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    VP Debate Verdict: Kamala Harris showed there’s still no there, there

    VP Debate Verdict: Kamala Harris showed there’s still no there, there

    Harris tried to laugh and giggle her way through the debate. She had some canned one-liners, but showed that her knowledge still is a mile wide, and an inch deep.
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    On September 12, 2019, after an abysmal debate performance by Kamala Harris, I wrote, Kamala Harris’ campaign should have ended tonight at #DemDebate: She proved beyond a reasonable doubt that there’s no there, there.

    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.

    Harris’ campaign to win the presidential nomination was over, and ended with a massive flop before voting started. Harris was rewarded for her failure with a nomination to be Vice President. But there’s still no there, there, her intellect still is a mile wide and an inch deep, and she proved it again tonight.

    Harris gave a giggly response to the important issue of a vaccine:

    Pence absolutely crushed the follow up, and Harris never responded:

    Pence also pointed out Harris’ own radical record. She had no response.

    Harris spent much of the debate smirking and laughing:

    Harris also refused to answer the question about court packing:

    Harris repeated numerous lies about the “both sides” Charlottesville and calling coronavirus a “hoax, but was ineffective in making arguments.

    A laugh and a giggle is not an argument. There’s still no there, there.


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    BTW, Harris’ little Lincoln story was not accurate. He did not hold off naming a Supreme Court Chief Justice in 1864 to replace the deceased Taney because “he wanted the people to vote first.” There is ZERO evidence he ever said anything like that. The fact was that the Senate was not in session and would not return until December, so there was no point in naming somebody (Chase) until after the November election. Which is what Lincoln did.

      Joe-dallas in reply to Diplomad. | October 8, 2020 at 11:04 am

      “The fact was that the Senate was not in session and would not return until December, so there was no point in naming somebody (Chase) until after the November election. ”

      Good point

      As someone else said – “Black Liars Matter”

      artichoke in reply to Diplomad. | October 10, 2020 at 9:04 pm

      and Lincoln knew he would be reelected. He had just won the Civil War, and the South would not be permitted to vote.

    LukeHandCool | October 8, 2020 at 10:45 am

    Well, I guess I’m in the minority thinking Kamala’s performance was amazing.

    Coming off as more unlikable than Hillary is no mean feat!

    Another Voice | October 8, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    And yet 4 years later we see the Democrats can do better. She really excels in all areas which Hillary was rated on in 2016 except for the one drawing on her ethnic race; That has to be handed off to the American Indian who wanted to be President.

      artichoke in reply to Another Voice. | October 10, 2020 at 9:02 pm

      Harris performed far worse than Hillary. Hillary was a very clever, tough opponent. Trump crushed a star-studded Republican field to get the nomination, but still he could barely beat Hillary. Hillary was clever and sharp.

      Compare Hillary’s cool performance when grilled for hours over her response in Benghazi, with Harris’ totally out of bounds behavior in attack Brett Kavanaugh with no evidence — she even set perjury traps for him which he deftly avoided. Harris is a real piece of work.

    henrybowman | October 8, 2020 at 4:57 pm

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

    Which is pretty funny to those of us fond of the conceit that Wizard was a crypto commentary on the “free silver” economic campaign… what with the yellow bricks, the green spectacles, the silver slippers (changed to ruby only in the movie), etc.

    The_Mew_Cat | October 10, 2020 at 10:48 am

    I listened to, but did not watch, the VP debate, so I did not see any facial expressions. I thought Harris did very well because Pence had no real answers to counter her charge that the Trump Admin totally failed in its coronavirus response. Since that is the only issue in this election for the ultimate deciders in battleground states – suburban swing voters and elderly shut-ins, none of the discussion about court packing, etc… matters in the slightest.

      artichoke in reply to The_Mew_Cat. | October 10, 2020 at 8:58 pm

      The facial expressions were totally unprofessional. It’s not a race thing. I’ve seen plenty of black people who can have heated arguments without getting angry face.

      What would be a suitable answer for the Coronavirus response — proof that a different strategy would have saved more lives? We can’t rerun the experiment and certainly don’t want to. So that’s a criticism that can be made of any executive in charge of such a response. Most people understand that.

      State governments killed off many people in nursing homes, not Trump. Trump didn’t send infected people into nursing homes. Instead he built many beds in NY which had the worst crisis, which Gov. Cuomo didn’t use, instead preferring to send infected people nursing homes.

      And any effort to say that the demonstrations / riots in NYC would spread the virus were called “racism” by the NY state health director!

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