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Posted by: thepinetree on 01/21/2022 02:23 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 01/21/2022 02:23 PM
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President Biden At Democratic National Committee Grassroots Event

Washington, DC...Hi, Kamala. I love you. You always have my back. You’re really amazing. THE VICE PRESIDENT: I do. THE PRESIDENT: You’re the best partner I could imagine. And, Jaime, thanks for your leadership, pal.

You know, I want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for your support as we make — mark one year in office. Well, sometimes, it seems longer, doesn’t it, Kamala? But the truth of the matter is it’s been a year of challenges. Some enormous progress was made though, you know, and you’ve helped make it happen.

You’ve heard some of these statistics: 210 million people vaccinated when 2 million were vaccinated when we took office; 6 million new jobs — I think it’s more than that actually; 3.9 percent unemployment rate — they didn’t expect it for another four years; 40 percent drop in child poverty — a record.

And now we’re just getting started in implementing the historic investment and rebuilding America. We’re going to create better jobs for millions of Americans by modernizing our roads, our bridges, our rails, our ports, our airports, clean drinking water. You’ve heard this before, but it’s real.

You know, there’s over 400,000 — anyway, I won’t get into all the detail. But high-speed Internet for every American, every kid, everybody, every business — rural, suburban, urban. Five hundred thousand charging stations for electric vehicles all across this nation. And we’re — we’re focused on delivering for the American people.

My friend — and he really is a friend, and he’s continued to be a loyal friend — Jim Clyburn, our leader, says it best. He says it’s all about making everything more affordable and more accessible to everybody — to everybody — to ordinary folks like the house I grew up in. That’s why we’ve got to keep pushing the Build Back Better plan to make childcare more affordable and accessible, to make eldercare more affordable and accessible, and make healthcare and prescription drugs, education more affordable and accessible.

Just look at what our plan does for childcare. For many families, it would cut the cost in half for childcare.

For prescription drugs: Under our plan — it costs ten bucks, by the way, to make that insulin that folks need. But guess what? It’s (inaudible) 1,000 bucks a month; on average, 655 bucks a month. We can make that at $35 a month, changing people’s lives.

And look, of course, you know, we’ve got a lot of work to do to protect the sacred right to vote. But before I — look, I want to make one other thing clear. And it’s almost — I think we forget it sometimes. We not only are going to, in fact, pay for all of this; nobody making under 400 grand a year will pay a penny more in taxes. And we’ve already cut the federal budget by $300 billion.

And in terms of the sacred right to vote and the integrity of our elections, this is going to be a fight. I know we’re disappointed by last night’s vote. Kamala and I are deeply disappointed. But we’re not deterred. We’re going to keep pushing. We’re not going to give up.

The DNC is going to keep pushing on voter education, on voter engagement, voter protection in states, while we continue to push for federal legislation. And we’re going to need your help. Together, we’re going to stand up to the Big Lie and the Republican efforts to — for voter suppression and election subversion. That’s what they’re doing.

Now, we’re going to stand up and protect the right to vote and have that vote counted. That’s what the Republicans are trying to take away. That’s what we have to protect always.

Look, for all the progress we’ve made, we know it’s still a very tough time for Americans. COVID-19, after two years, has been — it has worn people down. And inflation is taking a bite out of people’s pocketbooks.

Well, we have answers for that as well. We have — we propose the answers to the challenges we face. And that’s the difference between us and the Republican Party.

You know, I was — I did a couple hours’ press conference the other day, and I got asked the question I used to get asked: “Well, you promised.” No, I proposed. I like — I know how things have changed. If you say something in a campaign, it’s a promise to get it done.

I — you know, we have, basically, 15 presidents in the United States Senate. Any one person can be a — make a big difference in the outcome of an election.

But we have a unity in the Democratic Party; 48 of the 50 Democrats vote with me on everything. And the other two vote with me on 80 percent of everything. So, ask yourself — you know, we know what we’re for, but ask yourself the question.

I was thinking about this the other day: What are Republicans for? What are they for? It’s no accident they didn’t even bother to come up with a platform in 2020. They had no platform at their convention, because they don’t stand for anything except to stop us.

If I can hold a second and just point out that the — Governor Sununu of — up in New Hampshire said the reason he didn’t run for the Senate — he checked with a bunch of senators and asked what they — what their plans were, what they’re going to do. And I’ll — I won’t give you the whole quote, but you can check it out. It said he said — they looked at him and said, “We just got to block anything Biden wants to get done.”

I mean, you know, they’re — these guys don’t have — they’re not for anything. And that’s the choice we have to prevent [present] before voters: between the plans we have to improve the lives of the American people and no plan — none at all.

And I — you think — ordinarily, you know, in a DNC meeting, you think you say things like this and maybe we’re exaggerating. But, really, think about: What are the Republicans for? What’s their platform? They don’t even have a platform.

Now, look, this election in 2022 is critical. We have to keep control of the House and the Senate to expand our majority. We need to reelect and elect Democratic governors, mayors, state legislators, and candidates up and down and ticket.

And the way we’re going to do that is by telling the voters what we’ve done and what we plan to do by making it clear: There’s a clear choice — a choice between a party that works for people and is focused on the future, and a party that’s completely controlled by one man and that’s focused on relitigating the past.

So we’re going to keep making our case and making the contrast. We’re going to be hitting the road. We’re going to need you to organize, to talk to us, to help us raise money.

And, by the way, you did such an incredible job getting both of us elected. We have to keep building the party, and keep the faith and spread it.

I hope every one of you is enormously proud of what you’ve helped accomplished here. And I hope you’re ready to keep going, because we have a lot more we can get done. And we’re going to do it together.

And, again, I can’t thank you enough.

Think about it: When we started this campaign, the idea that you’d all go out there and raise, you know, a billion 700 million dollars, elect so many people, get so much done — I can’t thank you enough.

And let me tell you what my overwhelming regret is. My overwhelming regret is I haven’t had you at the White House because of COVID.

So many of you did so much — so much. And I’ve been looking to have an excuse to get you to the — get you to the White House to see you, to personally thank you. And we’ve not been able to do that yet because of COVID. But we’re going to turn the corner and be able to do that.

And one more thing. You know, what you’ve done is changing people’s lives. You’re literally changing people’s lives. And I really think that we’re going to look back on this time and realize that we really, literally, changed the trajectory of the country.

You know, I’ll conclude with this. And I’ve been saying this when I was running and I know for it a fact, and I’ve encountered it from last year. You know, there’s a real — a real race between democracies and autocracies.

The President of Russia, of China, of other countries, they really believe — and in China, they’ve in fact told me — that democracies aren’t that relevant in the 21st century because things are changing so fast — so fast you can’t generate a consensus; there’s not enough time. But autocracies, they can just do it.

Well, guess what? We’re going to demonstrate that democracy is the only way — the only way to do it. And when we explain to people what we’ve done — they have a little breathing room, once we get through this COVID crisis — then, in fact, I think you’ll see things change in a way that we’re going to reestablish who America is, what we are, and why there’s not a damn thing we can’t do.

So I tell every world leader I’m with: It’s never, ever, ever been a good bet to bet against the American people. Never. Never. They have never let the country down given half a chance. And we’re going to give them more than half a chance.

So anyway, thanks, everybody. I wish I could be there in person to thank you all and all those of you who are watching.

So, you know, we’re going to have — we have a lot of work to do, but I think we can get it done. Thank you all. God bless you all, and may God protect our troops.


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Posted on: 2022-01-21 16:04:20   By: Anonymous
Kamela, the brain dead cackling witch bitch!! Birds of a feather flock together.

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    Posted on: 2022-01-21 23:06:01   By: Anonymous
    Ole Joe the spineless turn around coward (not really the commander and chief). Putin really is scared! Joe and his administration seem to be softer than the load Joe put in his diaper. A complete embarrassment. Sad the almighty Democracy best to offer—all illegal 81 million votes had- was a career sell out! Complete failure. Top to bottom. Dentures Democratic Party.

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      Posted on: 2022-01-22 06:05:04   By: Anonymous
      Let’s get some idiots like Rudy to cook up a plan to overturn an election. What exactly did you say about President Biden ?

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        Posted on: 2022-01-22 06:07:22   By: Anonymous
        Why didn’t Ted just blow tucker for forgiveness ?

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          Posted on: 2022-01-23 04:06:06   By: Anonymous
          Ted blows everyone. Evidently, he's not very good at it despite all the practice.

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            Posted on: 2022-01-23 04:27:44   By: Anonymous
            Ivermectin advocate and #1 (sic) pro quarterback Aaron Rodgers was sent to the Prima Donna Bowl for the remainder of the season by our very own San Francisco 49ers.

            Now he can join the other loser, our defeated former president, for a round of gay sex on the Mar A Lago golf course. Hopefully an Iranian drone happens to be in the area.

            40% of Packer fans believe they won last night.

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        Posted on: 2022-01-22 06:14:29   By: Anonymous
        Look-Look. Here is the deal folks. Ah- anyways… Joey is a embarrassment. Just like his followers.

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          Posted on: 2022-01-22 07:15:04   By: Anonymous

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            Posted on: 2022-01-22 07:45:04   By: Anonymous
            ^OOPS, you forgot your moron meds this morn.

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              Posted on: 2022-01-22 08:15:12   By: Anonymous
              In the words of the leader of the free world- That’s a stupid question. Derp.

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                Posted on: 2022-01-23 04:13:55   By: Anonymous
                It WAS a stupid question. Nothing wrong with FOX wanting to to ask hard hitting, embarrassing questions of Biden, but that was an irrelevant and idiotic hypothetical the reporter floated. She deserved the smackdown.

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                  Posted on: 2022-01-23 05:33:24   By: Anonymous
                  It was a question that Bumbling Biden would not answer because the answer was yes. The United States is waiting for Russia to invade first and then decide to do something about it. Ass hole Joe doesn't know how to stand up to our enemies.

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                    Posted on: 2022-01-23 06:22:04   By: Anonymous
                    You're a fool. Biden, along with NATO is standing up to Putin, otherwise Putin's 100,000+ troops would be IN Ukraine now, and not at the border. Biden was taunting Putin, showing the world the coward and bully Putin is. If Trump were still president Putin would be in Kiev this very moment. Nothing more Trump would like than to punish the Ukrainians for turning down his request to make dirt on Biden, which led to his 1st impeachment.
                    So be proud of yourself, supporting our enemies and degrading the efforts of our president against them.

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                      Posted on: 2022-01-23 06:29:50   By: Anonymous
                      You are a complete DEMORAT ASS HOLE for that ignorant statement! You are an example of why America is going down the sh*thole. Congratulations you DICKHEAD DEMORAT!

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                        Posted on: 2022-01-23 08:42:38   By: Anonymous
                        Don't address the facts/issue.

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