Biden sounds like Trump Lite.

Biden went from voting for the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996 to defending gay rights in 2012. He supported the invasion in Iraq, then called it a mistake. He initially (in 1973) said he believed Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided—and repeatedly (in 1977 and again in 1981) voted against allowing federal funds to pay for abortions for women in cases of rape or incest, bragging to supporters in 1994 that he’d done so “on no fewer than 50 occasions.” But far from leading the fight, his progress has been grudging and reluctant. Those hoping Biden’s present position on women’s rights would put more distance between Biden then and Biden now might be less disappointed than confused: Biden told an ACLU member in early May that he supported repealing the Hyde Amendment. Then his campaign said he’d “misheard.” Last Wednesday his campaign confirmed that in fact he still supported the Hyde Amendment. This Thursday, he said he no longer did.

In a weird way, his frankness about his self-contradictions—“I make no apologies for my last position. I make no apologies for what I’m about to say,” he said Thursday as he reversed himself on the Hyde Amendment—bestows upon him a kind of flexibility that allows him to claim (for example) that he won’t accept donations from corporate lobbyists, and then kick off his campaign with a fundraiser held at the home of the head of lobbying for Comcast.

People support Biden for a lot of reasons (a desire to beat Trump counts). But a significant part of his success has been getting much of the public to see his flaws and lies as lovable, well-meaning, and proof of his honesty (which these days means something more like “authenticity”). [emphasis mine]

Why Joe Biden Gets Away With It

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Biden may be ahead in the polls but with this record, he should be discussed, confronted, and rejected as our next POTUS. I want a man or woman who has principles, stands on them, firmly, and I can decide if I want him/her to be my president. I am sick and tired of being embarrassed and disgusted by the present man who holds the title. 


“I make no apologies for my last position. I make no apologies for what I’m about to say.” Fail. Someone who thoughtfully leaves behind harmful positions absolutely needs to apologize and make amends for the harm he had caused. Otherwise his "flexibility" is nothing more than political expediency, telling the suckers voters what he thinks they want to hear.




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