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As the 2020 Presidential primary season heats up, it looks like Groper Joe Biden’s handsy past is catching up with him. Excerpt:
At this point, Biden is at the top of his game, and despite polls showing him a formidable contender for the Democratic nomination, and potentially for president in the general election, Hillary was seen as a shoo-in for her party’s nomination in 2008, and as a shoo-in for president in 2016. Biden may be more likable than Hillary, but polls this far out won’t reflect the realities of the political landscape a year from now. I’ve long suspected that Biden could be hesitating to officially jump in because of his touchy-feely reputation.
Yesterday, my theory felt a lot closer to the truth when Lucy Flores, the 2014 Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor of Nevada, came forward with her story of Biden acting inappropriately with her before a campaign rally.
Just before the speeches, we were ushered to the side of the stage where we were lined up by order of introduction. As I was taking deep breaths and preparing myself to make my case to the crowd, I felt two hands on my shoulders. I froze. “Why is the vice-president of the United States touching me?”
I felt him get closer to me from behind. He leaned further in and inhaled my hair. I was mortified. I thought to myself, “I didn’t wash my hair today and the vice-president of the United States is smelling it. And also, what in the actual fuck? Why is the vice-president of the United States smelling my hair?” He proceeded to plant a big slow kiss on the back of my head. My brain couldn’t process what was happening. I was embarrassed. I was shocked. I was confused. There is a Spanish saying, “tragame tierra,” it means, “earth, swallow me whole.” I couldn’t move and I couldn’t say anything. I wanted nothing more than to get Biden away from me. My name was called and I was never happier to get on stage in front of an audience.
This isn’t anything new; goofy old Uncle Joe has had this reputation for a long time. To be honest, based on photos and videos I’ve looked at, I don’t know if it’s a sexual behavior or just the general creepiness of an old goof who doesn’t understand or care much about the concept of personal space. Everyone has experienced this at one point or another; I’m reminded of one asshole who stood so close behind me in a grocery story checkout line that I could hear him breathing, at least until I turned and ordered him (yes, that’s exactly what I did; my 12 years in Uncle Sam’s green taught me how to to issue verbal orders in a no-shit tone) to take a step back.
Now old Groper Joe seems to take this creepiness to the next level. There are plenty of images around of him laying hands on people, especially women and even girls. It’s weird, creepy and inappropriate, and in this era of #metoo will almost certainly sink him as a Presidential candidate.
Not that this will make the Democrat’s 2020 field any less a clown car.