Huffington Post has published a hit piece against potential 2020 Democratic nominee Joe Biden, signalling that the civil war between mainstream Democrats and young voters is just getting started.
The charge? Biden has made women and children uncomfortable with his tone, actions and public displays of affection. Some of the incidents have bordered on creepy, and sexually suggestive.
HuffPo writes that Biden was famously caught on camera whispering in the ear of, and then kissing, a clearly scared and uncomfortable adolescent.
It was Senator Chris Coons’ teenage daughter, who tries to avoid Biden in the clip (see below).
The influential liberal magazine states that Biden is no longer suited to be a candidate for President due to his creepy-uncle behavior:
His behavior also had more patronizing undercurrents. A big part of his act was remarking on the attractiveness of women, young and old. He would comment on how pretty young women were and warn their fathers to keep the guys away.
Many people found this behavior charming. He wasn’t stiff like some politicians. He grabbed people’s hands, put his arm around them and even kissed people on the cheek.
But it’s clear some people were uncomfortable. The teenage daughter of Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), for example, visibly cringed and pulled away when Biden whispered in her ear and kissed her on the head.
In 2015, when Biden put his arms on the wife of Defense Secretary Ash Carter at Carter’s swearing-in ceremony, people noticed how uncomfortable the moment looked.
There are plenty of other examples. New York Magazine even had a slideshow of them called “9 Times Joe Biden Creepily Whispered in Women’s Ears.”
In 2015, conservative columnist Byron York wrote about Biden’s handsy ways, questioning whether his gestures were appropriate.
“Do the incidents add up to anything? Assume that all of Biden’s gestures were entirely innocent, just Joe being Joe,” York wrote. “Still, in today’s society, sexual harassment complaints have been lodged for less. Biden’s behavior gives critics plenty of ammunition and puts supporters in a difficult position. Why is that kind of stuff OK when the vice president does it and cringe-making when it’s the overly-friendly guy in the office?”
What do you get when you cross a condescending uncle, a compulsive laugher and a creepy predator toward young women in one politician?
Seems like Biden is more suited to an insane asylum than the White House.