Say What is the segment of Liberty Nation Radio where we unveil some of the most wacky, astonishing, and damnable things uttered by politicians and the chattering class.
Tim: The heat was turned up on Joe Biden this week, as the former vice president reaches the final stage of decision on whether he will, as long expected, enter the presidential fray in a Democratic field that already stands at 16 candidates. Biden would be almost alone as the only traditional liberal in a sea of progressives, or democratic socialists. But six women came forward to say they were the victims of unwanted groping from creepy Uncle Joe. The first was Lucy Flores, candidate for lieutenant governor in Nevada in 2014, when she was preparing to give a speech, with Biden and actress Eva Longoria on stage with her.
Lucy Flores: It happened all so suddenly. We were all lined up next to the stage, Eva was in front of me, Joe Biden was behind me, I’m kind of preparing myself to give these remarks, it’s the very last days before the election, and very unexpectedly, and out of nowhere, I feel Joe Biden put his hands on my shoulders, get up very close to me from behind, lean in, smell my hair, and then plant a slow kiss on the top of my head.
Tim: Then there was Amy Lappos, congressional staffer, who spoke of a bizarre encounter with Uncle Joe that same year, 2014.
Amy Lappos: He reached over and put his hands behind my head and pulled me close. And I thought, he’s going to kiss me. And he was still pulling me in, and I was like, “Oh, okay. I think he is actually going to kiss me.” And he started rubbing noses with me. And he was still holding on to my face. I just remember thinking, is he going to kiss me? What’s going on? This is the vice president.
Tim: Neither of those women, by the way, had ever met Biden before. And sensing the scandal about his handsy-ness growing by the day, Biden dashed off a video apologizing, sort of, and then saying this.
Joe Biden: You know, social norms have begun to change. They’ve shifted. And the boundaries of protecting personal space have been reset. And I get it. I get it. I hear what they’re saying. I understand it. And I’ll be much more mindful. That’s my responsibility. My responsibility and I’ll meet it.
Tim: Notice how Biden said, “Social norms have shifted.” Let me translate that for you. Hey, it was perfectly fine for me to grope those women in public in the old days. But I can’t get away with it anymore in the MeToo era. But the creepy Uncle Joe narrative has actually been around for several years. Witness this hilarious spot by Jon Stewart on Comedy Central in 2015, after Biden rubbed the shoulders and whispered in the ear of the wife of Defense Secretary Ash Carter during Carter’s swearing-in ceremony. And Stewart speculated what he might have been whispering in her ear.
Jon Stewart: Hey, you seem tense. Is it the stress of me groping you for 28 straight seconds? Jesus, 28 seconds, that’s like three decades in groped-on-camera years. This brings us to our newest segment, Joe Biden, you only have one f—— job. As vice president, your mission is simple. You show up. You shake a couple of hands, you flash the pearlies, you get home in time for The Mindy Project. That’s it! … It’s apparently a Senate rite of passage, you’re not officially sworn in until Delaware Joe has felt up one female member of your immediate family.
Tim: That segment on Comedy Central was titled The Audacity of Grope.
But as Biden contemplates whether to run for president, a hot crisis continues to brew on the southern border, where the number of immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees has exploded to around 4,000 per day. For a few days, President Trump said he was considering closing the border, before tabling that idea, but Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen went on Fox News and said that with border agents overwhelmed by this flood of immigrants, the situation is akin to a five-alarm fire.
Kirstjen Nielsen: The president predicted this as a candidate. He predicted this before he was a candidate. In my opinion, right now, this is one of, if not the biggest crisis this country has faced in a decade. Truly. I mean, the security aspects of this, the humanitarian aspects of this, have got to be addressed. So we have announced today that we’re now treating this like a massive Cat 5 hurricane disaster.
Tim: And yet, Democrats continue to react as if this is a crisis ginned up by Trump for political purposes. Begging the question of just how bad things need to get at the border before Democrats even acknowledge there’s a crisis. But at least one presidential candidate acknowledged it. Bernie Sanders, on CBS.
Bernie Sanders: Look, here is the story. You have a terrible humanitarian crisis. You have women and children traveling 1,000 miles or more, often by foot, in order to escape the violence and poverty in their countries.
Tim: Now, that’s exactly what President Trump’s been saying, but, of course, Bernie then went on to say that we need comprehensive immigration reform. Which, in political speak, means amnesty and open borders. Well, at least he admitted there’s a crisis, unlike virtually every other Democrat. Most of them are still consumed with the Mueller report, demanding its release in full, unredacted, despite knowing there are portions that must be redacted by law, such as classified information and grand jury testimony. But Democrat demands are strictly political, as evidenced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY), who’s been granted subpoena power to demand the entire unredacted report, even though he opposed the very same thing when the report by Ken Starr came out during the Bill Clinton presidency 21 years ago.
Jerry Nadler: Much of this material is federal 6E material that is material that by law, unless contravened by vote of the House, must be kept secret. It’s grand jury material, it represents statements which may or may not be true by various witnesses, salacious material, all kinds of material that it would be unfair to release. Somebody is going to have to go over this material, determine what is fit for release and what is, as a matter of decency, and protecting people’s privacy rights, people who may be totally innocent third parties, what must not be released at all.
Tim: Which is exactly what Attorney General William Barr is doing right now. But since it’s about Trump, Nadler has completely reversed course. Not that he’s a hypocrite. But as the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes said on Fox News, it’s all about gotcha.
Devin Nunes: The Democrats and the left here, they just want to get their hands on the report so that then, that’ll probably be classified, be a lot of classified information in there. So that they can leak it. So they can leak it to all their buddies in the media, so that they can continue on, going down rabbit holes of pretending that there is some kind of Russian collusion. The fact that they ever looked at obstruction of justice, because Comey got mad and went and leaked his papers, out the media. An illegal leak by the way, taking FBI documents. Just because that happened, when there was no crime to begin with, how are you going to go after obstruction of justice? It’s pretty silly.
Tim: And Donald Trump Jr. added that the elite media carries on with the Russiagate narrative and the Mueller report because they’ve become dependent on the scandal.
Donald Trump Jr.: It became a business model for most of media to attack Donald Trump and to buy in to this narrative. And if you didn’t, you upset a lot of people and risked your career, you risked other things and so, the people who just bought in to this, hook, line, and sinker, who were selling it day in and day out. Every day, this must be the truth, we’ve seen the evidence, we’ve … they lied to the American public. For two years.
Tim: And even hardcore leftist Noam Chomsky, a longtime voice for far left policies, said before the Mueller report even came out that Russiagate was a complete hoax.
Noam Chomsky: I think it’s so farcical that I barely even read the reports. It’s a joke. First of all, if there was any interference by the Russians, it’s essentially undetectable. There are careful analyses of what happened in the election. There’s no sign of any Russian effect.
Tim: But we’ll keep hearing Democrats prattle on about Trump-Russia collusion and obstruction of justice.