Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Bye, Bye, Biden

The Democrats are in a pickle. They are being hoisted on their own petard on Vice President Joe Biden and the #MeToo Movement. They pillowed Judge Brett Kavanaugh on an uncollaborated claim of a drunken teenager assaulting Professor Christine Blasey Ford decades and decades earlier. No contemporaneous testimony supported the claim. No one else saw it. The judge quite likely wasn’t even there at the time. No matter, the judge had to be destroyed to keep him off the Supreme Court. I don’t absolutely know what might or might not have happened between that night, but I believe based on everything that was disclosed nothing happened between the professor and the judge. Professor Blasey Ford clearly believes something happened and that it was the judge. No facts back it up. I don’t know what happened between Senator Biden and Tara Reade his assistant, but I will give him the benefit of the doubt. Both the Judge and Senator deserve due process and the presumption of innocence – the presumption of innocence that the Democrats and media would not afford Judge Kavanaugh. Obviously, regardless of what may or may not have occurred, no political statute of limitations exist. One reason for statutes of limitation is that evidence gets stale over time and memories fade. Three Democrats, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar, on the Senate Judiciary Committee sought the Democratic nomination for President. They never gained traction, but now eagerly endorse Joe Biden in hopes of being anointed Vice President. Good Old Joe exudes empathy. He is effusive. He loves to hug, touch, and kiss. Eight women have complained. Ms. Reade alleges his touching went way too far. The powerful progressive wing of the Democratic Party doesn’t want Joe. He’s not progressive or reliable enough. They’re making a mistake. They don’t understand Good Old Joe. He’s a weathervane with few deep values. He will go the way the wind blows. The Democrats view Joe Biden the way Republicans viewed Senator John McCain in 2008. He may be the nominee by default, but the conservatives lacked enthusiasm for Senator McCain, For good reason. Senator Obama would have defeated any Republican because of the economic collapse. Senator McCain ran a diffident campaign. Vice President Biden, campaigning from his basement, is not inspiring confidence in Democratic circles. The New York Times and Washington Post want President Trump out of office. Yet, they’re questioning Joe Biden on the accusation. They also don’t want him as President, or even the nominee. Here’s Vice President Biden on Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Kavanaugh: “For a woman to come forward in the glaring lights of focus, nationally, you’ve got to start off with the presumption that at least the essence of what she’s talking about is true.” He said in September 2018 that any woman’s accusation of sexual assault should generally be proven to be true. Unless the accused is Governor Bill Clinton or Senator Joe Biden. Of course it’s political. The grounds were sexual harassment, but the underlying fight was over political control of the Supreme Court and Roe v. Wade. Joe Biden recently amended his statement to be listen to the accused and then verify. Speaker Pelosi says she believes him and there’s nothing to talk about. She’s echoed by many Democrats, but not all! Many have stayed silent. There’s contemporaneous verification. Tara told many at the time. One more fact: Joe Biden entered the Senate in 1973 when the sordid legacy of Senate harassment of women was hanging on (cf. Senators Chris Dodd and Gary Hart). Joe Biden is still the presumptive nominee. He has not yet technically cliched the nomination. The DNC tried to give it to him by cancelling the New York Primary. A judge just ordered the primary on June 23. He could still lose. If not Good Old Joe, then who? Senator Elizabeth Warren? Senator Bernie Sanders? Secretary Hillary Clinton? Senator Amy Klobuchar? Governor Andrew Cuomo? Michelle Obama? Mayor Pete? AOC is not yet qualified.