Inauthenticity so thick, you can cut it with a knife.
That was my thought when videos of a surprise birthday party entry from Kamala Harris went viral last night. A large group littered the room even as the government still preaches caution for the little people, everyone wearing masks because these people apparently don’t believe the vaccine works. Then Harris herself bursts into the room, and it’s perhaps the most awkward thing I’ve ever seen.
— Katherine Doyle (@katiadoyl) October 20, 2021
In a fashion that would make Hillary Clinton blush while she’s “chilling in Cedar Rapids,” Harris comes through the door yelling “surprise” for herself, preempting the crowd before beginning to motion for them to clap in the form of Nancy Pelosi. Two of the people behind her quickly obey, seemingly not knowing what to do prior.
It gets even more silly, though. Harris then walks over to her husband and kisses him…with a mask on.
Kamala Harris, fully vaccinated, kisses her husband with a mask on pic.twitter.com/jY5bOP2JbB
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 21, 2021
I’m trying to think of something more absurd than kissing one’s spouse with a mask on, and I’m coming up blank. Do they go to bed at night with masks on? Do they just not believe the vaccines will protect them? Have they seen none of the data that suggests masks are ineffective anyway? Yet, the theater continues, and it gets to a point where it’s insulting everyone’s intelligence.
Regardless, Harris always manages to be the fakest person in the room. Who shouts “surprise” for themselves except a person who is thoroughly obsessed with their own being? Perhaps this is just her personality, but it certainly seems contrived given the litany of examples of her putting on a show for the cameras in the past. Either way, it does nothing to endear her to anyone outside of her most hardcore supporters who apparently find all this very charming. There’s a reason Harris didn’t even make it to 2020 during the 2020 presidential race.
Awkwardness aside, though, I just find the entire spectacle disingenuous. The gathering for a birthday party while supporting regulations in blue states that prevent normal people from doing the same thing. The nonsensical mask-wearing. If federal officials want to go out and have a good time, they should stop discouraging others from doing so. And for Harris’ part, she should probably go ahead and fire that PR firm she hired to make herself appear more likable and authentic.