Over the past week former Vice President Joe Biden has taken a beating for his inappropriate behavior toward women. One of the most cutting recitations of Biden’s bizarre and creepy behavior came from Lucy Flores, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor of Nevada in 2014.
You can read Ms. Flores’ recitation of her unsettling encounter with “Lunch Bucket Joe,” which she described as leaving her feeling “uneasy, gross and confused,” through this link and it is very weird.
As weird as Biden’s behavior towards women (especially young women and girls) has been, what leaves us feeling “uneasy, gross and confused” about the former Vice President is how, having been wrong on practically every major issue that has faced our country over his 40+ years in public life, Biden could have been the frontrunner among the Democrats vying to take on President Trump in 2020.
Despite his claims of deep foreign policy and national security experience, Biden, according to former Defense Secretary Bob Gates, was “wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.”
Go back to the 2012 presidential campaign and Biden’s debate with his Republican opponent, then-Representative Paul Ryan. Biden said unequivocally Obama would bring the troops home in 2014 and predicted a full withdrawal from Afghanistan by 2014 “come hell or high water,” but U.S. troops and advisers still remain and are combating growing Taliban and ISIS strongholds in the country.
In his book, Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War, Gates explained how Biden played a big role in the hasty and complete withdrawal from Iraq, predicting it would be “one of the great achievements” of the Obama Administration, only for it to create a vacuum for al-Qaeda in Iraq, which would become ISIS, and grow into the most dangerous terrorist organization in global history.
In fact, Obama tasked Biden with overseeing Iraq policy as the U.S. began withdrawing its forces from Iraq. “Shortly after he became president, Barack Obama tasked his vice president with overseeing Iraq policy as the United States began the delicate job of winding down its involvement in the troubled nation.” (Anita Kumar, “On Iraq, Where’s Biden?,” McClatchyDC, 6/20/14)
Gates also accused Biden of “poisoning the well” against the military leadership while he was Vice President.
Biden also predicted the Syrian conflict wouldn’t be “disruptive regionally,” only for it to devolve into a full-scale civil war that has led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands, the displacement of millions, and created a breeding ground for terrorist activity and instability.
And as the GOP campaign research team pointed out, Biden also smugly dismissed North Korea as a “paper tiger,” only to see the state sponsor of terror defy international sanctions and test nuclear weapons.
And gun owners haven’t forgotten that Biden wrote the federal “assault weapons” ban in effect from 1994 to 2004 and still believes that modern sporting rifles should be banned.
After the Sandy Spring church killings, during a national television appearance, Biden dismissed the actions of Stephen Willeford, the hero who bravely ended the rampage by engaging the murderer with his AR-15, even going so far as to say he shouldn’t have been carrying the AR-15 he used to stop the killer.
Biden appeared on the Today show and took questions from the audience.
A young woman named Brianna asked him, “So with the tragedy that just happened in Texas, my question is, how do you justify the Democratic view on gun control when the shooter was stopped by a man who was legally licensed to carry a gun?”
True to form, noted the NRA-ILA, Biden completely ignored the fact that Willeford used his rifle to save innocent lives.
“Well, first all,” Biden replied without hesitation, “the kind of gun being carried, he shouldn’t be carrying.”
And then there was Biden’s disgraceful conduct towards Judge Robert Bork back in 1987.
As the Editors of Investor’s Business Daily observed back in 2012, it was Joe Biden, who as a senator, led the injustices committed against Judge Robert Bork.
Many recall Sen. Ted Kennedy’s outrageous charge that with Bork on the court, “blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters.” But Bork’s chair wasn’t warm before Biden, the newly installed Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, launched his shameful accusation:
“It appears to me that you are saying that the government has as much right to control a married couple’s decision about choosing to have a child or not, as that government has a right to control the public utility’s right to pollute the air.”
When Reagan nominated Bork to succeed the moderate-to-conservative Powell in 1987, few questioned Bork’s academic and professional qualifications for the job, wrote Gregory Korte for USAToday. He had been the solicitor general in the Nixon administration, a professor at Yale Law School, and a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, considered the second most important court in the country.
As Sen. John Barrasso, (R-WY) said, the Bork nomination launched a period of bitter partisanship over the court.
Biden’s actions and charges against Judge Bork were so over the top that the dictionary even created a new word. The word was to ‘Bork’ someone. “It means to obstruct someone by systematically defaming or vilifying them,” noted Senator Barrasso.
Joe Biden’s actions toward women, as documented in numerous photographs, videos and published recollections are indeed bizarre and discomfiting, but what should really make Americans feel “uneasy, gross and confused” are Lunch Bucket Joe’s 40+ years of being wrong on every issue and using shameless lies and the politics of personal destruction to promote himself and his agenda.
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