Revenge of Poontronage

The Kamala conundrum comes down to this: She was picked because she was Black and female, a combo tantamount to job security. Now that she has become a burden to the Democratic ticket, Biden can’t fire her. He can’t risk alienating his base. Full stop.

That was Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker, in a March 15 piece headlined “For the Country’s Sake, Vice President Harris Should Step Aside,” a move proposed “with all due respect.” If readers wonder how much respect is due, a ballpark figure would be zero, and that was true from the start.

Kamala Harris owes everything to poontronage from Willie Brown, a Democrat queenmaker 30 years her senior. Brown set up his new girlfriend in lucrative sinecures and backed her run for district attorney in San Francisco. DA Harris went easy on gang member David Hill, who deployed an AK-47 to gun down San Francisco police officer Isaac Espinoza. That drew fire even from Dianne Feinstein, but in 2010 Brown still backed his main squeeze for state attorney general.

Harris was so lightly regarded that the Sacramento Bee, a reliable Democrat bullhorn, endorsed her Republican opponent Steve Cooley, district attorney of Los Angeles County. Cooley prevailed on election night but three weeks of ballot harvesting put Harris over the line by less than one percent. That was blatant election fraud for all but the willfully blind, which includes the composite character president.

“She is brilliant and she is dedicated and she is tough,” said the former Barry Soetoro in 2013. “She also happens to be, by far, the best looking attorney general in the country.” With that Easter Island stone face, the people have to wonder, and there was little evidence that Harris was brilliant or tough.

AG Harris stayed quiet in 2014 when racist Mexican national Luis Bracamontes gunned down police officers Danny Oliver and Michael Davis. In 2015 repeatedly deported felon Jose Inez Garcia Zarate, shot and killed Kate Steinle on a San Francisco pier. Attorney general Harris defended the city’s sanctuary policy and failed even to decry “gun violence” in the case.

On December 2, 2015, Muslim terrorists Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik killed 14 unarmed innocents and wounded 22 at an office party in San Bernardino. In a December 17 statement, Harris said “We must seek justice for those who lost their lives,” without explaining that they had been murdered. The AG warned of “the dangers of Islamophobic rhetoric, but failed to condemn the terrorists, explain their motive, or name a single victim.

Harris made her way to the Senate and in 2020 Joe Biden tapped her for the ticket. Now even Democrats realize that the “Biden-Harris administration” has been a bust. “Obama’s narrator” David Axelrod wants Biden to step aside and Kathleen Parker wants Kamala Harris to follow. Politics aside, there’s a lesson here. When you pick Kamala Harris because she is “black and female,” you get the worst possible person for the job.

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