Kamala Harris Takes Her Failure Theater Tour to Paris

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Is there anyone more useless than Vice President Kamala Harris right now? Her role of Vice President of the United States and her other shiny assignments have shown her to be not only attention deficit, but grossly incompetent.

Early on, Dementia Joe Biden assigned her to be “Voting Czar” to ensure that HR1 and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act received the attention and traction they deserved in order to get them passed. HR1 was swiftly struck down via filibuster, and apparently Harris still hasn’t been doing much on that front, because the Lewis Act continues to be blocked by the GOP and languishes on the Senate floor.

Thanks to Harris’ inaction, it will hopefully die a slow and painful death.

Harris was also asked to chair the National Space Council. So far, her only contribution has been to ask NASA about “tree equity.

Very deep. Very weighty. Very on brand for this VP.

Then there is Harris’ role as “Border Czar.” We know how well—or not well—that has been going. VP Harris has been everywhere but the actual Southern Border, but dares anyone, including the press, to question her on why she hasn’t.

Now, the VP has been commissioned to help smooth over the botched relations between the United States and its longtime ally France.

Yeah, good luck with that.

In her interview with NBC News’ Lester Holt about the Border crisis, when Holt pressed her:

HOLT: “You haven’t been to the Border.”

HARRIS: “I haven’t been to Europe either.”

Well, now she gets to rectify that, with Second Gentlemen Douglas Emhoff in tow. It will be like a second honeymoon for them, except this is on the taxpayer dime.

Maybe chalk it up to the jet lag, but Harris is already making commentary that’s going over like a lead balloon:

The VP is obviously speaking from her own personal experience, as the poster child of… glitches. With an abysmal approval rating of 28 percent, I’d call that less of a “beat up” by the American people, and more of a beat down. And we’re not opposed to lifting the leg for a kick. No doubt, we’ll be given that opportunity over the next five days.

Harris’ first stop in gay Paris? the Institut Pasteur, to remind the U.S. and the world that her mother was part of groundbreaking cancer research here, in that country. As if highlighting her late mother’s accomplishments will somehow make the world forget Harris’ incompetency.

The Daily Mail UK pulled no punches, calling the trip a “charm offensive” in their headline. They got the “offensive” part right. Offensive to the young children being trafficked over our Southern Border, and the Afghan girls and boys being sold into slavery. Harris’ commitment to causes runs skin deep, and these crises are two examples of the consequences that result from her shallow focus. So, it is no surprise that she is not well-liked, garners little respect, and her approval rating is in the toilet.

From the Washington Times:

Vice President Kamala Harris embarked Monday on a five-day visit to France, a diplomatic trip intended in part to raise her rock-bottom profile, with a new poll showing her approval rating at an abysmal 28%.

In her third excursion overseas, Ms. Harris will focus on the plight of migrants and refugees in a meeting on Libya with other world leaders, aides said. She also is scheduled to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron, speak at the Paris Peace Forum and participate in an Armistice Day ceremony.

Harris still has not isolated the “root causes” of migration from South America to the United States, yet she is representing the United States as part of a discussion about Libyan migrants and refugees. Do her handlers ever think about the optics here? The woman is a living, breathing poster child of contradiction, and all the world recognizes this.

The foreign policy wonks echo this assessment.

Kamala Harris brings practically nothing with her to Europe in terms of credibility and standing,” said Nile Gardiner, a foreign policy specialist at the conservative Heritage Foundation.

She is the most unpopular vice president in modern times, according to Gallup polling, with good reason. She has been a hugely ineffective vice president serving in a deeply unpopular presidency. That is the feeling both at home and abroad. It’s hard to see how in any way Kamala Harris is going to be advancing U.S. interests on the European stage,” he said.

According to a statement given by the VP, French President Emmanuel Macron extended the invitation for Harris to visit the country,

“to build on our administration’s progress strengthening our alliances and partnerships in Europe and around the world.”

“I look forward to building on our progress here at home by working with our allies and partners to advance this administration’s agenda — and our country’s interests — around the world,” she said.

After Biden’s stumbling, disjointed and at times embarrassing performance at the COP26 climate summit, we suspect President Macron simply wanted to deal with someone from the administration who at least appeared sentient, and would not fart in the middle of meetings.

Senior administration officials repeatedly described the vice president’s trip as momentous. They said Ms. Harris will carry an important message to the Libya conference and that the U.S. alliance with France is “more important now than it has ever been.”

“This trip is extremely important,” an adviser told reporters.

This administration does love its symbolism, doesn’t it? If they say it is “momentous,” then of course it must be. Simply uttering the words makes it so. There’s no need to back it up with actual substance. One can imagine Harris standing in front of the mirror chanting the affirmation of Al Franken’s character “Stuart Smalley”: I’m good enough. I’m smart enough. And doggone it, people like me!

VP Harris and the entire senior staff can keep on telling her and themselves this, but it will never make it so. Consider this waste of taxpayer dollars as more bright, shiny objects to distract from Harris’ failure theater.