It looks like the current First Lady was very upset when the current Vice President attacked Sleepy Joe in the Democratic Primary. That viral moment nearly cost Harris the opportunity to be one heartbeat away from the Presidency.
We all remember that moment on the second night of the first Democratic debate when then-Senator Kamala Harris took aim at then-former-Vice President Joe Biden for touting his work with Democrat segregationists and his position on busing in the 1970s. Harris insisted that she didn’t think that Biden was himself racist, but he was friendly to racists.
Harris’s campaign was not the star-candidate stuff that the Corporate Media hoped for — she was struggling with fundraising and in the polls. Her team figured she’d get out of the slump if she came out of the first debate with a strong attack against the frontrunner — Biden.
She went after him about his waxing nostalgia about his ability to work well in the Senate with segregationists in the 1970s as well as his position on the very controversial issue of busing. She told the story about a little girl from California who was in the second class to integrate her school ending, “That little girl was me.”
The moment was so jarring, we thought it was the end for Joe.
Watch it again here:
Edward-Isaac Dovere, a staff writer at The Atlantic, has a new book coming out about the “Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats’ Campaigns to Defeat Trump.” In the book, he details the “behind the scenes” of that Harris debate moment including Joe and Jill Biden’s cuss-like-a-sailor reaction.
Apparently, Joe leaned over to Pete Buttigieg, whom he didn’t know very well at the time, and said, “That was some f***ing bullsh*t.”
Jill had a similar reaction.
Jill Biden didn’t have to worry about being so politic, and never had. She had watched the debate from her seat in the opera house, about ready to jump out of it. She’s small and a community college professor. Most people forget that she’s proudly still the Philly girl who likes to tell the story of when she showed up at the door of a boy named Drew who’d been throwing worms at her 9-year-old sister, and, in Jill’s telling, “pulled back and punched him in the face.”
The aides could do the political maneuvering after Harris’ attack. Jill was and is the guardian of the Biden honor, the Biden id. She couldn’t bear to watch a woman who called herself a friend of her son’s—although Beau was not her biological child, she’d raised him his entire life as if he were—try to tear her husband down, to score a point at a debate.
“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?” she said on a phone call with close supporters a week later, according to multiple people on the call. “Go f— yourself.”
But now, according to Dovere, all is forgiven and the two couples get along famously.
Well, isn’t that nice?
It’s pretty amazing that Joe Biden who is known for his short fuse is able to so thoroughly forgive the woman that implied he was racist on national television while trying to knock him out of contention because she wanted to be where he is right now.
But then, if there were any trouble in Democrat Paradise, do you really think that the sycophantic media would tell you that?