Friday, August 21, 2020

DemCon Night 3 postmortem: PJ Media

See here. Excerpt:

The Democrats structured night 3 as a build-up to Sen. Kamala Harris’s (D-Calif.) big speech, which proved a tremendous let-down (more on that later). It seemed speaker after speaker was more focused on and excited about the vice-presidential nominee than the presidential nominee, mostly because of her sex and the color of her skin. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton perhaps captured this best.


When Kamala Harris finally gave the speech all the Democrats were looking forward to, it fell flat. Given Harris’ record of demonizing conservative Christians and then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, I expected a full-throated Jeremiad against Donald Trump. Instead, Harris gave a rambling monologue that was clearly intended to be upbeat but came off rather bland.

One moment stood out, however. While speaking about her career as a prosecutor, Harris declared, “I know a predator when I see one.”

This statement seemed particularly significant, and not just because former President Bill Clinton had spoken the night before — after a photo of Clinton getting a massage from one of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims went viral.

When women had come forward in April 2019 accusing Joe Biden of inappropriately touching them, sniffing their hair, kissing the back of their heads, and making them uncomfortable, Harris had been among the first to say she believed them.

“I believe them and I respect them being able to tell their story and having the courage to do it,” Harris said at a campaign event in Nevada before Biden entered the race.

At the time, a former Senate staffer by the name of Tara Reade had come forward, saying Biden had touched her inappropriately. Reade later expanded on the allegations in March of this year, when she said Biden slid his hand up her skirt. Biden has denied Reade’s claims and other sources have given mixed accounts. An audio clip from Larry King Live appears to feature Reade’s mother asking for advice about how to deal with a situation between her daughter and a U.S. senator.


Democrats kept repeating the canard that everything is a “pandemic” now. Actress Kerry Washington, who emceed the event, spoke of the “pandemic” of racism and the “pandemic” of “violence against members of the trans community.” In a line that bizarrely got cheers on Twitter, Kamala Harris declared, “There is no vaccine for racism.”

Sounds like a real shit show.

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