Government, Politics

Is Kamala Harris a Lost Cause for Democrats?

It’s funny when The New York Times comes under fire among liberals for saying something critical about Vice President Kamala Harris. A front-page story on Feb. 6 was headlined “Frustrated Harris Struggles to Define Her Role.” This somehow required three reporters – Zolan Kanno-Youngs, Katie Rogers and Peter Baker.

The passage that spurred all the fits came inside the paper, of course, on page A-13. It wasn’t hostile fire from Republicans. It was internal: “(T)he painful reality for Ms. Harris is that in private conversations over the past few months, dozens of Democrats in the White House, on Capitol Hill and around the nation – including some who helped put her on the party’s 2020 ticket – said she had not risen to the challenge of proving herself as a future leader of the party, much less the country.”

But wait, the next sentence was even worse: “Even some Democrats whom her own advisers referred reporters to for supportive quotes confided privately that they had lost hope in her.” Even the authorized anonymous sources went rogue. Read more…

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