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Biden Picks Kamala Harris

Biden Picks Kamala Harris

Predictable and underwhelming.

https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/democratic-debate-july-31-2019/index.html

Joe Biden has selected Kamala Harris as his runing mate.

Here was my assessment 10 days ago:

Kamala Harris — The conventional wisdom choice. Brings the most ‘gravitas’ of the various contenders, which shows you how little gravitas the group has. She was the Attorney General and now a U.S. Senator for the largest state, and ran in the primaries so she has some national campaign experience. The problem is, she is very unlikable and harsh. Her only big moment during the primaries was when she savaged Biden on stage over forced busing decades ago. She was unable to garner enthusiasm among black voters, or really any voters. She was a vicious prosecutor, not exactly a plus for a Democrat base that hates the police and law enforcement. And, her rocket to political power was due to her dating the most powerful politician in the state at the time, Willie Brown, who is not shy in talking about it. She’s the conventional choice, and I think most likely, but she’s underwhelming.

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She’ll be president by next July 4.

Neither of her parents were citizens when she was born. She was an anchor baby.

    Katy L. Stamper in reply to UserP. | August 11, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    Which means she doesn’t qualify to be president as a “natural born citizen.”

    The dems should have nominated an actual “natural born citizen” American black.

    But for some reason, they prefer foreigners.

    If I were a black American, I’d be FURIOUS. So, American blacks aren’t good enough for the dem party?! Apparently not!

    sidwhite in reply to UserP. | August 11, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    As I understand, only a citizen at birth, of citizen parents is considered “natural born”. This will be a fun ride! Kamala’s anchor baby status means she was naturalized by Statute.

      Milhouse in reply to sidwhite. | August 11, 2020 at 4:57 pm

      You understand wrong. She is not only a natural born citizen, but also one whose citizenship comes directly from the constitution, not from any statute. Her parents’ Jamaican and Indian citizenships at the time of her birth is completely irrelevant.

        DaveGinOly in reply to Milhouse. | August 11, 2020 at 5:35 pm

        Agreed. “Natural born” means born to citizenship, not naturalized by a civil (legal) process. Persons born in this country are citizens by right of their birth here, regardless of the status of the parents. This is why children born here of foreign nationals are called “anchor babies.” Those babies get their status from the location of their births, not from their parents.

        alaskabob in reply to Milhouse. | August 11, 2020 at 7:54 pm

        While true, it would be an interesting argument that having parents that were citizens… although originally not would add one more level of commitment to the country. Our generosity may have extended too far as in many things but citizenship is the least of the problems with Harris.

      zennyfan in reply to sidwhite. | August 11, 2020 at 5:04 pm

      Your argument didn’t work with Obama, and it won’t work with Harris because it’s not grounded in the law. Harris qualifies as a natural born citizen because SHE WAS BORN IN THE U.S. Her parents’ status has nothing to do with her citizenship status.

      Close The Fed in reply to sidwhite. | August 11, 2020 at 6:53 pm

      Fascinating to see all the replies suggesting Kamala is eligible.

      Amazing how quickly that fake American black changed our standards, and also fascinating how quickly everyone bows to SCOTUS.

      As someone wrote: SCOTUS isn’t final because it’s right; it’s right because it’s final.

      All the bowing and scraping to SCOTUS is unseemly and unfit for an allegedly “free” people.

      Show some self-respect, people!

        Milhouse in reply to Close The Fed. | August 12, 2020 at 1:33 am

        Amazing how quickly that fake American black changed our standards,

        He did not change our standards at all; on the contrary, before his candidacy almost nobody had ever heard of the wacky fringe theory that a candidate’s parents must have been US citizens at his birth.

        After his candidacy was announced this theory spread among a small subgroup of paranoid partisans, the exact equivalent of those who make up all sorts of insane accusations against Trump. None of them had ever heard of it before.

        By the standards I was taught in school, and I’m 100% sure you were taught too, 0bama was eligible, at least if he was born in the USA, and perhaps even if he wasn’t.

    Milhouse in reply to UserP. | August 11, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    BS. She was not an anchor baby; both parents were US residents and had no need for a citizen baby to “anchor” them.

    But had she been, how would that be relevant?

      sidwhite in reply to Milhouse. | August 11, 2020 at 5:22 pm

      (Sorry for downvote. It is too close to the reply)
      My understanding is that her parents were not citizens at the time of her berth, thus subject to the jurisdiction of each’s home country. I believe she actually is an anchor baby.

        Milhouse in reply to sidwhite. | August 12, 2020 at 1:37 am

        An anchor baby is a baby that non-resident aliens deliberately have in the USA, in order to make themselves the parents of a citizen and thus make it less likely that they will be deported, and/or so that when the baby comes of age it will be able to sponsor their immigration.

        Since both of Harris’s parents were US residents, they had no need of a baby for immigration purposes. Therefore she was not an anchor baby.

      sfharding in reply to Milhouse. | August 11, 2020 at 5:38 pm

      A child of two non-citizen parents who gains citizenship only by virtue of having been born in the country IS the definition of an anchor baby.

        Milhouse in reply to sfharding. | August 12, 2020 at 1:33 am

        No, it is not. That is not at all what the term means.

        tom_swift in reply to sfharding. | August 12, 2020 at 7:49 am

        No, that’s not correct.

        There is a situation in which a person born in the US is not automatically a citizen. According to the DHS,

        Children born in the United States to accredited foreign diplomatic officers do not acquire citizenship under the 14th Amendment since they are not “born . . . subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.” DHS regulations, however, have long allowed these children to choose to be considered lawful permanent residents (LPRs) from the time of birth.

          Milhouse in reply to tom_swift. | August 12, 2020 at 10:51 am

          And there’s a case before the courts about someone who was born in the USA to an ex-diplomat, and the question is exactly when he became “ex-“; before or after her birth.

          She claims he became subject to US jurisdiction as soon as his country fired him, which she says was before she was born, so she was born a citizen. The USA’s position is that regardless of his employment situation with his government, he did not become subject to US jurisdiction until it was officially notified that his diplomatic status was withdrawn. Until then he could not have been arrested or sued, and therefore his daughter was not born a citizen, never became one, and is not now entitled to come back. So far the courts agree, but she’s appealing.

She will turn people off, but probably less than Rice. She’s totally inauthentic.

She does like to put young black males in jail though.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Whitewall. | August 11, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    That should sew up the law-and-order voters.

    Voyager in reply to Whitewall. | August 11, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    She loves to put innocent young black men in jail. She doesn’t seem to care to much about guilty ones going free though.

    If your kid isn’t in the school she wants them in, she’ll come down on you like gods own wrath. Light a cop’s car of fire, and she’ll pay your bail.

IF Crazy old Joe is elected, agree he won’t make it 6 months.
Harris doesn’t win Joe California, it’s a forgone conclusion they are voting Leftist so not seeing what this helps.

    CountMontyC in reply to Skip. | August 11, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    They will try to keep Joe in office for 2 years and a day. That way his successor can run twice as the incumbent. Of course that scenario depends on Joe “Depends” Biden being elected and I don’t believe that will happen.

      Close The Fed in reply to CountMontyC. | August 11, 2020 at 6:54 pm

      Good catch!

      Milhouse in reply to CountMontyC. | August 12, 2020 at 1:40 am

      As Biden would say, Come on, man. If they think he can stay in for two years and a day they may as well plan on him staying for four years, or even eight. But he can’t serve as president; it’s not that he shouldn’t but that he literally can’t. He’s clearly not physically up to the job of presidenting, not even for a month let alone two years.

Having already boxed himself into a corner by absurdly and offensively declaring that candidates’ skin pigmentation and genitalia would represent the primary “qualifications” to be assessed in choosing a running mate, dim-witted Biden had no real choice to make.

Harris’s hideous plastic surgery makeover was reason enough to reject her, as far as I’m concerned. Actually, I had been thinking over the past couple of days that Tami Duckworth would have been a savvy pick — she obviously adheres to the same odious and destructive Dhimmi-crat tenets and policies as Biden, but, at least he’s have been getting a military veteran and a woman “of color” in the bargain (albeit, probably the wrong color, in these times in which “Black Lives Matter” ideology rules over all).

I am relieved, now — this ticket is headed for the dumpster — I will guarantee it. Harris oozes nothing but greasy, Machiavellian machinations and mercenary self-interest, and, well, we known that Biden is an obnoxious, self-entitled, career apparatchik in severe mental decline — the perfect puppet to be exploited and controlled by the worst radical elements in the Dhimmi-crat Party.

Get ready for another four years of sanity, courtesy of POTUS.

    MissingVegas in reply to guyjones. | August 11, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    Speaking of her botched new look, has she had any recent pictures since then? Has she been in public? I was wondering how long the botox would take to wear off.

Well, I was wrong, but I can live with it.

And I think Trump will kick both their arses, so there’s that.

    In an honest or even semi-honest election – almost certainly so.

    But this election won’t be honest – not by a long shot. We have already seen the disastrous results of the voting by mail meltdown in NY. Now just imagine that same fiasco in states Trump won but now have Communist governors, like Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.

      Close The Fed in reply to Recovering Lutheran. | August 11, 2020 at 6:55 pm

      Yeah, they’re going to try to steal the election, with an assist from the Post Office, whether intentional or not by the latter.

      BierceAmbrose in reply to Recovering Lutheran. | August 11, 2020 at 9:11 pm

      The goal is to win fair n square by more than the margin of fraud, when they’re gonna cheat their brains out.

      The goal is not to win a fair vote, because it won’t be.

      Vote to keep Kamala Extract out, as if she’s already running the election.

Some have speculated that Harris’ background as a prosecutor would cause problems with with the Antifa/BLM brownshirts. Watch those protests (if they happen) to get embargoed by the Joseph Goebbels media.

From now on only the most hagiographic coverage for Biden/Harris, in the great tradition of the Soviet Union!

I wonder if Joe will get her first name correctly? Also, I have read that her own father said the family was descended from a prominent Jamaican slave owner. How do they finesse that?

    barbara in reply to jb4. | August 11, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    Heh. 😀

    Milhouse in reply to jb4. | August 11, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Why should they finesse anything? Most black Americans are descended from one of their ancestors’ owners.

      Nanoushka in reply to Milhouse. | August 11, 2020 at 9:40 pm

      In Kamala’s case, she isn’t descended from a slave, just the plantation-owning, slave-owning family. There were plenty of black slave owners.

        Milhouse in reply to Nanoushka. | August 12, 2020 at 1:42 am

        Bullshit. Nobody claims she’s descended from a black slave owner.

        By the way I’ve never heard that there were any black plantation owners in Jamaica. Where did you hear such a thing? But in any event nobody claims she is descended from such a person, mythical or not.

          Kamala Harris’ own father, an economics professor at Stanford University, allegedly wrote that ………. (in part)

          An excerpt of the essay, which was titled, “Reflections of a Jamaican Father,” stated:

          My roots go back, within my lifetime, to my paternal grandmother Miss Chrishy (née Christiana Brown, descendant of Hamilton Brown who is on record as plantation and slave owner and founder of Brown’s Town) ………….

          (Another source listed individually, by name, the over 80 slaves this ancestor claimed by her father owned.)

          Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | August 12, 2020 at 10:53 am

          And? Are you somehow under the weird impression that Hamilton Brown was black?!

          Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | August 12, 2020 at 10:54 am

          Seriously. Where could you possibly have got the idea that Hamilton Brown was black?

    zennyfan in reply to jb4. | August 11, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    She has a D after her name, so it won’t be a problem.

Funny that, after all their promises made about paying attention to the heartland and its voters, after writing the region off, in the last election, the Dhimmi-crat elites once again choose to run with coastal candidates, reflecting their myopic view of America and their total contempt for rural voters. Another reason why Duckworth would have been a smarter pick.

Biden steps down… Harris is not “natural born”…. next in line is ….ah… Pelosi.

Paul In Sweden | August 11, 2020 at 4:54 pm

There is a nice chapter in the Peter Schweizer book Profiles in Corruption on Kamala Harris. I do not see how Law & Order will be any part of the Biden and Some Black Woman(Harris) 2020 campaign. What I was surprised with about Harris are her political connections and how she is so closely tied to Obama. In any debate between Harris it is doubtful that Pence would have the vigor or gumption to lay out the actual failings of Harris.

Looks like the DNC is looking for a Kamala Harris POTUS. If I were a betting man, odds would be on late 2020 to Q3-Q4 of 2022 for Harris to be sworn in as POTUS.

The Democrats will probably still be printing and submitting ballots in late December throughout the court challenges that we all know are going to happen. This election is going to Dwarf the Gore Florida attempt to defraud the election.

They always go half black non natural born citizen

Hmm

So… mechelle said “no”…

Let the hair-sniffing memes begin.

Hmmph. Not worth the wait.

The Friendly Grizzly | August 11, 2020 at 5:07 pm

The VP debates, should there be any, will prove interesting.

Good pick, Joe. You now have a really good chance to pick up all of CA’s EC votes.

Perfect match though. The guy who passed legislation locking up blacks and the woman who put the blacks away, sometimes with fabricated evidence apparently.

This was about inevitable. The Dems won so well with “Vote for us or you’re racist” for eight years, then they tried “Vote for us or you’re sexist” and that didn’t work nearly so well, so now they’re trying “Vote for us or you’re racist and sexist”

Biden: Oh, porter!
Porter: Yes, sir?
Biden: The lady has baggage. Please see to it.
Porter: You ain’t kidding.

“predictable and underwhelming” for sure. Plus she has all of the charm and likeability of a snake. A plus for Republicans I think.

Read yesterday that Willie Brown urged her to politely decline the VP and hold out for AG. Wonder if that prompted Biden to act fast?

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/williesworld/article/Willie-Brown-Kamala-Harris-should-say-no-to-vice-15468145.php

    DaveGinOly in reply to MrE. | August 11, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    It may have been strategically smarter for Joe to pick Harris for AG, and another black woman for veep. This would have had added value for his campaing. Now where is he going to get another black female for AG?
    Letitia James? The disastrous Kim Fox?
    Joe might have to pick a man because pickings are slim.

    tom_swift in reply to MrE. | August 12, 2020 at 7:54 am

    Biden probably thought he was picking Rice. I mean, c’mon, man, they’re both more-or-less black, and they’re both sniffable.

    Assuming Biden had anything at all to do with it. (Probably not.)

I wonder how many genuine African-Americans, whose ancestors were African and who came to America as slaves, and for whom the 14th Amendment was written, and who paid enormously for their grant of citizenship, really consider a Jamacian/Indian anchor baby as an authentic representative of themselves?

    Close The Fed in reply to sfharding. | August 11, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    This baffles me, too.

    I mean the previous Oval Office occupant, wasn’t a genuine American black either.

    I’m astonished that blacks don’t distinguish in this.

    And Kamala Harris’s mom is from a high caste in India.

    And Breitbart has had articles on how the caste system is being imported into American workplaces.

    What a train wreck for America.

    I feel badly for blacks, that the dems so take them for granted, that they won’t even nominate an actual one for office. A very sad day for America. She won’t heal one racial divide if elected. Not one. As previous posters wrote, she’s got no principles except self-advancement. Just a crazy bad choice for America.

      sfharding in reply to Close The Fed. | August 11, 2020 at 7:36 pm

      I actually think more and more blacks are becoming savvy to the Democrats con-game, and who is running today’s “plantation”. I hope so. And I totally agree with you that if they do not it is so sad for America and a train wreck. Especially for our fine fellow Americans who deserve so much better.

        guyjones in reply to sfharding. | August 11, 2020 at 7:49 pm

        When black Americans’ reflexive, lemming-like fealty to the Dhimmi-crat Party consistently dips below a 75% support level in Presidential elections, then, I’ll agree that a substantial number of them would be finally waking up to the Dhimmi-crat con game.

        We’re a long way off from that occurring.

          Close The Fed in reply to guyjones. | August 11, 2020 at 8:36 pm

          Guy, I don’t think we’ll know if we’re far from that or not until Nov. 4th, or whenever the dems allow votes to be counted.

          We don’t really know where Am. blacks are right now. Polls are cooked; how much is the question. It’s really all speculation now.

          tom_swift in reply to guyjones. | August 12, 2020 at 7:58 am

          Unfortunately, even after the election, all that information will still be derived from polls.

          It’s possible to extract some information from a secret ballot, but not very much unless the voting population in a particular area is damn near 100% black, or white, or Jewish, or whatever.

BierceAmbrose | August 11, 2020 at 9:15 pm

“Phony” is brilliant.

The Hill
@thehill

Barack Obama on Kamala Harris as VP: “Joe Biden nailed this decision” https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1293317034143551491

    jb4 in reply to Neo. | August 12, 2020 at 10:16 am

    I must have missed something. Was Biden out somewhere announcing this and conducting Q&A for an hour on his decision, a bare minimum qualification to be fit to be President – something Trump does every day?

Looks like Joe is going to put Kamala back on the Bus, again. The Malarkey Tour…here it comes!

Harris’ selection is the single, clearest sign that the Democrats have already conceded the election to Trump: They want to preserve their better candidates to run in 2024.

slow joe bows out at the convention and here comes the mooch–two black women, who each hate america, who each have little to zero regard for our rights, who each despise/hate White americans in particular, the both of them products of AA/quota ” educations ” and supremely unqualified for any prospective public office–the both of them blatant grifters

what could go wrong?

    Milhouse in reply to texansamurai. | August 12, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    He can’t bow out at the convention or Sanders will demand the nomination. He has to be officially nominated and the convention dissolved, and then, if he likes or has to, he can bow out. Though for now the DNC would rather he stay in and try to win it for them; if October comes along and he’s bombing they can have him step down — or arrange an accident for him — and announce their spiffing new candidate, with no time for public vetting and (they hope) an instant honeymoon period. Especially if his/her nomination is announced at Biden’s funeral.

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