I was legitimately surprised when they announced that Kamala Harris was chosen as Joe Biden’s VP pick, and for a plethora of reasons. The foremost of which was that Harris had proven herself to be so unelectable that she disappeared off the face of the planet after she had withdrawn from the 2020 presidential race.
But never underestimate Democrats who, upon reaching rock bottom, will ask for an additional shovel.
As the title of my piece says, if the right was given the capability of choosing Biden’s running mate, I’m pretty positive it would have been Kamala Harris. Not only are there compatibility issues with her and Biden thanks to her running narrative against him, but she effectively disqualified from the office of the presidency after Tulsi Gabbard sent a torpedo straight in the Harris campaign’s engines.
Let’s start at the top with her attacks on Biden.
Firstly, on the debate stage, Harris essentially accused Biden of racism for working with two pro-segregation Democrats to oppose busing to racially integrate schools. It was a half-truth. Biden was opposed to the Department of Education handling the problem, not the busing itself. It was enough to prompt an angry response against Harris on the stage, but Harris never walked it back. In fact, she maintained that she has “no remorse” for the moment.
Then there is the infamous elephant in the room of Joe Biden’s sexual assault accusers which Harris is on record saying she believes. In April, Harris’s comments made headlines at The Hill:
“I believe them and I respect them being able to tell their story and having the courage to do it,” Harris said at a presidential campaign event in Nevada.
The California senator added that Biden will need to decide for himself whether to run for president.
“He’s going to have to make that decision for himself. I wouldn’t tell him what to do,” Harris said.
In a just world, Kamala Harris will be asked to answer for these two moments and why she’s signing on as his VP if she believes him to be so horrible.
But compatibility issues aside, Harris is going to be the best player on the Republican’s team for the same reasons she was booted off the Democrat’s list of choices earlier this year, and it all started with Hawaii’s Tulsi Gabbard in the Democrat’s own shot heard round the world.
You know it, you love it, here it is again. Gabbard rips Harris for her horrific criminal justice record as California’s AG where she targeted minorities for longer prison sentences to use them for what amounts to slave labor.
— America Rising (@AmericaRising) August 1, 2019
The blow was so devastating to Harris’s campaign that, though popular up to that point, it began to spiral downward as a plane shot out of the sky. Harris had no defense against it. Even later on, when CNN’s Anderson Cooper tried to give her a stage to make a comeback with, all she could muster was a defense that amounted to “I’m more popular than Tulsi Gabbard.” It was a childish, and frankly, very elitist response.
Kamala Harris on Tulsi Gabbard’s comments regarding her record as a prosecutor: “I’m obviously a top tier candidate and so I did expect that I would be on the stage and take hits tonight. … I'm prepared to move on” #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/kPNYfBs2rB
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) August 1, 2019
In order to mitigate the damage, the California Department of Corrections began to quietly erase AG Kamala Harris’s arrest reports from their databanks, but the secret was out. Harris had put away some 120,000 minorities in prison, 1,500 simply for marijuana use. The damage was one and it wasn’t long before Harris had virtually no support from the black community.
Harris completely ignored her gross record as AG as the reason her campaign was failing. Instead, she blamed it on this country’s racism and sexism, or more accurately, the Democrat’s racism and sexism since it was still the primary.
Discussing her campaign with “Axios on HBO”, Kamala Harris says electability is the “elephant in the room”, questioning whether America is ready for a woman — and a woman of color — to be president. pic.twitter.com/vykBmAvIhL
— Axios (@axios) October 28, 2019
Harris was done and stayed done. She’s done now despite being picked as the VP for Biden. In fact, she’s so done that Biden is done by transitive property. Her record, her comments on Biden, and Tulsi-the destroyer-Gabbard are going to haunt her wherever she goes throughout this campaign and she will have nothing to protect her but the media’s attempts to spin it all.
I couldn’t have asked for a better person to run against Trump and Pence. It’s like choosing Carlos Maza to fight Tyson in the ring.
Trump seems to have the same attitude, calling Kamala Harris his “number one draft pick.”
So thanks, Democrats. Thanks for being a stellar player on the Republican team.