Joe Biden’s Mop Up Team is busy trying to clean up his image.
Apparently, the moniker “Creepy Joe” doesn’t fare well in a Presidential bid.
In fact, earlier today, we noted that Joe Biden desperately needed to clean up his image if he wanted to lose the Presidency for a third time.
The first effort from Biden’s team was to downplay some of his well-known creepy moments.
As Politico reported, Biden’s team now addresses some of the more public “creepiness” of the Biden.
Stephanie Carter, the wife of former Defense Secretary Ash Carter, sought Sunday to “reclaim” a “misleadingly extracted” yet oft-mocked picture of her and Joe Biden that has resurfaced amid accusations that the former vice president acted inappropriately toward a female Nevada state assemblywoman in 2014.
The photograph, taken at the White House in February 2015 during Ash Carter’s swearing-in ceremony to lead the Pentagon, captures Biden standing behind Stephanie Carter and whispering into her ear as his hands rest on her shoulders.
“After the swearing-in, as Ash was giving remarks, he leaned in to tell me ‘thank you for letting him do this’ and kept his hands on my shoulders as a means of offering his support,” Carter wrote. “But a still shot taken from a video — misleadingly extracted from what was a longer moment between close friends — sent out in a snarky tweet — came to be the lasting image of that day.”
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Surely Carter is well-aware her efforts to minimize Biden’s behavior are questionable. As Kevin Jackson put it: “Yeah yeah lady, and Jussie Smollett really was attacked by two pro-Trump white guys.”
But this time, the democrat attempts at fixing Biden backfired.
New Accuser Steps Forward
This might just be the last nail in Biden’s coffin. With the #MeToo movement to their name, democrats can’t afford to ignore the women stepping forward to denounce Biden’s character.
As Fox News explains:
A second woman has come forward to accuse former Vice President Joe Biden of inappropriate touching, further complicating the prospective presidential candidate’s political future and intensifying what has become a social media reckoning on his previous public behavior with women.
Amy Lappos, 43, told the Hartford Courant in an interview published Monday that Biden grabbed her during a $1,000-per-plate October 2009 fundraiser for Connecticut Democrat Rep. Jim Himes. Lappos, who initially posted about the episode on Facebook on Sunday, was working as an aide for Himes at the time.
“It wasn’t sexual, but he did grab me by the head,” Lappos told the paper. “He put his hand around my neck and pulled me in to rub noses with me. When he was pulling me in, I thought he was going to kiss me on the mouth.”
Like many women, Lappos didn’t step forward because “he was the Vice President and I was nobody,” but now that Biden wants to be the most powerful man in America, she decided to join the conversation.
In her initial Facebook post, Lappos condemned those who would suggest the “grossness of men invading women’s boundaries to sniff and touch is debatable. And shame on some of the women here excusing this as boys being boys or it’s not as bad as Trump. I can speak from experience when I say it’s an incredibly uncomfortable situation and not at all acceptable. We need to hold our men to the same standards we hold all men.”
Which brings the obvious question to the forefront. What if these women were Trump accusers? Would the left accept statement after statement attempting to reframe the circumstances as “innocent” encounters? You can bet your britches they wouldn’t!
Once again the leftist hypocrisy stands out.
On one hand, we have Judge Kavanaugh. He was never accused of womanizing until he made Trump’s list of SCOTUS replacements. In fact, his reputation was quite the opposite. Yet, leftists aided Christine Ford in ripping the man to shreds before decency prevailed. Once the dust settled, several accusers admitted to lying. I’ve yet to see the liberal apology make headlines.
But on this hand, we have Joe Biden. For decades, his reputation preceded him.
Flores’ claim prompted a slew of social media posts highlighting what critics said amounted to Biden’s clearly inappropriate behavior in public view. Some images showed Biden alongside women ranging from a biker to the wife of the former defense secretary to actress Eva Longoria – raising questions about whether the images will haunt Biden in the #MeToo era as he moves toward a rumored 2020 presidential run.
“I’m just shocked that no one has ever told Vice President Biden, ‘stop interacting with women that way. You’re making them feel uncomfortable,'” Flores told MSNBC on Monday. “Or, at least we think you’re making them feel uncomfortable because that is the perception we’re seeing from the outside in.”
For her part, Lappos told the Courant that Biden’s apparent behavior was disqualifying: “If Biden truly supports women and gender equality he would step aside and support one of the many talented and qualified women running. The same goes for the other men who have thrown their hat in the ring. Women are 52 percent of the population. We are not a minority, we are the majority. It is time we are represented as such. After 45 male presidents it is time we elect a woman.”
Although I’d love to see the day a female occupies the Oval Office, I think it’s going to be a few more years before that idea comes into play. Trump is the only choice for 2020. Democrats don’t even have a formidable opponent.