Kamala Harris is enjoying a historic function in 2021: the nation’s first black, Asian, feminine vice president to function a sacrificial lamb.
Like many different girls earlier than her, Harris has been tasked with coming in late to clean up a mess made by her boss. Joe Biden most likely wouldn’t do too properly in a “Jeopardy!” contest, and even on a circle-a-word puzzle, however he’s good sufficient to know that if you’ve obtained an issue you possibly can’t clear up, it’s best to grandly announce a plan to cope with it by … fobbing it off on another person.
Alas, not like Barack Obama’s plan to treatment most cancers by saying that Joe Biden would treatment most cancers (yes, that really happened), Biden’s buck-passing arrange Harris for a spectacularly seen failure.
When pleasant questioner Lester Holt identified to Harris that she hadn’t visited the border as soon as, she pulled her trademark transfer (every time she will get busted) of breaking into that famously bizarre dismissive chortle and replied, “And I haven’t been to Europe,” as if an equal drawback is popping out of Europe. Hordes of damp Irishmen desperately washing up on the shores of Maine, maybe.
The Biden Administration created the border disaster with a “Yay illegal immigrants” rhetorical fashion that was acquired in Latin America like an embossed invitation: “President Joe cordially invites you to El Norte.”
During the presidential marketing campaign, Biden generously supplied to droop deportations and finish household separations. In 2019, each Biden and Harris vowed to offer well being care to unlawful immigrants, and two years earlier than that she insisted “an undocumented immigrant is not a criminal.”
Biden was so intent on reversing the whole lot President Trump did that he moronically reversed one among Trump’s largest successes: the “Remain in Mexico” program that required asylum-seekers to remain south of the border whereas their claims had been being heard. Unsurprisingly, there was a record-setting run on the border, and immediately there was a critical human value to all of the knee-jerk anti-Trumpism.
When Biden introduced he was appointing the Veep as his immigration czar, he was successfully passing her a grenade whose pin he had already pulled. When Harris went to Guatemala, that nation’s president flat-out blamed Biden’s insurance policies for the surge north. He stated the United States’ “message changed to, ‘We are going to reunite families and we are going to reunite children . . . The very next day the coyotes here were organizing groups of children to take them to the United States.”
Trying to mission authority and get a deal with on the disaster, Harris was as convincing as Kevin Bacon at the finish of “Animal House,” screaming, “Remain calm! All is well!” as the crowd stampedes over him.
“Do not come,” Harris stated in Guatemala, addressing potential unlawful immigrants fascinated by coming into the US. “We will discourage illegal migration. The United States will continue to enforce our laws and secure our border. … If you come to our border, you will be turned back.”
That’s not what Central Americans are listening to from their pals who at the moment are comfortably ensconced in the US. Nearly half of those that present up at the border claiming asylum are being welcomed into the States, given orders to look in court docket, after which let out. Biden and Harris haven’t simply positioned a Welcome mat on the border, they’ve introduced to the world that we’re suckers.
Harris can’t clear up the mess at the border until her boss decides to scrub up his coverage mess — by reinstating a few of Trump’s concepts. That’ll most likely by no means occur, however in the meantime Biden can deflect all inquiries to his clueless vice president.