The Jury Talks Back

3/24/2018

Biden vs. Trump: Let’s Get Ready To Rumble!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dana @ 8:33 am

[guest post by Dana]

Need a little chuckle in light of the gazillion dollars being added to our debt? Leave it to a couple of old white dudes past their prime to bring it. A couple of mouthy septuagenarians embarrassing themselves without a hint of self-awareness.

Joe Biden spoke at a rally at the University of Miami earlier this week on behalf of his advocacy group, “It’s On Us,” whose mission is to fight against sexual assault on college campuses. During his speech, Biden referenced the notorious Access Hollywood tape and Donald Trump:

“They asked me would I like to debate this gentleman, and I said no. I said, ‘If we were in high school, I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him,” said Biden, getting laughter and applause from the crowd[.]

Biden said Tuesday, “I’ve been in a lot of locker rooms my whole life. I’m a pretty damn good athlete.”

He added, “Any guy that talked that way was usually the fattest, ugliest S.O.B. in the room.”

So, tough Joe Biden tells an audience of woke young people at a rally focusing on assault that he would have beat the hell out of the President and they love him for it?And then the damn good athlete, who at 75 does appear to be remarkably fit, smugly fat-shamed the President of the United States. Right. Joe Biden trying to take the moral high ground and being all judgy about Donald Trump:

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Of course Trump, never one to let any insult roll off his back, came out swinging:

“Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough guy. Actually, he is weak, both mentally and physically, and yet he threatens me, for the second time, with physical assault,” Trump tweeted Thursday morning.

“He doesn’t know me, but he would go down fast and hard, crying all the way. Don’t threaten people Joe!” Trump warned.

Donald Trump, who never met a p**** he didn’t feel entitled to grab, and with his own tough guy game of one-upmanship with various world leaders is schooling Biden for acting like a “tough guy,” and accusing him of threatening physical assault? Seriously?

What a couple of idiots. If this is what the crowd squawking about “toxic masculinity” is referring to, I get it now!

Some seem to think this is possibly a clever political strategy for Biden if he runs in 2020:

Taking a tough-guy approach to Trump isn’t a bad macro strategy for 2020. It scratches Democrats’ anti-Trump itch; it panders to women by presenting Biden as their valiant defender; it appeals, in theory, to the working-class voters who responded to Trump’s alpha-male swagger last time; and it distinguishes Biden from a Democratic field whose most formidable candidates are shaping up to be women.

While it could separate Biden from female candidates, he’s already got name recognition and is a familiar face to Americans. Further, it may not be necessary if very early speculation is any kind of indicator of what may come. Simultaneously, a man pandering to Democratic women as a “valiant defender,” even when pushing back against macho Trump, doesn’t seem like it would impress the sort of women who support Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand and Elizabeth Warren (if they are the women running in 2020). Do female supporters really want to signal they need a man to fight their battles of sexism for them – even when it involves Trump? I just can’t see women on the left being sucked into tough guy Joe Biden’s candidacy over any number of females who might run. Especially when “creepy Joe Biden photos” can be found on the internet as easily as “Donald Trump sexual allegations” or “Donald Trump sexism” reports. Women just wouldn’t fall for that. Oh. Wait.

–Dana

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