California Senator Kamala Harris emerged from the first round of Democratic Party primary debates as the clear alpha in the pack. She exuded confidence, and bludgeoned former Vice President Joe Biden in a fiery head-to-head racial attack.
But the question desperate liberals are asking themselves is: Can she beat Trump in 2020?
In the Republican primaries before the 2016 elections, it was now-Pres Donald Trump who demonstrated he was the alpha in a crowded field. The reality TV star and business mogul was an unlikely candidate to get the GOP nod. But, like Senator Harris, he mercilessly ripped his opponents to shreds on issues ranging from trade to immigration.
“I mean, I have to be obviously candid with you. From the moment that I heard his comments about these segregationists, it was troubling, and it was hurtful,” Harris said after the debate about her exchange with Biden over the subject of busing to integrate school in San Francisco.
“I think that also part of my feeling about it was to hear those words from someone I respect in a way that kind of … suggests a bit of nostalgia about who these guys were — they were segregationists. They built their careers and reputations on segregation of the racists.”
Sen. Harris separated herself from the field in a stunning fashion with this exchange. The Congresswoman from California had fallen into the background as Biden took a double-digit lead in the polls. Since exposing his despicable pro-segregation record, the pair fell to a near tie in a Quinnipiac University National Poll released July 1.
“Round 1 of the Democratic debates puts Senator Kamala Harris and former Vice President Joe Biden on two different trajectories, as support for Harris surges but continues to slip for Biden,” Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Mary Snow reportedly said.
“There are other red flags for him in areas where he still leads, including double-digit drops among Democrats and Democratic leaners who view him as the best leader, or as the best candidate to defeat President Trump in 2020.”
Biden’s polling numbers dropped 8 points after the debate last week. Harris gained 13 points.
The two campaigns are moving in opposite directions, fast. But pulling the rug out from an apparent racist, segregationist, misogynist, 79-year-old white male who is far outside the Democratic Party’s philosophy is a long way from taking on President Trump in a national debate.
But that’s precisely what Democrat voters are looking for in this game of attrition. They care little about the small difference between the Medicare For All and other “free stuff” campaign promises. Biden was the frontrunner in the polls because the liberal media convinced them he was their best chance at beating President Trump. Senator Harris upended that fantasy.
But how would Harris stack up against, perhaps, the most successful president of our lifetime on the issues?
Trump vs Harris on Employment
President Trump and the GOP pushed through the game-changing Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that helped rejuvenate the U.S. economy and restore it to the top spot globally. Under Obama, America had fallen behind China. Since implementing the America First policies, the unemployment rate hit a 49-year low, African-Americans and Latino-Americans have enjoyed the best jobs numbers in the history of the country.
Senator Harris, on the other hand, is a classic tax and spend Democrat. Her policy positions include repealing the Tax Cuts legislation, raising rates on wealthy Americans and businesses, and free stuff. The reality is that “free stuff” comes from raising taxes. Her plan would increase taxes by upwards of $3 trillion.
At the end of the day, Harris cannot take on Pres. Trump on jobs, economic policy or lowering voter’s taxes. People vote for their financial best interests—ALWAYS.
Trump vs Harris on Scandals
The fake news media tried to make a mountain out of a molehill over a possible meet up President Trump had with porn actress Stormy Daniels. Despite putting her (now criminally indicted) lawyer on air a stunning 59 times in two months, President Trump won in court, and Daniels was ordered to pay damages. In politics, mudslinging is fair play and Trump supporters frowned.
But Harris isn’t exactly wearing a clean shirt to this gunfight. The California Democrat was exposed early in her campaign for leveraging an illicit affair with a powerful government official to launch her political career.
Her ongoing relationship with then San Francisco mayor Willie Brown resulted in her being put on powerful city boards that paid her over a hundred thousand dollars a year and brought in campaign donations, among other benefits.
The young Harris continued to leverage the affair with the man 30 years her senior until reaching the U.S. Senate.
At the end of the day, President Trump’s possible affair is looked down upon in American culture. But using a romantic relationship for political and financial gain, well, there’s a stigma and a name for that.
Despite Harris’ forceful debate win and potential to earn her party’s nomination, she doesn’t hold the high ground on any significant issue.