The voters aren’t so dumb after all – Harris is OUT!

4 Dec

Wow, no one could have been more shocked that I was when Kamala Harris decided to drop out of the presidential race. I saw her dropping in the polls, but I had no idea that mattered to her – egomaniacs never believe the polls.

She couldn’t raise enough money? That is crazy – this woman has done favors for people, you’d think they’d be lining up to make her Queen of the Universe.

People like former California Public Utilities Commission chair Michael Peevey. When Harris was California Attorney General, she said that she had evidence to prosecute Peevey for illegal activities. But, all she did was talk – she let the case go until it was too late to prosecute, and Peevey skipped off with a huge severance package. 

You’d think Peevey would have wanted to bankroll this woman – just think what she could do for him in the White House.

I was afraid people would be fooled by Harris – child of immigrants, first “woman of color” (aren’t all women one color or another?) to hold several offices, A WOMAN RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT!  I was waiting for the bullying tactics that Obama supporters used – in fact, more so –  we’d be not only racist, but SEXIST, not to vote for Harris!

But I was relieved that people saw through this woman’s veneer. People have watched her climb the ladder, never staying in one office for more than half a term before she’s running for the next.  One political analyst quipped that she’s only been a state senator for about 15 minutes. I was also surprised how many people, liberal and conservative, were unhappy with her tenure as city attorney in San Francisco, particularly her support of the Sanctuary City declaration. 

So voters aren’t soooo dumb. Good for that.

10 Responses to “The voters aren’t so dumb after all – Harris is OUT!”

  1. bob December 5, 2019 at 7:58 am #

    Good riddance. Harris is nothing but a corrupt, power hungry opportunist. But remember, this is the Democratic front runner.

    The voters are idiots and they will prove that again in March and then again in November when they pass those tax increases and elect the usual scoundrels.

    • Juanita Sumner December 5, 2019 at 3:01 pm #

      Trump vs Biden – the staffers at SNL are saying,”this stuff just writes itself!”

      I don’t watch much SNL but saw a recent episode in which they did the Democratic debate. Woody Harrelson was okay as Biden – Woody’s always funny – but Maya Rudolf really nailed Kamala Harris. She did the neck thing, I almost fell out of my chair. That’s when I knew, Kamala was goin’ down. They treated her worse than Sarah Palin.

    • bob December 5, 2019 at 5:13 pm #

      For that video go to the 6 minute 49 second mark. Biden’s remarks are truly bizarre and scary.

  2. Dave December 5, 2019 at 7:16 pm #

    Yes, the voters are idiots. They will vote to tax themselves more as they have done in the past and vote for politicians who will do the same. And whether they realize it or not, it’s to bail out the pensions.

    But it won’t work so there’s already talk about the Feds bailing out the pensions.

    https://www.barrons.com/video/why-the-us-pension-system-may-need-a-federal-bailout/E6465767-5D1F-4C0C-AA8B-94A2E7102236.html

    And when the Feds bailout the pensions those without pensions will pay, either in the form of higher taxes or inflation or most likely both.

    And lets not forget debt. The politicians will take on more debt to bailout the pensions so those not even born will pay.

    There is no doubt those without pensions will be taxed as much as possible in an effort to bail out the ridiculous pension promises politicians have made to special interests.

    This is what happens when you have a corrupt to the core political system and an electorate that is ignorant and apathetic.

  3. Juanita Sumner December 6, 2019 at 5:57 am #

    “This is what happens when you have a corrupt to the core political system and an electorate that is ignorant and apathetic.”

    What do you think we should do about that?

    • Dave December 7, 2019 at 8:01 am #

      People need to do whatever they can: write letters to the local papers; spread the word to family, friends, acquaintances, even strangers they meet at places like stores; put up fliers, web sites, etc.; spread the word and if possible organize any way possible.

      I could be wrong and hope that I am, but the impression I get from this community is that virtually no one will do any of the above. The people of this community are woefully ignorant and apathetic, and that’s just the way the local government wants it so their tax increases will pass, they can get the city in much more debt and kick all the problems down the road a couple of election cycles when the problems will be even worse.

      Mark my word, if these tax increases pass you can bet it will encourage the local government to go forward with even more tax increases. And the ignorant and apathetic people of this community will pass those as well.

      • Juanita Sumner December 7, 2019 at 5:10 pm #

        Thanks, you have done all of the above, I’ve read your letters, I’ve seen you at meetings. For every Dave you see, there are others, watching, trying to work up the nerve to do same. The more people speak up, the more people will speak up.

    • Dave December 7, 2019 at 8:41 am #

      And I guarantee you, if the city gets that sales tax increase passed you can bet the county will follow suit.

      That’s exactly what is happening in Tehama County. When the supervisors there saw how easy it was for Corning and Red Bluff to pass sales tax increases they decided they would put a full 1% sales tax increase on the 2020 ballot.

      Give it a few election cycles and you are probably going to see sales taxes around here over 9%.

      And it’s not going to be enough to bail out the unfunded pension liabilities so even more tax increases will follow. Remember, there are some places in this state where the sales tax is over 10% and none of the municipalities that have sales taxes that high have solved their pension problems.

      These corrupt local politicians will bleed us white in a futile effort to bail out the pensions.

  4. Dave December 7, 2019 at 9:50 am #

    Here’s a must read article on the runaway pension liability, full of great quotes.

    Here’s a couple of them:

    Seriously, why should politicians stick out their necks? Name any SB 400 backer (or Citron defender) who paid a political price. SB 400’s principal co-author, Lou Correa of Orange County, has been promoted to member of Congress.  The sad lesson, from two of California’s biggest financial debacles, is there’s no point in politicians warning the public about impending fiscal crisis. Mencken probably was right.

    A California city manager told a newspaper that cities have become pension providers that offer a few services on the side.

    True to form, lawmakers ignore dark pension clouds
    https://www.ocregister.com/2019/12/06/true-to-form-lawmakers-ignore-dark-pension-clouds/

    • Juanita Sumner December 7, 2019 at 5:13 pm #

      thanks, I’ve been wanting to read more of Steven Greenhut since I read his book “Plunder”

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