WH Asks Hillary Staffers How to Make Kamala More Likable

 

Vice President Kamala Harris is the best-positioned politician in the country. After six years as California Attorney General and just four as U.S. senator, the 56-year-old was catapulted to the number two position in government. She’s a heartbeat away from the presidency, understudying for a doddering septuagenarian who may not have a lot of heartbeats left in him.

Yet, she has a serious image problem. Voters find her cold and unlikable. She couldn’t get Democrat support for her presidential run, dropping out before voting began. Her current polling is underwater, with 45% approval and 48% disapproval — the lowest numbers for any VP since Spiro Agnew. 2024 looms and she needs to right the ship, pronto.

Time for a political PR supergroup to combine forces; gurus of spin with decades of experience making brittle politicians seem warm and approachable.

A group of the Democratic Party’s most influential women met for dinner at a home in the nation’s capital last month to game out how to defend Vice President Kamala Harris and her chief of staff, Tina Flournoy, against a torrent of bad press.

..The host was Kiki McLean, a Democratic public affairs expert and former adviser to both Clintons.

Her guests included Harris confidant Minyon Moore; two former DNC officials, Donna Brazile and Leah Daughtry; Biden adviser and leader of his outside group, Stephanie Cutter; former Hillary Clinton spokeswomen and Democratic strategists Adrienne Elrod and Karen Finney; and former Obama White House communications director Jennifer Palmieri.

That’s right: The White House is leaning on Hillary Clinton staffers to make Kamala Harris more likable.

Unsurprisingly, Hillary’s brain trust doesn’t blame Kamala’s numerous gaffes, political failures, or creepy laughing at various tragedies. No, the bad coverage is obviously due to racism and sexism.

“Many of us lived through the Clinton campaign, and want to help curb some of the gendered dynamics in press coverage that impacted HRC,” this source said. “It was like: ‘We’ve seen this before.’ It’s subtle. But when things aren’t going well for a male politician, we ask very different questions, and they’re not held to account the way a woman leader is.”

You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Kamala’s critics into what I call the basket of deplorables. But what difference, at this point, does it make? I think her new PR team will easily wipe away all the bad coverage, like with a cloth or something.

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  1. Stad Coolidge
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    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: That’s right: The White House is leaning on Hillary Clinton staffers to make Kamala Harris more likable.

    So, the folks who could not make Hillary more likable to the voting public are going to work their magic on this turd?  Polish away . . .

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  2. Percival Thatcher
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    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: That’s right: The White House is leaning on Hillary Clinton staffers to make Kamala Harris more likable.

    Hillary giving comportment lessons?

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  3. Fritz Coolidge
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    @Fritz

    Newest “enhanced interrogation” technique –>  force victim to listen to these witches around their cauldron chardonnay.

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  4. James Salerno Inactive
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    I don’t think public perception matters anymore because elections no longer matter. If they want her to be president, she will be president.

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  5. Vince Guerra Member
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    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: She couldn’t get Democrat support for her presidential run, dropping out before voting began. Her current polling is underwater, with 45% approval and 48% disapproval — the lowest numbers for any VP since Spiro Agnew. 2024 looms and she needs to right the ship, pronto.

    Biden sitting in the White House is proof positive that none of this matters. All you need is a few machines, a little math, and an uninterested GOP establishment to sit back and let them seat whoever they want. It’s alright though. They’ll all still make plenty of dough regardless of who’s in control. 

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  6. Vance Richards Member
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    After Hillary teaches her how to be likable, maybe Trump can teach her how to be humble.

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  7. Full Size Tabby Member
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: That’s right: The White House is leaning on Hillary Clinton staffers to make Kamala Harris more likable.

    So, the folks who could not make Hillary more likable to the voting public are going to work their magic on this turd? Polish away . . .

    But Hillary’s turd polishers got awfully close to getting her to victory in 2016. And the media today is even more practiced at the claim that any criticism of a black woman is racism / sexism today than it was five years ago. They’ve gotten to practice on various members of “The Squad” and on Stacey Abrams.

    Bernie Sanders’ crew has a much more successful track record of making a horrible person likable enough to a non-trivial portion of the electorate, but that crew may have refused to work with Kamala Harris. 

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  8. Jim McConnell Member
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    Vince Guerra (View Comment):

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: She couldn’t get Democrat support for her presidential run, dropping out before voting began. Her current polling is underwater, with 45% approval and 48% disapproval — the lowest numbers for any VP since Spiro Agnew. 2024 looms and she needs to right the ship, pronto.

    Biden sitting in the White House is proof positive that none of this matters. All you need is a few machines, a little math, and an uninterested GOP establishment to sit back and let them seat whoever they want. It’s alright though. They’ll all still make plenty of dough regardless of who’s in control.

    I’m reluctantly beginning to think you are right, Vince.

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  9. Percival Thatcher
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  10. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
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    Vince Guerra (View Comment):

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: She couldn’t get Democrat support for her presidential run, dropping out before voting began. Her current polling is underwater, with 45% approval and 48% disapproval — the lowest numbers for any VP since Spiro Agnew. 2024 looms and she needs to right the ship, pronto.

    Biden sitting in the White House is proof positive that none of this matters. All you need is a few machines, a little math, and an uninterested GOP establishment to sit back and let them seat whoever they want. It’s alright though. They’ll all still make plenty of dough regardless of who’s in control.

    Right now, Calif’s besieged governor is setting up the delivery of who knows how many mail in ballots that will be used for the Recall election he has scheduled for Set 14th.

    He congratulates himself for his thoughtfulness in doing this, as he explains that each and every ballot that is used will lessen the possibility of COVID spreading!

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  11. Jon Gabriel, Ed. Admin
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    A Babylon Bee writer just reminded me that he predicted this

    .

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  12. Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Democracy) Thatcher
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    Obama thought Hillary was “likeable enough”.

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  13. Percival Thatcher
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    Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… (View Comment):

    Obama thought Hillary was “likeable enough”.

    You’ve got to admire how he could lie like that with a straight face.

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  14. Western Chauvinist Member
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    I “Liked” this post just for the headline. I’m laughing so hard!

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  15. Alan Aronoff Member
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    In 2024, HIllary will join Kamala for the Democrat ticket for the White House. Their campaign will be called Cackles and Cankles.

     

     

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  16. Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Democracy) Thatcher
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    Percival (View Comment):

    Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… (View Comment):

    Obama thought Hillary was “likeable enough”.

    You’ve got to admire how he could lie like that with a straight face.

    Obama was very good at delivering a “compliment” that was actually an insult. 

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  17. davenr321 Coolidge
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    Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… (View Comment):

    Obama thought Hillary was “likeable enough”.

    You’ve got to admire how he could lie like that with a straight face.

    Obama was very good at delivering a “compliment” that was actually an insult

    All of which point to Obama’s high-octane political talent, something to be admired, envied, coveted, and studied.

    OK, but this is about Harris. Hillary did manage to get quite a lot of votes in 2016 and she was not unsuccessful as a Senator. I give her an “F” in foreign policy, but perhaps instability in the Middle East was the goal.

    But I digress. Hillary was liked – by people who find her kind likable. Not me, but maybe the ladies of Tri Pi… Harris isn’t at that level of likable and won’t be.

    So what? She was tapped, accepted, initiated, and is thus in. 

    What she is not is smart. Hillary is smart. Smart beats unlikable like crazy beats strong. Harris needs to convince “us” she’s smart. And she can’t ‘cos she ain’t. And her machine isn’t smart, either. I for one hope that Biden lives to the 2024 election and we can vote ‘em out properly.

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  18. Percival Thatcher
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: That’s right: The White House is leaning on Hillary Clinton staffers to make Kamala Harris more likable.

    So, the folks who could not make Hillary more likable to the voting public are going to work their magic on this turd? Polish away . . .

    We don’t know for a fact that what we’re seeing now isn’t the improved version – Hillary 2.0.

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  19. Stad Coolidge
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    Percival (View Comment):

    Hold still, Hillary!  You’re making it hard to aim my tomato . . .

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  20. Stad Coolidge
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    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):
    But Hillary’s turd polishers got awfully close to getting her to victory in 2016.

    True, but Harris dropped out before the first the Democrat primary, she was so unpopular.  Hillary Clinton was a feminist cause and already popular with many people.  Kamala Harris is a bats**t crazy, laughing hyena who got her foot in the door of politics by making the right “connection” with Willie Brown.

    IMHO, there ain’t enough polish or polishers to make Harris likable.  Still, she’s going to get into the White House because Biden simply isn’t going to make it.  He’s already gone (cue the Eagles’ song) . . .

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  21. I Walton Member
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    The Dems didn’t know it was going to be stolen last time and had pathetic candidates.  This time they’ll know they’re going to win and will try to get a credible candidate.

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  22. KevinKrisher Inactive
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    One wonders how Kamala spends her time these days. She’s probably pretty busy with her current assignments – resolving the crisis at the border, shepherding the “For the People” Act through Congress, all that stuff.

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  23. EHerring Coolidge
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    draft comment-check to be sure post isn’t on main feed-oopsie-delete comment

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  24. Western Chauvinist Member
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    EHerring (View Comment):

    draft comment-check to be sure post isn’t on main feed-oopsie-delete comment

    What? You’re afraid of being suicided? 

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  25. Percival Thatcher
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    Hold still, Hillary! You’re making it hard to aim my tomato . . .

    It’s a technique she picked up dodging sniper fire on the Sarajevo airport  tarmac.

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  26. EHerring Coolidge
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    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    EHerring (View Comment):

    draft comment-check to be sure post isn’t on main feed-oopsie-delete comment

    What? You’re afraid of being suicided?

    Before the weekend is over.

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  27. Rightfromthestart Coolidge
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    Alan Aronoff (View Comment):

    In 2024, HIllary will join Kamala for the Democrat ticket for the White House. Their campaign will be called Cackles and Cankles.

     

     

    If Hillary’s in the VP slot we can be sure Kamala gets Arkancided or some long lost scandal arises to take her out. In fact that’s exactly what I’ve  been worried about, Joe gets the 25th Hillary ( the real 16 winner in their eyes) gets the VP slot and Kamala gets the Agnew. 

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  28. Percival Thatcher
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    @Percival

    Lesson #1. Always remember to point into the crowd as if you recognize a friend.

    Especially if you have no friends.

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  29. Randy Weivoda Moderator
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    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: That’s right: The White House is leaning on Hillary Clinton staffers to make Kamala Harris more likable.

    It kind of makes sense, though, right? Let’s say you are hiring a mercenary army.  You probably aren’t looking for soldiers who fought on the winning side of a war where they so outnumbered the enemy that anybody could have pulled off a victory.  You want soldiers who had to fight a very uphill battle.  Even if in the end they lost, you know they can fight a very difficult fight against long odds. 

    Anybody can work on a campaign for someone who is likeable.  If you want some battle-tested veterans who better than the staffers for the most-hated woman for about 25 years running?

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  30. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge
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    Congrats, @exjon – linked off Instapundit.

     

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