Guilty by his own standards

May 2, 2020 |

Joe Biden’s adamant denial of former staffer Tara Reade’s sexual assault allegation may be enough for Democrats who are doing Olympic-level backflips to back away from their previous “believe all women” statements. And the press, naturally, is helping by trying to dig up any discrepancies in Reade’s story and to question her motives, something they never did with Kavanaugh’s accuser, who was declared to be one of the greatest heroines of the year.

But that hasn’t stopped the questions about whether Biden had minions remove papers from archives, or whether he’s trying to hide evidence, or even, according to Greg Gutfeld, whether he made a slip of the tongue that gave away more than he intended.

And of course, the Trump campaign already has an ad ready to point out his hypocrisy…

As I have said consistently for years, whenever such old allegations are made against anyone, be it Kavanaugh, Trump or Biden, the accuser deserves a respectful hearing, but the accused deserves the presumption of innocence and due process to get to the truth. That was sometimes a very lonely position to stake out, although I do suddenly have a lot of Democrats keeping me company.

But let’s put aside the comparisons to Kavanaugh and Trump, because those are just examples of expected media/political bias and hypocrisy. Instead, I’d like to draw your attention to a very interesting article by Andrew Sullivan in New York Magazine. Sullivan is no Trump supporter (indeed, despite what he writes about Biden, he says he’ll still vote for him, just because he’s not Trump.) But he makes a strong case, one that I haven’t seen anyone else bring up, that putting aside Reade’s claim, by his own standards, Joe Biden is guilty of multiple sex crimes, many of which we can watch him commit on videotape.

That's because during the Obama Administration, Biden was instrumental in pushing the revamped guidelines for Title IX sexual discrimination and harassment on college campuses. Those were the draconian (many of us would say sexist and unconstitutional) rules that redefined sex crimes and stripped the accused (usually male students) of their basic rights to self-defense, finding them guilty until proven innocent – except they weren’t allowed to prove themselves innocent, since they couldn’t even see the evidence or question their accusers.

The definition of “sexual violence” was also expanded to include remarks about physical appearance and unwanted touching. How many times have we seen Joe do those very things to women - actions that, as Sullivan notes, would have destroyed the lives of male students under the rules Biden championed?

Fortunately, many of those rules have been rolled back (they had to be; too many colleges were losing expensive lawsuits by former male students.) Democrats naturally assailed the Trump Administration for doing it, accusing him of enabling sexual predators. But as Sullivan makes clear, if they really believe in those standards, then they are backing a Presidential candidate who is plainly guilty of multiple sex crimes under them, even aside from Ms. Reade’s accusation. This is yet another reason why I keep saying that if it weren’t for double standards, some of these people wouldn’t have any standards at all.

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  • John Carter

    05/10/2020 01:00 PM

    Great narrative Mike! Keep up the great reports as we all wait for truth and real justice!???????? Peace!??

  • Carl "T" Smith

    05/03/2020 10:21 PM

    The Spin has already started--This is now officially the TRUMP VIRUS. The level of double standards and hypocrisy are without Parallel in my 82 years. We used to actually BELIEVE in the Rule of Law, now it's One rule for the Elites ( Power Groups) and another for the proletariat. I have a question I would like answered by the Left--If the last 3-4 Weeks is what the NEW NORMAL is going to be, How can you call that anything but Socialism on Steroids?
    When the nation is facing a recession of a magnitude short of a full blown Depression Why are the Morons still rooting for the One World Order, The New Green Deal, $$$ for all the arts and organizations that are normally funded by Donations NOW a national Priority. I crave for a nation with a media that once again practices Journalism ethically and NOT acting as the Propaganda arm for the Progressivism--Is it because they have bought into Socialism as GOOD and Capitalism BAD? Lenin and Mao believed it and most of Academia believe it??

  • Bob V.

    05/03/2020 03:07 PM

    My mom used to say, "those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones".
    Do we really want to pursue this tack against Biden, when our own President has many more skeletons in his own closet?

  • Ryan Swan

    05/03/2020 11:03 AM

    Watching this whole episode unfold...how the democrats acted during Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation...the MeToo movement...how the democrats are acting NOW...how do ANY of these hypocrites get re-elected to the offices they hold? Shame on those Americans who keep voting them in office!

  • Ray Henschen

    05/03/2020 10:55 AM

    Biden is so inept and such a poor candidate that I figured Michelle Obama would probably step in at the last minute to replace Biden. Looks like that’s what going to happen.
    Just wondering if Pres Trump should run ads on all of MO’s negatives, starting now, as we are only 6 months until election?

  • Donna Ward

    05/03/2020 10:27 AM

    If Biden can’t hold up under pressure of this sexual accusation how in the world can he run a government? And he has shown several times he’s not sure where he is or accuracy in a statement he makes.

  • Katherine Richardson

    05/03/2020 09:47 AM

    Thanks for sharing this information about Andrew Sullivan's article in New York Magazine.

  • HelenC

    05/03/2020 09:12 AM

    Guess who defended President who sexually probed a subordinate in White House Oval Office? Hint: his wife just got face lift so she could succeed JBiden.

  • HelenC

    05/03/2020 09:06 AM

    Biden is a fool. When females, even young ones, are molested or worse, they do not necessarily tell anyone, even their parents. Years later, they may tell someone. Biden knows nothing about what women feel. Men don’t get pregnant or infected. Men have outside plumbing that can be washed. Agin, Biden is a fool.

  • Jan Heming

    05/03/2020 06:15 AM

    There is a huge dbl standard but President Trump needs to stop name calling and stooping to the Dems level. I voted for Trump and plan to again but I really wish he would keep his mouth closed many times and just do the job. He will never get a fair shake from Liberals! He could solve every problem in the world and they would still hate him. The dbl standard is real and huge between accountability of Republicans and Democrats!

  • Dusty

    05/03/2020 12:33 AM

    Sad, what else can be said today. Biden has dementia and yet they are pushing him forward. Let him go and bow out of this now? Not even this sexual he is lost you can see. Wish all women who ever face this type of sexual tell the police and not hide it away. So very hard to after 25 years say much and then prove it. We as women have to protect each other by stepping up at the time. Say this is not good, but time the Democrats gracefully take him out of the game he no longer can play.

  • Karen Fisher

    05/02/2020 09:06 PM

    So he's going to vote for a perv just because he's not Trump. WOW that tells me a lot about that guy!

  • Jim Ashley

    05/02/2020 08:55 PM

    Hey, Gov.
    I guess I am getting too old. Please remind me of when the Press was assigned the task of investigating and determining guilt or innocence of a crime. I thought Law Enforcement did the investigations and The Court determined guilt or innocence.
    Seems our illustrious Democratic Candidate sees the law another way.

    "Since Reade first accused Biden of the assault in a podcast interview with left-wing commentator Katie Halper, the former vice president’s campaign has referred reporters to a single statement by deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield, who said in April that “this absolutely did not happen.”

    Biden, Bedingfield added, “firmly believes that women have a right to be heard—and heard respectfully. Such claims should also be diligently reviewed by an independent press. What is clear about this claim: It is untrue.” " https://www.thedailybeast.com/biden-denies-sexual-assault-allegation-by-former-senate-aide-tara-reade

    So..... now the Press has that responsibility?? Any idea on how to "lawyer up" for that?


    God Bless,
    Jim

  • Jerry Korba

    05/02/2020 06:32 PM

    Most kids should have been raised to to respect girls and women and vice versus I believe because women reproduce and they should choose who they want. Biden may have choose to ignore that I hope he didn't do what he is accused of that is down right criminal and a low life personality. His son Hunter may not respect women the way old fashion guys like me do then I am not a drug addict either so I will not judge. Cabin fever is catching up with me and I am finding I may have a dark side I heard some local news as I came in to make supper morons are shooting each other at nite and during the day my thought was I hope they hit each other when I get out in the main stream I said to myself the morons keep shooting themselves my odds are getting better that they won't shoot me just keep shooting morons but stay 30 miles from me. Maybe in 2 weeks my odds keep getting better the less morons the better my life expectancy goes up when my time is up I don't want to be at the hand of a moron.

  • Leland Ray Busbee

    05/02/2020 05:26 PM

    Biden should be given the same type of treatment and trial than that of Kavanaugh's, with one huge difference: Biden should be considered innocent until proven guilty!

  • Leland Ray Busbee

    05/02/2020 05:22 PM

    Biden should be given the same type of treatment and trial than that of Kavanaugh's, with one huge difference: Biden should be considered innocent until proven guilty!

  • James Tomko

    05/02/2020 05:11 PM

    Thank you Governor Mike Huckabee for your sense of humor and newsletters.
    Enjoy your programs as well.
    God bless you!

  • Paul Kern

    05/02/2020 04:52 PM

    We believers need to truly pray. I know more unbelievers are interested in the real truth than many churchgoers. Many are like ostriches with their heads in the sand. Continue to speak the uncomfortable truths. Pray that God would put a fire under more off His children

  • Linda C. Furlong

    05/02/2020 03:58 PM

    Considering how handsy Biden is, the Tara Reade story sounds quite credible.

  • Mitzi Cole

    05/02/2020 03:45 PM

    With the number of video's of Biden fondling young girls, not to mention the women, he deserves some kind of punishment. If he did this on camera, imagine what he would do off camera. The fact that he has gotten away with this, especially the children, for so many years infuriates me.

  • Mike Carey

    05/02/2020 03:23 PM

    Did everyone hear Biden's reasoning WHY he didn't want the Delaware Univ records made public???? He said there were many PERSONAL things there that are not the Publics business like... Are you ready.... HIS PERSONAL TAX RETURNS..... lol
    WHY hasn't the meek GOP Had a field day with this? Duh..

  • Janet Staton

    05/02/2020 03:02 PM

    Love, love, love your comment a out finding the "wingnuts"!

  • Kay DeWitt

    05/02/2020 02:36 PM

    I take it that your statement: "that if it weren’t for double standards, some of these people wouldn’t have any standards at all" is your witty way of saying THAT these people HAVE no standards!...According to Jesus, even if "these people" were NOT guilty OF the downright evil they are guilty of, they would not be deemed to be "good" because Jesus said that NO ONE is good....because JESUS ' "standard" is HOLINESS!! Therefore, Christian Republicans should find the Democrats' lack of even "worldly" standards of "good" even MORE intolerable..
    and unacceptable...than the non-Christian Republicans!!

  • Elwin P. Valberg

    05/02/2020 01:54 PM

    Biden is a dementia fool. Ms. Reade should not spend too much time or money pursuing her claim as Biden will not amount to a hill of beans. If she has survived all these years since 2008 to live a relatively normal life she should forget about him unless someone is paying her for the publicity.

  • Roy Randell

    05/02/2020 01:48 PM

    American politics is a blood sport compared to politics in Canada where Iam from. I enjoy Governor Huckabee’s show and respect him for his Christian faith which is mine as well.