I have been loathe to talk about this for a number of reasons, some large and some small, but Biden has addressed the nation this morning and I might as well rip off this band aid and put out my first and last thoughts on the issue. Obviously, if new information comes to light, I am willing to reconsider my opinion.
I didn’t want to talk about this because I didn’t want to spend hours explaining to people the difference between listening to women and believing them. The recent events around #metoo have been based on decades of women not even being listened to regarding sexual harassment and assault. They couldn’t even get a fair hearing- it was just dismissed out of hand- “Boys will be boys” or “He’s like that with everyone” or the victim blaming bullshit like “she was drunk” or “her skirt was too short.” It was about women’s claims being summarily dismissed. It was not about just believeing any allegation made.
I didn’t want to talk about it because so many women have been harassed, assaulted, and raped, that the issue itself causes trauma.
I didn’t want to talk about it because so many of the people pushing it are Bernie dead-enders and right wing stooges just trying to fuck Democrats.
I didn’t want to talk about it because Biden was not my first, second, or third choice and I thought he should have just spent his retirement as a beloved former VP.
And on and on. But here we fucking are, so there is no point beating around the bush. I don’t believe her. Unlike other prominent victims who I do believe, her story has constantly shifted, is undocumented and unverifiable, seems politically motivated,and just does not pass the smell test. You can read some of the summations here, here, here, and here, and the last is a link to Patterico, WHO HATES DEMOCRATS and LOATHED the Obama/Biden administration.
I don’t buy the latest bit from the neighbor, either. If my neighbor came to me and said she was raped by Joe Biden, and I believed her, there is no fucking way in hell I would vote for Joe Biden.
And you know what? I don’t think Team Obama would have missed this in their vetting process.
None of it adds up, it all smells, and I simply do not believe her at this point. You are free to disagree, and should new and verifiable and credible evidence emerge, I will readdress the subject. But for me, right now, other than the political implications, the subject is closed. I would also note that the Republicans learned from Franken (and I am not going into whether or not he was actually guilty)- but they learned you can take a Democrat who scares them out real quick, so expect EVERY Democratic Presidential nominee to be accused of something like this every election from here on out. Which is just another fucking reason we should have had Harris or Warren, but I digress.
I respectfully ask you to behave in the comments section. I personally don’t give a shit if you agree with me or not or think I am the biggest asshole on the planet for my position, but there are a lot of women who have been sexually assaulted everywhere, and that includes on this website, and this issue can be triggering and traumatic. So be cognizant of that and try not to be your usual jerk self.