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Kamala: 18-24 year olds are ‘stupid’ – Also Kamala: Let’s have ‘conversation’ about lowering voting age to 16

Kamala: 18-24 year olds are ‘stupid’ – Also Kamala: Let’s have ‘conversation’ about lowering voting age to 16

2019: “Asked later about lowering the voting age to 16, Harris said: ‘I’m really interested in having that conversation.'”

A clip has been circulating today of Kamala Harris in 2015 saying that 18-24 year olds are stupid:

(full video here)

Here’s the background on the speech:

During a keynote address at a symposium hosted by the Ford Foundation, the then–California attorney general — now Democratic candidate for president — laid out her vision for a crime recidivism reduction initiative in Los Angeles.

The program, modeled on a similar initiative that Harris launched in San Francisco, would provide social services to young people 18 to 24 who were convicted of nonviolent felonies.

Why that population?

People that age are “stupid,” Harris told the audience.

“What’s the other thing we know about this population? And it’s a specific phase of life. And remember, age is more than a chronological fact. What else do we know about this population, 18 through 24? They are stupid,” Harris said, to wide laughs from the audience.

“That is why we put them in dormitories, and they have a resident assistant. They make really bad decisions. So we focused on that age population. […] When I was at Howard University, and we were in college, we were 18 to 24, and you know what we were called? College kids,” Harris said with a loaded pause.

“It was a joke,” a spokesperson for the Harris campaign said of the candidate’s remarks.

It’s pretty funny, and no doubt that will be her defense. It was JUST A JOKE!

But there’s a background that makes it even funnier.

In 2019, over 125 House Democrats voted to lower the voting age to 16.

While the measure failed, it was and is a Democrat talking point. There is an initiative on the ballot this fall in San Francisco to allow 16 year olds to vote in city elections.

At a Democrat primary Townhall, Harris said:

“I think there is no question if we are looking at what is going on in our country, we’re putting more responsibilities on people at young age the larger number of people we can involve in the electoral process, I think the more robust it would be. I think one of the down sides but thank you do CNN for doing the town hall with students is if they don’t write checks, they don’t get heard.”

When the issue came up another time, Harris said:

Asked later about lowering the voting age to 16, Harris said: “I’m really interested in having that conversation.” Some Democratic bigwigs now think it’s time to have a conversation about Kamala Harris’s interest in “having that conversation.”

“At some point this could end up being a problem,” David Axelrod, a former Obama adviser, said last night on CNN. “She is an incredibly compelling personality; a very bright and accomplished person. But she’s very cautious — and that caution was pretty apparent in a lot of her answers.”

So “maybe” Harris was joking about 18-24 year olds, and “maybe” being willing to have a conversation about lowering the voting age to 16 was just a joke. I’m sure that if a Republican had made such comments, they would be given the benefit of the doubt.

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Comments

2smartforlibs | August 12, 2020 at 2:10 pm

No need to take the kids when that can equally be said about any liberal.

legacyrepublican | August 12, 2020 at 2:49 pm

She means stupid like the one carrying an AK-47 at a protest in Austin. He’s not with us anymore.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | August 12, 2020 at 2:55 pm

Step 1 – take over public schools teacher positions and turn them into Public Leftist Seminaries
Step 2 turn students into little Marxists
Step 3 get them voting .

“having that conversation”

Get ready to hear that one ad nauseam for the election season.

Translation, “Get lost”

    A Punk Named Yunk in reply to fscarn. | August 13, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    fscarn (What does that mean anyway? 🙂
    She’s like to have that conversation, eh? In that case, I hereby predict her position on the voting age: Since 18-24 year-olds are so stupid, let’s RAISE the minimum voting age to 24.

She’s right about them being stupid. I don’t see the problem.

The conservatives embracing political correctness is a bad move. They’ll lose half their base.

    Dusty Pitts in reply to rhhardin. | August 12, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    It isn’t a problem, except for her and her ticket.

    It isn’t “politically correct” to point out to the people she’s insulting, that she’s insulting them — nobody’s claiming the insult isn’t true, we’re merely noting that they’re being insulted by a candidate who wants their votes.

    I think it’s a twist on the sorts of things one might find in “The Art of War.”

She’s a nothing. An angry, slutty, nothing.

There’ve been a lot of conversations I’ve looked forward to having, in which I expected to eviscerate the argument in favor of whatever hare-brained scheme was supposed to be promoted.

I don’t get invited into those conversations anymore.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | August 12, 2020 at 3:52 pm

Oh my! It’s Twitter Extinction Time.

Benny

@bennyjohnson

Kamala Harris, Twitter — Harris’ Former Press Secretary Is Twitter’s Top Censor

Kamala Harris’s Former Press Secretary Is Twitter’s Top Censor
The optics are remarkably terrible for Twitter.

nationalreview.com

https://twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/1293607037671284736

Comanche Voter | August 12, 2020 at 4:02 pm

As Willie Brown no doubt could tell us, Kamala is “flexible’ in her positions. She gives the client or the audience what they want. There will be other flip flops in her background, not that the MSM will bother to point them out.

There are so many things that make her look like an idiot. But what I want to know is what will actually matter to Democrat voters? The bottom line is how can she be beaten, not how stupid is she.

    Harris was added to the ticket to bolster two things:
    1. The female vote
    2. The black vote

    It will be difficult to do much about the first. The second is where she is weakest. She needs to be attacked relentlessly to show that she has no care, concern, history nor relationship with real black Americans. She would not do anything for them other than to pay them lip service during the campaign. Neither would Biden. But Trump cares, shows concern, and can and will do great things for everyone in this nation.

    It’s an attempt to bolster turnout of their captive voters. In the past, if you turn out enough of those demographics in swing areas, you could overwhelm the “right-wing” vote.

    If Trump cuts into those demographics like he did for some in 2016, it might not matter this time. Of course, if we all get out and vote in those swing (or even deep blue) areas, we might also overwhelm those demographics.

    (“We” is constitutionalists of all stripes.)

The word Conversation is Democrat/Socialist newspeak for “Do what the **** I say”.

Another Voice | August 12, 2020 at 4:48 pm

Let the debates begin!
Pence who has been a key part of Trumps Federal Admin. Policy and reforms, does not speak in “word salad” but with his actions and facts. On that Pence will hold his own with Harris. The previous 3 1/2 yrs. assisting to develop and administrate policy with the President at the helm, has helped achieve not just “Getting America Strong”, but working to move it forward. Harris who has sharp barbs and a weak and changeable has positioned herself to be the far left Socialist hero. Her opponent might be Pence on the ticket but it will be Trump at the poles. Harris will find Pence an opponent who has the capacity of putting her the position not to answer on Pence’s position, but to answer on the premise that she is interviewing for the job of President. Voters will see the duplicity and selection of Harris in the more-than-likely to be President within the first year of Biden’s election. Come Nov., it will be same independent and uncounted voters who will show up again for the sheer gall of the Democrats. Just as the Judicial appointments to the Supreme Court carried a very high turnout of independents and “new” Republicans in 2016 to vote for Trump, for the same reason will show up to prevent the vote going to the “Harris/Biden” ticket and the Socialist programs and policy for America.

“It was a joke,” a spokesperson for the Harris campaign said of the candidate’s remarks.

OK, so if it was a joke then why did she propose this program to provide social services to young people 18 to 24 who were convicted of nonviolent felonies? If that population are not stupid and prone to making poor decisions, then what was her real reason for the program?

I tend to agree with the statement. Because of progressive indoctrination in the primary and secondary schools. Raise the age of majority to 25 – that’ll make parents happy……….

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | August 12, 2020 at 5:52 pm

FLASHBACK: Kamala Harris Blasts Biden For ‘Coddling’ Segregationists….

https://www.weaselzippers.us/453911-flashback-kamala-harris-blasts-biden-for-coddling-segregationists/

The Ho gonna go which ever way the wind blow.

Antifundamentalist | August 13, 2020 at 12:09 pm

We need one age for adulthood. 16,18, 21, 25…whatever…all the rights and privileges of adulthood need to be bestowed at that time without discrimination – buy a house, rent a car or an Air BnB for the weekend, join the military, have custody of an infant or child, buy a beer…. Anyone wanting to bestow the vote on today’s 16 year olds is not someone that needs to be in office.

    A Punk Named Yunk in reply to Antifundamentalist. | August 13, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    Antifundamentalist,

    In New York most rental agencies will not rent a car to anyone under 25. There are different stages of adulthood, IMHO. An 18-year-old is more trainable as a soldier than at age 24. In some circles (Amish and Chasidic Jewish) 18 is high time to get married. But in this world, 16 is just NOT old enough to anything that requires careful thought.

    henrybowman in reply to Antifundamentalist. | August 14, 2020 at 2:35 am

    What’s stupid is to do it by age. We should handle it the same way we handle legal emancipation — person by person.

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