My newest in PJ Media:
Sure, in fact Biden and Harris exist within the sense that they’re dwelling, respiratory human beings. However Kamala Harris’ current appropriation of a narrative that Martin Luther King advised to say she was a civil rights warrior as a toddler was simply the most recent affirmation that she, like Joe Biden, is at this level much less an precise persona than a repository of poses, slogans, and symbols — a strolling, speaking grab-bag of Leftist positions. In sublimating their precise particular person existences and turning into dwelling thumb tacks to put up up Leftist speaking factors, Biden and Harris display not solely their very own hollowness and dishonesty, however that of the Left on the whole.
As Matt Margolis famous Monday, not solely did Harris’ story of calling for “Fweedom” as slightly woman suspiciously resemble one King advised, however she has additionally beforehand displayed a “willingness to magnify her private story.” She “exaggerated her private historical past with busing when she attacked Joe Biden (all however accusing him of being a racist) for his previous opposition to racially integrating college by way of mandated busing,” and has “lately has been accused of mendacity about celebrating Kwanzaa when she was rising up when it wasn’t even invented till two years after she was born. There’s additionally photographic proof that her household celebrated Christmas.”
This resembled Biden’s being caught out throughout his 1988 presidential marketing campaign for not solely plagiarizing Leftist British politician Neil Kinnock, however primarily posing as Kinnock himself, falsely claiming Kinnock’s humble origins in a coal mining household as his personal, and presenting as parts of his life story particulars that have been truly true of Kinnock, however not of Biden.
In appropriating Neil Kinnock’s life story in 1988, Biden was doing the identical factor Harris was doing each when she stole King’s anecdote and when she claimed that her household was celebrating Kwanzaa again within the mid-Sixties: Each have been trying to make their life tales conform to the Left’s fantasies. A middle-class profession politician from Delaware who grew to become one of many elite and made himself fantastically wealthy within the public service is simply the worst type of entrance man for a program of large authorities enlargement, greater taxes, elevated rules, and the quickly growing erosion of particular person freedom. However a hardscrabble man of the folks, decided that extraordinary of us identical to him get a good shake? Yeah, that might work. And so despite the fact that Biden by no means used his Kinnock tropes after he was caught out, he made a variation on the theme a staple of his self-presentation, to the extent that Trump mocked him for consistently claiming he was from the working-class Scranton that he had left as a toddler.
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