Joe Biden keeps joking about sexual harassment allegations, is that a good idea?

By |2019-06-05T13:02:35-08:00June 6th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |13 Comments

Courtesy of Yahoo News:

Joe Biden appeared to joke about the harassment complaints he’s faced, from at least eight women, at a campaign stop on Tuesday.

At a town hall event in Berlin, New Hampshire, the former vice president, who’s running to be the Democratic nominee for 2020’s presidential election, had a conversation with a woman in the front row. Afterwards Mr Biden turned to the reporters in the room and said “I want the press to know: she pulled me close.”

The crowd laughed. After the event, the woman, Sandy Bergquist, told a reporter that she wasn’t offended by the joke, and that she would be voting for him.

It’s not the first time Mr Biden has made light of the accusations that he’s engaged in inappropriate behaviour towards women, including a high-profile story from Lucy Flores, who ran for lieutenant governor in Nevada in 2014. During a campaign event, Mr Biden smelled her hair and kissed the top of her head, both of which were unwelcome.

After Ms Flores published her story in New York Magazine, Mr Biden appeared to joke about her accusations at a public event, saying he said he had “permission” to touch both a speaker introducing him and a child on stage later.

I actually don’t think that Biden has done anything that would constitute actual sexual harassment or meet the definition for sexual misconduct, but I just think it is a bad idea to keep reminding people that this could be a tactic to use against him if he becomes the Democratic nominee. 

There is a lot to work with, and honestly, I am not sure he can overcome it all. 

But why poke the bear?

That just seems arrogant and unnecessarily careless. 

Which is not something most of us are looking for in a president.  

Hell, we already have one of those. 

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13 Comments

  1. Anonymous in Chicago June 6, 2019 at 4:52 am

    The one question I would ask, are the men candidates that are all over the age of 70, really understand today’s women’s issues and are they stuck with archaic mindsets and the sexism of the 50’s & 60’s?

  2. Anonymous June 6, 2019 at 4:57 am

    O/T why in the hell are we paying for their vacation, I sure hope Congress looks into this
    ======================

    Eric Trump and Don Jr. enjoy Irish pub crawl during taxpayer-funded visit: ‘Just trying to have a good time’

    ……A BBC reporter managed to get in a question to Eric Trump outside one pub, asking if his trip was a good use of taxpayer money.

    “We’re just trying to have a good time,” Eric Trump said, before posing for another selfie and ducking into Madigan’s pub.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/06/eric-trump-and-don-jr-enjoy-irish-pub-crawl-during-taxpayer-funded-visit-just-trying-to-have-a-good-time/

  3. anonymous June 6, 2019 at 7:11 am

    I was just thinking about THE Anita Hill…’Scorned woman’ INSULT.

    “The way that we win in 2020 is that we talk about our vision for the kind of country that we can build; the kind of country that we will get out and fight for,” she added. “This is about starting right now in a primary. You’re here as potential primary voters…We have a chance now to start creating the momentum and that’s going to be our comparative advantage come November 2020.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/06/elizabeth-warren-had-the-perfect-response-to-a-voter-worried-joe-biden-will-win-the-democratic-nomination-no-matter-what/

  4. RM June 6, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    OT?
    “doctors and medical professionals in the state are speaking out in hopes of shining a national spotlight on the GOP’s brazen attack on women’s rights – before it’s too late.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/06/06/rachel-maddow-missouri-gop-now-forcing-women-to-have-medically-unnecessary-pelvic-exams.html

  5. John Strycharz June 7, 2019 at 5:52 am

    Grampa Simpson here jumped the shark with me quite a long while ago, but now it’s a scandal a day! 🤦‍♂️

  6. The Bern June 7, 2019 at 7:41 am

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/bernie-sanders-has-a-blind-spot-on-womens-issues-ex-staffers-say

    “You can put lipstick on the pig, but in the end the senator is someone who is actually very proud of not changing his ideas,” Sarah Slamen, a Texas organizer and Sanders’ 2016 state campaign coordinator in Louisiana, told The Daily Beast. “I want to believe that old dogs can learn new tricks, but I don’t see it with this dog,”

    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/bernie-sanders-essay/

    Bernie Sanders’ 1972 Essay on Rape
    Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign tried to distance him from a 1972 essay in which he wrote that a woman “fantasizes being raped by three men simultaneously.”

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