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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 12:23 PM

The Disproportionate Criticism of Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris, the first woman vice president ever, should be more popular than she is. In her biography and her background, she is a politician for our time in a way her old white male boss is not. By all rights, she should be enjoying some bump from her unprecedented ability to crash through one of the most impermeable glass ceilings.

But it seems to be quite the opposite. The president’s polling remains static, while the vice president’s popularity remains a significant notch lower. In May a YouGov.com/ Economist poll showed her at 41 percent approval. Biden, meanwhile, polled ten points higher in that same poll. Maybe it’s because he’s old and white and looks kind of like a Republican; the vice president doesn’t enjoy the same elderly white man protection.

Then there’s the less quantifiable level of acclaim or attack that each of them is subject to. Biden seems immune to the kind of criticism that drives entire news cycles about the vice president. Biden can make a gaffe—like when he accused two Republican governors of “Neanderthal thinking”—and seem to skate out relatively unscathed. Meanwhile, on Memorial day, the Veep was subjected to an entire news cycle for a tweet, likely written by her office, that urged Americans to “enjoy the long weekend,” excoriated for her insufficient acknowledgement of the fallen service members on Fox news and in countless right-wing dunks.

Some vice presidents just go to funerals and make their boss look smart (Dan Quayle). Biden, on the other hand, is taking his relationship with the veep to an unprecedented level, treating Harris like his successor and tasking her with real duties—perhaps the most essential duty after the pandemic: fixing the crisis at the border.



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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 01:12 PM

1. The narrative creators have taken what is a U.S. Employer created problem and named it

a "border crisis. U.S. employers want that cheap subservient labor and our news folks lie for them.

he conservative media in particular have targeted Harris, after all she is entirely the wrong color and according to the conservative conspiracy theories, Harris is the real president.

I also have read a few articles saying the Biden attacks weren't working, people like him, even some Republican voters.
So Harris is the primary Democratic attack target. It is easier.

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Sun Jun 13, 2021, 12:46 AM

2. when has a VP *EVER* been scrutinized this quickly?

seriously, EVER

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