Over the last few weeks, a question entered my mind that I could not comprehend: How many women must accuse a candidate of inappropriate behavior before he is considered unacceptable?
This is reflecting back on the Joe Biden-Tara Reade scandal. I believe her account, and that something did happen back in 1993.
I have been reading the responses of Democrats, and before this I could have at least said that most would do the right thing and call for the person in question to resign. Instead, I see people mocking Reade, dismissing her, and attributing common signs of PTSD laced anxiety to lying.
In effect, the Democrats are willing to elect Biden because the hatred of Trump overrules any other laws and decency.
What removed my faith in the party was how quickly the #MeToo movement was thrown under the bus. You would sacrifice an entire group of victims so that you can let one alleged wrongdoer to take the place of another?
I recall how the party called for Brett Kavanaugh's blood based on a testimony, but here we have documentation and it is dismissed?
This, for me, is a step too far. While I could stomach voting for Hillary Clinton, I will not vote for Biden. No VP choice will change this. I will not make excuses for him. I will not defend him.
The willingness of the party to discard all decency to win an election is not acceptable.