Americans are getting ready to turn their TVs (or computers) on: candidate debates ahead of the November 3 presidential elections are coming up. They promise to become a perfectly scandalous farce.
The incumbent, president Donald Trump, has just received another weapon that could help him in his struggle with former president Barack Hussein Obama’s vice-president Joe Biden: just ask the challenger to promise that, should he be still alive, Biden would stay in office throughout his term.
Why? Because Joe Biden’s running mate, Kamala Harris, spoke of a Harris (not Biden) administration in a recent question-and-answer session.
True, Harris quickly corrected herself, but nobody bought that. Not even after her apologists claimed that it was just a “slip of the tongue.” A number of people said they preferred to call it a “Freudian slip.”
Considering not only Trump supporters call Harris “nothing more than a Trojan horse for the radical left,” it has become a must for president Trump to start badgering his opponent with the question of his staying power.
One of the most influential black Americans, Wayne Dupree, is convinced that it was neither a slip of her tongue, nor a Freudian slip: it was a signal of Harris’s real intentions.
Dupree has president Trump’s ear: he used to serve as a board member of his National Diversity Coalition. An eight-year U.S. Air Force veteran, Dupree is a living proof (as if any was needed) of the fact that any black American can succeed, if only they work at it.
Voices from hell?
Dupree sees Hillary Clinton’s hand behind the plan: Biden retires shortly after signing his oath on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Harris, as the popular American cliché has it, just a heartbeat away from the Oval Office, takes over. She names Hillary Clinton her vice-president. Let’s leave what happens next in Nature’s hands (let’s keep all Gods out of this). With the history of unusual demises and unfortunate accidents in the wake of the Clinton couple’s path, everything is possible.
Wayne Dupree also reminds us of Kamala Harris’s entry into the presidential conversation. She threw her hat into the rink of Democratic Party nominations, and could have hardly lost worse than she had. She would have received fewer than two per cent of the votes available in the primaries. She got out when the getting was still good, and decided there must be other ways.
This understudy trick she (and her comrades) developed is nothing new. The brazenness of it all is.
Except, Dupree argues, Hillary Clinton’s shadow has been all over the shady picture of current Democratic Party politics (or politicking) all along. As Dupree puts it very eloquently, Hillary Clinton has been the backstage puppet master running the campaign, and “using cognitively challenged Biden as a friendly mask to hide the true ugliness beneath.”
Of course, Kamala Harris’s pronouncements sound like carbon copies of Bernie Sanders’s program: in addition to her own co-sponsorship of what she calls the Green New Deal, Harris is all in to start Medicare-for-all, decriminalize illegal border crossings, and institute gun buybacks.
The only difference: Sanders unashamedly says he is a socialist, while Harris, just as unashamedly, says she is not.
As Dupree argues, there’s one more angle: it looks as if the Democratic Party was convinced a presidential ticket has no chance in hell of winning without a man on it, and, in particular, without a man on top of it.
If he’s right, all women should vote for anybody but the Democratic Party ticket.
Of course, there’s one more thing to look at: since that fateful night in November 2016, when the Electoral College votes had been counted and the other side won, the Democratic Party has been spewing only hatred, throwing one tantrum after another, coming up with imaginary scandals that all turned out to be fake. All that instead of coming up with positive proposals that would make sense. And, also, instead of rejecting everything the current president had been suggesting to help the widest spectrum of society.
Will they remember?
How many Americans will not forget the Democratic Party’s silent support of all the looting and rioting that has been ravaging their country remains to be seen. Some cynics suggest that a smart operative within Trump’s inner circle must have invented both Antifa and the Black Lives Matter, considering the damage they seem to have done to Democratic Party’s hopes of winning.
Vast majority of Americans want law and order. That’s what Trump has been offering repeatedly, while Biden and company have not.
In Dupree’s view, the Obama clan picked Kamala Harris to run for president. Why they picked her, Dupree does not say, but he seems to have inside knowledge.
As she failed so miserably, they turned to plan B, and that’s the one she revealed with her slip, and who cares whether it was intended or not.
It is doubtful whether the mainstream news media will be asking Kamala Harris about her admission of her goals.
It seems it will be left to president Trump himself to ask his challenger. The question can be simple and straightforward: Joe, are you promising to stay in the office till your term is over? Make it biblically simple: yes yes, no no.
Just make sure the answer is audible and binding.
Provided Biden does not forget to turn on the earpiece through which his advisers would whisper the words they want him to utter.