Senator Kamala Swings and Misses at Debate Against VP Mike Pence
The vice-presidential debate may have been a focus on the potential presidential pinch hitters, but Joe Biden’s surrogate Kamala Harris struck out.
Mike Pence was on his game, and like Nolan Ryan facing an inexperienced rookie, it was really no contest. But even if she were better at debating, she couldn’t have carried Biden’s water—especially when the instructions are to avoid answering difficult questions at all costs.
Strike 1 was her stubborn parroting of Joe Biden’s insistence that he would not raise taxes on ordinary Americans. Whoever coached her just to say that and move on hoping everyone would accept it, overlooked the inherent conflict in her assertion.
The Vice President asked the logical question, “If Joe plans to strike down President Trump’s tax decreases, which mean that average Americans have around $4,000 more to spend each year, how is that not raising taxes?”
Having forgotten to do the math, Kamala squirmed, smirked, and made faces. She had to leave that one on the table—a terrible debating strategy.
Strike 2 was about packing the Supreme Court. Again, she had to bear the burden of not admitting that is exactly Joe Biden’s plan. “Is that your plan?” asked the Vice President repeatedly. Following orders, she refused to answer (which means yes they do).
Instead, her handlers figured that a lame comparison between Abraham Lincoln’s delaying an appointment during the final three weeks before his term expired in 1864 was ample precedent. Besides, if you want to talk about “packing,” what about all those radical judges the Trump Administration appointed—and, and, not one of them was Black! Her answer made it clear that Biden values skin color more than anything else. But that should have been obvious to us when he picked Kamala Harris as his running mate, instead of the more popular Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar.
Vice President Pence didn’t even dignify Kamala’s obvious race baiting. Instead, he skewered her with a simple statement: “The straight answer is, they are going to pack the Supreme Court if they somehow win this election.”
Strike 3 was a fast ball Kamala didn’t see coming. In response to her criticism that President Trump has somehow weakened our country’s standing in the world, Vice President Pence pointed out Biden’s failure to confront ISIS terrorists and save American lives, for example Kayla Mueller while he was in the White House.
Said, the Vice President, “When Joe Biden was vice president, they hesitated for a month…Her family says—if President Trump had been president, they believe Kayla would be alive today.”
And to Kamala’s obvious deer-in-the-headlights embarrassment and confusion, he pointed out that Kayla’s family was in the audience. The best she could come up with was how sorry she was.
There was a light moment when a fly perched on the Vice President’s head causing Twitter giggles and predictable ridicule from snarky liberals, who are tired of being reminded of Joe Biden’s failures and racist gaffes. The fly’s two-minute perch served as comic relief and temporary cover for Kamala’s dreadful debate performance.
The fly left eventually. But the bad smell of Kamala’s obfuscation and surrogate lies for Joe Biden lingered throughout the debate. Voted the most liberal Senator—even more so than commies Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Senator Bernie Sanders—Kamala may be running for office, but she can’t hide from her flip-flops and radical position changes.
To be fair, Kamala wasn’t terrible. She didn’t lose her train of thought or thank black women for stocking grocery store shelves so she could survive Covid like her running mate did , but she was obviously not accustomed to having to eat her own words as Vice President Pence confronted her with her own liberal record of failures.
Welcome to the big leagues, Kamala. Sit down, rookie. You struck out.