That's the part that bothers me. This odd mentality that Biden would be just as bad or worse than Trump. Obviously this isn't taking into account the Allegations against him, the things he's promising on his campaign website would completely and definitively be better than what Trump wants to do.
He's promised to undo the locking up of kids and reunite families (I know. "Who built the cages?!". That doesn't matter. What matters is what he's promising to do NOW)
He's promised to protect LGBT rights
He's promised to Actually take steps to combat Climate Change (Vs. y'know, undoing regulations and actively HURTING efforts to combat it)
He promised to try to codify Roe v. Wade
He's promised to expand the ACA including a Public Option.
Some of these things like his Healthcare plans aren't nearly as comprehensive and good as Bernie's for sure. This isn't debatable.
But ALL of these things and more are VASTLY better than what we currently have under Trump. Even him just doing the bare minimum he has to in order to say he tried to keep his promises in these areas would be immeasurably better than Trump and IMO it's the moral thing to do in most cases.
The ACA wasn't perfect but it led to 20 MILLION extra people being covered who weren't already. Trump has been stripping things from it meaning those 20 Million people are at risk of losing theirs. I AM ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE. I have a chronic case of Girl which is considered a "Preexisting condition" and before ACA I couldn't get health insurance.
His plan isn't M4A but 20 Million people isn't NOTHING. Why do some people consider letting Trump continue to tear that apart the more Moral position over letting Biden try to expand the ACA?
This is the shitty icky position I now find myself in.
Biden is clearly and unambiguously the better option and now that the Primary is effectively over, the ONLY option other than Trump and I'm stuck defending him on a policy level while he's got credible sexual assault allegations against him.
What's more moral? Opposing him on principle because of those allegations, then watching as Roe v. Wade is overturned, the ACA is dismantled further and fewer and fewer people get covered? Watch as the kids in cages continue? Watch as Fascism and white nationalism continue to take hold?
I'm a consequentialist and a pragmatist.
Ideals and symbolic gestures can sometimes be important. The idea of "Supporting" a rapist makes my skin crawl, but ultimately I have to ask myself "What will actually HAPPEN if Biden loses?" and the answer to that question is: "The bad things Trump was doing will continue and probably get worse since he'll be emboldened after beating Impeachment AND Reelection" and in this scenario I can't help but prefer the situation where that DOESN'T happen.
It's a shitty situation to be in and I hate that Biden has put me in it, but here we are.