A credible accusation of sexual assault has been leveled against presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. America’s ruling class, the liberal media and hypocritical feminists circled the wagons to protect him, but they were unable to prevent social media, Fox News and conservative talk radio from forcing the issue. Biden will have to give a credible response or Democratic Party insiders will force him to step down. And so far, he is failing.
Ms. Reade worked on Senator Biden’s staff in 1993. She alleges that Biden pushed her up against a wall, inserted his finger into her private parts and said,” Come on, man, I heard you liked me.” When she rebuffed him, Biden responded, “You’re nothing to me, nothing.”
A similar charge was leveled against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh of attempting to rape her at a party while they were both teenagers. Feminists, the media, the academic community and Hollywood rose up to castigate Kavanaugh, proclaiming “Believe all women” and giving rise to the #MeToo movement.
But here the similarities end. There was not one scintilla of evidence that anything Dr. Ford alleged was true. She claimed she had told four women about the attempted rape. But these women denied this. She could not remember when or where the event occurred. She could not even remember how she was transported to and from the house of the alleged rape attempt. She does not remember who else was at the party. Even her own father told Brett Kavanaugh’s father that he was glad his son was confirmed! A father who believed a man attempted to rape his daughter would not be this magnanimous. Furthermore, Dr. Ford is a liberal feminist and her own lawyer admitted that she came forward because Kavanaugh’s presence on the Supreme Court could endanger abortion rights.
Reade, like virtually every other woman who has been sexually assaulted, remembers everything. Women she confided in immediately after the incident substantiate her story. Her own mother called up the Larry King show to complain about how Biden had abused her daughter. She states she complained to Senate staffers about Biden’s behavior, resulting in loss of her job. Plus Reade is a loyal Democrat without an ideological axe to grind.
Biden’s response can be charitably called lackluster. While denying the actual allegation, he refuses to request that the Senate Ethics Committee investigate Reade’s compliant and is stonewalling releasing personal papers stored at the University of Delaware that could exonerate him. In fact, Biden sent operatives to search his papers and thus far, has not released the names of these people or what – if anything – was removed.
Biden may be tempted to get into the mud on this issue with President Trump. After all, Biden is a piker compared to the President when it comes to sexual harassment complaints. But none of these complaints – at this point – have the traction of Reade’s. Furthermore, President Trump has never posed as the great advocate of women’s rights as Biden has.
By his own admission, President Trump was a playboy. He even appeared on the front cover of Playboy. He stated that while others in his generation were fighting in Viet Nam, his main goal was to avoid sexually transmitted diseases. When he ran the Miss America Pageant, he bragged that one of the perks was to walk into the locker room and see the contestants unclothed. He said Rosie O’Donnell has the face of a dog. He was recorded on tape stating: “And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab ’em by the p***y.” He even bragged about the size of his private parts in a nationally televised debate.
Yet he won the election by a considerable electoral vote margin. Do our ruling class and liberal media have any idea how much contempt the average person must have for their hypocrisy and incompetence to elect Donald Trump president?
Making the situation even more bizarre is that Biden has chosen former Connecticut senator Chris Dodd to help pick his running mate. And Biden has promised to choose a woman; but every candidate on his short list has castigated Brett Kavanaugh. Thus Biden’s choice will have to explain why “Believe all women” applies to Kavanaugh with no evidence but doesn’t apply to Biden with a plethora of evidence and an obvious cover up. Plus, Senator Dodd along with his drinking buddy Senator Ted Kennedy sexually assaulted a waitress at the Washington, D.C. Brassiere restaurant in 1985. You can’t make this stuff up!
Perhaps the coronavirus pandemic will remain front and center in the voters’ minds and few will care about either candidate’s behavior. But one thing is for sure. As long as our ruling class, Democratic insiders and feminists believe Biden has reasonable chance of beating Trump, Reade’s claims will be ignored. After all, boys will be boys. But if this issue gains traction and Biden’s poll numbers tank – he will be asked to step aside.