November 8, 2019

Everything wrong?


I don't know if that's doing everything wrong, but Harris just seems decidedly ordinary. She seemed like anybody — any of millions and millions of Americans — who watch video and make comments of the most banal sort like "I can't even." She seems tired and bored. Low energy. She doesn't even seem to be coming up with her own one-liners. There's no spark or personality. No reason for running for the presidency. All I can see is the bland minimalism of not being Trump.

ADDED: The Harris campaign has chosen to feature the line "Watching Trump, I realize I should’ve taken more psychology classes." That's a direct confession of a terrible deficit: I don't understand why people behave the way they do. How can she be the one who speaks for America with foreign leaders? Will she be sitting down with Putin and Kim Jong-Un thinking she missed a course in school and therefore has no grasp of what might be going on in their head?

59 comments:

gilbar said...

What's with her face? Why does she look like she ate a persimmon?
People expect Male candidates to look attractive; shouldn't it be the same for women folk

Temujin said...

She should have stayed in Cali where she could have had nice cushy top level jobs for years. Governor- if she just waited out His Gaviness. Out in the rest of the world, her cliche-speak is tedious.

Jersey Fled said...

I was actually concerned that Harris might be a formidable challenger for Trump.

Boy was I wrong.

rehajm said...

I'm the rest of the Democratic field and I approve this message

Meade said...

"There's no spark or personality."

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2019/02/11/kamala-harris-marijuana-radio-int-orig-vstop-bdk.cnn

rhhardin said...

It's a joke relying on clever and mean. Not very clever (clever only in using an implication rather than direct statement) and uninterestingly mean (Trump is crazy).

Being a joke, it doesn't imply anything about foreign leader negotiations.

Limited blogger said...

Back off. Kamala is not running against Trump.

She has to defeat 19 other democrats first.

Fernandistein said...

Doesn't Adams have a book called "How You Can Do EVERYTHING Wrong and Still Win Big"?

I hope not.

Bay Area Guy said...

"I don't know how you can do EVERYTHING wrong in one campaign video, but Harris pulled it off."

That's what Willie said......

Wince said...

Harris breaks into laugher after the cut of her decrying the government torturing and maiming people.

Amexpat said...

The idea of playing Trump's promises and statements and reacting to them isn't bad. Her execution is god awful. The I should of studied Psychology bit is lame.

Imagine what Trump would do if he were running against himself. That's the energy, punch and humor a Dem candidate needs.

exhelodrvr1 said...

But she's a black woman.

Rory said...

"look like she ate a persimmon?"

I assume the commenter has never eaten a persimmon.

daskol said...

OK boomer

Howard said...

She's the pinata that never moves.

gilbar said...

Kamela spit out whatever was in her mouth, and said....
Literally* Donald Trump plays Alec Baldwin SO WELL! it's Just Amazing to Watch
and them she gives her version of a Hilary cackle ('cause that was Funny?)


Literally* she LITERALLY said, "Literally Donald Trump Plays Alec Baldwin So Well"

gilbar said...

Blogger Rory said... I assume the commenter has never eaten a persimmon.

No, No I haven't; should i have said a green persimmon?

gilbar said...

green persimmons

stevew said...

She sure is a poor candidate. Biden and Warren and Buttigieg and, even, Steyer are superior because they actually have reasons they are running for POTUS other than the obligatory Democrat reason of Not Trump. I'm now of the belief that Kamala really has no reason she wants and should be the nominee.

WK said...

A team of highly paid campaign consultants worked to create this? That’s the best they could come up with? Or is the material good but she just does not present it well.....

Michael K said...

She's running for VP now.

Tommy Duncan said...

Kamala checks some of the boxes:
*Female
*Minority
*Socialist

But she misses on a few key boxes:
*Interesting
*Intelligent
*Insightful
*Witty

Her video is painful to watch.

Bay Area Guy said...

Memo to Kammy:

1. You're at 4% in the Primary, not the General election.

2. You're running against Dem politicians in the Primary, not the General.

3. You're seeking Democrat votes in the Primary, not the General.

4. You have to distinguish yourself from other Dem candidates in the Primary, not the General.

5. if you stay mired at 4% in the Primary, you may need to shake up your campaign with a bold initiative. I suggest trying to sleep with Pete Buttigieg.

chickelit said...

Howard said...She's the pinata that never moves.

She's stuffed with piss and vinegar instead of candy. She's not even eye candy. I'm enjoying every step of her failure. Who is funding her failure?

Bob Boyd said...

Last gasps tend to lack energy.

AllenS said...

You cannot go wrong running for the Democrat nomination. Hell, even Socialist Bernie Sanders was able to buy a 3rd house after failing to receive the nomination.

narayanan said...

Fernandistein said... Doesn't Adams have a book called "How You Can Do EVERYTHING Wrong and Still Win Big"?
I hope not.
___________________
Ask - What is Kamala's skill set?

&&&&&&&&&

correct title for book : How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life by Scott Adams

Depends on the skill set you build (the success among almost everything) as you do "WRONG THINGs"

whitney said...

The reason they want her to look so ordinary is because they cannot comprehend that there is a different skill set for dealing with high-level negotiations. They really are True Believers in egalitarianism.

Sally327 said...

I suppose it might have worked better if she'd said something like "I realize now I should have taken a class on crazy." Then it would clearly be a joke, I guess, and not some amateur effort to play doctor. Interesting, I guess, that she seems to think a couple of psychology classes would be all one needs to diagnose mental illness.

Given reports on how she handled the crime lab problems when she was the D.A. in San Francisco maybe she should have taken an Evidence class when she was in law school.

narayanan said...

Bay Area Guy said...

Memo to Kammy:

5. if you stay mired at 4% in the Primary, you may need to shake up your campaign with a bold initiative. I suggest trying to sleep with Pete Buttigieg.
___________
There is movie in there - Last Temptation of Mayor Pete (How Can we also make him Jesus figure)

Beasts of England said...

’I suggest trying to sleep with Pete Buttigieg.’

You may already have an exciting new career as a campaign consultant!!

Kevin said...

"I can't even."

...finish a sentence.

Wince said...

A good politician is supposed to make us laugh, not make us watch her laugh.

And she does it seemingly to avoid actually having something to say, either serious or funny.

We're just supposed to "get it" and laugh along.

Kevin said...

This is the party.

It's all on display.

They're not holding anything or anyone back.

Think about that.

Leland said...

Not a counter policy in sight

Pretty much true of her and the entire Democratic messaging this cycle.

I saw her quip responding to Trumps talk about jobs and plants. Well, I guess he is wrong about jobs and plants leaving California (and NY thanks to wonderful AOC), but it isn't Trump's policy that is causing business to leave California. Considering the latest unemployment numbers; Trump is more right than the previous Democrat administration. Well maybe not, Obama did say his economic incompetency was the new normal.

robother said...

Seems more like an audition tape for a MSNBC gig.

gilbar said...

Adams talks alot about how people are two different movies;
I don't think he understands the problem
It's two different theaters, one with live actors, the other showing reruns of the West Wing

I don't think Democrats can differentiate between fictional TV shows, and reality

Howard said...

chickelit: Kamala must know you people like golden showers. NTTAWWT

jaydub said...

gilbar said..."What's with her face? Why does she look like she ate a persimmon?"

I thought it looked more like she had just eaten some Brown nuts.

NCMoss said...

In the blooper version, there's a voice in the background shouting, "turn that thing down!" before she starts.

MadisonMan said...

The video looks like it was filmed in one of two conference rooms at an airport Hampton Inn somewhere. So much beige -- both the color and the tone and the energy.
Who on Earth Green-Lit this thing, thinking it was a good idea? Wow, is this a bad campaign.

rcocean said...

Harris still in the the running for a VP slot with Bernie or Biden. Both guys need a POC, a woman, and someone young. Harris is showing she can be an "attack dog" - the usual VP role. Cory Booker will probably be the Warren VP. I can't see TWO women on the same ticket. Or maybe to calm the fears of the Billionaires, Warren would pick Bloomberg.

rcocean said...

BTW, is that her real hair? She always looks like she has a wig on.

Howard said...

Democrats and deplorables agree on Kamala's suitability for presidency. We can all just get along!

Left Bank of the Charles said...

"All I can see is the bland minimalism of not being Trump."

You say that like it's a bad thing. And what happened to "I'm for boring?"

SGT Ted said...

Harris has always been an empty suit. She's a product of CA machine politics who's been carried by the CA media because she's a progressive black female. She's an affirmative action candidate.

Ken B said...

I love how she reacts to fake news — alligator moats.

Ken B said...

It would have been funnier if she had just watched clips of Trump in silence and at the end said “OK Boomer”.

Howard said...

rc: yeah, no. the best she can get would be AG, which she won't give up her senate seat for

Bay Area Guy said...

@Beasts,

"You may already have an exciting new career as a campaign consultant!!"

Geez, didn't you know that's my day job? It's just that I haven't conned any politician into paying me yet.

AllenS said...

Kamaltoe said: "Tell Lordstown that."

LINK TEXT

So, what's the problem, girl?

Yancey Ward said...

Bay Area Guy narrows in exactly what Harris' main tactical problem is- she seems to think she is running in the general election already. Attacking Trump relentlessly like this doesn't do a damned thing to help her win the nomination. Just to illustrate this point, answer this question- what was the high point of her entire campaign? The answer was the quite negative attack on Joe Biden during the debate in June. However, she didn't seem to learn anything from that small bit of success, and has now sank back into oblivion.

Bob said...

At this point in her failing campaign, Kamala, like Beto before her, is just throwing Hail Mary's and hoping something connects before she has to throw in the towel.

Char Char Binks said...

Boomers React

Eric said...

She is the far end of the "to know her is to vote for someone else" distribution.

chickelit said...

Howard said...rc: yeah, no. the best she can get would be AG, which she won't give up her senate seat for

I think she'd make a fine mayor of Oakland. That could be a stepping stone to CA Governor. From there, she could be another Reagan. Her oyster is the world's. I'm cheered to see her flop using the Senate as springboard.

chickelit said...

I mean, she's a failure as a POTUS candidate. Biden won't touch her. Warren is too smart to pick her. Maybe she can run alongside "Mr. Personality" -- Erich Holder. They could run as Mr. and Mrs Vindictive.

Lazarus said...

California is solid Democrat, and she's actually not that popular among African-Americans, so it's hard to her as a VP candidate. People made the same mistake about Kamala that they make about governors they don't know that much about: they look good on paper … before anybody sees or hears them. There was also the idea that the first Black (or at least non-White) woman president was something voters would find hard to resist. But that first African-American ship sailed with Obama. Hillary Clinton couldn't make the first woman president thing work for her. Why would it work for Kamala? She had her "Obama moment" getting into the Senate. People know her now, and they don't like what they see that much.

Tina Trent said...

I don't understand the earbuds. We can hear Trump: she can hear Trump. Are we inside inside her head? Then who is she talking to?