Debates 2020

Tulsi Gabbard Calls Kamala Harris a Drug Warrior and Dirty Prosecutor. She's Right.

"The bottom line is, when you were in a position to make a difference and an impact in these people's lives, you did not."

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Sen. Kamala Harris (D–Calif.) "put over 1,500 people in jail for marijuana violations and then laughed about it when she was asked if she ever smoked marijuana," said Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D–Hawaii) during Wednesday night's Democratic presidential debate.

In its promotional framing and question, CNN pushed hard for another showdown between Harris and former vice president Joe Biden. But the more authentic and substantial spat so far came between Harris and Gabbard.

Responding to Biden, Harris said she was proud of the work she did as attorney general of California, positioning her efforts as a matter of cleaning up policies put in place by people like the former VP. (Biden had just taken a well-deserved takedown from New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker about his "tough on crime" rhetoric.)

But Gabbard wouldn't let this revisionist history stand.

Harris says she's proud of her record, "but I am deeply concerned about this record," said Gabbard. "There are too many examples to cite, but…she blocked evidence that would have freed an innocent man from death row until the courts forced her to do so. She kept people in prison beyond their sentences to use them as cheap labor for the state of California. And she fought to keep cash bail system in place that impacts poor people in the worst kind of way."

Gabbard is right. Given the opportunity as AG, Harris actually defended the state's death penalty after a judge ruled it unconstitutional. She also ramped up penalties or enforcement for not just drug crimes but prostitution, truancy, and many other misdemeanor offenses.

Gabbard told Harris that the people who "suffered under [her] reign" were owed an apology. "The bottom line is, when you were in a position to make a difference and an impact in these people's lives, you did not. And worse yet, in the case of those who are on death row, innocent people, you actually blocked evidence from being revealed that would have freed them until you were forced to do so. There's no excuse for that."

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  1. Heard there were a bunch of people shrieking at Cory Booker like baboons. What was that all about?

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    4. Those were the people shrieking at De Blasio. They just continued shrieking while Booker was introduced.

      1. Both on and off the stage the baboons were shrieking.

  2. Even if everything Gabbard says about Harris is true, Harris is still the far better candidate. Because at least she’s not Putin’s favorite Democrat.

    #GabbardRussia
    #LibertariansForGettingToughWithRussia

    1. Too bad she’s not a natural born Citizen. Hell she might not be a citizen at all if her parents were on student visas.

      1. Here we go with the retarded birther shit again. Goddamn go back to Alex Jones’ and leave we people who are too stupid to fall for hist horseshit alone.

    2. Yeah, Gabbard is hotter, but Harris was Willie Brown’s chew toy for a long time. So she probably sucks cock a lot better and is likely kinkier.

      1. Given the choice between a girl who’s a 10 and a girl whose a 6 and a filthy pervert, I’ll take the dirty girl every time. Harris’s problem is that she’s affirmatively repulsive.

        1. Always take the 10. It is easy to find a 6 who is a filthy pervert.

          1. I see your point. I guess I fall more on the Crusty end of the sexual preference spectrum. But regardless, I’d bang the shit out of Tulsi.

    3. So stupid. GAbbard, despite her policy faults, is the best of the Dem candidates. PUtin doesn’t give two shifts about US elections.

      1. Shockingly enough, Dalmia seems to not like her.

    4. So says New Knowledge’s fake Russian trolls?

    5. More hilarity..

  3. Yep, Harris is a drug warrior and dirty prosecutor. She’s also a gun-grabber who’s in favor of socialized medicine and the vast expansion of government power against the individual.

    But as soon as she gets the Democratic nomination, the Reason writers will be falling all over themselves to rationalize supporting her, because Trump tweets mean things.

    1. You haven’t been paying attention to the important work Reason writers have done if you think mean tweets are the worst of Drumpf’s offenses.

      1. Unfortunately the parody is correct. Socialism is the price Reason thinks all good libertarians should pay for open borders.

      2. Another illiterate comment. You’re no better than those idiots who insist on referring to our last president as “Obummer”. Your point, which is valid, would be better received without the childish insult, which isn’t really an insult at all. Welcome to the third grade.

        1. Another illiterate comment. You’re no better than those idiots who insist on referring to our last president as “Obummer”. Your point, which is valid, would be better received without the childish insult, which isn’t really an insult at all. Welcome to the third grade.

    2. Stossel offered up some surprising numbers… according to his tally, she’s the most profligate would-be spender of the bunch, proposing $4.8 trillion in new spending. That’s would more than double the federal budget. Not double the deficit. Double the budget.

      Deficit would go north of $6 trillion per year – all things being equal. But they wouldn’t be equal, would they? So you could posit a pretty significant retraction in the economy, which might drive that $6 trillion up a few notches. Luckily, debt at those levels has no impact on interest rates….

      1. We would have to start conquering and plundering new lands to support that kind of spending.

        Better we just kick out all the progressives now and avoid all of that.

        1. I think we could conquer and plunder the entire persian gulf and not generate 6 trillion per year…..

          At $65 per barrel the entire production of the middle east would be about $593,125,000,000.

          Wait… is that right? 25 million barrels per day, times 365 days per year, times $65 per barrel….

          Yeah… at that price we couldn’t even cover the cost of our current deficit. We’d need to conquer 11 more persian gulfs to cover Harris’s deficit.

          In fact, that deficit is larger than every other nation’s GDP, save one. So if we conquer China and take half of their entire GDP….

          1. Ideas.

            Don’t give them any.

          2. As soon as Presidents write and pass budgets by themselves it’ll be a problem.

            All these proclamations are merely philosophical masturbation until one faces Congress and the courts.

  4. Good. It’s about time that lying bint got called out for the stuff she’s done

    1. Democrats really are the worst.

  5. Sen. Kamala Harris (D–Calif.) “put over 1,500 people in jail for marijuana violations and then laughed about it when she was asked if she ever smoked marijuana,”

    The campaign commercial just writes itself.

    1. Harris is probably the most dangerous of the candidates, as she is the polar opposite of what she claims to be. You can say what you want about Trump..or Obama, for that matter. They said what they were young to do and they did it. Harris? No telling.

  6. “She kept people in prison beyond their sentences to use them as cheap labor for the state of California.”

    WTF? How did she pull this off?

    1. My understanding was that there was a Supreme Court order made to reduce overcrowding in California’s prison system (cruel & unusual punishment). So a bunch of people were scheduled to be let out early to reduce the population pressure. Kamala went to court to argue that the state couldn’t let them out because they were being used as free-labour and any replacements would cost more.

    2. “WTF? How did she pull this off?”

      CA uses prisoners to fight wild fires and (years ago) used them to work on improvements on state park projects.
      The one of the later in which I was involved had no union labor, but if it had, I’m sure we would have had a ‘jurisdictional dispute’ between the guard union and the display workers union.

      1. “and (years ago) used them to work on improvements on state park projects.”

        That would have been a good “Parks and Recreation” episode.

      2. She was just following the Harris family tradition – of slave owning.

    3. Maybe she should be running for president in the People’s Republic of China instead.

      1. Why not? Booker and O’Rourke are already running for President of Mexico.

  7. Amen sister!

    But I’mma haveta quibble:

    The bottom line is, when you were in a position to make a difference and an impact in these people’s lives, you did not.

    Yeah, I’m gonna say she’s had plenty of impact on their lives….

    I mean, I know you meant to put a “positive” in there, but still…..

    Worse, I’m quite certain that Harris believes she was having a positive impact on people’s lives by throwing the in jail… scared straight and all that.

    1. “Worse, I’m quite certain that Harris believes she was having a positive impact on people’s lives by throwing the in jail… scared straight and all that.”

      Disagreed.
      Having witnessed this scumbag’s crawl up the political ladder, I doubt seriously she ever had any goal higher than election to the next office when making choices; she *never* made a choice without a licked finger in the air to see how she should weather-vane.
      Any claim that she hoped to benefit those she gladly tossed in the slammer needs a whole lot of support.

      1. From what I hear, she was licking more than just fingers …0

        1. Willie ends up in some of the same restaurants as wife and I do, and as he did one day with Ron (whoever) ‘budgeting’ moonbeam’s choo-choo on the back of a menu.
          He worked the room there, and (in spite of me being in sweaty gym wear) dropped by our table to ‘meet and greet’, so I was able to ask “How many votes was Jim Jones able to deliver?” Willie seemed to have been called to a discussion ‘over there’.
          We still run into him; dunno if he recognizes me, but he no longer works the table where wife and I are seated. He is suffering from some sort of palsy, as is Pelosy

  8. “Sen. Kamala Harris (D–Calif.) “put over 1,500 people in jail for marijuana violations and then laughed about it when she was asked if she ever smoked marijuana,” said Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D–Hawaii) during Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential debate.”

    And that lying PoS Obo swore it took congressional approval to legalize dope, after having a photo of him sucking on a joint in the public record.
    Perhaps there is a principled human in that collection of shit, but they’ve yet to become obvious.

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  11. Heels Up Harris does not have a chance. The bottom line is that she is: Just.not.a.likeable.person.

    It has little to do with her lunatic policies. She just doesn’t connect to Joe (or Jane) six-pack. That will do her in.

  12. Cameltoe Harris? Yeah — I’d do that…

  13. “…There’s no excuse for that.”

    Hey, some votes were at stake! You expect a bottom-feeding PoS like Harris to consider anything other than that?

  14. Looking at the picture, I’m having trouble picking out the black one.

    1. Harris is like Micheal Jackson; she gets whiter every time you see her.

      1. Jamaican -Indian

        1. Most Jamaicans are much darker than that – but the Harris’s were slave owners.

  15. Isn’t her name just I Slut written backwards?

    1. Which is still better than Spiro Agnew, who’s name was an anagram of grow a penis. Still, he was just a Vice President.

  16. “as AG, Harris actually defended the state’s death penalty after a judge ruled it unconstitutional.”

    So after ‘a judge’ ruled, she had the nerve to appeal? I’m shocked – shocked, I say!

  17. Both candidates are welcome to piss in my sputtering, gasping face.
    ENB can watch but only if she talks dirty. Using the ‘n-word’ is not only ok but encouraged.

  18. … harris: MLBGA…. making (sleeping) in the Lincoln Bedroom Great Again…. who said you cant sleep your way to the top…. thnk goodness for the banned parenthood clinic opening in the west wing

  19. No worries. CA has just updated some of their government sites and, shockingly enough, almost all of Harris’ records are now nearly impossible to find.

  20. Well, at least the Marxists didn’t trot out Hillary during the debate.

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