation
— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) December 3, 2019
And Jesus wept:
Journalist Tim Pool referred to Gabbard’s tweet as “…one of the most epic burns in internet history.”
I honestly can't see this as anything other than one of the most epic burns in internet history https://t.co/Z4XuJPfWTB
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) December 3, 2019
Ben Shapiro summed it up succinctly:
It's the subtle cuts that hurt most https://t.co/oPhZ5pYIqA
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) December 3, 2019
Mark Dice, one of my favorite YouTube personalities, also chimed in:
Just be honest, Tulsi. Cameltoe is a tyrant who wants to ban Donald Trump from social media.
Stop with the insincere formalities and call her what she is.
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) December 3, 2019
And it just went on from there:
Tulsi's team writing this tweet: pic.twitter.com/VShG2J0McJ
— Will Chamberlain (@willchamberlain) December 3, 2019
Anyone who understands women knows there’s nothing more savage than what Tulsi just did.
“Sorry about your boyfriend. We’re just different and he chose me over you. Doesn’t mean you’re bad or ugly or anything. Kisses.”
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) December 3, 2019
— 🌹BigUs🌹 (@chikeokjr24) December 3, 2019
I don't envision many upcoming opportunities for you to work together
— David Pakman (@dpakman) December 3, 2019