Joe Biden’s “Fine People on Both Sides” Moment


by Erick-Woods Erickson

When given the opportunity for moral clarity, the man who ran because of Charlottesville did no better than, and perhaps a bit worse than, Trump’s “very fine people on both sides” moment after Charlottesville. Trump did a better job denouncing the white supremacists at that time than Biden did denouncing antisemites yesterday.

At the White House, Joe Biden stood by while Alexandria Ocasio Cortez praised the pro-Hamas protests at Yale, Columbia, Berkeley, and elsewhere. Biden then declared he “learned a long time ago to listen to that lady.”

Later, a reporter asked Biden if he condemned the antisemitic protests.

“I condemn the antisemitic protests,” Biden told the reporters. “I also condemn those who don’t understand what’s going on with the Palestinians.”


What a muddied mess. Palestinian students are not being harassed on college campuses. Palestinian professors are not being locked out of campus. Biden met the moment and fell on his face.

I understand those who want to stop Trump.

But Biden cannot stand up forcefully against Trump if he cannot stand up forcefully against these antisemitic protestors. Doing the both sides dance on this is a remarkable failure of leadership from a President who said he wanted to call us all to our better angels and return us to normal.

Biden failed.

It’s a testament to the level of intellectual dishonesty of the Democrats that they’ll defend his failure as success.


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Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden doesn’t know his ass from a hole in the ground. He still clings desperately to every vote, especially the terrorist supporting anti-Semitic vote. He represents his party well.