President Joe Biden carries a certain air of unease.
Accusations of bribery, his failure to recognise his granddaughter (to be fair, he was recently shamed into it), any of his dreadful policy decisions, or his seeming exuberant eagerness to weaponize the Department of Justice have nothing to do with this.
Let’s pretend for the purposes of this argument that the 80-year-old president was genuinely a Boy Scout who would never accept a penny from, say, a Ukrainian energy corporation. Additionally, let’s pretend that he is a kind and caring grandfather, that “Bidenomics” is superior to “Reaganomics,” and that he would never, ever use the DOJ to imprison his main political adversary.
If you take everything out of the picture, what do you have now? Just a very cringy old man with no self awareness.
This regrettable story comes from former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown, who also served as former president Donald Trump’s ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa.
On a “Burn Barrel” podcast, Brown related a story that is all too common about how then-Vice President Biden met his wife and became a little too handsy for his taste.
“When you got sworn in as senator, was he, like, hair-sniffing [your wife] Gail or handsy with Gail, or did I imagine that?” host Tom Shattuck asked.
“Yeah, I told him I’d kick the s*** out…” Brown said, trailing off a bit after the conversation turned PG-13. “I told him to stop, so yes.”
When pressed for more information, Brown brushed the claim off as “old news.”
“He didn’t act the way I thought he should, and, you know, we called him on it,” he said. “And, you know, that’s it.”
It’s true that whatever transpired between Biden and Brown’s wife is “old news” at this time. 2010 would have seen this occur. To be fair to Biden, this is merely one perspective on the matter.
To be fair, though, Biden’s prior actions and remarks make this claim totally credible.
And yeah, it’s not just the strange nibbling or the sniffing of hair that gives Biden the impression of being such a lecherous monster.
When you consider his interactions with women, Tara Reade is the first name that springs to mind. Although Biden has never been charged, Reade has long accused him of abusing her while she worked as an assistant in his Senate office in the 1990s.
Again, let’s assume that the economy is doing well, that we are portraying ourselves as strong on the international stage, and that Vice President Biden is cruising to a second term.
You’re still left with a person who obviously doesn’t value marriage or women, which will always make him a failure as a leader and as a man.