To "Anti-Trump " unfortunately she has a lot of skeletons hiding in her
closet, just like Hillary. She also has the same likability ratings as Clinton.
If she represents the best that the Democrats are going to run in the next
election it will probably end up with Trump's second term.
Imagine that -- A SmartMinority Woman Donald
Trump's worst nightmare...
@Mackenzie Iwamoto: "How else do you explain the hostility between Germany
and the Soviet Union when you say they shared the same political system? The
same can be said for China and the Soviet Union."That is very simple.
I didn't say they shared *the same* political system. I said they shared
*socialism*.Just as the Sunnis fight the Shias, and they all persecute the
B'Hai and the Sufis, even though they are all "Islam", various
sects of fanatical socialism think that their version is "true" while
the others are "corrupt" or "too radical".Socialism-Communism was originally envisioned as a world-wide, international
revolution against the ruling class. But the Nazis observed that even peasants
were still usually loyal to their nation they decided that socialism must first
make the transitions inside each nation, before working as an international
movement. Hence "National Socialism". This put the National
Socialists in ideological conflict with the International Socialists, who
believed it could only succeed if national boundaries were eliminated. (forming
a Soviet "union").
Thid, here is the success of the Republican party.... The 10 states
receiving the most in federal aid as a percentage of their general revenue, in
order, were:Mississippi, 42.9% federal aid as percentage of general
revenueLouisiana, 41.9%Tennessee, 39.5%South Dakota, 39.0%Missouri, 38.2%Montana, 37.4%Georgia, 37.3%New Mexico,
36.6%Alabama, 36.1%Maine, 35.3%
@silo - Sandy, UTJan. 21, 2019 1:25 p.m."On poverty, 7 of
the top 10 cities with the highest poverty rate are in solidly red states. 4 in
Texas, 1 in Arkansas, 1 in Georgia, 1 in Louisiana. (per US Census
Bureau)"States don't run cities. I wouldn't doubt
those 7 cities are run by Democrats. Nice try though.
I can’t wait for all the Democratic candidates to come out & announce
they are running. When we get the 20~30 candidates to pick through, then we can
weed them down to the one we need. It will also be fun to watch all those that
made fun of the 20~30 Republican candidates in 2016, eat their
‘Crow’ or ‘Humble Pie’ ... but I believe they will never
admit that they did poke fun at it!Pride, hubris, pomposity ... call
it what you wish, it still slaps you in the face!
@toosmartforyou. Obama produced a huge number of shovel ready jobs, many.of them
right here in Utah. I was saved by one of them!
She sure seems to get the trumpinistas fired up.
She is not a likable person.... even less likable than Hillary Clinton.
That's going to be a problem for her.
@MackenzieTrump has shown far more restraint and respect for the
constitution than his "pen and phone" predecessor. Trump has a strong
personality, to be sure, but that comes with the territory in politics.
Ironically, it is socialism with the all powerful government telling the people
how to live their lives, what they can say, believe, do for work, etc., where
you run into problems with tyrants and dictators--or at least that is what
history teaches us. Socialism takes an all powerful approach with a strong
leader willing to issue the ultimate command to imprison and/or take the lives
of those unwilling to conform. It is scary that Democrats continue to move
further and further down the socialism scale, with Kamala Harris right there in
I would certainly entertain voting for a centrist, moderate, sensible Democrat.
Joe Lieberman would very likely get my vote. But the Democrats kicked him out.
Even Joe Biden might force me to think carefully about how to vote.But I cannot vote for anyone who so openly hateful toward religion as Sen.
Harris has proven herself to be with her openly anti-Catholic comments,
questions, and demands of judicial appointments. Knights of Columbus is a
mainstream, fraternal service organization. Opposition to legal benefits for
homosexual marriage is not an extreme position as the clear majority of voters
in 31 States--every single State where voters were allowed to vote on the
matter--voted to retain "one man, one woman" as the legal definition of
marriage. That includes Harris' home State of California. She would
disqualify from all public service, well over half the voters in her own State
by labeling honest and legitimate public policy disagreement as some kind of
hate crime.That the mainstream Democrat party considers her credible
is at least as bad as if the GOP were to do anything but recoil in horror at the
thought of Rep. King running for nationwide office.
The slogan "For The People" reminds me of "The Human Fund, Money For
People" . If you want an identity politics with a dash of intersectionality
candidate, she checks all the boxes.
Women will push Kamala Harris over the top in 2020. I've
predicted the last 12 presidential elections correctly so my words do mean
@banliberalsTwo thoughts, first I would be cautious with the moral
relativism “two can play that game” argument and secondly the baring
false witness front with your false claims about Democrates views on everything
from religion to to border security.
"...she is for increased government spending to stimulate economic
growth."Well middle of the road, that is a liberal, socialist
agenda. From where is she going to get the funds for this "increased
spending" if not out of your and my pocket? And what if the increased
spending doesn't stimulate growth? Have you forgotten all the
"shovel-ready jobs" the Obama administration promised that never came to
fruition? People better know what to do with their money than the government
does. It's always been that way. Is she going to solve the health care
crisis in the country, or merely throw more money at it, like education
lobbyists insist is the fix for all their issues? Look out for anyone that
wants to solve problems with money because it is NEVER their money they so
willingly spend. Exhibit A: US Congress; Exhibit B: Utah State Legislature;
Exhibit C: Your local County Commission, school district, city.
RiDal - Sandy, UTJan. 21, 2019 1:30 p.m." . . . Democrats
continue to promote socialism. I guess they believe that . . . "And then you list various strongman, authoritarian dictators of the past. We
have they same types today which Donald Trump and his supporters admire which
make us believe that they would have liked these same despots if they were
around then. A tough guy running his country with an iron fist. Isn't that
what Trump likes about Vladimir Putin, Rodrigo Duterte, Kim Jong Un, and
Mohammed bin Salman? And isn't that what Trump would like to do here?As for your understanding of history, the ideology of socialism gets
cast aside when a strongman emerges to run a nation. It's no more socialist
or anything when a demagogue moves in and exerts authority to have things his
way. Germany was no more socialist with Hitler than the Soviet Union under
Stalin or China under Mao. They used these political ideologies to accumulate
power and then discarded the ideals in order to consolidate power. How else do
you explain the hostility between Germany and the Soviet Union when you say they
shared the same political system? The same can be said for China and the Soviet
Middle of the road Mormon - South Jordan, UTJan. 21, 2019 1:36 p.m."Why do so many on this board feel Ms. Harris is a leftist or a
socialist? Can you point directly to any policy or statement she made to that
fact?"She's a Democrat. They don't need any other
reason to demonize her. Their tribe is opposed to all Democrats regardless if
they are conservative, moderate, progressive, or fringe. The name of the game is
to oppose all Democrats however they can. There doesn't have to be any
logic in their argument or substance in their position. It's like street
gangs, if you're not part of them, then you're to be hated and
despised as the great evil. Bloods and Crips. Red and Blue. Doesn't
matter.If you want a thoughtful discussion of the merits of one
candidate to another, you won't find it here. We live in a highly partisan
world where political affiliation determines whether you're friend or foe.
That's what you're seeing when commenters refer to Kamala Harris as a
socialist. She is left of them and that's enough categorize her. As for
being a socialist, they think socialist is equivalent to be to the political
left of their particular reactionary worldview. No difference.
@ Joe Hilll,,,Remember the whole calling good evil and evil good, the reason for
satans fall and what the Bible says about his return? Sometimes I think the far
right is on a crash course with a self fulfilling prophecy.two can
play that game.....remember by their fruits ye shall know them...if the
democrats are so righteous why do they believe in:Abortion-the
killing of innocent(you would never take your dog to an abortion clinic but its
ok if you take your daughter)CommunismAnti-God Anti-Christ,
Anti-Christmas, Anti-christian, religious bigots, anti semitesunsecured
unsafe borders wherein many illegals have killed innocent americans support illegal drugsconfiscating propertyI could go on
forever......I'll stick with Trump!
Why do so many on this board feel Ms. Harris is a leftist or a socialist? Can
you point directly to any policy or statement she made to that fact?I went to votesmart.org to see what her stated positions were.She
is pro-choice, against mandatory minimums in criminal sentencing, she is for
cutting taxes as a way to stimulate economic growth, she is for regulating
greenhouse emissions, she is for increased government spending to stimulate
economic growth.I did not see anywhere in there that she is a
socialist. I get that many conservative GOP voters may not align with what she
is for, but that doesn't make her a leftist or socialist. She is not
calling for government take over of the means of energy production,
telecommunications, food production, etc...She would be considered
liberal on some if not most social issues. So are many Americans nowadays.
Hate to say it but with the powerful special interest crowd who have been around
for a very long time and are still alive at this time, this country is not yet
ready for a woman to be POTUS. Maybe in 10 years, but not right now while the
boys' club is still very much alive and well. They will say that they
support women's rights and let them be in minor roles in the political
arena but when it comes to access to the ultimate POTUS power, they are afraid
to lose control to that.
All of humanity is on a "self fulfilling prophesy". The prophesy is in
the Bible, and humanity is fulfilling it.I am more worried about
"those who fail to study history..." The 20th century gave us
60-80 million people killed by their own socialist governments. Yet Democrats
continue to promote socialism. I guess they believe that Lenin, Marx, Stalin,
Mao. Hitler, and PolPot did not understand "true socialism".
Harris is a good, qualified and competent candidate, and infinitely better than
what we're stuck with now (the same could also be said about any of the
Democrats in the race). I am hoping that good Republican candidates
will soon enter the race. I keep hoping that there will be someone like Kasich
or Flake who would be good presidential material, and would be people that I
could back. We need LEGALLY to remove trump from office (at the ballot box if
not sooner) and I'm hoping there will be an acceptable Republican to take
up the party position in the 2020 election. We've suffered enough with the
RINOs (the far right extreme authoritarians) -- we need to get back to
nominating real Republicans for office.
@thid barker"Democrats have run Detroit, Baltimore, Chicago and other
cities for decades and these cities are poverty and crime centers! "Chicago isn't even in the top ten cities for violent crime. While
Detroit and Baltimore are in the top 10, you conveniently skip the
'red' cities also in the top ten, like St. Louis as the number 1 most
violent. Or Memphis, Kansas City, Little Rock, all in strong Republican states.
(per FBI data)On poverty, 7 of the top 10 cities with the highest
poverty rate are in solidly red states. 4 in Texas, 1 in Arkansas, 1 in
Georgia, 1 in Louisiana. (per US Census Bureau)"President Trump
has solved more poverty than any Democrat ever did!"Largest drop
in poverty rate during Obama presidency: 1.3%Largest drop in poverty rate
during Trump presidency: .4%(per US Census Bureau)Actual data
refutes every claim you made.
Ah, the trolls are out. Fox News and Breitbart talking points critical of Kamala
Harris are running at full mode. The information provided is typically low (do
we expect more from these sources?) and the tribal warriors are flinging their
spears at anything that moves outside of their reactionary ideological caves.Too bad the discussion never rises above the banks of the swamp, but
then this is expected from the wingnut fringe. We have come to expect this type
of dialog dysentery in the political sphere of Red versus Blue. This is
particularly true when those attacking Harris think anything more politically to
the Left than themselves are intolerable and subhuman. So much for moderate
Republicans! They get tossed into the same pool with the most extreme Leftie way
out on that fringe.To these people, any Democrat or Independent who
does think as they do is beyond meaningful discussion. It's a lack of
critical thinking skills that makes such small-minded comments the mainstay of
conservative thought today. Where is William F. Buckley when we need reasonable
talk from the Right? Instead we get juvenile trolls hurling epithets and anger
in defense of their Dear Leader.
@banliberalsTats humerious cnsolidering the far rights unwavering support
for a man that has openly degraded their reigious beliefs through his endless
deeds and words. Remember the whole calling good evil and evil good, the reason
for satans fall and what the Bible says about his return? Sometimes I think the
far right is on a crash course with a self fulfilling prophecy.
The more of these extreme Leftists that crowd the Democrat field, the better it
is for Trump's re-election. We should all be delighted that Kamala,
Elizabeth Warren, Hillary, Gillibrand, and Bernie are dominating the Democrat
You can't know how pleased and excited I am for this!
Is this the same Kamala Harris that thinks religious people shouldn’t hold
office? No wonder there are so many on these comment boards who love her. They
are the same people who attacked a teenage catholic boy just one day ago when he
was approached by a known liberal activist. And who was called horrible names
by the liberal black Israelite group.Still waiting for the apologies
to him and his catholic school.
"conservative thought and the rays of religious sunlight."Wow - that's a stretch to include "conservative thought" and
"religious sunlight" in the same sentence.
Kamala Harris would smile and systematically shred Donald Trump in any debate.
Within 5 minutes he would have to resort to name calling.
What has trump done to warrant such hate?Would it be because the
The Russian Trolls have new people to attack and to cause division.
2020 amounts to this -- _____________or Donald TrumpA rock would be better the Donald.Kamala Harris would be an
Very pleased Kamala entered the race and very happy with the Democrat field so
far. This primary can't help but shine a bright light on what the
Democrats actually stand for. This will be a race to the Left. Most of America
will be horrified to know what the Democrats have been talking about the past 5
years when the cameras are off. I can only hope someone like her is the
nominee. It will be a red avalanche in 2020.
Thid Barker- Democrats have run Detroit, Baltimore, Chicago and other cities for
decadesI live outside of Chicago and totally agree. Chicago has
always been a one party (Democratic) totalitarian regime. As a result Chicago
leads the nation of residents fleeing to other states. Many areas the radical
Left represents are in ruins; poor education, poor standard of living. Yet
Harris would blame it all on conservatives even though the Left has been running
them all these years.
This woman showed me all I need to know about her in the Kavanaugh hearings.
She has zero chance of winning the presidency in 2020. And if you think she
does, I'll sell you some ocean front property in Arizona.
She is the most far left of any candidates. Harris does not represent America,
only the Socialist radicals and the Evergreen State types. No way will she be
Meckofahess stated “In my observations of her she is so left leaning that
she blocks out any light from conservative thought and the rays of religious
sunlight.”Absolutely the kind of person we need running this once
great country. Go Kamala!!!
I'll say this now: if the Democrats nominate Senator Harris as their
presidential nominee, they will be routed in the general election by a tally
larger than the Reagan win in 1984...and it wouldn't matter who the
Republicans have as a nominee. A lot of people in the midwest and in
battleground states, whether it's warranted or not, have a negative view
of Democrats from California. They see the problems that California has had and
they point to the fact that the Democrats have been in charge during many of
them. There is also the 'line of thought' of "We don't like
being told what to do or how to live by people on the east or west
coast".Combine both of those views and thoughts together and
Trump (or whomever is the Republican nominee is) gets elected in a landslide. A
Democrat may win in 2020, but it will not be one from California.Mark. My. Words.
Heaven help us! Can we please, please, please elect Kamala Harris or someone
just like HER!
Yikes, someone said "Kamala Harris is sharp and well grounded". Well,
she's sharp alright - sharp tongued when spewing vitriol and negative
criticisms of others! In my observations of her she is so left leaning that she
blocks out any light from conservative thought and the rays of religious
sunlight. I observe that she straddles the line of honesty and
integrity as we saw in the Kavanaugh hearings. America would be on
the road to deep trouble were she to be elected President. Heaven help us
should that ever occur.
Democrats have run Detroit, Baltimore, Chicago and other cities for decades and
these cities are poverty and crime centers! President Trump has solved more
poverty than any Democrat ever did! Paycheck> food stamps!
There's your Democratic Party candidate in all likelihood, her and/or Cory
Booker will be names on the ticket.
Kamala Harris is sharp and well grounded. I hope she does well. Hopefully the
Democrats don't fall for shiny objects.
The Democrats took the lead on the war on poverty. One important part of the
fight against poverty was (past tense here) to reduce out of wedlock births.
Traditional marriage was society's way to say that men should be
responsible for their procreative actions. As such it was a powerful tool to
fight poverty.When she was the California AG Kamala Harris would not
defend the state of California against lawsuits against Prop 8. It was her job
and she wouldn't do it.So, the big question for Kamala Harris
is, 'How are you going to combat out of wedlock births so that we can
reduce the poverty rate in America?" Assuming of course, that the Democrats
are still interested in fighting poverty.