Wednesday, December 4, 2019

FLIP-FLOP CROOKED LAWYER KAMALA HARRIS THROWS IN THE TOWEL - "Kamala tried to run on race, but she was a privileged girl from a wealthy family who slept her way into politics."

That Girl Who Wasted Millions and Dropped Out Before a Primary Was Me

The Kamala Harris campaign was doomed from the start.
Daniel Greenfield

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.
Senator Kamala Devi Harris, who survived growing up in the segregated deep south of Berkeley and then Montreal, was a sure lock to be the next President of the United States.
And then, after raising $36 million from gullible idiots and greedy special interests, she dropped out without even facing a single primary. It was her single greatest act of courage since being bused across the Mason-Dixon line from Berkeley into Thousand Oaks. Sadly, she just wasn’t bused far enough.
There were many high points in the presidential campaign of the woman who would be Obama.
Her estranged father came out to condemn her for suggesting that his family was a bunch of pot smokers. It’s not everyday a presidential candidate’s father states that her great-grandmothers are “turning in their grave” over her “identity politics” and that her Jamaican family wish to “dissociate ourselves from this travesty.” The travesty being the Kamala Harris presidential campaign.
It took a while, but Kamala Harris also disassociated herself from her travesty of a campaign.
By early November, Kamala began blaming a racist country for her poor showing. "Is America ready for that? Are they ready for a woman of color to be President of the United States?" she demanded.
The answer is yes. But not if she pronounces, “Salt-N-Pepa” as “Salt and Pepper”.
Despite the false claims of sexism and racism, she polled at 5% among men and 2% among women. Only 3% of white voters and 4% of black voters backed her. Nobody in America was ready for President Kamala. Men didn’t want her. Women really, really didn’t want her. White and black people didn’t.
The problem with Kamala Harris for the People was that the people didn’t want Kamala. Toward the end, Kamala was polling at 2% in the HarrisX poll (no relation) alongside winners like Julian Castro, Andrew Yang, and the guy who promises to tell the truth about the secret UFO base on the moon.
By then her campaign had broken out in spasms of vicious infighting between her sister Maya and campaign manager Juan Rodriguez who were only speaking to each through media leaks. Rodriguez had run Kamala’s Senate campaign and had the requisite skills to win elections in a corrupt one-party state. He was out of his depth competing in a national election and the dysfunctional campaign showed it.
But the real brains behind Kamala Harris for the People was, predictably, a member of the family.
Maya Harris had headed the ACLU in Northern California, then had a plum spot at the Ford Foundation, before becoming a senior advisor to the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2016, and then as campaign chair for her sister. “Hillary really trusted her instincts,” John Podesta said of Maya. So did Kamala.
Too bad for her.
With her ACLU and Ford Foundation background, Maya had been billed as Kamala’s “progressive link”. It was more like the weakest link. While her campaign manager was out of his depth, her campaign chairwoman kept pushing her sister far leftward. And while that strategy worked in California where socialized medicine can pass without anyone having a clue how to pay for it: it didn’t work nationally.
Kamala Harris for the People, the campaign brand, played off Kamala’s background as a prosecutor. But under Maya, that part of her resume, the biggest part that doesn’t involve Willie Brown, got buried. Maya pushed Kamala into the same radical policy space as Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren while trying to compete for Joe Biden’s black voters. But Kamala and Maya were too detached from the black community to realize that South Carolina black voters wanted a more conservative candidate.
Instead of winning over leftists and black voters, Kamala lost both.
Maya had been Hillary’s policy person. And that worked out badly. But Hillary was a control freak who kept a tight rein over everything. Kamala went out on debate stages without really understanding the radical programs that her sister had signed her up for. The flip-flopping over Medicare-for-All, a misleading name for a plan to destroy Medicare and take away everyone’s health insurance, did it.
Just as the same poison pill socialist plan torpedoed Elizabeth Warren’s brief time at the top.
Bernie’s plan to nationalize health care only works for him because he’s willing to live with the political consequences of raising taxes on the middle class and taking away everyone’s health plans. Neither Kamala nor Warren had the stomach to ride the socialist tiger without flip-flopping and obvious lies.
Unintentionally, Bernie Sanders destroyed both of their campaigns with his radical program.
The surge Kamala had gained by briefly playing the race card against Biden, vanished. Her campaign, always a house of cards, began coming apart. While her California pro mismanaged the national campaign, her sister had pushed her into the same political space as Bernie and Warren. Instead of being able to run as a moderate, she got steamrolled by the socialists she had stupidly embraced.
Kamala Harris for the People didn’t work structurally. The mismanaged staffing issues broke out into a civil war in the death match of the campaign with resignations, firings, budget cuts, and media leaks. It didn’t work on a policy level. Kamala didn’t have a message. It couldn’t even settle on a brand, trading slogans with the desperation of a gambler losing every game no matter how he plays the cards.
With no policy and no functional infrastructure, all that was left was a personality contest.
Kamala had been billed as the next Obama. Both their mothers were wealthy leftist radicals from privileged backgrounds who fastened onto black nationalism and married wealthy foreigners. They both had estranged black fathers and grew up outside the United States. Both had come through the dirty pipeline of urban politics while building inspirational brands. Both were newly minted senators.
But, despite the desperate efforts of her team of Clinton retreads, Kamala didn’t have any charisma. The more her media team tried to make her go viral, the more she came off as artificial and awkward.
The Clintonites didn’t make over Kamala into the next Obama. They made her over into Hillary Clinton.
Kamala tried to run on race, but she was a privileged girl from a wealthy family who slept her way into politics. Her social set wasn’t in Oakland, where she launched her campaign, but on Nob Hill. Her only real background was as a prosecutor, but in a pro-crime party and a radical campaign, she couldn’t talk about it. The more people listened to her, the more they realized she didn’t actually stand for anything.
What Kamala Harris for the People represented, besides a lack of proper spacing between words, was the incredible political potential of Kamala for the people who got on board with her campaign. That’s where that $36 million came from. Even as her poll numbers kept falling into the single digits, $11.6 million showed up in her war chest in the third quarter. Right before dropping out, Kamala cancelled yet another big money fundraiser with her top bundlers in New York for as much as $2,800 a ticket.
The money is there, but there’s no point when the talent isn’t showing up. The hedge funders throwing money at her were investing in a worthless stock whose value was inflated by false expectations. Kamala was going to be the next Obama because everyone said so. Especially the people hoping that it was so. But nobody actually asked what she stood for except getting elected to ever more important jobs.
And the answer, much like her campaign, turned out to be nothing.
After blowing through tens of millions of dollars, Kamala Harris dropped out before facing a single primary so as to preserve the illusion of her electability. A humiliating finish in Iowa or, worse New Hampshire, would have destroyed her potential in any future national election. And so Kamala Harris for the People shed its people, after wasting its campaign funds, to protect Kamala’s future ambitions.
The cowardly act of political calculation shows why Kamala will never be in the White House.
Presidents have to be willing to gamble everything. Kamala wasn’t Trump or Obama. She was Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton. Just as in her Willie Brown days, she wanted a sure thing and an easy ride. It wasn’t about the ideas, about the people who worked for her, who donated, campaigned, and believed in her.
There was never a Kamala Harris for the People. There was only a Kamala Harris for Kamala.

Kamala Can’t Cut It

Why the California Senator won’t be anybody’s choice for president of the United States.
Lloyd Billingsley

“So, to you my supporters, it is with deep regret – but also with deep gratitude – that I am suspending my campaign today.”
That was California Sen. Kamala Harris as she dropped out of the presidential race on Tuesday. Earlier that day, reports mentioned a super PAC reserving television time for the candidate in Iowa. On Monday, California governor Gavin Newsom announced plans to campaign for Harris in Iowa on December 14-15. As the Sacramento Bee reported, Newsom would canvas on behalf of Harris and “speak about the senator’s record on LGBT rights,” not a prominent theme in her presidential campaign.
Last month, Harris proclaimed “Our country is in a mental health crisis,” and “mental health care justice is on the ballot in 2020.” To that end, Harris planned to double the number of treatment beds nationwide and boost federal funding and education loan forgiveness for “mental health professionals.” In the style of rival Elizabeth Warren, Harris offered no price tag, and Californians may have spotted a re-run of the state’s Mental Health Services act, which raised some $13.2 billion with no noticeable benefits for anyone.
Harris raised $12 million in the first three months of her campaign, which got a boost from her jousts with Joe Biden over busing and segregation. In last month’s MSNBC “debate,” Harris proclaimed that “justice is on the ballot in 2020,” and blasted the “criminal living in the White House,” who deserved to be impeached. Harris also attacked candidate Tulsi Gabbard for criticizing the previous president on Fox News. Gabbard charged that Harris “will continue the status-quo” policy of “regime change wars.”
Like Warren, Kamala Harris supports Medicare for All, health care for illegal immigrants, and she proclaimed herself a “proud cosponsor of Senator Markey’s Green New Deal resolution.”  Harris also supports a 7.5 percent payroll tax increase on employers, a top tax bracket of 70 percent, and a death tax rate of 77 percent. So as Tom Steyer said, the debaters were all “progressives.”
After the debate, Harris campaign workers started to grumble. On her way out the door, operations director Kelly Mahlenbacher wrote, “I have never seen an organization treat its staff so poorly.” Pollsters went on record that Harris was the biggest negative surprise of the campaign.
The daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, Harris gained election the U.S. Senate in 2016, replacing Barbara Boxer. POTUS 44 proclaimed Harris “by far, the best looking attorney general in the country.” When Harris ran for that office in 2010, the Sacramento Bee endorsed her Republican rival, former Los Angeles district attorney Steve Cooley. Harris carried the race and served without distinction until 2017.
As district attorney of San Francisco, Harris styled herself a crime fighter of sorts. In her 2009 Smart on Crime: A Career Prosecutor’s Plan to Make us Safer, Harris found the number of nonviolent offenders “truly staggering” and put them at the top of her “crime pyramid.” As DA, Harris promised never to seek the death penalty and kept that promise when gang member David Hill used an AK-47 to gun down San Francisco police officer Isaac Espinoza. Even fellow Democrat Dianne Feinstein took Harris to task, as she alienated police across the state.
In the early going, Harris’ biggest booster was Democrat power broker Willie Brown, who pioneered the practice of “poontronage.” Brown appointed steady girlfriend Kamala Harris, 30 years his junior, to lucrative sinecures on the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board and California Medical Assistance Commission. Brown also raised money for Harris’ run for district attorney, but she was not his only choice on the romantic side.
Brown had a child with his fundraiser Carolyn Carpeneti, when he was 67 and she was 38. Brown was married at the time, so one might say that Kamala Harris was his third choice. Now, despite the good looks, toughness and brilliance hailed by POTUS 44, Kamala Harris won’t be anybody’s choice for president of the United States. That means, as one supporter tweeted, “no candidates of color are yet slated for the December debate. Six white candidates have qualified. Folks, that’s a huge red flag, and we need to talk about it.”
Democrat Eric Swalwell, a kind of Adam Schiff Mini-Me, dropped out in July. Beto O’Rourke told the nation he would take away their guns and by November he had stepped aside with little fanfare. Before candidate of color Kamala Harris did the same, BET founder Robert Johnson went on record that no Democrat in the field is “capable of beating Donald Trump, despite what the polls say.”
At odds over candidates, Democrats seem to agree on the strategy of impeaching President Trump. In that cause, Jerrold Nadler’s sequel to Adam Schiff’s impeachment show fires up Wednesday in the House Judiciary Committee, without participation from the White House or the mysterious “whistleblower.”
Meanwhile, the Iowa primary takes place on February 3, one day after the Super Bowl. As President Trump likes to say, we’ll have to see what happens.

City Journal
How Unskilled Immigrants Hurt Our Economy
Immigration’s bottom line has shifted so sharply that in a high-immigration state like California, native-born residents are paying up to ten times more in state and local taxes than immigrants generate in economic benefits.
The annual expenditure of state and local tax dollars on services for that population is $25.3 billion (DATED – NOW $35 BILLION AND ONLY GOING UP). That total amounts to a yearly burden of about $2,370 for a household headed by a U.S. citizen.
According to the Centers for Immigration Studies, April '11, at least 70% of Mexican illegal alien families receive some type of welfare in the US!!!


More than 7-in-10 households headed by immigrants in the state of California are on taxpayer-funded welfare, a new study reveals.

The latest Census Bureau data analyzed by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) finds that about 72 percent of households headed by noncitizens and immigrants use one or more forms of taxpayer-funded welfare programs in California — the number one immigrant-receiving state in the U.S. JOHN BINDER

This week, lawmakers unveiled a $1 billion health care plan that would include spending $250 million to extend health care coverage to all illegal alien adults. JENNIFER G. HICKEY

Two groups of Central American migrants made separate marches on the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana Tuesday, demanding that they be processed through the asylum system more quickly and in greater numbers, that deportations be halted and that President Trump either let them into the country or pay them $50,000 each to go home. MONICA SHOWALTER
This annual income for an impoverished American family is $10,000 less than the more than $34,500 in federal funds which are spent on each unaccompanied minor border crosser.

study by Tom Wong of the University of California at San Diego discovered that more than 25 percent of DACA-enrolled illegal aliens in the program have anchor babies. That totals about 200,000 anchor babies who are the children of DACA-enrolled illegal aliens. This does not include the anchor babies of DACA-qualified illegal aliens. JOHN BINDER

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