Always Remember Joe Biden Misled Everyone About Wife’s Death, Blamed Innocent Man for Years

H/T Western Journal.

Slow Joe The Gaff Machine Biden is a chronic liar.

When Joe Biden brought out the story of his confrontation with a gang member named “Corn Pop” during his time as a lifeguard at a Wilmington, Delaware, pool, it’s interesting how quickly Democratic leaders knew to come to his defense.

There was a gang member in Baltimore with the moniker Corn Pop, they pointed out! The local NAACP chairman backed up his story! There was an obituary for a notorious dude who had that nickname! See, Biden’s not lying!

There was a reason behind the decided quickness with which everyone rushed to Biden’s side: People don’t trust his version of events on pretty much anything. Biden’s campaign-trail anecdotes and stories don’t just have the tocsin of untruth about them. They’re sometimes painfully fake.

The most obvious example of this is a fabricated story he told about a war hero that was, at best, a composite. At worst? The Washington Post may have described it best: “In the space of three minutes, Biden got the time period, the location, the heroic act, the type of medal, the military branch and the rank of the recipient wrong, as well as his own role in the ceremony.”

Something like that is ultimately harmless, though. I know that may sound strange, but think about it: No one’s reputation has been denigrated.

The same can’t be said for the sad case of Curtis C. Dunn.

To be fair, Dunn was involved in what’s easily the most traumatic event of Biden’s life. In December of 1972, mere weeks after Biden was elected to the Senate for his first term in an upset victory, his first wife and daughter were killed in a car accident while Christmas shopping.

Dunn was the truck driver who hit them. According to the Newark (Delaware) Post, Neilia Biden drove the car into the path of Dunn’s tractor-trailer for reasons unknown, perhaps having to do with her head being turned.

Dunn apparently did everything possible to avoid a collision, according to reports, even overturning his truck in the process. He was also the first person to render assistance at the scene.

This is where reality and Joe Biden diverge, however, and in a profoundly reprehensible manner.

To hear Biden tell it — at least for a very long time — Dunn’s drinking had played a part in the accident.

“A tractor-trailer, a guy who allegedly — and I never pursued it — drank his lunch instead of eating his lunch, broadsided my family and killed my wife instantly and killed my daughter instantly and hospitalized my two sons,” he said at a 2007 event in Iowa, according to Politico.

In 2001, meanwhile, Biden talked about how Dunn was “an errant driver who stopped to drink instead of drive and hit a tractor-trailer, hit my children and my wife and killed them.”

This was a common story Biden would peddle during the early part of the millennium. The problem is that, from all evidence, it was totally untrue. Dunn was not only cleared by law enforcement but some of his most vociferous defenders were those involved in the case.

“The rumor about alcohol being involved by either party, especially the truck driver [Dunn], is incorrect,” former Delaware Superior Court Judge Jerome O. Herlihy, who oversaw the investigation as a prosecutor, said in 2008 as the story was again recirculating.

Herlihy was terser when talking about the accident to Politico: “She had a stop sign. The truck driver did not.”

“In the end,” he said, “I concurred in their decision that there was no fault on his part.”

Keep in mind that most of this happened after Dunn’s death in 1999, too. Pamela Hamill, one of his seven children, went public with her anger after the story began getting repeated ad nauseam around the time of Biden’s nomination as Barack Obama’s vice-presidential candidate.

“I just burst into tears,” Hamill said of hearing the clip of how her father “drank his lunch” before the accident.

“The story already is tragic enough, why did he have to sensationalize it by saying my father was drunk? My family is outraged.”

To make things worse, she said that she had sent Joe Biden a message of support in the aftermath of 9/11 lauding his remarks. He responded with a note that said, in part, “All that I can say is I am sorry for all of us and please know that neither I or my sons feel any animosity whatsoever.”

A 2010 profile of Biden in The Atlantic said that Biden — still technically the Democratic frontrunner — “has the limber storyteller’s tendency to stretch.”

That may be fine when you’re talking about “Corn Pop” and composite stories about war heroes. When you’re accusing someone of drunk driving in an accident where your wife and daughter were killed, that’s awfully close to libel. He blamed an innocent man for years despite the fact that all of the evidence showed Dunn hadn’t done anything wrong.

“Suppose he becomes the next vice president,” Hamill said in 2008. “Movies could be made about him and books could be written about him, all falsely portraying my father as a drunk driver. We need to set the record straight and clear my father’s name right now before this goes any further.”

She did, and that played a role in alerting us to how far this “limber storyteller” will go.

Biden Vows To End Trump Tax Cuts That Helped Millions of Working-Class Americans

H/T Western Journal.

Millions of working-class Americans would be out of work if Slow Joe The Gaff Machine Biden gets elected.

Make America Pay Again.

It’s not an official slogan for former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign, but it would be a fitting one after the Democrats’ presumptive presidential nominee vowed to raise taxes Monday.

Democrats love to talk about raising taxes, and why not?

It’s free money for them to use on social experiments and to give away by the cargo plane-load to the country’s adversaries.

But Biden took a serious tone about taxes on Monday when he told his donors during a virtual call that he would do away with the Trump tax cuts, CNBC reported.

“I’m going to get rid of the bulk of Trump’s $2 trillion tax cut,” he said, “and a lot of you may not like that but I’m going to close loopholes like capital gains and stepped-up basis.”

Trump cut the corporate tax rate to 21 percent down from 35 percent in 2017 to spark an economy that broke the ceiling after being stifled by eight years of Obama and Biden’s feckless leadership on the economy.

Biden told the donors that, if elected, he will raise that rate to 28 percent in order to raise $1.3 trillion over the next ten years.

Nobody was described as a “lying dog face” during the conversation, which is good, but Biden did add, “We have to think as big as the challenge we face. But this is America, there is nothing we cannot do if we do it together.”

“But I think the country is ready,” he said.

American families are already struggling enough after the Chinese Communist Party played coy about a coronavirus that has left the American economy a shell of its former self.

To be fair, the virus itself hasn’t left millions of Americans unemployed. It’s just left many of them dead.

It is Biden’s fellow Democrats sitting in governors’ mansions who have kept their economies muzzled with an iron fist.

One can only speculate as to why.

Our once-robust economy, though, could be credited in large part to the Trump tax cuts.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 has been lining Americans’ pockets for two and a half years.

The Heritage Foundation praised the Trump tax cuts in December, on their second anniversary, for simplifying tax codes, giving both businesses and individuals a break and for making American companies globally competitive again.

“Using IRS data, The Heritage Foundation found that average households in every congressional district were projected to benefit from a tax cut in 2018. Most Americans received their tax cut through lower employer withholding and thus bigger paychecks,” the conservative think tank noted.

“The average American was projected to get a $1,400 tax cut in 2018 and $2,900 for a family of four.”

The Trump tax cuts additionally led to higher wages in the country and increased confidence for investors.

The economy, amid a chaotic social environment, asinine rhetoric from Democrats and shutdowns of businesses is still trying to come back from where it was in March, when minority unemployment was at an all-time low and business was booming.

That speaks volumes about the legacy of the 2017 tax cuts and how job creators and investors still believe they can thrive when unrestrained by an overburdensome government.

If Biden is elected in November, you could be grappling with living in a country that has a revised history and social workers responding to homicide and robbery calls.

You’ll also likely be disarmed to a degree when mobs come after what little you have left after Beto O’Rourke comes after your guns.

But at least you’ll have less money for the thieves to steal.

That’s a silver lining.

Joe Biden’s Cannon Claim Shows He’s Wrong On History And Gun Control

H/T Bearing Arms.

Slow Joe The Gaff  Machine Biden is showing his ignorance about history and the Second Amendment.

Joe Biden has once again demonstrated he knows little about U.S. history and the Second Amendment thanks to a recent sit down with Wired in which he was asked about his support for gun control.

Biden responded by launching into a rambling tirade directed at AR-15s, which he says “should be outlawed.” After all, he continued, “From the very beginning you weren’t allowed to have certain weapons. You weren’t allowed to own a cannon during the Revolutionary War as an individual.”

Oh, Joe, you silly, silly man. During the Revolutionary War, not only could individuals own cannons, they could own an entire ship equipped with them. Privateering was an important part of the war effort, especially since the new United States had virtually no real navy of its own. As the National Park Service helpfully explains:

Privateering encompassed two levels of participation. A Letter of Marque authorized armed merchant ships to challenge any likely enemy vessel that crossed its path during the course of a commercial voyage. A Privateer Commission was issued to vessels, called privateers or cruisers, whose primary objective was to disrupt enemy shipping. The ideal target was an unarmed, or lightly armed, commercial ship.

With the passage of an act on March 23, 1776, the Continental Congress formalized the commissioning process, and uniform rules of conduct were established. Owners of privateers had to post monetary bonds to ensure their proper conduct under the regulations.

Although the documentation is incomplete, about 1,700 Letters of Marque, issued on a per-voyage basis, were granted during the American Revolution. Nearly 800 vessels were commissioned as privateers and are credited with capturing or destroying about 600 British ships.

Vessels of every size and description were pressed into service as privateers. At the upper end of the scale was the 600-ton, 26-gun ship Caesar of Boston. At the other end was the 8-ton boat Defense of Falmouth, Massachusetts. Crews ranged from a few men in a whaleboat to more than 200 aboard a large, fully equipped privateer. Two-masted schooners and brigantines were most often used in privateering, reflecting the kind of vessels available to American seamen.

Politifact got wind of Biden’s claim and reached out to several historians and experts on the right to bear arms in early America, but site couldn’t find anyone who actually agreed with Biden’s assertion. Instead, they all agreed that it was highly unlikely that there were any laws on the books banning the possession of field pieces.

“It seems highly unlikely that there were restrictions on the private ownership” of cannons, said Julie Anne Sweet, a historian and director of military studies at Baylor University.

David Kopel, the research director and Second Amendment project director at the free-market Independence Institute, agreed. “I am not aware of a ban on any arm in colonial America,” he said. “There were controls on people or locations, but not bans on types of arms.”

Politifact also reached out to Biden campaign to see if it could cite any specific example of cannons being banned during the Revolutionary War. Instead of answering the question, the campaign simply resorted to boilerplate anti-gun talking points.

But the Biden campaign was unable to point to a specific law. “The vice president’s point is that to help end the tragic epidemic of mass shootings that is taking so many American lives, we need to ban weapons of war from our streets,” the campaign told PolitiFact.

Of course semi-automatic AR-15s aren’t weapons of war, but they’re quite popular among civilians. In fact, they’re the most commonly sold rifle in the country today. When Biden talks about outlawing the possession of these rifles, he’s talking about turning tens of millions of Americans into criminals for simply maintaining possession of the guns they already own. Biden’s grasp on American history may be tenuous, but his commitment to criminalizing the exercise of a constitutionally-protected right is firm.

 

Biden’s List of Potential Running Mates Has Dwindled

H/T Town Hall.

Whomever Slow Joe The Gaff Machine Biden picks had better be aware of the fact their political career will most likely be over.

Joe Biden’s list of potential running mates is reportedly narrowing. ABC News now says the candidate has nailed the list down to six potential women, including four African Americans, a Latina, and one fake Indian.

Following initial interviews, Democrats familiar with Biden’s search committee say the team has narrowed the list down to the following six individuals: Failed presidential contenders and United States Sens. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Obama-era unmasker and National Security Adviser Susan Rice, Rep. and coronavirus hypocrite Val Demings (D-FL), the mayor of Atlanta who blamed the death of Ahmaud Arbery on President Trump, Keisha Bottoms, and the aforementioned Latina, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM). While Grisham is technically a woman of color, there is a lot of pressure on Biden to pick an African American woman so Democrats can further exploit the tragic death of George Floyd.

For the same reason, other potential VPs have fallen out of favor. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who prematurely told a crowd she was joining the Biden ticket after suspending her own campaign and endorsing Biden right before Super Tuesday, is now considered an unlikely choice given her past work as a prosecutor in the Minneapolis area. The “defund the police” party can’t have a vice president with a tough-on-crime record representing them. Joe Biden received a pass on his own tough-on-crime record, probably because Biden can’t seem to remember very much of anything these days, like what state he’s in, what he’s talking about, or the people who used to work for him, like Tara Reade.

Sadly, failed politician Stacey Abrams says the Biden campaign hasn’t called her about the position, despite Abrams’ “concerns” of what might happen if Biden chooses anyone other than herself.

“No one takes Stacey seriously,” a Biden insider told The New York Post. “And her public campaigning for the job seems more like a hostage negotiation than an actual attempt to get the job.”

In an effort to raise her national profile, Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer jockeyed for the VP spot by ordering draconian lockdown restrictions under the guise of flattening the curve. Whitmer’s name is conspicuously also not on the list.

During an interview with CBS News this week, Biden said he is looking for a “strong” vice president who will be “ready to be president on day one.” Given the declining state of Biden’s mental faculties, there’s a good chance they will be.

According to ABC News, one-on-one interviews between Biden and the potential VPs are expected in the coming weeks. Biden plans to announce his running mate by August 1.

Op-Ed: I’m Black and There’s No Way I’m Voting for Joe Biden

H/T Western Journal.

While Slow Joe The Gaff Machine Biden’s remarks are racist sadly so many blacks are comfortable on the DemocRat Plantation and will vote for Biden.

“If you have a problem figuring out if you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”

The plain racism radiating from Joe Biden’s comment was as disgusting as it was shocking.

Let me be as clear as humanly possible, Joe. As a black man in America, I will not be casting my vote for you — and, in fact, I will proudly be voting for the most pro-black president in my lifetime, President Donald J. Trump.

Not only is Biden’s use of “ain’t” as a way to “relate” to the African-American community condescending, but it is also reprehensible that a 77-year-old white man from Delaware who has bragged about his friendships with known segregationists is now the litmus test for whether or not a person is black.

During this past legislative session here in Arizona, it was a moving moment for me when we opened the day’s floor session with a color guard provided by the 9th and 10th Cavalry Association, the organization that honors the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers.

The Buffalo Soldiers were African-American soldiers who served in the U.S. Cavalry at the end of the nineteenth century.

Despite facing prejudice and numerous hardships, the Buffalo Soldiers in the post-Civil War 1800s had the most Congressional Medal of Honor winners and the lowest desertion rate.

As a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Army, it warms my heart when the memory of the Buffalo Soldiers is preserved.

As an African-American, it gives me hope that such a fine example is set before young black Americans.

That is just one of the reasons why it is such a slap in the face when a national figure such as Joe Biden, in the year 2020, can still use the “you ain’t black” pejorative for a person of color who disagrees with his political views.

So, Mr. Biden, I am an African-American, a veteran, a state elected official and a recipient of the Bronze Star and the Meritorious Service Medal who has no difficulty choosing between you and Donald Trump in this fall’s election.

I will vote for Trump because he has helped restore our military. I will vote for Trump because before the shutdowns put our economy on pause, African-American unemployment was at the lowest rate ever. I will vote for Trump because, despite big talk from previous presidents, he actually got federal criminal justice reform done, a cause I have championed at the state level.

Mr. Biden, you seem to believe that you can tell people of my skin color what to think.

But what has been exposed by your disgraceful remark is your true colors. It seems that you do not have much use for black people unless they bow down to your political agenda and support your electoral ambitions.

I truly hope that this is a tipping point in African-American support for you.

The true legacy of black Americans is a powerful legacy of freedom — freedom from the physical chains of slavery to freedom of opinion, belief and the right to stand and fight for our convictions regardless of what the Democratic elite dictate.

And on Nov. 5, I will wake up knowing that I have done what is right for my country, my family, my state and my community by having voted for Donald Trump for president.

Joe Biden: ‘10 to 15 Percent’ of Americans Are ‘Not Very Good People’

H/T Breitbart.

According to Slow Joe, The Gaff Machine Biden some 50 million Americans are really bad people.

We got downgraded from deplorable to really rotten.

Presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden claimed Thursday night most Americans were good people who see improvement as a possibility for the nation, while lamenting “there are probably anywhere from 10 to 15 percent of the people out there that are just not very good people.”

The former vice president delivered his character analysis of some 50 million Americans during remarks in an online event carried by “The Shade Room” and moderated by actor Don Cheadle.

Biden spoke about race and plans for a Biden administration to push for racial equity in office. He accused President Donald Trump of dividing the country while pledging that, as president, he would unify and heal.

“The words a president says matter, so when a president stands up and divides people all the time, you’re going to get the worst of us to come out,” Biden said during the exchange.

“Do we really think this is as good as we can be as a nation? I don’t think the vast majority of people think that,” he continued. “There are probably anywhere from 10 to 15 percent of the people out there that are just not very good people, but that’s not who we are. The vast majority of the people are decent, and we have to appeal to that and we have to unite people — bring them together. Bring them together.”

His thoughts echoed those of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 dismissal of “half of Trump’s supporters” as bigoted “deplorables” which subsequently became one of the most remembered quotes of her failed campaign.

Biden’s claim to be a peacemaker came just 24 hours after said he “won’t traffic in fear and division” in the wake of protests over the death of George Floyd.

“I won’t fan the flames of hate,” he claimed, as Breitbart News reported.

Joe Biden Repeats His Haunting Threat Against Bill of Rights

H/T Western Journal.

Slow Joe The Gaff Machine Biden strikes again.

This man is mentally unfit to be a dog catcher let alone become president.

The shocking wave of authoritarianism unleashed during the current crisis only seems to have reinforced former Vice President Joe Biden’s view of constitutional amendments.

Speaking to Wired in an interview published Thursday, Biden said that no amendment is “absolute,” thus suggesting that even something as precious as the freedoms guaranteed under the Bill of Rights are not set in stone.

Responding to a public curiosity about his gun control platform, Biden explained not only what he felt about the Second Amendment, but all of the similarly vital constitutional amendments as well.

“From the very beginning you weren’t allowed to have certain weapons,” Biden said. “You weren’t allowed to own a cannon during the Revolutionary War as an individual.”

“Anybody think you should be able to go out and have a machine gun these days?” Biden asked.

“The answer is no, we have a rational policy. No amendment to the Constitution is absolute.”

While his statement is technically true, this should not be a fact that’s used to push an agenda.

Our rights to speak and worship freely, to defend ourselves with a firearm and even to have a trial by a jury of our peers all hinge on constitutional amendments that can be repealed by a difficult (but feasible) process.

Even the Thirteenth Amendment, which abolished slavery, is fair game — at least if you take Biden’s reasoning to its logical end point.

This isn’t likely to win him any fans in the African-American community, especially after previous gaffes seemingly demeaning them.

Constitutional amendments — whether we’re talking about the First Amendment, Second Amendment, Sixth Amendment or 13th Amendment — are there for a reason, and it’s terrifying to think that liberal politicians like Biden are so enthusiastic about stripping away the rights guaranteed under the Constitution in order to push an agenda.

Of course, this isn’t the former vice president’s first attempt at highlighting the fact that constitutional amendments are not set in stone.

In 2019, Biden claimed that “no amendment is in fact absolute” while speaking about gun control, scoffing at patriots and others who take their rights seriously.

“These guys will tell you, the tree of liberty is watered with the blood of patriots,” Biden said then, according to the Washington Examiner. “Give me a break.”

Fortunately for Americans, altering the framework of the Constitution is a daunting task.

Since amendments can’t be simply cut from the document due to their binding nature, additional amendments must be passed to change other ones.

Article V of the Constitution lays out the process for passing such a serious measure. First, either a two-thirds majority in both houses of Congress or a convention called by legislatures in two-thirds of the states is needed just for an amendment to be proposed.

Three-quarters of state legislatures or state conventions must then ratify the amendment for it to go into effect.

While our system is built on a web of checks and balances not only between different branches of government, but also between the citizenry and the state itself, Biden’s remarks are a haunting threat to hear from a presidential candidate.

Scoffing at our rights, many of which took bloodshed to obtain, puts Biden’s flippant and dangerous view of our nation’s most important document on full display.

Biden Has Become an Albatross for the Democrats

H/T Town Hall.

The questions are when will the DemocRats dump Slow Joe The Gaff Machine Biden and who will replace him?

Joe Biden is the apparent Democratic presidential nominee. After all, he had a seemingly insurmountable lead in delegates going into the rescheduled August convention in the postponed Democratic primary race.

Biden was winning the nomination largely because he was not the socialist Bernie Sanders, who terrified the Democratic establishment.

Biden was also not Michael Bloomberg. The multibillionaire former New York City mayor who jumped into the race when Biden faltered and Sanders seemed unstoppable. But Bloomberg spent $1 billion only to confirm that he was haughty, a poor debater and an even worse campaigner. He often appeared to be an apologist for China and seemed clueless about the interior of the United States.

The least offensive candidate left standing was Biden. Many Democratic primary voters initially had written him off as an inept retread, a blowhard and an impediment to the leftward, identity-politics trajectory of the newly progressive Democratic Party.

On the campaign trail, Biden insulted several voters, using insults such as “fat,” “damn liar” and, weirdly, “lying dog-faced pony soldier.”

Long ago he spun tall tales about how in his youth he had taken on a Delaware street gang with a 6-foot chain or slammed a bully’s face into a store counter. More recently, he taunted President Trump with tough-guy boasts about taking him behind the proverbial gym and beating him up.

Biden has been unable to keep his hands off women. Even his supporters cringed when he was seen sniffing the hair, rubbing the shoulders or whispering into the ears of unsuspecting females, some of them minors. Stranger still, Biden waxed on about his commitment to the #MeToo movement. The handsy Biden has insisted that women who made accusations of sexual harassment must be believed.

The more House Democrats attacked Donald Trump for supposedly pressuring Ukraine to investigate Biden’s wheeler-dealer son Hunter, the more Biden’s own suspect dealings with Ukraine surfaced. Such scrutiny followed from Biden’s boast, caught on video, that he had leveraged Ukraine by threatening to withhold $1 billion in loan guarantees unless a Ukrainian prosecutor was fired. That prosecutor had wanted to investigate the Ukrainian company for which Hunter Biden worked.

During the year-long rise, fall and rise of his campaign, the 77-year-old Biden often appeared confused. He was occasionally unable to remember names, places or dates. Biden would try to speak ex tempore but seemingly forget what he was trying to say.

The coronavirus epidemic and subsequent lockdown seemed to offer rest for Biden. But the more he recuperated from campaigning and sent out video communiques from his basement, the more he appeared to confirm that his problem was not simple exhaustion or age but real cognitive impairment.

With the Democratic nomination a lock, Biden assumed liberal reporters would allow him to campaign as a virtual candidate. They would forget his lapses and ignore prior controversies, including the sexual assault allegations by Tara Reade, a former aide.

At first the media complied — as it always had with Biden’s troublesome habit of violating the personal space of women, his bizarre put-downs on the campaign trail, his exaggerated he-man stories, his mental lapses and his dealings with Ukraine. Again, to the Democratic establishment, Biden was far preferable to Sanders. Had the socialist Sanders won the nomination, he likely would have wrecked the Democratic Party in 2020.

But Biden misjudged the liberal media. Reporters were at first willing to overlook his liabilities. But the more Reade persisted in her accusations and the more the media ignored them, the more embarrassing the media’s utter hypocrisy became. Journalists had torn apart Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh over allegations of sexual assault, after all

So suddenly the press decided that Biden was no longer worth shielding. Yet the change of heart was not entirely for fear of appearing hypocritical. Rather, the media seems terrified of Biden’s increasingly obvious cognitive decline

In other words, the media was most certainly not going to be degraded on behalf of a nominee who may no longer seem viable.

In the three months before the Democratic National Convention, Americans will witness some of the strangest political scrambling in presidential campaign history. Simply put, how does the Democratic Party cut from its neck an albatross — one who has the most delegates but is likely not up to serving as president?

And how to do the deed without inciting the moribund Sanders campaign and his army of Bernie bros?

A host of Democratic donors and operatives would like Biden to disappear, clearing the way for a replacement such as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, failed 2016 nominee Hillary Clinton or former first lady Michelle Obama.

But even if Democrats know why Biden must go, they haven’t a clue about when or how.

 

Biden’s Chickens Come Home to Roost

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

If this derails Slow Joe The Gaff Machine Biden who will become the nominee?

The former VP should have seen this coming.

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden finally acknowledged on Friday former staffer Tara Reade’s allegations that he sexually assaulted her. He denied them, adding his voice to the chorus of prominent Democrats from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams who have already been fighting the battle on his behalf.

This full-court press is only partly about helping Biden defeat President Donald Trump in November. It is also a sign of wheels spinning as Democrats struggle to fight their own standards and parry the very rhetoric they used two years ago during then-judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings. That, of course, was when an allegation of sexual assault was the only thing standing in the way of the solidification of a conservative majority on the Supreme Court and a major political victory for Trump.

Biden and his allies may now reap the rewards of decades spent working to lower the bar for such allegations: on university campuses, where Biden himself oversaw implementation of punitive rules for sexual assault investigations, and in the public square, where their treatment of Kavanaugh was the climax of this campaign.

Democrats were all in on this approach two years ago. Pelosi, who on Thursday emphasized the importance of “due process,” insisted “we must #BelieveSurvivors.” A cadre of Senate Democrats, including a number of vice presidential contenders who have leapt to Biden’s defense, said then that the FBI must investigate “all credible allegations” against the now-justice, including the since-withdrawn claim that a teenage Kavanaugh organized gang rapes in his free time.

Biden himself said of Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations: “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 real, whether or not she forgets facts, whether or not it’s been made worse or better over time.”

Now Biden must struggle to explain why his words do not apply to Reade.

It’s hardly the first time Biden’s views on an issue changed with the partisan winds. He oversaw the Senate investigation of Anita Hill’s allegations of sexual harassment against Clarence Thomas—an event Thomas would infamously label a “high tech lynching”—and eventually voted against the nomination. Seven years later, Biden voted against impeaching Bill Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky scandal; then, it was Biden who called accusations of sexual misconduct “a partisan lynching.”

Ironically, the hypocrisy of the Democrats is precisely why Biden should have expected to face his current conundrum. They have eased the way for anybody to lodge such allegations, without question or consequence.

The same dynamics have also tied their hands when they try to argue that this time is different, as Pelosi has done. (After all, she told reporters on Thursday, “Joe Biden is Joe Biden.”)

Maybe Biden is telling the truth, maybe he isn’t. But there is no reason for the public to believe that he and his defenders are motivated by honesty rather than partisanship.

That’s bad for victims and for the wrongly accused. And it’s bad for future candidates. When they lack the credibility to face their own scandals, all we can say is that they, like Biden, should have seen it coming.

Joe Biden (Still) Hasn’t Faced A Single Question on Sexual Assault Allegations

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

Slow Joe The Gaff Machine Biden will not be questioned about the attack because he is a DemocRat.

5 weeks, 19 interviews, and 142 questions with no mention of sexual assault claim

Joe Biden has now done 19 interviews spanning nearly 4 hours in the 5 weeks since March 24, the day a former staffer in his U.S. Senate office came forward to accuse him of sexual assault. None of the 142 questions asked by his interviewers have been on the allegations.

Biden, from a studio in the basement of his Delaware home, has been interviewed by reporters from major networks including CNN and MSNBC, as well as local stations across the country since Tara Reade’s allegation was reported by the Intercept in March. Biden has still not publicly commented on the accusation from Reade, who says the then-senator pinned her against a wall and penetrated her with his fingers in 1993 when she was a staff assistant in his office.

In the past two weeks alone, Biden has sat for at least an additional 97 minutes and 16 seconds of taped interviews, according to a Free Beacon analysis. The sexual assault allegation never came up. MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski asked Biden what he thought about President Donald Trump’s daily briefings. CBS comedian James Corden asked him to play “show and tell” with something from his Delaware home. CBS4’s Jim DeFede asked if the coronavirus made the case for a $15 minimum wage. KDKA’s Jon DeLano asked what he thought of when he thinks of Pittsburgh and whether he’d like Michelle Obama as his running mate.

The Biden campaign did not respond to an emailed interview request.

Though Biden continues to decline interviews on the topic, media interest in the allegation has picked up significantly—though CNN has not asked about Reade during its interviews with Biden, the network now has two stories about her allegation on its website. The uptick in interest comes as new information has emerged that appears to corroborate Reade’s allegation. Late last week footage was unearthed of her mother calling into CNN’s Larry King Live and alluding to the incident, and Reade’s former neighbor told Business Insider that the aide confided in her about Biden’s assault in the mid 1990s.

Biden’s campaign has also stepped up its defense against the allegation. The campaign privately circulated talking points to supporters instructing them to use an investigation by the New York Times as evidence that the incident “did not happen.” The talking points were met with immediate backlash, with the New York Times telling the Washington Free Beacon that the Biden campaign is “inaccurately” representing its findings and that it was not able to refute Reade’s claim.

Several of the local news segments only posted edited portions of longer interviews. Pittsburgh Action News 4 and Local 4 Detroit, two of Biden’s recent interviews, largely edited out the questions asked by Biden’s respective interviewers, but the segments they aired included 10 different answers from the former vice president on topics unrelated to the allegations.

While reporters have avoided the topic with Biden, they have pressed some of his potential running mates. In an interview Tuesday with CNN, Stacey Abrams cited the New York Times investigation published April 12 as proof the assault “did not happen,” mirroring the talking points sent by Biden’s campaign. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) told MSNBC on April 16 that Biden was a leader on women’s issues and the Times had done a “very thorough” vetting of Reade’s claim.

Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer (D.) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) have also remained supportive of Biden when asked about the allegation. Harris said that she believes Reade has the right to tell her story, but went on to praise Biden as an advocate for women.