Back to the Basement, Joe? Harris Travels to DC to Deliver Counter to Trump's Acceptance Speech

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In this image from video, Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks about voting during the third night of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (Democratic National Convention via AP)

Following Donald Trump’s acceptance speech before the Republican National Convention on Thursday night, Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris will deliver a counter speech in which she will trash everything Trump says.

Setting aside the pettiness of delivering a counter speech to an acceptance speech, why is the Democrat vice presidential nominee delivering it instead of the party’s presidential nominee? 

Is it because, as Gateway Pundit Jim Hoft suggests, Trump’s counterpart, “feeble basement-dwelling” Joe, is too infirm to travel to D.C. to deliver the speech, himself? Hmm?

Or is it because Joe is “ascared,” as Sharon suggests?

Or maybe it’s the entire Democrat Party that is ascared — ascared to death that ol’ Joe would revert to being ol’ Joe, after having delivered what many political pundits considered to be an effective acceptance speech of his own, last week.

Whatever the case might be, as reported by The Hill, it’s Harris who has been tapped to undoubtedly bash Trump for every word he utters, mischaracterize every action or position he’s taken over the last four years, and otherwise attempt to portray him as the Devil’s spawn.


Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) will deliver a speech Thursday to counter President Trump’s remarks at the Republican National Convention formally accepting the GOP presidential nomination.

Harris, the Democratic Party’s vice presidential nominee, will speak in Washington, D.C., “on President Trump’s failures to contain COVID-19 and protect working families from the economic fallout,” and the “Biden-Harris plan to contain COVID-19 and build a different path forward in America,” former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign said in a press release.

Trump is planning to give his speech Thursday from the White House lawn, and Harris’s remarks will serve as the Democratic Party’s main counter to his appearance.

According to The Hill, Team Biden is ramping up Harris’s activities following what the campaign deemed to be a largely well-received address last week, scheduling her for three virtual fundraisers, online discussions, and publishing an op-ed on women’s right to vote.

Without even clicking on the op-ed, why do we need an opinion piece on women’s right to vote? From a woman, no less? You know, given that women secured the right to vote — 100 years ago this month — with the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Oh, wait — I know. Because it’s a perfect time to once again bust out the old Democrat canard about how women don’t share the same rights as men in America. That women don’t receive equal pay for equal work. That women are put upon — put upon by domineering (white) men. 


And who better to deliver that worn out, steaming pile of nonsense than the first “woman of color” to become the vice-presidential nominee of a major American political party — Kamala Devi Harris?

Nonetheless, I did click on the link to Harris’s op-ed — part of my job, you know — and lookie here; I was right (bolded font, mine):

“We know what we have to do to fulfill the promise embodied in the 19th Amendment: We need to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, support automatic and same-day voter registration and help fund secure state voting systems. And that is what Joe Biden and I will do when we’re in the White House.

Black activists such as Ida B. Wells had dealt with discrimination and rejection from White suffragists in their work to secure the vote. And when the 19th Amendment was ratified at last, Black women were again left behind: poll taxes, literacy tests and other Jim Crow voter suppression tactics effectively prohibited most people of color from voting.

“Our campaign, on the other hand, is committing the resources needed to beat back voter suppression. We need to make sure that everyone who’s eligible to vote is able to do so — and that their vote is counted.”

See what I mean? Chock full of code words and phrases designed as scare tactics — a foundational tenet of today’s Democrat Party.

Scare your voters to the polls. Convince them that without the beneficence of big-hearted, compassionate Democrats to protect them from the evils of conservatism and the ruthless Republican Party, who knows what unspeakable horrors might befall them?


Again, a complete crock of crap.

Speaking of Democrats, their embrace of fear tactics, inane ability to see racism where it doesn’t exist, and any number of other such “uplifting” messages to America, actor Billy Porter performed “For What It’s Worth” at last week’s Democrat National Convention. Here’s video of the bizarre performance, if you missed it.

As reported by my RedState colleague Nick Arama on Wednesday, Porter later gave an interview in which he was asked to comment on racial issues, Black Lives Matter, and such. In part, he said:

“White people [are] choke-holding power and sucking the life out of humanity. Orangina 45, that cancer that is in our White House, has been handed the power, without consequence, to have his hate metastasize all over the people.

“Why are we not talking about figuring out how to remove this monster from the highest office in the land right now! ‘Cause we might not be alive come November. And this is not hyperbole. […]

“I chose to live my life in the fullness of my truth and authenticity decades ago, when being Black and queer could literally mean one’s death.

“There are still too many of us, trans women of color to be exact, that live in fear for their lives, simply for existing on the planet and living their true, authentic lives. This reality must change, and change for good!”

How uplifting.


I’ll go out on a limb — it’s a pretty safe limb — and suggest Kamala Harris’s counter speech to Donald Trump’s acceptance speech will be much of the same. With that “special” so-called “progressive” “woman’s touch” thrown in — for extra melodramatic pizzazz, of course.

Meanwhile, feeble basement-dwelling Joe Biden’s minders will no doubt keep him locked up in his basement tighter than Michael Moore in a pair of Spandex Speedos.


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