It’s easy to forget Kamala Harris exists these days. After once being pumped up as the president-in-waiting and a key decision-maker in the White House, the vice president has mostly been relegated to low-attended speeches in front of political activists. Unfortunately for her, she’s not good at that either.
Kamala Harris’ awkward, tortured speaking style has become a meme over the years. For those not familiar with it, here’s one of her most recent bangers as reported on by RedState.
Harris: Well, I think culture is — it is a reflection of our moment in our time, right? And — and present culture is the way we express how we’re feeling about the moment.
And — and we should always find times to express how we feel about the moment that is a reflection of joy, because every — you know, it comes in the morning. (Laughs.) We have to find ways to also express the way we feel about the moment in terms of just having language and a connection to how people are experiencing life. And I think about it in that way, too.
Or who could forget this legendary example?
"It is time for us to do what we have been doing and that time is every day." — Kamala Harris
Yes, that is a direct quote. https://t.co/U4nEFQmWYa
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 13, 2022
Most notable in Harris’ speaking patterns is the weird circular way in which she formulates any statement that she believes is profound. That typically leads to a repetition of the same words repurposed in different sentences as she fumbles over her thoughts. She’s the type of person who says a lot while not actually saying anything.
Megyn Kelly has noticed, and she offered a critique on her podcast on Tuesday. Let’s just say it was pretty brutal.
"I gave her [Kamala Harris] the benefit of the doubt. I did not think she was an idiot. I now think she's a moron."@MegynKelly on how Kamala Harris's speeches are always nonsensical. Watch the FULL clip – https://t.co/K9uzt5EOZb pic.twitter.com/njNFPnNx8E
— The Megyn Kelly Show (@MegynKellyShow) July 11, 2023
KELLY: I gave her the benefit of the doubt. I did not think she was an idiot. I now think she’s a moron. She’s just not that smart. Forgive me, I’m still one of those people who gets wooed by titles. I’m like, “She’s the attorney general of the state of California. How dumb could she be?” The answer is very, very dumb, is the answer. And I’ve come to the conclusion with my own eyes and ears from watching and listening to her, she can not put two sentences together. I mean, the old man is actually losing his mental faculties. She’s just not a smart person, and it concerns me because that’s all we have in line on the Democratic side, and as Trump’s numbers continue to go up and up, and I realize some of the polls are showing him beating Joe Biden in a hypothetical match-up, he’s still very vulnerable. He did not win in 2020, and it looks like it’s going to be the same matchup. And honestly, Joe Biden is knocking on the Grim Reapers door, and she could be the President of the United States in the next six years by default if things go in a dark and upsetting way. I’m concerned.
Well, that’s certainly one way to put it, and it’s hard to argue with. Harris has had significant turnover in her staff, including multiple speech writers, and she still can’t manage to give a coherent public statement that doesn’t end up sounding like someone trying to fill out an essay question they didn’t study for. She legitimately comes across as someone who does not prepare for anything, and that’s not a small thing when someone is next in line to be the president. Even then, you’d expect her to have been able to realize her faults and attempt to correct them at this point. Instead, she just keeps putting out more and more incomprehensible material.
Maybe Kelly is right and it’s just a question of mental fortitude. Even as a senator, Harris came across as a very shallow politician, propped up by one-sided adulation. The vice presidency has completely exposed her, though. There’s a reason Joe Biden is running for president in 2024, and it’s not because he’s actually capable of doing so. Democrats do not want Harris to be the nominee because she has proven to be one of the most disastrous politicians in modern history. That she has managed to become less popular than Hillary Clinton is truly a feat.
Unfortunately, Harris is just one example of many. Washington is filled with people who you wouldn’t trust to run a lemonade stand. Truly, the country is run by some of the most vapid people in existence, and voters seem to have no desire to change that dynamic.