Her days are numbered by any standard.
As Vice President Kamala Harris' staff deserts in droves, and President Joe Biden's poll ratings plummet (with Harris' poll numbers much worse), it's evident that the Democrats are plotting to drive Kamala out – and they want to do so soon.
They are in a panic as a result of their poor performance in the recent elections. The mid-term elections, which are less than a year away, are staring them in the face. Two issues are giving the Democrats heartburn. The first is that people can observe the president's physical and mental deterioration. They recognize he won't be able to campaign for candidates all around the country. Their second issue is that they are aware that the veep is unpopular with large segments of the public. The candidates in down-ballot races fear that having Kamala campaign in their districts would be a drag on the whole ticket.
The Democrats are afraid that Biden may become handicapped or die while in office. Kamala would take office immediately and be the expected presidential contender in 2024. The Democratic Party's leadership believes Hillary will lose the election. Take my word for it, but don't take my word for it. Liberal political blogger Matthew Yglesias wrote last July, “Perhaps the worst-kept secret in Washington is that tons of Democrats are terrified of the prospect of Kamala Harris becoming the Democratic Party presidential nominee at some point in the future.”
In short, the Democrats are doomed in the 2022 elections. They are almost guaranteed to lose their House majority (Rasmussen gives the Republicans a 51-38 advantage), as well as their Senate control. When you include in the potential of many state legislative chambers flipping to the Republicans, it's easy to understand why next year is shaping up to be the Democrats' "Annus Horribilis." Their leadership has come to the conclusion that something drastic must be done to alter the political environment before next year's elections.
A number of facts led me to believe that the White House and congressional leadership are conspiring behind the scenes to depose Harris.
When the Democrats settled on Biden as their nominee, many assumed they could prop him up in office until 2024 when their new “star” Kamala would ascend to the Oval Office — sort of a Weekend at Bernie’s scenario. However, the president is rapidly decomposing before our eyes. Combine that with Harris’ dismal performance in office, and the Dems have concluded that Harris must go — and soon.
Since Inauguration Day, the White House has been undermining the vice president. She was given a portfolio of contentious and nearly impossible-to-achieve objectives, including slowing the tide of illegal immigrants across our southern border and pushing legislation to federalize elections in order to overturn state laws that make voting fraud more difficult. More recently, Harris was assigned to Paris with the onerous mission of attempting to rebuild our relationship with France following the Biden administration's decision to cancel the French contract to construct submarines for Australia while keeping President Emmanuel Macron in the dark.
They're giving her difficult jobs on purpose to derail her, and the negative coverage she's gotten as a result has reduced her popularity to the point that just 28% of people approve of her job performance. According to another study, 47% of people do not believe she is qualified to be president.
A string of negative stories began appearing starting in May with headlines like “Kamala Harris Bombs at the Naval Academy.” Negative stories attributed to “anonymous White House sources” have appeared at an ever-increasing rate: “White House ‘Perplexed’ By Kamala Harris Performance on First Foreign Policy Trip: CNN,” “Biden’s milestone VP pick is looking more like a millstone,” and “The Long Knives Come out for Kamala Harris as Her Vice Presidency Continues to Collapse.”
The drumbeat picked up with a June 30 Politico story headlined “Not a healthy environment: Kamala Harris’ office rife with dissent.” It quoted anonymous White House “sources” who said that Harris’s office was dysfunctional: “It’s become an all-too-familiar pattern for a politician who has churned through several iterations of staff on her rise.” Similar stories denigrating Harris continued all summer. Then, on election night, November 2, the world collapsed on the Dems with dismal showings in state and local elections across the country. It was time to reassess their plans for the elections in 2022.
How the Dems Plan to Dump Kamala
A little more than a week after the Dems’ disastrous showing in state and local elections, the press unloaded withering broadsides at Kamala. On November 10, the Hill published a scathing critique of Harris: “At 28 percent, say goodbye to Kamala Harris being Plan B for an aging Biden.”
On the same day, the Globe and Mail cited leaks from the Biden White House: “There are stories of dysfunction in her office as there were in her failed campaign for the nomination, the one in which she couldn’t build a ground game…. It would be helpful to have a second-in-command tending to his woes instead of adding to them.”
Four days later, CNN delivered the coup de grâce in a lengthy article: “Exasperation and dysfunction: Inside Kamala Harris’ frustrating start as vice president.” They reported that “Worn out by what they see as entrenched dysfunction and lack of focus, key West Wing aides have largely thrown up their hands at Vice President Kamala Harris and her staff.”
When CNN, the DNC's lapdog, starts a vicious attack on Harris while citing unnamed White House sources, it's clear that the White House is planning to fire Harris.
I'm sure you're wondering how the Democrats can replace a sitting vice president in the middle of a presidential election. The solution is to put a lot of pressure on Harris to quit, but do so behind closed doors. It has happened in the past. As the Watergate break-in brought further attention on Richard Nixon's administration, the Nixon camp attempted to appease the political bloodlust by tossing his vice president, Spiro "Ted" Agnew, to the sharks.
The Nixon team dug up “evidence” of Agnew’s alleged corruption when he was county executive of Baltimore. The Nixon team presented Agnew with an “offer he couldn’t refuse” — resign or be indicted. Agnew read the handwriting on the wall and resigned. He pled nolo contendere to a single federal count of failing to report $29,500 in income that he had received while governor of Maryland.
Years later, I visited Ted and Judy Agnew at their modest Palm Springs home. We talked about a variety of issues throughout supper. Naturally, the circumstances behind his departure were brought up. He claimed it became clear that Nixon's staff had chosen to fire him. When Nixon's counsel submitted a brief contending that a sitting vice president can be charged while in office, he told me he knew the fix was in. This is in contrast to the Department of Justice's view, which states unequivocally that a sitting vice president cannot be charged while in office. That is still the Department of Justice's policy today.
In reflection, he saw that the White House-recommended counsel wasn't truly defending him, but rather doing Nixon's and his team's bidding. The lawyer was the Judas Goat who led him to his death.
The Democrats have the same power to "urge" Kamala to quit as the Republicans. She might use any reason to justify her resignation, such as family or health concerns. If Hillary rejects their "offers" — and all of my sources believe she will — the Bidens will tighten the screws by "discovering" something unlawful she did while in public office. They'd then disclose that she was being investigated and that criminal charges were being considered, much like Nixon did with Agnew. They'll undoubtedly discover something. "You locate the guy; I'll discover the crime," remarked Beria, the leader of Stalin's secret police. "We can cut our paddle to suit anyone's ass," one IRS agent boasted to a coworker.
But are the Democrats willing to go that far? With disaster looming in the coming elections, I think the answer is “yes.” In fact, the wheels are already in motion to push Kamala out.
In the last few weeks, there has been a flurry of inquiries by the White House and congressional offices about the process for approving an appointed vice president. The law is easy to understand — should a vacancy occur in the Office of the Vice President, the president nominates a replacement. The law requires that a majority of each house separately concur.
The Republicans may block Biden's candidate if the Democrats lose their majority in either house. The Democrats are well aware that they only have a limited time to replace Harris since their prospects of losing their majority in either chamber are increasing by the day. If that happens, the GOP will be in a position to oppose Biden's nominee. The Democrats argue that if Harris is fired and replaced, it should happen quickly after the new year so that the new vice president may begin campaigning for people running for president in 2022. The Democrats' feeling of desperation is evident.
Who Will the White House Pick to Replace Harris?
So, who will Biden nominate as Harris' successor? There has been a flurry of conjecture that Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is being groomed for the presidency. Buttigieg, for example, was picked to announce and disburse the $1.2 trillion permitted in Biden's hallmark infrastructure legislation.
Biden is obsessed with becoming "the first" to achieve anything, and Buttigieg becoming the first homosexual vice president would be a dream come true for the LGBTQ community. There is little question that gays have disproportionate power at the DNC's top levels. The Democrats believe that LGBTQ people make up a significantly greater voting bloc than black people. Furthermore, because gays are DINCs (Double Income No Children), they have a lot of spare income to give.
The Dem leadership calculates that the enthusiasm generated by the prospect of the first gay vice president (who will be the odds-on favorite to be the Dem nominee in 2024) will outweigh the expected blowback from Black voters who will resent kicking Kamala to the curb. It’s their thinking — when the Dems nominated and elected Obama twice, they ticked the “Black President” box on their “interest group checklist.”
But Buttigieg has made several missteps. He stumbled badly when he claimed that roads were racist instruments of segregation. Social media exploded with derision at his laughable claim. His two-month parental leave was even more problematic. The timing was awful because Buttigieg was AWOL while Congress ground to a halt over negotiations on the president’s infrastructure bill. To further complicate matters, our supply chain was bogged down with dozens of ships idling outside ports waiting to unload their cargo. Buttigieg had principal authority over crises. His unannounced leave embarrassed the administration.
Buttigieg's executive experience is severely lacking on his résumé. He was the mayor of a little Midwestern city, and that was the end of it. One of the most prominent concerns among Democratic leaders is whether he is competent of managing the vast federal bureaucracy.
Many "wise men" concerned about foreign affairs are afraid that his inexperience and image as a lightweight would further tarnish our reputation overseas. After all, his whole foreign policy expertise consists of ordering French roast coffee every now and again. Democrats at the Pentagon and the State Department are concerned that he will be unable to deal with seasoned and harsh leaders throughout the world, particularly in China and Russia.
While the media has hailed Buttigieg as the "beautiful ideal" candidate, he is only a tool to assess public reaction to Kamala's removal. If I'm right, who else might Biden choose to energize the party, be ready to run for president, and be a strong candidate in 2024?
I believe the idea is for Biden to nominate his wife Jill Biden to succeed him as vice president, making her the first female president in our country's history.
In fact, I think the plan all along was for Jill to run for president in Joe’s place in 2024. However, last month’s election calamity has forced the Dem leadership to move up the timetable. The plan to oust Kamala has been in place for many months. With one or both houses of Congress likely to flip red, Dems must act post-haste.
Who was it that saddled Kamala with a trio of vexing problems? Who is behind the relentless drip, drip, drip of bad headlines about the vice president, which began with several stories harshly condemning her performance in Guatemala?
It's worth noting that while Harris was being beaten up in Guatemala, Jill was flying to Geneva with Joe on Air Force One for the G-7 summit. And, lo and behold, the White House issued a photo showing Jill perusing paperwork lined out in front of her at the president's desk.
"Prepping for the G7," Jill captioned the photo she immediately tweeted. "Who do you suppose got Kamala Harris sent to Guatemala during the G7 conference?" one reporter joked.
Jill has a long memory, and she is reportedly still furious that Harris in effect called Joe a racist for his stance on forced busing. In a phone call with supporters, according to Politico, the First Lady bitterly ripped into Harris: “With what he cares about, what he fights for, what he’s committed to, you get up there and call him a racist without basis? Go f—k yourself.”
Some have chastised Jill for putting her husband through the rigors of a campaign and a tenure in the White House, as well as the several embarrassing situations that followed. Putting her husband in the spotlight while his mental and physical health is visibly deteriorating has been dubbed "elder abuse" by her opponents. Some of her critics connect it to Jill's own presidential ambitions.
Whether or whether that critique is valid, Jill is clearly moving in that direction. "Watch out: you're in Mrs. Biden's way," I warn Kamala and Pete.