A Joe Biden-Kamala Harris presidential ticket is a far-leftist's dream come true. Any notion that Joe Biden is or was a moderate Democrat is now down the tubes even more so than his abrupt far-left shift on stage during the debates.
Why Kamala, though? Didn't she ferociously attack Biden during the debates on his history of racist remarks, his relationship with the late Senator and former KKK member Robert Byrd, and his opposition to busing during his time as a freshman Senator in the 1970s? That's what we thought too.
Most, if not all, knew that Joe would pick a female African-American to be his running mate, but his choice of a top-cop for VP has taken many on the left by surprise. During a time of BLM and defunding police, it will seemingly alienate many who were originally going to vote for Biden.
Many on the left have seen Kamala's failed attempt to be a "progressive prosecutor" during her time as San Francisco's top prosecutor in the early 2000s. As Democrat leaders and the city's police department came together and demanded the execution of a 21-year-old who killed an undercover cop, her pledge to never impose the death penalty stood its ground.
As attorney general she let progressives down by not intervening in what some believe were wrongful convictions and some on the left went even further in saying that she did not allow for fair trials. They feel that she willfully chose punishment over rehabilitation and filled the jails.
Other things that have thrown people off about Joe's pick were things that Kamala said during interviews, debates and in tweets. Several women came forward about unwanted sexual encounters with Joe during his time as a Senator. In 2018, Harris tweeted "To all survivors of sexual assault: We hear you. We see you. We will give you dignity. Don't let this process bully you into silence." In 2019, Harris said that she believes the women who came forward with sexual assault claims against Biden. Earlier this year, Tara Reade came forward with allegations that Biden sexually assaulted her while she worked in his Senate office in 1993 and approached Harris's campaign with the claim at the time of her presidential candidacy, but was ignored and never received a response back. Harris was quick to believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, though.
At the Democratic presidential debates last year, Harris went after Biden on his stance on Delaware school desegregation during his tenure as a Senator in the 1970s. She reminded viewers that Biden had a record of speaking out against sending blacks to predominantly white-schools and whites to predominantly black-schools.
Biden's ties to outspoken racists has been front and center on the national stage. A friend of former Democratic Senator and KKK member Robert Byrd, Biden praised him as a mentor. He gave a eulogy, along with President Barack Obama, at the late senator's funeral. Democrat challengers were not going to let the opportunity to speak out about his reverence for Senator Byrd go to waste.
Joe's racist remarks over the years have also been in the spotlight. In 2006, he appeared in a clip speaking to a man who seemed to be of Indian descent saying “You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking.”
In 2007, he informed everyone that Obama was "the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean.”
In 2012, he told a Virginia audience that then-presidential candidate Mitt Romney's plan to lift financial regulations if elected president would "put y'all back in chains."
In June 2019, Biden flaunted his ability to work with two segregationist southern senators to "get work done." This didn't go over well with then-presidential candidates Cory Booker, Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, who slammed Joe on the debate stage over that comment. Also in June 2019, he was slammed for saying "We've got to recognize that the kid wearing a hoodie may very well be the next poet laureate and not a gangbanger," while discussing the need for criminal justice reform. Two months later in Iowa, Biden told reporters that “poor kids are just as bright and talented as white kids.” To diminished applause he continued by also adding wealthy, Asian and black kids to the mix.
In May of this year, in an interview with "The Breakfast Club," Biden, in defending his record with the African-American community, told host Charlamagne tha God that "if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.” And last week, Joe asked a reporter interviewing him from the convention of National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists if he was a "junkie" in response to a question about him taking regular cognitive tests. His full response to the reporter's question was "No, I haven't taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test? Come on, man. That's like saying [sic] you, before you got on this program, you take a test whether you're taking cocaine or not. What do you think? Huh? Are you a junkie?" In a similar question asked at an event only a few months prior, Biden exclaimed that he regularly takes cognitive tests.
With all of this in mind, the duo on the Democratic ticket seems less than dynamic. Actually, on the surface they seem more like polar opposites. One who seemingly makes racist remarks on regular basis and maintains a questionable past on race relations while the other picks and chooses what race she'll be one day to appeal to a base and embraced the 1994 Crime Reform Bill much to chagrin of progressive Democrats, seems to be an incompatible match. Beneath the surface, though, they are both out to destroy the Republic by completely undoing the successes that have been built over the past couple of centuries as a nation and imposing socialism.
Yes, they want to redistribute wealth through higher taxes, increasing the death tax and implementing reparations. Yes, they want to take away your Second Amendment right by means of executive orders so you can no longer defend yourself and your family against tyrants and criminals. Yes, they want to take away your right to choose a private health insurer and implement universal medicare. Yes, they want to allow for abortions up to and even after birth for any reason. Yes, they want to take away your right to choose what school is best for your child to attend. Yes, they want to take jobs away from those who work in the energy industry because they don't see our cheap and efficient energy as "clean." Yes, they want to pack the courts with liberal justices, especially by increasing the number of benches in the Supreme Court. They want to achieve all of this, and more, through executive orders and bills disguised as "innocent" and "helpful" with names like the Green New Deal that would cost trillions upon trillions of dollars in money we do not have. They've given us a sneak-peek of their crafty ways when the first-round of the Coronavirus relief stimulus was released and the bill showed that they snuck in clauses gaving millions in tax-payer money to leftist causes and institutions such as the Kennedy Center.
Although this ticket seems incompatible to most, don't be fooled, it's a dangerous one.
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