September 10, 2012
Barack Obama's Running Mate: A Proven Liar, Coward, and BullyBy William A. Levinson
We must say up front that we sympathize with Vice President Biden for the loss of his wife and infant daughter in a 1972 car crash. It is, however, unfortunate that Biden himself lacks the common decency not to misuse and pervert the memory of his spouse and child for political gain, and not to misuse the resources of the U.S. Senate to inflict pain on an innocent family for the same reason.
As reported by Inside Edition, a police investigation of the accident showed that Mrs. Biden pulled into an intersection after she failed to notice an oncoming tractor trailer, which apparently had the right of way. The truck's driver, Curtis Dunn, put his own life at risk in an effort to avoid the collision; he twisted the wheel so hard that he overturned his vehicle. Delaware Online adds emphatically that neither driver had consumed alcohol. Senator Biden, as reported by the New York Times, nonetheless chose to publicly and falsely accuse Mr. Dunn of killing Biden's wife and child while driving drunk (emphasis added):
A false accusation of a crime such as killing somebody while driving drunk is of course automatically libel or slander, but Mr. Biden waited until Mr. Dunn had died of natural causes to make this accusation. A dead person cannot sue for defamation, nor can his family sue on his behalf, which means Biden attacked somebody who could not defend himself. This makes Barack Obama's running mate a coward as well as a liar.
Mr. Dunn is not in a position to care what Biden said about him, but he left a daughter (Pamela Hamill) and doubtless other family members who do care. These are ordinary Americans who do not have the power and media access of a United States senator, who used his Senate website to perpetrate his malicious defamation of Ms. Hamill's father (emphasis added):
Biden therefore used his power as a U.S. senator to brutalize an ordinary American family so he could grandstand about how he felt the pain of the 9/11 victims, and that makes him a bully: "A person who uses strength or power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker." To this may be added his prostitution of the memory of his own wife and daughter, whom he used for the same purpose. There is a strong similarity between Biden's falsification of the accident for his personal gain and Craig and Cindy Corrie's use of their daughter's memory to gain media attention.
The Corries continue to blame Israel for the death of Rachel Corrie despite ample proof that the International Solidarity Movement knowingly, willfully, and recklessly put the lives of its own activists at risk by playing chicken with moving construction equipment. Craig Corrie, who supervised bulldozer operations as a combat engineer in Vietnam, should know this better than anybody. The pro-Palestinian Electronic Intifada even stipulates that the activists had several close calls with bulldozers earlier in the day (emphasis added).
Only a reckless person, as the law defines recklessness, would engage in, much less persist in, such an activity. "Making of a Martyr" by Sandra Jordan at Buzzle.com is no longer online, possibly due to its exposure of even more recklessness by the International Solidarity Movement.
ISM leader George Rishmawi also expressed a motive for wanting the group's activists dead for anti-Israel public relations purposes:
It is a matter of record that the Rachel Corrie Foundation was informed of this material, and even more, by e-mail. The Corrie Foundation's persistence in attacking Israel instead of seeking genuine justice for Rachel Corrie -- e.g., by exposing the ISM for its willful endangerment of its own activists -- says plenty about this organization's integrity and character. And Joseph Biden's perversion of the memory of his wife and daughter for political gain, and at the expense of a family of "the 99 percent," tells us everything we need to know about his integrity and character.
William A. Levinson, P.E. is the author of several books on business management including content on organizational psychology, as well as manufacturing productivity and quality.