Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris Got So High Smoking Weed in College She Thought She Was Listening To Snoop Dogg and Tupac

The senator is already lying about her record as a drug warrior, but she's also dissembling about what music was around during her college and law school years.

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This story has been updated below.

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, is a latter-day convert to legalizing pot. As a prosecutor and California attorney general, she was opposed to legalization. Indeed, as Scott Shackford noted yesterday, in her 2014 race to become Golden State AG, her Republican opponent favored legalization, a position she literally laughed at.

In an interview yesterday with the radio show The Breakfast Club, Harris admitted to smoking weed in college ("I did inhale," she said, laughing, "I just broke news!") and that she listened to Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur while getting high. Here's the problem: Harris graduated from Howard in 1986 and law school in 1989. Snoop Dogg, then known as Snoop Doggy Dogg, didn't get started until 1992 and Tupac's "career did not take off until the early 1990s when he debuted in Digital Underground's 'Same Song' from the soundtrack to the 1991 film Nothing but Trouble."

So either Harris was baked enough to time travel or she hit the bong after being in school. Not cool for a candidate whose slogan is "speaking truth, demanding justice." Most likely, she's just trying to curate a playlist that sends the right message. In this, she's hardly alone. We can recall, for instance, the way in which Al Gore quickly morphed from hosting a Senate panel on "porn rock" in 1985 (which included testimony from his wife Tipper, who headed up the Parents Music Resource Center, a group committed to combating sex, drugs, and satanism in popular entertainment) to becoming the world's most public—if unconvincing—Grateful Dead fan just a few years later. In 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama dictated an iPod playlist to Rolling Stone that was curiously inclusive of just about every possible demographic that might vote for him. Especially in an age of forced transparency, why do politicians feel a need to do this?

For a deep dive on how Kamala Harris is messaging her not-so-progressive past on a range of issues, go here. Or watch below:

UPDATE (February 13): The Huffington Post, among other sources, question whether Harris was talking about what music she listened in college or whether she was answering a more general question of what sort of music she likes. Due to crosstalk among people on The Breakfast Club, it's not totally clear. HuffPost did reach out to a Harris spokesman and asked what music she listened to in the mid-1980s. "I'm sorry," came the reply, "but I'm not gonna be able to suss out the music she listened to 35 years ago right now. Got a lot of other stuff on my plate."

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150 responses to “Kamala Harris Got So High Smoking Weed in College She Thought She Was Listening To Snoop Dogg and Tupac

  1. Listen, Nick: if you needed a focus group to tell you how to relate to normal people, you’d look weird, too.

    Get a focus group!

  2. n an interview yesterday with the radio show The Breakfast Club, Harris admitted to smoking weed in college (“I did inhale,” she said, laughing, “I just broke news!”) and that she listened to Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur while getting high.

    She’s so cool.

    1. It was during college, Harris confirmed, and she said she used a joint.

      I’ve never smoked a joint. If I were to suddenly overcome with the need to impress people with my marijuana consumption, I would avoid singular articles and vaguely allude to the plural.

      1. You also certainly wouldn’t say you ‘used’ one.

        1. unless she’s referring to a different kind of joint

    2. I know that we oppose pot prohibition here, but it is still odd that doing something in your college years that may not have been nice but was perfectly legal, like wearing blackface, it a career destroyer, but admitting that you committed an act that constituted a crime is perfectly ok…especially coming from someone who made her career incarcerating people for committing the very same crime.

      1. This. People are not just stuoid, they are scarily insane when in large groups.

  3. Kamala Harris got high with Towelie.

    She’s as authentic as Warren.

    And Hillary. And Klobuchar. Let’s throw Michelle in there.

    What is it with these lousy DNC women? They’re awful.

    1. They more real than tha Real Deal Holyfield.

      1. Now you hookers and hos know how I feel.

      1. The kids of South Park.

    2. Those who crave power over others tend to be awful. Gender makes no difference.

  4. I might be skeptical of anybody at Howard University who claimed not to have gotten high in college.

    Also, George Washington University, American University, George Mason University, University of Maryland, . . .

    There may have been people at Georgetown who didn’t get high. If I were looking for that, that’s where I’d look.

    For the rest of them, you can color me skeptical.

    1. Maybe she really is straight laced, but decided to “admit” to getting high because she knew no one would believe the truth…

  5. That she or her team couldn’t do the basic legwork to make sure her pandering lie checked out is disqualifying in itself.

    1. If you got high in college listening to Milli Vanilli and Paula Abdul, you’d be ashamed and lie, too.

      1. If she said Schooly D I’d think she was a badass.

      2. Whoa. Gateways to hard rock.

        1. Paula Abdul is the gateway to many things.

      3. She should have said NKTOB and Poison.

          1. NKOTB are still relevant. They performed on the last Smashing New Year’s Eve party! Which you would know if you weren’t a total square and went to bed at 9 pm.

    2. It was The Breakfast Club. She needs to establish her Black Bona Fides.

      1. Too late, she’s already been exposed

        1. Eeeeww cannot unsee!!111eleventyone!!!!!111oneoneone

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  6. So either Harris was baked enough to time travel or she hit the bong after being in school.

    There are other explanations. Like, she’s lying about the whole thing.

    1. Like, she’s lying about the whole thing.
      Alway my default assumption for anyone running for office.

    2. This.

      She just sending signals that she’s actually cool and normal. Of course she’s neither, and has to make it up.

  7. “Ha ha, I did inhale, but I also laughed at the idea of legalizing what I did. You see, enforcement of these laws is for the poor people, the goobers, the ones who can’t handle the total awesomeness of drugs.”

    1. Yeah if this were true it only makes me hate her more knowing what she did with her career afterward. “That pot clearly fucked up my life, I’m going to make it ruin yours too!”

  8. cultural appropriate much?

  9. I smoke so much geef that when I make a sudden move joints fly out like the witch’s hairpins in those Bugs Bunny toons.

  10. Harris admitted … she listened to Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur while getting high.

    “The Senator obviously misspoke. She meant to admit she listened to Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur while getting it on with Mr. Brown.”

  11. If Obama had a son, he’d look like Kamala. Redux.

  12. Yet she happily prosecuted… aww never mind.

    1. The amazing part to me is that after years of prosecuting members of the great unwashed, she and her handlers have decided that there’s a political benefit to her laughingly confessing to the same crime. If I were one of her opponents I’d find some of the people she prosecuted and put them in a 60 second ad saying things like ” Kamala Harris thinks it’s funny that she smoked dope and got away with it, I didn’t find it funny when she ruined my life for doing the same thing”. And before somebody tells me she only prosecuted dealers I’d point out that either she bought the dope or someone else did on her behalf. Either way she’s on the consumer end of the”drug trade”

      1. Progressives be all “do what I say y’all, not what I do”. So it’s consistent.

  13. The cherry on top would be if she did all this while dodging sniper fire.

    1. Yes. We wouldn’t want to have a liar as president.

      1. “If you like the plan you have, you can keep it. If you like the doctor you have, you can keep your doctor, too. The only change you’ll see are falling costs as our reforms take hold.”

        1. “Literally 50 things I say every single day.”

          –the current president

          1. “I know that there are millions of Americans who are content with their health care coverage ? they like their plan and, most importantly, they value their relationship with their doctor. They trust you. And that means that no matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.”

            1. Does shouting falsehoods on Twitter even count as lying?

              I don’t mean to give the president a pass… actually specifically not; literally anybody can go on Twitter and say patently false shit. If you believed Twitter, I blame you.

            2. So that’s the same lie repeated compared to thousands of documented lies of the president, with practically no single day not containing any lies.

              1. BARACK OBAMA
                “My position hasn’t changed” on using executive authority to address immigration issues.

                ? PolitiFact National on Thursday, November 20th, 2014

              2. BARACK OBAMA
                “The steel industry is producing as much steel in the United States as it ever was. It’s just (that) it needs one-tenth of the workers that it used to.”

                ? PolitiFact National on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

              3. BARACK OBAMA
                Says his comment about extremists being a JV team “wasn’t specifically referring to” Islamic State.

                ? PolitiFact National on Sunday, September 7th, 2014

              4. BARACK OBAMA
                “Most young Americans right now, they’re not covered” by health insurance.

                ? PolitiFact National on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

                1. Shall I continue?

                  1. You GOTTA cover “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor!”

              5. Tony is so cute… He is against lying NOW.

                When Clinton and Obama lied, it was kewl.

                Democrats are soooooo cool. They play the sax and are black. Nevermind that they are the Party of slavery and take more of your money.

                1. it was kewl.

                  1. If you are a teenage girl in 2003 perhaps

              6. Here you go.

                https://tinyurl.com/yb9wr3be

                Politifact has a nice, 4 page, list of confirmed lies.

                1. Oh, let’s not forget Al Gore’s lies about music.

                  Or Biden’s lies. Or his groping. You don’t like groping, do you Tony? Not when its non-consenual.

                  1. We can give Al Gore a pass. After all, he did invent the internet

                    1. Haha

      2. You’re right. Since Donald Trump lies it is now okay for all politicians to lie.

        1. I think the point is that lying is bad, mkay, so the biggest liar in the history of the universe is… really bad.

          1. But enough about Baron von Munchausen.

          2. “so the biggest liar in the history of the universe is… really bad.”

            Look who has a high opinion of himself!

        2. I love how Lefties say “Trump lies” but never really articulates the actual Trump statement and how its a lie.

          See how long it takes them to come up with some.

        3. Trump’s many lies are mostly incidences of exaggeration with no policy or legal consequence. He is a bullshitter. Compare that to Obama’s ‘you can keep your doctor’ that loosed a horrible takeover of the American healthcare system in a fascist model.

          Not the same things at all.

          1. Yes, I’ve noticed the same about many of Trump’s so-called “lies”.

            The guy’s background is that of a developer of high-end hotels, condominiums, and golf courses and of a media personality. Puffery and self-promotion are in his blood.

            I often hear my Trump-hating friends remark, “How can anybody believe (this or that little exaggeration he made)?”, suggesting ignorance or, more likely, willful blindness on the Trump supporters’ parts.

            I suspect that the supporters usually get the exaggeration and have a chuckle at it. I’m hardly a Trump supporter myself, but I’m amused by some of his claims, and suspect that even Trump himself might be.

    2. JFK ended with a cherry on top without even dodging sniper fire.

      1. +100

      2. Now that was funny….

  14. All of this is taking away from whether she can beat Donald Trump. Let’s just worry about the trivialities later.

    1. If people already lining up to support her gave a damn about her record as a drug warrior or her corrupt practices as prosecutor and state AG, she probably couldn’t beat Trump. Since they probably don’t, the questions are whether people giving her a look will give her actual history a look and, if they do, will they care. If Tony is any indicator, the answer are “no” and “no”. So there you are.

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  16. It wasn’t actually marijuana, it was champagne, and she sipped it with her little finger raised, but just to keep it real, she listened to Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges.

  17. So a former prosecutor is admitting to drug use. I wonder if she said she did not do drugs as part of the interview process for the job. She may have lied with regards to her job application.

    1. Indeed. It’s become so accepted that this is a “joke” question that its implications are overlooked. Though I guess the idea that the law is something we enforce on others when convenient, or just have for symbolic purposes without enforcing it at all, is pretty thoroughly enshrined now.

      1. Well said. 8-(

  18. I agree it is righteous to call her out for being a lying liar. But don’t get to holierthan thou if you are a supporter of President Bonespurs, who has lied even more than Clinton ever did. When you pay your taxes, check out your HUGE refund, the greatest ever for the middle class! I think both parties realize that most of their supporters don’t care if their candidate is honest as long as they send the right message. I am amazed at how lazy most liars are, but Trump falls into this category too. Do some research liars, otherwise your contempt for the American public becomes too obvious.

    1. I haven’t really been “getting” this refund controversy, but then I always viewed refunds as a sign that you’d made a mistake by over-withholding, and now I’m retired. Could you state in a nutshell what the new law did?

      1. Taxes were lowered, but so was withholding.

        1. But???

          If taxes were lowered then the government had no business collecting the same amount of witholding.

          1. And if you’re one of those misguided folks who views withholding as a form of “enforced savings” that you withdraw in your refund check, you could presumably just up your withholding on your W-4.

            “But they tricked me!”

      2. Anyone who wants to see big policy changes shouldn’t complain if people are surprised about a difference in their tax refund. That said, the fucked up part is all the deductions that were eliminated in order to partially make up for the revenue loss from the tax cuts for the plutocrats.

        1. Speaking of “big policy changes” and lies, did you catch that Green New Deal?

          AOC: lying socialist cunt.

        2. Tony|2.12.19 @ 12:53PM|#
          “Anyone who wants to see big policy changes shouldn’t complain if people are surprised about a difference in their tax refund.”

          Runner-up in the “Fucking Lefty Ignoramus Award”.

      3. From the perspective of a W-2 wage earner, many itemized deductions were severely limited (e.g. state and local tax deduction including real estate taxes, mortgage interest) or eliminated (e.g. 2% miscellaneous itemized deductions). Personal exemptions were also eliminated. In exchange, the standard deduction nearly doubled. This is somewhat offset with lower tax brackets (mostly lowered – there are income amounts that when compared to the prior years put you in a higher bracket; check the single 28% and 33% brackets from last year which put you in 32% and 35% this year).

        The real test, which far fewer people will consider, is how your change in income from last year compares to your change in taxes computed. Everything else is crying over how somebody’s withholding was calculated.

        The changes in partnership taxes and corporations are too complicated to list in a post, but will effect a much smaller segment of the population. Depending on what business someone is in, there could be big benefits (e.g. 20% passthrough deduction, lower top brackets).

    2. Can you give me an exact quote of what Trump promised?

      If you didn’t get it withheld in order to get a larger refund, but instead simply got to keep more of your own money is that bad???

    3. “When you pay your taxes, check out your HUGE refund, the greatest ever for the middle class!”

      OK, folks! A round of applause for the newest winner of “Fucking Lefty Ignoramus Award”!
      Hint, new award winner: Giving the government an interest-free loan is NOT a good idea.
      Further hint: Fuck off, slaver

    4. Haven’t gotten a refund in over 30 years. I know this is confusing due your limited capacities but a tax refund is not the government giving you a gift. They are simply returning the excess that they confiscated from you.

  19. It was during college, Harris confirmed, and she said she used a joint.

    30 yrs. and she remembers the one time she smoked pot? Lucky for Kavanaugh that Harris wasn’t burning it up with Christine Blasey Ford or we might’ve had a conviction on our hands.

    1. 30 yrs. and she remembers the one time she smoked pot?

      “It opened the door to the concept of prosecutorial discretion.”

  20. Well, Snoop, Tupac, the Jackson 5, whatever ….. you know how those black people all look alike, amirite?

    1. Evidently THEY sound alike too.

  21. I’m still convinced she’s the Democratic candidate-to-beat. She’s got name recognition, isn’t perceived as too far-left (rightly or wrongly) while still having some appeal to the motivated “base”, and addresses the black vote deficit that helped bring down Hillary. It’s still very early, but I’m not seeing any stronger candidates. Biden might have a better shot in the general election, but his nomination would represent a “tack to the center” that I’m doubtful the Democrats will make.

    1. “addresses the black vote deficit that helped bring down Hillary”

      If Hilary had campaigned in blackface there’s no way she could have lost.

    2. You might be right. She checks off all the right boxes for the Democrat box-checker-offers, and is reasonably not off-putting. What will matter most is what happens in the primaries; right now it feels like blood in the water. And also, whether she can get away with the Obama ploy of spending her time in the Senate running for President.

  22. Wow, she smoked. That makes her a stinking hypocrite. Congratulations.

    1. If you look at her record as a prosecutor and her position on legalization, yeah, it does. Sorry that kind of thing doesn’t matter to you. Then again, you’re probably typical of the voter base that doesn’t care about anything beyond the fact of her gender, race and party affiliation.

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  25. In 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama dictated an iPod playlist to Rolling Stone that was curiously inclusive of just about every possible demographic that might vote for him.

    Lol! I’d love to see what a musically-knowledgeable progressive would pick for Trump’s similarly constructed playlist.

    Mentors, Skrewdriver, Johnny Rebel, Buju Banton, Richard Strauss…

    1. I never knew of the Mentors until Tipper Gore gave me a heads-up on them.

      1. A friend’s brother who was in the Philly punk scene back then was a fan, and introduced me to their classic: “Find Her, Feel Her, Fuck Her, Forget Her”. It was… amusingly listenable.

  26. A ‘flash forward attack’ is common among those who are addicted to the marijuana.

    They can see the future in music, so she did smoke the marijuana and heard Snoop and Tupac.

  27. It must be in democrat DNA just to lie nonstop. From Warren to Harris to whatever the next bogus candidate is. “Beto”. etc

    1. FOX News turns brains into inert jelly.

      1. Swing and a miss, Tony

        1. As is the nature of trying to hit jelly.

      2. Then I would caution you to stop watching but it appears to be too late for you.

  28. Anybody who says that they got stoned in 1973 or later and doesn’t mention Dark Side of the Moon is lying.

    1. still pertinent to todays stoners if not they don’t know what they are missing

      1. It’s the classic Thinking Man’s Drug Music album.

    2. Followed by a midnight showing of Fantasia.

    3. Pink Floyd is White Privilege on dope.

  29. Kinda a bs complaint when she’s right now and there are still so many places in the USA where people are being hunted and caged even now. Let’s talk about those places.

  30. Meh. I don’t expect someone to know off-the-cuff what they were listening to 30 years ago. It seems like a pretty silly thing to criticize. It’s too bad she didn’t say N.W.A. though as it would have been time appropriate and would have been one of the few answers that would have caused a Fox News freakout.

    1. “Meh.”

      Seems MM is either a lame apologist or is heavily in favor of hypocrisy. Or maybe can’t read:
      “…As a prosecutor and California attorney general, she was opposed to legalization…”

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  34. That was one epic fail at being cool….

  35. Most likely, she’s just trying to curate a playlist that sends the right message.

    See, I can understand doing this – especially as she’s facing some snide comments from the Black community about her not being black – but what I can’t understand is her thinking its important enough to perpetuate this lie but not important enough to get the details right.

    It isn’t 1989 – its actually really easy to go online and find a list somewhere of what what popular among college age black people in that timeframe.

    That neither she nor he staff could be bothered to do so only speaks negatively about her attention to detail – and her qualifications for the Presidency.

    1. “Greetings, fellow young people!”

    2. “It isn’t 1989 – its actually really easy to go online and find a list somewhere of what what popular among college age black people in that timeframe.”

      If she hasn’t managed to chase off every one of her classmates, she wouldn’t even have to do any search. Just ask, for pete’s sake.

  36. Plus, what the hell is up with all these people who think ‘I made it to Congress – *of course* I should try for the Presidency in my first term there’?

    1. Hey, it worked for Obama. The road is clear!

  37. Worse than being a liar is being a patronizing liar.

    Although, that said, I’m not really sure who she thought she was impressing by dropping those names.

  38. A politician that lies. Wow.

  39. But think of this. Harris, if she isn’t lying, had known all those years while she was a drug warring prosecutor that she herself was guilty of this crime. While she was throwing drug offenders behind bars she was hiding her past. SUCH HYPOCRACY!

  40. If she lies about the little things …………

  41. She needs to hire me as her handler. The lies aren’t working. I’d spin it:
    “I was a hard ass drug warrior because I knew the more people I locked up for petty victim-less crimes the faster people would get sick of it and the drug laws would change. See, there’s no hypocrisy about me getting so high in college I didn’t know who’s music I was listening too and then sending people to prison for doing the same. It was how I fought for legalization and it worked.”

    Although I don’t think I could spin her fighting to keep people in prison who were wrongfully there after she knew they were wrongfully there.

  42. Not to mention her opposition of legalization on a legislative level. Her shift has been very, very recent

    1. And very convenient.

  43. She’ll be the nominee. She’s attractive, can ham it up, has a winning engaging manner, and possesses many other superficial qualities valued by the modern voter. She’s also quick, vicious and cunning, and fully aligned with the main and future axes of the Democratic platform, and Trump will have his hands full with her.

    If Hillary Clinton was Hermann Goring, Harris is Reinhard Heydrich.

    Her running mate will be Corey Booker, or Cory Booker’s penis. Same thing.

  44. Isn’t Harris just proving that she’s some kind of super-hipster? Your garden-variety hipster will claim that he was into Snoop Dogg before he was popular. It takes a special kind of hipster to be into Snoop Dogg before he even existed.

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  48. …when in reality she was listening to some old speeches from Tito and Hoxha.

  49. Harris could be the next Obama except that she has poor personal hygiene, has no charisma, and her past has not been scrubbed by the deep state.

  50. The simplest explanation is that must have been some pretty good shit.

  51. “How do you do, fellow negroes?”

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  53. “I’m sorry,” came the reply, “but I’m not gonna be able to suss out the music she listened to 35 years ago right now. Got a lot of other stuff on my plate.”

    = ‘I don’t have time right now to come up with a believable lie.’

  54. Yet another wastoid wanting to lead the country.

  55. Hmm, I guess the idea that the law is something we enforce on others when convenient, or just have for symbolic purposes without enforcing it at all!!!

  56. Surely, this is somewhat offset with lower tax brackets (mostly lowered – there are income amounts that when compared to the prior years put you in a higher bracket…

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