In deference to Tara Reade and #metoo, let’s stipulate that she was forcibly finger banged by Joe Biden in 1993.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said of Al Franken’s accusers that if a woman says it happened, it happened.
For the record, Gillibrand has since expressed regret over her rush to judgement.
If Ms Reade’s allegation is true, what Joe Biden did to her 27 years ago is inexcusable and criminal.
Compared to Donald Trump’s crime spree during that same 27 years though, Ms. Reade’s allegation is barely a blip on the radar.
Trump racked up multiple bankruptcies at the expense of American workers, companies and taxpayers, dozens of accusations of sexual assault, thousands of law suits and serial philandering.
There was money laundering for Russian oligarchs, fraudulent charities, a fraudulent university; a life of fraud and disdain for the law.
Just this past Wednesday, Trump decided to move forward with his suit to abolish the Affordable Care Act.
At a time when it’s most clear that everyone’s health depends on everyone else’s health, he is trying to take health care away from millions.
There will be no coverage for any kind of preexisting condition, from COVID-19 to cancer. If he tells you otherwise, he is LYING.
Since the inception of the ACA (Obamacare), Republicans have voted more than 60 times to rip it up, but have yet to come up with a plan to replace it and there is no plan to protect preexisting conditions.
Michael Flynn lied to the FBI about his contact with a Russian operative during an investigation of Russian influence and admitted to it TWICE under oath.
William Barr said that Flynn’s lies “weren’t material” to the investigation, while hypocritically saying that there is only one standard of justice in America.
Donald Trump is dismantling America. You may think he’s doing a great job because he’s going after the “other side,” but if he takes away their right to speak out, the next president may take away YOUR right to speak.
The statute of limitations for second degree sexual assault in Washington, DC is ten years. Ms. Reade made no accusations during that time.
In court filings during Ms Reade’s 1996 divorce, her ex-husband said that she had complained about sexual harassment at her workplace, but did not mention Joe Biden or sexual assault.
Ms Reade said nothing in 2008, when Biden first ran for president, then as Barack Obama’s VP.
Nothing in 2012 or the four years after that.
Biden announced his candidacy in April of 2019, then campaigned, appeared in nationally televised debates and Democratic primaries.
Not a peep from Tara Reade.
With the primaries done, the Democratic field down to one and Trump’s Hunter Biden conspiracies unable to gain traction, Tara Reade suddenly stepped forward with Trump mega donor, Douglas Wigdor in her shadow.
Maybe Tara Reade looked in the mirror one morning and was disheartened by what she saw. Maybe she wanted to bring back her 1993 self.
She said she had filed a harassment complaint, then said she didn’t. Then she said she didn’t remember what she said.
She said she was fired from Biden’s office, but really quit because, I love Russia with all my heart…President Putin scares the power elite in America because he is a compassionate, caring, visionary leader…[his] obvious reverence for women, children, and animals, and his ability with sports, is intoxicating to American women.
Her words, which is all we have. About Biden she said, I wasn’t scared of him, that he was going to take me in a room or anything. It wasn’t that kind of vibe.
No mention of sexual assault.
Trump has clearly demonstrated that he is willing to risk unlimited American lives to bring back an economy that he hopes will win him reelection. If that doesn’t scare you, it should.
No district attorney in this country would prosecute Joe Biden based upon available evidence. It’s a case of he said, she said and it requires a leap of faith to believe either one.
The only thing we can know for sure is that we will never know for sure.
Before stepping off a tour bus, Trump told Billy Bush that he could grab women’s pussies without consequence because of his celebrity. Those are his words.
Now we want to throw Joe Biden under that bus for one unsubstantiated allegation.
Voters are going to have to take a leap of faith come November.
After 27 years, we know Joe Biden. He may be the only shot we have right now of saving our country from itself.
If you leap the other way, you just may be dragging the rest of us under the bus.
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