Biden is not our Democratic nominee

Written By Jake Dabkowski

Joe Biden will be the worst Democratic nominee for president in the history of the party.  He will lose to Donald Trump in the most embarrassing electoral defeat in the history of this country. He was already a horrible candidate before Tara Reade’s accusations, but now I cannot in good conscience vote for him.

I do not want to go into the details about Reade’s accusations. The Intercept broke the story, and you can read the details by them. What I would like to talk about is the sheer hypocrisy of liberals on this subject.

It is absurd to me, that after the country melted down over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, that these accusations have gotten almost no coverage by the mainstream media. If you Google Tara Reade, the first article that comes up is from The Guardian, it’s an opinion called “Why has the media ignored sexual assault and misbehaviour allegations against Biden?”

It is absurd to me that a former Democratic governor and former presidential candidate would tweet deliberate misinformation about The Intercept, claiming that they are “often not credible” and that their founder, Glenn Greenwald, helped Putin undermine the 2016 election.  He then goes on to claim that he “tends to believe survivors, but is skeptical about sources like this,” which is an absolutely ridiculous thing to say when The Intercept is the publication that broke the Kavanaugh accusations in the first place.

This hypocrisy is shared by pretty much the entire Democratic establishment. A writer who rose to fame for writing about the Kavanaugh hearings and feminism deleted all of her tweets about Kavanaugh. A senior adviser to Joe Biden has also deleted all of her tweets about Kavanaugh. Yet, the most disgusting take I saw, which solidifies everything wrong with “Vote Blue No Matter Who” and the two-party system, came in the form of a tweet from a prominent media figure:

“For the sake of argument, say Biden is a rapist. Trump is also a rapist. So why not vote for the rapist with the better policies?”

The absolute tone-deafness of this statement shocked me. I had to reread it multiple times to make sure I was reading it correctly. A part of me still cannot believe that someone with “feminist” in their bio would tweet that. 

Then I remembered the sad truth of American politics, it’s all about who’s on your side. Had this accusation come out about Mitch McConnell, there would be wall-to-wall coverage by MSNBC and CNN, and there would likely be an impeachment effort against him. The fact that the establishment has politicized rape and sexual assault means that they don’t care about the people or their constituents whatsoever. They will flash a smile, make a tweet, do a photo-op, but the minute that something comes out that hurts them, the minute they’re asked to actually practice what they preach, nothing. Their ideology is so hollow, so non-existent, so purely aesthetical to protect the status quo, that the minute you would expect one of them to have some sort of conviction, they’ll come out and say “why not vote for the rapist with the better policies?” every single time.

According to ABC/WaPo, only 24-percent of his supporters feel a “strong sense of enthusiasm” for Biden. The Democratic Party convinced everyone to nominate someone who can beat Trump, and in the process nominated the weakest candidate in the history of the party.  A candidate who literally said to donors that “nothing would fundamentally change.” I only hope his defeat in November is so brutal that it will spell the end of the Democratic Party forever, a death the party deserved on November 9th, 2016.