Everyone should be tired of hearing about how bad of a public speaker Vice President Kamala Harris is.
Yet, we can’t seem to help but talk about how bad she is at talking.
The reason is that Harris is the gift that keeps on giving.
Just a few weeks after she made headlines for botching the definition of culture, or for her strange blathering while visiting with the leadership of Mongolia to discuss new space cooperation, Kamala Harris has stepped in it yet again.
This time, Vice President Harris offered an unsolicited definition of the term “passage of time”.
According to Harris, “the passage of time [has] such great significance to the passage of time.” Deep thoughts from our vice-president.
Listening to her speak about the passage of time, I began to think of Delmore Schwartz’s old poem that ends with, “Time is the fire in which we burn.” In this case, I felt as though my skin was burning with each second that I had to endure another one of Kamala Harris’ infernos of ignorance.
Is Kamala Harris for Real?
One almost must wonder if Kamala Harris’ entire public persona is fake.
While she is overrated as a politician, Harris was never known as inarticulate until she became the vice president.
I’ve heard her speak in public while she was a senator. I heard her on the campaign trail in 2020 during the Democratic Party’s primary that year. She lost early in the race, but at no point did she offer the regular word salad with a side of delirium that Harris so routinely does as vice president.
Is she cracking up under the pressure?
Is Biden purposely trying to make her look bad?
Was the cocaine found in the White House over the July 4 holiday weekend really hers?
Whenever I hear Kamala Harris speak these days, these are the thoughts that swirl incessantly in my mind as she botches one phrase after another, tripping over herself with the bizarre, unwanted bursts of Bond villain-like cackles.
Kamala Harris: Making Mistakes on Purpose?
As I was sampling Harris’ recent verbal goulash, I started a new line of thought. Perhaps this was all intentional.
After all, everything about the Biden Administration—from its rise to power to its reign of incompetence—has been a series of grotesque manipulations, lies, and obfuscations.
Think about it.
Kamala Harris is the daughter of two well-educated professional academicians. She attended the prestigious Howard University (what many consider to be the equivalent of an Ivy League institute for Historically Black Colleges and Universities).
While there, Harris was a known for her academic rigor as a student and was widely respected.
Once out of school, she found herself living in California, where she climbed the political ladder (admittedly by having an affair with the married, well-connected San Francisco Democrat Mayor Willie Brown).
Harris rose to become the attorney general of the fifth-largest economy in the world, the state of California, and ultimately became a powerful senator from the Golden State. Inevitably, as you know, she became the vice president.
And once Harris ascended to the second-most-powerful position in the federal government, she suddenly became a bumbling buffoon.
She lost her ability to speak well in public at the precise moment that President Joe Biden needed to distract voters from whatever scandals or problems his reign has caused.
Harris as a Distractor
Harris’ endless verbal gaffes have also helped to distract people away from Joe Biden’s own public displays of verbal incontinence and physical clumsiness.
By having a running-mate half his age who is as sloppy in public as the octogenarian Biden is, at least some of the attacks against Biden for his repeated verbal slips and falls in public are stunted.
After all, Biden can’t be that bad if the younger and supposedly more dynamic Harris is at least as messy in public as the forty-sixth president is.
How can Kamala Harris not know the definition of “culture” or the meaning of the phrase “the passage of time”?
Not only is she a well-educated public figure, but she has a team well-paid, professional speechwriters surrounding her and choreographing each of her public statements!
We’re to believe that, suddenly, her brain fell out the moment she placed her hand on the Bible and swore an oath to uphold and defend the US Constitution on the day she officially became the vice-president of the United States?
Something is rotten in Washington, D.C., and it’s not just the rampant corruption or Kamala Harris’ public speaking acumen.
Kamala Harris just might be tanking her public appearances on purpose to distract the American people from the real crisis that is Joe Biden’s presidency.
A 19FortyFive Senior Editor, Brandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and geopolitical analyst who is a contributor at The Washington Times, as well as at American Greatness and the Asia Times. He is the author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower (Republic Book Publishers), Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life (Encounter Books), and The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy (July 23). Weichert can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon.
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