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Kamala Harris: All This Media Talk About ‘Electability’ is Racist

Kamala Harris: All This Media Talk About ‘Electability’ is Racist

Pull the race or sex card when you cannot win.

Oh for the love of everything on this planet. Not everything is about race and your sex.

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who hasn’t even hit double digits in primary polling, lashed out at the media because they supposedly only pay attention to the old white males.

From Politico:

“There has been a lot of conversation by pundits about ‘electability’ and ‘who can speak to the Midwest?’ But when they say that, they usually put the Midwest in a simplistic box and a narrow narrative, and too often their definition of the Midwest leaves people out,” Harris said in an opening salvo during the trip. “It leaves out people in this room who helped build cities like Detroit. It leaves out working women who are on their feet all day—many of them working without equal pay.”

It gets better because she contradicted herself:

Embedded in her criticism is a call for solidarity across all races. “Our party is not white or black, Hispanic or Asian, immigrant or indigenous,” she said in Detroit. “As a party, we cannot let ourselves be drawn into thinking in those boxes or falling into those assumptions. We cannot get dragged into simplistic narratives.”

She does not want others to concentrate on race or sex, but she cannot stop bringing it up. By the way, I have not heard anyone saying only former Vice President Joe Biden or Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) can beat President Donald Trump because they have white skin.

Even Politico called out Harris’s contradiction. Reporters ask her what Democrats need to do to beat Trump, her policies, etc. Harris can never not bring up identity politics. Not the reporters:

Harris herself had mostly refrained from engaging when asked how Democrats should approach the national map and win back Trump voters. On occasion, she’s even ceded to “the pundits” she takes issue with. In Iowa earlier this year, Harris told reporters that people want to talk about “real issues—and they don’t want to talk about it through the lens of political talk and partisanship and from an ideological perspective.”

“I think it’s really important that we give the American public more credit,” Harris said. “And understand that they, at the bottom line, are going to make decisions based on who speaks to their issues, and the things that keep them up at night.”

Yet, she’s increasingly been using speeches to sketch out what’s lacking in the larger 2020 debate.

Trump’s victory made me doubt the electability argument. I agree with Harris that Americans are smarter than politicians and the media give us credit for. We want someone to speak about what matters to us: jobs and more money in our pockets.

Then why doesn’t Harris do this? Trump won because he concentrated on the issues that matter unlike Hillary, who chose social justice as her platform.

Media in 2008, 2012, and 2016

But if we must talk about race, I have some facts for Harris.

Someone tell Harris that the media adored President Barack Obama over 2016 failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2008. Obama went up against old white male John McCain that year and he won the Midwest along with Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.

Obama ran against white male Mitt Romney in 2012. Again, he won the Midwest except for Indiana. He won Florida, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. North Carolina chose Romney. The media fawned over Obama in 2012 instead of Romney.

Hillary went up against old white male Donald Trump in 2016. Despite the love from the media, the American people chose Trump.

Is Harris just mad that no one likes her? I mean, polls before any announcements showed that people preferred Biden and Sanders.

Gee, Why Does Harris Poll So Low?

In a Hill survey, Harris sits at 6%. The latest Morning Consult poll has Harris at 7%.

So why don’t people like Harris?

Harris is a hypocrite. While she boasted in her book about her record as attorney general in San Francisco, she left out key details like when her office “defended egregious prosecutor misconduct in several cases.” Her office also “opposed releasing non-violent California inmates” because the “prisons would lose an important labor pool.” Harris feigned shock when she read that in the newspaper and claimed she had no idea her office did that.

Look at her “crusade against Backpage, an online classified ad service popular with sex workers.” From Reason:

Harris spearheaded the arrest of current and former Backpage executives on charges of pimping and conspiracy, under the (ultimately unsuccessful) theory that providing an open online platform for user-generated content made them responsible for any illegal activity committed by users who connected through the site. Federal law explicitly says otherwise—something Harris certainly knew, as she had petitioned Congress a few years earlier to change the law so that she and other prosecutors could target Backpage (and its deep assets) through state criminal justice systems. What’s more, myriad federal courts have affirmed that prosecutions like the one Harris attempted are illegal.

Harris supported the war on drugs. She tried “to threaten the parents of truants with jail time.”

Have you watched Harris during Senate hearing committees? She comes off as snobby and condescending with a holier than thou attitude.

Hillary and others claimed misogyny for her loss. They still do not accept the fact that Hillary lost because she sucks. Maybe someone should give Harris a reality check. She certainly needs it.


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legacyrepublican | May 8, 2019 at 3:20 pm

Does that mean Harris is going to run on the platform of not disclosing her secret identity. Well, that’s one way to make Captain America great again in the MCU.

The dumb race-baiting aside. I don’t think pointing out the those who built Detroit to its current state is a compliment.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to c0cac0la. | May 9, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    Today, Detroit is a ghost town, mostly populated by the dredges of society, and none of the people who actually built Detroit are left.

Parts of Detroit look like they’ve been bombed. Maybe that’s why so many Muslims have moved there. It makes them feel at home.

And you saying it’s “racist” is “racialist”, Kamala. You were damaged goods from the get-go.

AMERICA [Def.] — a strange place where Harris and that gentleman to the left in the photo both count as “black” for legal and political purposes.

    Eskyman in reply to tom_swift. | May 9, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    I’ll grant that they both have black hearts. Small, shrivelled, like little lumps of coal, and just as compassionate.

The democrat primary is going to be a lot of fun to watch, but it doesn’t look like kamala is having any fun at all. She seems very angry and bitter. I don’t think Americans are going to elect another angry, bitter person for President.

    artichoke in reply to CKYoung. | May 9, 2019 at 11:44 am

    She always comes across as angry and bitter. She gets a lot of mileage out of it. She’ll go nowhere because he transparent efforts to get Kavanaugh to put a foot wrong under oath on totally unexpected and made up allegations (not Ford’s, but some new stuff I’ve never heard before or since) will always look unsympathetic, this year or 20 years in the future.

      She’s bitter and angry because she got where she is solely by being willie brown’s sex toy. No merit whatsoever. She couldn’t even hang onto Willie.

      She sounds like hillary clinton. Ugh.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to CKYoung. | May 9, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Is Kamala going to as much a sore loser as Hillary?

    JusticeDelivered in reply to CKYoung. | May 9, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Is Kamala going to as much a sore loser as Hillary?

She should know that diversity breeds adversity.

Or maybe everyone knows you’re just a whore and they don’t want a whore for President

    CDR D in reply to Paul. | May 8, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    Which explains why the Hildebeast lost.

      artichoke in reply to CDR D. | May 9, 2019 at 11:45 am

      Total Trump supporter here, and Hillary has criminality and corruption problems. I am not aware that sexual immorality is a problem of hers though.

healthguyfsu | May 8, 2019 at 4:40 pm

I don’t know if you want the “building of Detroit” to be your go-to narrative for an example.

Willie’s blow-up doll…..hahahahaha

Harris is getting killed, not by the media, pundits or the Dem leadership, she is getting hammered by the VOTERS. These are all polls of potential democrat VOTERS. Biden is polling so well based almost entirely on name recognition. He has been a stalwart Democrat, on the national scene, for decades. And, he is relatively innocuous. Bernie appeals to the socialist wing of the Democrat party. He has been a socialist standard bearer for decades. So, name recognition is buoying him up, as well. Harris, et all, as flash in the pan newbies. They think they are important, but they are relatively unknown. And, none of them have the personality or charisma to win, on their own. If one of them should become the Dem nominee, then things could change, as the Dem attack machine goes into action on their behalf. But, in the primaries, they are are all at a significant disadvantage.

What people fail to remember is that the media directly helped Trump win the nomination. Trump was inundated with negative coverage. It was evident from the get-go that he was hated by the Establishment. And an anti-Establishment candidate was just what a large number of Republicans, and a huge number of independents, were looking for.

    Barry in reply to Mac45. | May 9, 2019 at 10:54 am

    “What people fail to remember is that the media directly helped Trump win the nomination. Trump was inundated with negative coverage. It was evident from the get-go that he was hated by the Establishment. And an anti-Establishment candidate was just what a large number of Republicans, and a huge number of independents, were looking for.”

    Good point, one I’ve made before.

    artichoke in reply to Mac45. | May 9, 2019 at 11:48 am

    Eh, not really. He would have won without the negative coverage too.

    It’s like having your buddies gang up with you to beat someone up, and he wins the fight anyway, and now you make some story about how those buddies actually helped him. Or after Trump rescues the economy, Obama calls it his recovery and moronic true-believers repeat that claim.

      Mac45 in reply to artichoke. | May 9, 2019 at 3:43 pm

      “Eh, not really. He would have won without the negative coverage too.”

      Trump had no political name recognition going into the GOP primaries. He was a reality television personality in a twenty horse political race. And, he had NO GOP support. But, the media fixated on him. It called him a clown and gave wide exposure to both his positions and policies AND the fact that the Establishment hated him. This resonated with the populace. And, as it did, Trump’s support grew. Yes, his support was ultimately due to how his positions resonated with the people. But, without the media fixation on Trump, in the early primary campaign, it is quite possible that he could have gotten lost in the crowd.

      Barry in reply to artichoke. | May 9, 2019 at 10:01 pm

      We can never know the alternative. I was one that called it absolutely a Trump win 8-10 months before the election and I said it wouldn’t be close, all recorded here at Legal Insurrection.

      How did I know? Because people on the plant floors of the factories were asking “who is that Trump fellow?”. The managers in the meeting prelims were asking the same thing. The media got him noticed.

Kamala Harris is mistaken, if she believes the media has not paid attention to her. She has gotten plenty of play for her behavior in Senate committee hearings. In my view, that’s her major problem.

    amatuerwrangler in reply to Valerie. | May 9, 2019 at 10:51 am


    At the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing and more recently at judicial committee hearings related to The Mueller Report she was argumentative and actually bitchy (also called “mare-ish” in my world). She comes across as an angry ex-wife looking to get an additional pound of flesh because her ex landed on his feet.

    It is not surprising to those in CA who saw her as SF DA and later state Attorney General…

      artichoke in reply to amatuerwrangler. | May 9, 2019 at 11:51 am

      Worse than that. She was trying to get Brett Kavanaugh to make any sort of innocent mis-statement under oath, by totally inventing some story and questioning about it in a tricky way.

      Once there was any mis-statement, no matter how tiny or arguable, she would have gone to town with it. Fortunately Kavanaugh stepped nimbly around every landmine.

      But we should never forgive nor forget her disgraceful perversion of her advise-and-consent role.

      As the AG she just lay down on the job.

Someone check the ski slopes in Hell. Was that a pig I saw flying by? I think Senator Harris is right.

When the left talks about “electability” — what they really mean is the chance that one of their candidates can pick up the swing votes that Trump pulled from them, especially in the midwest.

And they’ve spent the last two-and-a-half years convincing themselves, in increasingly frantic tones, that those swing voters (Obama voters who voted for Trump) are misogynistic white nationalists.

It follows logically that only an old white man (like Barack Obama?) can win those voters back for the Democrats. Not because the Democrats are racists — oh, no — it’s just because the bitter-clinging swing voter is so sexist and racist.

Johnny Rebellion | May 9, 2019 at 12:31 pm

Kamala Harris is not Black. She is 50- 75% White. The man sitting behind her is Black. People from Africa do not consider “Blacks” in America to be Black.

“Kamala Harris: All This Media Talk About ‘Electability’ is Racist…”

Kamala Harris is unelectable.

ummm…we just survived 8 years of incompetence and mediocrity from a man who was elected BECAUSE of his race.