She suggested that the local school district had failed, adding, “There are moments in history where states fail to preserve the civil rights of all people.”
"There are moments in history where states fail to preserve the civil rights of all people"
WATCH: Biden and Harris tense exchange during #DemDebate2https://t.co/wv3ONsPwk3pic.twitter.com/uYmveslSqf
— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) June 28, 2019
The audience loved Kamala’s attack on Joe. And her campaign honored her planned attack by quickly posting a photo of Kamala as a child in pigtails.
But it was all a lie. Harris said she was a student in only the second class to integrate at Berkeley public schools.
There was a little girl in California who was bussed to school. That little girl was me. #DemDebatepic.twitter.com/XKm2xP1MDH
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 28, 2019
Kamala’s parents were successful professionals. Kamala went to school in Berkeley for only 2 years. She then moved with her mother at age seven to Canada where she attended grade school and high school.
Kamala Harris was born in 1964
She claims she was only the second class to integrate at the Berkeley public schools.
Kamala lied. Actually the classrooms in Berkeley were already integrated in 1963 — before she was born. Here’s a photo from the 1963 Berkeley yearbook.
And here’s a photo from the Berkeley 1964 yearbook — the year Kamala was born.
Kamala Harris was only off by about 20 years.
The next time Kamala harris plays the race card for sympathy she should try to get her facts straight.This article was sourced from The Gateway Pundit
Kamala Harris fundraising off ‘that little girl was me’ shirts
The Kamala Harris campaign is fundraising off of a viral confrontation at the Democratic debate between her and Joe Biden over race.
Perhaps the most memorable moment of Thursday’s debate was a jab from the California senator directed at the 76-year-old Biden over racial issues.
She declared, “ That little girl is me,” in regard to Biden’s past reticence over forced integration of public schools through busing. She had previously criticized Biden’s recent comments about working with two notorious segregationists decades ago.
“It was not only that, but you also worked with them to oppose busing. There was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools and she was bused to school every day,” Harris, 54, told Biden. “That little girl was me.”
During the debate, her campaign tweeted out a photo of her as a young child with pigtails and staring fiercely into the camera. The caption read, “There was a little girl in California who was bussed to school. That little girl was me. #DemDebate.”
There was a little girl in California who was bussed to school. That little girl was me. #DemDebatepic.twitter.com/XKm2xP1MDH— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 28, 2019
Hours after the exchange, a shirt with that same photo was on sale on her campaign’s online store for about $30.
A post shared by Kamala Harris (@kamalaharris) on Jun 27, 2019 at 9:40pm PDT
During the debate, Biden responded to Harris by saying that before he was elected to the Senate from Delaware in 1972, he worked to get people who were incarcerated out of prison, drawing a subtle comparison to Harris, who served as the district attorney for San Francisco from 2004 to 2011 and attorney general of California from 2011 to 2017.
“It’s a mischaracterization of my position across the board. I do not praise racists. That is not true.” Biden said. “If we want to have this campaign litigated on who supports civil rights, whether I did or not, I’m happy to do that.
“I was a public defender. I didn’t become a prosecutor. I left a good form to become a public defender. When in fact my city was in flames because of the assassination of Dr. King,” Biden said.
Biden is the front-runner among the more-than 20 contenders for president. The latest RealClearPolitics national average of polls has him at 32% support among Democrats. Harris is so far bringing in 7% support.This article was sourced from Washington Examiner
The media myth-building of Kamala Harris continues after debate
The media myth-building of Kamala Harris continues after debate
Whether you watched the various bits of media analysis of last night’s debate in real-time or are catching up this morning, you’re probably sensing two themes emerging from the various liberal expert analysts.
The first is that Joe Biden did terribly, looked old and tired and was outmaneuvered at every turn. The second theme can be summed up in a far more digestible soundbite. Wasn’t Kamala Harris AWESOME?!?!?!
Despite most of the candidates only receiving a paltry amount of screen time to make their marks (Yang got less than three minutes total), journalists across the band are zooming in on one exchange. It was the moment when California Senator Kamala Harris got all up in Joe Biden’s grill over his claims of comity with a couple of his openly segregationist colleagues and his opposition to bussing back in the days before Mayor Pete Buttigieg was even born. (Associated Press)
Kamala Harris spoke slowly but bluntly as she stared at Joe Biden, then began treating him as a hostile witness.
The former federal prosecutor turned California senator started by saying she didn’t think the former vice president “was a racist.” But she criticized him for recently “defending segregationists” in the Senate and for once opposing mandatory busing of students to desegregated public schools.
Harris described a young girl in the 1970s who boarded such buses before dramatically offering, “That little girl was me.”
Here’s the video from CNBC. The exchange in question starts right near the top.
The part of that exchange that the Associated Press coverage, along with a number of other outlets left out was when Harris said that hearing Biden make those statements was personally very “hurtful.” It’s in the video above, however. But if this is the moment Harris is relying on to break out of the middle of the pack, it’s problematic at best.
Why? Because if you’re angling to be the leader of the free world, I’m not sure that your best defining moment is saying insufficiently woke man hurt my feelings. What are you going to do when Nicolas Maduro calls you the daughter of Satan? Hide in the West Wing and sob?
Getting back to the dueling themes unfolding this morning, I can understand why the liberal bastions of the commentariat desperately want to give Harris her moment while finding ways to slow down the Biden juggernaut. Many of them still haven’t recovered from their nagging case of 2016 poutrage and very much want to see a woman in the Oval Office. If it can be a woman of color, that’s just a bonus. But their options are rather limited at this point. As of Wednesday’s RCP average, only two women (Harris and Elizabeth Warren) are registering support above one percent. Warren has been showing some surprising juice in the last couple of polls, but it remains to be seen if that’s real momentum or a couple of outliers.
Also, Warren tends to be a terrible candidate on the stump, generally coming across like she’s lecturing you more than engaging you in a conversation. She seems fragile, and it’s not hard to imagine her folding like a wet paper bag in the face of a blustering Donald Trump in a head-to-head debate.
So that leaves us with Harris. She’s a bit better on the stump than Warren, but she hasn’t caught fire in the imagination of the primary voters, so the establishment media needs to give her a push. It’s true that she’s doing better than twenty of the other nomination hopefuls, but that’s not saying much. There’s still a 25 point gulf between her and Joe Biden in the RCP average. Certainly not impossible to make up with all the time that’s left, but the challenges are obvious, so she’ll need a little help from her friends at MSNBC and CNN.
And what of poor Joe Biden, the insufficiently woke, painfully white, definitively cisgender, straight septuagenarian Christian male? I tend to agree with our friend Jim Geraghty’s assessment. Biden is still in good shape but he’s looking a little less invincible now than the prior polls might have led you to believe.
One night won’t sink the Joe Biden campaign, but boy, did he look like he had a glass jaw, and he also seems to have aged a decade since he left the vice presidency. When asked what his first priority as president would be, Biden answered that it would be defeating Donald Trump.
This night shouldn’t have gone this badly for him. “Build upon what we’ve done” is probably a more reassuring and appealing message than completely scrapping the entire existing system of private health insurance.
Biden supporters shouldn’t be heading for the panic room just yet. One single debate has probably never definitively killed the electoral hopes of any candidate with the possible exception of Richard Nixon in 1960. Of course, that race was also between a Vice President and a Senator, so who knows?