Really? Because @JoeBiden has actually had one of the most consistent records in Washington, from his time as a Senator through his time as VP. I challenge you to come up with something to challenge these points other than a catchy phrase.
Biden agrees with Trump that China is breaking international trade rules, unfairly subsidizing Chinese companies, and discriminating against U.S. firms and stealing intellectual property.

Tell me why you think that's wrong.
While we all know China is a problem, Trump's tariffs erratic and self-defeating, we need targeted retaliation against China using existing trade laws and building a united front of allies.

Give me one good, unbiased reason this is a bad thing in your opinion.
As far as climate goes, he calls the Green New Deal a crucial framework. Key word, framework, something to BUILD on. If you have a problem with this, give me a reason why. An INFORMED reason why, not just a talking point handed to you by your propaganda outlet of choice.
Biden's climate plan would commit the U.S. economy to net-zero emissions by 2050, would allow for $1.7 trillion in direct government spending on clean energy, as well as new laws to tax carbon.
It promises executive action on methane emissions, stricter fuel-economy standards, and nationwide energy efficiency standards.

It also promises a return to the 2015 Paris climate agreement and a diplomatic push to make its targets more ambitious.
Biden also wants to use trade policy as a climate tool by putting tariffs on high-carbon products from other countries. It advocates for major reforms in transportation, agriculture, and housing to reduce their carbon footprint and would create jobs.
He also stated that he would bar U.S. foreign aid & financing for coal-fired power plants overseas, provide debt relief for countries implementing green policies, & expand efforts to reduce fossil fuel subsidies worldwide.

Tell me, what do you disagree with with that?
His counterterrorism strategy includes fighting jihadists and other militant groups around the world. He said that U.S. policy must focus on ensuring the remnants of al-Qaeda and the self-proclaimed Islamic State cannot reconstitute themselves.

What is your problem with this?
He voted against updates to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in 2007 and 2008 that authorized the collection of emails, search histories, and other personal data of U.S. citizens.

I don't see a problem there, why do you?
He wants to hold a global summit to pressure tech companies to make pledges that they will ensure their platforms “are not empowering the surveillance state, facilitating repression in China and elsewhere, spreading hate, [or] spurring people to violence.”
He said the United States should use its foreign assistance to provide the world with alternatives to China’s “dystopian” surveillance technologies.

Seems to my that he has an actual plan to stop things that Trump only screams about on Twitter.
He wants to work with U.S. allies to develop 5G cellular networks and other advanced technologies to ensure they remain secure from intrusion by U.S. adversaries.

What is your problem with this?
He is is co-chair of the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity, a group founded in 2018 by former U.S. and EU policymakers to combat the shared threat of election hacking, especially by Russia.

Why do you not like this?
He has repeatedly warned of the vulnerability of U.S. cyber infrastructure—including transportation networks, electrical grids, and election systems—to attack, sabotage, and infiltration, and calls for greater investment and higher regulatory standards.
He has also warned about the ability of China and Russia to exploit loopholes in the U.S. regulatory system and use the financial industry to launder money to get around the ban on foreign funding of elections.
He also wants to repeal of regulations that exempt Facebook and other online platforms from responsibility for what their users post.

This I can see go either way, freedom of speech and all, but I'd like to hear why you think it's bad OTHER than 1A.
Let's get to military and defense, shall we?

Biden has supported some U.S. military interventions and opposed others. He has advocated for narrow objectives in the use of force, and he has expressed skepticism over the ability of the United States to reshape foreign societies.
He emphasizes the importance of diplomacy and working through alliances and global institutions.

He says force should be used only to defend our vital interests, when the objective is clear and achievable, and promises to end the wars in the Middle East.
He is quoted as saying “we need a real strong dose of humility about [our] capacity to fundamentally alter circumstances around the world.”

He also rules out using U.S. troops for any regime-change efforts.
He says the United States has both a moral duty and a security interest to respond with military force to genocide or chemical weapons use around the world.

He wants to bring U.S. troops home by launching a high-level diplomatic effort.
He wants to keep a small number of SF & intelligence assets there to combat terrorism, while pursuing peace talks with the Taliban.

That sounds a lot like what Trump is doing, so why do you have a problem with that?
He supported the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, but as vice president pushed for troop reductions and a more limited mission.

He argues that military spending is too focused on traditional warfare rather than emerging areas for defense such as space and cyberspace.
He supported the 2003 invasion of Iraq, but he now calls it a “mistake” and played a major role in withdrawing 150,000 troops from the country in 2011.

Gee, what is wrong with that?
He plans to reaffirm the ban on torture and provide more transparency on military operations, particularly as it relates to civilian casualties.

That's a promise Trump made abandoned shortly after his inauguration. So why do you have an issue with that?
Biden has criticized the expansion of executive war powers, saying as a candidate for president in 2008 that the use of force without congressional approval, except in the case of an imminent threat, is an impeachable offense.
He promises a new federal initiative to address suicide and mental health issues among veterans that will include increased funding to Veterans Affairs health programs.

I'm still failing to see what problem you could possibly have with this. Please advise.
Biden emphasizes that the United States cannot deal with the new challenges it faces without close relationships with its allies and the cooperation of international institutions.

Trump’s withdrawal from treaties & denigration of alliances has hurt the US standing in the world.
He wants a “Summit for Democracy” to discuss three major areas: fighting corruption, defending against rising authoritarianism, and advancing human rights.

He wants to make diplomacy the premier tool of U.S. foreign policy and will “rebuild” the State Department.
He wants to recommit to alliances and reenter agreements, including restoring U.S. support for NATO, rejoining the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate accord, and strengthening alliances with Australia, Israel, Japan, and South Korea.
He warns about the rising tide of populism and nationalism around the world, and argues that if the United States withdraws from global leadership, authoritarian powers will try to take hold.
He says the United States’ greatest foreign policy accomplishment has been the investments in collective security and prosperity made in partnership with U.S. allies.
Biden has been a a champion of the middle class, warning that decreasing economic opportunity & mobility is worsening the polarization & radicalization of American life. He proposes trillions in new spending on U.S. products, infrastructure, & research
He is quoted as saying economic security is national security.

He says globalization has “hollowed out” the middle class, led to the loss of millions of U.S. manufacturing jobs, and accelerated inequality.
He wants to repeal the 2017 Trump tax law, instead raising corporate taxes and taxes on investments and other passive income. He would also increase middle-class benefits such as the child tax credit.
The additional tax revenue from that would help fund his $700 billion “Buy American” economic plan, which would allow for trillions of dollars to go toward needed updates to things like American infrastructure.
He has consistently proposed major reforms to U.S. education, pushing for free community college and vocational training, as well as free public four-year college.
He proposes policies to strengthen worker leverage: banning noncompete rules &ending wage secrecy, and raising the minimum wage.

I'm sorry, I still don't understand why you would have a problem with any of this, unless it's just that it will affect your pockets
supports comprehensive immigration reform, and has in the past backed more restrictionist policies. He emphasizes the need to address the root causes of immigration in the countries of origin.
He would overturn policies that separate families at the border and prolong detentions. He also vows to establish public-private networks to address humanitarian needs at the border.

He says Dreamers and should be immediately granted citizenship.
He also wants to reverse Trump on temporary protected status (TPS)—restoring the immigration program for citizens of El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, and elsewhere and extending it to Venezuelans.
Oh, and BTW, As a senator, he voted for the 2006 Secure Fence Act, which authorized seven hundred miles of fencing on the U.S.-Mexico border, and a 1996 law that increased penalties for illegal immigration and expanded the government’s deportation authority.
In 2008, he proposed jailing employers that hire undocumented workers, cracking down on sanctuary cities, and building more border fencing to stop drug dealers from Mexico.

that doesn't sound like he wants open borders to me, why does it sound that way to you?
I could go on and on, but if you don't see it yet, you won't, probably because you don't WANT to. But if anyone would like to discuss, I'm always around.

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