Kamala, Chris and all kinds of cringe

Harris sharing her pronouns was far more embarrassing than Cuomo joking about his.

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The wokening of the Democratic Party continues. Last night, at a CNN town hall focused on LGBT issues, presidential hopeful Kamala Harris took to the stage, and immediately announced her pronouns. But according to blue-tick Twitter, it was host Chris Cuomo’s jokey response to her that was the truly embarrassing moment.

Yes, the sight of a leading woman in public life, who everyone knows is a woman, and is a woman, announcing she is a woman, was to be applauded. Whereas a bloke reacting with humour to this obvious absurdity is not. Clearly, Cuomo didn’t know what he was letting himself in for, and he issued a swift apology:

It doesn’t take much to be a heretic these days. But apparently it does take a lot to get the idea into leading Democrats’ heads that ludicrous woke politics is a surefire vote-loser. At a recent event in Iowa, Harris responded to a woman who feared Donald Trump would win again in 2020 by saying ‘2020 will not be 2016… People are woke.’

Well, the people beg to differ. According to research by More in Common, 80 per cent of Americans believe ‘political correctness is a problem in our country’. And this isn’t just angry white people, either: whites are slightly less likely than average to agree with that statement.

PC or wokeness may not be neatly defined, but having to announce your gender, even when it is blatantly obvious, and being chastised for making a joke about it, surely fits most people’s definition of them. If the Democrats think this kind of woke nonsense helps them, they’ve got another thing coming. Cuomo didn’t embarrass himself last night. Harris did.

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Comments

Ven Oods

12th October 2019 at 11:12 am

The gutless retraction rather devalued any kudos he might have deserved for instant quipping.

Michael Lynch

12th October 2019 at 8:44 am

Now they have thrown Biden under the bus the Democrats are toast.

Mark Lambert

11th October 2019 at 3:20 pm

Yes it was ridiculous.

But from the article,
“…another thing coming” ?
It is “….another think coming”

Ven Oods

12th October 2019 at 11:19 am

That blooper occurs in about 50% of instances.
Another article recently contained a ‘should of’.
I blame Sheffield University.

H McLean

11th October 2019 at 1:53 pm

Kamala Harris’ campaign is dead in the water so whatever she thinks about pronouns is irrelevant.

Cuomo is a first class moron, not because he made a faux-pas with his stupid joke but because when apologising he called himself ‘an ally of the LGBTQ community’ while at the same time claiming to be campaigning ‘to achieve equality’. An ally is not and never can be an equal. In social justice an ally will always be part of the out group and seen as lesser than those who can claim true victimhood status. An ally is someone who can be used when needed then ridiculed and belittled for their sin of white/straight/male privilege the rest of the time.

To call yourself an ally of any social justice cause is an act of wilful self-harm. Cuomo seems to be the perfect example of the kind of unthinking dimwit who would do this. Of course, he works for CNN, which says it all.

Ven Oods

12th October 2019 at 11:21 am

I don’t agree that his joke was stupid. It’s sad that he didn’t have the nuts to defend it.

Perverted Lesbian

11th October 2019 at 12:54 pm

The insanity continues, if I’m honest I’m pretty bored of Trump, they are closing ranks on Trump and his I.Q doesn’t allow him to respond in any way other than a complete ass. So now I look forward to Woke America, with Warren as President, and the subsequent tanking of the US economy. Good times are ahead :/

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