Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is attempting to paint herself as a justice Democrat of sorts while on the campaign trail during her 2020 bid for the presidency. Attempting to run from her past as a social climbing floozy and a tough-on-crime prosecutor, she spoke about how her Jamaican heritage makes her love smokin’ da reefer, mon.
“I did inhale,” Harris told interviewers while appearing on the New York Breakfast Club radio show last week before adding: “Half my family’s from Jamaica, are you kidding me?”
Harris’ cheap pandering did little to impress Democratic voters, but it did earn her the ire of her own father who decried her shameless use of identity politics.
“My dear departed grandmother … as well as my deceased parents, must be turning in their grave right now to see their family’s name, reputation and proud Jamaican identity being connected, in any way, jokingly or not with the fraudulent stereotype of a pot-smoking joy seeker and in the pursuit of identity politics,” Kamala’s father, Donald said in a public statement.
“Speaking for myself and my immediate Jamaican family, we wish to categorically dissociate ourselves from this travesty,” said Mr. Harris, who works as an economics professor at Stanford University.
When Democrats aren’t falsifying information about their heritage to worm their way up the political ladder like Elizabeth ‘Pocahontas’ Warren of Massachusetts and Robert ‘Beto’ O’Rourke of Texas have done, they are demeaning and cheapening the legacy their own actual minority cultures in an attempt to get ahead. The nationalist publication Jamaica Global is particularly dismayed about Kamala’s use of belittling stereotypes in describing the Jamaican people.
“For some, it is more than mere unease; one Jamaican commenting on social media expressed the concern that ‘soon my job will be singling me out to drug test me since I am from Jamaica. What a stereotype.’ Her concern is not unfounded given the experience of Jamaicans travelling to US ports having sniffer dogs around them in customs halls,” Jamaica Global wrote.
In an age where political correctness is king, Harris’ stereotypical comments are not likely to gain her sympathy amongst the rabidly tolerant Democratic faithful. If Crooked Hillary doesn’t run again, Harris may end up being the most embarrassing and out-of-touch candidate running for the Democratic presidential nomination this time around.