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What it Means if Kamala Harris is a “Pragmatic Moderate” ^ | August 18, 2020 | Joseph Backholm

Posted on 08/18/2020 5:51:39 AM PDT by Kaslin

When Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris to be his running mate, the New York Times referred to Harris as a “pragmatic moderate” and ABC News personality George Stephanopoulos said, “Kamala Harris comes from the middle of the road, moderate wing of the Democratic Party.”

Of course, this is exactly how Uncle Joe wants himself and his ticket to be seen, but for some these descriptions probably felt a bit like the time the Washington Post described ISIS terror leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as an “austere Islamic scholar.” Sometimes the description says more about the one making the description than the one being described.   

According to Progressive Punch, Harris is the fifth most progressive senator in the U.S. Senate, ahead of Bernie Standers. The GovTrack 2019 report card said she was the most progressive member of the U.S. Senate—beating Sanders by one spot. If one of the most progressive members of the U.S. Senate is a moderate then everyone is a moderate.  Does anyone believe that’s true?  Her record is not one of moderation.

During her time as attorney general of California, Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry were exposed by David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress for trafficking in baby body parts in violation of the law.  Instead of investigating the abortion industry for apparent illegal activities, she raided Daleiden’s home and brought charges against him for exposing their conspiracy.   

She refused to defend California’s constitutional amendment that defined marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman despite the fact that defending California’s laws in court is a primary duty of the attorney general.  

In the Senate, she has a one hundred percent rating with Planned Parenthood and a zero percent rating with Family Research Council. She voted against the Born Alive Protection Act, a law that simply said if a child survived an attempted abortion it should receive medical care rather than being left to cry itself to death.  She was an early adopter of the Green New Deal, supports Medicare for All, and supports forgiving student loans. During the primary debates, even Joe Biden criticized her health care proposals as unrealistic. “You have to find $30 to $40 trillion somewhere.  How are you going to do it?” Biden quipped.   

If Kamala Harris is a moderate, what does it take to be a progressive these days?  But it would be easy to miss the real problem here. The problem is not that the New York Times was being dishonest when they referred to Harris as a “pragmatic moderate,” the problem is that they weren’t. They were telling anyone who would listen that there’s a lot of room between where Kamala Harris is and where they want to go, and the New York Times knows what it means to be true progressives because that’s what they are. After all, they just ran off their editor for publishing an opinion they disagreed with. Silly boomer should have known that free speech is no longer a progressive value—but submission is.  

In the same way, taxpayer funded abortion, late-term abortion, the belief that boys can be girls, are no longer defining progressive principles.  That’s so 2017. Real progressives these days are calling for an end to history classes, tearing down statutes, defending theft and looting as a form of reparations, demanding the white people give their homes to black people, and defunding police departments.  They aren’t just moving the goalpost, they’re moving the whole field.  

Recall that in 2008 Barack Obama was elected to office publicly stating his belief that marriage was a relationship between a man and a woman.  Twelve years later, not only does the left believe this position is an automatic disqualification from public office, they’ll try to shut down your private sector business for that particular heresy.  

Next time you hear someone describe Kamala Harris as a moderate, remember that they’re not lying.  They really believe it and they’re telling you something worth remembering. They have ambitions far beyond anything the “moderate” Biden/Harris ticket is willing to publicly support but they’re confident the Biden/Harris ticket is the way to get there.  That’s why they’re going to work so hard to get them elected. ,

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: camelfaceharris; demonrats; election2020; moderates; progressives

1 posted on 08/18/2020 5:51:39 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

It means they half way between a Nazi and a Commie.

2 posted on 08/18/2020 5:54:42 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (60 in '20. Now, more than ever! (61, I didn't take into account Mittens.))
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To: Kaslin

It means the Ministry of Propaganda is lying, again.

3 posted on 08/18/2020 5:56:00 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents|Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Kaslin

Moderate position looks a little like this.

4 posted on 08/18/2020 6:02:25 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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To: Kaslin

It means she’s trying to be the first to sleep her way to the White House.

5 posted on 08/18/2020 6:19:38 AM PDT by BipolarBob (The cost of abortion is a human sacrifice.)
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To: Lurkinanloomin

The Ministry of Propaganda is merely doing what it does best - mangling the truth, while preserving a facsimile and a facade that maintains an ILLUSION that nothing has been changed.

But if you cannot recognize the indications that what is being held up is a sock puppet, then you deserve to be bamboozled.

6 posted on 08/18/2020 6:22:01 AM PDT by alloysteel (Freedom is not a matter of life and death. It is much more serious than that..)
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To: Kaslin

Pragmatic adaptation is winning while lying on your back

7 posted on 08/18/2020 6:25:54 AM PDT by bert ( (KE. NP. N.C. +12) Progressives are existential American enemies.....all of them)
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To: Kaslin

This is the Democrats last shot at hiding their radicalism on the national stage. They are going for broke because that mask is about to fall off.

Joe and Bernie are it. They are done after this cycle.

After this they’ll have to sell it out in the open.

8 posted on 08/18/2020 6:26:27 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (There's a stairway to heaven, but there's also a highway to hell.)
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To: Kaslin

She is a moderate? George McGovern probably never realized that he was a conservative ...

9 posted on 08/18/2020 6:57:28 AM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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Kamala Harris Sponsored Bill to FORCE Schools To Let Male Athletes Compete In Girls’ Sports<>

24News ^ | 08-12-2020 |
Samantha Foster
Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris sponsored a Senate bill that would force public schools to allow biologically male athletes who identify as transgender on girls’ sports teams. . In March 2019, Harris cosponsored the Equality Act, which would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 . Among other things, the bill would force public schools to expand female athletic teams to include biological males who identify as transgender girls,..

HERE’S HOW THEY TREAT CONSERVATIVE Congressional DEMOCRATS WHO DONT SUPPORT STUFF LIKE THIS and why there is no such thing as a Conservative Dem in Congress
Democrats weren’t happy with his votes against abortion and on being the only democrat to vote NO on allowing men to to call themselves a women and compete with women in college sports.
Those who live in Chicago already voted at their local public library. But in the reshaped 3rd Congressional district Daniel Lipinski lost because of redistricting. Which had previously included adjacent Chicago city wards to his 23rd in a district that dealt exclusively with city issues such as a subway L service and the Stevenson Expressway Wards which were reliable Dan’s father William O Lipinski supporters. But since most had areas with hispanic last names those areas were redistricted and assigned to Gutieriez’s district. Those results are posted below which actually tear up the concept of a neighborhood and pit people against each other by using division.

10 posted on 08/18/2020 7:03:38 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (mosesdapoet aka L.J.Keslin posting here for the record hoping somebody might read and pass around)
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To: Kaslin

She thinks the Knights of Columbus are a dangerous organization that disqualifies someone from being confirmed to a post by the Senate. That’s some “pragmatic moderate.”

She is probably the most far left-wing Senator up there - and there is a lot of competition for that.

11 posted on 08/18/2020 7:30:07 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Rurudyne

She couldn’t be anymore leftist than she already is.

12 posted on 08/18/2020 7:50:28 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

The DNC: nothing of the old Extreme Left is extreme to them anymore.

13 posted on 08/18/2020 9:31:01 AM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Do you remember the marching band from the end of Animal House?

They were marching on the street when someone with bad intentions led them into a hard left turn into a blind end alley where they ended up all crammed into the end still trying to play.

The main difference between that band and the DNC is the the band didn’t start angrily shouting at those back on the street they they were all bad people for not crowding into the dead end with them.

14 posted on 08/18/2020 9:38:35 AM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: Kaslin

She’s nothing but a political parasite its how she got where she is Joe is the same the democrat party is full of them.

15 posted on 08/18/2020 10:00:38 AM PDT by Vaduz (women and children to be impacIQ of chimpsted the most.)
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