Everyone makes mistakes but to be as wrong as Kamala was in her Hurricane Relief rhetoric requires years of effort and indoctrination.
There’s a point at which people can become so intensely political that they lose sight of the PEOPLE suffering in tragedy. Here is Kamala showing us exactly what that kind of diseased thinking looks like.
When a natural disaster smashes a community, the human instinct is to bring everyone together and help as many people as can be helped. It’s a moment in which even the news will often tell wonderful stories about unlikely heroes coming together, like a tough-looking tatted-up biker helping a church lady in a wheelchair.
But not Kamala.
She’s making sure that intersectional politics and ‘racial equity’ (not to be confused with equality) are foremost in peoples’ minds even when lives are being saved.
“It is our lowest-income communities and our communities of color that are most impacted by these extreme conditions and impacted by issues that are not of their own making,” Harris said Friday.
She went on, “And so we have to address this in a way that is about giving resources based on equity, understanding that we fight for equality, but we also need to fight for equity, understanding not everyone starts out at the same place.” — Independent Journal Review
To say this was a ‘bad look’ is an understatement. Veep was given an opportunity to clarify it, but she chose not to respond, as explained in this clip.
Going back to the claim of racial inequity in disasters and relief, she’s making a very spicy claim… but that’s only if her claim is true.
If she’s wrong, she is causing unnecessary stress and harm where there was too much of that already.
Biden’s White House, yet again, is ‘leading from behind’ by saying nothing.
The White House is remaining silent on Vice President Kamala Harris’ recent claim that the Biden administration should take “equity” into account when divvying up federal disaster aid.
Despite the comments causing a stir as Hurricane Ian battered the East Coast this weekend, the White House refused to state whether President Biden stood by Harris’ comments or if they represented official administration policy. –MSN
Since we’ve got no official White House comment, let’s see what FEMA had to say about it.
FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell went to the Sunday Shows after the hurricane and answered some questions on Face The Nation. Not surprisingly Kamala’s comments came up.
As someone who works for the Executive Branch, she did not say anything that would directly embarrass Joe or Kamala, but she did put some distance between herself and Kamala’s statement in saying that their help will be given ‘to everybody’, which is a contradiction to the approach suggested by Kamala that priority be given to groups who fit some kind of demographic profile.
While responding to VP Harris’s comments about equity and equality with disaster relief, FEMA head Deanne Criswell on Sunday acknowledged there are people who have a “hard time” and encounter “barriers” accessing aid, but “our programs support everybody.” pic.twitter.com/zv3VMKTyKf
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) October 3, 2022
Criswell even gave Kamala a pass by suggesting a more charitable understanding of Veep’s quote by framing it as a ‘long-term solution’ reference rather than the immediate relief aid the quote’s context would suggest.
Christina Pushaw does not work for the Executive Branch. She did not have to dance around the issue like Criswell did. Christina went straight for the jugular when she said:
This is false. @VP's rhetoric is causing undue panic and must be clarified. FEMA Individual Assistance is already available to all Floridians impacted by Hurricane Ian, regardless of race or background. If you need assistance visit https://t.co/x9X8AstnzL or call 1-800-621-3362. https://t.co/idsw1PX86x
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) September 30, 2022
Not only did Pushaw give the fact-check and try to prevent panic among people who are already suffering, she backed it up by offering the emergency phone number anyone in need could call for help.
That’s the risk you take in hiring a lightweight on the basis of immutable characteristics, rather than any particular skill she brings to the table. It wasn’t so long ago that we called such people ‘tokens’. But perhaps it’s now OK when a Democrat does it.
She can call herself a ‘girl boss’ all she likes, but until Kamala finds a way to bring the kind of competence and intelligence that someone like Pushaw brings to work… all we’ll see is an empty pantsuit.
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