People with principles practice consistency.
And assuming they are among those who possess principles, the same left-wing zealots who tarred and feathered Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh two years ago over dubious allegations of sexual abuse should still #BelieveAllWomen, right?
And they should #BelieveAllWomen even if the allegations of sexual abuse pertain to former Vice President Joe, who just happens to be their only viable hope of defeating President Donald Trump come November, right?
Speaking of which …
One of the women who accused Biden of inappropriate touching last spring admitted in an interview with Katie Halper of Rolling Stone magazine this Wednesday that the 2020 front-runner Democrat candidate’s behavior extended way beyond just mere touching.
Listen (Warning for sensitive material):
The woman in the interview above is Tara Reade, who according to reports supported current Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders in the 2016 race and was spotted last year at an event for then-candidate Beto O’Rourke.
In the interview above she described an incident that allegedly occurred during her time working in then-Sen. Biden’s office in 1993. She claimed that her immediate supervisor asked her to take a gym bag down to the Capitol and give to Biden. She complied.
“[W]e were in the side area, and he just said, ‘Come here Tara,'” she said, describing her meeting with the senator. “And I handed him the thing, and he greeted me. He remembered my name, then we were alone, and it was the strangest thing.”
“I was wearing a blouse, and he just had me up against the wall, and the wall was cold. And I remember he … it happened all at once. The gym bag, I don’t know where it went. I handed it to him and it was gone, and his hands were on me and underneath my clothes. And then he went down my skirt and then up inside it and he penetrated me with his fingers.”
“He was kissing me at the same time, and … I remember him saying as he was doing it, ‘Do you want to go somewhere else?’ … He got finished doing what he was doing, and I tried to pull back, and he said, ‘C’mon man, I heard you liked me!’”
A quick Twitter search uncovered numerous examples of the media highlighting Biden’s habit of using the phrase “c’mon man,” as seen below:
Bravado or belligerent, it’s Joe Biden’s response to nearly everything: “C’mon, man!” https://t.co/hwwSfgcKtl
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) July 6, 2019
— Angenette Levy (@Angenette5) February 20, 2020
“What are we going to do?’ C’mon man!” — Joe Bidenhttps://t.co/nAH9RLOiaJ
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) May 19, 2017
Rewatching Joe Biden’s speech on @cspan and hot damn that man! “C’mon! We’re America!”
— Ed Bott (@edbott) July 31, 2016
Vice President Joe Biden, c’mon, man! http://t.co/2qfKfth3
— Simon Samano (@SJSamano) January 19, 2012
The earliest examples on Twitter trace back to 2012.
“That phrase stayed with me because I kept thinking what I might have said. … he like implied like I had done this,” Reade continued as her voice grew strained. “And for me, it was like everything shattered in that moment. … I looked up to him. He was like my father’s age. He was this champion of women’s rights in my eyes.”
“And I couldn’t believe it was happening. It seemed surreal. And I just felt sick because when he pulled back, he looked annoyed, and he said something else to me that I don’t want to say. And then … I must have looked shocked, [because] he grabbed me by the shoulders … and he said, ‘You’re OK, you’re fine, you’re OK, you’re fine,’ and then he walked away and he went on with his day.”
And so the question now becomes this: What do the Biden supporters who shrieked #BelieveAllWomen have to say about these allegations? Particularly obnoxiously loud Hollywood actress Alyssa Milano, who was uber-vocal in her denunciations of Kavanaugh.
Hey @Kate_Kelly_Esq can you ask your friend Alyssa why she endorses a candidate accused of rape by someone who came forward with her Me Too story? Unless Alyssa’s feminism was a self-serving performance, I’m confused. #IBelieveTaraReade https://t.co/20aFWaPupN
— Maddie (@williams_madd) March 26, 2020
I would like every single Biden supporter and endorser to clarify for me whether their position is that Tara Reade is a brazen liar who cries on cue, or that Joe Biden’s sexual attack on her is tolerable and not completely and utterly disqualifying. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU.
— Nathan J Robinson (@NathanJRobinson) March 25, 2020
By Thursday morning, throngs of Biden supporters were already screeching about how Reade is a liar, Russian plant or Sanders operative.
Tara Reade is a long time psycho and liar, I remember hearing about her years ago. I can’t believe people are this gullible.
— Jason Elias (@Zebop) March 26, 2020
Tara Reade is a complete liar.
She made this allegation a year ago and since it didn’t work to help Bernie get the nomination so she stepped it up to sexual assault.
The original accusation that didn’t work:https://t.co/LVybm0qZ05
— ⚖️Powerful Mel Ankoly 🦈 #ForThePeople (@Mel_Ankoly) March 26, 2020
Tara Reade is a brazen liar.
She’s also kinda nuts. Surely you know this?
— Don Lonelywind (@donco6) March 26, 2020
Tara Reade is a brazen liar who cries on cue
— Justin Cleaver (@JusinCleaver) March 26, 2020
But if they believe Reade is a liar but Kavanaugh’s accusers were honest, what does that make them?
#IBelieveTaraReade So let me get this straight. We can push the Kavanagh case all day because we believe women. We can push Weinstein and every other abuser. But when it’s the Democrats star candidate, now we wait. Please, say you don’t care about victims instead of hiding.
— Lillith Ashworth (@lillithashworth) March 26, 2020
This weird energy for Biden, when his history has been creepy and predatory is off-putting. It shows that Democrats don’t care about the people. They care about themselves.
— Lillith Ashworth (@lillithashworth) March 26, 2020
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