Kevin Costner may be a good person, it’s hard to tell. He’s a decent actor and has been successful as a producer and director as well. Additionally, he comes across with a likable personality in his roles, so he obviously has talent. But why would we consider Mr. Costner to be more genuinely masculine than the next guy? Because he wears cowboy hats? Because he can act tough in front of a camera? If anything, for those reasons we should be even more skeptical of Costner.
But the “phantom handshake” has no defense. It was a very confused old man showing how truly sick he is, and there’s no “childhood stutter” or “joke” that can fix it. And every single GOP lawmaker should be screaming at the top of their lungs for the 25th Amendment, but of course, they’re not. And the media is virtually silent, which only makes everything that’s wrong with Joe seem 1000x worse.
We have had plenty of instances in the recent past of Democrats, specifically the Squad, saying something derogatory about a person or group. There has been little accountability for such actions. Omar has been scrutinized often. Her comments about Israel and Jews reinforce her hatred for the Jewish people. She supported BLM and the riots of 2020 while pushing for defunding of the Police.