Profile: U.S. Senator Kamala Harris

By | October 20, 2020

[October 20, 2020]  Three years ago, I profiled U.S. Senator Tom Cotton,1 one of my early leader profiles and one that set the stage for those I profiled later.  These profiles are about character.  I intend to lay out what that leader sees as necessary, their priorities, and what defines them.  Today, as part of my leadership blog, I will profile U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (Democrat).

From the state of California, Kamala Harris is running for the Vice President slot with Joe Biden.  For a senator, she is relatively young at 55 years of age.  Although new to the Senate, she is experienced politically, having quickly progressed through the political system after being elected as the San Francisco District Attorney in 2003.

Here are some of Kamala Harris’ leadership characteristics that make her stand out:

  • Fiercely ambitious
  • Well educated
  • Intellectually inflexible and noticeably rigid politically
  • Politically far-left liberal
  • Disciplined but often unfocused
  • Hard worker, resilient, and dedicated
  • Values the family

 “Racism is real in this country.” – Kamala Harris

“The American dream belongs to all of us.” – Kamala Harris

It’s easy to know where Kamala Harris is coming from on most issues.  She is politically a leftist, and her adopted ideology of progressivism (essentially Socialism)  has been around for a long time.  This means she is for a large, dominating federal government, unlimited immigration (not open borders), a large welfare state, repelling the 2nd Amendment, high taxes, and eliminating racism, sexism, homophobia, etc.  She also believes that the higher incarceration rate for blacks and Hispanics is absolute proof of a racist society and she would use the full force of the federal government to put an end to it (even if it meant violating the U.S. Constitution).

She is certainly willing to tell us where she stands on any issue.  And she is passionate; a trait that is advantageous unless she is overtaken by her emotions (which she showed during the Vice Presidential debates).  Harris has been criticized for allowing her passion for others to blind her to other options to solve political problems and for denigrating traditional American values.  That will haunt her political ambitions.


Author: Douglas R. Satterfield

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29 thoughts on “Profile: U.S. Senator Kamala Harris

  1. Rev. Michael Cain

    I’m glad I found this article as I was searching for leaders who don’t have priorities. Kamala Harris is one of them. I don’t count her ambition as a positive trait. I’ve seen this overcome many good leaders. VP Harris is – frankly – mean, nasty, and overbearing. This is why she failed as a Presidential candidate. She was terrible. Now, she will soon be the US President because – as we all predicted – Joe Biden is failing mentally and physically.

  2. old warrior

    Dull, priviledged, and nasty. No, it’s not because she is a woman but because she is dull, priviledged, and nasty. Nuff said.

    1. Dennis Mathes

      You’re on it, old warrior. Notice all the great Trump rallies? Very positive, very American, very clean.

  3. Flyover Country

    Where is Kamala?
    Where is Kamala?
    Where is Kamala?
    #kamalaislost ……..

  4. Delf A. "Jelly" Bryce

    Let me point to today’s article that is a book review of The Gulag Archipelago. Dr. Peterson, who Gen. Satterfield quotes is someone familiar with evil. He has given us an important analyses of Marxism. Here is his quote. “The hypothetically egalitarian, universalist doctrines of Karl Marx contained hidden within them sufficient hatred, resentment, envy and denial of individual culpability and responsibility to produce nothing but poison and death when manifested in the world…” Kamala Harris has adopted Marxism. She may deny it but it is evident in everything she does. Beware!

  5. Lynn Pitts

    Kamala Harris is so far politically left that she fell off the planet.

    1. Joe Omerrod

      True, sad but true. I think most folks like to see moderates get elected to political office. That is not the case here. She already said she wanted the Green New Deal and now she’s backtracking on it and saying that she just wants to stop Climate Change. What’s up with this? Trying to tack back to the center?

      1. Dead Pool Guy

        I also agree and that is a problem if she were ever to be elected. Anyone adopting a Progressive/Marxist ideology is a very dangerous person. Dangerous is an understatement.

  6. Max Foster

    I think that Kamala Harris is not to be trusted because of her ambitious nature. She is driven (a good trait) but I think she will sacrifice her moral standing to gain something politically. For example she called Joe Biden a sexist and racist, yet is willing to be his running mate. What’s up with that? How can you associate yourself with someone you believe acts like this unless your accusations were untrue and thus you are a magnificent liar? Troubling trait for a leader.

  7. Georgie M.

    Another excellent article on the profiles of leaders. Keep it up, Gen. Satterfield. You and I think alike but your writing is better. 😊

    1. Kenny Foster

      Yes, I would like to see it continued and also have some 20th century leaders like Margaret Thatcher profiled. Having women profiled is not my point but that leaders like her went against the grain but were proven to be right in their vision and methods to making their country great again. Much like Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump.

    2. Otto Z. Zuckermann

      Yes, and we should encourage more articles like this. I learned a lot.

    1. old warrior

      Yes, I’m afraid that you are correct, Yusaf. Certainly she wants to be the center of attention. Can you imagine being married to someone like that. I can’t. I’d have to kick myself in the butt for marrying her.

  8. JT Patterson

    Excellent summary, Gen. Satterfield. I went back to read your profile of Tom Cotton and a few others. This series is really really good. Very useful also. I would, if I were you, give an update on Joe Biden. In my opinion, you really didn’t get to his characteristics because of his dementia. Let’s assume he doesn’t have a mental problem and list his characteristics any way.

  9. Linux Man

    I like a leadership style like VP Mike Pence has and Kamala Harris too but Harris cannot be completely trusted. Just my thinking after seeing them both on tv and in a debate. I also don’t like K. Harris’ smirk. Anytime she doesn’t like something her face telegraphs what she’s thinking. Read that as “I’m disgusted with you.”

    1. Jonnie the Bart

      The SMIRK. How funny but also how spot on. When I watch her talking, I get the feeling she thinks she is superior to me. Not like a Bill Clinton who could “feel your pain.” Harris is like the old school marm who whacked your hand with a ruler when you stepped out of line.

      1. Tom Bushmaster

        LOL, the “smirk” will be known forever as a political woman’s main trait when she’s PO’ed.

    1. José Luis Rodriguez

      “Fiercely ambitious” cuts two ways. Janna you are sooooo right.

      1. Eric Coda

        Great point, Jose. She is an extremely hard worker and will get the job done! But she will also destroy people along the way because people don’t matter to her. Just her position and power are what are important and the attention she gets. She likes being the center of attention.

      2. Jake Tapper, Jr.

        Yes, you are right and I was thinking much the same thing. I talked with a number of my Democrat Party friends and they think she is okay for the most part. I’m not so sure.

  10. Ronny Fisher

    The comparison of Kamala Harris and Mike Pence is striking. What I get from these two is that Harris is someone I would like to be in charge of a difficult and complex job but would make sure that someone trustworthy was overseeing her work. Why? She cannot be trusted to do just her job but she is always on the lookout for what she can do to gain something for herself.

    1. Darwin Lippe

      Good points here Ronny. When leaders are under pressure, they tend to show their real colors, don’t they?


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