Vice President Kamala Harris has an apparent urge to try to make people think she is smarter than she is by waxing poetic on matters she has little or no understanding.
Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., attributed her efforts to try too hard to be smart to her frequent incomprehensible statements.
Her latest comment about artificial intelligence, AI, has some arguing she’s hated because she talks to adults like they were Kindergarteners.
“Part of this issue that should be articulated is that AI is this fancy thing. First of all, it’s two letters. It means artificial intelligence,” Harris said while laughing her head off. “Ultimately what it is it’s about machine learning, and so the machine is taught.”
Thiessen: Kamala Harris Talks to People Like Children
Fox News “Fox Across America” host Jimmy Failla argues that Harris has a condescension problem. He notes that Harris treats the world like three-year-olds because she “has the intellect of a three-year-old.”
“She’s obviously very uncomfortable in her own skin. That’s why you get all of the redundancy and the infantilizing language,” Failla said.
Fox News Contributor Marc Thiessen agrees.
“Why is she so unpopular? One may be that none of the issues she’s taken on, like the border or anything else, she hasn’t made any progress and so part of that is the failure of the administration. But the other thing is that she has this habit of talking about the most mundane things in this deeply profound voice,” Thiessen said. “And when people hear that, when people hear her say, ‘Transportation is about getting people to the place they want to go,’ and says it in such a profound way, they think one of two things.
Thiessen continued: “Either they think she’s stupid or they think, ‘She thinks I’m stupid.’ People don’t like to be talked to like a child. And so either they just lose confidence in her or they think she’s talking down to them, and that makes her profoundly unpopular.”
Poll Says Only 32 Percent Have Positive View of Kamala Harris
A new NBC News poll shows that only 32 percent of registered voters have a “very positive” opinion of the vice president. At the same time, 49 percent have a negative view of Harris.
McClatchy columnist David Lightman notes that Harris’s unfavorables are comparable to those of former Vice President Mike Pence, whose unfavorables hovered around 50 percent. They also are nowhere near as high as former Vice President Dan Quayle, whose unfavorables stood at 59 percent in 1992.
Democrats Blame Racism
Democrats blame racism for Harris’ poor approval rating.
“[It] shouldn’t surprise anyone that there is going to be a different filter and a different focus put on the first woman to ever be Vice President of the United States, particularly a woman of color,” Democratic strategist Cornell Belcher told Axios.
He also blames Joe Biden’s unpopularity for Harris’ problems, noting that a vice president’s approval rating usually is tied to that of the president he or she serves under. Biden’s approval rating hovers around 41.9 percent of Americans while 53.1 percent disapprove, according to FiveThirtyEight.
John Rossomando is a defense and counterterrorism analyst and served as Senior Analyst for Counterterrorism at The Investigative Project on Terrorism for eight years. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as The American Thinker, The National Interest, National Review Online, Daily Wire, Red Alert Politics, CNSNews.com, The Daily Caller, Human Events, Newsmax, The American Spectator, TownHall.com, and Crisis Magazine. He also served as senior managing editor of The Bulletin, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Philadelphia, and received the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors first-place award for his reporting.