She may be the current frontrunner for the 2020 nomination but Democrat Kamala Harris continues to demonstrate that she is just an empty pantsuit armed with a plethora of DNC talking points that she dispenses to a fawning media.
2020 Watch: @KamalaHarris -in NH-asked about having to move to the left to compete with @BernieSanders — tells @pdoocy “I am not a Democratic socialist” #nhpolitics #FITN #2020election pic.twitter.com/hrMAAxCyp3
— Paul Steinhauser (@steinhauserNH1) 18 февраля 2019 г.
While the leaderless Democrats continue their journey to the far left with the embrace of socialist redistribution schemes like government jobs for all, free college tuition, free healthcare, and a borderless society, there is still a certain amount of stigma attached to the dreaded “S” word with many of the machine politicians like Harris.
Even though she called for the complete elimination of private insurance during a CNN town hall last month and then had to walk it back, California’s junior senator is pushing the same crackpot schemes that have been pitched to gullible millennials and the unproductive underclass by snake oil salespeople like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Just don’t call it socialism.In an interview with CNN’s John King that is making the rounds this morning, Harris denied being a “socialist” while emphatically stating that she is a progressive Democrat although one would be hard-pressed to find much difference between the two anymore.
Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris: “I’m a progressive Democrat. I am a Democrat, I’m a proud Democrat. I’m not a socialist. I believe that the people in our country today want leaders who understand … that everyone does not have equal opportunity to success” pic.twitter.com/31BHAuor10
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) 24 февраля 2019 г.
But in the same breath, Harris announced that not only did she firmly support the socialist Trojan horse known as the Green New Deal but also insisted that America can afford what would be an astronomically expensive project to completely remake the nation in a mere ten years at the cost of untold trillions of dollars.
According to Senator Harris, money is trivial compared to the radical transformation of the United States that will surely please all of those big environmentalist donors the likes of Tom Steyer who are set to profit exponentially from a government crusade to end global warming.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) said in an interview airing Sunday that the United States could afford trillion dollars of spending in the Green New Deal.
CNN host John King spoke to Harris and asked about the realism behind the proposals dominating the nascent Democratic primary, which appears to be a race to the left among Harris and the other leading candidates.
“If you talk to Democratic voters, they’re hungry and they want ideas. So you’ll hear things like the Green New Deal. You’ll hear things like Medicare for all, you hear things whether it’s taxes … at what point do you say that’s our north star but we have to be realists?” King asked.
“There’s no question we have to be practical. but being practical also recognizes that climate change is an existential threat to us,” Harris responded. “Being practical recognizes that greenhouse gas emissions are threatening our air and threatening the planet and that it is well within our capacity as human beings to change our behaviors in a way that we can reduce its effects. That’s practical.”
“Can we afford it?” King asked.
“Of course we can afford it,” Harris said.
Never mind the existential threat from cow flatulence, that was some serious hot gas coming out of Kamala’s pie hole.
The Green New Deal is already akin to religious dogma with Democratic party hopefuls as they kowtow to their extremist base but there is still no answer – especially from a woman who strives to be the nation’s first female POTUS – on how it will be paid for.
But that just doesn’t matter because its somebody else’s money.
And that IS socialism.