Kamala Harris Is a Cop Who Wants To Be President

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https://reason.com/2019/06/03/kamala-harris-is-a-cop-who-wants-to-be-president/?fbclid=IwAR0cqwOjcBcR0krPDZ1au0PfTi5iR3k-wi5iKg7e5_M622Njh-OtR2OcDGM
The California senator and former prosecutor has a long record of pushing illiberal policies.
The phrase, which the candidate's critics use frequently, is meant to conjure more than just Harris' history as a hard-nosed San Francisco prosecutor. It's colloquial. To label someone a cop in this way is never to invoke the best behavior one might expect from police officers. It implies the person is a bully, a bootlicker, a professional tattler—the sort of person who shuts down un-authorized lemonade stands run by kids. A cop, in this context, is someone who will always defer to authority and the status quo, someone who is unaccountable and not to be trusted. Calling someone a cop invokes the worst sorts of police overreach, a legalistic authoritarianism that exists for its own sake.


During her 28-year tenure as a county prosecutor, district attorney (D.A.), and state attorney general (A.G.), Harris proved quite willing to live up to the epithet. In the public eye, she spoke of racial justice and liberal values, bolstering her cred as one of the Democratic Party's rising stars. But behind closed doors, she repeatedly fought for more aggressive prosecution not just of violent criminals but of people who committed misdemeanors and "quality of life" crimes
can't wait for that to blow up on her face
 

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I was listening to an interview with Mark Geragos the other day and Harris came up and he was talking about how different his dealings with Harris were from what she's trying to portray to the public as a "fair" prosecutor when she was ADA and AG.
 

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She went on some hip hop podcast (forget the name of it) and when asked about weed she said she used to smoke it while listening to Snoop Dogg and Tupac in college. Problem is she graduated from college years before either ever released any music. It's the same as Hillary Clinton saying she carries around hot sauce in her purse :')
 

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Did reading up on Trump help? :)
Beating Trump would be a cake walk if the democratic party didn't take a sharp turn to the left. If they had a immigration plan that didn't sound like open borders. They would rather win the Hispanic vote than win the WH, which in my mind is nuts. Most legal immigrants are some of the hardest anti-immigration people I've ever met. Instead the democratic party wants to appeal to people who aren't legally suppose to be here and their families.
 

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Did reading up on Trump help? :)
touche my friend.

She went on some hip hop podcast (forget the name of it) and when asked about weed she said she used to smoke it while listening to Snoop Dogg and Tupac in college. Problem is she graduated from college years before either ever released any music. It's the same as Hillary Clinton saying she carries around hot sauce in her purse :')
she smoked pot while prosecuting people for ..........pot.
 

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Ya know who needs a joint, Booker. My god, I watch that guy and immediately think of the black reminiscing dude in the movie "Can't Hardly Wait". Mellow the **** out, do us all a favor and go look for T-bone and get a joint from him.
 
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Beating Trump would be a cake walk if the democratic party didn't take a sharp turn to the left. If they had a immigration plan that didn't sound like open borders. They would rather win the Hispanic vote than win the WH, which in my mind is nuts. Most legal immigrants are some of the hardest anti-immigration people I've ever met. Instead the democratic party wants to appeal to people who aren't legally suppose to be here and their families.
I have to think about how sharp of a turn they have taken or are planning on taking. Look at the concerns of majority of citizens, a Medicare for all plan might be the kind of Left turn we need and voters would support, as long as it in itself does not keep us sliding down into the debt hole. Money will have to be found from somewhere else.
 
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She went on some hip hop podcast (forget the name of it) and when asked about weed she said she used to smoke it while listening to Snoop Dogg and Tupac in college. Problem is she graduated from college years before either ever released any music. It's the same as Hillary Clinton saying she carries around hot sauce in her purse :')
She actually did not say that. She was answering a specific question about music she listened to. One of the hosts made a joke at the same time about smoking in college, but if you watch the video of the interview, it’s clear that she was answering the original question which was not limited to college or related to smoking pot.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2019/02/13/us/politics/kamala-harris-snoop-tupac.amp.html
 

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I have to think about how sharp of a turn they have taken or are planning on taking. Look at the concerns of majority of citizens, a Medicare for all plan might the kind of Left turn we need and voters would support, as long as it in itself does not keep us sliding down into the debt hole. Money will have to be found from somewhere else.
Medicare for all would double the federal budget by itself. Which means massive tax increases to every working person (because half don't pay income tax). We're in the trial period for Medicare for all, using 15% of the population as beta testers, and we have negotiated fee schedules and all the data tracking a person could ever dream up, and the verdict is that the costs exceed available funding by 200% or more. It is the political third rail no politician is willing to touch, but hey lets hand them the entire train yard and expect different results.
 

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Medicare for all would double the federal budget by itself. Which means massive tax increases to every working person (because half don't pay income tax). We're in the trial period for Medicare for all, using 15% of the population as beta testers, and we have negotiated fee schedules and all the data tracking a person could ever dream up, and the verdict is that the costs exceed available funding by 200% or more. It is the political third rail no politician is willing to touch, but hey lets hand them the entire train yard and expect different results.
Would it? People would be paying in via their paychecks. I’d have to see the details.
 

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She went on some hip hop podcast (forget the name of it) and when asked about weed she said she used to smoke it while listening to Snoop Dogg and Tupac in college. Problem is she graduated from college years before either ever released any music. It's the same as Hillary Clinton saying she carries around hot sauce in her purse :')
Yeah.... and the same as Trump saying you can grab ***** because if you're a celeb they have to let you... and that doesn't actually happen to be true either.

If we had talked about policy more in the 2016 elections, we might have elected a competent former secretary of state who was not a particularly good campaigner out on the trail. But, instead of doing that in 2016 we elected a ***** grabber who's bored by policy briefings that take up more than one page... and so we get government by Tweet and other impulses we're probably lucky not to have to witness as the shout-downs wind up in the Oval Office -- when adults in the room try to show him where his own ass is and how to keep some other head of state from grabbing it at the next G7 or G20 meeting. I guess they can't do much about whatever happens in his little private meetups with Vladimir.

But hey, if we want to play the same games in 2020, don't forget Trump actually has a track record now. He's grabbed up a lot more than just ***** in his first three years, most of it at the expense of the ordinary American person. You can bank on the Democrats pointing that out as the campaign season heats up and the taxcut-gutted economy cools down.
 
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Bill Clinton (D) signed the 1994 Crime Bill into law which incarcerated more people for longer times. Donald J Trump (R) signed the First Step Act into law which reduced the penalties for certain crimes and released people, causing them to serve less time.

Now take Kamala Harris. How do the Democrats hold their nose when stepping into the voting booth and choose her, knowing that she defended the use of the death penalty in California? Can the Democrats accept that Harris advocated keeping people in prison for labor? When voting, will they disregard the fact defended convictions that were obtained through prosecutor and police misconduct? What about the cases where the evidence was tainted but Harris didn't tell the defense?

Kamala Harris' decision to defend the death penalty is the right one - LA Times

Kamala Harris office sought to keep inmates locked up so that California could use them for cheap labor -
Washington Examiner

Prosecutors protect themselves first: Column - USA Today

Crime lab scandal rocked Kamala Harris’s term as San Francisco district attorney - The Washington Post





 
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She actually did not say that. She was answering a specific question about music she listened to. One of the hosts made a joke at the same time about smoking in college, but if you watch the video of the interview, it’s clear that she was answering the original question which was not limited to college or related to smoking pot.
The Russian Interference campaign is in full effect. Hell, it never stopped. The Right and some misguided "progressives" are obviously afraid of Sen. Harris. That's why they're taking out of context, if not outright lying about her policies, statements and actions.

This was a great examination of the falsehoods and her actual record:

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1146029940569251840.html?fbclid=IwAR0mYqtuGUd7UOEaX9RftXzVV_paVfAxhGuG-W_t8A3uhnKDnYy6rPBHqkY

With this specially talking about pot:

Under Harris the black prison population in California decreased and weed convictions did as well. In 2004 Kamala Harris created a Back on Track program that redirected low level drug offenders from prison to job training programs.