Vice President Kamala Harris never disappoints. She seems to always be in the forefront making a fool of herself, and the Biden administration, now as Conrad Black as aptly noted, has turned into the new “Gong Show.” Ms. Harris’ latest success demonstrates just how desperate the Democrats are to stop requiring Voter ID at the polls. It’s a strange fixation and makes no sense, and their arguments reflect the abject absurdity of the effort.
Moreover, as found by Monmouth University polling and reported by USA Today, a super-majority of Americans want Voter ID considering it a key element to election security. “…91% of Republicans, 87% of independents and 62% of Democrats support requiring some form of identification to vote, a provision that many Republicans have favored over the past decade based on concerns about widespread voter fraud,” reported the newspaper.
The Democrats’ first effort to reverse election security was to smear people of color and those living in urban areas as being too dumb and hopeless to get identification of any kind, implying Black Americans were wandering the cities like zombies with no idea how to function in society.
Racism is a factor in this debate — and it spews from the gob of the Democrats themselves.
Courtesy of Ms. Harris, we now know how desperation slides into frantic idiocy. The vice president is now insisting we must eliminate Voter ID because — wait for it — people living in rural America don’t have office supply stores within which they can make copies of their identification.
Yeah, it’s a head-shaker, it’s insulting, and exposes her own appalling ignorance, but during an interview with BET she went there. The New York Post reports: “Harris was asked … whether she believes there is room for compromise with Republicans on measures requiring voters to include a copy of identification with their ballots. ‘I don’t think that we should underestimate what that could mean, because, in some people’s mind, that means, well, you’re going to have to Xerox or photocopy your ID to send it in to prove that you are who you are. … There are a whole lot of people, especially people who live in rural communities, who don’t — there’s no Kinko’s, there’s no Office Max near them. …”
To add some clarity about “rural” Americans, she then opined, “People have to understand that when we’re talking about voter ID laws, be clear about who you have in mind and what would be required of them to prove who they are. …”
Oh, I see. We have to think about who these people are, implying they’re certainly drooling infants or adult zombies who are as strangely clueless as to their urban counterparts.
Perhaps Ms. Harris has visions of these Americans stumbling through the cornfield, dousing for water as dust from the dirt roads swirls around them from Model Ts lumbering along. No wonder these rubes can’t find a copy store!
Lost on Ms. Harris and all Democrat leadership is the fact that the very people they smear have built this country and saved freedom the world over. Generations have lost loved ones fighting for this nation, as their families feed the world. They live quiet, heroic lives in a world requiring more from them than anyone else.
These are people who are held in contempt by an elite and establishment drowning in ignorance and jealousy, with egos fluffed by boot-licking staff, television appearances and Twitter follows.
Ms. Harris and every other bigoted politician can sit down and end this constant smear of the people of this country. The bullies and brutes in the establishment have already maligned these “rural” Americans as ‘terrorist’ Trump voters, anti-vaxxers, and insurrectionists. Such complicated, busy people who can’t figure out how to get a photocopy.
Maybe, just maybe, none of what our fellow Americans are labeled is true.
In all fairness, there is someone who is lost and clueless, and that’s Kamala Harris. She can’t even find her job. She can’t find diplomacy while in another country. She can’t find out how to do a press conference properly. She can’t figure out how to not giggle when asked a question she doesn’t like. She can’t even answer questions from the adoring press without sounding like a fool (“I’m not finished yet!” “I’ve never been to Europe either!”).
The Democrats failed at passing the dangerous and absurd House Resolution 1, having been stopped by the Senate. It would have federalized our elections while making cheating and fraud an essential element to the process itself.
HR 1 does serve one good purpose: it highlights the Democrats’ agenda and wish-list needed to achieve their end-game: total control of elections and their outcomes by normalizing a system that can be manipulated, allowing elections to be stolen. Our generation’s duty may not involve jumping out of a boat on the beaches of Normandy, but stopping this obscene power-grab here at home is as urgent when it comes to saving this nation as the Founders designed it.
• Tammy Bruce, the author, host at Fox Nation and contributor at Fox News, is a radio talk-show host.