Former Vice President Joe Biden stealing a page from his former bosses playbook began his apology tour for being born a white male, as perhaps his segue into the Democratic (soon to be slugfest) 2020 presidential primary campaign.
Biden’s apparent “guilt trip” stemmed from his involvement within the 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court confirmation hearings, regarding one of the judges aids named Anita Hill accusing Judge Thomas of sexual misconduct.
The former vice president appearing during an awards ceremony named in his honor dubbed the “Biden Courage Awards Ceremony” in New York City, took the opportunity to lament his own aggressive actions while attempting to rewrite history concerning the actual events surrounding the unsubstantiated charges made by Hill, over 3-decades ago.
The similarities regarding the recent uncorroborated attacks against Justice Justice Kavanaugh and what befell Justice Thomas so long ago are simply stunning.
However listening to Biden one would think that the victim at the time, was Anita Hill and not Justice Thomas, who is once again is being maligned and victimized all over again, simply because this two time loser needs to reinvent himself against his own checkered past, in order to run “again” for the presidency.
If nothing else, Biden has proven to be quite a showmen, and his performance in New York City regarding the Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas showdown is a testament to his performance, by actually reversing the facts of what actually transpired “She was abused through the hearing. She was taken advantage of. Her reputation was attacked,” he said. “We knew a lot less about the extent of harassment back then. It was over 30 years ago.”
Biden drooled on, doing his best imitation of a contrite “white man” abusing a “black woman” expressing his profound guilt stating, “I wish I could have done something. But I also realized there was a real and perceived problem the committee faced. We were a bunch of white guys hearing this testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee.”
Adding, “To this day, I regret I couldn’t come up with a way to get her the kind of hearing she deserved given the courage she showed by reaching out to us.”
Biden’s sudden remorse rang hollow to some on social media Tuesday night, who noted that Mr. Biden, as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, had considerable influence over how the hearing was conducted.
“We all wish he HAD done something. As chairman. Of the committee. That presided over.”
— Andrew Taverrite (@AndrewTaverrite) March 26, 2019
Moreover, if the former vice president wants to travel down memory lane, why not actually revisit is own checkered background?
The former Delaware legislator ran for the presidency twice, the first time in 1988; however he was forced to drop out in 1987, after it was revealed that he plagiarized a portion of a campaign speech. However Biden’s passion of stealing someone else’s words apparently began long before the young congressmen’s presidential bid, by also committing plagiarism while in law school.
In 2008 “foot-in-the-mouth” Joe took another stab at the presidency however after an embarrassing finish coming in 5th place in the Iowa caucuses, with less then 1% of the vote Biden wisely dropped out.
Obama perhaps feeling a little sorry for the 76-year old politician, threw him a life-line by making him VP, thus revitalizing his career, and giving the gaff-prone Biden some relevance in his later years.
However in the era of the #MeToo Movement Biden is truly an old white guy attempting to reinvent himself, and it shows!