Joe Biden has been said to be a leering, touchy-feely, creepy kind of guy who has raised groping to an art form. When the Democrats first began to realize that he may be running for the presidency, there was a concerted effort by the party leaders to use a bit of sandpaper to soften his rough edges. They then graduated to a fine-grade file, and then a coarse-grade one, and finally, they broke out the chainsaw.
Needless to say, none of this worked precisely because the man, the myth, and the part-time plagiarist was his own worst enemy…or, more precisely…his mouth was his own worst enemy.
This is a man who on too many occasions made racist and insensitive remarks without batting an eye or literally realizing his comments were just plain stupid. When Uncle Joe decides to let loose with the faux-blue-collar tirade, it's almost comical to watch as he smooths back his $300 haircut and poses as a guy who just climbed out of the coal mines before clenching a fist, gritting his teeth, and proclaiming his intention to punch someone in the mouth.
I'm not going to list all the many faux pas of this man, because most have been highlighted by Conservatives on many different occasions. Suffice it to say that when Biden was asked a pointed question at a recent appearance, asking him to justify the Democrat Party stance on the AR-15 when the man who was credited by authorities with ending the Devin Kelley shooting spree inside the Texas church had used that very weapon.
During a November 13 appearance on NBC’s Today, former Vice President Joe Biden answered a question on Texas church attack hero Stephen Willeford by saying, “Well, first of all, the kind of gun being carried he shouldn’t be carrying.”
His response came in response to an audience member who was asking how Democrats can justify pushing gun control when it was clearly the presence of a gun in the hands of Willeford that ended the attack.
On November 6 Texas officials credited Willeford with ending the attack.
Willeford, who is a former NRA instructor and current NRA member, ran out of his house barefoot with an AR-15 in hand, took cover behind a vehicle and shot killer Devin Kelley when he walked out of the church. Kelley then fled the scene, only to crash and die roughly 15 minutes later. Breitbart News reported that Senate Democrats responded by introducing a ban on the type of gun Willeford used to end the attack.
On Today, audience member Brianna asked, “How do you justify the Democrat view on gun control when the shooter was stopped by a man who was legally licensed to carry a gun?”
Biden replied, “Well, first of all, the kind of gun being carried he shouldn’t be carrying.”
He then specifically mentioned “assault weapons” and said, “I wrote the last serious gun control law that was written, it was law for 10 years. And it outlawed assault weapons and it outlawed weapons with magazines that had a whole lot of bullets, as you can kill a whole lot of people more quickly.”
He added, “Number two, it’s just rational to say certain people shouldn’t have guns. Now the fact that some people with guns are legally able to acquire a gun and they turn out to be crazy after the fact, that’s life. There’s nothing you can do about that.”
Again, Brianna was asking how Democrats can justify pushing more gun control in light of the fact that an armed citizen used a gun, an AR-15 in this case, to stop the Texas church attack.
The rambling quality of a politician is a learned skill and is used when he/she doesn't really feel like answering the question, is cornered by facts, or is contradicted by truth. Biden has been a politician for so many decades that this defense mechanism is automatic, like when a salamander loses its tail.
The effect is twofold: 1) It allows the politician to later claim that he must have misunderstood the question and, 2) It allows him/her to skate on answering the actual question.
In this case, Biden did skate right out the door of the Today studios without ever having explained his answer to Brianna.
Getting back to why the Democrat Party is not pushing Biden to run for the presidency…
As Joon said to Benny, “The answer's in the question.”