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The Democrats have really messed up with Biden.

A terrible, terrible choice.

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Believe all survivors right?

What's the alternative? Belittle them?

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By the Kavanaugh standard, Biden is a misogynist and a rapist. Yet the Democrat party stands behind him 100%. Remember, the Dems “believe all women” who “tell their truth”. Republicans and Independents never accepted that ridiculous line of illogical reasoning. Dems don’t believe in innocence until proven guilty. No proof is needed other than the victims word. To Democrats, Kavanaugh’s objection to being slandered as a rapist by a person no one can prove he has ever met was considered proof of his unfitness for the high court.

There is going to be a ton of talk of Biden being innocent until proven guilty. Tara Reade, a Democrat herself, will be slandered incongruently as being both a Bernie Brother and a Putin stooge. Maybe even a bimbo.

Just like during the Clinton Administration, feminists will discard all of their far left ‘pro-woman’ talking points and become forgiving and empathetic of poor Joe’s plight. Surely old handsy Joe is above reproach! Feminism will again take a backseat to obtaining power and the #MeToo movement will fade away until it can be dusted off and used again as a political cudgel against some other Republican who needs to be taken out.

When Biden finally deigns to spend two minutes addressing this elephant in the press room, I predict he will bite his lower lip and proclaim, “I never digitally penetrated that woman, Tara Reade. Never!” And the Left dominated press will in turn proclaim, “Case closed!”.

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There isn't much of a choice to make this November. Two very old white men both accused of sexual assault against women, vying to be your president. America can do better. Give the world better leadership.

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 fueling Republican attacks

while ignoring the claims against Trump. Neither male a role model of any sort.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump_sexual_misconduct_allegations

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By the Kavanaugh standard, Biden is a misogynist and a rapist.

What about Trump standard??

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So I thought Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan and all these other women in Washington screeching that all women were supposed to be believed no matter what. So where are these women now? Why isn’t the media all over this?

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No one ever said women are to be believed no matter what. That's just the Right playing the victim card.

Biden's accuser has more hokes in her story than Swiss cheese. Kavanaugh's accuser passed a lie detector test.

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The Democrats are dissolving. A farce unto themselves. A walking collective of awkward confusion, and they did it to themselves. Proof enough to me where a flawed mindset and platform inevitably ends up.

Four more years to reinvent yourselves guys. Some very hard and painful truths to be faced. I really wonder if it’s possible. You can always just keep hating on Trump of course instead! Blame the boogeyman for your woes.

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No one ever said women are to be believed no matter what. That's just the Right playing the victim card.

Ok, I get the liberal hypnotic spin, but putting that aside where are all these women that were screaming for Kavanaugh’s head?

Biden's accuser has more hokes in her story than Swiss cheese. Kavanaugh's accuser passed a lie detector test.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/how-cheat-lie-detector-test-10646341

Not hard to do.

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Why I'm skeptical about Reade's sexual assault claim against Biden: Ex-prosecutor

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/04/29/joe-biden-sexual-assault-allegation-tara-reade-column/3046962001/

If you still believe Biden's accuser after reading this then you're just bring partisan.

And please, Republicans, don't compare us. Your system is to deny and degrade. By your standards I could just bring up the timing alone and that should be enough for you to scream at the top of your lungs that Biden is innocent.

Unless you are a hypocrite.

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The Democrats are dissolving. A farce unto themselves. A walking collective of awkward confusion, and they did it to themselves. Proof enough to me where a flawed mindset and platform inevitably ends up.

Yup, can’t argue that. Very sad....

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Yep already seeing Dems talking about “innocent until proven guilty”, “due process” and “it’s sooo long ago”. None of which mattered when it was Kavanaugh.

we just lived that recently but Dems trying to rewrite history and tell us it didn’t happen like that.

Believe all women doesn’t really mean you have to believe them, just that you have to listen and then decide, they say now.

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By hiding in his basement? He hasn’t responded at all, yet she is satisfied.

On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also defended Biden. Speaking on CNN, she said she was “satisfied with how he has responded," 

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“The left, and their media allies, has one standard for Republicans and another standard for Democrats like Joe Biden," said Steve Guest, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee. "The double standard is appalling.”

Interesting thing is, the right also has a double standard, since they usually don't care about these type of allegations at all, except when it's convenient and it gives them talking points.

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/04/29/joe-biden-sexual-assault-allegation-tara-reade-column/3046962001/

I was inclined to believe Reade until I read this yersterday, yeah. Some of his points are wonky (waiting xx years to come out with your accusations should never be an argument), but the whole Russia thing makes all of this really, really suspicious.

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If you still believe Biden's accuser after reading this then you're just bring partisan.

Why? Liberals said, all women should be heard.

And please, Republicans, don't compare us. Your system is to deny and degrade.

No, Sup. you guys just got caught...again...and can’t wriggle out of this one, lol.

Christine Blasey Ford

— Couldn’t remember location, date or time.

— Didn’t tell anyone until 3 decades later.

— No police report

Tara Reade

— Remembers date, time and location.

—Told numerous people when it happened.

— Filed a police report

BUT, Reade just shouldn’t be believed?

Unless you are a hypocrite.

Naw, you just got caught stealing from the cookie jar.

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Believe all women. It didn’t say listen to all women and then try to tell them they are lying and blame Russia.

her mother called CNN at the time back in 1993. Explain that away.

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Trump is worried and troubled about his reelection. Not looking so rosy anymore.

Well, every President is worried as an incumbent, every single one and no one said it’s rosy, but better than what the Dems have to offer.

Dirty tricks dept will be busy in the coming months.

We thought the same during the Kavanaugh hearing.

Trump's campaign will take a hit over the pandemic.

But it will bounce back once the country open ups again.

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Any allegation needs to be looked into.

But the GOP is shooting itself in the foot with this one, they are going to come out looking even worse.

Not that it will bother the nutters, they take it as a badge of honor!!!

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Oh so sexual assault allegations by a lifelong Dem and corroborated by her neighbor at the time who is a still a Biden supporter still is “dirty tricks”?

Wow some of you have memory holed the whole mistreatment of Kavanaugh huh?

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Jsap: Interesting thing is, the right also has a double standard, since they usually don't care about these type of allegations at all, except when it's convenient and it gives them talking points.

The Right have been consistent. They were begging Dems to give Kavanaugh due process. What they are doing now is holding Dems to their own standards. Trumps accusers waited to go to court only when Trump was running for president. Ford waited until Kavanaugh was nominated. How is this any different than what Reade has done?

but the whole Russia thing makes all of this really, really suspicious.

The whole waiting until Trump runs for office and Kavanaugh is nominated to the Supreme Court isn’t suspicious? Was the Dem committee members waiting until the the end of the hearings to spring the charge that the juvenile aged Kavanaugh was a rapist not suspicious? There were really no suspicious aspects to Ford’s complete lack of any credible evidence?

The problem for your side of this argument is that you were willing to throw out due process rights for political advantage knowing full well that it was wrong and bound to boomerang against you. But you supported it anyway. Live by the sword, die by the sword.

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But the GOP is shooting itself in the foot with this one, they are going to come out looking even worse.

Not on this, not at all, because it’s the Dems that claimed and said, all women should be believed as Congresswoman: Hirono said. So once again, a woman made a charge, filed a police report, so were are all these metoo movement women?

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her mother called CNN at the time back in 1993. Explain that away.

Have you read the Usa Today opinion piece?

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Some lady was on CNN a while back, I usually dont pay attention but she said something smart.

She said Dems cant pick Biden, because if they did they did they cant use any of their strongest attacks against Trump. She then listed age, race, gender, and women as the attacks they want to use on Trump. She was exactly right, plus he has Hunter problems and Ukraine/China still to go. Out of 25 people, how did Dems end up with this guy?

Due to this now getting into even liberal media, I am calling it now: Biden will be replaced by the time of the convention. If they werent going to do that, this would have been buried.

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Of course this comes out now because of the election, not a year ago when the #MeToo thing was kicking off which would have made more sense

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How is this any different than what Reade has done?

You're talking about timing a lot, but I don't find the timing of the accusation suspicious at all and have never disputed it once here, so i don't know what you want me to answer? Usually these type of accusations do come out when a prominent figure suddenly has access to a potential bigger position, it's always how it happened, ever since Gary Hart. It doesn't make any accusation more or less credible. Everything is caught in the media storm.

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We have been hearing about this case for some time. But because the liberal media wouldnt cover it, we were told that it was just some political attack or conspiracy.

Dems knew this was out there, plus all the cringeworthy sniffing and grabbing videos of other women and children, yet the DNC made everyone else quit and picked creepy uncle Joe anyway.

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The republicans tried to dig the dirt on the Hunter Biden Ukraine story, that fell flat on it's face. Then Hunter Biden in China, that too fell on it's face.

No it didn’t, Durham is still on it investigating it.

Trump's lawyer and campaign manager are in jail.

What does that have to do with anything?

General Flynn fired for lying.

Yes and now we know for a fact, the FBI not only lied, but they set the man up for a perjury trap we now have irrefutable facts that he was setup. Heads will role with this and I predict Flynn will be home by Christmas, so either his case will be dismissed (and you know he’s going to sue) or he will get a pardon from Trump, either way, he’ll be a free man soon.

So many corrupt people involved with Trump.

And even more corrupt agents are involved in government than previously thought.

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In any of those dozens of interviews Biden had from his basement with his wife or Hillary speaking instead of him, he could have said "hey I have something I want to talk about!" and discussed it. It lame that the media keeps saying he hasnt personally addressed it yet because he "wasnt asked".

Instead he is going on some MSNBC 6am "news" show with a known Trump hater to make a (recorded?) statement tomorrow. I feel bad for CNN. 3 biggest stories of the day are Tara Reade, Mike Flynn, and the latest +6 approval Gallup poll for Trump. They cant touch any of those stories, then Biden goes on another network to give his statement.

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No one ever said women are to be believed no matter what. That's just the Right playing the victim card.

Biden's accuser has more hokes in her story than Swiss cheese. Kavanaugh's accuser passed a lie detector test.

The allegations against Biden are much stronger than those against Kavanaugh by a wide margin.

As for the lie detector test, a little coaching beforehand will allow most people to pass one.

Biden: “Dead man walking.”

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Some lady was on CNN a while back, I usually dont pay attention

Why can't you simply admit you watched CNN?

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The allegations against Biden are much stronger than those against Kavanaugh by a wide margin.

As for the lie detector test, a little coaching beforehand will allow most people to pass one.

Biden: “Dead man walking.”

I also believe Biden should be given the benefit of a doubt, my whole problem is that all of these women and liberals that didn’t want Trump or Kavanaugh to be given a benefit of a doubt, they were just guilty and now these people have been caught in their own hypocrisies. They were quick to jump over Kavanaugh with zero evidence, but are approaching the Biden accusations with extreme caution.

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SuperLib: If you still believe Biden's accuser after reading this then you're just bring partisan.

You don’t believe women. You don’t think it took her courage to expose herself to the death threats and online bullying. There were plenty of holes in Ford’s 30+ years old accusation. By the standards of the Left, you are just being partisan.

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I dont care about this guys opinion, lets focus on the facts. Simply put, this allegation is more solid than the one against Kavanaugh, and we saw how that accuser was treated. There was no skepticism or any in depth examination of her claims. Just Believe all women. without question.

Plus. once I saw you mention he said something about Russia, Im out.

Have you read the Usa Today opinion piece?

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I do watch CNN. Probably more than liberals do. Its like being able to have access to the enemy playbook for the next game. I can see exactly what they are pushing and ignoring.

But its brutal to watch, so I mostly ignore it until I hear something interesting, which isnt often. Isnt it true that with Biden you have lost all your identity poltics attacks?

Biden should be replaced by the DNC, and I now feel he will be, using this as justification. Blame the Repubs for attacking poor defenseless Joe, replace him with a woman and run on the "avenge Joe, he was mistreated by the Repubs and the media" platform.

Why can't you simply admit you watched CNN?

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lets focus on the facts.

he said something about Russia, Im out.

Right. So don't focus on the facts at all.

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you said its an opinion piece, is it not?

Right. So don't focus on the facts at all.

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Jsapc: You're talking about timing a lot, but I don't find the timing of the accusation suspicious at all and have never disputed it once here, so i don't know what you want me to answer? 

The issue of timing is in the USA Today article you are pushing as proof that Reade is a liar (see bullet point Suspect Timing).

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/04/29/joe-biden-sexual-assault-allegation-tara-reade-column/3046962001/

Your attempt at deflection is a perfect summation of the entirety of the article itself.

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Russia was tried as well as impeachment, both failed after 2 years of hounding the President, nothing happened, it’s over, the Democrats with the help of the FBI, scholars, lawyers, witnesses and nothing. That book is finished, so let’s see if the allegations are true. Biden can’t run away, CNN has to ask him questions, they can’t dodge this anymore.

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I was the one here saying due process, evidence and skepticism over and over when it was the Kavanaugh case (and when it was the Roy Moore case too). None of you here at the time wanted to hear it and neither did any Dem politicians. Accusation meant guilt and all women were to believed without question.

Dont you remember Avenatti actively searching for more women through Twitter? they were to be believed too. without question. Again, the hashtag is believe all women not hear all women, listen to all women, believe all women.

What happened? Anyway, cause its the Dem candidate for President there will be no honesty here. Just go ahead and replace him. Because if you hadnt decided that already, this article wouldnt exist.

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Not on this, not at all

Oh totally, let's investigate this allegation and the dozens against Donny.

Donny's 1st wife accused him..........

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you said its an opinion piece, is it not?

I called it that because it's the category the USA Today put it in. It is the opinion of an ex-state and federal prosecutor (who worked on a lot of sexual assaults cases) on the matter, with sourced facts discussing several aspects of the accusaiton.

But if you can't even be bothered to copy/paste one link and read it... Well, let me copy paste it for you:

"Reade’s distaste for America closely tracked her new infatuation with Russia and Putin. She referred to Putin as a “genius” with an athletic prowess that “is intoxicating to American women.” Then there’s this gem: “President Putin has an alluring combination of strength with gentleness. His sensuous image projects his love for life, the embodiment of grace while facing adversity.”

In March 2019, Reade essentially dismissed the idea of Russian interference in the 2016 American presidential election as hype. She said she loved Russia and her Russian relatives — and "like most women across the world, I like President Putin … a lot, his shirt on or shirt off.” 

(...)

But at a very minimum, Reade's wild shifts in political ideology and her sexual infatuation with a brutal dictator of a foreign adversary raise questions about her emotional stability."

This is the most suspicious point for me.

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Oh totally, let's investigate this allegation and the dozens against Donny.

Donny's 1st wife accused him..........

Nice dodged, that still won’t help Biden.

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25% unemployment will be a hit against Trump but will it be a knock out punch. Failure of millions of small business who were promised support.

If the unemployment rate remains high into October (many people vote early) that may be a factor but don’t count on it. It’s not enough to say - falsely - that job losses and deaths are Trump’s fault. People won’t buy the Democrats’ alternatives, i.e. promises of “well paying” jobs in some Green New Deal scheme. That will be seen as the fantasy it is.

Why don’t you start scripting Bernie’s triumphant arrival at Union Station with masses of workers then storming the White House?

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I didnt say legitimate accuser. the media will find one to counteract the Biden "problem". Man, if only Avenatti wasnt in jail.....

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Nice dodged, 

How??

that still won’t help Biden.

Donny is sinking so fast, even a miracle can't save him.

I am sure he doesn't believe in miracles anymore, since the last one he wished for didnt happen!!!

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and we had suspicions about Blasey Ford. Lots of them. it simply was not allowed. have you forgotten already?

This is the most suspicious point for me.

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The issue of timing is in the USA Today article you are pushing

I'm not pushing anything, and certainly not deflecting. Did you not read the part where I wrote "Some of his points are wonky"? It is possible to at the same time agree with some of his arguments, and disagree with others. Lately a lot of people really seem to think everything can only be a binary choice. I wonder why...

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here you go, same media, different writer, also opinion, and a woman who questioned believe all women mantra the first time.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/04/29/joe-biden-tara-reade-sexual-assault-allegation-me-too-column/3040158001/

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Look, if Hillary Clinton doesn't think Biden is guilty of any sexual assault, he's not! Nothing to see here!

Biden 2020 landslide!

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Two terrible choices this fall. I remember the 1991 Louisiana gubernatorial election where the public had a choice between a convicted felon and a white supremacists. Edwin Edwards won and Louisiana (and the country) was spared having David Duke as a governo

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Hopefully, we have the same result this November although I don't like Biden at all. Hope he picks a good running mate.

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here you go, same media, different writer, also opinion

Thank you! But that has nothing to do with what I've posted about Tara Reade's apparent sudden love for Putin.

You seem to be thinking that I was talking about that USA Today article to promote the fact that the whole paper (or media?) is somehow defending Biden? Is that why you're showing me a different opinion from the same paper? But that's really what I'm doing though. I simply read that article and found some sourced facts that swayed my opinion. So I'm talking those facts only.

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ROFL, panic showing loud and clear.

No, because Trump has been taking everything they have been throwing at him. CNN tried to bury the archives and then didn’t even want to run or explain the story. Biden has to come forward and none of the Democrats or their hypocrisy can stop or shield them because the questions aren’t going away and the more Biden resists, the more it makes him look suspicious, so if it were me, truth or not, I would address and take on the issue, but he’s not doing that.

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What I do vividly remember is that Blasey Ford was the victim of a smear campaign from the entirety of the right-wing media, who dedicated most of its airtime to disprove what she said and defend Kavanaugh.

So saying that "it was not allowed" is, as usual, laughably untrue and hypocritical. But it's still in the persecution complex playbook that particular media always uses, no surprise there. 

I also seem to remeber that Kavanaugh is now on the Supreme Court, meaning that Blasey Ford's accusations against him did absolutely nothing and ultimately served no purpose. So, again, the persecution complex is really out of place here.

Because people could smell the ruse. Which validates my point, Biden should take Reade on immediately, he’s not doing that.

Christine Blasey Ford:

-Did nothing and told no one for 30 years.

-ALL friends & boyfriends DENIED her claims

-Recalled no details

Tara Reade:

-Told everyone and filed an official complaint

-Mother told Larry King in 1993

-ALL friends verified her claims

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No, its historical fact. I meant it was not allowed by the left when the right tried to examine her claims.

As is often the case, what you qualify as a "historical fact" is of course not a fact at all. The fact that Kavanaugh is on the Supreme Court should inform you of how seriously her claims were taken. Meaning, they ultimately weren't. So "the right" (since you're qualifying it as a left/right issue) succeeded in proving her claims were unfounded to the panel that was judging him. So how could you possibly say they weren't "allowed" to do it, when they succeeded in doing it?

thats you takeaway from falsely accusing a guy and putting an undeserved stain on his reputation for life and beyond?

Do you think that is better or worse than receiving so many death threats you have to quit your job, hire private security and move several times?

You know, you should read the wikipedia page dedicated to her, it's very interesting and might refresh your fox-news-facts addled memory about what actually happened:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Blasey_Ford

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No, because Trump has been taking everything they have been throwing at him. 

ROFL

Everything thrown at him has stuck. More is coming, because as we know there’s a lot lot more out there.

Faux and it’s band of bigots won’t acknowledge it though...

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So where are these women now? Why isn’t the media all over this?

Probably because of the type of right wing individuals who see sexual assaults as political, they are wary of coming forward.

Look at how they have been vilified and some received death threats.

Biden and Trump. Two sides of the same coin.

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so if it were me, truth or not, I would address and take on the issue, but he’s not doing that.

Should he pay her off/smear her like the other guy did?

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As is often the case, what you qualify as a "historical fact" is of course not a fact at all. The fact that Kavanaugh is on the Supreme Court should inform you of how seriously her claims were taken. Meaning, they ultimately weren't.

The rush to judgment against Kavanaugh was quick and swift and the man was tarnished, his reputation ruined and he wasn’t given any benefit of a doubt because remember, “all women need to be believed.”

So "the right" (since you're qualifying it as a left/right issue) succeeded in proving her claims were unfounded to the panel that was judging him. So how could you possibly say they weren't "allowed" to do it, when they succeeded in doing it?

Like I said, all of her friends denied her claims, she stood in front or her alleged accuser and the only people that backed her in the hearings was Alyssa Milano.

Do you think that is better or worse than receiving so many death threats you have to quit your job, hire private security and move several times?

No person should be threatened regardless of what political fence you’re on.

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Jsapc: Lately a lot of people really seem to think everything can only be a binary choice. I wonder why...

‘Believe women’ was a binary choice.

I wonder why? To deny men on college campuses due process. To attack Trump and damage him politically. To shut up those defending Kavanaugh.

Dems got a taste for the corner they painted themselves into when they forced Franken out of the Senate. But then Justice Kennedy’s retirement forced them over the edge again. Binary choice. Oppose Kavanaugh or you are a misogynist. Isn’t that how it was portrayed by the Dems and the media?

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Liberal Twitter mob wants the liberal news host fired just for daring to bring this up on TV. Just for covering the story. Now compare that to Kavanaugh, they had 1000s of stories and articles. Avenatti was on TV something like 400 times, I think he was on 7 different shows in one day once.

https://www.salon.com/2020/04/30/biden-supporters-demand-msnbc-fire-chris-hayes-for-covering-tara-reades-sexual-assault-allegations/

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Everything thrown at him has stuck. More is coming, because as we know there’s a lot lot more out there.

Could be, “so far” nothing has stuck to Trump and until now, most people that support him didn’t think the evidence was strong enough, weren’t persuaded and some don’t care.

Faux and it’s band of bigots won’t acknowledge it though...

Not true. FNC doesn’t carry Trump’s water and they do go after him if it’s a valid reason and if they were in his pocket, he wouldn’t be fighting with quite a few reporters from the network, they don’t kiss his feet, but they do view him objectively whereas the liberals and their networks refuse to do so.

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the whole Russia thing makes all of this really, really suspicious.

Russia still, eh? For people who can flip their principles on demand, the devotion to the whole Russian mind control narrative is rather touching.

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they werent taken seriously now?

Didnt she get a Congressional hearing in front of 40 million people?

I think what you meant was that her claims were taken very seriously, overly seriously based on the actual evidence and corroboration that she didnt have. Dems hoped they had the ammunition to get rid of Kavanaugh and shame enough Repubs into voting against him using the believe all women mantra. Luckily, Kavanaugh was innocent, and got the job.

As is often the case, what you qualify as a "historical fact" is of course not a fact at all. The fact that Kavanaugh is on the Supreme Court should inform you of how seriously her claims were taken. Meaning, they ultimately weren't.

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Should he pay her off/smear her like the other guy did?

Failing to even address it is worse.

Probably because of the type of right wing individuals who see sexual assaults as political, they are wary of coming forward.

Ok, forget the hyper partisan joke. Why not? It should be covered and looked at, the msm can’t cherry pick what or whom they should go after when it comes to an allegation like this, either they cover it or just admit, they don’t want to drag Biden down, either way, it will all be coming out Sooner rather than later.

Look at how they have been vilified and some received death threats.

Both women have been threatened.

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remember?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/toddessig/2018/09/30/dont-believe-any-of-the-reasons-not-to-believe-dr-blasey-ford/#269e811e1783

some gems from the article:

... Please remember, corroboration means evidence in support. It does not mean unassailable proof.

...It does means he shouldn’t get promoted to an incredibly prestigious job few in his profession ever come close to attaining.  (like PRESIDENT??)

... In either case, we have to collectively start believing people when they come forward with credible allegations of having been sexually assaulted

..It aims to dismiss a smart woman by repeating the classic misogynistic idea that women, especially blonde women, are airheads who can’t be trusted to think, remember and speak clearly.

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Except Trump who became the US president without any back ground in politics, professional politicians should always be aware that whatever they wrongly do today will surely haunt them when they become prominent. I never support any misbehaved politician just because s/he is a member of a certain party.

Objectively, it is too early to tell whether Biden was guilty for an allegation that happened some three decades ago. This recent development reminds me about the case of the Law professor Anita Hill against Judge Clarence Thomas when the latter was nominated to the Supreme Court in October 1991. The interesting thing about this case is that both of these people had top credentials and appeared to be trustworthy (see https://www.nytimes.com/1991/10/07/us/law-professor-accuses-thomas-of-sexual-harassment-in-1980-s.html).

In case Biden was guilty, it is less than ideal for the Democrats to choose a candidate like this against Trump. In this scenario, the best the Democrat can hope for is that the American voters will choose a much lesser evil.

In case Biden did not do that, like judge Thomas, Biden's life will move. And with good fortune, Biden might manage to have a surprise win just because the Trump faithful supporters have had enough from their immoral, ignorant, visionless, and moronic president.

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Tara Reade addressed this. She said she likes Obama and didnt want to cause him any problems or hurt him by making public allegations against his VP.

Biden spent 8 years as a VP and why hasn't this come up before?

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Biden spent 8 years as a VP and why hasn't this come up before? Trump the Traitor has shown that he will do anything to gain + keep power, even commit acts of treason - which he has! 

The Dems would also do everything in their power to take power back, which they are actively doing.

Biden DOES need to address this. He hasn't had as many allegations as Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, R Kelly or Donald Trump. All of them have rap sheets spanning decades and light-yerars. Their guilt is proven and obvious to all.

Well, if Biden doesn’t address, that makes it much easer for Trump, much, much easier. CNN tried to bury it, that didn’t work, so it’s up to Biden, this could severely damage the guy if he doesn’t address it though.

No way I will ever support Trump or even recognize him as President.

That’s your right, I didn’t accept Obama or Joe either, so I feel you on that.

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Dirty tricks dept will be busy in the coming months.

And online, right here.

Just look at the usual suspects. Hypocrisy with some misogyny thrown in for good measure.

If it was a woman who had allegedly commited these assaults, we'd be reading disgraceful calls for a brutal sentence or capital punishment.

At the end of the day, it appears that Biden is no better than Trump.

Both deserve far greater scrutiny and the women who have allegedly been defiled deserve to be heard.

Entitled men who are not used to not getting their own way need to stay out of politics.

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According to Business Insider, Biden sent operatives to search through the Senate records to see if it is "safe" to release them and safe to lie tomorrow in his interview.

https://www.businessinsider.com/biden-refuses-open-senate-papers-accusers-claims-2020-4

If he didnt do anything, why do his people need to check the records to see if there is any proof of Reade's claims before he speaks publicly? Also who was there to ensure nothing that was found was removed or destroyed?

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Joe Biden is Joe Biden is supposedly the defense. This Joe Biden?

Jon Stewart in 2015 on Joe Biden: "It's apparently a Senate rite of passage that you're not officially sworn in until Delaware Joe has felt up one female member of your immediate family."

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Just look at the usual suspects. Hypocrisy with some misogyny thrown in for good measure.

If it was a woman who had allegedly commited these assaults, we'd be reading disgraceful calls for a brutal sentence or capital punishment.

Huh?

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‘Believe women’ was a binary choice.

And have you seen me comment on it?

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Toasted Heretic is completely correct.

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Toasted: Just look at the usual suspects. Hypocrisy with some misogyny thrown in for good measure.

The Dems brought this on themselves by their “believe all women” campaign and their desperate attempt to bring down Kavanaugh. The Right isn’t being hypocritical or misogynistic. They have always insisted on due process - a right denied to men on college campuses accused of rape and to prominent Republicans.

The Right is just holding Biden up to the same standards he applied to Kavanaugh. Biden said Believe all Women”. Okay- we believe Tara Reade. Just doing want you asked us to do. Remember, anytime we didn’t believe the woman you called us misogynist. Due to the plethora of double standards you just can win with the Left these days.

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Morning Joe "news" program is on MSNBC from 7pm Japan time tonight. It will have the best ratings it has ever had, I would imagine Trump might even tweet it out to not miss it.

Will Joe do it live or did he record it? read from a script? did he write the questions? will his wife speak for him? So many things to consider.

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Believe all survivors right?

What's the alternative? Belittle them?

I thought the most sensible alternative would be to treat each case on its own merits.

No good?

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The most dishonest politician in the history of American politics. And yes, he has been around that long.

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This scum bag has probably got more skeletons in his closet than a graveyard.

I never trusted him, MSM, hollywood elites and any other "gold standard" holier than thou types for one minute. Look at where he and Pelosi are at now...home.

Some states now have a surplus of ventilators, and some doctors are saying that there is a 13% chance of survival once someone is on that.

Seems Trump had it right to start.

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The most dishonest politician in the history of American politics.

That would be Donald J Trump. Who has boasted about assaulting women.

But nobody should be cheering on any sexual predators.

This kind of behaviour transcends politics.

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That would be Donald J Trump.

Why? I disagree...

Who has boasted about assaulting women.

But nobody should be cheering on any sexual predators.

This kind of behaviour transcends politics.

This is why people like him, no one thinks what Trump did or allegedly did to these women is right, but he admitted, everyone that knows Trump knows that all of his life he was surrounded by the hottest women, but Biden plays himself off as the clean politician when it looks like he’s maybe not as clean as he wanted the country to think.

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Joe who? Cosby who? Harvey who?

Bill Gates for da-kine President!

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Biden plays himself off as the clean politician when it looks like he’s maybe not as clean as he wanted the country to think.

Biden is a politicians politician, groomed by decades of decadence. He made racist comments when it was ok to be racist, he made sexist comments in a time that was accepted. He was involved where there was easy money and corruption. He was a tool for Obama, but he is no Obama. He is Joe Biden, and its transparent what he is really about. Anyone who follows this guy is delusional.

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Innocent until proven guilty, right Donny fans?

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Biden is a politicians politician, groomed by decades of decadence. He made racist comments when it was ok to be racist, he made sexist comments in a time that was accepted. He was involved where there was easy money and corruption. He was a tool for Obama, but he is no Obama. He is Joe Biden, and its transparent what he is really about. Anyone who follows this guy is delusional.

Exactly.

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Could be, “so far” nothing has stuck to Trump

I would restate that as Nutters don't consider morality to be necessary. As long as someone satisfies their racist agenda, anyone is fine.

Not true. FNC doesn’t carry Trump’s water and they do go after him if it’s a valid reason 

Not true, the band of bigots carry his whatever. There are a few who feel the pricing of conscience once in a while but thats more of an exception.

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Biden is a politicians politician, 

And Donny is an idiot's idiot, funded by daddy, lost money in everything he did, ended up with less money than he received, till he discovered reality television, which has continued to this day.

I prefer Jerry Springer though!!!

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The Democrats have really messed up with Biden.

A terrible, terrible choice.

I think the Dems have messed up with every choice since day 1 . From their counting misadventures in Iowa, to extremist Warren and Sanders, to incompetent newbie candidates like Harris and Amy, not the party of leaders, thats for sure.

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Biden served for 8 years as Vice President and I never recall hearing this story. In my opinion it is very likely to be fake news and should be discounted. Hopefully Mr. Biden will put up a good fight in November

During Obama, wrongful deeds could get a wash. I think Biden is still living in that era. All your elites were safe and unaccountable during Obama.

Things have changed, mostly due to the elites hate. The elites are unhappy as hell with Trump and want revenge, but the game can be played both ways.

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These are people “interviewing” Joe tonight.

Personally, we love" Joe Biden, said @JoeNBC

“Love him!” @morningmika interjected. “He’s not a predator.”

a guy whose other gf was found dead in his office and a couple who both cheated on their spouses with each other.

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Actually I sort of feel sorry for Joe because he has not caught up with the times, and is from a past were victim hood and "me first" attitudes, were not as acceptable as they are today. He is from the same gen as Trump. What you see is what you get with Trump. More or less the same with Biden, but he tries to play too many fields and its transparent that he is lost.

He is trying to appeal to this generation of Dems who attack each other and then claim to be the victim of some gender sexist racist and everything else imaginable, etc etc, and he cant keep up. Even the things I experienced in my generation would be considered abuse today.

So Joe is all over the place, and he will be no match for Trump.

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But isnt it odd that for Democrats there was " a time" when racist or sexual assault type behavior was "ok".

Republicans dont get the "thats just how it was back then" credit.

Even ones who change from Democrat (when they did "it") to Republican now- like Trump. its a Republican offense.

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I think the Dems have messed up with every choice since day 1 . From their counting misadventures in Iowa, to extremist Warren and Sanders, to incompetent newbie candidates like Harris and Amy, not the party of leaders, thats for sure.

Bingo.

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I would restate that as Nutters don't consider morality to be necessary. As long as someone satisfies their racist agenda, anyone is fine.

Then Biden is the last Person any human should vote for.

Not true,

True, if they did, Trump wouldn’t fight constantly with Cavuto, Wallace, Kilmeade and other pundits in the WH.

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Then Biden is the last Person any human should vote for.

Only humans, those with human qualities will vote for Biden.

True, if they did,

Totally true, the band of bigots stand behind Donny.

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