While the president's dereliction of duty has been front and center the last two weeks of chaos, specifically regarding Afghanistan where thousands of Americans still remain trapped under the threat of the Taliban and ISIS-K, the vice president has also been conspicuously quiet. In fact, aside from standing silently next to Biden during his disastrous remarks late last week, Kamala Harris had been completely MIA.
Friday evening, she inexcusably left the country for Vietnam without a mention of the dangerous situation in Afghanistan, as if it were normal to leave the country on an unrelated trip as one's administration is facing its worst crisis yet. It had the distinct feeling of Harris attempting to get out of Dodge, and she capped it off with a tone-deaf picture of her gently waving to a likely non-existent crowd (see Kamala Harris Releases Perhaps the Most Tone-Deaf Picture of Her Tenure).
But after landing, Harris finally addressed the situation, and in doing so, she reminded everyone why she dropped out of the 2020 presidential race before the first vote was cast.
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— Suburban Black Man 🇺🇸 (@goodblackdude) August 21, 2021
Do you want to know why no one likes Kamala Harris? This is why no one likes Kamala Harris.
The lack of authenticity on display here is off the charts. Remember, she hadn't said a word about Afghanistan until this moment, which sits almost two weeks after the collapse started and Americans became trapped. Yet, now, she wants to play as if she's presidential, with the “I'm in charge” hand gyrations and an insistence that what's unfolding is her top priority.
But is it true that it's her top priority? Of course, it's not true. If something is a top priority, you don't ignore it to go to Singapore — while not even bothering to release a statement on Americans being beaten in the streets by the Taliban.
Harris' unfavorable numbers are underwater and have been since basically the moment she took office. Even as Joe Biden enjoyed a honeymoon period that is just now ending, Harris has been renowned for her ability to make everyone dislike her.
No, that's not because she's a woman. Rather, it's because she's a fake and cold person whose ambition outshines every other aspect of her being. After bragging in April that she was the “last person in the room” on the Afghanistan pullout decision, she went completely dark, only to finally give a 30-second faux show of care over the sound of jet engines in Southeast Asia. No one is buying her act.
This administration is in the midst of a full-blown implosion. Harris isn't helping by being late to the party and acting as she's been working the war-room when she clearly hasn't. People are tired of the facade.