Fox Host: Kamala Harris Worse Than Biden – Vice President Kamala Harris does not have many excuses for her frequent aloofness – like Joe Biden.
“In many ways, she’s even more incompetent than the president,” Fox News Tonight host Lawrence Jones said, blaming Harris for the failure to close the U.S.-Mexican border to illegal migration and to promote peace by inviting Ukraine into NATO.
The Kamala Harris Problem
Many commentators have noted that Harris has failed to take charge of the issues like the border that the president put her in charge of dealing with have failed. Republican Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Texas, even introduced a resolution calling on Biden to fire her as border czar. New York Mayor Eric Adams, a Democrat, likewise criticized Harris’ performance as border czar.
President Joe Biden has an excuse for his frequent aloofness and embarrassing comments: his age. At 80 years of age Biden has been prone to countless documented senior moments.
“Kamala is 22 years younger than Joe Biden. She’s only 58-years-old. She shouldn’t be this incompetent,” Lawrence said. “Unlike Biden, she can’t blame her own cognitive decline, and it makes her upcoming post even more remarkable.”
Lawrence ridiculed the idea of making Harris the administration’s AI czar along with her speaking style.
“You couldn’t get a worse word salad were you to ask Chat GPT to write a rant, but that’s our vice president. The soon-to-be AI czar. What could go wrong?” Lawrence said.
Republican presidential candidate Ambassador Nikki Haley agreed with Lawrence’s assessment. Some pundits have suggested that Haley actually wants Harris’ job.
“This uncertainly about Biden’s mental competence means Americans must consider the actual competency of the vice president. Kamala Harris is one of the most incompetent elected officials in the country. Her failures in foreign policy and managing the border are too numerous to mention — to say nothing of the word salad that defines her unscripted remarks,” Haley wrote.
Harris More of a Political Farce Than a Political Force
Even Harris has admitted she can be like Julia Louis Dreyfus’ aloof vice presidential character Selina Meyer from HBO’s series “Veep.” Dreyfus’ character is portrayed as being out of touch and absurd.
“There are bits of it that actually are quite accurate,” Harris told late night talk show host Stephen Colbert, noting that the vice presidency is a constitutional office that lacks any stated role.
Vice President John Nance Garner once remarked the office was “not worth a bucket of warm p***.”
Dreyfus and Comedy Central’s “Daily Show” mocked Harris for a speech she made last fall at Children’s National Hospital in Washington saying: “When we talk about children of the community, they are a children of the community.” And another doozy, “I’m talking about the significance of the passage of time. Right, the significance of the passage of time. So when you think about it, there is great significance to the passage of time.”
“Bush was ushered into the 1988 presidential campaign by a Newsweek magazine cover calling him a ‘wimp,’ but remade his reputation by prevailing in a fierce fight for the nomination and delivering a soaring speech at the Republican National Convention. Quayle tried for the White House a decade later, but quit the race before the first votes were even cast. (He did not respond to requests for an interview.),” Los Angeles Times columnist Mark Barabak wrote in 2021. “There’s not a great deal Harris can do as vice president to burnish her image and erase doubts about her aptitude and political capabilities.”
Harris Does Not Generate Confidence as a Potential President
The advent of social media makes a person’s flubs immediately obvious to the entire world. This means that Harris creates a perception that everyone can see. Biden doesn’t do himself any favors with his poor choices and decisions. Other presidents have had vice presidents who proved capable of taking charge in a crisis.
Strong examples include Harry Truman, who took over for Franklin Delano Roosevelt at the height of World War II. On the other end, you have poor choices for the office like Andrew Johnson, who set back the cause of race relations for 100 years.
Harris has not proven to anyone that she’s up to becoming president, and Republicans like Haley have turned that into a punchline to fear dread of re-electing Joe Biden. They’re a two-fer.
“Unfortunately for Biden, Harris hasn’t fulfilled a VP’s first task of not embarrassing the president. She is quickly joining the ranks of the worst vice presidents. One who appears on almost all those worst VP lists is Dan Quayle, who was Bush 41’s running mate. The media loved to pillory Quayle for his oratorical flubs. The mainstream media are much “kinder and gentler” to Biden and Harris. It’s social media that pillories them,” Institute for Policy Innovation scholar Merrill Matthews wrote in The Hill last year.