Oh Joe, crazy uncle Joe.
Uncle Joe is the family member that always makes the women in the family a little uncomfortable, but they try to laugh off the fact that he gets a little to close to them and touches them a little too much as the quirks of an overly friendly old man. He’s the likable little old racist at the family reunion that everyone tries to conveniently ignore, because they were “raised in a different era” and “that’s just how everyone talked back then” and, yes, you’re 72 and most of the questionable statements you’ve made I would let pass unanswered if my grandmother said them at the family 4th of July picnic.
Unfortunately for you, you’re the Vice President of the United States of America. You don’t get a free pass, no matter what the media has made you think. At least I won’t give you one, even if the liberals are all ready to defend your actions to the death.
Here’s the thing, you don’t make this many gaffes about race or all these uncomfortable moments of sexual harassment on the national stage unless you really do have some racist and sexist beliefs buried in that cranium of yours.
You don’t say the things you’ve said about African Americans, Indians, or the Somali community unless you actual have some sort of belief buried in there that says they are lesser than you are. I’d never dream of insinuating that all Indians in Delaware work in 7-11s or that Somalis are your “buddies” because they drive your cabs.
I mean, really? What’s up with defending this guy liberals? He gets uncomfortably handsy with women, who are clearly uncomfortable with it, but you haven’t got a word of reproach for him? Seems questionable when you claim that Republicans are the ones waging a war on women.
Some of these instances haven’t even been women, but young girls who were certainly not happy with the attention.
You either need to call him out or take him aside and tell him to stop talking and keep his hands to himself.
Democrats have a bad enough reputation when it comes to getting handsy with women in the White House, do you really need to add Uncle Joe to the list?