Kamala Harris, or ‘Black Hillary’ as Redstater Jeff Charles calls her, has got to be the most cringe politician of the last decade, at least in so far as someone who has risen to the top levels of our government. To the extent that there’s a comparison, and there certainly is, she makes Hillary look charismatic.
Almost as if to provide more evidence of this, the Biden transition team decided it’d be a good idea to ask Harris what Hanukkah is about on video, because being married to a secular Jewish man apparently qualifies her to do so. What follows is one of the most awkward videos you’ll see this.
For example, did you know that Hanukkah is just about “light,” you know, because they light candles and stuff. Harris repeats that line several times in the beginning, almost as if she doesn’t know what else to say, likely because she doesn’t know what else to say.
Ben Shapiro, an Orthodox Jew, took the video apart on his show late this week.
Remember, this video is pre-recorded. Did Harris not have a script to read? Had she not thought about what she was going to say? It sure seems like not, as she’s stumbling all over the place, seemingly making things up as she goes about a topic she’s clearly never put more then two minutes of thought into. Saying the word “light” over and over is not an actual description of Hanukkah. It’s not really about “joy” either. It’s like Harris thinks it’s imitation Christmas or something.
As Ben explains, and as anyone with any small amount of knowledge of Judaism at all knows, Hanukkah is a celebration of the retaking of the Temple by the Maccabees. It has nothing to do with modern social justice practices or helping others, another thing Harris insinuates in the video. If you want a buzzword to repeat, “dedication” would be the one to use. The lighting of the candles is to signify the miracle of a day’s worth of oil lasting eight days after the re-occupation of the Temple. The lights are symbolic. They aren’t the point of the holiday.
Ben’s video is worth the watch for the comedic value alone. The blatant pandering is really something to behold.
Maybe Harris will become a political dynamo by 2024, but I’m not seeing it. I can’t imagine she does any better running for president in the future vs. how she did in 2020. Actually, I should say 2019 because her campaign didn’t even make it to the 2020 portion of the cycle. She was that bad.
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