“Just what exactly do progressives — especially those with antipathy to law enforcement — get from a Joe Biden/Kamala Harris ticket? The media has spent much of the past thirty hours celebrating this union rather than analyzing it, but not everyone’s tossing confetti. . . . These are not new concerns; last year, back when the New York Times felt more comfortable in drilling into Harris’ record, it laid out the issues in more detail.”
The best thing about a contested primary is that it’s basically the only time the press will report anything negative about leading Democrats.
Remember when @TulsiGabbard reminded Kamala Harris of her terrible record of locking up thousands of young minorities, of being an overzealous drug warrior and of her record as a harsh prosecutor?
I do. t.co/xhLfBqxGGs
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 11, 2020
As Gabbard pointed out, then California attorney general, Harris was responsible for putting “over 1,500 people in jail for marijuana violations and then laughed about it when she was asked if she ever smoked marijuana.”
Harris’ office also blocked DNA evidence that could have freed a man who may be innocent. And what’s more, as Gabbard said, “She kept people in prison beyond their sentences to use them as cheap labor for the state of California. And she fought to keep (the) cash bail system in place that impacts poor people in the worst kind of way.”
UPDATE: A friend on Facebook comments: “As my conservative friends relish the ‘unwinnable Biden/Harris ticket,’ I’m reminded of when my liberal friends were celebrating the ‘unwinnable Trump/Pence ticket.’ The American voter can be (and usually is) a fairly contrary critter. Taking them for granted is a quick way to get a November wakeup call.”
Yep. And they’ll have that famous five-to-fifteen point media wind at their back. Don’t get cocky, kids. Get out and work for it if you want to win.