Thursday, March 28, 2019

Biden Regrets Anita Hill Affair--Blames "White Man's Culture"

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At this early point, Joe Biden, who plans to announce next week, is the favorite (35%) presidential candidate for the Democrats. Bernie Sanders is second (25%).

Biden is trying to clear up a few things from the past---including the Anita Hill matter during the Justice Clarence Thomas nomination hearings in 1991.

Biden's comments this week is an open window into his mind and heart---and the future should he become the candidate.

Be informed.

Joe Biden and women.

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday blamed a "white man's culture" for the persistence of sexual assaults against women in America.

Joe has shown he likes women---thus the nickname, "Cozy Joe."

Joe says of taking advantage of women: "It's an institution, a culture, a white man's culture. It's got to change. In 30 years, the culture has not changed."

You may recall that Biden chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee---the one Sen. Lindsey Graham currently chairs---when Anita Hill testified that nominee Clarence Thomas (now Justice Clarence Thomas) had been inappropriate toward her in an office environment---had sexually harassed her.

He says he has fought for women throughout his political career.

Joe's regrets.

Joe says:
"To this day, I regret I couldn't come up with a way to get her the kind of hearing she deserved, given the courage she showed by reaching out to us...She paid a terrible price. She was abused through the hearing, she was taken advantage of, her reputation was attacked."

And he said,
"I also realized there was a real and perceived problem the committee faced. They were a bunch of white guys, No, I mean it sincerely. A bunch of white guys hearing this testimony on the Senate Judiciary Committee--So when Anita Hill came to testify she faced a committee that didn't fully understand what the h*** it was all about."

Joe and his wife, Jill, run the Biden Foundation which annually presents the Biden Courage Awards. These comments were made at the foundations's presenting ceremony to college students who are working to stop sexual assault on college campuses.

Biden publicly apologized to Hill on NBC's "Today Show" last September. He said, "I'm sorry I couldn't have stopped the kind of attacks that came to you."

Biden linked the Thomas hearings of 30 years ago to the Brett Kavanaugh hearings this past year:
"Last Fall you saw it all over again with the Kavanaugh hearing. Almost 30 years---the culture, the institution has not changed. And it diminishes the likelihood that other women will come forward knowing what they're going to face."

Absent from Biden's remarks was the damage done to Clarence Thomas and his professional life. Yes, he was confirmed, but he too has lived with what then-Senator Biden "was" able to inflict on him.

And there was no mention of the fact that none of Kavanaugh's accuser's accusations could be verified. None of them.

And Joe didn't mention how he destroyed nominee Robert Bork back in the day, just because he was conservative and believed biblical teaching on marriage and human sexuality. Bork was, by all accounts, a highly qualified nominee to the Supreme Court, but Biden's attack was so brutal, the term "Borking" became synonymous with destroying an individual.

The press notes that "Mr. Biden's Catholic faith and working-class roots in Pennsylvania are considered strength in a general election competition with President Trump for the blue-collar voter."

About "Mr. Biden's faith."

In 2015, the Jesuit Review "America" interviewed Joe Biden about his Catholic faith---particularly abortion and the sanctity of life.

Biden spoke at length about how he understands the tension between the "demands of his faith and his position on abortion."

In other words, he believes one thing as a politician, and something else as an individual.

He said, "It has been hard...I'm prepared to accept that at the moment of conception there's human life and being, but I'm not prepared to say that to other God-fearing [and] non-God-fearing people that have a different view."

He continued: "Abortion is always wrong...But I'm not prepared to impose doctrine that I'm prepared to accept on the rest of [the country]."

Nancy Pelosi has characterized her Catholic faith differently. She has said that her support of abortion is "an extension of her religious beliefs"---essentially abortion helps people in difficult circumstances-- therefore it is a charitable act.

She has described her beliefs like this: "As a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred ground to me when we talk about this."

Both Biden and Pelosi appear to be taking the position of wanting to be pro-life and pro-abortion simultaneously.

At church, so to speak, they embrace the sanctity of life---at work, so to speak, they embrace abortion.

This may work politically, but God isn't political.

He actually speaks to this very issue:

Revelation 3: 14,15,16.

“And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write,
‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth."

James 1:8.

He is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways."

Be Informed. Be Steadfast. Be Vigilant. Be Faithful. Be Prayerful.