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Why are all these men standing around watching Joe Biden get handsy?

Why are all these men standing around watching Joe Biden get handsy?

When the cuddlebug attacks

Joe Biden made headlines Tuesday when he publicly canoodled the wife of newly appointed Secretary of Defense Carter.

Our friends over at the Washington Free Beacon compiled this epic super cut of Biden’s handsy habit:

Nia-Malika Henderson of the Washington Post wrote, “Some tipping point has been reached with Biden, it seems. While it used to be chalked up to Biden being “Uncle Joe,” it’s increasingly being described as “creepy.”” On this point, I wholly agree because it is creepy.

Biden is probably harmless and probably has no ill intentions, but watching the super cut of his oft unwelcome affection in action is… disturbing.

We can imagine how the press would handle the matter were a Republican behaving like good ol’ Uncle Joe. Sexist, chauvinistic, inappropriate, rape culture, demeaning, objectifying, are words that would be used to depict the same behavior by individuals bearing the Scarlet R.

Beyond the Democrat v. Republican media crevasse is another issue altogether — why are men doing nothing to stop Biden’s behavior? Am I suggesting Secretary Carter should’ve clocked the Vice President five minutes after being sworn in? Not necessarily, although that would’ve made for some fantastic MSNBC coverage. But I wonder if one man politely intervening in the VP’s unsolicited cuddlefests might somehow deter future captive kiss attacks from everyone’s favorite Vice President.

I know my Man would not be so passive were another dude to uncomfortably caress my face and whisper Lord knows what into my ear. I shudder at the thought… No guy friend, brother-in-law, or cousin of mine would be so nonchalant either, so I have a hard time understanding why Senators and other dignitaries grin and laugh while watching their loved ones get Veephandled.

I like to think the men involved waited until the cameras were turned off, so as not to further embarrass their wife or daughter before having a serious conversation with Uncle Joe. I sure do hope I’m right.

The onus doesn’t fall solely on the chivalry of gentleman. A well placed elbow or knee, preferably both, from any lady under fire would probably do the trick, too.

Regardless, someone needs to sit down and have a chat with Biden before the cuddlebug attacks again.

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I do hope you’re right that the men in these clips waited until cameras were off. But if that’s the case, Biden’s a slow learner, since it continues to happen. But is this news?

You have suggested a new verb: to veep = to show inappropriate and unwelcome affection, as in “Biden veeps creepily.”

    They haven’t said a word to him. Biden is a vain and vindictive man like his boss.

    The bigger question is, “Where are all the feminists who can find patriarchal oppression in nuances of literature but refuse to defend their sisters against this serial groper?”

    The answer, of course, is that 100% of “feminists” are psychotic, lying scrunts.

When you figure out why the men don’t say anything, you’ll know why the women don’t either.

It’s mens’ fault for not saying something? Yikes.

Okay.

If there was no affirmative consent, it’s sexual assault.

1out of 5 women coming within 3 yards of Joe Biden is sexually assaulted.

If the woman can’t stand up for herself in a circumstance such as this, hard to feel pity. What happened to amour propre?

    Estragon in reply to pesanteur. | February 20, 2015 at 1:18 am

    Yeah, they are practically begging for it, aren’t they? Coons’ little girl, with her low neckline, may be saying “No!” but Uncle Joe knows she’s just being shy.

      I don’t think s/he is judging the child so much (although even children can be taught that they don’t have to put up with unwanted gropes from skeevy old men), but the fact that none of these modern educated empowered adult women bother to subtly step away or even give him “the look” to let him know that his gropery is unwelcome, is a bit of a puzzlement.

      If the woman is acting like she’s cool with it, why would her man (or in Ms Kaye’s world, her Man — capitalized for reasons unknown) jump in and raise a stink?

      platypus in reply to Estragon. | February 20, 2015 at 6:57 pm

      Low neckline? What picture are you looking at?

Why? Because they’re politicians, and the vast majority of politicians are spineless pussies who are so desperate to be liked that they’ll let their wives and children get molested in public before they’ll “rock the boat.” Consider that the next time you think a politician is going to “save you” from ANYTHING.

NC Mountain Girl | February 19, 2015 at 9:17 pm

She had good shot at a sharp elbow to the ribs and certainly could have stomped on his toes.

Personally, I always prefer words as my weapon. A “Vice President Biden! Please remove your tongue from the vicinity of my ear!” exclaimed loudly enough to drown out her husband’s remarks would have done nicely.

This behavior is clearly inappropriate an unworthy of the office of Vice President. That said, an on-camera altercation with the Veep would be deeply embarrassing to the administration, and would likely result in lasting animosity with Biden, and possibly with Obama, assuming he is a preening peacock, and I assume he is. Anyone at this level has seen worse, and considered the best way to handle a groping Senator or Congresscritter after a few too many. The correct response, in my opinion, is to take it up off-camera, give the miscreant a proper dressing down, and demand an apology. Obama is not unaware that Biden is a nuzzler. He doesn’t like Biden all that much, and doesn’t care that Biden gets chewed out and shamed, but he cares very much if Obama gets shamed. I think Carter may do a pretty good job as SecDef, given the circumstances, and it would be a shame if he wound up on TV at the bottom of a Secret Service pile. Like others here, I sincerely hope he extracted his pound of flesh later.

    Sanddog in reply to Immolate. | February 19, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    You bring up a good point about the secret service. What would they do if one of these women hauled off and slapped him? I’d hate to think the official position is that these women are supposed to meekly accept his “advances”.

    Republican war on women, my ass.

    innocent bystander in reply to Immolate. | February 20, 2015 at 6:07 am

    Bingo, Immolate.

    pwaldoch in reply to Immolate. | February 20, 2015 at 9:21 am

    You bring up a very good point. That probably means that if Mr. Veep was molesting my wife in front of cameras, I can expect to go to jail. Even if I do nothing more than say, “hands off my wife please” in front of a camera.

why are men doing nothing to stop Biden’s behavior?

Because those men are Democrats? The party of Bill Clinton, Ted Kennedy, Gary Condit … the party of creepy middle-aged (and up) guys who can’t wait to get their fingerprints all over the interns, or anyone else who’s standing still.

It looks like he has a hair sniffing fetish.

Biden’s morning briefing is the little blue pill.

If SecDef Carter can’t or won’t defend his wife, how can we minions expect him to defend the country?

Biden is a one-man “War on Women.” A serial egomaniac and buffoon, an un-self-aware lech and creep in the classic mold of Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton. Where are the perpetually outraged feminists?

And, yet, his boss is even worse in all aspects of his nauseating egotism, petulance and arrogance. What a pair of dolts.

Joe is just channeling his inner Tyrone F. Horneigh and “Wan’t a Walnetto” schtick. Where are the Gladys Ormphby’s of this generation?

Sock it to me.

Leverage.

Also, related, common acts of courtesy, especially male chivalry, are perceived to impose upon a woman’s autonomy and dignity. Well, at least in “advanced” states of civilization.

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