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August 12, 2020

Out: Kamala Harris Tough-As-Nails-Prosecutor. In: Kamala Harris Social Justice Warrior

If you are like most Planet Moron readers, you probably already know what time the liquor store opens.

Also, that Democratic nominee Joe Biden has chosen Kamala Harris to be his running mate, a politician who made her career being a tough-on-crime prosecutor in various positions in California including rising to the office of state attorney general.

You would think this might be problematic for many progressives who have worked a lifetime promoting social justice causes, specifically involving prison reform, sentencing guidelines, and prosecutorial overreach.  For example, Shaun King, a civil rights activist who has dedicated his life to social justice issues, said in late 2018:

Seeing this, you no doubt expect he will probably be conflicted, perhaps holding his nose and tepidly supporting the ticket over Trump. And yet he takes it a step or two (or hundred) beyond that, believing the ticket is less a nightmare, and more a “dream:”

"That's it for me.

I am incredibly proud to see a brilliant Black woman, and HBCU grad, chosen as a Vice Presidential nominee.

I've done political work my whole life. It's rarely things dreams are made of. Kamala

Harris is the most progressive VP nominee in American history."

People are having a lot of fun with this but what you may not realize is that she has changed quite a bit, “especially this summer:”

We don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty sincere. In fact, King goes further, and notes she hasn’t done a complete 180 degrees on her life’s work just over the summer. That would be a stretch. Her views have actually been particularly evolving over the past four months during which she has made many “remarks:”

Before you say anything, it is a total coincidence that Kamala Harris has spent the past four months actively pursuing the Vice Presidential nod from Biden and suggesting that she changed her long-held views on the subject only recently in a blatant and unprincipled pursuit of power means you are racist, misogynist, and probably are particularly resentful of people of Indian and Jamaican heritage.

Hater.

We need more people like Kamala Harris, people who have the courage to take a stand as soon as it becomes personally advantageous for them to do so.

And we'll probably get them.

J.

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August 12, 2020 at 11:13 AM in Current Affairs | Permalink

Comments

I'm sure Kamala is thrilled to have the endorsement of Talcum X.

Posted by: bluebird of bitterness | Aug 13, 2020 10:22:34 PM

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