Now that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s handlers have selected Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) to succeed him as president shortly after he wins by invoking the 25th Amendment and proclaiming the former VP as mentally unfit to serve, it’s time to delve into she who would become leader of the free world — but the not-so-free United States.
It isn’t enough that Harris, whose parents were Indian and Jamaican, couldn’t win the support of the black community when she tried running for president last year. It’s that she’s a not-so-closeted Leftist and a blatant authoritarian that ought to convince a majority of the country to give Biden and, thus, her, a hard pass Nov. 3.
But a look back at her campaign provides a telling glimpse into who she is, what people really think about her, and why she was among the worst — but safest — picks that Biden’s handlers could have made.
“I’m f**king moving to Iowa!” — A frustrated Harris was overheard saying that to Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) in September 2019 as a means of changing her campaign strategy (that wasn’t gaining much traction despite a fawning mainstream media).
“I’m f****** moving to Iowa,” Sen. Kamala Harris joked to Sen. Hirono (before she noticed me) pic.twitter.com/dv0PRWLY8g
— Matt Laslo (@MattLaslo) September 18, 2019
And in fact, she did practically move to Iowa, even going so far as to make dinner at Iowans’ homes.
Breitbart News noted at the time:
Harris, who is currently polling with three percent support in the Hawkeye State, is trying a different approach, focusing on intimate meetings and small-scale events rather than large gatherings. The Los Angeles Times reports that Harris is actively “making dinner in supporters’ homes and dropping in on small businesses, in hopes that one-on-one encounters can help close the deal with caucus-goers who will make or break her presidential aspirations.”
That strategy is not necessarily new for Harris, as she reportedly helped “prepare Sunday suppers in peoples’ homes” as part of her Hawkeye State blitz last month.
Then, of course, there was that time she broke into a Southern accent for a single question during a Democrat presidential debate in Atlanta, Ga., to explain how she would unit the “Obama coalition” (remember how Obama used to break into his ‘black’ dialogue at certain African-American events?).
Harris was born in Oakland, Calif., by the way, not Athens, Ga., or Birmingham, Ala.
During a Democratic National Committee speech in San Francisco in August 2019, Harris brought in scores of supporters to “boost” cheering for her during a speech she gave. The group reportedly got up and left after she gave her speech (what’d that cost her campaign?).
Kamala Harris's speech at the DNC was boosted by a cheering section of about 40 people that her campaign brought in, erupting every time she hit a big line — and then that group got up and walked out as soon as she finished
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) August 23, 2019
Staying with the ‘cooking in Iowa’ theme, Harris showed up at the home of a Dubuque, Iowa, high school senior to bake cookies with her — just like she and her family did back in the day (so she said).
Some of the best conversations happen over a batch of cookies. pic.twitter.com/xFDbbpspak
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 5, 2019
In terms of her judgment — something that a president-in-waiting needs in order to run a big, powerful country like the United States — let’s never forget that Harris went all-in on the Jussie Smollett hoax.
When Smollett first reported January 29 that he had been attacked by two white men who had shouted racist and homophobic slurs, and who had added, “This is MAGA country,” as they put a noose around his neck, Harris called the alleged hate crime “an attempted modern day lynching.”
.@JussieSmollett is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know. I’m praying for his quick recovery.
This was an attempted modern day lynching. No one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or color of their skin. We must confront this hate.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 29, 2019
Busted, she was forced to backtrack a little, but then tried to spin away from her rush to judgment by making unsubstantiated claims about ‘racist’ America.
“Like most of you, I’ve seen the reports about Jussie Smollett, and I’m sad, frustrated, and disappointed. When anyone makes false claims to police, it not only diverts resources away from serious investigations but it makes it more difficult for other victims of crime to come forward,” she wrote.
“At the same time, we must speak the truth: hate crimes are on the rise in America. Just last year, the FBI released statistics that revealed a 17 percent increase in the number of hate crimes in America. Part of the tragedy of this situation is that it distracts from that truth, and has been seized by some who would like to dismiss and downplay the very real problems that we must address,” she added.
And who could forget that time that Harris, during one of the Democrat debates, was laced by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii?
Asked by CNN moderator Jake Tapper about her previous criticism of Harris, who suggested her running mate, Biden, was ‘racist’ during a previous debate, Gabbard responded, “I want to bring it back to the broken criminal justice system that is disproportionately, negatively impacting black and brown people all across this country to date.”
Here is Tulsi Gabbard destroying Kamala Harris’ track record after she locked up innocent people and blocked evidence in court.
— Mahyar Tousi (@MahyarTousi) August 12, 2020
“Now, Sen. Harris says she’s proud of her record as a prosecutor and that she’ll be a ‘prosecutor president,’ but I’m deeply concerned about this record,” the Hawaii Democrat continued. (Related: California scrubs controversial Kamala Harris-era arrest reports.)
“There are too many examples to cite but she put over 1,500 people in jail for marijuana violations then laughed about it when she was asked if she ever smoked marijuana,” Gabbard added, referencing an interview Harris did with New York’s “The Breakfast Club” morning radio program in February 2019, in which she admitted smoking pot.
“She blocked evidence that would have freed an innocent man from death row until the courts forced her to do so,” Gabbard went on. “She kept people in prison beyond their sentences to use them as cheap labor for the state of California, and she fought to keep the cash bail system in place that impacts poor people in the worst kind of way.”
For her part, Harris attacked Gabbard for her frequent appearances on Fox News and for her sometimes-critique of her own party. But amazingly, Harris never refuted any of the allegations that the Hawaii Democrat and Army National Guard veteran made.
Remember that time that Kamala handed Tulsi’s ass back to her?
— Santiago Mayer (@santiagomayer_) August 12, 2020
Again, that’s very telling about Harris’ character or lack of it.
If you thought that Joe Biden’s basement campaign could not have become less inspiring than it already was, we bring you Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate. Should make for fewer popcorn-worthy moments than the Trump-Clinton battle in 2016.