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bigtree

(86,039 posts)
Fri Sep 13, 2019, 01:30 AM Sep 2019

Kamala: "When you pull back the curtain it's a really small dude."

Yamiche Alcindor @Yamiche 3h
Senator Kamala Harris says President Trump's trade policy is motivated by his "fragile ego."

She said Trump reminds her of the Wizard of Oz.

"When you pull back the curtain it's a really small dude."

(I'll be watching for those Trump tweets on Harris later...)


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Kamala: "When you pull back the curtain it's a really small dude." (Original Post) bigtree Sep 2019 OP
That's how its done... Pachamama Sep 2019 #1
Oops for George. When you had your insult planned in advance but didn't account for the questioner.. NCLefty Sep 2019 #2
K&R jalan48 Sep 2019 #3
I get the imagery Wash. state Desk Jet Sep 2019 #4
maybe some ruby slippers next time bigtree Sep 2019 #6
For one thing, trump is fat. Fat with tiny hands ecstatic Sep 2019 #12
kick bigtree Sep 2019 #5
Too cutesy customerserviceguy Sep 2019 #7
that's your opinion bigtree Sep 2019 #8
Americans want customerserviceguy Sep 2019 #9
Politico reporters deemed Kamala's sense of humor lame - but actual MI voters appear to be loving it bigtree Sep 2019 #11
This is a good tactic to make jokes. It does help if they are funnier. But this is a good avenue UniteFightBack Sep 2019 #15
She was terrific across the board mcar Sep 2019 #10
Yes he is rather tiny Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Sep 2019 #13
The really small dude IS the Wizard of Oz !!! Not the guy in ...IS. nt UniteFightBack Sep 2019 #14
Great visual .. she pounded Trump into pulp last night nt NYMinute Sep 2019 #16
 

Pachamama

(16,888 posts)
1. That's how its done...
Fri Sep 13, 2019, 01:52 AM
Sep 2019

Perhaps my favorite moment in the debate...

Kamala is at her best when she attacks the right person.

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NCLefty

(3,678 posts)
2. Oops for George. When you had your insult planned in advance but didn't account for the questioner..
Fri Sep 13, 2019, 01:59 AM
Sep 2019

:p

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Wash. state Desk Jet

(3,426 posts)
4. I get the imagery
Fri Sep 13, 2019, 02:50 AM
Sep 2019

but I think it did not come across the right way. You see a little dog pulled the curtain back. Trump worries about total self exposure more than anything. Now, if Harris would have pointed out that Trump does not have and never had a dog and furthermore hates dogs probably because of Toto the dog ! , one might picture Trump behind a very thick IRON CURTAIN . And there lies the point.

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bigtree

(86,039 posts)
6. maybe some ruby slippers next time
Fri Sep 13, 2019, 12:57 PM
Sep 2019
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ecstatic

(32,823 posts)
12. For one thing, trump is fat. Fat with tiny hands
Fri Sep 13, 2019, 06:43 PM
Sep 2019

and an even tinier brain.

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customerserviceguy

(25,183 posts)
7. Too cutesy
Fri Sep 13, 2019, 03:08 PM
Sep 2019

And it is likely to have little effect on younger voters, many of whom have no idea about the iconic movie that was a virtual centerpiece of life for the Baby Boomers.

Also, at least twice, she went into that schoolgirl gigglefest of hers. Yes, she's trying to sharpen the hard edge that she has from her image as a prosecutor, and is working on "likability" (can anyone even imagine Elizabeth Warren laughing half as much as even one such outburst?) but it looked contrived to me.

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bigtree

(86,039 posts)
8. that's your opinion
Fri Sep 13, 2019, 03:45 PM
Sep 2019

...I posted it because it had a widespread favorable response among the folks I read last night, which included all ages, and not a few professionals whose opinions people rely on to form their own.

The 'giggle schoolfest' sounds suspiciously sexist. Kamala Harris has ALWAYS been a outwardly cheerful person, and criticizing her for a laugh which is going to be decidedly feminine, makes your entire argument hyper-critical nonsense without basis in anything but your own offending opinion.

It's nonsense because the majority of what she said was more than 'sharp,' it was professionalism based on actual experience solving the issues she's raised.

This gossipy crap about her laugh and ridiculing a joke she told is the worst of what this place has to offer.

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customerserviceguy

(25,183 posts)
9. Americans want
Fri Sep 13, 2019, 03:53 PM
Sep 2019

a president who has both a sense of humor and the seriousness that the job entails. Bill Clinton pulled that off marvelously by both playing the saxophone on the Arsenio Hall show and having substantive articulated positions on policy.

Yes, I acknowledge that its tougher for a female candidate to thread that needle, but it makes it imperative that it be done correctly. I just think she overdid the laugh thing. Even Cory Booker kept a relatively straight face while he told his "No" joke. Good comedians don't laugh at their own jokes.

If I'm wrong, we'll see her poll numbers rise again.

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bigtree

(86,039 posts)
11. Politico reporters deemed Kamala's sense of humor lame - but actual MI voters appear to be loving it
Fri Sep 13, 2019, 06:21 PM
Sep 2019
Ian Sams @IanSams 20h
So Politico's DC reporters have deemed Kamala's sense of humor as lame -- but actual voters in Michigan appear to be loving it: https://twitter.com/mollyhc/status










...there's literally nothing she can do without someone going on about how they'd do it different or better. And all of these admonitions against doing something, or the other, offered up by these would-be political sages.

Now that's funny.
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UniteFightBack

(8,231 posts)
15. This is a good tactic to make jokes. It does help if they are funnier. But this is a good avenue
Fri Sep 13, 2019, 07:06 PM
Sep 2019

exploit.

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mcar

(42,486 posts)
10. She was terrific across the board
Fri Sep 13, 2019, 05:10 PM
Sep 2019

That one was a classic!

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UniteFightBack

(8,231 posts)
14. The really small dude IS the Wizard of Oz !!! Not the guy in ...IS. nt
Fri Sep 13, 2019, 07:04 PM
Sep 2019
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NYMinute

(3,256 posts)
16. Great visual .. she pounded Trump into pulp last night nt
Fri Sep 13, 2019, 07:37 PM
Sep 2019
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