I confess that I would pay a fair amount of money to witness a debate between President Trump and Joe Biden. It would be the most one sided contest since Godzilla v. Bambi. Biden has begun his campaign to get the Democrat nomination by attacking his sex and race:
“This is English jurisprudential culture — a white man’s culture,” Biden said, describing how people think the “rule of thumb” was a law that allowed husbands to beat their wives with sticks no thicker than their thumbs.
“It’s got to change,” he repeated.
Describing sexual assault, Biden claimed it was “about the abuse of power.”
“It’s not about sex,” he said. “It’s about power. The most insidious abuse of power of all. And right now we live in a culture where the abuse of power is allowed to penetrate the highest offices of government, where it lives in board rooms and global corporations, and it poisons entire industries — from Hollywood to hotel workers. It pushes down women all around the world.”
Biden spoke for more than a half hour during Tuesday’s event, which was held at the Russian Tea Room in Manhattan. He repeatedly condemned violence against women throughout his speech.
“No man has a right to lay a hand on a woman, no matter what she’s wearing, she does, who she is…Never,” Biden said. “If you see a brother taking an inebriated co-ed up the stairs at a fraternity house and you don’t go and stop it, you’re a damn coward. You don’t deserve to be called a man.”
Go here to read the rest. Leave aside for the moment that the “rule of thumb” that Biden cites is a feminist myth, and that as William Blackstone noted in the Eighteenth Century in his Commentaries English women could swear out peace bonds against their husbands as early as 1600, and that women in the West have always had far more rights than women anyplace else on the globe, the ironic thing is that this is being spouted by Joe Biden, who has an endless record of groping women, as Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit, notes:
CREEPY UNCLE JOE: Democrat Makes #MeToo Claim Against Joe Biden: He Smelled Me and Kissed My Head. “Flores said that pictures of Biden touching other women inappropriately made it more difficult to keep silent, referring to Biden nuzzling the neck of Secretary of Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s wife, kissing Sen. Chuck Grassley’s wife on the lips, whispering in women’s ears, and snuggling women on the campaign trail.”
“Agents say that, whether at the vice president’s residence or at his home in Delaware, Biden has a habit of swimming in his pool nude,” Kessler writes in the book – due for release Aug. 5.
“Female Secret Service agents find that offensive,” he writes.
“Biden likes to be revered as everyday Joe,” an unnamed agent told Kessler. “But the reality is no agents want to go on his detail because Biden makes agents’ lives so tough.”
Go here to read the rest. Biden has always struck me as having a fairly tenuous contact with reality. In the age of Me Too and the triumph of Identity Politics in the Democrat Party, it is intensely comical to see his attempts, at age 76, to remake himself, and his obvious assumption that everyone else will consign his personal history to the oblivion hole that Biden has used throughout his life to stuff his prior positions into.