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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Beware Kamala's laugh



To conservatives thrilled by Obama's selection of Kamala Harris as Biden's running mate, I suggest they Google "laughing Kamala" and get a sobering dose of reality. She has a joy of life that conveys the optimism and enthusiasm that get a person elected. Plus, she also does not take politics all that serious.

Obama selected her, not Biden.

Let me dispense with the conventional wisdom from DC conservatives. Ben Shapiro went through the list of vagabonds and communists on Obama's list, and then wrote, "But there was one pick who would prove far worse than all the others: Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. Harris is deeply radical. She endorsed Medicare for All while announcing that she would move Americans away from their private health care plans; she announced in open debate that she would use executive orders to ban 'assault weapons;' she said she would ban fracking; she attacked Justice Brett Kavanaugh as a purported rapist and Judge Brian Buescher for his Catholicism."

Prove.

How?

Harris does not have to win over America. She has to inject some animation among Democrats who look at Biden and see a dead man walking.

I can see her doing that. The unspoken truth is if Biden is elected, she likely will be president. She has to prove to Democrats that she can handle the job.

True, she already failed once. She spent $23 million of other people's money on a presidential campaign that cratered before Iowa. Even Slow Joe made it to Iowa. But as every brokerage firm must tell you, past performance is no guarantee.

The issues Shapiro raises are conservative issues, not communist ones. In fact, Democrats love Medicare for All, hate fracking, and believe Kavanaugh was a drunken rapist in high school. Oh, and Democrats are not very fond of Catholics either.

They got us wrong. Let us learn and not project our logic on their emotions.

As for Shapiro's complaint that she is not black enough as she is the product of an Indian and a Jamaican with slave owners in her ancestry, neither one of us has much insight into that. The same complaint was made about Obama. Hillary could not make that stick.

Shapiro did raise a major point but he glossed over. He called it "her bizarre habit of breaking into a Joker-esque whoop when asked difficult questions."

I see it as neither bizarre nor detrimental. Laughing at a difficult question (as opposed to a serious question) is a tool in every politician's box. She is very, very good at it.

Shapiro sees himself as an expert. Given the track record of political experts, that is a title I do not seek. They got Obama's nomination wrong, his re-election wrong, President Donald John Trump's nomination wrong, and the 2016 election wrong.

3 elections, 4 wrongs.

Shapiro thinks he is smarter than Donald Trump and Obama (who selected Harris). They both beat all odds (as posted by the experts) to get elected president.

To be sure, I see President Trump winning 37 states. Harris does not change that any more than Sarah Palin elected John McCain.

But as Don Corleone said, "I spent my whole life trying not to be careless. Women and children can be careless. But not men."

42 comments:

  1. Trump said, “She was my No. 1 draft pick and we’ll see how she works out."

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  2. Btw, that laugh thing can get tiresome, very quickly.

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    1. She was on Ellen's Show in 2018. What do you think of that laugh here:
      DeGeneres asked, “If you had to be stuck in an elevator with either President Trump, Mike Pence, or Jeff Sessions, who would it be?”
      Harris looked away then responded, “Does one of us have to come out alive?” laughing hysterically at her own answer.

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    2. The question comes at 7:54 into the video. For some reason the link take you to AFTER she answers, so back it up.

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  3. There is a better than zero chance that Biden won't make it to the election. At the proper time the DNC will reveal that Joe is sick and Harris will be they nominee. Her VP will be a Latina or a base loving radical woman with not as much baggage as Harris. Won't change the results but will make things interesting for the Trumpster. I'm sure he's already war gaming it with his staff. It's not a for sure thing but the chances are better than zero.....

    I'm relieved that it's Harris and not a better candidate but it's not a sure thing cause anything can happen.

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    1. I'm not sure what you mean by 'better'. All of the publicly named possibilities seem equally repellent to me.

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    2. Please explain who usb better.

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    3. What if it's Harris/Newsom?

      Kind of like Obama/Biden. History rhymes.

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    4. I'll have to go back and consult the constitution, but I think POTUS and VPOTUS can't be from the same state.

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  4. There will be some people who vote for biden because of her. I voted for mccain because of Palin. Otherwise I would have stayed home.
    The bigger question is how many may stay home because of harris. Will they be more than the votes she gets?

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    1. Well Jimbo, I think I can say that at least here in Almost Heaven - if it’s possible - Heels Up Harris widened Mr. T’s margin of victory. Remember, this is a state where a penned-up felon came within the margin of fraud of beating The Black Jesus in the 2012 primary...

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  5. Kamala Harris "the San Francisco treat." Bring the jingle back.

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  6. "Laughing Kamala"-we're too shell shocked to engage on surface issues, She's the face of the lockdown whether she is or not. Paint her as a humorless harridian hater of freedom and the middle class and you have got a winner.
    Trump's planning an attack soon and clearing his battle space. it will be -interesting..

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  7. A lot of white liberals support Kamalatoe because they think she will energize black voters the way Obama did in 2008. But Obama spent years in Rev. Wright's church learning how to be authentically black and he had Michelle as his ambassador to the black community.

    Kamala polled lower with blacks than Joe Biden, and her spouse is a Jewish entertainment lawyer. And she does not have Obama's political skills. Her only real connection to the black community was Willie Brown.

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  8. Deplorable behind the lines in CalifAugust 12, 2020 at 4:36 PM

    I agree with your analysis of Shapiro's comments: "The issues Shapiro raises are conservative issues, not communist ones." Quite right.

    She's definitely your candidate if you think California is well governed.

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  9. A pervert picked a whore. That's what it amounts to.

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  10. Shapiro's positives: he's obviously very smart, and quick (which is different but still related), and very well educated. He has spent many hours speaking to hostile people in university enclaves where they would be happy to tar and feather him, or worse.

    For all of this, he deserves some amount of respect.

    Now for the negatives: people who are that smart and that quick often mistake those traits for wisdom. Thomas Sowell once said Intellect = Intelligence minus wisdom. He'll certainly gain wisdom, but it's not something you can study for. I find him irritating for a number of reasons. One is probably some amount of resentment -- his intellectual gifts are obviously greater than my own. But that's not all. He talks too fast and has a squeaky voice. I would advise him to take speech classes, see if he can find a way to reduce the fast-talking to a footrace, to lower the frequency so that he doesn't sound like the oboe soloist.

    And, most important, Ben: no, you're not necessarily smarter than Donald Trump because you have a higher IQ or think more quickly. Personally, I'd bet against it, as measured by the kinds of decisions a President needs to make.

    I'll take people-smarts and street-smarts over book-smarts any day.

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    2. Nasally hi-pitched voice of anti-Trumpism...The guy is as authentic a conservative as Jonah Goldberg. Respect someone like Gutfeld who brings a jaundiced eye to the whole political atmosphere...Gimme Tyrus as another sage, with an ear to the Compton-esque voters. ZB

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  11. How can an ethical person work with someone she says is a racist?

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  12. Attacking Kamala Harris as a hardcore leftist (as suggested by Never-Trump loser Ben Shapiro who for some reason thinks of himself as the smartest man alive) is a loser proposition. Even if she is. Trump is the populist candidate. Harris is the candidate whose career was built on different, superior treatment for the elites, which was revealed by Tulsi Gabbard's kill shot on Harris, pointing out Harris laughing about her own marijuana use while going after the poor and working class for the same offense.
    -TK

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    1. The debate with Tulsi and Kamala was the most important contribution Tulsi made in the whole race.

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  13. I wish we had honest journalists. Specifically, I'd like such a creature to sit down and interview the Black Woman about issues such as:

    Reparations / ADOS... do Black Americans like you, and Harry Belafonte, Colin Powell, Sidney Poitier, Shawn King, Rachel Doziel who are NOT "American Descendents of Slaves" deserve reparations. Should Black Americans like you who are NOT ADOS be required to PAY reparations?

    Black Families, particularly Black Mothers, overwhelmingly support School Choice -- charters, religious schools, homeschool, etc. Do you?

    Most of Kermit Gosnell's horrific third trimester abortion victims were Black. What improvements to abortion safety laws do you support to protect such women?

    More Black Women oppose Same Sex Marriage than do Black Men or Whites of either gender. Are you aligned with the SSM faction or Black Women, like yourself?

    Marijuana has been de-criminalized in many, but not all, states -- and it's still illegal by Federal Law. Do you believe Federal Drug laws should be enforced until or unless Congress changes them?

    You're a distinguished graduate of a HBUC, Howard. There is increasing academic concern about the so-called "mis-match" problem where elite universities using affirmative action admissions to enroll Black and other minority students who don't fit well and don't succeed in those institutions. Sandra Day O'Connor once predicted affirmative action would, one day, die. What's your position on Blacks in higher education?

    I bet a significant number of coins that such questions are never asked...

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  14. Even on comedy shows like "Ellen", there are more substantive questions than who would you prefer to be stuck in the elevator with...

    You're married to a White Man and have White Step-Kids -- what sorts of "Stuff White People Like" (mayonnaise,
    John Denver music, whatever) has caused you the most stress in your mixed family?

    You do a great vocal impression of your Jewish mother-in-law; can you share that impression with our audience today?

    You and your husband are both attorneys. Does that bring family arguments to resolution more quickly or is the loser always looking for an appeal to higher authority?

    Windows, iOS or Android & Chrome? And what do YOU think about Tik Tok?

    I not only miss Walter Cronkite, I'm starting to miss John Stewart.

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  15. The only candidate for Veep I recall who added votes to a ticket was Sarah Palin.

    She's no Miss Sarah.

    If the Demos had wanted her as the nominee, Gropin' Joe would be just a weird memory. If MSLSD is any indication only a third of Democrats like her as a running mate. Painting her as the desperation stand-in does not change any of that.

    There is, however, a bigger issue. The Demos circumvented the usual democratic process to put Gropin' Joe in the hot seat. Everybody else was told to drop out. the fix was in. Now, if Gropin' Joe goes down before the election, and the Demos elevate Chlamydia and put someone else in her spot (another womyn, mayhap), how does that go down with the rank and file Demos?

    How does that go down with the rank and file rest of the country?

    PS Is it me or does Chlamydia with her new plastic surgery remind you of the Ubersturmbannfuhrer from MI?

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  16. PPS People who laugh or smile with no good reason scare me.

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  17. The encouraging thing is that both Biden and Harris are the BEST they have. Consider all the primary candidates and the "non-candidates" (hillary, michelle, cuomo) Biden/Harris may not be the ideal ticket, but it's the best the Dems could come up with and nobody can say with assurance that somebody else would be better.

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    1. Yes! Their roster is empty.

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    2. Obama (accidentally) cleaned most of them out for us, thank heaven.

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  18. Few things in life are more grating than Hillary Rodham’s cackle. Harris will be an improvement, but like most politicians, she is a phony. Her phoniness shines through more than most. Her laugh can’t cover up her phoniness.

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    1. no, but her joker laugh is perfect for her all new and improved joker face.

      perhaps her plastique whittler will be arkancided.

      waterman

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  19. When has a VP honestly really brought much to a ticket? I think its overblown boilerplate by media people desperate to write something. Sometimes it can help bring in a state important to the electoral college (JFK selecting Johnson) or maybe shore up experience if hte candidate is seen as too green (GW Bush picking Cheney) Most of the time its just a wash and the most you want is someone who doesn't create a distraction.

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  20. Kamala's nickname should be Khameleon due to her ability to change her opinions depending on the setting.

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    1. I should have written "policies" instead of "opinions."

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  21. I don't believe that Harris will stir enthusiasm among blacks to turn out and vote against a guy so many of them kind of like. I'm not predicting a big black vote for Trump only a lack of enthusiasm for voting against Trump. That could matter in swing states with blue urban enclaves. The Dems are hyperventilating to paint Trump as a racist and manipulate blacks into a "broken glass" anti-Trump bloc, and I don't think it's working.

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  22. If Brain-dead Biden were to win, neither he or ,la Harris would be running our Country. It would be the global plutocracy and China. Just as they did with the previous four globalist presidents.Unfortunately for America, most those in Congress are also bought and paid for.

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  23. So, i think she has done and said a lot of things that will come back to haunt her. The media has already thrown the kitchen sink at Trump, there is no new ground-breaking things that will come out about him over the next few months. Trump is a known quantity and had a booming economy that was destroyed by the deep state and democrats, most americans know and recognize that..

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  24. I was watching The Five today and something struck me -- the women on that show, for the most part, have pleasant voices.
    On the other hand, most prominent women politicians -- both parties -- have terrible voices. Voices I'd hate to have to listen to for a supper, let alone for four years or more. And I speak not just of Harris, but of Hillary, and even of Sarah Palin.
    Terrible, terrible voices.

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