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One of the easiest ways to separate a idealist from a pragmatist in politics is by giving them two undesirable options and asking them to choose between the two. There are many on the left, but also the right, who stick so tightly to their principles that they refuse to endorse anything that deviates from their worldview. However, there are also those who recognize that life is ultimately just a series of choices, and sometimes you have to choose between the lesser of two evils.
Republicans, many of whom are currently baying for Joe Biden’s blood amid the ongoing catastrophe in Afghanistan, would do well to remember this in the coming weeks and months. Many senior lawmakers, including Senators Josh Hawley and Marsha Blackburn, have already called for his resignation following the death of 13 marines in Thursday’s suicide bombing in Kabul. Removing Biden from office may indeed prove to be a seismic political victory, but at what cost? Well, the answer is obvious; President Kamala Harris.
This is the woman who refused to condemn the disgraced actor Jussie Smollett after he staged an unbelivable hate crime hoax aimed at boosting his already enormous salary. Someone who pushed the false allegations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh in a bid to derail his nomination for the Supreme Court. Someone who has compared immigration enforcement agency ICE to the Klu Klux Klan. Someone who has spoken out in favor of defunding police departments. Someone who believes in the right to abortion up until the moment of birth. Someone who fully aligns herself with the Marxist Black Lives Matter movement. Someone who believes in free health care for those who have entered the country illegally. The examples are truly endless.
All these reminders merely scratch the surface of what this woman really believes. Despite attempts to portray herself as a moderate, Harris is on the radical left-wing of the Democratic Party. Her presidency would embolden those who hate the ideals on which America was founded and who wish to replicate the disastrous model of California onto the rest of the United States. According to recent polls, Harris is also the least popular vice-president in modern history.
When Biden is referred to as a “moderate Democrat,” that is not to say he is a genuine political moderate, like for example Senators Joe Manchin and Susan Collins. However, he is a moderate in comparison to the current Democratic Party, many of whose leaders openly advocate far-left, authoritarian ideas on almost daily basis. For example, he recently denounced socialism as a “universally failed system.” In this day and age, such comments from Democratic leaders are few and far between.
One of the arguments forwarded by those calling for Biden’s impeachment or resignation is that the humiliation of his demise would damage the Democrats political prospects for years to come. This may well be true. However, those people also need to face up to the stark reality that should Biden be removed from office, the vice president has not just the right, but a constitutional duty to assume the presidency. Under those circumstances, Kamala Harris would immediately seize control of the Oval Office and with more than three years to run the country even further into the ground.
Joe Biden may be senile, incompetent, and a puppet of other malign forces, but at least he is a known quantity. Harris, meanwhile, is someone who has never demonstrated anything but contempt for the ideals that make America the greatest country in the world. Her ascendency to the office of president of the United States must be prevented at all costs.
Ben Kew is English Editor of El American. He studied politics and modern languages at the University of Bristol where he developed a passion for the Americas and anti-communist movements. He previously worked as a national security correspondent for Breitbart News. He has also written for The Spectator, Spiked, PanAm Post, and The Independent
Ben Kew es editor en inglés de El American. Estudió política y lenguas modernas en la Universidad de Bristol, donde desarrolló una pasión por las Américas y los movimientos anticomunistas. Anteriormente trabajó como corresponsal de seguridad nacional para Breitbart News. También ha escrito para The Spectator, Spiked, PanAm Post y The Independent.