Kamala: Racism, Sexism Impacting My ‘Electability’

In an interview with Axios on HBO, presidential hopeful Kamala Harris suggested America is not morally evolved enough to elect a “woman of color” to the White House.

“Talking about what I describe and believe to be the elephant in the room about my campaign,” said Harris, who has fallen to at least fourth or fifth place among her fellow Democrat competitors. Asked what that elephant is, Harris replied, “Electability. Electability. Essentially, is America ready for a woman and a woman of color to be president of the United States?”

Much like Hillary Clinton blaming sexism for her own failed presidential runs, Harris wants to shift the blame from herself to the perceived racism and sexism of American voters. The question she should be asking herself is: Is America ready for a power-hungry radical leftist woman of color to be President?

“There is a lack of ability or a difficulty in imagining that someone who we have never seen can do a job that has been done, you know, forty-five times by someone who is not that person,” she added incoherently.

Kamala Harris

On January 21, 2018, Harris announced that she was launching a campaign for the presidential election of 2020. Six days later, she kicked off her campaign with a speech before thousands of supporters in Oakland, California…

Harris enumerated a series of uncomfortable “truths” about American life. Among them were the following:

  • “Women are paid on average 80 cents on the dollar. Black women, 63 cents. Latinas, 53 cents.”
  • “Climate change is real and it is happening now. From wildfires In the west to hurricanes in the east, to floods and droughts in the heartland, we’re not gonna buy the lie. We’re gonna act, based on science fact, not science fiction.”
  • “Racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, transphobia are real in this country. They are age-old forms of hate with new fuel. And we need to speak that truth so we can deal with it.”
  • “[T]oo many unarmed black men and women are killed in America. Too many black and brown Americans are locked up. From mass incarceration to cash bail to policing, our criminal justice system needs drastic repair.”

After laying out her description of a nation where racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, and all manner of hatred and intolerance were ubiquitous, Harris proceeded to condemn the “powerful forces trying to sow hate and division among us.”

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EDITORS NOTE: This Discover the Networks column is republished with permission. All rights reserved.

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