Sometimes being late with the day’s post pays off: borderline vegetable and former Vice President Joe Biden has picked US Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate.
I’m not surprised with Biden’s choice: he promised he would pick a female for the VP slot, and with the intensity of Floydism and BLM these days, he was pretty much guaranteed to pick a “woman of color,” to use the Left’s trendy parlance.
But Harris is a poor choice for VP. Political philosophy aside—her political views make her dangerous—she might not be the magic bullet to retain black voters that the Democrats hope she is. For one, Harris is half-Indian and half-Jamaican—and the Jamaican side includes fairly recent ancestors who owned slaves. The exotic mulatto schtick worked for Barack Obama among white liberals, and will likely do so again, but Harris will struggle with the black community in a way Obama never did for two reasons: she was a harsh prosecutor in California, and she comes across as a phony to black people—as inauthentically “black.” Obama was half-white and largely raised overseas and in Hawaii, but he could “pass” as a brother.
She’s also bizarre looking since her recent plastic surgery. I’m in agreement with Milo on this one: before she butchered herself, she was an attractive woman, at least on the outside. Yes, yes, that shouldn’t matter, but imagine that alien face squinting out from the Resolute desk. Shudder!
What is frightening, though, is the prospect that this woman could have access to the reins of the power. She threatened to take “executive action” to enact gun control while running (quite poorly, it should be remembered) in the Democratic primaries. Remember, too, that Harris rose the ranks of California politics by being Willie Brown’s concubine. That suggests a willingness to engage in the seamiest of behaviors just to grab hold of power, fortune, and fame—immoral, excessive ambition.
Everyone assumes that Biden is going to die in office. According a news bulletin I heard on the way home from work, Biden himself seems to think it’s a possibility, and a majority of Americans polled predict he won’t make it through his first term.
Even if he doesn’t keel over, his mental state is dubious, at best. His Vice President, along with his (surely) ultra-radical staff of progressives will steer the ship of state. Biden will be a mere puppet for that cabal.
That’s all the more reason to get out and vote for Trump. If you thought Obama’s presidency was bad, a Harris presidency would be the long dark midnight of the soul.