Joe Biden’s team has selected Kamala Harris, still not sure if Biden knows, he might have even announced it, but does he really know? With cognitive issues looming in Biden’s performance, his hiding in his basement may be the best play the Democrats can come up with. Certainly bringing in an authoritarian like Harris will make some of his base happy, being a super left progressive and having failed records on criminal justice, drug enforcement, and legal standing, Harris brings little to the table except her race and gender.
With Harris most certainly being chosen on her race and gender, Democrats have once again shown they are the party of racism and sexism. Being the party who pushed for the crime bill, Jim Crow, Segregation, the KKK. The Party of the Democrats certainly never disappoints its founding base, however, the progressive left has made a critical mistake here, they have taken a candidate that was polling less than 2% when he dropped out, having been shellacked by Tulsi Gabbard in the debates for her incarceration of marijuana offenders and her hypocritical use of “weed” then laughing about it.
Harris was a prosecutor in California and by all accounts horribly abusive and authoritarian in her rule. Harris was a leader in the junta of Democratic state attorneys general that attempted to criminalize dissent in the matter of global warming, using her office’s investigatory powers to target and harass non-profit policy groups while she and her counterpart in New York attempted to shake down Exxon on phony fraud cases.
Until she was stopped by a federal court, Harris was sending out subpoenas on organizations such as the Americans for Prosperity Foundation, a right wing group that is critical of Democratic global-warming proposals. She demanded private information that the organizations were not required or obliged to disclose, including financial information and donor lists, in order to be able to subject the supporters of conservative groups to legal and financial harassment. This was, as a federal judge confirmed, an obvious and unquestionable violation of the First Amendment, thankfully, no imagine her being the President, with Biden sliding fast, if they win, she will be President.
It was also a serious abuse of power. Harris’s actions were coordinated with those of then attorney general Eric Schneiderman in New York, who argued — preposterously — that Exxon’s taking a different view of global warming was a form of securities fraud. This isn’t a conspiracy theory: They held a press conference and organized their effort into a committee, which they called AGs United for Clean Power. Showing that having a difference of opinion is a crime to her and other members of the Democratic Party.
This was not happening in a political vacuum. At approximately the same time, the IRS was being weaponized to harass and disadvantage right-leaning nonprofits and policy organizations, for example, leaking the confidential tax information of the National Organization for Marriage as an act of political retaliation, an offense for which the IRS was obliged to pay a settlement. (The IRS’s other abuses, as in the Lois Lerner matter, remain largely unpunished.) A lawyer with connections to Barack Obama and Andrew Cuomo attempted to extort billions of dollars from Chevron in a mammoth racketeering project that involved falsifying evidence and bribing judges, a project that was cheered on by green activists such as musician Roger Waters and Democratic operatives such as former Cuomo aide Karen Hinton, both of whom had negotiated for themselves a percentage of the settlement. That went on until a federal judge intervened on RICO grounds. Democratic voices in the media were calling for the authorities to — this part is even less subtle —“arrest climate change deniers,” a project to which activists such as Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. lent their voices.
Written by Chuck Chapin