Trump Wastes No Time Going After ‘Nasty’ VP Pick Kamala Harris
But Sarah Palin offers some friendly, non-partisan advice.
The news that Democrats had selected Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s running mate had no sooner hit the wires when the Trump campaign released a hard-hitting ad.
In it, the campaign blasts Harris for “rushing to the radical left” for political purposes, lays out some of her more radical proposals, and reminds viewers how she attacked Joe Biden’s “racist policies.” Democratic voters, “smartly spotted a phony. But not Joe Biden. He’s not that smart.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 11, 2020
Trump himself in his afternoon presser repeatedly brought up Harris’ nastiness to Brett Kavanaugh. “She was extraordinarily nasty to Kavanaugh,” he said. “She was nasty to a level that was just a horrible thing.” If Donald Trump had a dime for every time he’ll be calling Harris nasty he’d be as rich as Donald Trump.
Her Rivals Applaud “Tenacious” Senator
But it appears that “nasty” is what Democrats were looking for. They just used different words.
Susan Rice, who was reportedly the runner-up for the gig, called Harris a “tenacious and trailblazing leader.”
— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) August 11, 2020
Another possible candidate, California Rep. Karen Bass, also described Harris as “tenacious.”
@KamalaHarris is a great choice for Vice President.
Her tenacious pursuit of justice and relentless advocacy for the people is what is needed right now. 1/ pic.twitter.com/Fnv9SgWxDc
— Karen Bass (@KarenBassTweets) August 11, 2020
And a third, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, said Biden and Harris “will be a fierce team.” Are we detecting a theme?
— Gretchen Whitmer (@gretchenwhitmer) August 11, 2020
Looking at the Record
Meanwhile, National Review’s Jim Geraghty re-released a devastating 20-part Twitter thread laying out 20 troubling moments in Harris’ public career. It’s based on his “20 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Kamala Harris”.
With many talking heads, including those on Fox News, saying Harris was tested during the primary debates, folks were quick to tweet out how she failed that test. More specifically, they reposted the video of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard destroying Harris’ campaign in less than a minute. (That’s why Harris is the nominee’s vice-presidential choice, not the nominee.)
In light of recent news, let us remember the moment that Tulsi Gabbard completely destroyed Sen. Kamala Harris’ political career. pic.twitter.com/c8MzcSpQ8k
— Hi, I Think I’m Real (@thinkimreal) August 11, 2020
And there was quick reminder that Harris compares our ICE officers enforcing immigration law to the KKK.
FLASHBACK: Joe Biden's running mate Kamala Harris compared ICE officers enforcing immigration law to the KKK.pic.twitter.com/mn5NcT3NZW
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) August 11, 2020
Activist Candace Owens burned Harris like a match.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) August 11, 2020
Then there’s this gem:
FYI, #Kamala is not a Black American.
She’s the biracial daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants.
Even when they’re trying to pander, Democrats put Black Americans last.
— Rob Smith 🇺🇸 (@robsmithonline) August 11, 2020
Sarah Palin Warns “Don’t Get Muzzled”
Former GOP VP candidate Sarah Palin offered some free non-partisan advice, the lessons she and former VP candidate Geraldine Ferraro learned. Two big points: “Don’t get muzzled” and “out of the chute trust no one new.”
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Congrats to the democrat VP pick 🇺🇸 Climb upon Geraldine Ferraro’s and my shoulders, and from the most amazing view in your life consider lessons we learned: 1) out of the chute trust no one new; 2) fight mightily to keep your own team with you – they know you, know your voice, and most importantly are trustworthy; 3) don’t get muzzled – connect with media and voters in your own unique way. Some yahoos running campaigns will suffocate you with their own self-centered agenda so remember YOU were chosen for who YOU are. So stay connected with America as you smile and ignore deceptive “handlers” trying to change you; 4) some fun terms you may learn: “OTR” – an orchestrated campaign stop that’s meant to look un-orchestrated where you “normalize” in front of voters. (I’d remembered not packing my running shoes, they turned it into a whole campaign stop with media detailing my every move trying on shoes.) OTR’s get bizarre (try eating in front of vultures looking for the “gotcha” shot!) but my team made OTR’s the second most fun thing! “Ropeline”: thee MOST fun thing! Every single handshake and holler and hug and smile melted my heart, energized my soul, and gave me the utmost hope in the greatest country on earth! The ropeline is often the only way to literally touch those whom you wish to serve, so be sincere in looking in their eyes, understanding why they’re there, never forgetting they represent the innumerable Americans putting their trust in you to serve for the right reasons. It’s who and what they represent that is all that matters! 5) don’t forget the women who came before you; 6) have fun! This IS the greatest country in the world and hopefully you’ll be blessed beyond belief, like I was, with meeting new people from all walks of life and see just how great it is! 🇺🇸 more to come… including one of the funniest things in my life, right before my debate with Sen. Joe Biden… stay tuned! – Sarah Palin
Biden and Harris Will Appear Together Tomorrow
At least the guy she’ll be debating kept it warm and fuzzy. The ever-genial Mike Pence congratulated Harris and said, “See you in Salt Lake City,” site of the VP debate in October.
Joe Biden will see Harris tomorrow. The Democratic ticket will appear together for the first time tomorrow in Delaware.