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This just in from the Detroit News’ Nolan Finley:  I Believe Tara Reade.  Excerpt:

Tara Reade is a former Senate staffer of Joe Biden who says that in 1993 the now Democratic presidential candidate pressed her against a wall, forced his hand under her skirt and digitally penetrated her. She claims when she resisted, the senator said, “I thought you liked me.”

Her allegations are more serious and credible than those lodged by Christine Blasey Ford, who says at a party four decades ago a drunken teen Kavanaugh locked her in a room, pinned her to a bed and ground himself against her, fully clothed.

Reade levels the more serious charge of penetration, which is a felony sexual assault. Her memories are those of a sober adult in the workplace, not of a teenager at an alcohol-infused house party. 

The other key difference: Kavanaugh has no record as an adult of inappropriate behavior with women. Biden’s inability to keep his hands off women and girls is documented by a library of video clips, as well as anecdotes from the women he’s mishandled. 

Yet Ford’s accusation sparked a broad movement that nearly derailed Kavanaugh’s appointment and continues to inform his public image. Reade’s charges have barely dented Biden’s presidential campaign.

Democratic leaders who demanded a full FBI investigation of Kavanaugh are ignoring Reade’s story and continue to champion Biden as their standard bearer. They haven’t called him in to face questions about the claims.

Reade’s story has been trumpeted by the conservative media, but most other outlets have reported it without near the sensational frenzy they did Ford’s. 

Nor are her claims sparking the same outrage that erupted when a series of women accused Trump during the 2016 campaign of sexual impropriety.

Like Republicans back then, Democrats aren’t interested in the sordid details, as long as they think their man can win the White House.

Sauce for the goose disclaimer:  Daffy old Groper Joe is still entitled, as are all Americans, to the presumption of innocence.  That’s far too vital a founding principle to be sacrificed on the altar of political expediency, no matter how hard Senate Democrats tried to do so during the Kavanaugh hearings.

No, in this instance, the key takeaway is in this statement:

Nor are her claims sparking the same outrage that erupted when a series of women accused Trump during the 2016 campaign of sexual impropriety.

Like Republicans back then, Democrats aren’t interested in the sordid details, as long as they think their man can win the White House.

It’s all about The Side, folks.  The Democrats who are propping up the remains of Groper Joe’s Weekend at Bernie’s campaign aren’t interested in these allegations, any more than they were interested in Bill Clinton’s “bimbo eruptions” in 1992.  (Nor were they interested in Her Imperial Majesty Hillary I, Dowager Empress of Chappaqua’s character assassinations of Bill’s accusers.)  Bill Clinton then, and Joe Biden now, have a “D” behind their name; so the “Always Believer Her” crowd is doing a deft lateral arabesque to “Her?  Her Who?”

It’s a damned cynical response to what they would otherwise deem a serious accusation.  Principals, not principles; that’s the name of this game.