In the few short days since Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) was added to the Democratic presidential ticket with Joe Biden, there has been a lot of political chatter, but much of it has come from the white liberal class. Now the black community is being polled, and the results are startling.
In a survey conducted this week by Rasmussen Reports, blacks appear to be on the fence about the junior senator from California. “Thirty-two percent (32%) of black voters say Biden’s VP announcement makes them more likely to vote for the presumptive Democratic nominee in November, but just as many (32%) say it makes them less likely to vote for them,” says Rasmussen.
Did I Hear That Right?
Why on earth would black voters not put their shoulder to the wheel for the only black female vice-presidential candidate ever chosen? Let us count the ways.
While Ms. Harris checks all the intersectionality boxes for the Democrats, it just may be that this impedes her popularity with the primary group to which she is trying to appeal. Is Kamala chiefly black or Indian? Is she Jamaican or Canadian? These overlapping categorizations of race and gender can sometimes put a politico at a disadvantage.
Liberty Nation’s Jeff Charles said as much in an article this week:
“One of the points of contention is her blackness or lack thereof. Questions regarding her heritage and cultural affiliation abounded amongst African Americans who doubted that she could relate to their experiences. In an appearance on “The Breakfast Club,” a popular black radio talk show, hosts DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God brought up the doubts on Harris’ black heritage. The candidate’s father came to the United States from Jamaica, and her mother is from India. Moreover, she spent much of her childhood living in Canada as a student.”
This Tweet by the notorious pro-Trump team of Diamond and Silk is hilarious, but does it signify something more – that the truth is in the joke?
Good morning Americans, meet Kamala Harris African American Family. pic.twitter.com/WtjShCCIqe
— Diamond and Silk® (@DiamondandSilk) August 14, 2020
Dirty little secret number one (that no one wants to say out loud): Do black women carry a bias against other black women who marry white men? Just asking.
Dirty little secret number two: women – regardless of race – don’t much care for other women who have affairs with married men. Uh oh, sorry to spit out the truth of the matter, but there it is.
National Correspondent Sarah Cowgill voiced this on Liberty Nation’s Red State Report edition of Truth TV this week when she said: “Nobody seems to like that Willie Brown kind of relationship and that kind of smudge on a reputation.” In a bizarre twist, Hillary Clinton benefitted from this very thing, but from the opposite perspective. That is, many women felt pity for Mrs. Clinton because she was the object of national humiliation because of her husband’s many sordid affairs.
The left-leaning media would have us believe that this “archaic” set of biases do not exist, but they are real and will be something the Democrats will need to address in the short time left before the election.
The Rasmussen poll reveals one final point that may spell disaster for the Democratic ticket. “Twenty-four percent (24%) of all voters say Biden’s VP choice will make them more likely to vote for the Democratic ticket in November. Just as many (24%) say it will make them less likely to vote for Biden now that Harris is by his side.” It goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway: Democrats need two voting blocs to win — women and blacks. If both groups are running cool on Harris instead of hot, Joe Biden will be in a whole heap of trouble.
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