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Her personality. Yes, she has plenty of other baggage, of which we politicos know well – sometimes too well – but a good portion of voters go by personality. (See: Trump, Donald.)
People have a fairly sophisticated sense of a ‘good’ person, and television and public appearances amplify personality. Of course, every public figure works tirelessly to present the best ‘side’ of themselves. This is basic human nature, but I argue that, like so-called reality television shows, we all can see the reality of the artifice, and the artifice in the reality, and get a pretty good sense of the person.
Here, Kamala has just spoken on the seriousness and gravity of actually impeaching a US President. The tone of the room is solemn. The importance of this event was, and was meant to be seen as, historic. Now it’s Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s turn to speak. Ms. Harris is distracted and is seen giggling over something. Schumer admonishes her looking over his glasses and… well, you just have to see her reaction.
In the clip below, I want to focus on the footage of Kamala starting at around 4:45. She is speaking at a Biden event and apparently telling a story. It’s difficult to describe my reaction, which I would assume is widely shared, but this woman comes off as unserious and immature, for lack of a better description. Imagine any other politician, male or female, telling a story with this kind of abandon and delight. It doesn’t matter what she’s talking about, her demeanor is reminiscent of a high school cheerleader who can’t wait to tell her friends the latest hilarious gossip about the quarterback. Notice how the audience members standing behind her in the frame are not joining in her revelry.
There are many examples of Ms. Harris looking self-indulgent, narcissistic, and inappropriately casual.
But then we have the prosecutorial Kamala.
Watch out! She means business! She’s downright scary. She comes off as ruthless, determined, uncompromising, and holding a demeanor of sour contempt for effect:
Or just remember her attitude toward Brett Kavanaugh.
Finally, here is Kamala Harris herself going on record telling the American people how it is perfectly acceptable to delve into 36-year-old allegations of someone’s past behaviors. So I guess people can do that with her life without claims of sexism and unfairness, right?