Using Leftist Tactics: Biden's Actions After His Early Tragedy (Opinion, Analysis)
Based on a comment on my story in which I disproved the "Sarah Palin faked her pregnancy story", I'm going to turn the same type of commentary on the Democratic Party's VP choice, Joe Biden.
Biden lost his wife and daughter in a tragic car crash that also severely injured his two young sons. He returned to his Senate job while his sons were still in the hospital.
For those attacking Palin for being willing to "neglect" her disabled infant via her job and the acceptance of the VP pick, shall we now ask if we should condemn Joe Biden for being sworn in at his sons' hospitals bedsides and then returning to work in Congress in Washington, D.C., rather than staying home with them in Delaware?
Based on the smears slimed on Palin, and the attacks on her because she's a woman who works as well, definitely, Biden's conduct should be examined and condemned. Unless, of course, someone is proposing a double standard for men and women.
For the record: I don't condone the types of attacks launched against Palin and her family. I don't condone sexism, either, but since it's here, I think we should deal with it.
So, based on the standards demanded of Palin (you have a disabled baby! how dare you work!), how does Biden come out? (You had 2 sons who were severely hurt, and they'd lost their mother and sister, and you left them to run off to D.C.!)
Does the above work for you as a tactic once it's applied to Biden?
Because it sure doesn't work for me, any more than the Palin smears do.
For the record: congratulations to Biden for pulling himself together, fulfilling his duty, and also being a father.
The same respect is due Palin, who had the guts to not abort her child, to continue with her duties, and to move on into further accomplishments.
Newly elected to the Senate in 1972 but not yet sworn in, the then-30-year-old Mr. Biden faced a family tragedy: His wife and infant daughter were killed in a car accident, which also left his two sons badly injured. Mr. Biden reportedly considered withdrawing from public life but was persuaded to continue, and he was sworn in beside his sons’ hospital beds. To care for them, he commuted daily by train between Wilmington, Del., and Washington, never securing a Washington residence. He remarried in 1977, and he and his wife, Jill, also have a daughter.