April 2, 2019

Joe Biden is getting the MeToo treatment about his longtime free-and-easy comportment around women, and it’s interesting to see the panicked confusion this is sparking among Democrats.

Some obviously want to defuse this problem because they think Biden is their best shot to defeat Trump in 2020.  But they have to be veeeeeery careful about how they phrase any defense of him, lest they be branded as enablers of sexual predators (Hillary Clinton is the only Democrat who get a free pass for that.)  So fellow DC veterans such as Nancy Pelosi are rushing to declare that this doesn’t disqualify him from the Presidency…

The ladies of “The View” tried to depict Biden as just a warm and cuddly fellow who expresses affection physically to men and women alike but means nothing untoward by it (Whoopi Goldberg even gave a new twist to the term “a hands-on kind of guy.”)

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Poor Uncle Joe just didn’t realize that the left’s constantly-changing standards have now made being a “touchy-feely” liberal creepy rather than admirable.  These days, even former tree-huggers are afraid the trees will come forward and tell on them.

Even the Washington Post tried to cover for Biden and his “warm,” “affectionate” style in a way they never would for a conservative…

On the other side are those who genuinely believe Biden's behavior is out of line, and those who just think he's too old, white, male and moderate and see the accusations as a handy weapon to keep him out of the race so that a far-left female and/or minority candidate can get the nomination. 

Biden has already been intimidated into apologizing for what he has been for decades, and that’s not going to help.  Showing weakness like that will only embolden his opponents to find more people to accuse him of unwelcome handsiness (it’s not like there aren’t plenty out there) and turn off more moderate voters who want a President who can stand up to Russia and China, not one who wilts and grovels in the face of accusatory tweets. 

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This is only level one of his past that will be brought back to haunt him.  This is also clambering out of the political graveyard…

Joe still hasn’t decided officially whether to get into this race.  If he can’t take this initial round of the PC obstacle course that all Democratic candidates will have to endure, then he’d probably be happier staying home, where he can swim naked in his pool in peace. 

Finally, comedian Tim Young might have the best comment on this whole sordid business…



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  • James Fredrickson

    04/03/2019 09:31 AM

    His recent cuddling up to females younger than 15 when they were showing obvious discomfort has bothered me enough to consider him to be a dirty old man.

  • Janet Semones

    04/03/2019 09:18 AM

    I honestly believe some Dems would defend Satan himself if it meant promoting their evil agenda. Lord, help us.

  • Mark Niemeier

    04/03/2019 09:00 AM

    I don’t agree with Mr. Biden’s politics. Even if I did, I do not think he’s a good fit for the presidency. With all that said, he is being treated unfairly. So are many others. It’s interesting to see the libs explain away behavior of those they agree with. It’s not right and the media, Fox News too participates in this.

  • Carol MacMillan Godsey

    04/03/2019 08:41 AM

    You nailed it, Mike - a handy way to keep Biden out of the race so some flaming liberal toady has a better chance. How does it feel being on the sharp end of the sword, Uncle Joe?

  • Rozella Erb

    04/03/2019 07:30 AM

    Joe Biden has always been creepy this way. I find it offensive when he is rubbing little girls and getting into their space. However, I feel the dems want to get rid of him as he is not left enough for the crazies already running. What about his swimming naked in front of secret service agents? Don't hear this mentioned. I find that should be totally out there and it is not. The whole democrat party has sunk to such a low they are going to have to dig up when they bury them. How can anyone vote for any of them? I find them all repulsive. liars, and hypocrites.

  • Teddy Woodward

    04/03/2019 05:15 AM

    After reading the other comments, and watching the "news" shows blabber away about Joe Biden, I HAD to say something else on this subject, and I KNOW you will understand, Gov. We have all become SO PESSIMISTIC because of the UNENDING FILTH that pours out of our TV's and movies and music, that we think EVERYONE is a pervert, and we let a bunch of NO TALENT, IMMORAL SCUMBAGS do our thinking for US. Joe Biden is a long serving Senator, former vice president, and TREMENDOUSLY WELL KNOWN person. 99.9% of the people he has been affectionate with are people NO ONE has ever heard of. When the VICE PRESIDENT gives you a little hug, a kiss on the cheek, touches his nose to theirs, or an Eskimo kiss as it used to be called, he has made THAT person FEEL SPECIAL, and they will REMEMBER their encounter with him, and will tell EVERYONE THEY KNOW and MEET about the day the senator or vice president gave them a hug and a kiss for the REST OF THEIR LIVES. We didn't used to be such a bunch of mistrusting, DIRTY MINDED people that we have become. I am a musician, and have met A LOT of famous people. Some were CREEPS, some were so stuck on themselves that they made you feel like you DIDN'T EXIST, and some were FANTASTIC. I met Michael Jackson a few times, and he was a VERY NICE, thoughtful and considerate person. Shy, really. I've met a bunch of THIRD RATE country "stars" who were EGOTISTICAL MORONS. I remember meeting John Hartford who was on the Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour for a LONG TIME and wrote "Gentle on My Mind", and he was SO GREAT and FRIENDLY, that to THIS DAY, I still tell the story of the day we met when I play at retirement homes, etc, and people LOVE to hear about it. I was good friends with Randall "Tex" Cobb, the boxer and movie star, and NO ONE was ever BETTER at using THEIR CELEBRITY to make other people FEEL GOOD about THEMSELVES than Tex. I went with Tex and Cowboy Jack Clement to the Nashville Songwriters lifetime achievement awards the night that Cowboy and Loretta Lynn were given their awards. After the show, Loretta asked Tex to come back stage, and a minute later, he came back and got his wife and me to come back stage with him. We stood talking for a few minutes, and as we were getting ready to leave, I said I wouldn't feel right if I didn't give the Coal Miner's Daughter a hug. I will NEVER FORGET HER RESPONSE. She said, "well, c'mere Darlin'", and gave me a BIG, TIGHT hug! There was NOTHING dirty or sexual about it. It was AFFECTION from a STAR to an admirer, and I will NEVER FORGET it. THIS is what Joe Biden has done for the TENS OF THOUSANDS of people he has met in his life. He makes it MEMORABLE for THEM, and makes THEM FEEL SPECIAL. For him to be smeared like this is a TRAVESTY as far as I am concerned, and as a well known person, Mike, I know you understand the POWER of celebrity and the GOOD it can do for other people. I think he's being falsely accused, and SHOULD be REVERED for his ATTENTION to the LITTLE PEOPLE. There is NOTHING WRONG WITH REAL AFFECTION. As a matter of FACT, it is what is MISSING in MOST of our lives, and what makes us ALL such a bunch of GRUMPY, MISTRUSTING, LONELY people. My cat is sleeping on my lap, AS USUAL, as I do this. Is she really after TREATS, or does she just UNDERSTAND REAL LOVE, FRIENDSHIP AND AFFECTION better than we HUMANS. LOVE and AFFECTION are GOOD THINGS. Don't let the Hillary's in this life make us lose our GOODNESS! I'm going to give my cat a BIG HUG, a KISS, and rub her nose with mine like I ALWAYS DO, and go to sleep, and I hope WE ALL run into SOMEBODY SOON that makes US feel good about US! TW

  • John G. Canfield

    04/03/2019 02:05 AM

    My Dear Governor,
    I just found this feature of your blog, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. One of the things I would say is that the Biden treatment by the soft Dems isn't any different than anywhere else. Consider the scandal ridden Virginia governor, Lt governor, and attorney general(?). Terrible accusations, yet each is still in office, and no charges appear to be pending. Apparently for Demos, fellow Demos get a pass.

  • Lewis Jones

    04/03/2019 12:41 AM

    It would be a good idea if Uncle Joe did get the nomination. President Trump would be a shoe in against Him

  • Paulette J Reecer

    04/02/2019 11:35 PM

    I think the Congress and Democrats aregoing to allow Joe Biden to get away with the me too. He has been accused he should be checked out the same way that Kavannah was. Fair is fair. Besides i dont trust the left anyway nor do care for their tactics

  • myvalon m haney

    04/02/2019 09:29 PM

    "uncle joe" has been a creepy pedophile for a long time and it's about time it came out into the open. on the same note we know Hillary and many others are involved in the sex slave trade. it's time the whole sordid mess at DC is brought out into the open and dealt with and money shouldn't keep it under the rug. we want statesmen with integrity who are for the good of this country in office. and that means the muslims should go too. also there are pictures of biden with his hands on little girls kissing and being hands on. it's no secret.

  • Joseph K Weydemann

    04/02/2019 08:17 PM

    I saw a video on YouTube today it was disturbing. I do not know who made the video. It was Joe Biden with a family. Husband, wife and teen daughter. Now on the video Mr Biden talks to the girl. I am hoping it is doctored because Mr Biden said "Do you know how horny I am standing next a 15 year old girl. Then he said "ask my daughter about the movie". Now when the dialog is written out so you read it while listening you tend to hear what you read.

  • rodney burke

    04/02/2019 05:24 PM

    well let's watch them cut their own throat. They want to sabotage the one guy who might beat Trump. I say might, because he has nothing to offer just like everyone else but insane policy that destroys America. Let's face it. the libs have zero to offer that involves winning, building or protecting. They are communists and hate Americans. Whoopi's character in Star Trek the Next Generation Guinan, would not put up with "Uncle Joe and his familiarity. As a matter of fact, she might be offended. As we all should be. Dems will tolerate too much but NOT in republicans. Horrors! ick

  • Teddy Woodward

    04/02/2019 05:19 PM

    While I'm not crazy about Joe's politics, personally, I think that this, like SO MUCH of the BS ME TOO movement is a tempest in a teapot. Joe Biden has had UNIMAGINABLE personal tragedies in his life. In 1972 his wife and daughter were killed in an automobile accident with an 18 wheel truck, and his young sons were badly injured, and a couple of years ago, his son Beau died from brain cancer. For those of us who were born in the fifties, I don't see the big deal. My sixth grade teacher and wrestling coach, who EVERYONE LOVED, when he saw us misbehaving in class, would come up behind us and pick us up out of our seats by the back of our necks. He was as strong as a bull, and he'd pick us up and shake us, laughing. We LOVED HIM! It was an all boys school, and he was better with the kids in his class than any of the other teachers. We were YOUNG BOYS, and he dealt with us in a way we UNDERSTOOD and RESPECTED. And we BEHAVED in his class! We were NEVER afraid of him. I don't think Joe Biden is a pervert, pedophile, or any of that. I think his LIFE EXPERIENCE made him the person he is. There is NOTHING WRONG with AFFECTION and TOUCH. Anyone who has a cat or dog that they love will notice that they LIKE TO BE IN TOUCH. It REASSURES them. I HONESTLY believe that's all he has done. If his is more overt than other people, his life story goes a LONG WAY to explain his affectionate personality.
    NOBODY KNOWS BETTER THAN HIM HOW FRAGILE LIFE IS. We here in America have had our heads screwed on backwards SO MUCH by the LYING, DUPLICITOUS behavior of the "RUSSIAN COLLUSION" types, that we can't see what is REAL, and TRULY AFFECTIONATE as opposed to a horses ass like Jeffrey Epstein, the GOOD BUDDY of Bill and Hillary. And if you ask ME, pencil neck Adam Schiff would have been GREATLY SERVED by having Mr Hughes pick him up by the back of the neck and shake him around a little. He AT LEAST would have learned to TELL THE TRUTH, and not be the GOD FORSAKEN LIAR he is. Mr Hughes taught us to BEHAVE, BE HONEST, TRY OUR BEST, and grow up to be DECENT people. We could use an ARMY of Mr Hughes's here in America, because we DON'T BEHAVE and TELL THE TRUTH. As I said, I don't agree with his politics, but I don't think he's a predator of ANY SORT. Bill, Hillary, their buddy Jeff are PREDATORS, but they're RICH, so the rules DON'T APPLY to them. HOW DID WE GET HERE? I'll be DAMNED IF I KNOW. TW

  • Julia Castillo

    04/02/2019 03:00 PM

    Of course, the left doesn’t consider his predatory behavior an issue for the White House... he is part of the pattern! Thank you for comments and your wit, Governor. JC

  • Dawn Street

    04/02/2019 02:39 PM

    I have always thought he was creepy!!

  • Dana L Dansereau

    04/02/2019 01:39 PM

    So a 30+ year old accusation that cannot be substantiated in any way shape or form is enough to try and block Brett Kavanaugh from the Supreme Court, but blatant evidence, complete with video won't disqualify this predatorial, perverted, political piece of crap from potential Presidency. And what happened to the 'we must believe the women who say they were assaulted' bs??? None of it applies to these hypocritical morons. As disgusting as Biden is, the people who are defending him are even worse.

  • Edith Parks

    04/02/2019 01:32 PM

    Like comments on Uncle Joe.

  • Anne Turner

    04/02/2019 01:26 PM

    Governor, I have the highest respect for you but, come on, There is nothing salacious about what Biden did. The only part I agree with you about is the double standard. Taking women’s accusations of sexual abuse seriously and investigating, bringing the abuser to justice is serious business. This is not serious business. I think the women complaining about it make the women’s movement on this issue look silly, along with p....hats and burn down the Whitehouse threats. Women need To get back some prospective. For example, a man at work says to a woman, that’s a nice suit or a pretty dress. That is not harassment. a man work says, that suit, or dress really shows of your butt. THAT is harassment. Biden seems like a gentleman. Let’s not make innocent men look like ogres.

    And yes, if he were a Republican all hell would have broken lose.

  • Tavane Gerber

    04/02/2019 01:22 PM

    Joe Biden is a disgusting man. He puts his unwanted hands and mouth on both women and even girls. I hope President Trump brings that up time and again. Biden is a pedophile and molester that had no business EVER being in the White House and should never be allowed to govern in any capacity again.

  • Carol Mathews

    04/02/2019 01:18 PM

    Believe they are afraid he will be the candidate and they must get him out first. Think they are still holding on to Bernie. Think he is the grandfather figure and of course, a socialist . It is going to be very interesting and lowering of all decent conduct to watch them tear each other apart like a pack of savage dogs. There will not be one closet not cleaned and the dirt aired. Sad commentary on America politics.

  • Pattie Moore

    04/02/2019 12:50 PM

    Joe Biden’s actions are creepy and totally inappropriate. Democrats are giving him a pass, but if he was a Republican, it would a whole different story.

  • anne stephenson

    04/02/2019 12:38 PM

    Isn't it interesting that Brett Kavanaugh was demonized for something he allegedly did (which, by the way, turned out to be completely false) as a youngster, but Biden has been doing this his whole life and it's considered "hands on"?!? Please. Democrats view of integrity changes with the wind - however it best fits their narrative. Anybody with half a brain can see how self-serving and narcissistic they are.

  • Sharon Smith

    04/02/2019 12:23 PM

    Joe Biden has always put his hands on women and I always wondered how he got away with it. He has always been creepy, touchy feely. It's about time he got called out. It's disgusting.

  • Jan Engstrom

    04/02/2019 12:18 PM

    Hello Mike!
    I’m soo tired if this Me Too paranoia. Unfortunately we live in a double standard world anymore so we best get used to it. We don’t live with democracy anymore. We live with hypocracy! I’m 74 years old and when I look back I’m so glad I grew up in the 50 & 60’s. I enjoy your news letters very much ‘cause you tell it like it is.

  • Martha Beller

    04/02/2019 12:10 PM

    Not a Joe Biden fan - have seen too many YouTube videos showing him as a possible pedophile.