As a member of the tribe behind those infamous "Jewish space lasers," you might say I'm not a big Marjorie Taylor Greene fan. But in defending President Biden in response to a comment about him made by Rep. Taylor Greene in a 60 Minutes segment this weekend, Mike Barnicle made a laudatory claim about Biden that stretched credulity beyond the breaking point.
Interviewed by Lesley Stahl, Taylor Greene defended her past comment that the Democrats are a party of "pedophiles." She said:
"Democrats support -- even Joe Biden, the president himself, supports children being sexualized and having transgender surgeries. Sexualizing children is what pedophiles do to children."
As you'll see in the screencap below, that drew an emoji-worthy expression of dubiousness from Stahl.
On today's Morning Joe, loyal Democrat Mike Barnicle rose to Ol' Joe's defense, calling Biden:
"One of the most normal, honorable human beings you will ever meet."
"Normal?" Really? The guy with the well-earned reputation for inappropriately hugging, nuzzling, and sniffing women, including young ones. Readers will remember the iconic image of Biden, seen above, with the clearly uncomfortable daughter of Sen. Chris Coons. And here's a YouTube compilation of Biden's greatest "hits," so to speak.
Further, Ronald Kessler wrote a book alleging that Biden had a habit of swimming naked in his pool in the presence of female Secret Service agents. Per this US News article, neither a Biden spox nor the Secret Service would respond to Kessler's reporting.
The best this Atlantic article, "In Defense of Naked Joe Biden," could do was to blame whoever leaked the information, and to say that there's nothing unusual about a guy swimming naked in his backyard pool. Okay, but not in the presence of women who have been ordered to be there.
As for being "honorable," we'll put that on hold, pending determination of whether Biden was indeed the "Big Guy" skimming a share of Hunter's influence-peddling millions.
Here's the transcript.
7:13 am EDT
LESLEY STAHL: [Quoting MTG] The Democrats are a party of pedophiles.
MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE: I would definitely say so. They support grooming children.
STAHL: They are IIInot pedophiles! Why would you IIIsay that?
TAYLOR GREENE: Democrats, Democrats support -- even Joe Biden, the president himself, supports children being sexualized and having transgender surgeries. Sexualizing children is what pedophiles do to children.
STAHL: [Makes face] Wow. Okay.
MIKE BARNICLE: And many members of their [Republican] party, specifically in the House of Representatives, are probably afraid of her because of what she says, when she says it, and she does not care what she says.
So she's put her stamp on one of the two major parties, two major political parties in this country. And that stamp right now is indelible. I think that's the larger story.
And I'm glad she was on 60 Minutes, so more people could get an idea of who she is.
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Yes.
BARNICLE: Basically implying, inferring, that the President of the United States, one of the most normal, honorable human beings you will ever meet, regardless of your politics, is a pedophile favorite. I mean, it is absolutely obscene. And she represents the obscenity.