It’s that time of year again, folks. Kids are enjoying long summer days, blissfully unaware of the impending school year. Front porches creak under the burden of sluggish rocking chairs, sweat drips off of lemonade tumblers, and the list of new motivational Kamala Harris quotes we at The Federalist send around every so often to inspire greatness is getting unmanageably long, so it’s time to share them with you all.
First, we brought you our inaugural set of printable motivational posters with stirring sentiments from the woman whose ascent to the vice presidency got in the way of what could have been a promising career in naming nail polish colors.
Just a few months later, the Venn diagram aficionado proved so prolific we had to publish another set of inspirational prints with her best quotes, reminding us all to believe what we believed we believe.
Now, she’s back and better than ever, just in time to get you through the end-of-summer slump.
At the 2023 Essence Festival of Culture in early July, Harris enlightened her listeners about the meaning of “culture,” tying it back to her favorite themes about moments, time, and moments in time.
In March, Harris summarized a meeting with Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, letting listening journalists know that “we have had today, this afternoon, a wide-ranging discussion,” before expounding on the importance of the important topics they discussed.
After Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg let American infrastructure crumble while he weirdly posed in a hospital bed for the kind of photo mothers take after giving birth, Vice President Harris valiantly stepped in and fixed transportation once and for all.
In addition to helpfully defining her terms — “This issue of transportation is fundamentally about just making sure that people have the ability to get where they need to go,” she explained recently — Harris has broken down the transportation crisis in easy-to-understand language.
There’s been a lot in the news lately about AI and its dangers. If you’re struggling to comprehend this emergent technology, you’re in luck — Kamala Harris is here to help.
“AI is kind of a fancy thing. First of all, it’s two letters. It means artificial intelligence,” Harris helpfully explained at an event on the White House campus a few weeks ago.
During a recent visit to Arizona’s Gila River Indian Community, Harris invoked a version of her all-time favorite phrase, reminding all of us not to be burdened by things like basic English competence or the Constitution.
If you thought being vice president and Vogue cover girl was enough to keep our favorite girlboss-in-chief busy — you know, when she’s not totally fixing the border crisis or whatever — you’d be wrong. In true entrepreneurial spirit, she’s considering launching her own Converse line.
Asked, “Will we ever get a Madam VP Converse line?” Harris showed her flair for fashion.
“I’d probably want like a ‘Freedom’ line, you know? Right? Can you see that? Freedom would be on the Converse,” she proposed.
“Freedom to be. I am free. Free to march, Free to walk my talk!”
It’s worth watching the whole clip:
And just to drive her point home, a few months later, she reiterated the importance of taking stock of our present circumstances (unless, of course, those circumstances are a border crisis, a government censorship regime, inflation, entanglement in foreign wars, and a president implicated in a foreign pay-for-play scheme — then it would probably be appreciated if you do not pay quite as much attention, please).
Kamala is also totally a woman of the people, a champion of small business owners. She understands that small business owners are “community leaders and are so much a part of the community’s cultural fabric,” and that small businesses rely on “community banks, which are banks that are in the community who understand the community.” (Community is very important to her, as it should be to all of us.)
She also understands that part of what makes a small business so integral to that community is that “it spans the generations, in addition to being intergenerational.”
Remember when John F. Kennedy inspired us all to “ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country”? Harris had her own Camelot moment while campaigning for Pennsylvania Democrat Josh Shapiro in 2022. As she urged her listeners, may we all do what we do — and what we have been doing, every day, in the present moment, together.