Unpopular opinion: Trump being elected may have been the best thing that could have happened to this country.
I developed this theory in 2016, only months after father-of-five Alton Sterling was murdered by a police officer in the parking lot of a convenience store, when Donald J. Trump was elected into office. Our country erupted into riots and protests, and people were genuinely angry and afraid of what was to come, but in my opinion, maybe we needed to be that angry for things to change.
Judging by the nearly 30 Democratic candidates running for president right now, it's clear that the American people are taking matters into their own hands to create a new normal, one that may not have existed if we had elected Hilary. It's easy to stay complacent when things are "iight" but right now, the state of our America is far from that, and Kamala Harris is here to change that.
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This week, the Democratic debates took place in Miami, where not one but four minorities went on stage and dominated the conversation, leaving frontrunners like Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders in the wind. Among the stars at the first two of three debates this week, was our formerly piff-puffin' auntie from Oakland, Kamala Harris, who just officially kicked off our hot girl summer by totally owning the Democratic stage last night. In a brilliant moment that had Joe in shambles, Kamala proved that she may be the best person to kick 45's ass in the 2020 election.
If gathering old white men was a sport, Kamala Harris deserves a gold medal because honey, she got Joe all the way together. In an intense discussion about the former VP's support of racist politicians who prevented the integration of schools by opposing busing. Kamala said:
"I do not believe you are a racist and I agree with you when you commit yourself to the importance of finding common ground. But I also believe — and it's personal and it was hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations of two United States senators who built their reputations and career on the segregation of race in this country."
According to the 54-year-old former prosecutor, Joe's support of those politicians impacted her in a very personal way. Although Brown v. Board of Education abolished the segregation of schools in 1954, Kamala's district didn't see integration until nearly 20 years later.
"There was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools, and she was bused to school every day. That little girl was me. So I will tell you that on this subject, it cannot be an intellectual debate among Democrats. We have to take it seriously. We have to act swiftly."
Although Joe did make the point that he became a public defender to help the people, while Kamala has a damning record as a prosecutor, Kamala put those courtroom skills into action. And at that moment, Joe knew he f*cked up and was unable to regain his ground in the conversation. Since the debate, voters have been giving the former VP a serious side-eye, and according to sources, Joe's camp has made remarks that Kamala hit him with a "low blow" by bringing up his busing record, and to that Kamala says: boy, bye. Today, on CBS This Morning, Kamala told Gayle King:
"If segregationists had their way, I would not be a member of the United States Senate today, I would not be a top contender to be president of the United States."
I have to admit, that a few months ago, I was extremely skeptical about supporting Kamala in this election due to some poor choices she's made in her prosecutorial career, but I also know that no politician has a perfect record. According to media sources, last night's debate has pushed Kamala to the front of the Democratic race and proved that you should always bet on the underdog.
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