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Kamala Harris Says Her Campaign Woes Boil Down to Fact She’s a Woman of Color

Kamala Harris Says Her Campaign Woes Boil Down to Fact She’s a Woman of Color

When all else fails for Democrats, there are always the race and/or sexism cards to trot out.

Senator Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign has seen highs and lows since she officially entered the race back in January. Yet outside of the two-week time frame after the first Democratic debate where her campaign looked unstoppable, it’s been mostly lows.

So how does a Democratic candidate, who has run out of excuses for why she can’t recapture her brief flirtation with momentum, explain away her campaign woes?

Trot out the trusty, dusty race and sexism cards, that’s what.

Harris recently sat down for an interview with Axios about her campaign. She said a number of things that simply don’t add up:

Kamala Harris says running for president as a woman of color in the 2020 election is different than running as a black man or as a white woman and that the question of electability has emerged as “the elephant in the room about my campaign.”

Why it matters: In an interview with “Axios on HBO,” the California senator, stuck around 5th place in Democratic presidential primary polls, says there’s still time to regain momentum to crack the top three in the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 3. She was mostly guarded in her remarks, but spoke more spontaneously on questions about race and her law-and-order background.

“Of course” it’s different to run for president as a black woman, she said. “When there is not a reference point for who can do what, there is a lack of ability or a difficulty in imagining that someone who we have never seen can do a job that has been done, you know, forty-five times by someone who is not that person.”

“I have also started to perhaps be more candid” or speak with “a candor in terms of the politics of race in the way that I’m talking during my town halls and in my rallies.”

Watch Harris boil down her campaign problems to the fact that she’s a woman of color:

It really doesn’t get much more pathetic than this, folks.

At this stage in the game, Harris and the rest of the Democratic field are trying to win over Democratic primary voters, naturally, because that’s how the process works. First, you win a lot of primaries. Second, if you have the required number of delegates then you win the nomination.

So she’s basically accusing voters in her own party of not being ready to see a woman of color in the role of president. This in spite of the fact that a black man won the Democratic nomination in 2008 and ultimately the presidency. A woman won their nomination in 2016. Plus, Sen. Elizabeth Warren is now sitting alongside Joe Biden at the top of the pack.

Doesn’t it stand to reason that if Democratic voters are willing to elevate a woman to the top tier in the last two presidential primary cycles and a black man to the nomination back in 2008 that they would be more receptive to a woman of color this time around if she had a message that appealed to them?

Let’s take a look at a few facts that demolish Harris’ argument about “electability” as it relates to being a woman of color.

Two areas where her campaign has been hit the hardest is in Democratic support from … female voters and black voters. Back in August, an analysis of poll numbers over a period of several weeks showed a dramatic drop nationally in support from those two crucial Democratic voting blocs.

Secondly, her campaign has not performed well in South Carolina, which has a large percentage of Democratic African-American voters. Are they rejecting her on the basis of the fact she’s a WOC? I don’t think so.

Lastly, she’s polling in the single digits in her home state of California. This is particularly significant considering her electoral history there, as Ed Morrissey from Hot Air explains:

The “elephant in the room” for Harris is her incompetence at closing the deal. It’s absurd to be talking about racism as her biggest obstacle when Harris can’t even get into double digits in the same state that elected her to the Senate.


Now, Harris has won statewide elections in California three times — in 2010 and 2014 as attorney general, and then in 2016 to the US Senate. Harris barely won in her first election 46/45 in a six-way race, but got 56% on her re-election bid four years later and then 61.6% in her win to the US Senate — over a Hispanic Democrat, thanks to California’s all-in primary system. Are we to conclude that Californians only recently found out that Harris is a “woman of color”?

The bottom line is that Democratic voters aren’t rejecting Harris because she’s a woman. They’re not rejecting her because she’s a woman of color. They’re rejecting her because on any given day Harris switches her stances on issues of importance to Democratic voters. Her continued attacks on Joe Biden after the first debate didn’t help her, either.

Harris can play the woman of color card all she wants to, but it’s irrelevant to the actual issues that have plagued her campaign. The reality is that her message is not resonating with Democratic voters. It’s just that simple.

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —


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She’s the Scott Walker of the 2020 race – looked great on paper, folded like a cheap lawn chair as soon as the campaign started.

    PrincetonAl in reply to Tom Servo. | October 29, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    Agreed – except Walker was actually a decent governor battle tested in competitive races and by Democrats throughout his term that got some good conservative things done. He wasn’t prepared to fight for enough of the conservative agenda on the national stage, and it showed.

    Kamala was a lousy puffed up house of cards her whole career and is surprised when actually facing a competitive race that she can’t stand on her own.

    Otherwise, spot on. Presidential primaries reveal a lot more than candidates think.

      oldgoat36 in reply to PrincetonAl. | October 29, 2019 at 11:05 pm

      I agree it’s competitive but it seems they are all trying to race to the bottom rather than up hold American virtues and the Constitution.
      If you can’t do better than a few lousy percent in the polls with this bunch of leftist morons you are pretty pathetic.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Tom Servo. | October 29, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Kamala needs to update about three centuries and join the “modern world.”

    Kanye West: I’ve Escaped the Democrat Plantation, “This is a free man talking”

The Friendly Grizzly | October 29, 2019 at 5:16 pm

Something tells me that is not an excuse Condi Rice would use.

In the words of my Savior, Jesus F***ing Christ.

Yo Kamala!

It’s not because you are black. It’s not because you are a women.

It’s because you are stoopid. Get over it.

2smartforlibs | October 29, 2019 at 5:20 pm

liberal playbook: Always Claim victimhood no matter what.

Harris doesn’t realize that this strategy (calling her potential voters racist and sexist) has limited appeal and only works if you are talking about left-leaning Republican and independent voters. Obama proved in 2008 that he could get many of them to vote for him by talking down to and insulting them. By contrast the Democrat base see itself as the highest form of life in the history of the Universe, so dissing them will backfire.

Her problem is she has poor ideas, got ahead in leftist politics through sleeping her way in, and comes off even phonier than Warren, though that is quite the accomplishment.

Willie Brown must be one desperate sob.

When Biden drops out it will be because of his age.

“It really doesn’t get much more pathetic than this, folks.”

I bet it does.

    Pete in reply to walls. | October 30, 2019 at 11:26 am

    It’s going to be an endless supply of “Hold my half-caff latte and watch this” moments until next November…

The fact she is a vicious airhead likely has nothing to do with her plummet.

    Arminius in reply to puhiawa. | October 29, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    You don’t notice how air headed she is on a nude beach.

    I am asking for help here, guys. And I realise why I am not getting it. No one wants to sign u[ for this kind of punishment.

    Illustrating my point. Nothing looks better on a nude beach than a 15 year old girl.

    But who wants to put up with the bullshit.

Are they rejecting her on the basis of the fact she’s a WOC? I don’t think so.

If one subscribes to the theory that the “black vote” on which the D’rats are relying is as misogynist as it is racist, then it might indeed be telling her to take a hike.

Alternate Headline: “Kamala Harris Indicts Entire Democratic Party as Racist and Sexist”

Where is she wrong?

Or could it be, Kamala, that you’re a shitty, “no “there” there”, “emperor-has-no-clothes” type of candidate, and that all you ever had to offer is being a woman of color (if that’s even worth considering as a qualification for President…)?

Excuses are like rectums. We all have them and they stink. Maybe if she wasn’t a lying snake with some sense of what the people need in this country she wouldn’t wash out.

In a way she did lose because she is black and a woman. The problem is that is all she had to offer. She campaigned saying “vote for me because I am black and a woman”. People said “no”. So she did fail because she is black and a woman.

There are many people that, no matter what, it’s just not their fault. They have catalogs of excuses and blame. Never responsibility.

FortesFortunaJuvat | October 29, 2019 at 8:11 pm

Harris’ political self immolation is a direct result of her own arrogant ignorance and stupidity. Her problem is that she believes she is smarter than everyone else and that no one can see through the mountain of Bravo Sierra she has piled around her.

Nope .. Sorry Pam… Color has nothing to do with it! In Fact… Your just a Fk’ing Socialist Goose-Stepping Idiot who’s a member of a Party that’s lost touch with what the Real America wants..

So. Victim. Black and Woman. That’s the direction she wants to take the discussion? She wants to argue her success to this point is merit driven? Successful, fighting back and winning against prejudice, on her merits alone… until now
Not Willy Browns sugar Daddy?

Ms Harris better rethink where she directs the conversation. This is a stupid mistake…for a extra competent Attorney

#MeToo #HerToo #SheProgressed

This is not about diversity, her color, or her sex.

What is wrong with being a colorful Woman?
Oh, gee, now I feel bad.
White doesn’t count as a color.
But, if you mix enough white with red… don’t you get pink?

No – it’s because she is dumb, interviews and debates poorly, has an extremely irritating nasal voice, is condescending, and a racist! Notice: none of those things is a woman or black. Ya dope!

No LIGHT = no color.

poor harris–too entitled to admit that ” stupid ” doesn’t discriminate–there are plenty of men AND women of ALL colors who happen to be dirt stupid–she is one of them

Voice_of_Reason | October 30, 2019 at 8:07 am

a more accurate statement would be for kamala harris to admit that she advanced as far as she did because she is a woman of color. she benefitted from opportunities and exposure that her middling talent and mediocre record didn’t warrant.

Sorry Kamala, Tulsi is not buying the “victim” status.

Kamala impresses me with this victim claim, however, as I did not think my opinion of her could be lowered.

The race card is pretty much played out; not much cred left there any more. The sexism card is approaching its mass, what with the advance of the #MeToo constant plying of it. The ageism card never was accepted by all that many vendors, and never really did catch on. All this victim cred drying up all over the place is why they needed to invent the gender card.

What comes next? Which is the next card the whiny victimhood purveyors will invent?

And intersectionality is merely the idiot bank that keeps issuing multiple cards to its clients.

    MajorWood in reply to ss396. | October 30, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    How long until she uses the #metoo “I victim-hooded myself up the ladder” play. Kamala, its 0 and 2, 2out, bottom of the ninth, no men on, and you are 15 runs down. Bitter bitter bitter, whoosh!

Evidently when Willie decided to spare the rod – it spoiled the child.

Gee… I thought it had more to do with your complete lack of moral fiber or promises to continue all the failed policies of the Obama crime spree and to even take them a step further? Don’t know what I was thinking… My bad. Guess a mattress doesn’t work as well to get into the White House as it does to get into Commiefornia politics.

She got where she is because she has round heels. If we were still a Christian nation she would be rightfully shunned.

We get the politicians we deserve.

She forgot to mention, that while she’s a woman of color, she’s also a rather worthless narcissistic harridan, who achieved public office by sexually servicing a corrupt politician and has very publicly risen to her level of incompetence. (Ironic that the principle she failed under is called the ‘Peter Principle.’)

Other than that, she’s great. On to Code Pink, Harris: it’s where you belong, with the rest of the gaggle of pathetic but treasonous borderline/malignant narcissistic losers.

She is running in the Democrat party primary. which means only democrats can vote at this point. So what she has admitted is, the democrat party is sexist and racist.

As DA in SF, she refused to seek the death penalty for murderers. As AG, she cared only about corporate polluters. She was useless, but she was Willie Brown’s squeeze, so they kept her around.

As predicted, Ms. Harris must campaign on the basis of her skin color, since she cannot publicize the content of her character.