Letter for Thursday, February 13, 2020

Sanders plus Gabbard could down Trump

A Bernie-Tulsi Democratic combination would be the most likely ticket to defeat Donald Trump in November. Sanders’ experience in prior campaigns, and his popularity, along with Gabbard’s experience in Congress, her declaration of foreign regime change unconstitutionality, her military experience and her foreign-affairs views would be far superior to what is currently in power.

Bernie’s popularity in 2016 could have led to his presidency then, if the Democratic National Committee had not illegally pushed Hillary to the forefront and her eventual defeat. Many people voted for the lesser of two evils, Trump, to avoid the constant wars and possible nuclear exchanges with Hillary in power.

If readers agree with the above, then emails should be sent to info@berniesanders.com, to convince him of the wisdom in choosing Tulsi Gabbard as his vice presidential selection.

Rich Hoeppner, Lihue

  1. ruthann jones February 13, 2020 3:35 am Reply

    Rich…WRONG! Gabbard is aligned with GOP rather than the democratic party….let alone a liberal democrat such as Sanders. He would never have her on his ticket and I would never accept her on the ticket either. Amy is the way to go.

  2. Patrick Flores February 13, 2020 6:47 am Reply

    For myself, neither of these 2 politicians offers a good plan of stewardship of taxpayer’s resources. Neither of these candidates has demonstrated any initiatives of people over politics. This is my own and only my own opinion.
    Patrick H Flores, Wailua Houselots

  3. Tooindependent February 13, 2020 7:52 am Reply

    Hey Rich…. Take yourself and all of your socialist friends and move to Europe where you belong. This is a capitalist country not socialist. As jimmy Fallon would say …” Now get”

    1. Robert Boughn February 13, 2020 10:56 pm Reply

      rbeart1@yahoo.com. Too Independent.. you have it wrong.. social democrats are capitalists also.. we have so many socialist programs just they are not called that.. Police-Fire-teachers-parks-libraries-schools-life guards-armed forces just to name a few.. this country has been brainwashed since the 50’s with the red scare.. equating socialism with communism.. not the same at all

  4. Tooindependent February 13, 2020 7:55 am Reply

    Tulsi Gabbard is a embarrassing joke!

  5. Lawaibob February 13, 2020 8:16 am Reply

    Only problem is that Gabbard is Republican and would rather have a job at Fox News.

  6. james February 13, 2020 8:21 am Reply

    I think you are out of touch with the mood of most of the country, other than here and both coasts. I like Bernie, Pete, Amy and Tulsi but think Bloomberg probably has the best chance of beating Trump. Bloomberg can match and beat any economic experience claims Trump makes and will be most acceptable to those fence sitters who will ultimately decide the election. 2 billionaires, one with a conscience and one without. One honest and truthful for the most part, and one who really can’t tell the truth if his life depended on it. This is what we’ve come to in America; sad but true. 2020 is not an election we can take chances with by putting up far-left candidates. Bloomberg is no Hilary.

  7. Gooding February 13, 2020 9:47 am Reply

    No thanks, don’t want to live in a socialist country. I would rather vote for trump or someone else then live in a socialist country.

  8. Valerie February 13, 2020 11:04 am Reply

    Yes be afraid. What could be worse than socialist democracies like Norway, Finland, Iceland, Sweden, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand etc. so what that they have higher education that is almost free, longer life spans, higher wages, better healthcare, shorter work weeks etc. It must be pretty horrible over there.

  9. tooindependent February 13, 2020 1:10 pm Reply

    I said it in 2016 that Trump will be elected. Today thanks to speaker Pelousy and her democratic lynching mob Trump will be our president for another four years. Get use to it.

  10. Elad February 13, 2020 6:31 pm Reply

    You dems are hilarious! No way America will vote for a socialist for president. You’re dreaming!. Democrats are the party of American hating discontents. You have zero viable candidates for 2020. Trump will win Big Time come November 4th. You know I’m right! Just go outside and start the screaming now cause you are toast!

    1. Michael Mann March 13, 2020 10:50 pm Reply

      I am a Democrat, and I have NO INTEREST WHATSOEVER in either Bernie Christ, Superstar, Tulsi “Assad” Gabbard, or any combination of the two, so you really need to lay off the “you Dems” bit. This is especially true since you apparently support a misogynist, habitual liar, with delusions of grandeur who thinks a global pandemic is a “Democratic hoax,” but has managed to come into potential contact with TWO people with the “hoax” virus, as well as shut off travel into the country from places in Europe as a result of the same HOAX virus.

      Please find a rational leg to stand on.

  11. Dt February 13, 2020 9:38 pm Reply

    Have people studied what socialism is? Do they just vote on party lines? How do you feel about the general working class now?

    People are already lazy. Give everyone the same pay, and see what happens. There will be no innovation,no drive, no dream. What made America into a great nation. What we will end up with is 100M people with tons of free time on their hands each doing art or music. It’s a utopia, but doesn’t push people to prosper.

  12. Ed Cullen, princeville February 14, 2020 3:15 pm Reply

    Bloomberg, the man who just profiled all blacks between 19 and 25 as the source of all crime in the black community ? The man who advised his police department to just throw them up against the wall and take their guns . This is what you call a man with a conscience ? Either you are dishonest in your stated opinion, unaware of the public release of this video or are delusional. Imagine the uproar on Kauai if a political leader in Hawaii had said the same exact words except for a change from black to Polynesian ,

  13. kauaidoug February 15, 2020 9:34 am Reply

    Gooding, Don’t want to live in a socialist country? Have no idea how old you are but if you are planning to accept social security or medicare then you are participating in a form of socialism. Yes, right here in America! I have no problem with redistribution of wealth when the top % ers are making money off of money. Hedge funds, stock market, top executives making way more than the worker, are all ways that the rich get richer while the poor are poor and living in a system rigged for the super rich.
    I think it is a sin when some people have more money than they can even imagine while others go broke due to medical emergencies. Seems like there should be a Christian teaching in there somewhere. One of the politicians said something to the fact that something is deeply wrong with our country when we are willing to take a risk on someone like Trump in the first place. We as a nation need to take a good look at that. People are hurting and they need help.

  14. Michael Mann March 13, 2020 10:46 pm Reply

    “No” plus “No” equals “Oh h*ll no!”

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