“I prefer people who are humble enough to apologize when they applaud people who should not.”
Mr. Biden did not applaud racists. He described his cordial relationship with them, and, contrary to your accusation, explicitly declared that he disagreed with their beliefs.
“Asking for an apology from somebody who is unaware of how insulting those comments are to a percentage of the population is hardly mudslinging.”
Mr. Biden’s comments were not insulting to any rational or fair-minded person.
“Moreover, Biden was told not to go there by his advisors.”
That was sound political advice. It had nothing to do with ethics.
I suspect that this country is heading for a bloody conflict. Most Americans are too stupid to realize that screaming at each other is merely the prelude to shooting at each other.