People on the left do not take kindly to anyone making fun of the Democrats running for president in 2020, especially if it is coming from their own side.
The liberal journal The Atlantic is taking some major heat for writing this:
Kamala Harris Is the Jan Brady of the 2020 Race
Donald Trump’s favorite word for Kamala Harris is “nasty,” but in the scramble to stick out in the crowded Democratic-primary field, the California senator is battling what she calls “this ‘cautious’ stuff.”
That’s become her caricature on the trail over the past few months, and it crystallized three weeks ago during a CNN town hall in New Hampshire. She kept responding to questions in the same way: ducking direct answers and saying, over and over, that she wanted to have “a conversation” about what to do.
“[Harris] wants to study stuff. [Elizabeth Warren’s] college debt plan is ‘a discussion we should have.’ Reparations is “something we should study,” tweeted the former Barack Obama strategist David Axelrod, annoying but rattling members of the Harris team I spoke with…
Making people interested in Harris doesn’t seem terribly hard. The campaign’s internal polling shows that she’s the candidate voters want to know more about. But so far, Harris has been the Jan Brady of the 2020 race. She hasn’t been strong enough to qualify as a front-runner, especially now with Biden in the race, sucking up more oxygen than her aides say they anticipated.
As we said, people on the left are NOT happy about this. Take a look:
Most disgracefully sexist candidate headline yet comes from @TheAtlantic on this @IsaacDovere profile of @KamalaHarris. Seriously, "Jan Brady?!" Instant stereotype. What the living fuck, @JeffreyGoldberg? pic.twitter.com/OYeZuZOHRz
— Tom Watson (@tomwatson) May 16, 2019
awful headline. then *first* sentence is a Trump quote insulting Harris; https://t.co/TPqIYJyyRa
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) May 16, 2019
Jan Brady? Seriously? Alright, real question, do males in journalism even know how not to be total misogynistic fuck-wits or am I looking for a unicorn here?
— Coddiwomple (@wildjaden) May 16, 2019
Weird how Kamala Harris gets an article written about her calling her Jan Brady but Beto and Biden get Vanity Fair fluff pieces praising them for putting their shoes on correctly
— Token_BK (@TokenBK1) May 16, 2019
OK, this one is funny.
Jan brady pic.twitter.com/AX9ZzYzEdo
— JeffreyMorton (@JeffMorton24) May 16, 2019
The Atlantic really kicked a hornets’ nest on this one.