August 11, 2020

After all that! It's Kamala Harris.

"Joseph R. Biden Jr. selected Senator Kamala Harris of California as his vice-presidential running mate on Tuesday, embracing a former rival who sharply criticized him in the Democratic primaries but emerged after ending her own campaign as a vocal supporter of Mr. Biden and a prominent advocate of racial-justice legislation after the death of George Floyd in late May" — the NYT reports.

It's so much the obvious choice that all I can wonder about is: Why did he almost not pick her?

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Unknown said...

Interesting that they felt the need for misdirection before announcing.

Original Mike said...

Oh, no. She is dumb as a box of rocks. Her performance during the Senate confirmation hearings was embarrassing.

AlbertAnonymous said...

Blew it!

Too soon?

steve uhr said...

A safe smart choice. I hear she even knows that WW2 came after WW1.

Tomcc said...

Certainly no surprise, though I was almost persuaded it would be Susan Rice. I do wonder how Democratic voters view the obvious dismissal of the BLM demand for someone not tainted by/with law enforcement credentials. Will she now become an advocate?

madAsHell said...

Now I know why my father refused to give me the title Junior.

Mr Wibble said...

Maya Rudolph is cuter than Harris.

DanTheMan said...

Well, there goes Trump's chances of winning California....

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

HILLARY/HARRIS 2020

...we're half-way there

PM said...

Wah-wah.

Browndog said...

-Mean
-Nasty
-Stupid
-Always high
-Not black

She's perfect!

wild chicken said...

Well I don't really mind that she was a tough prosecutor or that he opposed busing.

I denounce myself.

Nonapod said...

...and that little girl was Kamala

Tomcc said...

Completing my prior sentence: an advocate for police/criminal law reform?

Sebastian said...

"Why would Kamala Harris want to be part of Biden’s administration when she believes he helped pass segregationist legislation?"

1. Being a prog, she did not "believe" it.
2. Being a Dem, she's fine with segregation, old and new.
3. Biden's ticket is the only place where she the least empty-headed person.

Nonapod said...

Well, there goes Trump's chances of winning California....

lol

Inga said...

Yay, great choice! Smart and strong and a fighter. I thought for days it would be Susan Rice, today Harris kept popping up in my mind. What good news. Nothing can be said about her that hasn’t already been said and detracts from her bonafides.

#BlueTsunami

I feel worst for Drago, he’s been saying for three years that Michelle Obama would be running for President or VP. Ha.

Koot Katmandu said...

Perhaps it was a last minute thing to try and give the ticket some law and order credit since the public seems to be turning on the peaceful protest show.

Chuck said...

Well, I can vote against Harris in 2024. And at that point, she will have meant as much to American history as Walter Mondale or Mike Pence.

Skeptical Voter said...

Willie Brown is the smartest politician in the last two generations of California politicos. Ms. Harris has knelt at his feet for advice and advancement in the past. Willie advised Kamala not to take this gig. I think he figured that the Biden/Rice, Biden/Bass, Biden/Tank Abrams duo would go down in flames. And 2024 would be Kamala's turn.

I like Willie Brown. He is a charming rogue---but he's still a rogue. And he's one smart pol.
And I'd be even happier if the Biden/Harris duo sink like a stone in November. That will prove Willie right once again. He's not often wrong.

Chris Lopes said...

And I'm sure that Trump being the classy guy that he is, will never EVER bring up the fact that Harris started her career in public service under (ahem) Willy Brown. Nope, never will Trump try to impun her reputation with such talk. Not at every single press conference and rally.

Mark said...

Prosecutor - Negative

Black - Positive

NOT African American (she's Jamaican-Indian) - Negative

California - Neutral, hence negative, since Cali was going for Joe anyway

Will excite the elites and disgust the hardline progressive BLM, Defund Police types.

wild chicken said...

So what do you call it, when righties who are tough on crime criticize a tough prosecutor, or who oppose busing but call Biden a "segregationist."

Turnabout or something. Tired of that rhetorical game.

Gahrie said...

<"Why would Kamala Harris want to be part of Biden’s administration when she believes he helped pass segregationist legislation?"

Because she'll be president within six months and has no chance of ever being elected on her own?

Qwinn said...

Poor Willie Brown. No one listened to him. Not even Kamala herself.

I was starting to think it would be Michelle. Glad it isn't.

"Well, there goes Trump's chances of winning California...."

Thread winner for the moment. Seriously, is their internal polling so bad that they felt they needed to shore up the California vote?

Iman said...

Never vote for anyone who knows what Willie Brown tastes like.

—- Kurt Schlichter

Ken B said...

“ Mean
-Nasty
-Stupid
-Always high
-Not black

She's perfect!”

Browndog might be being ironic, but taken straight up it’s good analysis. Democrats want a voter who “looks like America “. Blue America at least.

On the plus side, we get to see Tulsi in Trump ads!

Gahrie said...

Biden and the Dems don't care that the pick will piss off the BLM types. What are they gonna do...vote Republican?

Readering said...

I heard strong arguments among friends for Whitmer, Warren, Abrams, Bass and even Rice (which I did not understand). Look forward to Harris's veep debate. I wonder if Newsome will make Bass a senator.

pious agnostic said...

Interesting pick, someone who has put more black men in jail than all the other contenders combined. Expect an amazing amount of LAW AND ORDER talk and the end of BLM (for another 4 years).

madAsHell said...

"Why would Kamala Harris want to be part of Biden’s administration when she believes he helped pass segregationist legislation?"

The appeal of separate, but equal.

rehajm said...

It's almost as if the left doesn't believe anything they believe in.

Drago said...

Dang it!

rcocean said...

Oh that Willie Brown. What a trickster. Guess this shows Joe Biden can make the tough decisions - if you give 4 months, and then two additional weeks.

Drago said...

Robert Barnes@Barnes_Law · Jul 31

I want @KamalaHarris picked as VP b/c I want a spotlight onto a company called @Lennar, a real estate scam that stole nearly $1 Billion from California pensioners in CalPers funds, how Harris helped cover it up, and how her allies continue the cover-up. But, Rice may be nominee.

https://twitter.com/Barnes_Law/status/1289303947153256448

gerry said...

She isn't very black. Oh well.

Drago said...

steve uhr: "A safe smart choice. I hear she even knows that WW2 came after WW1."

Does she know about all 57 states?

rcocean said...

Yes, if you don't actually care what Willie Brown did with all his power, he's a charming "rogue". If you care about corruption, graft, and runaway spending, along with liberal everything, he wasn't so "charming".

Lnelson said...

He almost did not pick her because he had to see how well the botox set up.

dreams said...

"I like Willie Brown. He is a charming rogue---but he's still a rogue. And he's one smart pol.
And I'd be even happier if the Biden/Harris duo sink like a stone in November. That will prove Willie right once again. He's not often wrong."

Oh, he's going to be right again.

PubliusFlavius said...

hehehe

i heard Roy of Hollywood say this would be the Dim ticket last year(november i think 19) when waiting for some Alan Watts.

He was right...fucking scripted politics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4vHnM8WPvU

Does not matter DJT will
Crush his enemies,
See them driven before him,
WE will ALL hear the lamentation of The Groper's Wenchlings.

My Money say's big LOL's on the 4th of November.

rehajm said...

Yah, she just killed BLM...

Ken B said...

Coulda woulda shoulda. Carmen Best was available.

tim maguire said...

It’s hard to see what Harris brings to the ticket, but the same can be said for every potential VP. Once Biden declared that he would choose based on sex and then let the media pretend he also said race, his hands were tied. A very weak bench under the best of circumstances had become the back bench.

Kai Akker said...

Harris said Biden passed segregationist legislation? But it was in the primaries. None of what they say is real. She doesn't even have to be embarrassed, and neither does he. None of it meant a thing. That's taken for granted.

D.D. Driver said...

This works for me. I love Maya Rudolph.

Readering said...

Tim who?

Lnelson said...

He almost did not pick her because he had to see how well the botox set up.

doctrev said...

Don't forget that Kamala Harris basically flaked off to Canada as a child, so has no idea how divisive the public busing issue was to Americans. She has all the negatives of a race-obsessed black supremacist, yet won't even unite the black vote as well as Obama did. Do liberals actually think the Nation of Islam, among many others, will stand for a former prosecutor married to a pale Jew?

Ha, ha, ha.

rcocean said...

A strong sorta black woman, who sorta came from the USA via Canada. About 1/4 white, 1/4 black, and 1/2 Hindu. No kids, but a Jewish Husband. Like Obama she may be called "black" but culturally and genetically she has zero in common with most American blacks. I wonder if this will cause black voters to come out in droves or simply illicit a big yawn. trump was saying on the Fox Sports Interview that VP's don't matter. People vote for the president and that Biden will have to stand on his own two feet. I think that's right.

Personally, I'm glad it was her and not Warren or the horrible woman in Michigan, or Rice who's never run anything or ran for office.

Earnest Prole said...

Makes zero political sense (the white Left can't stand Harris because of her prosecutor past and because she was in bed with California police unions, Blacks don't perceive her as an African American because she's not, and she doesn't help electorally because she represents a state where Biden has a 30-point lead) unless you've painted yourself into a corner by promising a woman-of-color VP, in which case it makes perfect political sense.

Milwaukie guy said...

Kamela Harris is the daughter of immigrants. She is Jamaican/Indian and spent her teen years in Canada with her mother. I suppose she is the designated stand-in for the "African-American" experience, sort of like Obama who was raised by his white grandparents in Hawaii. Unlike Obama, she sucked dick to get to the top of San Fran and California politics.

I like Kamala. As Joe said about Barack back in 2007, “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”

We could have the first genuine gold-digging cocksucker in the White House. Now that is a real storybook, man.

Jon Ericson said...

Drago said...
Dang it!


lol

rcocean said...

Harris' ridiculous nonsense about being Bused as a child in Berkeley, was not only an attempt to attack Biden, but an attempt to connect with black voters. It didn't seem to work then, and she never got any traction with them. I was surprised she didn't go better with both black and white voters, but I think she's basically unlikable and comes off as harsh. She got selected by the Party leaders for US Senate, and since its a One-party state, she cruised to victory.

Now she's being selected as VP, and if Biden is elected, she will be the next POTUS, because old, senile Joe isn't going to make it to 2024. I hope everyone who votes Biden, knows they're REALLY voting for Biden and then Harris to server 4 years as POTUS.

Original Mike said...

She claimed to have smoked marijuana in college while listening to Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur. The only problem? Harris graduated Howard University in 1986, and she got her law degree in 1989. Snoop and Tupac didn’t hit the music scene until the 1990s.

Biden and Harris should get along fabulously.

Gk1 said...

This is surprising to me as I took all of her botox work to mean she would be out of commission while her face heals. I guess when you are campaigning from Zoom the whole time you can use whatever software filter you feel like.

Char Char Binks, Esq. said...

The woke don’t like her, but she’ll bring in the semi-woke vote. Joe has a lock on the semi-comatose.

GingerBeer said...

Please tell me the Secret Service has assigned her the call-sign "5-o."

Inga said...

“NOT African American (she's Jamaican-Indian) - Negative”

So her father is a native Jamaican, or is he a descendent of African slaves who worked the plantations there, like 90% of Jamaicans?

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

" I picked Kamala who?? -- J. Biden

Iman said...

Blogger Readering said...
I heard strong arguments among friends for Whitmer, Warren, Abrams, Bass and even Rice (which I did not understand). Look forward to Harris's veep debate. I wonder if Newsome will make Bass a senator.


Has your pack gathered rending garments to compliment the Left's teeth gnashing and cries of anguish scheduled for November 4th?

Char Char Binks, Esq. said...

Her neighbors’ parents couldn’t play with her? So sad!

I'm Not Sure said...

"It's almost as if the left doesn't believe anything they believe in."

They don't believe in what they say they believe in. What they do believe in but don't say is this- a boot stamping on a human face - forever.

Drago said...

Its going to be nice having Kamala's attacks on Joe Biden as a racist looped together with all the irrefutably racist things Joe Biden has said over the years.

That in addition to Kamala's clear inability to generate black voter enthusiasm combined with Trump's surprising and resilient growing black and other non-white support, well.

I think we all know where this is headed.

Given everything, in the end it appears Michelle wanted no part of this Biden Dementia train wreck. 2024 might very well be her year.

Drago said...

Its going to be nice having Kamala's attacks on Joe Biden as a racist looped together with all the irrefutably racist things Joe Biden has said over the years.

That in addition to Kamala's clear inability to generate black voter enthusiasm combined with Trump's surprising and resilient growing black and other non-white support, well.

I think we all know where this is headed.

Given everything, in the end it appears Michelle wanted no part of this Biden Dementia train wreck. 2024 might very well be her year.

tcrosse said...

I have a feeling there's more to come....

Mike Sylwester said...

Finally, someone will do something to get the KKK out of the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Milwaukie guy said...

California's in Joe's bag already.

At least that half-white MF Obama had the sense to marry black. When Kamela was done sucking off Willie Brown, she married white.

I don't know about black folks much outside of Chicago, but for many proud black ladies, going for the white meat is kind of traitorous.

Joe, from the former slave state of Delaware and the buddy of "Old South" Democrat segregationists, just picked the whitest negro he could. I think Joe just added another 5 points to Trump's 2020 unprecedented, since 1934, share of the "black vote."



Andrew said...

The "Joe-Blow" ticket.

(I wish I could take credit for that, but it was online.)

Mike Sylwester said...

Finally, someone will pass legislation to stop lynching in the USA.

Drago said...

steve uhr: "A safe smart choice. I hear she even knows that WW2 came after WW1."

BTW, this is unlikely given she can't even remember her own past:

Kamala "claimed to have smoked marijuana in college while listening to Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur. The only problem? Harris graduated Howard University in 1986, and she got her law degree in 1989. Snoop and Tupac didn’t hit the music scene until the 1990s."

Uh oh.

Looks like another John Kerry "seared in my memory" moment in which, magically, Richard Nixon became President in December of 1968!

Kerry's only hope with lies like that were the small coterie of hoax LLR's like Chuck that always defend democrats at every turn.....and it still wasn't enough to put him over the top.

Static Ping said...

Ann: Why did he almost not pick her?

That's pretty simple: she has a ton of baggage. She slept her way to the top, she was prosecuting marijuana crimes with vigor while she was using the stuff herself, being part of the criminal justice system is an issue these days generally, she has African lineage but she's not really part of the "standard" African-American experience in any meaningful way, she represents a state that Biden should win anyway, apparently she wants to bring back busing which is unpopular in general, and she was a complete failure in the primaries being forced out before any votes were registered despite being considered top tier. The only thing that recommends her is she is pretty and she managed to nail one of the best zingers of the debates, except the latter was at the expense of Biden.

I suppose compared to the rest of the choices she may be the best of the bunch. I suppose when given a selection of the mean girl of the Senate, the mean girl of governors, the fake governor, the fake Indian, the I love Fidel girl, and I lost my legs therefore you must listen woman, the one who smells nice does have its charms.

YoungHegelian said...

In addition to the reasons that Mark at 3:42 above lists out, I'd like to add another reason that Harris strikes me as a not very useful pick for Biden -- she pisses off the left wing of the Democrats because she was a prosecutor, and law enforcement is in a bad odor in the modern Democratic Party.

Biden needs the hard Left to, if not "get on board", then at least pipe down. Every riot is a donation-in-kind to the Re-Elect Trump 2020 campaign. I really don't think that the old geezer Democratic "moderates" like Biden & his crew realize how little of their old Democratic Party survives in the trenches. The hard left is stronger now in the Democratic Party than it was even in Eugene McCarthy/George McGovern's day, and Harris is not their girl.

Drago said...

Chris Lopes: "And I'm sure that Trump being the classy guy that he is, will never EVER bring up the fact that Harris started her career in public service under (ahem) Willy Brown. Nope, never will Trump try to impun her reputation with such talk. Not at every single press conference and rally."

It would be appropriate and fair turnabout given how the far left and dems, like LLR-lefty Chuck, accused Melania of being a prostitute....and they did it gleefully.

Drago said...

Is now a good time to remind everyone how Twitter hired Kamala's former Press Secretary, Nick Pacilio, to be the person who determines if Trump's tweets should be censored?

Drago said...

LLR-lefty Chuck: "Well, I can vote against Harris in 2024."

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

wink wink.......

Michael K said...

teve uhr said...
A safe smart choice. I hear she even knows that WW2 came after WW1.


Hilarious. Kamala is Hillary with a suntan. Both are nasty turnoff bitches.

Joe, like Hillary, will end up president of California.

Rice would bring nothing but is smart. Whitmore is a Nazi and the wrong color.

Bass is a commie. Not like a commie but the real thing. That Atlanta Mayor might have added something but not enough. I'm seeing 40 states.

Birkel said...

Althouse believes Democratics believe anything beyond "I deserve to be in power!"?

Quaint!

Rick said...

Qwinn said...
Seriously, is their internal polling so bad that they felt they needed to shore up the California vote?


No, Biden Dems are betting that as much as left wing blacks faux-criticize her over policy in fact they value race more. Further, Obama showed us they're probably right. When Obama first ran a half-black Harvard grad wasn't black enough. A year later he won the black vote over Hillary by roughly the same percentage he won the black vote over McCain and Romney.

Michael K said...

Unlike Obama, she sucked dick to get to the top of San Fran and California politics.

Ahem. Are you sure about that ?

NCMoss said...

Well that took a long time; I hope Harris picks her successor VP in a more timely manner.

Wince said...

Here's how Biden's promise painted him into a corner.

He needed a VP to be out front to speak for the ticket much of the time.

Although probably the best positioned of the several black female politicians considered, Harris speaking style is just grating.

And the more she talks, the worse it gets.

Narayanan said...

does this show Biden has control over his team or team is not his to control

Drago said...

"@JussieSmollett is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know. I’m praying for his quick recovery.

This was an attempted modern day lynching. No one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or color of their skin. We must confront this hate."
--Kamala Harris, Jan 29, 2019

A view heartily endorsed by LLR's everywhere.

Unknown said...

"Thread winner for the moment. Seriously, is their internal polling so bad that they felt they needed to shore up the California vote?"

It's a bizarre choice. What constituency will she appeal to? She got almost no votes in the Dem primary. CA will already vote for slow Joe. Is he now running on a 'law and order' ticket?
I have no idea what the political calculation is. She has lots of historical baggage that was exposed during the primary. For me she brings nothing to the table.

Meade said...

"Why did he almost not pick her?"

A: His wife — Doctor Jill Biden. But Joe stood up to her. That's how tough a guy Joe Biden is. He'll fight ya! No malarky.

John henry said...

Has she relinquished her Jamaican citizenship?

Specifically, Chapter 2 (entitled Citizenship) of the Jamaica Constitution, Section 3C states:

Every person born outside Jamaica shall become a citizen of Jamaica -

on the sixth day of August 1962, in the case of a person born before that date; or
on the date of his/her birth, in the case of a person born on or after the sixth day of August 1962,

if, at that date, his/her father or mother is a citizen of Jamaica by birth, descent, or registration by virtue of marriage to a citizen of Jamaica.


Read more: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/08/is_kamala_harris_eligible_to_be_joe_bidens_vp.html#ixzz6UqcEOhPC


John Henry

Balfegor said...

Why did he almost not pick her? Eh, probably the same reason Democrats almost didn't pick Biden.

"Is this really the best we can do? Anyone else? Anyone? No? Okay then."

She's not great, but she's better than the alternatives.

NCMoss said...

Bunker and Buster 2020!

Drago said...

Quote from Professor Donald Harris, father of Kamala Harris (Sept 2018), published on the Jamaica Global Website in January of 2019:

“My roots go back, within my lifetime, to my paternal grandmother Miss Chrishy (née Christiana Brown, descendant of Hamilton Brown who is on record as plantation and slave owner and founder of Brown’s Town) and to my maternal grandmother Miss Iris (née Iris Finegan, farmer and educator, from Aenon Town and Inverness, ancestry unknown to me). The Harris name comes from my paternal grandfather Joseph Alexander Harris, land-owner and agricultural ‘produce’ exporter (mostly pimento or all-spice), who died in 1939 one year after I was born and is buried in the church yard of the magnificent Anglican Church which Hamilton Brown built in Brown’s Town (and where, as a child, I learned the catechism, was baptized and confirmed, and served as an acolyte).”

The Kamala Harris family......slaveowners.

According to Kamala Harris' own father.

Big Mike said...

Why did he almost not pick her?

A bunch of reasons, starting with the way she used bullshit about being bused as a way to stab Biden in the gut during the debate. Nor is she apologetic about it. Moreover she is not going to bring in a state the isn’t already well into Biden’s column.

DanTheMan aside, by the time Trump and his team are through with her, California may very well be a toss up state.

Lucid-Ideas said...

What happened to the "And that little girl was me"?

Well, when power is on the menu, once a hooker always a hooker.

Drago said...

Unknown: "I have no idea what the political calculation is. She has lots of historical baggage that was exposed during the primary. For me she brings nothing to the table."

Probably the least "worst choice" available from the black woman pool available for Biden after Michelle refused to run with him.

Sometimes you just have to go to political war with the jamaican-indian family of slave-owners woman available to you and not the african-american woman you wanted.

Drago said...

Who does Kamala Harris owe reparations to?

I vote for Crack Emcee!

Balfegor said...

Re: the marijuana/rap thing people are mentioning above, I think the most likely fact pattern is that Harris has never been a regular user of marijuana. She had to make up a fake story about listening to rappers in college while smoking joints because that wasn't actually something she did. Probably not much hypocrisy in her prosecuting marijuana crimes as a result.

I think the better argument against her record is that it's not either or re the police. "Law and Order" doesn't mean you have to ignore or excuse misconduct by prosecutors or policemen. The weakness in Harris's record isn't that she prosecuted crime aggressively -- that's the strongest part of her record! The weakness is that as AG, she excused and defended instances where California prosecutors and policemen cut corners and engaged in misconduct. That's not an argument I trust Trump to make. But it's the argument I think he should make.

Narayanan said...

Drago said...
Robert Barnes@Barnes_Law · Jul 31

I want @KamalaHarris picked as VP b/c I want a spotlight onto a company called @Lennar, a real estate scam that stole nearly $1 Billion from California pensioners in CalPers funds, how Harris helped cover it up, and how her allies continue the cover-up. But, Rice may be nominee.

https://twitter.com/Barnes_Law/status/1289303947153256448
-------------==============
does Biden have a daughter? Harris could be his daughter

Original Mike said...

"So her father is a native Jamaican, or is he a descendent of African slaves who worked the plantations there, like 90% of Jamaicans?"

One of these two is black?

Meade said...

Has Kamala Harris accepted or is there still time for her to take Willie Brown's... advice.

Meade said...

"Given everything, in the end it appears Michelle wanted no part of this Biden Dementia train wreck. 2024 might very well be her year."

Good point. Why get Slow Joe's loser stink on herself.

Drago said...

Meade: "Good point. Why get Slow Joe's loser stink on herself."

Michelle and baracky are smart enough to know that even Michelle on the ticket was a longshot only to drag Slow Joe over the finish line.

The Dementia Anchor is far too heavy a burden......

gilbar said...

Igna responded to ...
“NOT African American (she's Jamaican-Indian) - Negative”
saying...
So her father is a native Jamaican, or is he a descendent of African slaves who worked the plantations there, like 90% of Jamaicans?


Igna? Darling? African American means an african from America; not a descendant of slaves
Here, let me help you (you seem to need it)
her father is a native Jamaican, so she's african(caribbean)-american on her father's side, this makes her closer most african americans than Barry O'Bama was
you're welcome!

Original Mike said...

"The weakness in Harris's record isn't that she prosecuted crime aggressively -- that's the strongest part of her record! "

Not for a democrat.

walter said...

Wait.
Can she ride a bike?

Narayanan said...

Lucid-Ideas said...
What happened to the "And that little girl was me"?
--------==========
actually she wasn't >>> she was JussieSmollett before there was Jussie Smollett

Drago said...

I probably shouldn't have provided a quote from Robert Barnes as I know what it does to LLR-lefty Chuck when a real and successful attorney who doesn't pretend to be a "principled conservative" but is actually a far left hack is referenced at Althouseblog.

Narayanan said...

Problem for Pence ? he will need to be alone in room with womannothiswife

Browndog said...

I have no idea what the political calculation is. She has lots of historical baggage that was exposed during the primary. For me she brings nothing to the table.

I read earlier that the Biden camp didn't want someone that would spend the entire Biden tenure running for President in 2024, overshadowing Biden.

The pick makes sense in that respect.

Michael K said...


Sometimes you just have to go to political war with the jamaican-indian family of slave-owners woman available to you and not the african-american woman you wanted.


Inga, in her all-white suburb, has never heard of free blacks. Including that some were slave owners.

The only one that might have added something was Bottoms, that Atlanta Mayor. She has a thin resume but so did Obama.

Milwaukie guy said...

This is the first time in a week that I've refreshed Althouse. I've been busy with the goat fence—pulled the trigger on the goats yesterday—and my brother is going to run for city council against the communist ticket. Yes, here in tiny Milwaukie, Ore., a classic Portland Liberal is a moderate.

So, I'm a roll here and I have to get back to goat prep.

The shit in Chicago Sunday night? Where my commie daughter and ex-wife live together with my daughter's worthless half-French common-law husband, who is unemployed but I understand is a good house boy?

Sunday night's looting was wild and from Dior's on Michigan Blvd. to the North Ave. Best Buy that was looted is about two miles. The city had the CTA shut down, state cops shut down all the entrances to the Kennedy, Ike and Dan Ryan expressways and raised all the bridges downtown to isolate the disturbance, except for the LaSalle, which was the public safety corridor.

Supposedly, this was some kind of response to the earlier in the day shooting of a black man on the south side. It was a shootout between the cops and this dude. He wasn't even killed, just wounded. It sounded pretty insane to me for the "people" to respond to a felon shithead getting not-killed to take the Red Line up to Streeterville for some lux and electronic store looting.

I'm like, I think we're approaching Peak Stupid. But no! This morning I learn that BLM held a demonstration yesterday Demanding that the state release the 100+ looters who had been arrested. They had fucking banners in favor of looting and took the position that this was the beginning of reparations. Speaking of Peak Stupid, I wonder if Rose City Antifa is thinking, hold our beer.

The Rose City fuckheads are into their about 70th day of nightly rioting. The feds are watching their powder as Mayor Wheeler and Governor Brown have promised to protect the federal courthouse with local troops. Over the weekend, Antifa did one attack on the Portland East cop shop in East Portland, trying to set fire to the building, among other crimes. The next night they were up in North Portland trying to torch the cops union hall. At least, since the deal with Trump was to lay off attacking the fed courthouse, they have found other rows to hoe.

But, the backlash is coming. Commie symp Mayor Wheeler was on the TV after the attack on East Precinct telling the Antifa that trying to torch a building with people inside is not 1st Amendment peaceful protesting but really attempted murder. I'm guessing the business community and others have been really squeezing his balls the last week to make him sing a different tune.

Good times. Back to the fence.

Tom T. said...

Presumably relatively few Black women were going to vote for Trump anyway, other than Diamonds and Silk. But will the Harris pick potentially drive more Black male voters into the Trump camp?

Also, who was the last childless candidate for president or VP before her?

gilbar said...

this is fun! more of a poke at wikipedia than at kamela...
Harris identifies as African American and considers her experience to be American...
She was raised in Berkeley, California...
When she was 12, Harris and her sister moved with their mother to Montreal, Quebec, Canada


A Typical "American" "Experience" to live in Montreal for your entire teens
I guess, if having a Jamaican father makes you african (Caribbean) american;
growing up in French Canada shouldn't interfere with your being a (north)american

Qwinn said...

"Inga, in her all-white suburb, has never heard of free blacks. Including that some were slave owners."

Nor will any Democrat be made aware of this rather salient, relevant point of Harris's family history.

The notion that some slaves were owned by blacks completely upturns the entire leftist narrative. That it was common enough that their own VP candidate is a descendant of black slaveowners makes it so dangerous to the entire progressive version of history that not one word of it will be spoken in ANY media outlet with any leftist viewership. Not. One. Word. Ever.

AllenS said...

Milwaukie guy said...
We could have the first genuine gold-digging cocksucker in the White House. Now that is a real storybook, man.

That gave me a big laugh.

Narayanan said...

you amelican so stupid

What is the origin of the name Jamaica?

Original Inhabitants. The original inhabitants of Jamaica are believed to be the Arawaks, also called Tainos. They came from South America 2,500 years ago and named the island Xaymaca, which meant ““land of wood and water”. The Arawaks were a mild and simple people by nature.

Browndog said...

For all you white libs out there that want to say Harris is black, black America is about to set you straight.

Then, you can fall back on the 'colored person' loophole.

John henry said...

Blogger Original Mike said...

One of these two is black?

For those who didn't follow the link, it shows Kamala and her husband side by side. No difference in skin tone that I would notice had I not been primed to.

Ace sent me to a video of the Kamala-Biden bussing spat. That had some split screen of the two of them at the debate.

She doesn't look any darker than slojo either.

She's gonna need to start using some skin darkener.

John Henry

walter said...

If you read between the lines, there is a suggestion that Milwaukie guy is not impressed by the choice.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

Why did he almost not pick her?

Harris offered oral sex to get the VP slot. Biden held out for anal sex since she'll be president soon.


Maybe she caved. Maybe they compromised and Biden gets anal but he's the catcher.

MayBee said...

I'm sure the press will start digging through her history (and her trash!) any minute!

(hahahaha. Do you think she will be the most coddled politician of any modern election?)

Earnest Prole said...

What happened to the "And that little girl was me"? actually she wasn't >>> she was JussieSmollett before there was Jussie Smollett

Actually, Harris was telling the truth. As anyone who's lived in the San Francisco East Bay knows, housing prices create profound socioeconomic segregation more or less by elevation, with the rich living in the hills and the poor in the flats. As the 1968 LA Times article at this link notes, Berkeley instituted busing in an effort to integrate its schools racially and socioeconomically. The results were predictable.

John henry said...

Don't hold back, Milwaukie guy. Tell us what you really think.

Perhaps what you need is a bit of goat karma, courtesy of the No Agenda Boys.

https://media.phoneboy.com/najingles/GoatScream.mp3

John Henry

John henry said...

So Inga, you are OK with a Jamaican citizen a heartbeat away from the presidency?

John Henry

Drago said...

Inga the Hopelessly Ignorant: "So her father is a native Jamaican, or is he a descendent of African slaves who worked the plantations there, like 90% of Jamaicans?"

Actually, Kamala's family OWNED slaves....according to Kamala's very own father.

Congratulations for looking even dumber than usual.

Drago said...

Michael K: "Inga, in her all-white suburb, has never heard of free blacks. Including that some were slave owners."

Inga still doesn't know that Carter Page isn't a russian spy and Kavanaugh didn't lead a rape gang.

My favorite Inga Officially Doesn't Know Something maneuver is her continued pretending that the dems are not the party of baby body part harvesting.....even after Planned Parenthood workers testified, under oath, that baby body parts were harvested while the hearts of the babies were still beating.

Inga is a very proud supporter of the dems who proudly support infanticide and baby body part harvesting.

No doubt its another of Inga's "spark of divinity" things.......

madAsHell said...

The shit in Chicago Sunday night? Where my commie daughter and ex-wife live together with my daughter's worthless half-French common-law husband, who is unemployed but I understand is a good house boy?


I understand the sentiment. I wanna keep my CCW.

Drago said...

I wonder if Inga's neighborhood is whiter than Kamala's.....

Not likely.

Third Coast said...

Stacy Abrams could not be reached for comment.

Drago said...

Interesting questions:
Who was the last slave owned by the Kamala family?
What was the last year the Kamala family owned slaves?
Over what period of time did Kamala's family own slaves?
What was the total number of slaves owned by Kamala's family over the years?
How many slaves were murdered by Kamala's family members?
How many slaves were raped by Kamala's family members?
How many slaves were whipped by Kamala's family members?

And finally, would any descendants of slaves owned by the Kamala family believe, as all the US dems/lefties/LLR-lefties do, that the Battle of Gettysburg is a "Confederate Dog Whistle"?

Drago said...

Has LLR-lefty Chuck offered up a post with the "Conservative Case For Why Democrat Families Owning Slaves In The Past Is Actually Not A Problem" yet?

Cuz you just know its coming....don't you?

Titus said...

Gays love her. She’s the most fab candidate.

Amadeus 48 said...

About all this racial identity politics that the Demmies and BLM push: It is not stupid of them to push it--they are trying to get an effect.

It is stupid for anyone to believe it.

Kevin said...

Why did he almost not pick her?

He needed to see her mail in her ballot for Biden to confirm she was really black.

Gk1 said...

"But will the Harris pick potentially drive more Black male voters into the Trump camp?"

Interesting question as black males have a hard time squaring supporting someone who busted black folk for weed while being a token black face for a white power structure. Particularly if its a chick doing it. I suppose she will do a lot of pandering to BLM to see if she can win over this traditional voting bloc.

But what does it say about how democrats really feel about their chances when they have to shore up their base? Is this what a blue tsunami looks like when you are still trying to cobble together the coalition you had last time in 2016 and are still falling short?

DanTheMan said...

>>Unlike Obama, she sucked dick to get to the top of San Fran and California politics.

Larry Blair begs to differ.

Inga said...

“Actually, Kamala's family OWNED slaves....according to Kamala's very own father.“

Whether the father’s family owned slaves or not, the father is still of African descent. Actually 92% of Jamaicans are.

“What is the race of Jamaicans?
Jamaicans are the citizens of Jamaica and their descendants in the Jamaican diaspora. Vast majority of Jamaicans are of African descent, with minorities of Europeans, East Indians, Chinese, Middle Eastern and others or mixed ancestry.”

Jamaicans - Wikipediaen.wiki

Leland said...

All I know is that just over a month from now, the media will announce that Republicans have made such an issue of Biden's dementia that he will have to step down from the top of the ticket. Kamala will have accepted their nomination at the convention, by herself, because he ain't going and she is. They'll be on the ballot, because that's is what happens after accepting the nomination, but they can't change the ballot because Biden is demented. So she'll be the de facto Presidential candidate for Democrats, and it will be the Republicans fault as the media will tell us. BECAUSE, we won't be allowed to believe the defenders of Democracy threw out their primary process that would have selected Sanders and handed the nomination to Kamala Harris as the party elite's (i.e. California donors) preferred candidate.

Let's face it now, she won't help Biden as a VP. California would have gone to him anyway. She's a DA that allowed bad evidence to convict thousands of minorities, whose convictions were later thrown out by a federal court. Her family owned slaves. And she dropped out early in her own party's primary.

But as a Presidential candidate; she is a well spoke black woman confident and capable of enough to stand up to Trump in a rigged debate. She'll bring enthusiasm to the Democrat voter that currently wouldn't be bothered to leave their house to vote for Biden. Democrat donor class knows this and so it will be.

Iman said...

pulled the trigger on the goats yesterday

You having a BBQ or something?

Greg The Class Traitor said...

It's so much the obvious choice that all I can wonder about is: Why did he almost not pick her?


Because she ran in the primary, and failed utterly. To the best of my knowledge, that's the first time that's happened since the modern presidential campaigns began

Drago said...

In other news, Stacey Abrams has announced she is proud to accept Joe Biden's invitation to her to run as his VP candidate.

Further, Abrams has announced she will NOT be stepping down as Gov of Georgia as she joins Biden on the campaign trail.

Finally, Abrams has also announced her engagement to Paul of House Atreides and is looking forward to contributing in the fight against House Harkonnen since The Spice Must Flow.

Howard said...

She's a prosecutor, not a campaigner. Hopefully she will focus on convicting Trump of mass murder in the court of public opinion. I doubt it, the Dems are so soft and squishy.

Inga said...

Did U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris’ Ancestor Own Slaves in Jamaica?
Based on an article written by the 2020 presidential Democratic primary candidate's father, right-leaning opponents dove head-first into an ill-judged attack on her. Snopes.


“Unproven

In his Jamaica Global article, Harris claimed to be descended from the 19th-century planter and slave owner Hamilton Brown. He wrote:

“My roots go back, within my lifetime, to my paternal grandmother Miss Chrishy (née Christiana Brown, descendant of Hamilton Brown who is on record as plantation and slave owner and founder of Brown’s Town) and to my maternal grandmother Miss Iris (née Iris Finegan, farmer and educator, from Aenon Town and Inverness, ancestry unknown to me). The Harris name comes from my paternal grandfather Joseph Alexander Harris, land-owner and agricultural ‘produce’ exporter (mostly pimento or all-spice), who died in 1939 one year after I was born and is buried in the church yard of the magnificent Anglican Church which Hamilton Brown built in Brown’s Town (and where, as a child, I learned the catechism, was baptized and confirmed, and served as an acolyte).” [Emphasis is added].

There is no doubt that Hamilton Brown was a prominent plantation owner in Jamaica during the first half of the 19th century, owned slaves, and also advocated against the abolition of slavery and sought to downplay the difficult working and living conditions of slaves in Jamaica.

However, we have been unable to verify that a line of descent exists between the modern-day Harris family and the 19th-century slave owner. As such, the claim that an ancestor of Sen. Harris owned slaves in Jamaica remains unproven. If evidence emerges that verifies that line of descent, we will update this fact check accordingly.”

Yancey Ward said...

Harris was forced on Biden by the Democratic leadership, though I am quite sure Biden didn't notice the coercion involved.

Now watch as Biden is carefully shunted off the ticket, maybe even next week, but definitely by the end of the month. The only question is what will be the triggering event? Biden dying of COVID, pissing in the corner of the basement during a townhall, or acidentally admitting that he likes the smell of little girls?

Inga said...


“Inga, in her all-white suburb, has never heard of free blacks. Including that some were slave owners."

“Nor will any Democrat be made aware of this rather salient, relevant point of Harris's family history.

The notion that some slaves were owned by blacks completely upturns the entire leftist narrative. That it was common enough that their own VP candidate is a descendant of black slaveowners makes it so dangerous to the entire progressive version of history that not one word of it will be spoken in ANY media outlet with any leftist viewership. Not. One. Word. Ever.”
———————————-
You people are truly stupid and arrogant in your stupidity. Do you think that most people by now don’t already know enough black history to know there were free black people, some even owned slaves themselves? The ancestor in question, who Kamala Harris’ father named who was the slave owner, wasn’t black though, he was Irish. Harris’ father is obviously of African descent, no matter WHO his slave owning ancestor was... or wasn’t. Many African Americans also had white ancestors who owned slaves. Some had free black slave owning ancestors too. Most are descendants of slaves themselves.

Iman said...

The Arawaks were a mild and simple people by nature.

By nature meaning via intoxicating blasts of stupefaction (ganja)?

zipity said...


Ummmm. Because she's an immoral social climber who would do anything to get power.

Even sleeping with a married man she works for.

CWJ said...

Willie Brown, the Alcibiades of the Democrat party. Goole Aegospotami.

Chuck said...


Blogger Meade said...
"Given everything, in the end it appears Michelle wanted no part of this Biden Dementia train wreck. 2024 might very well be her year."

Good point. Why get Slow Joe's loser stink on herself.


Just one minute here; I thought that your position was that Biden was so weak, so mentally compromised, that he would not be the candidate for the fall. Do you now agree that it is Biden whose name will be on the ballot? When did you change your mind?

Francisco D said...

Biden was asked if he held any grudges against Harris because she accused him of coddling segregationists.

He responded," What? Oh, yeah the thing. I forgot all about it."

Then he asked, "What was her name again?"

MikeR said...

Doesn't seem like the obvious choice to me. They must think the real progressives have no choice but to support them.

Ralph Strickland said...

Drago at 8/11/20, 4:29 PM:
Do you remember the video where she is asked about l’affair Smollett on the campaign trail just after her tweet in support of him and just as the story was falling apart? She looked completely poleaxed, and, what is worse, showed absolutely no ability to think on her feet. She’s a complete lightweight.

Jack Klompus said...

"Inga, in her all-white suburb, has never heard of free blacks. Including that some were slave owners."

Don't tell her about the Irish community in Barbados. It might make her pin-sized head explode like that dude in Scanners.

Inga said...

Well, there you go.

Is Kamala Harris Legally African American, Indian, Both, Neither, or Something Else?
Harris' origins allow her to properly claim Asian or Black/African American legal status, and she has chosen the latter.


Jack Klompus said...


A much more personable and talented Kamala Harris has sadly passed.

Big Mike said...

Why would Kamala Harris want to be part of Biden’s administration when she believes he helped pass segregationist legislation?

Because in the 21st century black people are self-segregating, so ...

CWJ said...

Drago wrote,

"I think we all know where this is headed."

Massive vote fraud. But that was baked in the cake.

eric said...

Wasn't Althouse pointing out early on that the New York Times was pushing for Kamala Harris?

I wonder if they pushed Biden into it.

Drago said...

Inga: "Is Kamala Harris Legally African American, Indian, Both, Neither, or Something Else?
Harris' origins allow her to properly claim Asian or Black/African American legal status, and she has chosen the latter."

Summary: Jamaican-Indian slave holding family member decides categorization as an African-American will help her electoral chances.

LOL

Where's Crack when you need him?

Drago said...

Inga: "You people are truly stupid and arrogant in your stupidity. Do you think that most people by now don’t already know enough black history to know there were free black people, some even owned slaves themselves?"

I would venture that easily 95% of democrats do not know that.....and the 5% that do know it would never dare speak it out loud.

In the same way that Inga has never, to date, criticized any islamic terrorist for any mass murder anywhere in the world.

Nor any MS13 machete murderers.

Inga STILL denies the dems support infanticide.

So, yeah, the dems officially "don't know" alot of things.......

Drago said...

Howard: "She's a prosecutor, not a campaigner. Hopefully she will focus on convicting Trump of mass murder in the court of public opinion."

Interesting.

Up until 5 minutes ago Howard and Inga and LLR-lefty Chuck were claiming there weren't even any riots or "un-peaceful protest".

But now, amazingly, there's "mass murder" in the streets!!

LOL

You do have to recall that Howard was the moron who claimed Trump launched a chemical warfare attack on the "innocent" and naive waifs of antifa in Lafayette Square.....even though none of the cops bothered to wear masks.....you know....in the same way you don't wear masks when there isn't a chemical warfare attack going on....

...but then again, that was probably just a clever Trumpian trick!!

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

Why did he almost not pick her?

He wasn't going to pick her, then Karen Bass opened her mouth.


And I hear tell that the Once and Future Governor of Georgia Stacey Abrams didn't have time for that!


At least that's what I heard!

cyrus83 said...

I disagree that Harris was the obvious choice here. She was certainly the easiest choice once Biden boxed himself into having to select a woman and this summer's protest events seemed to call for a woman of color, but the Democratic primary voters didn't seem all that enthused by her.

The problem for Harris is that the narrative has flipped on her in recent years. When she was Attorney General of California, it was important to be seen as tough on crime. The recent actions of her fellow DAs and AGs in deep blue areas to go soft on crime are a repudiation of her career as AG.

Is Harris going to call out BLM and call on the various Democrat mayors to put an end to the riots or will she wilt and repudiate her prior tough on crime actions? To do the former is to risk the wrath of the activists and the loss of base enthusiasm. To do the latter is to demonstrate she does not have the temperament to be President (i.e. make tough and unpopular decisions and stand by them). I'm sure she'd prefer to ignore the topic, but Trump is certain to bring it up.

rcocean said...

Like Obama, her connection to "Black America" was very tenuous and seems to have been entirely through her father, Donald Harris. His connection connection with Kamala and her mother seem tenuous as well. Kamala was born in 1964, but Donald Harris divorced his wife in 1972 when Kamala was 8, and at age 12 Kamala was off to Montreal and later DC, for the next 10 years. Interestingly enough Donald Harris was a constant adviser to Jamaican politicicans and was an

1968-72 Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin (Madison).

According to Kamala Harris she was in Berkeley being bused in 1970, and never lived in Madison WI. Wonder how often she saw her father from 1968-1972 since she was in Berkeley and Kamala was in CA, with her mother.

rcocean said...

If Wikipedia can be believed, it wasn't just Willie Brown pushing for Harris - Diane Finestein also supported her during her rise from SF D/A to Calf D/A to US senator.

MikeR said...

@me "They must think the real progressives have no choice but to support them."
This year? This year, when the left completely blew up out of control, protesting across the country and rioting and looting half the time? This year, the left is going to buy a set of candidates chosen by the Corporate Establishment? Really? I know you liked Bernie Sanders, but these candidates are almost the same, riiight?!

Original Mike said...

"Harris' origins allow her to properly claim Asian or Black/African American legal status, and she has chosen the latter."

If we have to accept that she is whatever she says she is, then we also have to accept that her father is what he says he is; the descendant of a slave owner.

rcocean said...

Interesting how Harris, like Obama, benefited from Affirmative action. A program set up to help American blacks who can trace their roots back to slavery, was used by both of them to rise to the top.

But obama was 1/2 white and 1/2 Kenyan and grew up in Indonesia and Hawaii. Harris is 1/4 black, 1/4 white, and 1/2 Hindu Indian, and grew up in Berkeley and Montreal. Donald Harris, Kamala father, was the decedent of slave owners, came to the Bay area in 1963 for post-graduate work, and was a top flight Stanford Professor at 34. kamala's Hindu mother came to the SF Bay area in 1963, and instantly became a well paid medical researcher.

I look forward to more talk from Harris and Obama how "the legacy of slavery" and "Systemic racism" hurt them in the rise to power.

wildswan said...

"So her father is a native Jamaican, or is he a descendent of African slaves who worked the plantations there, like 90% of Jamaicans?"

Hamilton Brown definitely owned slaves. Kamala Harris's father was definitely told by his grandmother that she was a descendant of of Hamilton Brown. But there are no records showing that Hamilton Brown was married. And Snopes says there is no proof that Christiana Brown was a descendant of Hamilton Brown. I'm quite sure she was since Harris's father's family was connected with the Anglican church in St. Ann's, not the Baptist; and was educated. A study of the birth and baptismal records in St. Ann parish in the Anglican church would probably clarify the genealogical issues. I think it will dig up some painful issues but probably in the world we live in that's going to happen. Snopes covers the issues
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/kamala-harris-ancestor-slaves/

gilbar said...

who cares about african-american, let alone HALF african-american?
let's Not Forget, that we've ALREADY HAD an African 1st lady candidate....
Teresa Heinz Kerry

If we Want AFRICA; Let's go to the source!

Mark said...

I know that Biden thinks that all Blacks are the same, unlike Latinos, but Black/African American is not really a status as if Black and African American were necessarily equivalent.

Not all African Americans are Black, just like not all European Americans are white. Many from Africa are white, many are Mediterranean brown.

Not all Blacks are African American. I remember people would try to say that people like Kofi Annan were African American or some Black Brits were African American. And then some Blacks are American, but any ancestry to Africa is attenuated so that they cannot really be called African American -- if that were so, then we ALL are African American since humanity has its origin in that continent.

Certainly, those Blacks whose ancestry is not traced through Jim Crow and U.S. slavery and the slave trade to America have a vastly different cultural outlook than do those Blacks whose family does not have such a history.

In fact, there is some great hostility between Blacks whose families did have that history and African immigrants.

There are enough people to whom such things are important that the number of people bothering to vote and then vote or not vote for Biden-Harris could sway a couple of states.

Milwaukie guy said...

We should treat Kamala like the Canadian she is at heart.

The Battle of Gettysburg being a "Confederate Dog Whistle" is hilarious. My ex thinks using "Chicago" is certain contexts is a racist dog whistle. I'm like, that means you're the dog. For most Americans "Chicago" is a metaphor for 90 years of Democrat Party corruption.

I'm still kind of astounded that the rest of American could elect a Chicago politician to the presidency. What was everybody thinking, besides how having our first only half-white president was some kind of good?

Michael K said...

Iman said...
The Arawaks were a mild and simple people by nature.


And eaten by the Caribs. Why do you think is is not the "Arawakian sea ?

Guildofcannonballs said...

When I duck duck goed "child rape convictions" I got a bunch of "Donald Trump sexual misconduct allegations - Wikipedia
Search domain en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump_sexual_misconduct_allegationshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump_sexual_misconduct_allegations" which is funny.

These progs raping children is the number one reason they hate everyone who doesn't rape children.

But there are real numbers out there, and I declaim Trump has stopped more evil child rape than Obama demanded with his child rape friendly policies supported by Althouse in the beginning, which is amazing.

I hope these fucks have millstones around their necks for eternity, and not a second less.

Milwaukie guy said...

I had a client back in 1985 who was an enthusiastic member of Rev. Wright's church. My Dutch-Indonesian wife had two one-on-ones with Obama in 1995. His law boss, the locally famous white African-American Allison Davis, whose father might be the first black man on a postage stamp, was a client of mine. He was, along with communist/Weatherman Bill Ayers, a long-time acquaintance, the head of the Annenburg Foundation School Reform Project, which spread $150 million around to various left-wing groups. One of those groups, the Small Schools Workshop was headed by two of old communist friends, Susan and Mike Klonsky.

I can truly say that I've been underwhelmed by Barack Obama since 1995. What was impressive though was the way the white left got out their kneepads. But, hey man, as Joe said, Barack's a storybook clean, articulate and light-skinned negro. What leftist wouldn't want to suck his dick?

Yes, I have heard Barack and Man Country stories. True? I don't know. Is Michelle a beard? He did mention in the first auto-bio of his charmed life that he married into the blacks for greater political street cred in the hood. Michelle could have been a two-fer beard.






wholelottasplainin' said...

Poor inga:

she wrote:

You people are truly stupid and arrogant in your stupidity. Do you think that most people by now don’t already know enough black history to know there were free black people, some even owned slaves themselves? The ancestor in question, who Kamala Harris’ father named who was the slave owner, wasn’t black though, he was Irish. Harris’ father is obviously of African descent, no matter WHO his slave owning ancestor was... or wasn’t. Many African Americans also had white ancestors who owned slaves. Some had free black slave owning ancestors too. Most are descendants of slaves themselves.
****************

Well...OK. if you can parse the ancestries of people long ago to ABSOLVE them of their relationship to slavery, or to DISITNGUISH them from people who did own slaves, why do you soundly condemn ALL whites , most of whom had no part in it at all?

SNORT

Doug said...

Bit, she'll bring some real campaign successes to the ticket: she got beat in the dem primaries by five white guys, two white women, a Hispanic guy, and Corey ferchrissakes Booker! Oh, you got a real winner right there!

Static Ping said...

Yeah, people tend to forget that the Europeans typically did not go to Africa and raid the coast for slaves. It did happen, but it was a heck of a lot easier to sail into port and buy the slaves at the slave market run by the local Africans. (The Europeans drove up the demand for slaves by a large to huge margin, but they didn't invent it.) And quite a few Africans who came to the Americas and were freed ended up becoming slave owners themselves.

Haiti is an interesting topic. When the revolution came, about a third of the plantations were controlled by blacks, or at least mixed race blacks, and those plantations relied upon slavery to function. In fact, when the revolution took over, the now freed slaves had to reinstate slavery-by-any-other-name just so they could produce enough sugar to sustain the economy. Haitian slavery was brutal by pretty much any standard and the basic strategy was work them to death and then bring in a new batch. Ugly stuff.

Milwaukie guy said...

Nothing surprises me. I worked a lot with Congressman Luis Gutierrez in 4th Ill. CD. I never worked on his campaign which was done by some SF firm, but I did many campaigns with him on statehouse or ward races he was supporting.

According to the inside dope, his retirement, I think in 2016, was due to the G, the FBI, was going to nab him for perving with under-age girls. I certainly believe it now but I was a bit surprised because I thought he was a closeted gay dude into boys. Obama told him to cut bait or face the hammer. Luis got the message.

4th CD is now represented by Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. I first met him back in 1982 when he was chief of staff to Rudy Lozano, who was fighting the local Italian machine for alderman in a Hispanic-majority neighborhood. Rudy was going to be my first political client for my new design firm. We had a meeting one evening to cement the working relationship but Rudy was assassinated the next day. I worked for Chuy's campaigns as long as I lived in Chicago. Like Luis, he's a fucking commie, too.

Good times.


Milwaukie guy said...

@Static Ping

Europeans rarely went up river to enslave people. I would bet that 99% of the transactions were done at the coastal "factories." Why? Disease and death.

In the British Navy, being assigned to the West African anti-slavery patrols was a death sentence for a substantial part of the crew. Why try to pre-empt a working supply chain with the Ashanti? What were the Africans selling their slaves for? Iron tools and a bit of gold?

Guildofcannonballs said...

I wonder if the Coen's really said via The Dude "bump me into a higher tax bracket" like I remember but am too scarred to verify.

That is just too good.

I could never write like that. I don't know if I just wrote "too [scar like mark on body]" or alternatively "too [scare invoked by stare]" but if even one person earns or learns then you know, whatever.

I will assume it never happened. It won't be mentioned again.

Drago said...

wholelottasplainin': "Well...OK. if you can parse the ancestries of people long ago to ABSOLVE them of their relationship to slavery, or to DISITNGUISH them from people who did own slaves, why do you soundly condemn ALL whites , most of whom had no part in it at all?"

Inga does this alot.

Remember when she told us the protesters, unmasked and not social distancing, was not a problem because the cause was just?

Get ready to see alot more of this from Inga the Mindreading Conspiracy Theorist.

Guildofcannonballs said...

I literally just laughed like Knox Harrington. It was because I read my own writing, Dude "bump me into a higher tax bracket" which wasn't mine at all. I just quoted the Coen's but felt good about it, like I had actually created it.

Very very frightening, like thunderbolts of Lightening! BOOM! I just made it, through writing adversity! I created me own ..... oh no. Oh Gosh. Uh oh. Umm...

Well I messed up.

No joke. But it happened. And if it can happen to me, it can happen to you. So watch out! Beware! Don't trust clowns after 1:00 AM.

Sebastian said...

Blogger rehajm said...
"It's almost as if the left doesn't believe anything they believe in."

Blogger Kai Akker said...
"Harris said Biden passed segregationist legislation? But it was in the primaries. None of what they say is real. She doesn't even have to be embarrassed, and neither does he. None of it meant a thing. That's taken for granted."

Yes. Even for deplorable cynics among the commentariat, the sheer nothing-means-anything Dem cynicism is pretty remarkable.

Bob said...

Jack Klompus, good one!

I'm guessing the most powerful person on Biden's staff, the one who really calls the shots, decided Harris was the least bad pick from a barrel of bad apples (I dare not say watermelons). Otherwise, I can't see what she brings to the ticket other than being the right age for a presidential candidate in today's septuagenarian political world.

She ran a terrible campaign for president, dropping out in December 2019 due to lack of funds. She never made it to a single primary.

And she is the least African-American woman of the rumored alternatives. What a mess.

Milwaukie guy said...

In the 1700s, the West Indies station was also a bit of a death sentence, too. The Yellow Fever, dontcha know. Kamela's white roots in Jamaica show that her white folks were true survivors.

Milwaukie guy said...

Not only is Kamela's Caribbean stock pretty hardy, she's herself pretty party-hearty.

Please tip your wait staff. Good night.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Look there's a bunch of Beta (Anne) Boleyn Lebowski's existing now, don't go trying to do anything different and make anything new.

Didn't you hear that song it's all been done?

Idiot.

It's all been done jackass! Sit at home and look at pretty painted faces.

Birkel said...

Royal ass Inga supports Louisiana's one-drop rule, made famous in Plessy.

Democratics never change.

rcocean said...

Roots was a complete fraud, and showed the Hero Kente Koonte being kidnapped by Whites and brought aboard a slave ship. As mentioned above, 99.9% of all slaves from the West Coast of Africa that came to the Americas were sold to Whites. Reason? Not just disease. There were too few whites and there weapons weren't that much superior to those of the natives. Plus, the natives, not only were well-armed they were relatively well organized and warlike. Many of the slaves sold were POW's - losers in the various and constant wars fought in West AFrica.

OTOH, may Arab slavers did mount expedition up the Nile and along the coast of east Africa to capture slaves. That's because the numbers were far less and the natives less organized and more spread-out.

Titus said...

Why would Cruz support trump after he called his wife ugly and accused his dad of killing Kennedy. Who knows. They are politicians.

rcocean said...

Its hard to believe now, but the Caribbean was not considered a nice place to live until the advent of steam ships and elimination of yellow fever and malaria in the early 20th century. The death rate was especially high before 1860, because cholera, typhus, and dysentery were even more deadly in the tropics then in Europe. Thackeray in "vanity fair" has a character exiled to "Swamp-town" in the Caribbean.

Further drawbacks to the Caribbean pre-1860: bad roads that could be full of mud, heat (no ice or A/c), inability to keep meat fresh (hence the use of salted meats), mosquitoes/flies (no DDT), and the lack of suitable cool outerwear. Weeks/Months from sailing ship from Europe and civilization.

And of course, Hurricanes.

Michael K said...

Drago said...
Inga: "You people are truly stupid and arrogant in your stupidity. Do you think that most people by now don’t already know enough black history to know there were free black people, some even owned slaves themselves?"


Inga and Howard are not even the half of it. You lefties are so ignorant you will be surprised every week.

walter said...

They certainly had chemistry during the debates..

DeepRunner said...

Sleepy, Creepy, Sloppy Joe went for a running mate who bent over backwards (insert Willie Brown joke/reference here) to call him a racist. A couple times. In easily-documentable evidence. Whoever is at the controls at Biden HQ likely selected Madame Face-lift because she polled the best among likely Dem voters.

Politics ain't beanbag, as Tim Russert used to say. Willie Brown's consort is about to find out what rough-and-tumble really means.

tim in vermont said...

"She's a prosecutor, not a campaigner. Hopefully she will focus on convicting Trump of mass murder in the court of public opinion.”

Yes, he was too slow to implement the travel bans that Biden called racist at the time, and he didn’t prevent Cuomo and Deblasio from ignoring the crisis until the bodies piled up too high to be ignored. Remember when "His Honor" struck back at racism by urging New Yorkers to get out and celebrate Chinese New Year in a massive street festival as the pandemic was unfolding?

Plus impeachment to cover up for Biden’s bag-man son while the pandemic was first unfolding was a great move by Democrats. And I would like to hear how Biden would have told his own FDA to go pound salt on maintaining a monopoly on testing quicker than Trump did, since the Democrats are all about “leaving it to the professionals."

There is a lot of history to be rehashed there, and I don’t think it’s a cut and dried case against Trump, who also made missteps. If you cut out the deaths brought on by Cuomo and deBlasio fecklessness, the US would have done far better. It would be interesting to see it discussed accurately, which Howard knows it won’t be, since the billionaires whose knob he licks daily here, want Trump gone.

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

1. Perhaps Inga is ignorant of the term Afro-Caribbean.
2. Obviously voting for Biden proves Kamala’s Black now.
3. There is so little enthusiasm for this ticket every surrogate sent out to “celebrate” Joe's choice spent 90% of their screen time attacking Trump and reflecting away from this dynamic duo.
4. None of this convinced me the ‘tard from Throop* will actually appears at the top of the ticket in November.

*Joe claims Scranton just cuz it sounds cooler than Wilkes-Barre or Throop, PA.

Nichevo said...


Ralph Strickland said...
Drago at 8/11/20, 4:29 PM:
Do you remember the video where she is asked about l’affair Smollett on the campaign trail just after her tweet in support of him and just as the story was falling apart? She looked completely poleaxed, and, what is worse, showed absolutely no ability to think on her feet. She’s a complete lightweight.



Ah, yes, the moment for a racialist healer, I mean racial arsonist, that cleverly explains Harris's selection. Because if the D and the nation want anything, it's more cities burning amirite?




Inga said...
“Actually, Kamala's family OWNED slaves....according to Kamala's very own father.“

Whether the father’s family owned slaves or not, the father is still of African descent. Actually 92% of Jamaicans are


Inga, I'll generously attribute your incomprehension to your foreignness. Kamalalalala is not ADOS, an American Descendant of Slaves. She has nothing in common with classic Af-Ams.

Let's say that some ancestor of hers from Jamaica (it's as likely, at some point, of some forebear from India, where it was legal till 1843) struggled under the lash. No psychic debt is thus owed her by America. No reparations are due. Purportedly (a crock, but), slavery anywhere else in the world was better than here, so a Jamaican slave or JDOS is far better off than an ADOS.

It's almost as if someone was damaged by and fled brutal czarism, communism or Nazism in Europe, came here, and was equally dysfunctional, hateful and ungrateful for the succor here provided.

LIKE YOU.

Nichevo said...

Guildofcannonballs said...



I hope these fucks have millstones around their necks for eternity, and not a second less.

8/11/20, 8:38 PM


Agreed, very much so. Tell me Guildy, you'll tear hide off a commenter here, should he displease you. How come rhhardin has heretofore escaped your notice? He is proudly assertive in his view that sexual abuse of children is literally no big deal. Don't take my word for it, ask him.

Known Unknown said...

"Whether the father’s family owned slaves or not, the father is still of African descent."

Why does any of this fucking matter? Identity politics is a cul-de-sac in hell.

Bunkypotatohead said...

Harris was the closest thing to a black woman that Biden's team could find, who might not alienate middle class White voters.
She will certainly lock in the Jewish entertainment lawyer's vote.

Greg The Class Traitor said...

Inga said...
“Actually, Kamala's family OWNED slaves....according to Kamala's very own father.“

Whether the father’s family owned slaves or not, the father is still of African descent. Actually 92% of Jamaicans are.


How nicely clarifying

"Black Lives Matter" means "Black lives matter if they were killed by police or white people. They don't matter if they were killed by other black people"

"Slavery was wrong" means "I do not object to slavery when the slave owner was black"

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