I said Kamala Harris would be the nominee over a year ago. Ultimately, I wasn’t wrong. We’ve known that Biden’s running mate would finish out his term if he won. And even then, as far back as Easter, I picked her to be Biden’s choice for running mate.
What were the choices? Bernie, who’s too old? Elizabeth Warren, Bernie with a brain, who lets Trump bait her into doing stupid things? Tulsi Gabbard, who was slightly different than the rest? Buttigieg, the “Look at me, I’m gay!” candidate? Beta O’Rourke, who got good press, but was a weirdo? The rest of them, whose names we’ve already forgotten?
But I had my worries. I was (and am) concerned about the overconfidence I hear on our side, from Wall Street Journal types calling liberalism “a spent force” to Claremont Institute conservatives who said Biden will lose because he is the establishment Trump overthrew.
Maybe the second were right. But I was hearing that liberalism was “a spent force” in the early GWB years. What happened with liberalism? Ten years later, the White House was bathed in rainbow colors and the Little Sisters of the Poor were told to provide contraceptives or else.
And ten years after that? We had a nation in which, as my Stream article put it, “Bernie Sanders Could Win It All.” But he lost! No, not exactly. Bernie the person lost. But Bernie the movement won. They are now largely in control of the party … and even, in many places, of the streets. Their new standard-bearer? Kamala Harris.
Added to the very liberal Biden, we have the arch-liberal Harris. She’s the political opportunist who persecuted David Daleiden for exposing Planned Parenthood. She attacked judicial nominees for being in the Knights of Columbus, as if a believing Christian can’t be a judge.
As “whole life” leader Charlie Camosy wrote: “She is an abortion rights extremist and genuinely pro-abortion. (And I don’t say that about most who ID as pro-choice … most are not pro-abortion. She is.) She supports no restrictions at all. Abortions paid for with pro-lifers tax dollars. And no religious freedom exceptions. Under a Harris administration, Catholic hospitals would be forced to do abortions.”
We’ve got more trouble than our side has yet realized.