Shortly after he joined his party’s presidential sweepstakes, Biden immediately assumed the prostrate position to mollify Democrats restless and increasingly, hard-left base, who have railed against his well-documented behavior of invading women’s personal space . Since he served out his eight-year term dutifully as former president Obama’s second in command, the Democratic Party has continued its mad lurch leftward.
Although Biden may have been bolstered by recent opinion polls that had him leading the current crop of pitiful aspirants, he is an anachronism in today’s Democratic Party, whose platform of grievance and fanciful policy proscriptions, has been dictated by a know-nothing freshman Congresswoman from the Bronx. Democratic primary voters, enamored of identity politics, have indicated on a number of occasions that they want a candidate that has been spawned from the gender/color/sexual orientation/minority farm league.
If Biden’s appeal to Democratic voters with their heads screwed on straight is due to his normalcy among a field of extremists and AOC clone presidential hopefuls, he continues to deplete this strength with his endless groveling retraction of his conduct as a Senator during the past thirty years. He has also been criticized for his history of inappropriate and unwanted touching. Biden has been forced to play defense, recently atoning,
“Social norms are changing. I understand that, and I’ve heard what these women are saying. Politics to me has always been about making connections, but I will be more mindful about respecting personal space in the future. That’s my responsibility and I will meet it.”
In one sense, Biden is no fool. He realizes that he must placate his party’s commissars of political correctness, who have demonstrated recently, their zero-tolerance for any conduct both past and present that deviates from established norms — as defined by toxic feminists — for appropriate and acceptable propriety and decorum between men and women. Biden, undoubtedly watched the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation and knows well his party’s new Christine Blakey-Ford standard that applies to old white men. Hence, the demeaning, but necessary, apology tour.
Biden’s abject exercise in self-abasement illustrates the widening chasm now cracking open with the Democratic Party and that threatens to turn their nomination contest into a circus. Many will find his nonstop mea culpas, nauseating and indicative of a man who has no political spine or stomach for espousing positions that may diverge from progressive orthodoxy.
An example of this mandatory self-flagellation was his recent comment on his many sins during the Anita Hill confirmation hearings. Biden was laid low and begged for the opportunity to do penance. Biden said Hill, a black female, shouldn’t have been made to suffer by a panel of “a bunch of white guys”. He wrapped up his plea for mercy by saying,
“To this day I regret I couldn’t come up with a way to give her the kind of hearing she deserved,” Biden said recently. He was all regrets claiming,“I wish I could have done something.” echoing comments he delivered last fall as the nation debated sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh amid his Supreme Court confirmation hearing.
Biden, a Democratic presidential prospect who often highlights his white working-class roots, said Hill, who is black, should not have been forced to face a panel of “a bunch of white guys” about her sexual harassment allegations against Clarence Thomas.
Biden’s conduct during the Clarence Thomas hearings was unobjectionable. But, by today’s Christine Blakey-Ford how standard, Hill’s tale — rife with inconsistencies — had to be embraced and ratified by Biden. His audacity in granting Thomas the ability to cross-examine and refute the sordid allegations leveled against him was ipso factoproof of his hostility towards women.
What Biden fails to realize is that this apology tour is going to be never ending.