Political Radar

Sikh not

July 2nd, 2013

Federal candidates hit prospective donors hard over the weekend before Sunday's deadline for the latest quarterly campaign-finance reports.

U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, the first practicing Hindu in Congress, was a little off in her microtargeting.

Harmeet Dhillon, an attorney and the vice chairwoman of the California Republican Party, who is Sikh, had some fun with Gabbard's outreach.

From Dhillon:

I have so many "friends" emailing me today, this being a filing deadline for fundraising benchmarks for candidates running for office. Somehow Tulsi Gabbard became my "friend" because she and her team are emailing me incessantly.

Here is a clue my dear -- I appreciate that you may think that because you are a Hawaiian Hindu Democrat (although not South Asian by descent in any way, shape or form) somehow I, a Sikh Republican from California, will feel compelled to overcome multiple barriers to give money to you, it ain't gonna happen.

Please stop spamming me and whoever gave her my name from their Indian American mailing list of some sort, may you come back in your next life as a dung beetle.

5 Responses to “Sikh not”

  1. keith Rollman:

    Great headline.

  2. ohiaforest3400:

    Once again, Tulsi shows she's all fluff and no stuff.

    Dung beetle, indeed. I'll be using that line quite a bit as the next election cycle heats up.

  3. Goober:

    So said the dung calling the other beetle.

  4. kamaaina808:

    Sounds like a grumpy Republican bit*h to me. She could have easily clicked on the 'unsubscribe' link in those emails. @OF3400 - this had nothing to do with Ms. Gabbard personally. You're just using this as an excuse to show your hat red.

  5. Sayer:

    Yeah you would think an intelligent person knows how to use the unsubscribe button…maybe she secretly admires Tulsi Gabbard but doesn't want her Republican friends to know. If she ever moves out of California and wants to stay Republican, she better give some serious thought to changing her religion - as so many other Republican politicians have; i.e. Bobby Jindal.

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