Kaufman: Make the election about Harris, not Biden

Biden is “qualified” to be president inasmuch as Mrs. Clinton was; Harris is barely qualified to teach kindergarten virtually.

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Let’s start with a truism: Joe Biden is not Hillary Clinton. Does that mean, as partisans shout, “the polls are wrong,” like 2016? We don’t know. But the former vice president, who somehow co-opted an avuncular image since about 2007, isn’t as personally unlikable as the last Democrat nominee.

Biden is very liberalinconsistentdishonest, gaffe prone and malleable, but most personal attacks have not stuck. Even folks who dislike his politics usually claim Biden is a decent dude. 

Kamala Harris is not only radical and deceitful, but also extremely unlikable. As I wrote the day she was chosen, Team Biden made perhaps their gravest error when making her the VP nominee.

Elections tend to be about likability; look back at the last 11 — yes, 11 — presidential contests and you’ll find the more likable candidate prevailed. Biden will soon make his 78th trip around the sun, and the worst-kept secret is Harris will be in the Oval Office sooner rather than later if he wins.

But here’s the thing: people dislike Kamala Harris. She had the environment perfectly set for her in the Democrat primaries, yet failed miserably. She was exposed as a vacuous, inauthentic panderer with authoritarian tendencies. She could not explain her preposterous policies, and the smug Californian thus completely misread America

Before she quit, two months before the Iowa caucus, Harris cackled at Biden’s suggestion that a president is constrained by the Constitution. Sadly this makes sense, since tyrants believe constitutions hinder government’s ability to do whatever is necessary at the given moment. 

Harris was the first candidate to support the economy-destroying Green New Deal. So imperious, she would abolish the filibuster to enact it. Raised by Marxists and single until age 50 when she found a millionaire lawyer, Harris also is a pro-abortion extremist

More recently, when asked about a coronavirus vaccine, Harris beclowned herself and sounded like a conspiratorial fool. Then she openly lauded a sexual assaulter. Yet she won’t visit police officers ambushed in her home state?

This woke identitarian also promoted the “Minnesota Freedom Fund,” a group that raises money from rich leftists to bail out sordid criminals and hooligans arrested during the Minneapolis riots.

With another Supreme Court hearing on the horizon, recall her cruel and demagogic performance during the 2018 Brett Kavanaugh circus.

The New York Post claimed Harris’ nihilistic tactics “would not have been permitted in a courtroom.” Even the left-leaning San Francisco Chronicle confessed: “Kamala Harris’ viral grilling of Kavanaugh ends with a thud.” 

But, as Carrie Severino, a former clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas noted, “she had gotten what she was looking for — a viral moment for social media — even though she later would be mocked for pursuing such viral moments indiscriminately. When it came time for the committee to vote, Harris staged a walkout and went to a press conference. Not only had she presumed Kavanaugh guilty, she had concluded it from the outset and would not budge. For her, even a full committee hearing and an extra FBI investigation were not enough to dismiss unsubstantiated sexual-assault allegations against a public figure.”

Denying due process and almost ruining a man’s life was profitable for the senator. A year later, the repugnant Jacobin actually called for his impeachment.

As attorney general for the worst-run state in America — from where the smartest people continue to flee — Harris was not “progressive;” she used “the power of the prosecutor as an instrument of injustice.”

Despite what the media contrives, Harris is the most left-wing senator in America. And unlike gaslighting socialists Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or Bernie Sanders, Harris doesn’t really believe in much; duplicitous and opportunistic, even liberal writers confess she only craves power.

Kyle Smith summarized aptly last month:

“Biden’s selection of Harris indicates that the party is prepared to overstep any mandate it receives yet again, as it did in 2009–2010, the period of unasked-for Democratic hyperactivity. Making someone as extreme as Kamala Harris a president-in-waiting is a bone-chilling prospect. No conservative or moderate should fail to recognize the danger.”

Biden is “qualified” to be president inasmuch as Mrs. Clinton was; Harris is barely qualified to teach kindergarten virtually. She makes Clinton look genuine, and yet Queen Kamala could be the 47th president. 

Starting with Tuesday’s debate and continuing Oct. 7, Team Trump should specifically make the election about her.

A.J. Kaufman

A.J. Kaufman is an Alpha News columnist. His work has appeared in the Baltimore Sun, Florida Sun-Sentinel, Indianapolis Star, Israel National News, Orange County Register, St. Cloud Times, Star-Tribune, and across AIM Media Midwest and the Internet. Kaufman previously worked as a school teacher and military historian.