Obama congratulates Tulsi on her election win
Obama has enough problems already, but now he’ll need to deal with the blow-back when it is learned that Tulsi Gabbard is lying and distorting the truth of her background as a member of a destructive Cult.
I’d like to be in the room when a real Hindu questions Tulsi on matters of faith that have never been taught to her by her delusional guru, Chris Butler. Butler has ordered his devotees never to read ISKON, Krishna, Hindu, or Yoga works that might contradict and undermine his authority.
Chris Butler and his Science of Identity Foundation are guilty of so many misdeeds and they cannot hide behind Freedom or Religion any more than a Neo Nazi or Al Qaeda can.
Tell the truth Tulsi: you were born into a destructive Hare Krishna cult simply because your parents are both nuts who worship Chris Butler. It is not your fault and not your choice. However, you have the choice to separate yourself and come clean about your history. You insult Missionaries all over the world when you falsely claim to have attended a missionary school in the Philippines that is in fact a right-wing mind-control factory perverting the minds of youngsters who must dedicate themselves to the worship of Chris Butler.
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WASHINGTON: With Tulsi Gabbard making history by becoming the first Hindu-American to be elected to the US House of Representatives, President Barack Obama today congratulated the Congresswoman-elect, who says her doors will always be open to people from her faith.
“The President congratulates Congresswoman-elect Gabbard and wishes her well,” Shin Inoyue, a White House spokesman, told PTI when asked about Obama’s reaction to the election of the first-ever Hindu to the US House of Representatives.
“As he (Obama) said in his remarks on Tuesday, ‘I believe we can keep the promise of our founding fathers – the idea that if you’re willing to work hard, it doesn’t matter who you are, or where you come from, or what you look like, or who you love – it doesn’t matter whether you’re black or white, or Hispanic or Asian, or Native American, or young or old, or rich or poor, abled, disabled, gay or straight – you can make it here in America if you’re willing to try,” Inoyue said.
He was referring to the remarks made by the US President during his victory speech in Chicago.
Ahead of the November 6 election, Obama had personally endorsed Tulsi, 31, as the Democratic Party’s candidate from Hawaii’s second Congressional district. She defeated Republican Kawika Crowley.
In an interview to PTI, Tulsi said she greatly appreciated the support she has received from the Hindus and Indian-Americans in her election and the congratulatory messages she has been receiving from them.
“Since I’m a practicing Hindu, the more unique concerns of Hindu and Indian-Americans are near and dear to my heart.
My door will always be open to them,” she said.
However, she refused to answer question on reports that she would be taking oath in the Congress on the holy Bhagwat Gita. “I will address that subject in detail closer to the time of oath-taking.”
Gabbard said she immensely appreciated the great support that she received from the Hindu and Indian-American community. “It is especially gratifying to see the younger generation of Hindus so inspired to get involved in trying to make a difference in serving our communities and our country.”
“I recently met an Indian man who told me that his teenage daughter had always felt embarrassed about her faith, but after meeting me, she now feels proud. The man told me he felt that my being elected to Congress would give hope to hundreds and thousands of young Hindus in America and that they can be open about their faith, and even run for office, without fear of being discriminated against or attacked because of their religion.
“As a Congressional representative, I hope to be able to play some small role in increasing people’s respect, understanding and love for one another despite our differences,” Tulsi said.
As a member of Congress, Tulsi said, she will be representing all people of Hawaii, as well as all the people of the country, Hindus, Christians, Muslims, Sikhs, everyone.
“The fact is, people of every religion in our country want the same thing – they want elected officials who know they are servants of the people and not special interests.
“They want leaders to help improve the economy, stop wasting our limited resources, protect the environment and ensure that our children will have a bright future,” she said.
Born to a Catholic father and a Hindu mother, Gabbard chose to embrace Hinduism as a teenager. Proud of her Hindu religion, she is neither Indian nor of Indian heritage.
Her father Mike Gabbard is a Hawaii State Senator and mother Carol Porter Gabbard is an educator and business owner.
Tulsi was born in Leloaloa, American Samoa, as the fourth of five children of her parents. At the age of two, the family moved to Hawaii, which is also the birthplace of Obama.
Hare Krishna Tulasi
At 21, she became the youngest person elected to the Hawaii Legislature. At 23, she was the state’s first elected official to voluntarily resign to go to war.
At 28, she was the first woman to be presented with an award by the Kuwait Army National Guard.
Having never visited India so far, Tulsi looks forward to making her first trip to the country as a Congresswoman. “As a Vaishnava, I especially look forward to visiting the holy sites of Vrindavan,” she had told PTI earlier.
Her religion, she said, is not an issue for the election, neither it had been a negative factor in her campaign.
Meanwhile, Hindu-Americans continued to welcome the victory of Tulsi in the Congressional elections.
Gabbard’s election is particularly inspiring for Hindu students currently studying American politics and aspire for careers in US government, said the Hindu Student Council.
In a joint statement, the United Hindu Front and Kashmir Hindu Foundation said: “Tulsi possesses the humility to respectfully listen to all points of view. She has the necessary experience to handle any challenge, and the courage to make the right decision.”