Kamala Harris decided to toss a grenade into the 2024 presidential election.
But no one could have predicted what happened next.
And one top Republican just said the last thing Kamala Harris ever expected.
The 2024 election will be no different than any other.
Democrats will depend on a fear-and-smear campaign to scare voters to the polls.
Just like in past elections, Democrats are playing the race card to frighten black voters into turning out by lying about Republicans supporting slavery.
In 2012 then-Vice President Joe Biden falsely claimed Republicans would reinstate slavery telling a black audience that RINOs Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan want to “put y’all back in chains.”
In 2024 it is Kamala Harris doing the dirty work.
Harris traveled to a sorority convention in Jacksonville where she promptly lied about new educational standards put in place in the state of Florida, falsely claiming that DeSantis wants schools to teach children that slavery was a good thing.
“And as people who love our country, as patriots, we know that we must remember and teach our full history, even when it is painful. Especially when it is painful. Today there are those in our nation who would prefer to erase, or even rewrite the ugly parts of our past. Those who attempt to teach that enslaved people benefited from slavery, those who insult us in an attempt to gaslight us, who try to divide our nation with unnecessary debates. Let us not be seduced into believing that somehow we will be better if we forget,” Harris ranted.
Establishment-aligned presidential candidate and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott raised eyebrows among conservatives by joining Harris in attacking the state of Florida’s new black history curriculum.
NEW: Tim Scott tells reporters in reaction to DeSantis saying Black people benefited from slavery, “There is no silver lining in slavery… People have bad days. Sometimes they regret what they say, and we should ask them again to clarify their positions.” pic.twitter.com/SGfefU6IZq
— Stephanie Lai (@stephaniealai) July 28, 2023
The controversy surrounds one line in the curriculum which states that slaves learned skills such as being blacksmiths that benefited them later in life after they won their freedom.
Nowhere does the curriculum call slavery beneficial or a good thing net-net for black Americans.
Conservatives noticed this isn’t the first time Scott went woke and joined the Democrats.
After George Floyd’s death Scott bought into the Democrats’ anti-police posture and tried to cut a deal that would have put Congress – led at the time by Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer – in charge of police conduct standards nationwide.
Scott also played racial politics to help the Democrats torpedo two of President Trump’s conservative judicial nominees.
Tim Scott is gaining on DeSantis in polls taken in Iowa, South Carolina, and New Hampshire.
And Scott sees playing it down the middle as an avatar of the Republican establishment – which means rolling over and surrendering when Democrats cry racism – is his path to becoming the alternative to Donald Trump.