Post New Article

The Racial Politics of Kamala
Harris’s Performance Style

Original Article

Posted By: MissMolly, 10/19/2020 4:54:18 AM

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a woman of considerable power joins a man of considerable power onstage for a televised debate. The woman is cool, composed. She knows her stuff—she’s “done the homework,” let’s say. The man, meanwhile, is somehow both wicked and aloof. He lies without finesse, which doesn’t stop him from guzzling the available air time as if it’s his right. Their encounter is a Pyrrhic victory for womankind, a pluckable symbol for women who believe that their best selves could flourish in the professional sphere, if only men would stop intruding. What happened between Senator Kamala Harris and Vice-President Mike Pence

Post Reply

Reply 1 - Posted by: George R. 10/19/2020 5:16:03 AM (No. 576905)
I gotta wonder why people post garbage like this article?
25 people like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA 10/19/2020 6:02:32 AM (No. 576926)
I wonder what she was watching. i saw a pathetic woman who tried to use some cutesie turn of the head to appear appealing. She smirked the entire time and pretended that she was saying something meaningful. No wonder the woman has been barely seen and that she didn't even manage to garner 1% in the primaries. This poor author is really one of the great brainwashed females who cannot see beyond her sex to judge anything. Shame on her, feminism was supposed to be about being treated equally and Harris deserved a complete drudging for that failure of a performance in the political ring.
27 people like this.

Reply 3 - Posted by: SkeezerMcGee 10/19/2020 6:04:19 AM (No. 576928)
Very well written: . . . past Sessions’s drawling . . . . . . for Harris’s performance . . . . . .ur mansplaining’ ”; or “the ‘wow the . . . . . those receipts’ ”; “the ‘pretending . . . . . . whittled Harris’s performance . . . . . . “Hi i made #KamalaHarris . . . . . .those receipts’ ”; “the ‘pretending . . .
2 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: SkeezerMcGee 10/19/2020 6:06:54 AM (No. 576932)
Sorry. Above reply applies to another author.
1 person likes this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: doctorfixit 10/19/2020 6:11:26 AM (No. 576934)
#1 I bypass NYT, New Yorker, Atlantic, WaPo, Ass Press.Mother Jones, the Nation, NR, etc. posts. I don;t need any more convincing that they're evil.
22 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: anniebc 10/19/2020 6:22:39 AM (No. 576944)
Articles like this prove leftists live in their own make believe reality. The ultimate is they think they can recreate a world without God. Sad. . .
15 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: Cynical Backstory 10/19/2020 6:53:44 AM (No. 576959)
This author! My god! Does she truly think in this style or is she just trying to impress everyone with her magnificent education? Sheesh!
13 people like this.

Reply 8 - Posted by: Califedup 10/19/2020 7:42:27 AM (No. 576987)
Pretty obvious that logic, civics, and the ability to recognize the concept of right and wrong are no longer taught in journalism schools. This desperately unhappy propaganda hack who wrote this drivel clearly majored in women are always the victims. Pathetic and scary way of dealing with Life.
11 people like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: LesUNo 10/19/2020 7:45:55 AM (No. 576989)
I could not make it through this tripe. Where on earth was the author going with such nonsense, beginning with, “I didn’t watch the debate but instead relied on others......”. Well i didn’t read your article but instead relied on fellow Ldotters.
24 people like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: mean Gene 10/19/2020 7:57:02 AM (No. 576997)
The link introduced me to Outline which I intend to try, so, that's a good thing. Harris pouts and poses in rehearsed ways and has for a long time. If anyone was doing digitable-ready blackface it was she.
6 people like this.

Reply 11 - Posted by: msjena 10/19/2020 8:20:32 AM (No. 577016)
That’s a lot of words trying to explain why people don’t like Kamala Harris. Maybe because she’s abrasive and humorless and has an annoying voice. I agree it’s harder for women. But whining about it doesn’t help.
7 people like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: paral04 10/19/2020 8:39:52 AM (No. 577038)
Harris lied about Lincoln and painted a picture of her "Immigrant mother who came to the US when she was 19 to start over. In truth, her mother came as a student to attend a very expensive university and married a wealthy Jamaican man whose family owned African slaves. Then after having an anchor baby, they moved to Canada to raise her. There is nothing authentic about Harris, but then that is true of most of the democrat elites.
14 people like this.

Reply 13 - Posted by: mathman 10/19/2020 9:13:55 AM (No. 577066)
I watched the debate. The remarks in the article were not connected in any way to what actually took place. I saw a man discuss the achievements of his administration, and I saw a woman smirking and grimacing as she defended a non-existent platform. Sen Harris showed the humanity of a Rottweiler on attack. She treated Pence as though he were an accused criminal in California and she was the prosecutor in the case. The article would not be accepted as factual by any teacher of English I have ever had. It was false from beginning to end.
8 people like this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: Italiano 10/19/2020 9:48:30 AM (No. 577104)
Unlike this monumentally untalented writer, I did watch the debate. I saw obnoxious, unprepared, nasty and stupid. I saw Kamala Harris.
9 people like this.

Reply 15 - Posted by: DVC 10/19/2020 10:03:05 AM (No. 577124)
I started to ignore this article, because I know from past experience that this source is very leftist, and posts a lot of garbage propaganda. But, for some reason, I decided to take a look. It was a mistake. Soon enough it was clear that this was another leftist propaganda piece, full of garbage. I stopped after about 6 or 8 paragraphs. Use of words like 'mansplaining' are an important indicator that the author is a lunatic whose views aren't really worth wasting your time on. OK, firming up the rule to never waste time on New Yorker's trash. Never.
6 people like this.

Reply 16 - Posted by: ROLFNader 10/19/2020 10:14:31 AM (No. 577133)
Well, there's another 12 minutes of someone else's navel gazing I'll never get back. Leave it to one of our Mod Squad members to make a mess on the Salon carpet.
1 person likes this.

Reply 17 - Posted by: cor-vet 10/19/2020 11:32:11 AM (No. 577263)
I agree with Poster #9, I couldn't get past the first few paragraphs before I gave up. I have a 15 year old granddaughter that writes better than this 'journalist!'
2 people like this.

Below, you will find ...
Most Recent Articles posted by "MissMolly"
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Most Recent Articles posted by MissMolly"
Joe Biden had this impeachment
thing that was bleepin’ golden,
but Hunter Biden messes it up
10 replies
Posted by MissMolly 10/20/2020 5:23:20 AM Post Reply
Isn’t it odd that Joe Biden and the Democrats have somehow forgotten to use their ultimate weapon against President Donald Trump in this campaign? How to describe this super weapon? A Chicago Democratic political crook pardoned by Trump might say Joe has thing and it’s bleepin' golden: Trump’s impeachment in December 2019, making him only the third president in the nation’s history to be impeached by House vote. Wouldn’t you think Biden and the Democrats would be raising that issue, relentlessly, in the battle for Trump’s reelection? Democrats accused Trump of a quid pro quo — that he threatened to withhold aid from Ukraine unless it investigated various Biden family dealings there.
Ghislaine Maxwell loses bid
to keep her Jeffrey Epstein
testimony from public view
2 replies
Posted by MissMolly 10/20/2020 5:14:55 AM Post Reply
A federal appeals court on Monday issued a ruling upholding a U.S. District Judge's earlier decision to make public Ghislaine Maxwell's testimony related to Jeffrey Epstein. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued the ruling that upheld a previous decision by U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska to permit the release of documents related to a 2015 lawsuit from Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre. The lawsuit was settled in 2017. Jeffrey Epstein was discovered dead in jail 2019. His death was ruled a suicide.
Will Black and Hispanic Voters Reelect Trump? 5 replies
Posted by MissMolly 10/20/2020 4:42:03 AM Post Reply
To prevent Donald Trump from winning a second term, Joe Biden has to reach two goals that Hillary Clinton never approached in 2016. First, he must turn out minority voters in numbers comparable to the historic benchmarks set by former President Obama. Second, he must garner about 94 percent of the Black vote and roughly 72 percent of the Hispanic vote. Not even the implausible polls paid for and promoted by the media show Biden generating anywhere near the level of enthusiasm needed to produce the high turnout required. Nor do they show him reaching the vote percentages he needs among Black and Hispanic voters
Baltimore elected officials charged for
somehow forgetting to pay their taxes
7 replies
Posted by MissMolly 10/20/2020 4:39:25 AM Post Reply
Now that a new Mayor is on the way to City Hall in Baltimore, Charm City will soon put its unpleasant history of corrupt elected officials behind them and begin a new era of honesty and transparency in politics. Gone will be the days of Mayors and other top municipal officials going to prison for racketeering, embezzlement, and tax evasion. And once that’s accomplished, they’ll be able to focus on quashing their massive gang violence and murder problems. Trust me. It’s going to be glorious. Oh, wait… there might be a couple of final wrinkles to iron out of this plan. It seems that the city’s top prosecutor,
The media ‘cover’ Joe Biden
the way a protection racket does
3 replies
Posted by MissMolly 10/20/2020 4:34:14 AM Post Reply
Joe Biden is the most cosseted presidential candidate in memory. He has run a minimalist campaign that has avoided the press as much as possible, while the press hasn’t been braying for more access and answers, but eager to avoid anything that could be discomfiting to the campaign. Never before have the media been so openly fearful of asking or reporting something that might hurt a presidential candidate. What are supposed to be the animating values of our adversarial press — informing the public, getting answers, holding the powerful to account — have all been subordinated to the protection racket that is coverage of Joe Biden.
Paris train hero making waves
in Oregon congressional race: reports
2 replies
Posted by MissMolly 10/20/2020 4:25:28 AM Post Reply
Oregon’s 4th District congressional race has turned into a competitive and high-spending affair, as a Republican anti-terrorism hero takes on a 34-year Democratic incumbent. Alek Skarlatos, 28, a former Oregon National Guardsman, and political novice, was one of three Americans who famously thwarted a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train back in 2015. He now appears to be giving Peter DeFazio, D-Springfield, a run for his money. “There’s a sleeper race bucking the trend in southwestern Oregon, where a bona fide anti-terrorism hero is running against 34-year Democratic incumbent and Transportation and Infrastructure Chair Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04),” The Cook Political Report stated earlier this month.
The Racial Politics of Kamala
Harris’s Performance Style
17 replies
Posted by MissMolly 10/19/2020 4:54:18 AM Post Reply
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a woman of considerable power joins a man of considerable power onstage for a televised debate. The woman is cool, composed. She knows her stuff—she’s “done the homework,” let’s say. The man, meanwhile, is somehow both wicked and aloof. He lies without finesse, which doesn’t stop him from guzzling the available air time as if it’s his right. Their encounter is a Pyrrhic victory for womankind, a pluckable symbol for women who believe that their best selves could flourish in the professional sphere, if only men would stop intruding. What happened between Senator Kamala Harris and Vice-President Mike Pence
Conservatism Now Means
Defeating the Establishment
15 replies
Posted by MissMolly 10/19/2020 4:40:10 AM Post Reply
Look around you at the smoldering ruins of American society, and it’s clear that you owe our garbage Establishment nothing. Not loyalty. Not respect. Not obedience. Nothing. It has failed you. And now it is dead to you. Tear it all down. Rip out its rotten foundations. Burn the poisonous debris. Rebuild it on a foundation of the Constitution. There was once a social contract out there that we all thought we all signed on to. You know the outlines of the implicit deal. We agreed to give up certain prerogatives and to provide prestige and prosperity to those people – who became the Establishment – who would run our institutions for us. For example, we outsourced our right
Biden’s Big Media Malarkey Machine 2 replies
Posted by MissMolly 10/19/2020 4:37:10 AM Post Reply
If you believe the media, Joe Biden is heading toward a landslide of such historic proportions that even Texas may tip into the Democrat’s column. Of course, no intelligent person actually believes this, but the propaganda organs of our national media are so devoted to Team Joe that the possibility of turning Texas “blue” continues to be the subject of allegedly serious reporting. A well-informed source in Texas tells me GOP internal polls show a tighter-than-usual contest there, and Democrats are bombarding young Texans with get-out-the-vote text messages, but this is a state Trump won with a comfortable margin of more than 800,000 votes in 2016. Nevertheless, the media
Fear and loathing in
the Biden Crime Family
14 replies
Posted by MissMolly 10/18/2020 5:36:20 AM Post Reply
“I have no response.” That was Dementia Joe Biden’s response Friday when he was finally asked about the devastating expose of his son Hunter’s emails and so much more. Those revelations included the crack-addled Hunter whining to one of his daughters that he has to pay 50% of all the cash he collects to “Pop,” and that as part of a shady Chinese deal, the so-called “remuneration package” would include “10 held by H for the Big Guy.” “I have no response,” the Big Guy told a CBS reporter. “It’s another smear campaign, right up your alley.” But he didn’t deny it. Biden — or more precisely, his keepers — haven’t disputed the veracity
Appeals court upholds Kentucky
abortion law requiring clinics to
have transfer agreements with hospitals
3 replies
Posted by MissMolly 10/18/2020 5:29:53 AM Post Reply
A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a Kentucky law that requires abortion clinics to have written agreements with a hospital and ambulance service in case of medical emergencies. The 2-1 ruling from the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reverses a 2018 district court ruling that found the law, first passed in 1998, violated constitutionally protected due process rights. EMW Women’s Surgical Center first challenged the law in 2017 after a licensing fight with then-Gov. Matt Bevin (R). EMW was the only clinic that provided abortions at the time, and Bevin claimed that it lacked proper transfer agreements and took steps to shut it down.
Bishops for Biden 23 replies
Posted by MissMolly 10/18/2020 4:45:12 AM Post Reply
Should Biden win the presidency, he will be the “second practicing Catholic” to hold that office, the media informs us without irony. Neither John F. Kennedy, with his prodigious womanizing, nor Biden, with his open hostility to Church teaching, justify that label. If anything, Biden has promised not to practice his faith. Like JFK, Biden believes in the strict separation of church and state, though not in the separation of religion from campaigning. Needing to win the Catholic vote, Biden has been playing up his Catholic roots, tattered as they are. As the media puts it, he is seeking the support of “Catholics like himself.”
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
New Yorker suspends writer Jeffrey Toobin for showing penis during Zoom call 49 replies
Posted by iSpartacus 10/19/2020 4:39:58 PM Post Reply
The New Yorker star writer Jeffrey Toobin exposed himself on a Zoom call — and has now been suspended from the magazine, a report said Monday. The incident happened during an online meeting between magazine colleagues and WNYC workers last week, sources told Vice. “I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera,” Toobin, also CNN’s chief legal analyst, later copped to Vice in a statement. “I believed I was not visible on Zoom. I thought no one on the Zoom call could see me. I thought I had muted the Zoom video.
Jeffrey Toobin suspended from New
Yorker, taking 'time off' from CNN
after exposing himself during Zoom
46 replies
Posted by IowaDad 10/19/2020 3:11:34 PM Post Reply
Jeffrey Toobin, a staff writer for the New Yorker, was reportedly suspended by the outlet after he exposed himself during a work related Zoom call. Toobin, 60, who is also the chief legal analyst at CNN, said he thought his camera was off when the awkward moment happened during a call between members of the New Yorker and WNYC radio last week
Commission will mute mics during final
debate between Trump and Biden
45 replies
Posted by Imright 10/20/2020 5:13:34 AM Post Reply
The Commission on Presidential Debates has decided to mute microphones to allow each candidate the opportunity for uninterrupted remarks during this week’s final forum.The mute button will be featured at the start of each 15-minute segment during opening comments, according to the commission. After that time, both mics will be turned on without a mute option to enable debate. The rule change follows the first debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden that devolved into a frequently interrupted shouting match.
Cancer-stricken Rush Limbaugh
says he can no longer deny
he's 'under a death sentence'
44 replies
Posted by Dreadnought 10/19/2020 7:14:23 PM Post Reply
Cancer-stricken talk radio legend Rush Limbaugh provided listeners a somber update on his condition Monday after recent scans showed “some progression of cancer,” which he said is “not dramatic” but still a step in the wrong direction. Limbaugh announced in February that he was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer and had missed several shows this month to undergo treatment. “From the moment you get the diagnosis, there’s a part of you every day, OK, that’s it, life’s over, you just don’t know when,” Limbaugh said. “So, during the period of time after the diagnosis, you do what you can to prolong life
Frank Luntz calls Trump
campaign 'mis-calibrated,' says
it's the 'worst' he's 'ever seen'
43 replies
Posted by Dreadnought 10/20/2020 3:25:54 PM Post Reply
A well-known Republican pollster on Tuesday characterized President Trump’s campaign as "mis-calibrated" and the "worst" he’s ever seen, during a briefing with British strategic advising company Global Counsel. “I’ve never seen a campaign more mis-calibrated than the Trump campaign. Frankly, his staff ought to be brought up on charges of political malpractice,” Frank Luntz said, The Hill reported. “It is the worst campaign I’ve ever seen and I’ve been watching them since 1980," he said, according to The Hill, adding that Trump’s advisers have “their heads up their a--es” if they think Hunter Biden allegations will win them the race. Luntz pointed to polls showing voters care less
Trump Team Accuses Gov. Gretchen
Whitmer of Encouraging Assassination
of President Weeks Before Election
43 replies
Posted by Ketchuplover 10/20/2020 12:16:50 AM Post Reply
Donald Trump's reelection campaign accused Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer of "encouraging assassination attempts" targeting the president on Sunday afternoon, amid escalating conflict between the two political leaders. Trump's campaign, which uses the handle "Trump War Room" on Twitter, based its allegations against Whitmer on a token with the numbers "8645" clearly visible. The token appeared behind her during an interview with NBC News host Chuck Todd on Meet the Press Sunday morning. "Governor Gretchen Whitmer displayed an '86 45' sign during her TV appearance. 86 can be shorthand for killing someone," the Trump campaign tweeted, alongside a screenshot
Robert Reich vows purges and show trials
of conservatives if Biden is elected
42 replies
Posted by Hazymac 10/20/2020 9:34:25 AM Post Reply
Is the average American voter really thinking about all the ways to get back at voters who voted for President Trump? [Tweets] Well, it's what certain influential Democrats want, full blown show-trials and purges, same as the communists pioneered. Seems that equality and redistribution, don't really motivate them in the promises of socialism -- purges, show trials, Gulags and re-education camps are what get them going. And it makes sense. Socialism has failed everywhere it's ever been tried, every time, every place, every place it's ever been practiced, people are poorer,
Whoopi Goldberg Says She’s In a Depression
Over Trump And The Election (Video)
40 replies
Posted by Imright 10/20/2020 5:22:48 AM Post Reply
Something strange is going on. People in the media are convinced that Joe Biden is going to win the election. They point to all the polls that were wrong in 2016 and cling to the belief that Trump will lose.Yet they don’t behave like people who believe they are winning.Take Whoopi Goldberg of The View. She recently claimed that she’s in a depression over Trump.The Washington Examiner reports: Whoopi Goldberg says she’s fallen into a ‘depression’ because of Trump: ‘Everything he says is pi**ing me off’ The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg said President Trump’s words on the campaign trail has caused her to sink into a “depression.”
Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele:Election
Is Choice Between ‘America Or Trump’
38 replies
Posted by Imright 10/20/2020 5:46:21 PM Post Reply
Former Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele said in a video released Tuesday that the 2020 presidential election is a choice between “America or Trump” and that he is choosing America and presidential candidate Joe Biden.(Video) “This ballot is how we restore the soul of our nation,” Steele stated in a Lincoln Project ad promoting Biden’s candidacy. He suggested Americans have a clear choice between “electing a good man, Joe Biden, and a trailblazer, [California Sen.] Kamala Harris and ensure an orderly transfer of power, or plunge our country into chaos. America or Trump? I choose America.”
Joe Buck and Troy Aikman Caught Slamming
Flyovers During Pandemic on Hot Mic
38 replies
Posted by Ribicon 10/20/2020 12:13:07 PM Post Reply
Military flyovers are a time-honored tradition that are greeted with roars from throngs of patriotic fans at NFL stadiums all over the country. However, given that there are virtually no fans at any NFL stadiums during the pandemic, flyovers over near empty stadiums don’t make a ton of sense. That fact was grasped, discussed, and recorded–unknowingly–by Fox broadcasters Troy Aikman and Joe Buck on Sunday as the pair were caught panning the flyovers on a hot mic.(Snip) Buck: “That’s your hard-earned money and your tax dollars at work.” Aikman: “That stuff ain’t happening with [a] Kamala-Biden ticket
Ilhan Omar claims she loves US ‘way more
than the president’ and his ‘sexist’ attacks
on her must stop
36 replies
Posted by Imright 10/19/2020 10:43:40 AM Post Reply
When on the stump, President Trump is known to talk about how the left in America seems to hate their country, and he often holds up Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., as an example. A Somali refugee who came to the United States as a young girl, Omar often criticizes the country that took her in as a racist nation, and has also displayed anti-Semitism, though the Muslim lawmaker has toned that down of late.(Video) One of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress and one of the radical left freshman Democrats known as “the squad,” Omar was given a platform on MSNBC Sunday evening to push back
Ronald Reagan's son calls Trump
family 'bunch of grifters'
35 replies
Posted by Ribicon 10/19/2020 10:17:31 PM Post Reply
The youngest son of former president Ronald Reagan has called president Donald Trump’s family “grifters” and said his father would have been “horrified” by the state of the Republican party today. In an interview with CNN's Ana Cabrera on Sunday, Ron Reagan was quizzed on his opinion of Mr Trump’s children’s involvement in the administration and his campaign. In response the commentator said that he believed the family are “entitled to go and campaign” for their father but then scathing labelled them “grifters”. “I don't mean to be blunt but we've got a bunch of grifters there in the White House,” he said.
Post New Article