By Jon Dougherty
As former Vice President “Creepy” Joe Biden’s very sexually creepy past catches up to him thanks to the (very late) revelations by Lucy Flores this week, it’s been interesting and maddening to watch top Democrats pivot, dodge, and dance away from condemning him.
Flores, who ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor of Nevada in 2014, wrote in a column forÂ The Cut that Biden was…well,Â Biden…during a sexually uncomfortable encounter with her before a campaign event in her home state in 2014.
Flores said that Biden unexpectedly sidled up behind her, took a deep inhale of her hair, pulled closer and planted a long, slow kiss atop her head.
But what the heck, huh? After all,Â this is Joe Biden, in all his creepiness, as has been documented time and time and time again, for years:
Notes theÂ Western Journal:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday shrugged off the idea that accusations of inappropriate conduct by former Vice President Joe Biden rule out a White House bid from the candidate currently leading many Democratic presidential polls.
While Flores said she believes Biden’s creepiness should disqualify him from the White House, Pelosi sees no issues.
â€œNo. No, I do not,â€ Pelosi said when asked that question, according toÂ The Hill.
â€œI donâ€™t think that this disqualifies him from being president,â€ she said as she walked with a media pack trailing her. â€œNot at all.â€
But wait. Didn’t the very same Nancy PelosiÂ used to care about women being sexually harassed?
Why, yes. She did. AsÂ The Washington Post reported:
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was the first female speaker of the House, a vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton and a regular advocate for programs that support women and children. In recent weeks,Â she thankedÂ women who are â€œstepping up and saying â€œ#MeTooâ€ and criticized longtime Democratic donor Harvey Weinstein,Â saying his â€œassaults on women & efforts to silence his victims violate every standard of acceptable behavior.â€Â
In 2014, she tweeted:
Thank you to all the women stepping up and saying "#MeToo." Your courage is truly inspiring to us all.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) October 19, 2017
In 2011, she quicklyÂ called for an ethics investigationÂ into the conduct of former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) after he acknowledged that he had sent a lewd photo from his Twitter account and had â€œinappropriateâ€ online relationships with a number of women. Pelosi was later one of the strongest voices urging himÂ to step down. SheÂ again condemned his behaviorÂ when new allegations surfaced during his mayoral campaign.
Then again, Pelosi seems to reserve her “see no evil” act forÂ powerful Democrats, not those who can’t move her party’s agenda forward from the Oval Office. This is what she said in the 1990s when then-President Bill Clinton was being assailed after becoming embroiled in one sex scandal after another:
â€œWell, Iâ€™d like to say that I think that the women of America are speaking out about what they think about this whole situation. And the women of America are just like other Americans, in that they value fairness, they value privacy and do not want to see a person with uncontrolled power, uncontrolled time, uncontrolled â€” unlimited money investigating the president of the United States.â€
She would go on to ‘urge’ Republicans to drop their “double standard” after then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) was only reprimanded by the House Ethics Committee for fibbing about his personal life.
Then again, Clinton liedÂ to federal investigators and Congress, which are felonious acts — hence hisÂ subsequent impeachment.
Democrats don’t have the hypocrisy gene. That’s why they can so quickly react in polar opposite fashion to the very same circumstances depending on the situation and especially when it involves other powerful Democrats.
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