Joe Biden on domestic violence: Watch out for stuff that goes beyond your “garden-variety slap across the face”; Update: Full context added

posted at 2:41 pm on March 13, 2013 by Allahpundit

Via the Free Beacon, don’t bother complaining. Skip the Ted Kennedy mentions and “what if a Republican…” hypotheticals in the comments. It’s pointless. Just pause a moment to absorb the double standard and go about your day. Besides, if there’s any liberal who enjoys extra immunity for something like this, it’s crazy Uncle Joe. He’s supposed to be an idiot. What’s worse, this or him telling shotgun owners to pump and fire through the door when they see someone lurking outside? And he paid no price for that outside of righty blogs, right? QED.

Here’s all I want: I want him to demonstrate on a male volunteer what a “garden-variety slap across the face” looks like. Let’s see what Special J regards as being no big deal.

Update: Ah, turns out the clip cuts off without capturing the end of his sentence. “Garden variety” is an odd term to use, but Biden did end up condemning that too:

We’ve learned that certain behaviors on the part of an abuser portend much more danger than other behaviors. For example, if an abuser has attempted to strangle his victim, if he has threatened to shoot her, if he has sexually assaulted her, and there’s a number of other signs, about eight others. These are tell-tale signs to say this isn’t your garden-variety slap across the face which is totally unacceptable in and of itself.


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