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Vice President Kamala Harris is reportedly trying to reboot herself (for real this time) amid her stunningly low likability factor and approval rating.
Talk of a “reset” first emerged late last year, when her confidantes and allies began “urging her to more aggressively embrace the concept of a reset, arguing that she needs to put her rocky first year behind her and openly embrace the idea that she’s entering a new phase,” as reported in early December by Politico.
“[B]ehind the scenes, advisers have spent weeks researching possible replacements for important posts and feeling out others who passed on roles in the office earlier this year, to see if they would be more amenable to joining in a second round,” the outlet reported at the time.
Over a month later, it appears the “reset” is finally happening.
“She has hired Jamal Simmons, a seasoned political operator and familiar face on cable news, to oversee her communications. She has returned to President Biden’s side for big events,” The Washington Post reported Friday.
“She is mulling a heavier media schedule after months of looking warily at such engagements. She is looking to benefit from an extensive schedule of midterm campaigning that aides hope will revive Democrats’ faith in her political skills and popular appeal,” according to the Post.
Simmons, her new communications director, is the same left-winger who came under heavy fire earlier this month for resurfaced tweets in which he’d bashed illegal aliens and offered praise for former President George W. Bush’s torturing of enemy combatants.
The fire grew into calls for his resignation after proof emerged that he’d donated more to Sen. Rand Paul’s 2016 presidential campaign than he’d donated to then-Sen. Kamala Harris’s reelection campaign.
It just keeps getting better: VP Harris’ new comm director donated to Republican’s White House bid https://t.co/nlSnKmW802
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) January 9, 2022
“And after a year during which Biden often seemed to put Harris in charge of intractable, no-win issues, she is suddenly at the center of what, for the moment at least, is the administration’s top priority — voting rights. When Biden recently made two of the highest-profile speeches of his presidency on the subject, at the U.S. Capitol and in Atlanta, Harris spoke first and introduced him,” the Post’s reporting continued.
While speaking in Atlanta, she dubiously claimed, “Years from now, our children and our grandchildren, they will ask us about this moment. And let us tell them we secured the freedom to vote, that we ensured free and fair elections, and we safeguarded our democracy for them and their children.”
The Post’s reporting on the vice president and her “reset” comes only days after Harris was publicly humiliated after she offered a rambling, non-answer “answer” to a question about the Biden administration’s COVID strategy.
“At what point does the administration say, you know what, this strategy isn’t working, we’re going to change strategies. Six former administration officials last week wrote that open letter urging the administration to change course, to change strategy. Is it time?” she’d been asked by NBC’s Craig Melvin.
In response, the vice president said, “It is time for us to do what we have been doing and that time is every day. Every day it is time for us to agree that there are things and tools that are available to us to slow this thing down.”
Her “answer” clarified nothing, as noted by a swarm of critics.
Her talent to say words without saying anything at all is astounding.
— Ludmilla (@bgdesign) January 13, 2022
“It is time to do what we have been doing and that time is every day-“Kamala Harris. What??????????? #wordsalad
— Timothy Alden (@PastorTimothyJ) January 14, 2022
She’s basically saying, “I have no idea what I’m doing.”
— Skeeter Yancy (@SkeeterYancy) January 14, 2022
The art of the non-answer. Vacuum of leadership in the midst of a global pandemic. I’m so disgusted
— Late Capitalist filth (@schmarcer) January 13, 2022
a politician’s answer, as usual. she in no way answers the question, she makes it SOUND like an answer, but she effectively rephrases it so she can give a vague response that doesn’t say whether or not they plan on doing anything.
— Tomboy Lyds (@oheyitslydia) January 13, 2022
In other words – “We have no idea what to do, I will just give you a non answer that makes no sense whatsoever so you can move on to the next question, while being perplexed”. I think this is classic confuse and divide tactics.
— Laibach 🇸🇪 (@Laibach92609052) January 13, 2022
— 😼 (@_shrimbegin) January 13, 2022
Likewise, the reports about the vice president’s “reset” don’t appear to clarify how exactly she intends to reset her biggest liability — herself.
Namely her habits of falling apart under pressure, fumbling her words, and failing to resolve a single one of the crises — particularly the border crisis — that have been assigned to her …
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