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Kamala Harris’ campaign should have ended tonight at #DemDebate

Kamala Harris’ campaign should have ended tonight at #DemDebate

She proved beyond a reasonable doubt that there’s no there, there.

The Democrat debates are the best thing that ever happened to Donald Trump.

Tonight’s debate in Houston was another example, a mostly sleepy affair in which the two leftist party leaders — Bernie and Warren — further cemented their primary policy of taking private insurance away from almost 150 million people. Some of the lesser contenders called them out on that, as did Biden.

Warren was not much of a presence. She and Bernie are mostly interchangeable at this point. That’s not good for her. Her answer to almost every question is big, evil corporations.

Spartacus gave an impassioned performance, it might move his needle a little, but won’t boost him from the bottom tier. Yang had a cute (and highly questionable) offer to pay 10 viewers $1000 if only they (and millions of others, of course) would go to his website. Klobuchar played the role of moderate Democrat, but got almost no air time.

Castro is a disagreeable character, can’t imagine he helped himself by impliedly accusing Biden of being senile: “Are you forgetting what you said two minutes ago? Are you forgetting already what you said just two minutes ago?”

Beto will take your AR-15s. He wants you to know that.

Biden did well for him. No drool running down his chin, he remembered where he was and what year it was. In many ways Biden won the debate as he looked “normal” compared to the two people to his immediate left and right.

But my big takeaway is that someone’s campaign should have ended tonight. Kamala Harris. Her performance tonight was an embarrassment of canned one- and two-liners bashing Trump, and anecdotal stories about people she’s met.

Her opening statement ended by telling Trump to go back to watching Fox News.

On the issue of trade policy, she compared Trump to the Wizard of Oz. The joke failed, with George Stephanopoulos reacting awkwardly.

When Biden noted (correctly) that the constitution would prevent Harris from many of the sweeping executive orders she’s promising, particularly on guns, Harris didn’t disagree, she simply said she’ll do it anyway:

Kamala Harris proved me wrong — I’ve viewed her as someone whose intellect is a mile wide and an inch deep. I’d like to revise that assessment — her intellect is a mile wide and half-an-inch deep. There’s no there, there.

Kamala Harris’ campaign should have been over tonight. But I’m not making predictions.


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10 miles wide and an eighth of an inch deep… and that’s giving credit to Harris she doesn’t deserve.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Sanddog. | September 13, 2019 at 12:10 am

    Ho ho ho ho ho ho ho………

      The only point I disagree on is the idea that Biden did himself any favors last night. Well, he was doing okay right up until the point that his teeth tried to escape from his mouth while he was talking. And for Biden, it was all downhill from there.

      If he somehow does get the nomination, I think Trump’s best campaign ad will simply be the video clip of Biden trying to hang onto his teeth while he’s talking.

        notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Tom Servo. | September 13, 2019 at 1:31 pm

        Think that means the Lie-Stream Media/MSM will give Biden a sterling ringing endorsement then.

        The Lie-Stream Media/MSM already knows that Communist China wants Biden methinks.

Half an inch wide and half an inch deep. She’s just an empty suit who slept her way to where she is now.

Was she stoned?

Asking for a friend.

    Mark Finkelstein in reply to amwick. | September 13, 2019 at 9:42 am

    A friend texted during the debate, saying Harris was drunk. I thought he was joking, but when I focused on her, I saw there was quite possibly something to it.

Shallow as a mud puddle was the phrase I grew up with. Maybe that would be racist due the “mud” part. IDK.

None of them up there are showing any depth of intellect. They’re taking reaction polls and scooping the top ten subjects of concern to their “base” (who IS their base btw?) and tossing out some buzzwords about it that seem to be for it or against it whatever is supposed to work.

But the base isn’t usually the folks that have to be convinced about stuff it’s the outliers the people on the edge of voting for the other side or not at all.

They’re seeing a lot of difference between the Dems and Reps but in this case it’s so obvious the Dems are BAD for the country compared to TRUMP.

And that’s because this crew IS mostly BAD for the country and TRUMP is doing good… so far. WE still have to get to November 2020 without him taking a bad hit. And atho his history is strong so far, it’s not impossible they could lay something on him that really hurts at the last minute.

That’s what makes horse races. Small events made at the right or wrong time.

Kamala is a prime example of effort. Knee pads will get you a lot, but have real limits. She’s a bit past her sell by date.

    amatuerwrangler in reply to Romey. | September 13, 2019 at 12:10 am

    She is a classic affirmative action product. And she will be around as a Senator to pass judgement, for another decade or two, on appointees and treaties. Not a happy thought.

      I didn’t know that counted as affirmative action. Learn something new every day.

      I think she’s beatable for Senate, at least in the Dem primary, after what Gabbard did to her in the last debate. That one minute of film will always be there for her political opponents to use.

        iconotastic in reply to artichoke. | September 13, 2019 at 1:50 am

        I think you are mistaken. If Babs Boxer was able to remain in the Senate for 24 years despite her obvious lack of intellect and character then Kamala Harris is likely good for at least as long.

          oldgoat36 in reply to iconotastic. | September 13, 2019 at 7:09 am

          Unfortunately, the left have a large number of contenders for the Anti-Mensa group.

          I don’t think she is stupid, per se, but she is just like Obama in that the media makes out that she is a high intellect when it’s obvious neither are all that smart. Average, but with hate filled rage at the machine which they are part of.

          I think a part of the reason why Obama hides his college background is because his grades weren’t all that, but he was given opportunities because of affirmative action. (In his case I think he also used foreign student status as another means of getting a pass for his lower grades and for the benefits of student aid)

          Harris got her start in politics using the oldest profession, not for her qualifications in her legal work. Being a minority, and pushing, not unlike Warren, but with a lot more credence behind her claims of race, she used that to secure an upward political track.

I haven’t really been keeping up with the news recently. I didn’t realize a debate was taking place tonight until I checked here to see what was going on in the world.

I tried for maybe 15 minutes to watch it and threw in the towel. Just awful. To think that this is what the Democratic Party has become is truly scary.

If Kamala Harris is finished, I feel somewhat relieved. I’ve never seen another person who more closely resembles the evil, incompetent, identity-politics obsessed supervisor who made me miserable for a few years. The resemblance, in every way, is striking.

She hated the fact that the stats showed I was far and away (and I mean far and away) the most productive employee in our section of about 30 people with far fewer errors than anyone else. She couldn’t accept that I, and not one of her pets, was the best. I know her type well. They’re great drama queens and great at feeling imagined slights and giving off an aura of perpetual grievance.

Her ilk will do everything they can to make you miserable if they don’t favor you for whatever personal reason. And they are good at that. I have to hand it to them. And when you refuse to bow to them, it just makes them angrier.

Identity politics will be the death of this country if it isn’t essentially put to death first.

One thing I really miss about living in Japan is you almost never hear any talk about race there. Whereas here you can’t go a single day watching or reading the news without being bombarded about it.

And the “smart set” wonder why Trump won.

    fishstick in reply to LukeHandCool. | September 13, 2019 at 5:39 am

    LukeHandCool: One thing I really miss about living in Japan is you almost never hear any talk about race there. Whereas here you can’t go a single day watching or reading the news without being bombarded about it.

    one of the reasons for this is due to the Japanese (and Chinese) not giving two shits about political correctness

      oldgoat36 in reply to fishstick. | September 13, 2019 at 7:17 am

      PC as with the identity politics is all about reshaping your thinking to what the left wants it to be.

      They are about division as that is their means to power. As is obvious, they don’t care about any of the races they lump their followers into, but they create hate through race and class warfare.

      Make someone hate a group of people, it’s easy to say anything you want about them to have it believed.

      I do think Harris is a power mad person, and in that regard no different than Hillary. Not a leader but more of a dictator type. Leaders get people to do things and going in the same direction through persuasion and influencing them, her type works by using a club against you.

      “(and Chinese) not giving two shits about political correctness”

      In China you will be murdered by the state or jailed in a slave labor camp by the state for being politically incorrect.

      Thus I have no idea what you mean by that statement. It is completely false.

    amatuerwrangler in reply to LukeHandCool. | September 13, 2019 at 11:12 am

    What we have here, Luke, is a failure to communicate… [presented in Strother Martin drawl.]

    Senator Harris well represents the State of California. Beautiful weedhead. ” Did the sun rise this morning, Senator Harris” ?

    ” We should have a conversation about that.”

I think her candidacy, and maybe her political career, ended in the last debate when Tulsi Gabbard took her down, and then she finished herself off with her “first-tier candidate” comment.

But she qualified for this debate. She’s still a candidate in the sense that O’Rourke is still a candidate.

Speaking of drills, we had Civil Defense drills (duck and cover under our desks) during the presidencies of JFK and then LBJ. I was in the early grades of elementary school. We did not blame that on those presidents. (Nor did we really think it would help us much in the case of a nuclear strike on our school.)

I say Harris’ political career is over, because I think a challenger for her Senate seat would have a good chance when she’s up again, maybe it’s 2022.

The Democratic nomination is there for Michelle Obama when she enters the race. No hurry – the longer she waits, the easier the job becomes. The Jackasses need a uniting candidate who will close down the idiocy of extremists promising goodies for everyone. All she has to do is smile and say good things about Barack.

Running against Trump, she can counter every predictable attack with “Pay no attention, Donald is senile.”

    fishstick in reply to gad-fly. | September 13, 2019 at 5:54 am

    here’s the rub though

    any new challenger hoping to Kool-Aid Man their way through cannot wait too much longer

    there is a timetable for entry here

    because I really do believe once the first few state primaries are tallied, Warren will be the clear front runner for the nomination (hopefully)

    so should M.Obama decide to throw herself into the ring a few months from now, THAT will not be seen by their fringe base as a “compromise”

    it will be a swindle on Warren

    because you have to look at the current Dem crop

    most of them are dead in the weeds and will likely not be in the first state primary

    this is going to be a 3 person race between Biden, Warren, and Sanders

    and Sanders’s voters will go overwhelmingly over to Warren when he inevitably drops out

    or vice versa should Sanders somehow manage to pull ahead

      oldgoat36 in reply to fishstick. | September 13, 2019 at 7:27 am

      The National Socialist DNC could be working toward a brokered convention, so Michael Obama could be drafted in.

      I see Warren and Biden lasting. I think Bernie is fading, and while he has his supporters that are hanging on from last time, I don’t think they are as firmly with him as they had been. He’s an old man, and angry with everything. He isn’t likely to keep exciting the young and stupid voters, not when they have Warren to move to as his numbers fade.

      Biden is a nostalgia type candidate. And I don’t think he would finish a term in office, his mental capabilities – while never formidable – are diminishing, and that will be the excuse to step down to spend time with his family while the VP choice becomes the chosen President.

      Harris or Booker only have a shot at VP, and Harris might have killed off her chances at even that. Her being female gives her a slight chance, but I could see Michelle being brought in to bolster the black support which is weak right now. If the left lose 15% of the black vote they are in trouble. Even with voter fraud.

        fishstick in reply to oldgoat36. | September 13, 2019 at 9:13 am

        oldgoat36: The National Socialist DNC could be working toward a brokered convention, so Michael Obama could be drafted in.

        it won’t get that far

        the way I see it playing out (atm) is the Dem primary voting season will start with a trio of viables (Biden, Warren, Sanders) which will quickly be reduced to Biden vs Warren after about 5-6 states

        if Sanders somehow manages to outperform Warren, then he’s gonna get the nod and her voting blocs shift to him

        the big thing is Biden can’t really grow his current base but the other two can by picking off the voters from the remainder candidates

        then once it gets to the two candidates – Biden will likely lose every state going forward

        and why exactly is he so angry? he has never held a job. he owns three homes. his salary is well above most of americans. and last i heard he is a millionaire.

    And the campaign commercials write themselves.

    “Michelle 2020: The Past Is Prologue”

    “A wife running as a front for her husband’s third term? Where have we seen that before? Oh yeah!”

    Cut to a screenshot of a Lurleen Wallace campaign poster as AL governor, with the slogan “Let Lurleen run, but let George do it!”

    (Actual history, BTW)

    Then as her face morphs into Michelle and Barack replaces George, we can run through a list of Obama failures and leftist policies. Make sure to include a list of proposals for “whites not allowed” such as segregated dorms with a soundtrack of George’s “Segregation Then, Segregation Now, Segregation Forever!”

    “Do Americans actually want those policies back?”

      oldgoat36 in reply to SDN. | September 13, 2019 at 7:30 am

      More like Jarrett’s third term, even though it will be sold the way you said.
      In Bubba and Hillary’s case, I think she was the decision maker for a lot of his Presidency, Bubba was more interested in chasing skirts than doing governing.

      Carl in reply to SDN. | September 13, 2019 at 9:34 am

      I don’t think Democrats are smart enough to think of it by themselves, but here is a way for it to go:

      They nominate a Michelle/Barack ticket. If they win, Michelle resigns. Barack is in for a third term. And they can do it over and over and over again, too.

      Here is the 23rd Amendment:

      Amendment XXII Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.

      As you see, there is a loophole which is obvious.

        amatuerwrangler in reply to Carl. | September 13, 2019 at 12:54 pm

        I think you missed the part where the Vice President must have the Constitutional qualifications to be President. (Art 2, Sec 1). How else could you have someone in place to replace the President when they did not have the constitutional qualifications to hold the job.

        Remember, at the beginning the Vice President was the person placing second in the election.

          Good point but I would argue that the 23rd Amendment only talks about electing, not serving.
          Obama does have the qualifications to serve–(native born–?–35 years old, etc). He just can’t be elected again.

In a saner America of say even 10 years ago….ALL of the Democrat candidates would have been finished after the first debate….

OldGoat36 may be on to something. Biden’s mental grip is slipping. If elected President, I don’t doubt that sometime between 2020 and 2024 the Cabinet would have to act in accordance with Amendment 25 and remove him from office.

As I watched the debate, I was trying to decide which candidate I liked the least, but they all made it so hard to decide.

I watched a bit of the debate and I’m glad I did. Since the top tier Dems are Clorox bleached white, they appear to pander to the African American base by calling Trump a racist, a white supremacist and existential threat of some kind. Also, they are trying to buy the A-A base with a promise of reparations.

I’m pretty sick and tired of this race baiting. I’ve lived in the South all my life and grew up in the sixties during integration. The South is the least racist that it’s ever been. My son’s friends are mostly all black (athletes and hip hop wannabes, good kids) and every neighborhood I’ve lived in was racially and culturally diverse. I played college ball and went to law school with one of the finest black human beings that I have ever known.

What the Dems are doing today with race is disgusting and detrimental to our social fabric. I hate the Dems more than anything for lying about the state of racial harmony in order to profit politically.

    Morning Sunshine in reply to Redneck Law. | September 13, 2019 at 9:20 am

    I have heard it said for years that the north is much more racist and has been since WWI. The South was just more open and obvious about it.
    If this is true then the North-east corridor is seeing racism a lot, and that corridor drives the news cycle.

    BEdwards in reply to Redneck Law. | September 13, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    I have also lived my entire life in the South and couldn’t agree more.

    As an aside, I watched the film “A Raisin in the Sun” (starring Sidney Poitier) for the first time the other night and was struck by how accurately it pointed out that the North was just as racist as the South but was not perceived as such at the time. (1961) The matriarch of the family, Mrs. Younger, tells her son that she, along with many other blacks, left the South and moved North believing they would have more opportunities. The irony comes after the family purchases a home in an all white suburb of Chicago and are not even moved in yet before a representative from the neighborhood comes with an offer from the Youngers soon-to-be white neighbors offering to buy the house from them. They are tempted but decide to move in anyway.

the only thing that keeps me awake at night is liberalism and the destruction it does.

Maybe you have to sleep with Kamala to appreciate her finer qualities. If her history is any indicator.

“On the issue of trade policy, she compared Trump to the Wizard of Oz. The joke failed”

If she paid someone to write that joke for her, she should get a refund.

I don’t doubt that if nominated she’d have an automatic lock on at least 45% of the vote. The hard part is getting that last 5%, and to do that you’ve got to generate some enthusiasm.

Although for many, “Not Trump Again” may be all the enthusiasm needed to produce a big turnout.

She’s been a total waste of time and money, but I do love seeing DemocRats flush all their money down the toilet on losers like this. Keep it up, girls.

Put them all together and they’re not even close to being worth as much as the loose change in my pocket. I’m looking forward to the prospect of Mr. Trump mopping the floor with whoever survives this alternate-reality Dem clown-car shit show.

Watching these debates, I can’t help but wonder. If not for Trump would our debates sounded the same in 2016?

Thank God for Trump, and let’s hope there is someone to replace him in 2024.

Active shooter drills in school are traumatizing children? What effect did duck-and-cover and civil defense drills have on me?