Ever since Joe Biden entered the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, his positions continue to shift as if he were riding a seesaw. He’s been rushing to embrace a radical, leftist agenda, often at the command of self-proclaimed socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Biden was for a “middle ground” on environmental regulation, but following pressure from socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez he ended up proposing a radical agenda, even embracing a carbon tax.
Biden was against taxpayer funded abortions before he was for them. Biden changed his position following pressure from socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Biden thought China is “not competition for us,” but now believes the U.S. is “in a competition with China.”
Biden was for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal before he was against it.
Biden was for reducing gun regulations before he was for gun control.
Biden was against amnesty for illegal immigrants before he was for it.
Biden was for mass incarceration before he was against it.
Biden thought Anita Hill was lying about now Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas before he thought she wasn’t and apologized.
Biden was for praising segregationists before he was against it.
Biden was against sanctuary cities before he was for them.
Biden was for the 2003 war in Iraq before he was against it.
Biden was against same-sex marriage before he was for it.
Biden was for the death penalty before he was against it.
Biden “keeps flip-flopping on key policy issues to please the Democratic base”
Socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “called out Biden on both his climate and abortion positions.”
“Being on both sides of an issue is seldom a good look politically. Swing voters will see Biden buckling to his base, and Democrats are unlikely to reward him for coming late to a position that is pretty universally accepted in their primary field.”
Biden “has revived memories of politicians past who did a neat about-face on a matter of principle.”
“So that was a flip, flop, flip, which is never a good thing in politics and it raises questions about his own performance and his own steadiness and his campaign's performance.”
“During his half-century in American politics, Biden has displayed a passion for triangulation and, in so doing, made himself complicit in a wide variety of odious policies. But he’s always been more of an unscrupulous opportunist than a principled centrist.”