Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Did Kamala Hit Doobie w/ Jamaican Leader Before Saying This?

'Is she in Jamaica? Cuz she definitely been hitting that Jamaica lettuce...'

(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) While hosting Jamaica’s prime minister, Vice President Kamala Harris gave a speech that had some wondering if she had partaken beforehand in the island country’s unofficial national pastime.

“We also recognize, just as it has been in the United States, for Jamaica one of the issues that has been presented as an issue that has been economic in the way of its impact has been the pandemic,” Harris rambled hazily during the visit with Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

“So to that end we are announcing today also that we will assist Jamaica in COVID recovery, um, by assisting in terms of the recovery efforts in Jamaica that have been essential to, I believe, what is necessary to strengthen not only the issue of public health but of the economy.”

Long story short, the United States will be sending money to Jamaica to assist with post-pandemic economic recovery.

Harris, a former San Francisco district attorney and California attorney general, now says she is an advocate for marijuana legalization, according to Cannabis Now.

She notoriously acknowledged smoking marijuana in her youth during a 2019 interview with podcaster Charlemagne tha God.

“Half my family is from Jamaica. Are you kidding me?” she said, accodring to the Daily Wire.

However, her claim to have smoked in college while listening to “Snoop” and “Tupac” was subsequently debunked after fact-checkers noted that the two prominent rappers did not release their first albums until several years after she graduated in 1986.

Harris’s father, Donald, an economics professor at Stanford University, later denounced her comments as pushing a negative stereotype.

“My dear departed grandmother … as well as my deceased parents, must be turning in their grave right now to see their family’s name, reputation and proud Jamaican identity being connected, in any way, jokingly or not with the fraudulent stereotype of a pot-smoking joy seeker and in the pursuit of identity politics,” he said, according to the Washington Times.

“Speaking for myself and my immediate Jamaican family, we wish to categorically dissociate ourselves from this travesty,” he added.

The popular recreational drug’s effects include altered perception, acute psychosis, delusions and “a loss of the sense of personal identity,” according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Those symptoms might help to explain some of Harris’s apparent gaffes on the national stage, including her laughing at inappropriate times—perhaps a byproduct of the drug’s sense of “euphoria.”

Long considered to be an evasive tactic, Harris has a habit of serving up vague and empty platitudes with garbled and repetitive syntax, suggesting her thoughts may, in fact, be clouded or impaired.

Reactions to her latest word salad were mostly bafflement that someone who has, presumably, been making speeches for years could be so bad at public speaking:

Others recalled a Washington Post article questioning her preparedness for events like these:

“It’s clear that you’re not working with somebody who is willing to do the prep and the work,” said a former Harris staffer. “With Kamala you have to put up with a constant amount of soul-destroying criticism and also her own lack of confidence.”

Headline USA’s Ben Sellers contributed to this report.

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