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After getting into a run of the mill law school under its affirmative action Minority Admissions Program, Kamala Harris got selected for Veep in another affirmative action decision. From the New York Times news section:

How Biden Chose Harris: A Search That Forged New Stars, Friends and Rivalries

By Alexander Burns, Jonathan Martin and Katie Glueck
Aug. 13, 2020

… Ms. Harris was one of four finalists for the job, along with Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan and Susan E. Rice, the former national security adviser.

But in the eyes of Mr. Biden and his advisers, Ms. Harris alone covered every one of their essential political needs.

Ms. Rice had sterling foreign-policy credentials and a history of working with Mr. Biden, but was inexperienced as a candidate. Ms. Warren had an enthusiastic following and became a trusted adviser to Mr. Biden on economic matters, but she represented neither generational nor racial diversity. Ms. Whitmer, a moderate, appealed to Mr. Biden’s political and ideological instincts, but selecting her also would have yielded an all-white ticket. …

Mr. Biden’s instincts were not destined to lead him to Ms. Harris: He and members of his family had long expressed discomfort with the way she attacked him at a Democratic primary debate, and his political advisers remembered well the seemingly constant dysfunction of her presidential campaign.

If you can’t run a primary campaign well enough to even make it to Iowa caucuses, you’ll be great at running the federal government someday if something should happen to Old Joe.

There was a particular distrust in the Biden camp for the sharp-elbowed California operatives with whom Ms. Harris has long surrounded herself, fearing that they might seek to undermine Mr. Biden in office to clear the way for Ms. Harris in 2024.

Yet no other candidate scored as highly with Mr. Biden’s selection committee on so many of their core criteria for choosing a running mate, including her ability to help Mr. Biden win in November, her strength as a debater, her qualifications for governing and the racial diversity she would bring to the ticket. No other candidate seemed to match the political moment better.

Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader, said race had been essential to Mr. Biden’s decision.

“I think he came to the conclusion that he should pick a Black woman,” Mr. Reid said. “They are our most loyal voters and I think that the Black women of America deserved a Black vice-presidential candidate.” …

13 years ago, I was told by a worker at the Capitol, that Senator Reid was pretty punch-drunk. But here at iSteve, we like old guys who can’t remember all the spin and just blurt it out.

And for the most part, that is what Mr. Biden got — a discreet search team, led by four Democratic dignitaries, that held interviews with about a dozen women, a smaller number of whom were then asked to turn over a huge volume of private documents for review.

So only women were eligible and being black was a major plus.

… Ms. Harris recognized from the start that her attack on Mr. Biden — for having worked with segregationist senators to oppose school busing — was a liability for her as a potential running mate, and she spent considerable time reaching out to Biden allies to seek their advice about how she should approach the former vice president.

One longtime Biden supporter told her bluntly that she should make clear she would not upstage Mr. Biden in the campaign, telling her, “You don’t need to be Sarah Palin to his John McCain.”

… There was broad agreement among his advisers that Mr. Biden should choose a woman of color, though Mr. Biden remained drawn to both Ms. Whitmer and Ms. Warren. …

In some Democratic focus groups, too, voters expressed skepticism that Biden would choose a candidate with strong qualifications: By making gender a nonnegotiable requirement, they wondered, was Mr. Biden indicating he cared more about identity than experience? To Democratic strategists who have studied the obstacles for women in politics, the presumption that there would be better credentialed men available was not a surprising concern.

In other words, the Democratic voters who were worried should Old Joe die, he would leave the country in the hands of a worse President than if he hadn’t been biased against men and whites are dangerous bigots in the eyes of Biden’s staff.

 
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  1. Anonymous[544] • Disclaimer says:

    “I think he came to the conclusion that he should pick a Black woman,” Mr. Reid said. “They are our most loyal voters and I think that the Black women of America deserved a Black vice-presidential candidate.”

    I don’t understand the logic here.

    I would think Whitmer, Warren, Klobucher, etc. as VP would guarantee a Biden win at this point.

    Black women aren’t going to vote Trump just because Biden chose a white VP. Whereas blue collar whites in swing states might be wary of Kamala.

    • Replies: @Pop Warner
    @Anonymous


    the logic
     
    Blackety black black is the only logic here, otherwise you're giving them too much credit. Bidens VP slot is a sacrifice to Saint Floyd and the Cult of Woke
  2. Haha, Mizzezes Whitmer and Warren! They even admitted it in public. For White men, it’s been a half a century during which we knew that we were getting deliberately unfairly screwed out of jobs, promotions, and admissions.

    (Not like Socialist Warren and Nazi Whitmer would have been qualified for a damn thing anyway._

  3. All I want to know is, where was this jogger jogging to, when he suddenly could endure no further white privilege, and shot a five-year-old boy in the head? Was this jogger tired and exhausted from explaining imaginary privilege to imaginary white people? Was this jogger’s black body desperate to shoot a five-year-old unarmed white boy at point blank range in the head? Will we have programs for this jogger? Will there be midnight bakka-ball? Will he ever be able to jog in peace?

  4. To the extent that Obama was ever accepted as authentically black by African Americans, it was because of his marriage to Michelle. And Barack looks kinda sorta like an American black. Kamala does not look African American and she’s married to a Jewish guy. Do African Americans identify with her?

    BTW, when Obama ran against Bobby Rush, blacks told “Obama so white” jokes about him. One was, “Obama so white, when the riots start he run out and buy hisself a TV.” I also liked, “Obama so white he say the whole word,” and “Obama so white when he read Malcolm X, he say Malcolm the Tenth.”

    • LOL: Pop Warner
    • Replies: @Thomas
    @Harry Baldwin


    To the extent that Obama was ever accepted as authentically black by African Americans, it was because of his marriage to Michelle. And Barack looks kinda sorta like an American black. Kamala does not look African American and she’s married to a Jewish guy. Do African Americans identify with her?
     
    Obama made an earnest and dedicated (if often rather ridiculous) effort to connect with African-American culture. In addition to the marriage to Michelle, there was the moving to Chicago to be a community organizer and the church with the wacky pastor. It may have been a largely unrequited love for the first 25 years of his career, but we can't say it didn't pay off eventually (albeit in a triple-bankshot way that saw him winning over white liberals before he did blacks). Our esteemed host on this blog wrote a book all about this journey.

    Kamala never made that effort, and stuck with being a sort of unplaceable Amerimutt by way of California. She also definitely does not have Obama's rare "blank screen" gift that allowed him to seem sunny, uplifting, and messianic while still letting the public project whatever they wanted to see onto him. As hard as they might be trying to coach her, the human costume doesn't fit her well.

    I'd be interested to see how black women versus black men react to her. I can't pretend to any insider insights. But I could see black women wanting to see themselves in her: wildly successful in a government job, having using that WAP for all it's worth from day one, married to a rich white guy and not stuck with some useless black bum, having another white man who might be titularly the most powerful man in the world next year as her bitch, not having to ever be stuck with any man's kids, and, to top it all off, having the good hair without having to work for it.

    Black men supposedly already are supportive of Trump somewhere in the 30% range (which isn't to say they'll vote that way, just that they poll with that kind of approval). And they might say to themselves "she wouldn't marry one of us but she put plenty of us in jail."

    Replies: @DextersLabRat, @Gimeiyo, @Dieter Kief, @GeraldB, @Jim Bob Lassiter

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Harry Baldwin


    Kamala does not look African American and she’s married to a Jewish guy. Do African Americans identify with her?
     
    She's a half-Tamil octoroon. Perhaps we could borrow a nickname from one of Custer's Crow scouts:

    Half Yellow Face.


    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/39/Crow_Indians_by_David_F_Barry%2C_1878-1883.jpg

    https://alchetron.com/cdn/half-yellow-face-38ce6b4c-dfbc-4934-b1a4-8f56f7ebb52-resize-750.jpeg

    , @Alexander Turok
    @Harry Baldwin

    On Harris and Blackness, there's four different views:

    1. Kamala Harris is just as Black as any other Black person, and that's great: Most non-Black sjws, who may be vaguely aware that there's tension between different shades of Blacks,("colorism") but don't think they, or other non-Blacks, have any right to notice or comment on it.

    2. Kamala Harris is just as Black as any other Black person, and that's terrible: Many WNs and conspiracy theorists.

    3. Kamala Harris is not just as Black as any other Black person, and that's great: Many moderate and conservative Whites will be reassured by her record as a prosecutor, her non-Black blood, and her Jewish husband that she will be attentive to their interests and won't see her job as being an advocate for her race.

    4. Kamala Harris is not just as Black as any other Black person, and that's terrible: Many Blacks themselves will take this view, though few will do so openly.

    , @Jack D
    @Harry Baldwin


    Kamala does not look African American and she’s married to a Jewish guy. Do African Americans identify with her?
     
    More than they do with whiter than white Mike Pence, that's for sure. "I, against my brothers. I and my brothers against my cousins. I and my brothers and my cousins against the world." Kamala qualifies for at least cousin if not sister status.
  5. This is too much of an omen of the End Times.

    The WWF wrestler from the 90s, ‘Kamala the Ugandan Giant’, actually had the real last name ‘Harris’.

    James ‘Kamala’ Harris passed away just four days ago, at the age of 70.

    Hence, there was an original ‘Kamala Harris’ 30 years ago :

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamala_(wrestler)

    To think, the first ‘Kamala Harris’ passed away on the very day that the second ‘Kamala Harris’ might have been appointed on the Veep slot which is effectively the top of the Dem ticket in this election.

    What a coincidence. This is truly an immense coincidence.

    This is an Omen of supernatural proportions. It should not be taken lightly.

  6. Sheesh. This reads like a cry for help or a secret message being sent out in Morse code from a POW.

    Basically, the between-the-lines message is Biden and his family don’t like or trust Harris, realize that she doesn’t really bring that much to the ticket, and get that she’s eventually going to stab him in the back for her own self-interest again. But they’re basically stuck with her because blackety-black-black.

    It’s a sad but almost too perfect microcosm of what the rest of us live with.

    This really is the ticket of flaccid boomer cuckery. If Biden can be pushed around this easily now on race, how much worse will it be as he ages in office, he’s a self-admitted “transitional” caretaker figure to the woke tide represented by his Veep, and BLM has just come off of an election-year-long exercise in moral and literal extortion?

    • Agree: Kronos, NickG, ic1000
    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    @Thomas


    It’s a sad but almost too perfect microcosm of what the rest of us live with.
     
    And that particular pedal has only begun to hit the metal.

    a discreet search team, led by four Democratic dignitaries, that held interviews with about a dozen women, a smaller number of whom were then asked to turn over a huge volume of private documents for review.

    So only women were eligible and being black was a major plus.
     

    I've been in corporate environments where the hiring process resembled this. Often though it was another tribe (TWMNBN) scoring the plums.
  7. 13 years ago you were told bY a worker at the capitol, comment can be deleted.

    • Replies: @BenKenobi
    @J.Ross

    My man, the only comments that DON’T get deleted around here are complaints about moderation and corrections on spelling and grammar.

  8. why do you suppose Biden selected Kamala Harris instead of Susan Rice ?

    just curious, Rice would appeal more to Blacks, since she is a Black American, and grew up in America with two American born parents. While rice is the daughter of aliens and spent her formative years growing up in Canada. Rice worked in the Obama administration and is clearly smarter than Harris. Maybe they are rejecting Rice because she helped orchestrate the spy campaign against the GOP presidential campaign 4 years ago ? Or is it due to her deceptions concerning Benghazi and Libya ?

    The democrats need to increase Black turnout , it seems Rice would be the better candidate for this role. Democrats , and even most moderates , do not seem to care about Benghazi or the Obama failed policies , spying etc…and blacks mostly care about identity and are thus very aware that Kamala Harris is not one of them.

    • Replies: @Fluesterwitz
    @Travis

    I don't see how Harris could increase the black turnout, that's Biden's, or his black allies (in the literal meaning), strength. Rather, Harris is to appeal to white women's image of a professional* woman while not acting as much of a deterrence as Ms. Rodham-Clinton did to men.

    *Yes, both readings work.

    , @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Travis


    why do you suppose Biden selected Kamala Harris instead of Susan Rice ?
     
    Because she's controllable. Willie Brown has already sold them weeks of hot B-roll on Cum-ala.

    By comparison, for all her terrible decisions and horrific ideology, Rice seems to have led a decent, circumspect, daresay traditional personal life. Thus, she has no strings for the puppet masters to pull.
    , @Anonymous
    @Travis

    From the way they are acting, the Democrats do not much care about the popular or the Electoral College vote in the next Presidential election. Their plan appears to be making the election disputable, throwing it into the courts, and relying on rioters to force a Biden/Harris Administration "in order to preserve civic order".
    Classic technique. It's feasible now because the US governmental bureaucracy would not oppose such an outcome, and, after 8 years of the Obama Administration vetting all promotions past Colonel (O-5 or Cdr. (O-5), neither would DoD. Given approval of the outcome by the other Services, even USMC would probably do nothing -- USMC is charged with preventing a violent coup (such as the attempt/feint that saw Pres. Trump hurried to a safe room) rather than an administrative coup.

    The current situation should have been prevented by the intelligence agencies, and possibly DHS, but the "anti-anti-communism" campaign of the 1950s and the Hippie Revolution of the 1960s destroyed that intelligence capability.

    Accordingly, the Democrats do not much care about their President/Vice President ticket beyond the tractability/compatibility of the candidates once in office.

  9. In some Democratic focus groups, too, voters expressed skepticism that Biden would choose a candidate with strong qualifications: By making gender a nonnegotiable requirement, they wondered, was Mr. Biden indicating he cared more about identity than experience?

    But little did these focus groups know that Biden was restricting his search to only Black women, who are only about 6% of the population. And when you factor in their lower representation in qualifying positions, this sexist, racist discrimination really limited the candidate pool.

    Should Trump start referring to her as the “Affirmative Action candidate”? The media would dutifully revile him as being racist and sexist, once again. And yet, he would be right and everyone would know it.

  10. When she said, “And that little girl was me”, all Joe could think of was “little girl”. The race for VP was decided right then.

  11. Absolutely. Joe Biden should have chosen the most qualified candidate, which is obviously how the minority of voters that went for Donald Trump made their pick in 2016.

    • Troll: Hibernian
  12. @Harry Baldwin
    To the extent that Obama was ever accepted as authentically black by African Americans, it was because of his marriage to Michelle. And Barack looks kinda sorta like an American black. Kamala does not look African American and she's married to a Jewish guy. Do African Americans identify with her?

    BTW, when Obama ran against Bobby Rush, blacks told "Obama so white" jokes about him. One was, "Obama so white, when the riots start he run out and buy hisself a TV." I also liked, "Obama so white he say the whole word," and "Obama so white when he read Malcolm X, he say Malcolm the Tenth."

    Replies: @Thomas, @Reg Cæsar, @Alexander Turok, @Jack D

    To the extent that Obama was ever accepted as authentically black by African Americans, it was because of his marriage to Michelle. And Barack looks kinda sorta like an American black. Kamala does not look African American and she’s married to a Jewish guy. Do African Americans identify with her?

    Obama made an earnest and dedicated (if often rather ridiculous) effort to connect with African-American culture. In addition to the marriage to Michelle, there was the moving to Chicago to be a community organizer and the church with the wacky pastor. It may have been a largely unrequited love for the first 25 years of his career, but we can’t say it didn’t pay off eventually (albeit in a triple-bankshot way that saw him winning over white liberals before he did blacks). Our esteemed host on this blog wrote a book all about this journey.

    Kamala never made that effort, and stuck with being a sort of unplaceable Amerimutt by way of California. She also definitely does not have Obama’s rare “blank screen” gift that allowed him to seem sunny, uplifting, and messianic while still letting the public project whatever they wanted to see onto him. As hard as they might be trying to coach her, the human costume doesn’t fit her well.

    I’d be interested to see how black women versus black men react to her. I can’t pretend to any insider insights. But I could see black women wanting to see themselves in her: wildly successful in a government job, having using that WAP for all it’s worth from day one, married to a rich white guy and not stuck with some useless black bum, having another white man who might be titularly the most powerful man in the world next year as her bitch, not having to ever be stuck with any man’s kids, and, to top it all off, having the good hair without having to work for it.

    Black men supposedly already are supportive of Trump somewhere in the 30% range (which isn’t to say they’ll vote that way, just that they poll with that kind of approval). And they might say to themselves “she wouldn’t marry one of us but she put plenty of us in jail.”

    • Replies: @DextersLabRat
    @Thomas


    I’d be interested to see how black women versus black men react to her. I can’t pretend to any insider insights.
     
    Lipstick Alley, the largest online forum for black women, is often pretty representative I find: https://www.lipstickalley.com/threads/are-you-for-or-against-kamala-harris-being-vp.3805706/

    They definitely do not consider her black, that's for sure.

    I've recommended Lipstick Alley several times as source of inspiration for iSteve content. They often have surprising opinions, like finding southern white men attractive because they're "real men": https://www.lipstickalley.com/threads/southern-white-men.2611459/

    They REALLY like Chris Evans (Captain America). They call him their 'white kang'.

    , @Gimeiyo
    @Thomas

    Harris did go to Howard, which would immerse her pretty deeply in Black American culture. She's not particularly Black by upbringing, but I think going to Howard shows at least as much commitment as Obama. And arguably, growing up half Black in California is a lot closer to the typical African American experience (which is partly about home culture and partly about how other people react to you in the US) than growing up half-Black in the Dutch East Indies and Hawaii.

    Replies: @Mr McKenna, @GeraldB, @Jim Bob Lassiter

    , @Dieter Kief
    @Thomas


    to top it all off, having the good hair without having to work for it.
     
    That's the burner! - World war hair is won. (LoL!)
    , @GeraldB
    @Thomas

    Oh lord. I didn't get the reference to WAP and had to google it. Then I watched the video. I feel sick.

    , @Jim Bob Lassiter
    @Thomas

    ". . . having using that WAP for all it’s worth from day one, married to a rich white guy and not stuck with some useless . . ."

    I sure am glad I didn't have any breakfast chunks in my gullet when I read that. ROTFLMFAO !!

  13. Will Kamala get a Nobel Prize for being VP?

    • Replies: @bruce county
    @Rob McX


    Will Kamala get a Nobel Prize for being VP?
     
    She will get two Nobels. One for V.P. and one for POTUS. Then of course the massive war on the American continent will ensue. God help us all.
  14. Obama made an earnest and dedicated (if often rather ridiculous) effort to connect with African-American culture.

    One of the funniest parts of the “Rising Star” biography on Obama was his typically white reaction to the OJ Simpson verdict.

    Three days later, everyone’s attention turned to California when a Los Angeles jury astonishingly acquitted former football star O. J. Simpson of murdering his former wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, with many African Americans celebrating that verdict. Barack was crestfallen, later remarking that it “was pretty clear that O.J. was guilty, and I was ashamed for my own community to respond in that way.”

    Also, he favored typical cocaine, not the crack-cocaine strongly favored by the brothas. If Obama had to choose between micro-brews and Old English Malt Liquor, you know what he’d choose. Red wine.

    • LOL: Mr McKenna
  15. … Ms. Harris was one of four finalists for the job, along with Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan and Susan E. Rice, the former national security adviser.

    Ths group is at least 19/32nds white.

    One longtime Biden supporter told her bluntly that she should make clear she would not upstage Mr. Biden in the campaign, telling her, “You don’t need to be Sarah Palin to his John McCain.”

    Let alone Geraldine Ferraro to his Walter Mondale. Did this “supporter” (jockstrap?) happen to read Nicholas Davidson’s The Failure of Feminism, which excoriated the Divine Ms F for demanding rather than earning respect?

  16. @Harry Baldwin
    To the extent that Obama was ever accepted as authentically black by African Americans, it was because of his marriage to Michelle. And Barack looks kinda sorta like an American black. Kamala does not look African American and she's married to a Jewish guy. Do African Americans identify with her?

    BTW, when Obama ran against Bobby Rush, blacks told "Obama so white" jokes about him. One was, "Obama so white, when the riots start he run out and buy hisself a TV." I also liked, "Obama so white he say the whole word," and "Obama so white when he read Malcolm X, he say Malcolm the Tenth."

    Replies: @Thomas, @Reg Cæsar, @Alexander Turok, @Jack D

    Kamala does not look African American and she’s married to a Jewish guy. Do African Americans identify with her?

    She’s a half-Tamil octoroon. Perhaps we could borrow a nickname from one of Custer’s Crow scouts:

    Half Yellow Face.

  17. “There was broad agreement among his advisers that Mr. Biden should choose a woman of color, though Mr. Biden remained drawn to both Ms. Whitmer and Ms. Warren.”

    Why does this bring to mind a scene of boomers circling each other during last call at some anonymous suburban lounge, with Joe sporting his shades and eventually escorting someone to his vintage Trans-Am (sans t-tops, of course).

  18. @Thomas
    @Harry Baldwin


    To the extent that Obama was ever accepted as authentically black by African Americans, it was because of his marriage to Michelle. And Barack looks kinda sorta like an American black. Kamala does not look African American and she’s married to a Jewish guy. Do African Americans identify with her?
     
    Obama made an earnest and dedicated (if often rather ridiculous) effort to connect with African-American culture. In addition to the marriage to Michelle, there was the moving to Chicago to be a community organizer and the church with the wacky pastor. It may have been a largely unrequited love for the first 25 years of his career, but we can't say it didn't pay off eventually (albeit in a triple-bankshot way that saw him winning over white liberals before he did blacks). Our esteemed host on this blog wrote a book all about this journey.

    Kamala never made that effort, and stuck with being a sort of unplaceable Amerimutt by way of California. She also definitely does not have Obama's rare "blank screen" gift that allowed him to seem sunny, uplifting, and messianic while still letting the public project whatever they wanted to see onto him. As hard as they might be trying to coach her, the human costume doesn't fit her well.

    I'd be interested to see how black women versus black men react to her. I can't pretend to any insider insights. But I could see black women wanting to see themselves in her: wildly successful in a government job, having using that WAP for all it's worth from day one, married to a rich white guy and not stuck with some useless black bum, having another white man who might be titularly the most powerful man in the world next year as her bitch, not having to ever be stuck with any man's kids, and, to top it all off, having the good hair without having to work for it.

    Black men supposedly already are supportive of Trump somewhere in the 30% range (which isn't to say they'll vote that way, just that they poll with that kind of approval). And they might say to themselves "she wouldn't marry one of us but she put plenty of us in jail."

    Replies: @DextersLabRat, @Gimeiyo, @Dieter Kief, @GeraldB, @Jim Bob Lassiter

    I’d be interested to see how black women versus black men react to her. I can’t pretend to any insider insights.

    Lipstick Alley, the largest online forum for black women, is often pretty representative I find: https://www.lipstickalley.com/threads/are-you-for-or-against-kamala-harris-being-vp.3805706/

    They definitely do not consider her black, that’s for sure.

    I’ve recommended Lipstick Alley several times as source of inspiration for iSteve content. They often have surprising opinions, like finding southern white men attractive because they’re “real men”: https://www.lipstickalley.com/threads/southern-white-men.2611459/

    They REALLY like Chris Evans (Captain America). They call him their ‘white kang’.

  19. If you can’t run a primary campaign well enough to even make it to Iowa caucuses, you’ll be great at running the federal government someday if something should happen to Old Joe.

    If we’ve learned one thing from Trumo, it’s that the President doesn’t run the federal government.

    • Agree: Mr McKenna
  20. I like this headline on Babylon Bee:

    Report: Kamala Harris already vetting VP picks.

    LMAO.

  21. @Harry Baldwin
    To the extent that Obama was ever accepted as authentically black by African Americans, it was because of his marriage to Michelle. And Barack looks kinda sorta like an American black. Kamala does not look African American and she's married to a Jewish guy. Do African Americans identify with her?

    BTW, when Obama ran against Bobby Rush, blacks told "Obama so white" jokes about him. One was, "Obama so white, when the riots start he run out and buy hisself a TV." I also liked, "Obama so white he say the whole word," and "Obama so white when he read Malcolm X, he say Malcolm the Tenth."

    Replies: @Thomas, @Reg Cæsar, @Alexander Turok, @Jack D

    On Harris and Blackness, there’s four different views:

    1. Kamala Harris is just as Black as any other Black person, and that’s great: Most non-Black sjws, who may be vaguely aware that there’s tension between different shades of Blacks,(“colorism”) but don’t think they, or other non-Blacks, have any right to notice or comment on it.

    2. Kamala Harris is just as Black as any other Black person, and that’s terrible: Many WNs and conspiracy theorists.

    3. Kamala Harris is not just as Black as any other Black person, and that’s great: Many moderate and conservative Whites will be reassured by her record as a prosecutor, her non-Black blood, and her Jewish husband that she will be attentive to their interests and won’t see her job as being an advocate for her race.

    4. Kamala Harris is not just as Black as any other Black person, and that’s terrible: Many Blacks themselves will take this view, though few will do so openly.

  22. @Thomas
    @Harry Baldwin


    To the extent that Obama was ever accepted as authentically black by African Americans, it was because of his marriage to Michelle. And Barack looks kinda sorta like an American black. Kamala does not look African American and she’s married to a Jewish guy. Do African Americans identify with her?
     
    Obama made an earnest and dedicated (if often rather ridiculous) effort to connect with African-American culture. In addition to the marriage to Michelle, there was the moving to Chicago to be a community organizer and the church with the wacky pastor. It may have been a largely unrequited love for the first 25 years of his career, but we can't say it didn't pay off eventually (albeit in a triple-bankshot way that saw him winning over white liberals before he did blacks). Our esteemed host on this blog wrote a book all about this journey.

    Kamala never made that effort, and stuck with being a sort of unplaceable Amerimutt by way of California. She also definitely does not have Obama's rare "blank screen" gift that allowed him to seem sunny, uplifting, and messianic while still letting the public project whatever they wanted to see onto him. As hard as they might be trying to coach her, the human costume doesn't fit her well.

    I'd be interested to see how black women versus black men react to her. I can't pretend to any insider insights. But I could see black women wanting to see themselves in her: wildly successful in a government job, having using that WAP for all it's worth from day one, married to a rich white guy and not stuck with some useless black bum, having another white man who might be titularly the most powerful man in the world next year as her bitch, not having to ever be stuck with any man's kids, and, to top it all off, having the good hair without having to work for it.

    Black men supposedly already are supportive of Trump somewhere in the 30% range (which isn't to say they'll vote that way, just that they poll with that kind of approval). And they might say to themselves "she wouldn't marry one of us but she put plenty of us in jail."

    Replies: @DextersLabRat, @Gimeiyo, @Dieter Kief, @GeraldB, @Jim Bob Lassiter

    Harris did go to Howard, which would immerse her pretty deeply in Black American culture. She’s not particularly Black by upbringing, but I think going to Howard shows at least as much commitment as Obama. And arguably, growing up half Black in California is a lot closer to the typical African American experience (which is partly about home culture and partly about how other people react to you in the US) than growing up half-Black in the Dutch East Indies and Hawaii.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    @Gimeiyo

    It's funny, but despite Howard's reputation as a premier HBCU, the three people I've known who went there were (two) immigrants and (one) decidedly mixed-race person (she looked white). The school has tremendous cred for being academically mediocre at best. I'm somewhere between intrigued and troubled that Kamala took such a skate through her own higher education when her younger sister actually went first-rate.

    CBS News: Get to know Kamala Harris' family

    https://cbsnews2.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/r/2020/08/13/33ecd1e5-98a1-4049-9d6c-3354ed62147e/thumbnail/1200x630/8fa3dcca38337bd4a8b365a77b8f8fa0/screen-shot-2020-08-13-at-4-56-50-pm.png


    "I think most people who know Maya will tell you she's one of the smartest people they know," Kamala said in an interview with Politico.
     
    Maya's not in that photo.
    , @GeraldB
    @Gimeiyo

    RE: "..growing up half black in California..."

    She lived in Montreal from age 12 until she graduated from High School. So she "grew up" in Canada.

    , @Jim Bob Lassiter
    @Gimeiyo

    "half 'B'lack in Califas??" Try about one quarter (at the most, and she also has slave owner ancestors on her paternal side). She went to Howard because it was easy academically, a race resume notch and an easy ride to Embassy Row and Georgetown cocktail lounges where she prolly got her start workin' dat WAP in a bigtime way.

  23. Yet no other candidate scored as highly with Mr. Biden’s selection committee on so many of their core criteria for choosing a running mate, including her ability to help Mr. Biden win in November, her strength as a debater, her qualifications for governing and the racial diversity she would bring to the ticket. No other candidate seemed to match the political moment better.

    I’m sure the Biden campaign is happy to let the New York Times author it’s daily press release on their front page, but is any of this quantifiable, or just assorted vague platitudes?

    “Ability to help win in November” , and that’s so obvious that it needs no explanation?

    “Strength as a debater” , since when? Last I checked the Times cited her poor performance as the reason for her failure in the primaries.

    “Her qualifications for governing” , what exactly does that mean?

    “The racial diversity she brings to the ticket” , ok, got me on that one.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Bernard

    There's no doubt that there won't be a lot of daylight between Biden campaign press releases and the front page of the NY Times from now until November, but in fairness to the NY Times, the story said that "no other candidate scored as highly with Mr. Biden’s selection committee" on the criteria they mentioned. This is presumably coming from members of the committee or their staff and regardless of whether these things are even possible to score in any objective and scientifically reproducible way, it's completely plausible to me that the committee did in fact attempt to score them and the Kamala came out on top. Nor is the committee required to use any such objective scoring system even if one existed - they are entirely free to make their own subjective assessment of these factors. From Trump's POV, the WORSE the committee is at making an objective assessment, the BETTER it is for him, so if you are a Trump supporter you should be glad that they used some arbitrary and biased selection process if that is what they did.

    Replies: @Bernard

  24. Can’t wait for the VP debate, when Pence is told, “I’ve thrown more blacks in jail than you have, cracker”!

    • LOL: Rob McX
  25. Million Dollar Skeleton Crawls From Kamala’s Harris’ Closet, Could Sink Her 2020 Chances

    https://educationblogit.blogspot.com/2019/03/million-dollar-skeleton-crawls-from.html

    Just found this kiddies. Has anyone seen this before? Nasty Nasty Nasty.

    • Replies: @Ancient Briton
    @bruce county

    Forget it, Jake, it's Harristown.

  26. @Rob McX
    Will Kamala get a Nobel Prize for being VP?

    Replies: @bruce county

    Will Kamala get a Nobel Prize for being VP?

    She will get two Nobels. One for V.P. and one for POTUS. Then of course the massive war on the American continent will ensue. God help us all.

  27. I think the blogger is hinting at a physical altercation between then-Senator Reid (an ex-boxer) and the senator’s temperamental brother.

  28. In other words, the Democratic voters who were worried should Old Joe die, he would leave the country in the hands of a worse President than if he hadn’t been biased against men and whites are dangerous bigots in the eyes of Biden’s staff.

    If you like having a black, Affirmative Action dental hygienist who does not wash her hands before putting them in your mouth, or a doctor who never really understood organic chemistry … or arithmetic, you’re going to love having Kamela Harris having her finger on the launch button … and making decisions about who gets health care or not, and to whom the bill is sent.

  29. @Thomas
    Sheesh. This reads like a cry for help or a secret message being sent out in Morse code from a POW.

    Basically, the between-the-lines message is Biden and his family don't like or trust Harris, realize that she doesn't really bring that much to the ticket, and get that she's eventually going to stab him in the back for her own self-interest again. But they're basically stuck with her because blackety-black-black.

    It's a sad but almost too perfect microcosm of what the rest of us live with.

    This really is the ticket of flaccid boomer cuckery. If Biden can be pushed around this easily now on race, how much worse will it be as he ages in office, he's a self-admitted "transitional" caretaker figure to the woke tide represented by his Veep, and BLM has just come off of an election-year-long exercise in moral and literal extortion?

    Replies: @Mr McKenna

    It’s a sad but almost too perfect microcosm of what the rest of us live with.

    And that particular pedal has only begun to hit the metal.

    a discreet search team, led by four Democratic dignitaries, that held interviews with about a dozen women, a smaller number of whom were then asked to turn over a huge volume of private documents for review.

    So only women were eligible and being black was a major plus.

    I’ve been in corporate environments where the hiring process resembled this. Often though it was another tribe (TWMNBN) scoring the plums.

  30. Biden only made the name-a-woman-Veep pledge because he and his staff knew what the rest of us didn’t: that the Tara Reade story was about to break. Some bright staffer — surely not Biden himself — got the idea to get positive attention from women, and thus minimize any damage when the Reade story finally trickled out.

    Moreover, the pledge had the effect of freezing in place those women who otherwise would have used the Tara Reade allegations as a reason to demand Biden’s withdrawal from the race — and turning them into his most fervent defenders. Harris, Warren, Klobuchar, Gillibrand: absent the possibility of being Joe’s running mate, each would have been fighting the others for the privilege of ripping his face off with her bare hands. (“I’ll get my nails done tomorrow!”) Instead, the same women who hurled invective at Brett Kavanaugh (Kamala’s performance in the questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee was especially shameful) suddenly discovered the value of due process and weighing a lifetime of public service against an allegation over a quarter-century old.

    The pledge was a masterstroke, but then Biden actually had to choose one of these bints. Under normal circumstances, Klobuchar would have been the least bad choice, but the debacle in Minneapolis (she had nothing to do with the decision not to charge Chauvin in the earlier case, but never mind that) ended her chances.

    As for the victorious octoroon, her campaign song should be Schoolly D’s “Am I Black Enough For You?”

  31. @Gimeiyo
    @Thomas

    Harris did go to Howard, which would immerse her pretty deeply in Black American culture. She's not particularly Black by upbringing, but I think going to Howard shows at least as much commitment as Obama. And arguably, growing up half Black in California is a lot closer to the typical African American experience (which is partly about home culture and partly about how other people react to you in the US) than growing up half-Black in the Dutch East Indies and Hawaii.

    Replies: @Mr McKenna, @GeraldB, @Jim Bob Lassiter

    It’s funny, but despite Howard’s reputation as a premier HBCU, the three people I’ve known who went there were (two) immigrants and (one) decidedly mixed-race person (she looked white). The school has tremendous cred for being academically mediocre at best. I’m somewhere between intrigued and troubled that Kamala took such a skate through her own higher education when her younger sister actually went first-rate.

    CBS News: Get to know Kamala Harris’ family

    “I think most people who know Maya will tell you she’s one of the smartest people they know,” Kamala said in an interview with Politico.

    Maya’s not in that photo.

  32. @Thomas
    @Harry Baldwin


    To the extent that Obama was ever accepted as authentically black by African Americans, it was because of his marriage to Michelle. And Barack looks kinda sorta like an American black. Kamala does not look African American and she’s married to a Jewish guy. Do African Americans identify with her?
     
    Obama made an earnest and dedicated (if often rather ridiculous) effort to connect with African-American culture. In addition to the marriage to Michelle, there was the moving to Chicago to be a community organizer and the church with the wacky pastor. It may have been a largely unrequited love for the first 25 years of his career, but we can't say it didn't pay off eventually (albeit in a triple-bankshot way that saw him winning over white liberals before he did blacks). Our esteemed host on this blog wrote a book all about this journey.

    Kamala never made that effort, and stuck with being a sort of unplaceable Amerimutt by way of California. She also definitely does not have Obama's rare "blank screen" gift that allowed him to seem sunny, uplifting, and messianic while still letting the public project whatever they wanted to see onto him. As hard as they might be trying to coach her, the human costume doesn't fit her well.

    I'd be interested to see how black women versus black men react to her. I can't pretend to any insider insights. But I could see black women wanting to see themselves in her: wildly successful in a government job, having using that WAP for all it's worth from day one, married to a rich white guy and not stuck with some useless black bum, having another white man who might be titularly the most powerful man in the world next year as her bitch, not having to ever be stuck with any man's kids, and, to top it all off, having the good hair without having to work for it.

    Black men supposedly already are supportive of Trump somewhere in the 30% range (which isn't to say they'll vote that way, just that they poll with that kind of approval). And they might say to themselves "she wouldn't marry one of us but she put plenty of us in jail."

    Replies: @DextersLabRat, @Gimeiyo, @Dieter Kief, @GeraldB, @Jim Bob Lassiter

    to top it all off, having the good hair without having to work for it.

    That’s the burner! – World war hair is won. (LoL!)

  33. Sorry, this goes way beyond affirmative action. This is adding-insult-to-injury action.

  34. A fundamentally unserious country

  35. @Travis
    why do you suppose Biden selected Kamala Harris instead of Susan Rice ?

    just curious, Rice would appeal more to Blacks, since she is a Black American, and grew up in America with two American born parents. While rice is the daughter of aliens and spent her formative years growing up in Canada. Rice worked in the Obama administration and is clearly smarter than Harris. Maybe they are rejecting Rice because she helped orchestrate the spy campaign against the GOP presidential campaign 4 years ago ? Or is it due to her deceptions concerning Benghazi and Libya ?

    The democrats need to increase Black turnout , it seems Rice would be the better candidate for this role. Democrats , and even most moderates , do not seem to care about Benghazi or the Obama failed policies , spying etc...and blacks mostly care about identity and are thus very aware that Kamala Harris is not one of them.

    Replies: @Fluesterwitz, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Anonymous

    I don’t see how Harris could increase the black turnout, that’s Biden’s, or his black allies (in the literal meaning), strength. Rather, Harris is to appeal to white women’s image of a professional* woman while not acting as much of a deterrence as Ms. Rodham-Clinton did to men.

    *Yes, both readings work.

  36. @Travis
    why do you suppose Biden selected Kamala Harris instead of Susan Rice ?

    just curious, Rice would appeal more to Blacks, since she is a Black American, and grew up in America with two American born parents. While rice is the daughter of aliens and spent her formative years growing up in Canada. Rice worked in the Obama administration and is clearly smarter than Harris. Maybe they are rejecting Rice because she helped orchestrate the spy campaign against the GOP presidential campaign 4 years ago ? Or is it due to her deceptions concerning Benghazi and Libya ?

    The democrats need to increase Black turnout , it seems Rice would be the better candidate for this role. Democrats , and even most moderates , do not seem to care about Benghazi or the Obama failed policies , spying etc...and blacks mostly care about identity and are thus very aware that Kamala Harris is not one of them.

    Replies: @Fluesterwitz, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Anonymous

    why do you suppose Biden selected Kamala Harris instead of Susan Rice ?

    Because she’s controllable. Willie Brown has already sold them weeks of hot B-roll on Cum-ala.

    By comparison, for all her terrible decisions and horrific ideology, Rice seems to have led a decent, circumspect, daresay traditional personal life. Thus, she has no strings for the puppet masters to pull.

  37. @Thomas
    @Harry Baldwin


    To the extent that Obama was ever accepted as authentically black by African Americans, it was because of his marriage to Michelle. And Barack looks kinda sorta like an American black. Kamala does not look African American and she’s married to a Jewish guy. Do African Americans identify with her?
     
    Obama made an earnest and dedicated (if often rather ridiculous) effort to connect with African-American culture. In addition to the marriage to Michelle, there was the moving to Chicago to be a community organizer and the church with the wacky pastor. It may have been a largely unrequited love for the first 25 years of his career, but we can't say it didn't pay off eventually (albeit in a triple-bankshot way that saw him winning over white liberals before he did blacks). Our esteemed host on this blog wrote a book all about this journey.

    Kamala never made that effort, and stuck with being a sort of unplaceable Amerimutt by way of California. She also definitely does not have Obama's rare "blank screen" gift that allowed him to seem sunny, uplifting, and messianic while still letting the public project whatever they wanted to see onto him. As hard as they might be trying to coach her, the human costume doesn't fit her well.

    I'd be interested to see how black women versus black men react to her. I can't pretend to any insider insights. But I could see black women wanting to see themselves in her: wildly successful in a government job, having using that WAP for all it's worth from day one, married to a rich white guy and not stuck with some useless black bum, having another white man who might be titularly the most powerful man in the world next year as her bitch, not having to ever be stuck with any man's kids, and, to top it all off, having the good hair without having to work for it.

    Black men supposedly already are supportive of Trump somewhere in the 30% range (which isn't to say they'll vote that way, just that they poll with that kind of approval). And they might say to themselves "she wouldn't marry one of us but she put plenty of us in jail."

    Replies: @DextersLabRat, @Gimeiyo, @Dieter Kief, @GeraldB, @Jim Bob Lassiter

    Oh lord. I didn’t get the reference to WAP and had to google it. Then I watched the video. I feel sick.

  38. @Gimeiyo
    @Thomas

    Harris did go to Howard, which would immerse her pretty deeply in Black American culture. She's not particularly Black by upbringing, but I think going to Howard shows at least as much commitment as Obama. And arguably, growing up half Black in California is a lot closer to the typical African American experience (which is partly about home culture and partly about how other people react to you in the US) than growing up half-Black in the Dutch East Indies and Hawaii.

    Replies: @Mr McKenna, @GeraldB, @Jim Bob Lassiter

    RE: “..growing up half black in California…”

    She lived in Montreal from age 12 until she graduated from High School. So she “grew up” in Canada.

  39. @Thomas
    @Harry Baldwin


    To the extent that Obama was ever accepted as authentically black by African Americans, it was because of his marriage to Michelle. And Barack looks kinda sorta like an American black. Kamala does not look African American and she’s married to a Jewish guy. Do African Americans identify with her?
     
    Obama made an earnest and dedicated (if often rather ridiculous) effort to connect with African-American culture. In addition to the marriage to Michelle, there was the moving to Chicago to be a community organizer and the church with the wacky pastor. It may have been a largely unrequited love for the first 25 years of his career, but we can't say it didn't pay off eventually (albeit in a triple-bankshot way that saw him winning over white liberals before he did blacks). Our esteemed host on this blog wrote a book all about this journey.

    Kamala never made that effort, and stuck with being a sort of unplaceable Amerimutt by way of California. She also definitely does not have Obama's rare "blank screen" gift that allowed him to seem sunny, uplifting, and messianic while still letting the public project whatever they wanted to see onto him. As hard as they might be trying to coach her, the human costume doesn't fit her well.

    I'd be interested to see how black women versus black men react to her. I can't pretend to any insider insights. But I could see black women wanting to see themselves in her: wildly successful in a government job, having using that WAP for all it's worth from day one, married to a rich white guy and not stuck with some useless black bum, having another white man who might be titularly the most powerful man in the world next year as her bitch, not having to ever be stuck with any man's kids, and, to top it all off, having the good hair without having to work for it.

    Black men supposedly already are supportive of Trump somewhere in the 30% range (which isn't to say they'll vote that way, just that they poll with that kind of approval). And they might say to themselves "she wouldn't marry one of us but she put plenty of us in jail."

    Replies: @DextersLabRat, @Gimeiyo, @Dieter Kief, @GeraldB, @Jim Bob Lassiter

    “. . . having using that WAP for all it’s worth from day one, married to a rich white guy and not stuck with some useless . . .”

    I sure am glad I didn’t have any breakfast chunks in my gullet when I read that. ROTFLMFAO !!

  40. @Gimeiyo
    @Thomas

    Harris did go to Howard, which would immerse her pretty deeply in Black American culture. She's not particularly Black by upbringing, but I think going to Howard shows at least as much commitment as Obama. And arguably, growing up half Black in California is a lot closer to the typical African American experience (which is partly about home culture and partly about how other people react to you in the US) than growing up half-Black in the Dutch East Indies and Hawaii.

    Replies: @Mr McKenna, @GeraldB, @Jim Bob Lassiter

    “half ‘B’lack in Califas??” Try about one quarter (at the most, and she also has slave owner ancestors on her paternal side). She went to Howard because it was easy academically, a race resume notch and an easy ride to Embassy Row and Georgetown cocktail lounges where she prolly got her start workin’ dat WAP in a bigtime way.

    • Agree: Jim Christian
  41. The affirmative action argument would have much more weight is not for President Trump not only being an idiot but working hard to surround himself with idiots. How can anyone worry about Kamala Harris when Jared Kushner is setting policy at the White House?

  42. Anonymous[339] • Disclaimer says:
    @Travis
    why do you suppose Biden selected Kamala Harris instead of Susan Rice ?

    just curious, Rice would appeal more to Blacks, since she is a Black American, and grew up in America with two American born parents. While rice is the daughter of aliens and spent her formative years growing up in Canada. Rice worked in the Obama administration and is clearly smarter than Harris. Maybe they are rejecting Rice because she helped orchestrate the spy campaign against the GOP presidential campaign 4 years ago ? Or is it due to her deceptions concerning Benghazi and Libya ?

    The democrats need to increase Black turnout , it seems Rice would be the better candidate for this role. Democrats , and even most moderates , do not seem to care about Benghazi or the Obama failed policies , spying etc...and blacks mostly care about identity and are thus very aware that Kamala Harris is not one of them.

    Replies: @Fluesterwitz, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Anonymous

    From the way they are acting, the Democrats do not much care about the popular or the Electoral College vote in the next Presidential election. Their plan appears to be making the election disputable, throwing it into the courts, and relying on rioters to force a Biden/Harris Administration “in order to preserve civic order”.
    Classic technique. It’s feasible now because the US governmental bureaucracy would not oppose such an outcome, and, after 8 years of the Obama Administration vetting all promotions past Colonel (O-5 or Cdr. (O-5), neither would DoD. Given approval of the outcome by the other Services, even USMC would probably do nothing — USMC is charged with preventing a violent coup (such as the attempt/feint that saw Pres. Trump hurried to a safe room) rather than an administrative coup.

    The current situation should have been prevented by the intelligence agencies, and possibly DHS, but the “anti-anti-communism” campaign of the 1950s and the Hippie Revolution of the 1960s destroyed that intelligence capability.

    Accordingly, the Democrats do not much care about their President/Vice President ticket beyond the tractability/compatibility of the candidates once in office.

  43. America is finished. Democrats will win big in November and then they’ll import 100 million plus black and brown and yellow new Democrats all of whom will be given immediate citizenship and voting rights. The federal courts will be filled with the usual collection of liberal Jews and homosexuals. This will guaranty permanent power for Democrats. Not that it matters much since Americans over the past five months have pretty much proven they are mostly neurotic imbeciles living in fear of a virus and filling their days with a slavish addiction to drugs and pornography.

  44. Of course Kamala Harris is an affirmative action choice!

    But then so was Joe “The Senator from Mastercard” Biden! The man who had Alzheimer’s before it was fashionable, the man that you wouldn’t trust to run the night shift at a 7/11, the only reason he’s been showered with money and glowing corporate press coverage for all the decades of his disgusting backstabbing political career, is that he does what’s he’s told to do by his wealthy donors.

    And does anyone really believe that George W. Bush made it to the presidency on his own native ability? Really?

    And then there was Bill Clinton – a nothing candidate suddenly showered with press coverage and money after he (apparently, I’m just guessing) pledged in private to completely screw the American public? Which he then proceeded to do for 8 years, after which he has collected I think a few hundred million dollars in payouts by his grateful patrons?

    So we already have affirmative action for US president, but the core qualification is that one be a corrupt corporate lickspittle. Does it really matter what the gender or skin color is? I mean, it’s like Pepsi vs. Coke, right?

  45. @Anonymous

    “I think he came to the conclusion that he should pick a Black woman,” Mr. Reid said. “They are our most loyal voters and I think that the Black women of America deserved a Black vice-presidential candidate.”
     
    I don't understand the logic here.

    I would think Whitmer, Warren, Klobucher, etc. as VP would guarantee a Biden win at this point.

    Black women aren't going to vote Trump just because Biden chose a white VP. Whereas blue collar whites in swing states might be wary of Kamala.

    Replies: @Pop Warner

    the logic

    Blackety black black is the only logic here, otherwise you’re giving them too much credit. Bidens VP slot is a sacrifice to Saint Floyd and the Cult of Woke

  46. If Joe and the Ho are the best they can do, America is in deep trouble.

    • Replies: @Bernard
    @Bill Jones


    If Joe and the Ho are the best they can do, America is in deep trouble.
     
    To the contrary, it’s because “Joe and the Ho” are the best they can do America may be saved.
  47. blue collar whites in swing states might be wary of Kamala.

    True, there are many well educated whites who are wary of Kamela and there are beaucoup who will consider the nonexistent morals of Kamela versus the barely perceptable morals of The Donald and then vote for him.

    Consider the two tickets:

    Trump
    – Some morals
    – Tried to fulfill some campaign promises
    – Smart enough to pay Karen McDougal for sex
    – Occasionally exercises outstandingly good judgment (see paying Karen McDougal for sex and choosing someone as a running mate whom those who would assassinate him would decide not to assissinate him because of.
    Pence
    – widely acknowledged to have a strong moral stance
    … of the conservative Christian persuasion
    – He opposes gay marriage and everything after

    Biden
    – Needs to be reminded of his name every now and then
    – Holed up in a basement lest he say something random
    – Not as bad a groper as Trump, mainly due to infirmness
    – Barely beats Trump on voter perception of desireable characteristics (see link)
    – Too cheap to pay Karen McDougal for sex
    – Chose as a running mate who would be onboard with a Presidential assassination
    Kamela Harris
    – Devoid of morals
    – Devoid 0f judgment (Benghazi, etc.)
    – Devoid of an identity that hints at some sort of base.
    – Would be supportive of if not complicit in an assassination of Biden

    When I consider a Kamela Harris presidency, I’m reminded of an episode of Angel (I’ve Got You Under My Skin) where a young boy is possessed by an “ethros demon.” When the demon is exorcized from the boy, it is revealed that the boy (Ryan Anderson) was devoid of a soul and was terrorizing the demon rather than the other way around.

    https://www.pewresearch.org/politics/2020/06/30/publics-mood-turns-grim-trump-trails-biden-on-most-personal-traits-major-issues/

  48. @Harry Baldwin
    To the extent that Obama was ever accepted as authentically black by African Americans, it was because of his marriage to Michelle. And Barack looks kinda sorta like an American black. Kamala does not look African American and she's married to a Jewish guy. Do African Americans identify with her?

    BTW, when Obama ran against Bobby Rush, blacks told "Obama so white" jokes about him. One was, "Obama so white, when the riots start he run out and buy hisself a TV." I also liked, "Obama so white he say the whole word," and "Obama so white when he read Malcolm X, he say Malcolm the Tenth."

    Replies: @Thomas, @Reg Cæsar, @Alexander Turok, @Jack D

    Kamala does not look African American and she’s married to a Jewish guy. Do African Americans identify with her?

    More than they do with whiter than white Mike Pence, that’s for sure. “I, against my brothers. I and my brothers against my cousins. I and my brothers and my cousins against the world.” Kamala qualifies for at least cousin if not sister status.

  49. @Bernard

    Yet no other candidate scored as highly with Mr. Biden’s selection committee on so many of their core criteria for choosing a running mate, including her ability to help Mr. Biden win in November, her strength as a debater, her qualifications for governing and the racial diversity she would bring to the ticket. No other candidate seemed to match the political moment better.
     
    I’m sure the Biden campaign is happy to let the New York Times author it’s daily press release on their front page, but is any of this quantifiable, or just assorted vague platitudes?

    “Ability to help win in November” , and that’s so obvious that it needs no explanation?

    “Strength as a debater” , since when? Last I checked the Times cited her poor performance as the reason for her failure in the primaries.

    “Her qualifications for governing” , what exactly does that mean?

    “The racial diversity she brings to the ticket” , ok, got me on that one.

    Replies: @Jack D

    There’s no doubt that there won’t be a lot of daylight between Biden campaign press releases and the front page of the NY Times from now until November, but in fairness to the NY Times, the story said that “no other candidate scored as highly with Mr. Biden’s selection committee” on the criteria they mentioned. This is presumably coming from members of the committee or their staff and regardless of whether these things are even possible to score in any objective and scientifically reproducible way, it’s completely plausible to me that the committee did in fact attempt to score them and the Kamala came out on top. Nor is the committee required to use any such objective scoring system even if one existed – they are entirely free to make their own subjective assessment of these factors. From Trump’s POV, the WORSE the committee is at making an objective assessment, the BETTER it is for him, so if you are a Trump supporter you should be glad that they used some arbitrary and biased selection process if that is what they did.

    • Replies: @Bernard
    @Jack D

    Agreed Jack, no doubt she did score highest in the minds of the selection committee members. The point I was trying to make, perhaps poorly, was about the reporting by the Times, as they ditifully repeat these alledged assets without reservation.

  50. @J.Ross
    13 years ago you were told bY a worker at the capitol, comment can be deleted.

    Replies: @BenKenobi

    My man, the only comments that DON’T get deleted around here are complaints about moderation and corrections on spelling and grammar.

  51. “Ms. Rice had sterling foreign-policy credentials”

    ster·ling /ˈstərliNG/ [adjective] — adjective — (of a person or their work, efforts, or qualities) reckless or careless, and leading to predictably bad outcomes.
    Example: “The statements by Donald Sterling were clear and succinct.”

    .

    “By making gender a nonnegotiable requirement, they wondered, was Mr. Biden indicating he cared more about identity than experience?”

    Alexander Burns, Jonathan Martin, and Katie Glueck are taking advantage of the ruling that rhetorical questions may now be submitted in support of nominations for the Nobel Prize in Journalism.

  52. @Jack D
    @Bernard

    There's no doubt that there won't be a lot of daylight between Biden campaign press releases and the front page of the NY Times from now until November, but in fairness to the NY Times, the story said that "no other candidate scored as highly with Mr. Biden’s selection committee" on the criteria they mentioned. This is presumably coming from members of the committee or their staff and regardless of whether these things are even possible to score in any objective and scientifically reproducible way, it's completely plausible to me that the committee did in fact attempt to score them and the Kamala came out on top. Nor is the committee required to use any such objective scoring system even if one existed - they are entirely free to make their own subjective assessment of these factors. From Trump's POV, the WORSE the committee is at making an objective assessment, the BETTER it is for him, so if you are a Trump supporter you should be glad that they used some arbitrary and biased selection process if that is what they did.

    Replies: @Bernard

    Agreed Jack, no doubt she did score highest in the minds of the selection committee members. The point I was trying to make, perhaps poorly, was about the reporting by the Times, as they ditifully repeat these alledged assets without reservation.

  53. @bruce county

    Million Dollar Skeleton Crawls From Kamala’s Harris’ Closet, Could Sink Her 2020 Chances
     
    https://educationblogit.blogspot.com/2019/03/million-dollar-skeleton-crawls-from.html

    Just found this kiddies. Has anyone seen this before? Nasty Nasty Nasty.

    Replies: @Ancient Briton

    Forget it, Jake, it’s Harristown.

  54. @Bill Jones
    If Joe and the Ho are the best they can do, America is in deep trouble.

    Replies: @Bernard

    If Joe and the Ho are the best they can do, America is in deep trouble.

    To the contrary, it’s because “Joe and the Ho” are the best they can do America may be saved.

  55. I think it’s very telling that despite how intelligent her Tamil mother and Jamaican father seem to have been/be– and sister Maya is no slouch to boot– the dumber sister was still the one who finagled her way into a probable vice presidency (and likely the presidency on top). As John Cougar said, “Ain’t that America?”

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