Letter Grade F-: Position Get's More Liberal

The Biden Seesaw:

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.

The Biden Seesaw Facts Flashcards:

Carbon Tax & Environmental Regulation

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.[1][2]

Taxpayer Funded Abortions

Biden was against taxpayer funded abortions before he was for them. Biden changed his position following pressure from socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.[1]

Chinese Competition

Biden thought China is “not competition for us,” but now believes the U.S. is “in a competition with China.”[3]

Trans-Pacific Partnership

Biden was for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal before he was against it.[4]

Gun Control

Biden was for reducing gun regulations before he was for gun control.[5]

Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants

Biden was against amnesty for illegal immigrants before he was for it.[5]

Mass Incarceration

Biden was for mass incarceration before he was against it.[6]

Anita Hill’s Honesty

Biden thought Anita Hill was lying about now Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas before he thought she wasn’t and apologized.[5]

Praising Segregationists

Biden was for praising segregationists before he was against it.[7]

Sanctuary Cities

Biden was against sanctuary cities before he was for them.[15]

War In Iraq

Biden was for the 2003 war in Iraq before he was against it.[8]

Same-Sex Marriage

Biden was against same-sex marriage before he was for it.[9]

Death Penalty

Biden was for the death penalty before he was against it.[6]

Biden's Love Notes:

  • Biden “keeps flip-flopping on key policy issues to please the Democratic base”[10]

    - Business Insider

  • Socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “called out Biden on both his climate and abortion positions.”[1]

    Socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “called out Biden on both his climate and abortion positions.”[1]

    - James Oliphant

  • “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.”[12]

    - NBC's Jonathan Allen

  • Biden “has revived memories of politicians past who did a neat about-face on a matter of principle.”[13]

    - Washington Post Columnist Richard Cohen

  • “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.”[11]

    “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.”[11]

    - Obama Advisor David Axelrod

  • “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.”[14]

    - New York Magazine’s Eric Levitz

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