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President Biden's Best Speech Ever!
Posted by: Biden Is Your President! ()
Date: January 07, 2022 09:00AM

Wow! President Biden's Best Speech Ever!!

Full Transcript --


Madam Vice President, my fellow Americans: to state the obvious, one year ago today, in this sacred place, Democracy was attacked. Simply attacked. The will of the people was under assault. The Constitution, our constitution faced the gravest of threats. Outnumbered in the face of a brutal attack, the Capitol Police, the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, the National Guard and other brave law enforcement officials saved the rule of law. Our democracy held. We the people endured. We the people prevail.

For the first time in our history, a president had not just lost an election, he tried to prevent the peaceful transfer of power as a violent mob breached the Capitol. But they failed. They failed. And on this day of remembrance, we must make sure that such attack never, never happens again.

I'm speaking to you today from Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol. This is where the House of Representatives met for 50 years in the decades leading up to the Civil War.

This is – on this floor is where a young congressman from Illinois, Abraham Lincoln, sat at desk 191. Above him, above us over that door, leading into the rotunda is a sculpture depicting Clio, the muse of history. In her hands, an open book, in which she records the events taking place in this chamber below. Clio stood watch over this hall, one year ago today, as she has for more than 200 years. She recorded what took place: the real history, the real facts, the real truth, the facts and the truth that Vice President Harris just shared, and that you and I and the whole world saw with our own eyes.

The Bible tells us that we shall know the truth and the truth shall make us free. We shall know the truth. Well, here is the God's truth about January 6, 2021. Close your eyes. Go back to that day. What do you see?

Rioters rampaging, waving for the first time inside this Capitol, the confederate flag that symbolized the cause to destroy America, to rip us apart. Even during the Civil War, that never, ever happened. But it happened here in 2021.

What else do you see? A mob, breaking windows, kicking in doors, breaching the Capitol, American flags on poles being used as weapons as spears, fire extinguishers being thrown at the heads of police officers. A crowd that professes their love for law enforcement assaulted those police officers, dragged them, sprayed them, stomped on them.

Over 140 police officers were injured. We all heard the police officers who were there that day testified to what happened. One officer called it quote "a medieval battle" and that he was more afraid that day than he was fighting the war in Iraq.

They've repeatedly asked since that day, how dare anyone, anyone diminish belittle or deny the hell they were put through? We saw with our own eyes rioters menace these halls, threatening the life of the Speaker of the House, literally erecting gallows to hang the vice president of the United States of America.

What do we not see? We didn't see a former president who had just rallied the mob to attack, sitting in the private dining room off the Oval Office in the White House, watching it all on television and doing nothing for hour, as police were assaulted. Lives at risk. The nation's capital under siege.

This wasn't a group of tourists. This is an armed insurrection. They weren't looking to uphold the will of the people. They were looking to deny the will of the people. They were looking to uphold – they weren't looking to hold a free and fair election. They were looking to overturn one. They weren't looking to save the cause of America. They were looking to subvert the Constitution. This isn't about being bogged down in the past. This is about making sure the past isn't buried.

That's the only way forward. That's what great nations do. They don't bury the truth. They face up to it. It sounds like hyperbole, but that's the truth. They face up to it. We are a great nation.

My fellow Americans in life, there's truth. And tragically, there are lies. Lies conceived and spread for profit and power. We must be absolutely clear about what is true and what is a lie. And here's the truth: the former president of the United States of America has created and spread a web of lies about the 2020 election. He's done so because he values power over principle.

Because he sees his own interest as more important than his country's interest and America's interest. And because his bruised ego matters more to him than our democracy or our constitution. He can't accept he lost. Even though that's what 93 United States senators, his own attorney general, his own vice president, governors and state officials in every battleground state have all said: he lost.

That's what 81 million of you did as you voted for a new way forward. He has done what no president in American history, the history of this country has ever, ever done. He refused to accept the results of an election and the will of the American people.

While some courageous men and women in the Republican Party are standing against it, trying to uphold the principle of that party, too many others are transforming that party into something else. They seem no longer to want to be the party, the party of Lincoln, Eisenhower, Reagan, the Bushes.

But whatever my other disagreements are with Republicans who support the rule of law and not the role of a single man, I will always seek to work together with them, to find shared solutions where it possible.

Because if we have a shared belief in democracy, that anything is possible. Anything.

And so at this moment, we must decide, what kind of nation are we going to be? Are we going to be a nation that accepts political violence as a norm? Are we going to be a nation where we allow partisan election officials to overturn the legally expressed will of the people?

Are we going to be a nation that lives not by the light of the truth but under the shadow of lies? We cannot allow ourselves to be that kind of nation. The way forward is to recognize the truth and to live by it.

The Big Lie being told by the former president and many Republicans who fear his wrath is that the insurrection in this country actually took place on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020.

Think about that. Is that what you thought? Is that what you thought when you voted that day? Taking part in an insurrection, is that what you thought you were doing, or did you think you were carrying out your highest duty as a citizen and voting?

The former president's supporters are trying to rewrite history. They want you to see Election Day as the day of insurrection. And the riot that took place there on January 6th as a true expression of the will of the people.

Can you think of a more twisted way to look at this country, to look at America? I cannot.

Here's the truth. The election of 2020 was the greatest demonstration of democracy in the history of this country. More of you voted in that election than have ever voted in all of American history. Over 150 million Americans went to the polls and voted that day in a pandemic. Some at great risk to their lives. They should be applauded, not attacked.

Right now in state after state, new laws are being written. Not to protect the vote, but to deny it. Not only to suppress the vote, but to subvert it, not to strengthen or protect our democracy, but because the former president lost. Instead of looking at election results from 2020 and saying they need new ideas or better ideas to win more votes, the former president and his supporters have decided the only way for them to win is to suppress your vote and subvert our elections.

It's wrong. It's undemocratic, and frankly, it's un-American. The second Big Lie being told by the former president's supporters is that the results of the election 2020 can't be trusted. The truth is that no election, no election in American history has been more closely scrutinized or more carefully counted.

Every legal challenge questioning the results and every court in this country that could have been made was made and was rejected, often rejected by Republican-appointed judges, including judges appointed by the former president himself from state courts to the United States Supreme Court. Recounts were undertaken in state after state. Georgia – Georgia counted its results three times, with one recount by hand.

Phony partisan audits were undertaken long after the election in several states. None changed the results. And in some of them, the irony is the margin of victory actually grew slightly.

So let's speak plainly about what happened in 2020. Even before the first ballot was cast, the former president was preemptively sowing doubt about the election results. He built his lie over months. It wasn't based on any facts. He was just looking for an excuse, a pretext to cover for the truth. He's not just a former president. He's a defeated former president. Defeated by a margin of over seven million of your votes. In a full and free and fair election.

There is simply zero proof the election results are inaccurate. In fact, in every venue where evidence had to be produced and oath to tell the truth had to be taken, the former president failed to make his case.

Just think about this, the former president and his supporters have never been able to explain how they accept as accurate the other election results that took place on November 3rd. The elections for governor. United States Senate. House of Representatives. Elections, in which they closed the gap in the House. They challenged none of that. The president's name was first. Then we went down the line, governors, senators, House of Representatives.

Somehow, those results are accurate on the same ballot. But the presidential race was flawed? And on the same ballot, the same day, cast by the same voters? The only difference, the former president didn't lose those races. He just lost the one that was his own.

Finally, the third Big Lie being told by a former president and supporters is that the mob who sought to impose their will through violence are the nation's true patriots. Is that what you thought when you looked at the mob ransacking the Capitol, destroying property, literally defecating in the hallways? Rifling through the desks of senators and representatives? Hunting down members of congress. Patriots? Not my view.

To me, the true patriots for the more than 150 Americans who peacefully expressed their vote at the ballot box. The election workers who protected the integrity of the vote and the heroes who defended this Capitol. You can't love your country only when you win. You can't obey the law only when it's convenient. You can't be patriotic when you embrace and enable lies.

Those who stormed this Capitol and those who instigated and incited and those who called on them to do so held a dagger at the throat of America, at American democracy.

They didn't come here out of patriotism or principle. They came here in rage. Not in service of America but rather in service of one man. Those who incited the mob, the real plotters who are desperate to deny the certification of this election, and defy the will of the voters. But their plot was foiled; congressmen, Democrats, Republicans stayed. Senators, representatives, staff, they finished their work, the Constitution demanded. They honored their oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

Look folks, now it's up to all of us — to We the People — to stand for the rule of law, to preserve the flame of democracy, to keep the promise of America alive. The promise is at risk. Targeted by the forces that value brute strength. Over the sanctity of democracy. Fear over hope. Personal gain over public good.

Make no mistake about it, we're living at an inflection point in history, both at home and abroad. We're engaged anew in a struggle between democracy and autocracy, between the aspirations of the many and the greed of the few. Between the people's right of self-determination and self-seeking autocrat. From China to Russia and beyond, they're betting the democracies' days are numbered - they've actually told me democracy is too slow, too bogged down by division to succeed in today's rapidly changing, complicated world.

And they're betting, they're betting America will become more like them and less like like us. They're betting in America is a place for the autocrat, the dictator, the strongman. I do not believe that. That is not who we are. That is not who we have ever been. And that is not who we should ever, ever be.

Our founding fathers, as imperfect as they were, set in motion, an experiment that changed the world, literally changed the world. Here in America, the people would rule. Power would be transferred peacefully. Never the tip of a spear or the barrel of a gun. They committed paper and idea that couldn't live up to – they couldn't live up to, but an idea it couldn't be constrained.

Yes, in America, all people are created equal. Reject the view that if you, if you succeed, I fail. If you get ahead, I fall behind. If I hold you down, I somehow lift myself up.

The former president who lies about this election and the mob that attacked this Capitol could not be further away from the core American values. They want to rule or they will ruin. Ruin when our country fought for at Lexington and Concord at Gettysburg and Omaha Beach, Seneca Falls, Selma, Alabama. What – and what we were fighting for: The right to vote. The right to govern ourselves. The right to determine our own destiny.

With rights come responsibilities. The responsibility to see each other as neighbors. Maybe we disagree with that neighbor, but they're not an adversary. The responsibility to accept defeat, then get back in the arena and try again the next time to make your case. The responsibility to see that America is an idea. An idea that requires vigilant stewardship.

As we stand here today, one year since January 6, 2021, the lies that drove the anger and madness we saw on this place, they have not abated. So we have to be firm, resolute and unyielding in our defense of the right to vote and have that vote counted.

Some have already made the ultimate sacrifice in this sacred effort. Jill and I have mourned police officers in this Capitol rotunda not once, but twice in the wake of January 6th. Once to honor Officer Brian Sicknick, who lost his life the day after the attack. The second time to honor Officer Billy Evans, who lost his life defending the Capitol as well.

We think about the others who lost their lives and were injured and everyone living with the trauma of that day. From those defending this Capitol to members of Congress in both parties and their staffs to reporters, cafeteria workers, custodial workers and their families.

Don't kid yourself. The pain and scars from that day run deep. I've said it many times and it's no more true or real when we think about the events of January 6th. We are in a battle for the soul of America. A battle that by the grace of God and the goodness and greatness of this nation, we will win.

Believe me: I know how difficult democracy is. And I'm crystal clear about the threats America faces. But I also know that our darkest days can lead to light and hope. From the death and destruction as the vice president referenced in Pearl Harbor can the triumph over the forces of fascism. From the brutality of Bloody Sunday on the Edmund Pettus Bridge came a historic voting rights legislation.

So now let's step up. Write the next chapter in American history, where January six marks not the end of democracy but the beginning of a renaissance of liberty and fair play.

I did not seek this fight right to this Capitol year ago today, but I will not shrink from it either. I will stand in this breach. I will defend this nation, and I will allow no one to place a dagger at the throat of democracy. We will make sure the will of the people is heard. That the ballot prevails, not violence. That authority of this nation will always be peacefully transferred. I believe the power of the presidency and the purpose is to unite this nation, not divide it.

To lift us up. Not tear us apart. It's about us, not about me. Deep in the heart of America, burns a flame lit almost 250 years ago of liberty, freedom and equality. This is not the land of kings or dictators or autocrats.

We're a nation of laws of order, not chaos, of peace, not violence. Here in America, the people rule, through the ballot. And their will prevails. So let's remember together, we're one nation under God, indivisible, that today, tomorrow and forever, at our best, we are the United States of America.

God bless you all. May God protect our troops. My God bless those who stand watch over our democracy.

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Re: President Biden's Best Speech Ever!
Posted by: GQP Sucks! ()
Date: January 07, 2022 09:12AM

Biden Is Your President! Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Wow! President Biden's Best Speech Ever!!
>
> Full Transcript --
>
>
> Madam Vice President, my fellow Americans: to
> state the obvious, one year ago today, in this
> sacred place, Democracy was attacked. Simply
> attacked. The will of the people was under
> assault. The Constitution, our constitution faced
> the gravest of threats. Outnumbered in the face of
> a brutal attack, the Capitol Police, the D.C.
> Metropolitan Police Department, the National Guard
> and other brave law enforcement officials saved
> the rule of law. Our democracy held. We the people
> endured. We the people prevail.
>
> For the first time in our history, a president had
> not just lost an election, he tried to prevent the
> peaceful transfer of power as a violent mob
> breached the Capitol. But they failed. They
> failed. And on this day of remembrance, we must
> make sure that such attack never, never happens
> again.
>
> I'm speaking to you today from Statuary Hall in
> the United States Capitol. This is where the House
> of Representatives met for 50 years in the decades
> leading up to the Civil War.
>
> This is – on this floor is where a young
> congressman from Illinois, Abraham Lincoln, sat at
> desk 191. Above him, above us over that door,
> leading into the rotunda is a sculpture depicting
> Clio, the muse of history. In her hands, an open
> book, in which she records the events taking place
> in this chamber below. Clio stood watch over this
> hall, one year ago today, as she has for more than
> 200 years. She recorded what took place: the real
> history, the real facts, the real truth, the facts
> and the truth that Vice President Harris just
> shared, and that you and I and the whole world saw
> with our own eyes.
>
> The Bible tells us that we shall know the truth
> and the truth shall make us free. We shall know
> the truth. Well, here is the God's truth about
> January 6, 2021. Close your eyes. Go back to that
> day. What do you see?
>
> Rioters rampaging, waving for the first time
> inside this Capitol, the confederate flag that
> symbolized the cause to destroy America, to rip us
> apart. Even during the Civil War, that never, ever
> happened. But it happened here in 2021.
>
> What else do you see? A mob, breaking windows,
> kicking in doors, breaching the Capitol, American
> flags on poles being used as weapons as spears,
> fire extinguishers being thrown at the heads of
> police officers. A crowd that professes their love
> for law enforcement assaulted those police
> officers, dragged them, sprayed them, stomped on
> them.
>
> Over 140 police officers were injured. We all
> heard the police officers who were there that day
> testified to what happened. One officer called it
> quote "a medieval battle" and that he was more
> afraid that day than he was fighting the war in
> Iraq.
>
> They've repeatedly asked since that day, how dare
> anyone, anyone diminish belittle or deny the hell
> they were put through? We saw with our own eyes
> rioters menace these halls, threatening the life
> of the Speaker of the House, literally erecting
> gallows to hang the vice president of the United
> States of America.
>
> What do we not see? We didn't see a former
> president who had just rallied the mob to attack,
> sitting in the private dining room off the Oval
> Office in the White House, watching it all on
> television and doing nothing for hour, as police
> were assaulted. Lives at risk. The nation's
> capital under siege.
>
> This wasn't a group of tourists. This is an armed
> insurrection. They weren't looking to uphold the
> will of the people. They were looking to deny the
> will of the people. They were looking to uphold
> – they weren't looking to hold a free and fair
> election. They were looking to overturn one. They
> weren't looking to save the cause of America. They
> were looking to subvert the Constitution. This
> isn't about being bogged down in the past. This is
> about making sure the past isn't buried.
>
> That's the only way forward. That's what great
> nations do. They don't bury the truth. They face
> up to it. It sounds like hyperbole, but that's the
> truth. They face up to it. We are a great nation.
>
> My fellow Americans in life, there's truth. And
> tragically, there are lies. Lies conceived and
> spread for profit and power. We must be absolutely
> clear about what is true and what is a lie. And
> here's the truth: the former president of the
> United States of America has created and spread a
> web of lies about the 2020 election. He's done so
> because he values power over principle.
>
> Because he sees his own interest as more important
> than his country's interest and America's
> interest. And because his bruised ego matters more
> to him than our democracy or our constitution. He
> can't accept he lost. Even though that's what 93
> United States senators, his own attorney general,
> his own vice president, governors and state
> officials in every battleground state have all
> said: he lost.
>
> That's what 81 million of you did as you voted for
> a new way forward. He has done what no president
> in American history, the history of this country
> has ever, ever done. He refused to accept the
> results of an election and the will of the
> American people.
>
> While some courageous men and women in the
> Republican Party are standing against it, trying
> to uphold the principle of that party, too many
> others are transforming that party into something
> else. They seem no longer to want to be the party,
> the party of Lincoln, Eisenhower, Reagan, the
> Bushes.
>
> But whatever my other disagreements are with
> Republicans who support the rule of law and not
> the role of a single man, I will always seek to
> work together with them, to find shared solutions
> where it possible.
>
> Because if we have a shared belief in democracy,
> that anything is possible. Anything.
>
> And so at this moment, we must decide, what kind
> of nation are we going to be? Are we going to be a
> nation that accepts political violence as a norm?
> Are we going to be a nation where we allow
> partisan election officials to overturn the
> legally expressed will of the people?
>
> Are we going to be a nation that lives not by the
> light of the truth but under the shadow of lies?
> We cannot allow ourselves to be that kind of
> nation. The way forward is to recognize the truth
> and to live by it.
>
> The Big Lie being told by the former president and
> many Republicans who fear his wrath is that the
> insurrection in this country actually took place
> on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020.
>
> Think about that. Is that what you thought? Is
> that what you thought when you voted that day?
> Taking part in an insurrection, is that what you
> thought you were doing, or did you think you were
> carrying out your highest duty as a citizen and
> voting?
>
> The former president's supporters are trying to
> rewrite history. They want you to see Election Day
> as the day of insurrection. And the riot that took
> place there on January 6th as a true expression of
> the will of the people.
>
> Can you think of a more twisted way to look at
> this country, to look at America? I cannot.
>
> Here's the truth. The election of 2020 was the
> greatest demonstration of democracy in the history
> of this country. More of you voted in that
> election than have ever voted in all of American
> history. Over 150 million Americans went to the
> polls and voted that day in a pandemic. Some at
> great risk to their lives. They should be
> applauded, not attacked.
>
> Right now in state after state, new laws are being
> written. Not to protect the vote, but to deny it.
> Not only to suppress the vote, but to subvert it,
> not to strengthen or protect our democracy, but
> because the former president lost. Instead of
> looking at election results from 2020 and saying
> they need new ideas or better ideas to win more
> votes, the former president and his supporters
> have decided the only way for them to win is to
> suppress your vote and subvert our elections.
>
> It's wrong. It's undemocratic, and frankly, it's
> un-American. The second Big Lie being told by the
> former president's supporters is that the results
> of the election 2020 can't be trusted. The truth
> is that no election, no election in American
> history has been more closely scrutinized or more
> carefully counted.
>
> Every legal challenge questioning the results and
> every court in this country that could have been
> made was made and was rejected, often rejected by
> Republican-appointed judges, including judges
> appointed by the former president himself from
> state courts to the United States Supreme Court.
> Recounts were undertaken in state after state.
> Georgia – Georgia counted its results three
> times, with one recount by hand.
>
> Phony partisan audits were undertaken long after
> the election in several states. None changed the
> results. And in some of them, the irony is the
> margin of victory actually grew slightly.
>
> So let's speak plainly about what happened in
> 2020. Even before the first ballot was cast, the
> former president was preemptively sowing doubt
> about the election results. He built his lie over
> months. It wasn't based on any facts. He was just
> looking for an excuse, a pretext to cover for the
> truth. He's not just a former president. He's a
> defeated former president. Defeated by a margin of
> over seven million of your votes. In a full and
> free and fair election.
>
> There is simply zero proof the election results
> are inaccurate. In fact, in every venue where
> evidence had to be produced and oath to tell the
> truth had to be taken, the former president failed
> to make his case.
>
> Just think about this, the former president and
> his supporters have never been able to explain how
> they accept as accurate the other election results
> that took place on November 3rd. The elections for
> governor. United States Senate. House of
> Representatives. Elections, in which they closed
> the gap in the House. They challenged none of
> that. The president's name was first. Then we went
> down the line, governors, senators, House of
> Representatives.
>
> Somehow, those results are accurate on the same
> ballot. But the presidential race was flawed? And
> on the same ballot, the same day, cast by the same
> voters? The only difference, the former president
> didn't lose those races. He just lost the one that
> was his own.
>
> Finally, the third Big Lie being told by a former
> president and supporters is that the mob who
> sought to impose their will through violence are
> the nation's true patriots. Is that what you
> thought when you looked at the mob ransacking the
> Capitol, destroying property, literally defecating
> in the hallways? Rifling through the desks of
> senators and representatives? Hunting down members
> of congress. Patriots? Not my view.
>
> To me, the true patriots for the more than 150
> Americans who peacefully expressed their vote at
> the ballot box. The election workers who protected
> the integrity of the vote and the heroes who
> defended this Capitol. You can't love your country
> only when you win. You can't obey the law only
> when it's convenient. You can't be patriotic when
> you embrace and enable lies.
>
> Those who stormed this Capitol and those who
> instigated and incited and those who called on
> them to do so held a dagger at the throat of
> America, at American democracy.
>
> They didn't come here out of patriotism or
> principle. They came here in rage. Not in service
> of America but rather in service of one man. Those
> who incited the mob, the real plotters who are
> desperate to deny the certification of this
> election, and defy the will of the voters. But
> their plot was foiled; congressmen, Democrats,
> Republicans stayed. Senators, representatives,
> staff, they finished their work, the Constitution
> demanded. They honored their oath to defend the
> Constitution against all enemies, foreign and
> domestic.
>
> Look folks, now it's up to all of us — to We the
> People — to stand for the rule of law, to
> preserve the flame of democracy, to keep the
> promise of America alive. The promise is at risk.
> Targeted by the forces that value brute strength.
> Over the sanctity of democracy. Fear over hope.
> Personal gain over public good.
>
> Make no mistake about it, we're living at an
> inflection point in history, both at home and
> abroad. We're engaged anew in a struggle between
> democracy and autocracy, between the aspirations
> of the many and the greed of the few. Between the
> people's right of self-determination and
> self-seeking autocrat. From China to Russia and
> beyond, they're betting the democracies' days are
> numbered - they've actually told me democracy is
> too slow, too bogged down by division to succeed
> in today's rapidly changing, complicated world.
>
> And they're betting, they're betting America will
> become more like them and less like like us.
> They're betting in America is a place for the
> autocrat, the dictator, the strongman. I do not
> believe that. That is not who we are. That is not
> who we have ever been. And that is not who we
> should ever, ever be.
>
> Our founding fathers, as imperfect as they were,
> set in motion, an experiment that changed the
> world, literally changed the world. Here in
> America, the people would rule. Power would be
> transferred peacefully. Never the tip of a spear
> or the barrel of a gun. They committed paper and
> idea that couldn't live up to – they couldn't
> live up to, but an idea it couldn't be
> constrained.
>
> Yes, in America, all people are created equal.
> Reject the view that if you, if you succeed, I
> fail. If you get ahead, I fall behind. If I hold
> you down, I somehow lift myself up.
>
> The former president who lies about this election
> and the mob that attacked this Capitol could not
> be further away from the core American values.
> They want to rule or they will ruin. Ruin when our
> country fought for at Lexington and Concord at
> Gettysburg and Omaha Beach, Seneca Falls, Selma,
> Alabama. What – and what we were fighting for:
> The right to vote. The right to govern ourselves.
> The right to determine our own destiny.
>
> With rights come responsibilities. The
> responsibility to see each other as neighbors.
> Maybe we disagree with that neighbor, but they're
> not an adversary. The responsibility to accept
> defeat, then get back in the arena and try again
> the next time to make your case. The
> responsibility to see that America is an idea. An
> idea that requires vigilant stewardship.
>
> As we stand here today, one year since January 6,
> 2021, the lies that drove the anger and madness we
> saw on this place, they have not abated. So we
> have to be firm, resolute and unyielding in our
> defense of the right to vote and have that vote
> counted.
>
> Some have already made the ultimate sacrifice in
> this sacred effort. Jill and I have mourned police
> officers in this Capitol rotunda not once, but
> twice in the wake of January 6th. Once to honor
> Officer Brian Sicknick, who lost his life the day
> after the attack. The second time to honor Officer
> Billy Evans, who lost his life defending the
> Capitol as well.
>
> We think about the others who lost their lives and
> were injured and everyone living with the trauma
> of that day. From those defending this Capitol to
> members of Congress in both parties and their
> staffs to reporters, cafeteria workers, custodial
> workers and their families.
>
> Don't kid yourself. The pain and scars from that
> day run deep. I've said it many times and it's no
> more true or real when we think about the events
> of January 6th. We are in a battle for the soul of
> America. A battle that by the grace of God and the
> goodness and greatness of this nation, we will
> win.
>
> Believe me: I know how difficult democracy is. And
> I'm crystal clear about the threats America faces.
> But I also know that our darkest days can lead to
> light and hope. From the death and destruction as
> the vice president referenced in Pearl Harbor can
> the triumph over the forces of fascism. From the
> brutality of Bloody Sunday on the Edmund Pettus
> Bridge came a historic voting rights legislation.
>
> So now let's step up. Write the next chapter in
> American history, where January six marks not the
> end of democracy but the beginning of a
> renaissance of liberty and fair play.
>
> I did not seek this fight right to this Capitol
> year ago today, but I will not shrink from it
> either. I will stand in this breach. I will defend
> this nation, and I will allow no one to place a
> dagger at the throat of democracy. We will make
> sure the will of the people is heard. That the
> ballot prevails, not violence. That authority of
> this nation will always be peacefully transferred.
> I believe the power of the presidency and the
> purpose is to unite this nation, not divide it.
>
> To lift us up. Not tear us apart. It's about us,
> not about me. Deep in the heart of America, burns
> a flame lit almost 250 years ago of liberty,
> freedom and equality. This is not the land of
> kings or dictators or autocrats.
>
> We're a nation of laws of order, not chaos, of
> peace, not violence. Here in America, the people
> rule, through the ballot. And their will prevails.
> So let's remember together, we're one nation under
> God, indivisible, that today, tomorrow and
> forever, at our best, we are the United States of
> America.
>
> God bless you all. May God protect our troops. My
> God bless those who stand watch over our
> democracy.

Face it, you freaks, you had an election, and because you nominated a creepy freak who scared off a MAJORITY of voters, you LOST! Guess what, sometimes you lose an election! You don’t overthrow the government, you find newer, less repulsive candidates and come back next time and try again! Why can’t people like Graham get that through their heads?

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Re: President Biden's Best Speech Ever!
Posted by: Wake me when you are done ()
Date: January 07, 2022 10:04AM

GQP Sucks! Wrote:
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> Biden Is Your President! Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Wow! President Biden's Best Speech Ever!!
> >
> > Full Transcript --
> >
> >
> > Madam Vice President, my fellow Americans: to
> > state the obvious, one year ago today, in this
> > sacred place, Democracy was attacked. Simply
> > attacked. The will of the people was under
> > assault. The Constitution, our constitution
> faced
> > the gravest of threats. Outnumbered in the face
> of
> > a brutal attack, the Capitol Police, the D.C.
> > Metropolitan Police Department, the National
> Guard
> > and other brave law enforcement officials saved
> > the rule of law. Our democracy held. We the
> people
> > endured. We the people prevail.
> >
> > For the first time in our history, a president
> had
> > not just lost an election, he tried to prevent
> the
> > peaceful transfer of power as a violent mob
> > breached the Capitol. But they failed. They
> > failed. And on this day of remembrance, we must
> > make sure that such attack never, never happens
> > again.
> >
> > I'm speaking to you today from Statuary Hall in
> > the United States Capitol. This is where the
> House
> > of Representatives met for 50 years in the
> decades
> > leading up to the Civil War.
> >
> > This is – on this floor is where a young
> > congressman from Illinois, Abraham Lincoln, sat
> at
> > desk 191. Above him, above us over that door,
> > leading into the rotunda is a sculpture
> depicting
> > Clio, the muse of history. In her hands, an
> open
> > book, in which she records the events taking
> place
> > in this chamber below. Clio stood watch over
> this
> > hall, one year ago today, as she has for more
> than
> > 200 years. She recorded what took place: the
> real
> > history, the real facts, the real truth, the
> facts
> > and the truth that Vice President Harris just
> > shared, and that you and I and the whole world
> saw
> > with our own eyes.
> >
> > The Bible tells us that we shall know the truth
> > and the truth shall make us free. We shall know
> > the truth. Well, here is the God's truth about
> > January 6, 2021. Close your eyes. Go back to
> that
> > day. What do you see?
> >
> > Rioters rampaging, waving for the first time
> > inside this Capitol, the confederate flag that
> > symbolized the cause to destroy America, to rip
> us
> > apart. Even during the Civil War, that never,
> ever
> > happened. But it happened here in 2021.
> >
> > What else do you see? A mob, breaking windows,
> > kicking in doors, breaching the Capitol,
> American
> > flags on poles being used as weapons as spears,
> > fire extinguishers being thrown at the heads of
> > police officers. A crowd that professes their
> love
> > for law enforcement assaulted those police
> > officers, dragged them, sprayed them, stomped
> on
> > them.
> >
> > Over 140 police officers were injured. We all
> > heard the police officers who were there that
> day
> > testified to what happened. One officer called
> it
> > quote "a medieval battle" and that he was more
> > afraid that day than he was fighting the war in
> > Iraq.
> >
> > They've repeatedly asked since that day, how
> dare
> > anyone, anyone diminish belittle or deny the
> hell
> > they were put through? We saw with our own eyes
> > rioters menace these halls, threatening the
> life
> > of the Speaker of the House, literally erecting
> > gallows to hang the vice president of the
> United
> > States of America.
> >
> > What do we not see? We didn't see a former
> > president who had just rallied the mob to
> attack,
> > sitting in the private dining room off the Oval
> > Office in the White House, watching it all on
> > television and doing nothing for hour, as
> police
> > were assaulted. Lives at risk. The nation's
> > capital under siege.
> >
> > This wasn't a group of tourists. This is an
> armed
> > insurrection. They weren't looking to uphold
> the
> > will of the people. They were looking to deny
> the
> > will of the people. They were looking to uphold
> > – they weren't looking to hold a free and
> fair
> > election. They were looking to overturn one.
> They
> > weren't looking to save the cause of America.
> They
> > were looking to subvert the Constitution. This
> > isn't about being bogged down in the past. This
> is
> > about making sure the past isn't buried.
> >
> > That's the only way forward. That's what great
> > nations do. They don't bury the truth. They
> face
> > up to it. It sounds like hyperbole, but that's
> the
> > truth. They face up to it. We are a great
> nation.
> >
> > My fellow Americans in life, there's truth. And
> > tragically, there are lies. Lies conceived and
> > spread for profit and power. We must be
> absolutely
> > clear about what is true and what is a lie. And
> > here's the truth: the former president of the
> > United States of America has created and spread
> a
> > web of lies about the 2020 election. He's done
> so
> > because he values power over principle.
> >
> > Because he sees his own interest as more
> important
> > than his country's interest and America's
> > interest. And because his bruised ego matters
> more
> > to him than our democracy or our constitution.
> He
> > can't accept he lost. Even though that's what
> 93
> > United States senators, his own attorney
> general,
> > his own vice president, governors and state
> > officials in every battleground state have all
> > said: he lost.
> >
> > That's what 81 million of you did as you voted
> for
> > a new way forward. He has done what no
> president
> > in American history, the history of this
> country
> > has ever, ever done. He refused to accept the
> > results of an election and the will of the
> > American people.
> >
> > While some courageous men and women in the
> > Republican Party are standing against it,
> trying
> > to uphold the principle of that party, too many
> > others are transforming that party into
> something
> > else. They seem no longer to want to be the
> party,
> > the party of Lincoln, Eisenhower, Reagan, the
> > Bushes.
> >
> > But whatever my other disagreements are with
> > Republicans who support the rule of law and not
> > the role of a single man, I will always seek to
> > work together with them, to find shared
> solutions
> > where it possible.
> >
> > Because if we have a shared belief in
> democracy,
> > that anything is possible. Anything.
> >
> > And so at this moment, we must decide, what
> kind
> > of nation are we going to be? Are we going to be
> a
> > nation that accepts political violence as a
> norm?
> > Are we going to be a nation where we allow
> > partisan election officials to overturn the
> > legally expressed will of the people?
> >
> > Are we going to be a nation that lives not by
> the
> > light of the truth but under the shadow of
> lies?
> > We cannot allow ourselves to be that kind of
> > nation. The way forward is to recognize the
> truth
> > and to live by it.
> >
> > The Big Lie being told by the former president
> and
> > many Republicans who fear his wrath is that the
> > insurrection in this country actually took
> place
> > on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020.
> >
> > Think about that. Is that what you thought? Is
> > that what you thought when you voted that day?
> > Taking part in an insurrection, is that what
> you
> > thought you were doing, or did you think you
> were
> > carrying out your highest duty as a citizen and
> > voting?
> >
> > The former president's supporters are trying to
> > rewrite history. They want you to see Election
> Day
> > as the day of insurrection. And the riot that
> took
> > place there on January 6th as a true expression
> of
> > the will of the people.
> >
> > Can you think of a more twisted way to look at
> > this country, to look at America? I cannot.
> >
> > Here's the truth. The election of 2020 was the
> > greatest demonstration of democracy in the
> history
> > of this country. More of you voted in that
> > election than have ever voted in all of
> American
> > history. Over 150 million Americans went to the
> > polls and voted that day in a pandemic. Some at
> > great risk to their lives. They should be
> > applauded, not attacked.
> >
> > Right now in state after state, new laws are
> being
> > written. Not to protect the vote, but to deny
> it.
> > Not only to suppress the vote, but to subvert
> it,
> > not to strengthen or protect our democracy, but
> > because the former president lost. Instead of
> > looking at election results from 2020 and
> saying
> > they need new ideas or better ideas to win more
> > votes, the former president and his supporters
> > have decided the only way for them to win is to
> > suppress your vote and subvert our elections.
> >
> > It's wrong. It's undemocratic, and frankly,
> it's
> > un-American. The second Big Lie being told by
> the
> > former president's supporters is that the
> results
> > of the election 2020 can't be trusted. The
> truth
> > is that no election, no election in American
> > history has been more closely scrutinized or
> more
> > carefully counted.
> >
> > Every legal challenge questioning the results
> and
> > every court in this country that could have
> been
> > made was made and was rejected, often rejected
> by
> > Republican-appointed judges, including judges
> > appointed by the former president himself from
> > state courts to the United States Supreme
> Court.
> > Recounts were undertaken in state after state.
> > Georgia – Georgia counted its results three
> > times, with one recount by hand.
> >
> > Phony partisan audits were undertaken long
> after
> > the election in several states. None changed
> the
> > results. And in some of them, the irony is the
> > margin of victory actually grew slightly.
> >
> > So let's speak plainly about what happened in
> > 2020. Even before the first ballot was cast,
> the
> > former president was preemptively sowing doubt
> > about the election results. He built his lie
> over
> > months. It wasn't based on any facts. He was
> just
> > looking for an excuse, a pretext to cover for
> the
> > truth. He's not just a former president. He's a
> > defeated former president. Defeated by a margin
> of
> > over seven million of your votes. In a full and
> > free and fair election.
> >
> > There is simply zero proof the election results
> > are inaccurate. In fact, in every venue where
> > evidence had to be produced and oath to tell
> the
> > truth had to be taken, the former president
> failed
> > to make his case.
> >
> > Just think about this, the former president and
> > his supporters have never been able to explain
> how
> > they accept as accurate the other election
> results
> > that took place on November 3rd. The elections
> for
> > governor. United States Senate. House of
> > Representatives. Elections, in which they
> closed
> > the gap in the House. They challenged none of
> > that. The president's name was first. Then we
> went
> > down the line, governors, senators, House of
> > Representatives.
> >
> > Somehow, those results are accurate on the same
> > ballot. But the presidential race was flawed?
> And
> > on the same ballot, the same day, cast by the
> same
> > voters? The only difference, the former
> president
> > didn't lose those races. He just lost the one
> that
> > was his own.
> >
> > Finally, the third Big Lie being told by a
> former
> > president and supporters is that the mob who
> > sought to impose their will through violence
> are
> > the nation's true patriots. Is that what you
> > thought when you looked at the mob ransacking
> the
> > Capitol, destroying property, literally
> defecating
> > in the hallways? Rifling through the desks of
> > senators and representatives? Hunting down
> members
> > of congress. Patriots? Not my view.
> >
> > To me, the true patriots for the more than 150
> > Americans who peacefully expressed their vote
> at
> > the ballot box. The election workers who
> protected
> > the integrity of the vote and the heroes who
> > defended this Capitol. You can't love your
> country
> > only when you win. You can't obey the law only
> > when it's convenient. You can't be patriotic
> when
> > you embrace and enable lies.
> >
> > Those who stormed this Capitol and those who
> > instigated and incited and those who called on
> > them to do so held a dagger at the throat of
> > America, at American democracy.
> >
> > They didn't come here out of patriotism or
> > principle. They came here in rage. Not in
> service
> > of America but rather in service of one man.
> Those
> > who incited the mob, the real plotters who are
> > desperate to deny the certification of this
> > election, and defy the will of the voters. But
> > their plot was foiled; congressmen, Democrats,
> > Republicans stayed. Senators, representatives,
> > staff, they finished their work, the
> Constitution
> > demanded. They honored their oath to defend the
> > Constitution against all enemies, foreign and
> > domestic.
> >
> > Look folks, now it's up to all of us — to We
> the
> > People — to stand for the rule of law, to
> > preserve the flame of democracy, to keep the
> > promise of America alive. The promise is at
> risk.
> > Targeted by the forces that value brute
> strength.
> > Over the sanctity of democracy. Fear over hope.
> > Personal gain over public good.
> >
> > Make no mistake about it, we're living at an
> > inflection point in history, both at home and
> > abroad. We're engaged anew in a struggle
> between
> > democracy and autocracy, between the
> aspirations
> > of the many and the greed of the few. Between
> the
> > people's right of self-determination and
> > self-seeking autocrat. From China to Russia and
> > beyond, they're betting the democracies' days
> are
> > numbered - they've actually told me democracy
> is
> > too slow, too bogged down by division to
> succeed
> > in today's rapidly changing, complicated world.
> >
> > And they're betting, they're betting America
> will
> > become more like them and less like like us.
> > They're betting in America is a place for the
> > autocrat, the dictator, the strongman. I do not
> > believe that. That is not who we are. That is
> not
> > who we have ever been. And that is not who we
> > should ever, ever be.
> >
> > Our founding fathers, as imperfect as they
> were,
> > set in motion, an experiment that changed the
> > world, literally changed the world. Here in
> > America, the people would rule. Power would be
> > transferred peacefully. Never the tip of a
> spear
> > or the barrel of a gun. They committed paper
> and
> > idea that couldn't live up to – they couldn't
> > live up to, but an idea it couldn't be
> > constrained.
> >
> > Yes, in America, all people are created equal.
> > Reject the view that if you, if you succeed, I
> > fail. If you get ahead, I fall behind. If I
> hold
> > you down, I somehow lift myself up.
> >
> > The former president who lies about this
> election
> > and the mob that attacked this Capitol could
> not
> > be further away from the core American values.
> > They want to rule or they will ruin. Ruin when
> our
> > country fought for at Lexington and Concord at
> > Gettysburg and Omaha Beach, Seneca Falls,
> Selma,
> > Alabama. What – and what we were fighting
> for:
> > The right to vote. The right to govern
> ourselves.
> > The right to determine our own destiny.
> >
> > With rights come responsibilities. The
> > responsibility to see each other as neighbors.
> > Maybe we disagree with that neighbor, but
> they're
> > not an adversary. The responsibility to accept
> > defeat, then get back in the arena and try
> again
> > the next time to make your case. The
> > responsibility to see that America is an idea.
> An
> > idea that requires vigilant stewardship.
> >
> > As we stand here today, one year since January
> 6,
> > 2021, the lies that drove the anger and madness
> we
> > saw on this place, they have not abated. So we
> > have to be firm, resolute and unyielding in our
> > defense of the right to vote and have that vote
> > counted.
> >
> > Some have already made the ultimate sacrifice
> in
> > this sacred effort. Jill and I have mourned
> police
> > officers in this Capitol rotunda not once, but
> > twice in the wake of January 6th. Once to honor
> > Officer Brian Sicknick, who lost his life the
> day
> > after the attack. The second time to honor
> Officer
> > Billy Evans, who lost his life defending the
> > Capitol as well.
> >
> > We think about the others who lost their lives
> and
> > were injured and everyone living with the
> trauma
> > of that day. From those defending this Capitol
> to
> > members of Congress in both parties and their
> > staffs to reporters, cafeteria workers,
> custodial
> > workers and their families.
> >
> > Don't kid yourself. The pain and scars from
> that
> > day run deep. I've said it many times and it's
> no
> > more true or real when we think about the
> events
> > of January 6th. We are in a battle for the soul
> of
> > America. A battle that by the grace of God and
> the
> > goodness and greatness of this nation, we will
> > win.
> >
> > Believe me: I know how difficult democracy is.
> And
> > I'm crystal clear about the threats America
> faces.
> > But I also know that our darkest days can lead
> to
> > light and hope. From the death and destruction
> as
> > the vice president referenced in Pearl Harbor
> can
> > the triumph over the forces of fascism. From
> the
> > brutality of Bloody Sunday on the Edmund Pettus
> > Bridge came a historic voting rights
> legislation.
> >
> > So now let's step up. Write the next chapter in
> > American history, where January six marks not
> the
> > end of democracy but the beginning of a
> > renaissance of liberty and fair play.
> >
> > I did not seek this fight right to this Capitol
> > year ago today, but I will not shrink from it
> > either. I will stand in this breach. I will
> defend
> > this nation, and I will allow no one to place a
> > dagger at the throat of democracy. We will make
> > sure the will of the people is heard. That the
> > ballot prevails, not violence. That authority
> of
> > this nation will always be peacefully
> transferred.
> > I believe the power of the presidency and the
> > purpose is to unite this nation, not divide it.
> >
> > To lift us up. Not tear us apart. It's about
> us,
> > not about me. Deep in the heart of America,
> burns
> > a flame lit almost 250 years ago of liberty,
> > freedom and equality. This is not the land of
> > kings or dictators or autocrats.
> >
> > We're a nation of laws of order, not chaos, of
> > peace, not violence. Here in America, the
> people
> > rule, through the ballot. And their will
> prevails.
> > So let's remember together, we're one nation
> under
> > God, indivisible, that today, tomorrow and
> > forever, at our best, we are the United States
> of
> > America.
> >
> > God bless you all. May God protect our troops.
> My
> > God bless those who stand watch over our
> > democracy.
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Re: President Biden's Best Speech Ever!
Posted by: Commit him to the farm ()
Date: January 07, 2022 11:19AM

Too long, didn't read.

Corn Pop is still the worst president ever.

Put him out to the pasture.

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Re: President Biden's Best Speech Ever!
Posted by: Not ()
Date: January 07, 2022 12:18PM

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Re: President Biden's Best Speech Ever!
Posted by: Speaker Of Truth! ()
Date: January 07, 2022 12:36PM

GQP Sucks! Wrote:
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> Biden Is Your President! Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Wow! President Biden's Best Speech Ever!!
> >
> > Full Transcript --
> >
> >
> > Madam Vice President, my fellow Americans: to
> > state the obvious, one year ago today, in this
> > sacred place, Democracy was attacked. Simply
> > attacked. The will of the people was under
> > assault. The Constitution, our constitution
> faced
> > the gravest of threats. Outnumbered in the face
> of
> > a brutal attack, the Capitol Police, the D.C.
> > Metropolitan Police Department, the National
> Guard
> > and other brave law enforcement officials saved
> > the rule of law. Our democracy held. We the
> people
> > endured. We the people prevail.
> >
> > For the first time in our history, a president
> had
> > not just lost an election, he tried to prevent
> the
> > peaceful transfer of power as a violent mob
> > breached the Capitol. But they failed. They
> > failed. And on this day of remembrance, we must
> > make sure that such attack never, never happens
> > again.
> >
> > I'm speaking to you today from Statuary Hall in
> > the United States Capitol. This is where the
> House
> > of Representatives met for 50 years in the
> decades
> > leading up to the Civil War.
> >
> > This is – on this floor is where a young
> > congressman from Illinois, Abraham Lincoln, sat
> at
> > desk 191. Above him, above us over that door,
> > leading into the rotunda is a sculpture
> depicting
> > Clio, the muse of history. In her hands, an
> open
> > book, in which she records the events taking
> place
> > in this chamber below. Clio stood watch over
> this
> > hall, one year ago today, as she has for more
> than
> > 200 years. She recorded what took place: the
> real
> > history, the real facts, the real truth, the
> facts
> > and the truth that Vice President Harris just
> > shared, and that you and I and the whole world
> saw
> > with our own eyes.
> >
> > The Bible tells us that we shall know the truth
> > and the truth shall make us free. We shall know
> > the truth. Well, here is the God's truth about
> > January 6, 2021. Close your eyes. Go back to
> that
> > day. What do you see?
> >
> > Rioters rampaging, waving for the first time
> > inside this Capitol, the confederate flag that
> > symbolized the cause to destroy America, to rip
> us
> > apart. Even during the Civil War, that never,
> ever
> > happened. But it happened here in 2021.
> >
> > What else do you see? A mob, breaking windows,
> > kicking in doors, breaching the Capitol,
> American
> > flags on poles being used as weapons as spears,
> > fire extinguishers being thrown at the heads of
> > police officers. A crowd that professes their
> love
> > for law enforcement assaulted those police
> > officers, dragged them, sprayed them, stomped
> on
> > them.
> >
> > Over 140 police officers were injured. We all
> > heard the police officers who were there that
> day
> > testified to what happened. One officer called
> it
> > quote "a medieval battle" and that he was more
> > afraid that day than he was fighting the war in
> > Iraq.
> >
> > They've repeatedly asked since that day, how
> dare
> > anyone, anyone diminish belittle or deny the
> hell
> > they were put through? We saw with our own eyes
> > rioters menace these halls, threatening the
> life
> > of the Speaker of the House, literally erecting
> > gallows to hang the vice president of the
> United
> > States of America.
> >
> > What do we not see? We didn't see a former
> > president who had just rallied the mob to
> attack,
> > sitting in the private dining room off the Oval
> > Office in the White House, watching it all on
> > television and doing nothing for hour, as
> police
> > were assaulted. Lives at risk. The nation's
> > capital under siege.
> >
> > This wasn't a group of tourists. This is an
> armed
> > insurrection. They weren't looking to uphold
> the
> > will of the people. They were looking to deny
> the
> > will of the people. They were looking to uphold
> > – they weren't looking to hold a free and
> fair
> > election. They were looking to overturn one.
> They
> > weren't looking to save the cause of America.
> They
> > were looking to subvert the Constitution. This
> > isn't about being bogged down in the past. This
> is
> > about making sure the past isn't buried.
> >
> > That's the only way forward. That's what great
> > nations do. They don't bury the truth. They
> face
> > up to it. It sounds like hyperbole, but that's
> the
> > truth. They face up to it. We are a great
> nation.
> >
> > My fellow Americans in life, there's truth. And
> > tragically, there are lies. Lies conceived and
> > spread for profit and power. We must be
> absolutely
> > clear about what is true and what is a lie. And
> > here's the truth: the former president of the
> > United States of America has created and spread
> a
> > web of lies about the 2020 election. He's done
> so
> > because he values power over principle.
> >
> > Because he sees his own interest as more
> important
> > than his country's interest and America's
> > interest. And because his bruised ego matters
> more
> > to him than our democracy or our constitution.
> He
> > can't accept he lost. Even though that's what
> 93
> > United States senators, his own attorney
> general,
> > his own vice president, governors and state
> > officials in every battleground state have all
> > said: he lost.
> >
> > That's what 81 million of you did as you voted
> for
> > a new way forward. He has done what no
> president
> > in American history, the history of this
> country
> > has ever, ever done. He refused to accept the
> > results of an election and the will of the
> > American people.
> >
> > While some courageous men and women in the
> > Republican Party are standing against it,
> trying
> > to uphold the principle of that party, too many
> > others are transforming that party into
> something
> > else. They seem no longer to want to be the
> party,
> > the party of Lincoln, Eisenhower, Reagan, the
> > Bushes.
> >
> > But whatever my other disagreements are with
> > Republicans who support the rule of law and not
> > the role of a single man, I will always seek to
> > work together with them, to find shared
> solutions
> > where it possible.
> >
> > Because if we have a shared belief in
> democracy,
> > that anything is possible. Anything.
> >
> > And so at this moment, we must decide, what
> kind
> > of nation are we going to be? Are we going to be
> a
> > nation that accepts political violence as a
> norm?
> > Are we going to be a nation where we allow
> > partisan election officials to overturn the
> > legally expressed will of the people?
> >
> > Are we going to be a nation that lives not by
> the
> > light of the truth but under the shadow of
> lies?
> > We cannot allow ourselves to be that kind of
> > nation. The way forward is to recognize the
> truth
> > and to live by it.
> >
> > The Big Lie being told by the former president
> and
> > many Republicans who fear his wrath is that the
> > insurrection in this country actually took
> place
> > on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020.
> >
> > Think about that. Is that what you thought? Is
> > that what you thought when you voted that day?
> > Taking part in an insurrection, is that what
> you
> > thought you were doing, or did you think you
> were
> > carrying out your highest duty as a citizen and
> > voting?
> >
> > The former president's supporters are trying to
> > rewrite history. They want you to see Election
> Day
> > as the day of insurrection. And the riot that
> took
> > place there on January 6th as a true expression
> of
> > the will of the people.
> >
> > Can you think of a more twisted way to look at
> > this country, to look at America? I cannot.
> >
> > Here's the truth. The election of 2020 was the
> > greatest demonstration of democracy in the
> history
> > of this country. More of you voted in that
> > election than have ever voted in all of
> American
> > history. Over 150 million Americans went to the
> > polls and voted that day in a pandemic. Some at
> > great risk to their lives. They should be
> > applauded, not attacked.
> >
> > Right now in state after state, new laws are
> being
> > written. Not to protect the vote, but to deny
> it.
> > Not only to suppress the vote, but to subvert
> it,
> > not to strengthen or protect our democracy, but
> > because the former president lost. Instead of
> > looking at election results from 2020 and
> saying
> > they need new ideas or better ideas to win more
> > votes, the former president and his supporters
> > have decided the only way for them to win is to
> > suppress your vote and subvert our elections.
> >
> > It's wrong. It's undemocratic, and frankly,
> it's
> > un-American. The second Big Lie being told by
> the
> > former president's supporters is that the
> results
> > of the election 2020 can't be trusted. The
> truth
> > is that no election, no election in American
> > history has been more closely scrutinized or
> more
> > carefully counted.
> >
> > Every legal challenge questioning the results
> and
> > every court in this country that could have
> been
> > made was made and was rejected, often rejected
> by
> > Republican-appointed judges, including judges
> > appointed by the former president himself from
> > state courts to the United States Supreme
> Court.
> > Recounts were undertaken in state after state.
> > Georgia – Georgia counted its results three
> > times, with one recount by hand.
> >
> > Phony partisan audits were undertaken long
> after
> > the election in several states. None changed
> the
> > results. And in some of them, the irony is the
> > margin of victory actually grew slightly.
> >
> > So let's speak plainly about what happened in
> > 2020. Even before the first ballot was cast,
> the
> > former president was preemptively sowing doubt
> > about the election results. He built his lie
> over
> > months. It wasn't based on any facts. He was
> just
> > looking for an excuse, a pretext to cover for
> the
> > truth. He's not just a former president. He's a
> > defeated former president. Defeated by a margin
> of
> > over seven million of your votes. In a full and
> > free and fair election.
> >
> > There is simply zero proof the election results
> > are inaccurate. In fact, in every venue where
> > evidence had to be produced and oath to tell
> the
> > truth had to be taken, the former president
> failed
> > to make his case.
> >
> > Just think about this, the former president and
> > his supporters have never been able to explain
> how
> > they accept as accurate the other election
> results
> > that took place on November 3rd. The elections
> for
> > governor. United States Senate. House of
> > Representatives. Elections, in which they
> closed
> > the gap in the House. They challenged none of
> > that. The president's name was first. Then we
> went
> > down the line, governors, senators, House of
> > Representatives.
> >
> > Somehow, those results are accurate on the same
> > ballot. But the presidential race was flawed?
> And
> > on the same ballot, the same day, cast by the
> same
> > voters? The only difference, the former
> president
> > didn't lose those races. He just lost the one
> that
> > was his own.
> >
> > Finally, the third Big Lie being told by a
> former
> > president and supporters is that the mob who
> > sought to impose their will through violence
> are
> > the nation's true patriots. Is that what you
> > thought when you looked at the mob ransacking
> the
> > Capitol, destroying property, literally
> defecating
> > in the hallways? Rifling through the desks of
> > senators and representatives? Hunting down
> members
> > of congress. Patriots? Not my view.
> >
> > To me, the true patriots for the more than 150
> > Americans who peacefully expressed their vote
> at
> > the ballot box. The election workers who
> protected
> > the integrity of the vote and the heroes who
> > defended this Capitol. You can't love your
> country
> > only when you win. You can't obey the law only
> > when it's convenient. You can't be patriotic
> when
> > you embrace and enable lies.
> >
> > Those who stormed this Capitol and those who
> > instigated and incited and those who called on
> > them to do so held a dagger at the throat of
> > America, at American democracy.
> >
> > They didn't come here out of patriotism or
> > principle. They came here in rage. Not in
> service
> > of America but rather in service of one man.
> Those
> > who incited the mob, the real plotters who are
> > desperate to deny the certification of this
> > election, and defy the will of the voters. But
> > their plot was foiled; congressmen, Democrats,
> > Republicans stayed. Senators, representatives,
> > staff, they finished their work, the
> Constitution
> > demanded. They honored their oath to defend the
> > Constitution against all enemies, foreign and
> > domestic.
> >
> > Look folks, now it's up to all of us — to We
> the
> > People — to stand for the rule of law, to
> > preserve the flame of democracy, to keep the
> > promise of America alive. The promise is at
> risk.
> > Targeted by the forces that value brute
> strength.
> > Over the sanctity of democracy. Fear over hope.
> > Personal gain over public good.
> >
> > Make no mistake about it, we're living at an
> > inflection point in history, both at home and
> > abroad. We're engaged anew in a struggle
> between
> > democracy and autocracy, between the
> aspirations
> > of the many and the greed of the few. Between
> the
> > people's right of self-determination and
> > self-seeking autocrat. From China to Russia and
> > beyond, they're betting the democracies' days
> are
> > numbered - they've actually told me democracy
> is
> > too slow, too bogged down by division to
> succeed
> > in today's rapidly changing, complicated world.
> >
> > And they're betting, they're betting America
> will
> > become more like them and less like like us.
> > They're betting in America is a place for the
> > autocrat, the dictator, the strongman. I do not
> > believe that. That is not who we are. That is
> not
> > who we have ever been. And that is not who we
> > should ever, ever be.
> >
> > Our founding fathers, as imperfect as they
> were,
> > set in motion, an experiment that changed the
> > world, literally changed the world. Here in
> > America, the people would rule. Power would be
> > transferred peacefully. Never the tip of a
> spear
> > or the barrel of a gun. They committed paper
> and
> > idea that couldn't live up to – they couldn't
> > live up to, but an idea it couldn't be
> > constrained.
> >
> > Yes, in America, all people are created equal.
> > Reject the view that if you, if you succeed, I
> > fail. If you get ahead, I fall behind. If I
> hold
> > you down, I somehow lift myself up.
> >
> > The former president who lies about this
> election
> > and the mob that attacked this Capitol could
> not
> > be further away from the core American values.
> > They want to rule or they will ruin. Ruin when
> our
> > country fought for at Lexington and Concord at
> > Gettysburg and Omaha Beach, Seneca Falls,
> Selma,
> > Alabama. What – and what we were fighting
> for:
> > The right to vote. The right to govern
> ourselves.
> > The right to determine our own destiny.
> >
> > With rights come responsibilities. The
> > responsibility to see each other as neighbors.
> > Maybe we disagree with that neighbor, but
> they're
> > not an adversary. The responsibility to accept
> > defeat, then get back in the arena and try
> again
> > the next time to make your case. The
> > responsibility to see that America is an idea.
> An
> > idea that requires vigilant stewardship.
> >
> > As we stand here today, one year since January
> 6,
> > 2021, the lies that drove the anger and madness
> we
> > saw on this place, they have not abated. So we
> > have to be firm, resolute and unyielding in our
> > defense of the right to vote and have that vote
> > counted.
> >
> > Some have already made the ultimate sacrifice
> in
> > this sacred effort. Jill and I have mourned
> police
> > officers in this Capitol rotunda not once, but
> > twice in the wake of January 6th. Once to honor
> > Officer Brian Sicknick, who lost his life the
> day
> > after the attack. The second time to honor
> Officer
> > Billy Evans, who lost his life defending the
> > Capitol as well.
> >
> > We think about the others who lost their lives
> and
> > were injured and everyone living with the
> trauma
> > of that day. From those defending this Capitol
> to
> > members of Congress in both parties and their
> > staffs to reporters, cafeteria workers,
> custodial
> > workers and their families.
> >
> > Don't kid yourself. The pain and scars from
> that
> > day run deep. I've said it many times and it's
> no
> > more true or real when we think about the
> events
> > of January 6th. We are in a battle for the soul
> of
> > America. A battle that by the grace of God and
> the
> > goodness and greatness of this nation, we will
> > win.
> >
> > Believe me: I know how difficult democracy is.
> And
> > I'm crystal clear about the threats America
> faces.
> > But I also know that our darkest days can lead
> to
> > light and hope. From the death and destruction
> as
> > the vice president referenced in Pearl Harbor
> can
> > the triumph over the forces of fascism. From
> the
> > brutality of Bloody Sunday on the Edmund Pettus
> > Bridge came a historic voting rights
> legislation.
> >
> > So now let's step up. Write the next chapter in
> > American history, where January six marks not
> the
> > end of democracy but the beginning of a
> > renaissance of liberty and fair play.
> >
> > I did not seek this fight right to this Capitol
> > year ago today, but I will not shrink from it
> > either. I will stand in this breach. I will
> defend
> > this nation, and I will allow no one to place a
> > dagger at the throat of democracy. We will make
> > sure the will of the people is heard. That the
> > ballot prevails, not violence. That authority
> of
> > this nation will always be peacefully
> transferred.
> > I believe the power of the presidency and the
> > purpose is to unite this nation, not divide it.
> >
> > To lift us up. Not tear us apart. It's about
> us,
> > not about me. Deep in the heart of America,
> burns
> > a flame lit almost 250 years ago of liberty,
> > freedom and equality. This is not the land of
> > kings or dictators or autocrats.
> >
> > We're a nation of laws of order, not chaos, of
> > peace, not violence. Here in America, the
> people
> > rule, through the ballot. And their will
> prevails.
> > So let's remember together, we're one nation
> under
> > God, indivisible, that today, tomorrow and
> > forever, at our best, we are the United States
> of
> > America.
> >
> > God bless you all. May God protect our troops.
> My
> > God bless those who stand watch over our
> > democracy.
>
> Face it, you freaks, you had an election, and
> because you nominated a creepy freak who scared
> off a MAJORITY of voters, you LOST! Guess what,
> sometimes you lose an election! You don’t
> overthrow the government, you find newer, less
> repulsive candidates and come back next time and
> try again! Why can’t people like Graham get that
> through their heads?


These people care nothing about democracy, and are essentially Fascists - and I say that not in the sense of throwing scare words around, but in their academic meanings as a student of politics.

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Re: President Biden's Best Speech Ever!
Posted by: Speaker Of Truth! ()
Date: January 07, 2022 12:38PM

GQP Sucks! Wrote:
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> Biden Is Your President! Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Wow! President Biden's Best Speech Ever!!
> >
> > Full Transcript --
> >
> >
> > Madam Vice President, my fellow Americans: to
> > state the obvious, one year ago today, in this
> > sacred place, Democracy was attacked. Simply
> > attacked. The will of the people was under
> > assault. The Constitution, our constitution
> faced
> > the gravest of threats. Outnumbered in the face
> of
> > a brutal attack, the Capitol Police, the D.C.
> > Metropolitan Police Department, the National
> Guard
> > and other brave law enforcement officials saved
> > the rule of law. Our democracy held. We the
> people
> > endured. We the people prevail.
> >
> > For the first time in our history, a president
> had
> > not just lost an election, he tried to prevent
> the
> > peaceful transfer of power as a violent mob
> > breached the Capitol. But they failed. They
> > failed. And on this day of remembrance, we must
> > make sure that such attack never, never happens
> > again.
> >
> > I'm speaking to you today from Statuary Hall in
> > the United States Capitol. This is where the
> House
> > of Representatives met for 50 years in the
> decades
> > leading up to the Civil War.
> >
> > This is – on this floor is where a young
> > congressman from Illinois, Abraham Lincoln, sat
> at
> > desk 191. Above him, above us over that door,
> > leading into the rotunda is a sculpture
> depicting
> > Clio, the muse of history. In her hands, an
> open
> > book, in which she records the events taking
> place
> > in this chamber below. Clio stood watch over
> this
> > hall, one year ago today, as she has for more
> than
> > 200 years. She recorded what took place: the
> real
> > history, the real facts, the real truth, the
> facts
> > and the truth that Vice President Harris just
> > shared, and that you and I and the whole world
> saw
> > with our own eyes.
> >
> > The Bible tells us that we shall know the truth
> > and the truth shall make us free. We shall know
> > the truth. Well, here is the God's truth about
> > January 6, 2021. Close your eyes. Go back to
> that
> > day. What do you see?
> >
> > Rioters rampaging, waving for the first time
> > inside this Capitol, the confederate flag that
> > symbolized the cause to destroy America, to rip
> us
> > apart. Even during the Civil War, that never,
> ever
> > happened. But it happened here in 2021.
> >
> > What else do you see? A mob, breaking windows,
> > kicking in doors, breaching the Capitol,
> American
> > flags on poles being used as weapons as spears,
> > fire extinguishers being thrown at the heads of
> > police officers. A crowd that professes their
> love
> > for law enforcement assaulted those police
> > officers, dragged them, sprayed them, stomped
> on
> > them.
> >
> > Over 140 police officers were injured. We all
> > heard the police officers who were there that
> day
> > testified to what happened. One officer called
> it
> > quote "a medieval battle" and that he was more
> > afraid that day than he was fighting the war in
> > Iraq.
> >
> > They've repeatedly asked since that day, how
> dare
> > anyone, anyone diminish belittle or deny the
> hell
> > they were put through? We saw with our own eyes
> > rioters menace these halls, threatening the
> life
> > of the Speaker of the House, literally erecting
> > gallows to hang the vice president of the
> United
> > States of America.
> >
> > What do we not see? We didn't see a former
> > president who had just rallied the mob to
> attack,
> > sitting in the private dining room off the Oval
> > Office in the White House, watching it all on
> > television and doing nothing for hour, as
> police
> > were assaulted. Lives at risk. The nation's
> > capital under siege.
> >
> > This wasn't a group of tourists. This is an
> armed
> > insurrection. They weren't looking to uphold
> the
> > will of the people. They were looking to deny
> the
> > will of the people. They were looking to uphold
> > – they weren't looking to hold a free and
> fair
> > election. They were looking to overturn one.
> They
> > weren't looking to save the cause of America.
> They
> > were looking to subvert the Constitution. This
> > isn't about being bogged down in the past. This
> is
> > about making sure the past isn't buried.
> >
> > That's the only way forward. That's what great
> > nations do. They don't bury the truth. They
> face
> > up to it. It sounds like hyperbole, but that's
> the
> > truth. They face up to it. We are a great
> nation.
> >
> > My fellow Americans in life, there's truth. And
> > tragically, there are lies. Lies conceived and
> > spread for profit and power. We must be
> absolutely
> > clear about what is true and what is a lie. And
> > here's the truth: the former president of the
> > United States of America has created and spread
> a
> > web of lies about the 2020 election. He's done
> so
> > because he values power over principle.
> >
> > Because he sees his own interest as more
> important
> > than his country's interest and America's
> > interest. And because his bruised ego matters
> more
> > to him than our democracy or our constitution.
> He
> > can't accept he lost. Even though that's what
> 93
> > United States senators, his own attorney
> general,
> > his own vice president, governors and state
> > officials in every battleground state have all
> > said: he lost.
> >
> > That's what 81 million of you did as you voted
> for
> > a new way forward. He has done what no
> president
> > in American history, the history of this
> country
> > has ever, ever done. He refused to accept the
> > results of an election and the will of the
> > American people.
> >
> > While some courageous men and women in the
> > Republican Party are standing against it,
> trying
> > to uphold the principle of that party, too many
> > others are transforming that party into
> something
> > else. They seem no longer to want to be the
> party,
> > the party of Lincoln, Eisenhower, Reagan, the
> > Bushes.
> >
> > But whatever my other disagreements are with
> > Republicans who support the rule of law and not
> > the role of a single man, I will always seek to
> > work together with them, to find shared
> solutions
> > where it possible.
> >
> > Because if we have a shared belief in
> democracy,
> > that anything is possible. Anything.
> >
> > And so at this moment, we must decide, what
> kind
> > of nation are we going to be? Are we going to be
> a
> > nation that accepts political violence as a
> norm?
> > Are we going to be a nation where we allow
> > partisan election officials to overturn the
> > legally expressed will of the people?
> >
> > Are we going to be a nation that lives not by
> the
> > light of the truth but under the shadow of
> lies?
> > We cannot allow ourselves to be that kind of
> > nation. The way forward is to recognize the
> truth
> > and to live by it.
> >
> > The Big Lie being told by the former president
> and
> > many Republicans who fear his wrath is that the
> > insurrection in this country actually took
> place
> > on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020.
> >
> > Think about that. Is that what you thought? Is
> > that what you thought when you voted that day?
> > Taking part in an insurrection, is that what
> you
> > thought you were doing, or did you think you
> were
> > carrying out your highest duty as a citizen and
> > voting?
> >
> > The former president's supporters are trying to
> > rewrite history. They want you to see Election
> Day
> > as the day of insurrection. And the riot that
> took
> > place there on January 6th as a true expression
> of
> > the will of the people.
> >
> > Can you think of a more twisted way to look at
> > this country, to look at America? I cannot.
> >
> > Here's the truth. The election of 2020 was the
> > greatest demonstration of democracy in the
> history
> > of this country. More of you voted in that
> > election than have ever voted in all of American
> > history. Over 150 million Americans went to the
> > polls and voted that day in a pandemic. Some at
> > great risk to their lives. They should be
> > applauded, not attacked.
> >
> > Right now in state after state, new laws are
> being
> > written. Not to protect the vote, but to deny
> it.
> > Not only to suppress the vote, but to subvert
> it,
> > not to strengthen or protect our democracy, but
> > because the former president lost. Instead of
> > looking at election results from 2020 and
> saying
> > they need new ideas or better ideas to win more
> > votes, the former president and his supporters
> > have decided the only way for them to win is to
> > suppress your vote and subvert our elections.
> >
> > It's wrong. It's undemocratic, and frankly,
> it's
> > un-American. The second Big Lie being told by
> the
> > former president's supporters is that the
> results
> > of the election 2020 can't be trusted. The
> truth
> > is that no election, no election in American
> > history has been more closely scrutinized or
> more
> > carefully counted.
> >
> > Every legal challenge questioning the results
> and
> > every court in this country that could have
> been
> > made was made and was rejected, often rejected
> by
> > Republican-appointed judges, including judges
> > appointed by the former president himself from
> > state courts to the United States Supreme
> Court.
> > Recounts were undertaken in state after state.
> > Georgia – Georgia counted its results three
> > times, with one recount by hand.
> >
> > Phony partisan audits were undertaken long
> after
> > the election in several states. None changed
> the
> > results. And in some of them, the irony is the
> > margin of victory actually grew slightly.
> >
> > So let's speak plainly about what happened in
> > 2020. Even before the first ballot was cast,
> the
> > former president was preemptively sowing doubt
> > about the election results. He built his lie
> over
> > months. It wasn't based on any facts. He was
> just
> > looking for an excuse, a pretext to cover for
> the
> > truth. He's not just a former president. He's a
> > defeated former president. Defeated by a margin
> of
> > over seven million of your votes. In a full and
> > free and fair election.
> >
> > There is simply zero proof the election results
> > are inaccurate. In fact, in every venue where
> > evidence had to be produced and oath to tell
> the
> > truth had to be taken, the former president
> failed
> > to make his case.
> >
> > Just think about this, the former president and
> > his supporters have never been able to explain
> how
> > they accept as accurate the other election
> results
> > that took place on November 3rd. The elections for
> > governor. United States Senate. House of
> > Representatives. Elections, in which they
> closed
> > the gap in the House. They challenged none of
> > that. The president's name was first. Then we went
> > down the line, governors, senators, House of
> > Representatives.
> >
> > Somehow, those results are accurate on the same
> > ballot. But the presidential race was flawed?
> And
> > on the same ballot, the same day, cast by the
> same
> > voters? The only difference, the former
> president
> > didn't lose those races. He just lost the one
> that
> > was his own.
> >
> > Finally, the third Big Lie being told by a
> former
> > president and supporters is that the mob who
> > sought to impose their will through violence
> are
> > the nation's true patriots. Is that what you
> > thought when you looked at the mob ransacking
> the
> > Capitol, destroying property, literally
> defecating
> > in the hallways? Rifling through the desks of
> > senators and representatives? Hunting down
> members
> > of congress. Patriots? Not my view.
> >
> > To me, the true patriots for the more than 150
> > Americans who peacefully expressed their vote
> at
> > the ballot box. The election workers who
> protected
> > the integrity of the vote and the heroes who
> > defended this Capitol. You can't love your
> country
> > only when you win. You can't obey the law only
> > when it's convenient. You can't be patriotic
> when
> > you embrace and enable lies.
> >
> > Those who stormed this Capitol and those who
> > instigated and incited and those who called on
> > them to do so held a dagger at the throat of
> > America, at American democracy.
> >
> > They didn't come here out of patriotism or
> > principle. They came here in rage. Not in
> service
> > of America but rather in service of one man.
> Those
> > who incited the mob, the real plotters who are
> > desperate to deny the certification of this
> > election, and defy the will of the voters. But
> > their plot was foiled; congressmen, Democrats,
> > Republicans stayed. Senators, representatives,
> > staff, they finished their work, the
> Constitution
> > demanded. They honored their oath to defend the
> > Constitution against all enemies, foreign and
> > domestic.
> >
> > Look folks, now it's up to all of us — to We
> the
> > People — to stand for the rule of law, to
> > preserve the flame of democracy, to keep the
> > promise of America alive. The promise is at
> risk.
> > Targeted by the forces that value brute
> strength.
> > Over the sanctity of democracy. Fear over hope.
> > Personal gain over public good.
> >
> > Make no mistake about it, we're living at an
> > inflection point in history, both at home and
> > abroad. We're engaged anew in a struggle
> between
> > democracy and autocracy, between the
> aspirations
> > of the many and the greed of the few. Between
> the
> > people's right of self-determination and
> > self-seeking autocrat. From China to Russia and
> > beyond, they're betting the democracies' days
> are
> > numbered - they've actually told me democracy
> is
> > too slow, too bogged down by division to
> succeed
> > in today's rapidly changing, complicated world.
> >
> > And they're betting, they're betting America
> will
> > become more like them and less like like us.
> > They're betting in America is a place for the
> > autocrat, the dictator, the strongman. I do not
> > believe that. That is not who we are. That is
> not
> > who we have ever been. And that is not who we
> > should ever, ever be.
> >
> > Our founding fathers, as imperfect as they
> were,
> > set in motion, an experiment that changed the
> > world, literally changed the world. Here in
> > America, the people would rule. Power would be
> > transferred peacefully. Never the tip of a
> spear
> > or the barrel of a gun. They committed paper
> and
> > idea that couldn't live up to – they couldn't
> > live up to, but an idea it couldn't be
> > constrained.
> >
> > Yes, in America, all people are created equal.
> > Reject the view that if you, if you succeed, I
> > fail. If you get ahead, I fall behind. If I
> hold
> > you down, I somehow lift myself up.
> >
> > The former president who lies about this
> election
> > and the mob that attacked this Capitol could
> not
> > be further away from the core American values.
> > They want to rule or they will ruin. Ruin when
> our
> > country fought for at Lexington and Concord at
> > Gettysburg and Omaha Beach, Seneca Falls,
> Selma,
> > Alabama. What – and what we were fighting
> for:
> > The right to vote. The right to govern
> ourselves.
> > The right to determine our own destiny.
> >
> > With rights come responsibilities. The
> > responsibility to see each other as neighbors.
> > Maybe we disagree with that neighbor, but
> they're
> > not an adversary. The responsibility to accept
> > defeat, then get back in the arena and try
> again
> > the next time to make your case. The
> > responsibility to see that America is an idea.
> An
> > idea that requires vigilant stewardship.
> >
> > As we stand here today, one year since January
> 6,
> > 2021, the lies that drove the anger and madness
> we
> > saw on this place, they have not abated. So we
> > have to be firm, resolute and unyielding in our
> > defense of the right to vote and have that vote
> > counted.
> >
> > Some have already made the ultimate sacrifice
> in
> > this sacred effort. Jill and I have mourned
> police
> > officers in this Capitol rotunda not once, but
> > twice in the wake of January 6th. Once to honor
> > Officer Brian Sicknick, who lost his life the
> day
> > after the attack. The second time to honor
> Officer
> > Billy Evans, who lost his life defending the
> > Capitol as well.
> >
> > We think about the others who lost their lives
> and
> > were injured and everyone living with the
> trauma
> > of that day. From those defending this Capitol
> to
> > members of Congress in both parties and their
> > staffs to reporters, cafeteria workers,
> custodial
> > workers and their families.
> >
> > Don't kid yourself. The pain and scars from
> that
> > day run deep. I've said it many times and it's
> no
> > more true or real when we think about the
> events
> > of January 6th. We are in a battle for the soul
> of
> > America. A battle that by the grace of God and
> the
> > goodness and greatness of this nation, we will
> > win.
> >
> > Believe me: I know how difficult democracy is.
> And
> > I'm crystal clear about the threats America
> faces.
> > But I also know that our darkest days can lead
> to
> > light and hope. From the death and destruction
> as
> > the vice president referenced in Pearl Harbor
> can
> > the triumph over the forces of fascism. From
> the
> > brutality of Bloody Sunday on the Edmund Pettus
> > Bridge came a historic voting rights
> legislation.
> >
> > So now let's step up. Write the next chapter in
> > American history, where January six marks not
> the
> > end of democracy but the beginning of a
> > renaissance of liberty and fair play.
> >
> > I did not seek this fight right to this Capitol
> > year ago today, but I will not shrink from it
> > either. I will stand in this breach. I will
> defend
> > this nation, and I will allow no one to place a
> > dagger at the throat of democracy. We will make
> > sure the will of the people is heard. That the
> > ballot prevails, not violence. That authority
> of
> > this nation will always be peacefully
> transferred.
> > I believe the power of the presidency and the
> > purpose is to unite this nation, not divide it.
> >
> > To lift us up. Not tear us apart. It's about
> us,
> > not about me. Deep in the heart of America,
> burns
> > a flame lit almost 250 years ago of liberty,
> > freedom and equality. This is not the land of
> > kings or dictators or autocrats.
> >
> > We're a nation of laws of order, not chaos, of
> > peace, not violence. Here in America, the
> people
> > rule, through the ballot. And their will
> prevails.
> > So let's remember together, we're one nation
> under
> > God, indivisible, that today, tomorrow and
> > forever, at our best, we are the United States
> of
> > America.
> >
> > God bless you all. May God protect our troops.
> My
> > God bless those who stand watch over our
> > democracy.
>
> Face it, you freaks, you had an election, and
> because you nominated a creepy freak who scared
> off a MAJORITY of voters, you LOST! Guess what,
> sometimes you lose an election! You don’t
> overthrow the government, you find newer, less
> repulsive candidates and come back next time and
> try again! Why can’t people like Graham get that
> through their heads?

These people care nothing about democracy, and are essentially Fascists - and I say that not in the sense of throwing scare words around, but in their academic meanings as a student of politics.

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Re: President Biden's Best Speech Ever!
Posted by: Cornhile ()
Date: January 07, 2022 07:58PM

You know that fat bastardized in Florida was watching and steaming mad because he has no way to address his dumbasses.

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Re: President Biden's Best Speech Ever!
Posted by: JOE BIDEN WORST US PRESIDENT ()
Date: January 08, 2022 12:34AM

Re: The Democrats January 6th Farce Yesterday
Posted by: Joe Biden Does Not Represent ()
Date: January 08, 2022 12:28AM

The entire American people he only represents the Democrats and greens , thats beyond pitiful, he must be impeached and removed from office in shame for his hate of non Democrats, his refusal to uphold the immigration laws of the land with his southern border disaster and the loss of 800 billion in US weapons in Afghanistan. Joe Biden has turned the office of US president into a national laughable farce before the entire world

FACE IT DEMOCRATS No truer words have ever been posted on Fairfax Underground . JOE Biden will be forced from office to take the walk of shame before 2025 ! Deal with your extreme mistake in judgement

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Re: President Biden's Best Speech Ever!
Posted by: FredAstare ()
Date: January 08, 2022 12:44AM

SO some knuckle head feels the need to post the incompetent boobs provided propaganda on FX-U.
Question, I thought you libtards were all about the environment?
Do you have a clue how much disk space and additional resources will be required from Cary's machine to carry this turd of a speech for the next couple of decades?

The data is likely backed up on mag media as well. Those backups take time and cost $$$

Be considerate and don't post nonsense. Especially any of the Communist propaganda. You low IQ fools will realize you have been wrong about everything after your freedoms have been so restricted it will be impossible to pass gas without permission.

Wear a mask
get countless jabs of cancer causing substances
unable to congregate with friends and family
fossil fuel restrictions
restrictions on pro creating
no inter state travel unnless you are part of the ruling class
no meat for you
no sugar products for you
if you are white you are a raycist
if you are an illegal you will be supported by the white raycist

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Re: President Biden's Best Speech Ever!
Posted by: RANTING LIAR JOE BIDEN ()
Date: January 08, 2022 12:50AM

>For the first time in our history, a president had not just lost an election, he tried to prevent the peaceful transfer of power as a violent mob breached the Capitol.

Out Out by impeachment Lying JOE Biden

"go peacefully and patriotically" said President Trump and you lie still

" Never again may we see any losing Democrat contest any election from now on ..according to JOE Bidens lies , he cant pick and choose who contests election results its a constitutional right to do so and has been done since this country was founded . FACT there were serious issues with the election of 2020 that are questionable and will always be so , state laws were changed by courts in favor of JOE , rules were bent and mail in voting is the perfect vehicle for some undetected voting fraud which destroys true democracy.

President Trump had every reason to challenge the election results, the hateful revenge addicted Democrats have twisted facts to spin them to damage President Trump

Joe Biden's statement today was a deranged rant against all those who don't vote Democrat only designed to pit 2024 voters against President Trump , that's more then half of the USA's citizen voters .It was disrespectful to the American people and disgusting

JOE Biden must be removed by impeachment, he is not fit to lead this nation he proved that beyond any shadow of a doubt with his latest ranting

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Re: President Biden's Best Speech Ever!
Posted by: JOE JOE WAKE UP JOE ! ()
Date: January 08, 2022 01:03AM

JOE Said in his final statement "We're a nation of laws of order, not chaos, of peace, not violence"

JOE JOE LOOK LOOK AT The US southern border JOE where you violate your constitutional otah every single day as our laws are not being upheld due to your reversal for pure spite of President Trumps rules LOOK JOE LOOK at YOUR Afghan FAILURE OF CHAOS NO ORDER AND VIOLENCE LOOK JOE LOOK YOU HATE THE AMERICAN PEOPLES RIGHTS TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS BUT YOU LEFT 800 BILLION BEHIND IN US WEAPONS TO KILL OUR TROOPS LATER

JOE your a liar and a total hypocrite RESIGN JOE or be impeached , its coming JOE YOU LOST THE COUNTRY JOE , YOUR A NATIONAL JOKE

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Re: President Biden's Best Speech Ever!
Posted by: This Checks Out! ()
Date: January 08, 2022 06:09AM

Speaker Of Truth! Wrote:
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> GQP Sucks! Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Biden Is Your President! Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Wow! President Biden's Best Speech Ever!!
> > >
> > > Full Transcript --
> > >
> > >
> > > Madam Vice President, my fellow Americans: to
> > > state the obvious, one year ago today, in
> this
> > > sacred place, Democracy was attacked. Simply
> > > attacked. The will of the people was under
> > > assault. The Constitution, our constitution
> > faced
> > > the gravest of threats. Outnumbered in the
> face
> > of
> > > a brutal attack, the Capitol Police, the D.C.
> > > Metropolitan Police Department, the National
> > Guard
> > > and other brave law enforcement officials
> saved
> > > the rule of law. Our democracy held. We the
> > people
> > > endured. We the people prevail.
> > >
> > > For the first time in our history, a
> president
> > had
> > > not just lost an election, he tried to
> prevent
> > the
> > > peaceful transfer of power as a violent mob
> > > breached the Capitol. But they failed. They
> > > failed. And on this day of remembrance, we
> must
> > > make sure that such attack never, never
> happens
> > > again.
> > >
> > > I'm speaking to you today from Statuary Hall
> in
> > > the United States Capitol. This is where the
> > House
> > > of Representatives met for 50 years in the
> > decades
> > > leading up to the Civil War.
> > >
> > > This is – on this floor is where a young
> > > congressman from Illinois, Abraham Lincoln,
> sat
> > at
> > > desk 191. Above him, above us over that door,
> > > leading into the rotunda is a sculpture
> > depicting
> > > Clio, the muse of history. In her hands, an
> > open
> > > book, in which she records the events taking
> > place
> > > in this chamber below. Clio stood watch over
> > this
> > > hall, one year ago today, as she has for more
> > than
> > > 200 years. She recorded what took place: the
> > real
> > > history, the real facts, the real truth, the
> > facts
> > > and the truth that Vice President Harris just
> > > shared, and that you and I and the whole
> world
> > saw
> > > with our own eyes.
> > >
> > > The Bible tells us that we shall know the
> truth
> > > and the truth shall make us free. We shall
> know
> > > the truth. Well, here is the God's truth
> about
> > > January 6, 2021. Close your eyes. Go back to
> > that
> > > day. What do you see?
> > >
> > > Rioters rampaging, waving for the first time
> > > inside this Capitol, the confederate flag
> that
> > > symbolized the cause to destroy America, to
> rip
> > us
> > > apart. Even during the Civil War, that never,
> > ever
> > > happened. But it happened here in 2021.
> > >
> > > What else do you see? A mob, breaking
> windows,
> > > kicking in doors, breaching the Capitol,
> > American
> > > flags on poles being used as weapons as
> spears,
> > > fire extinguishers being thrown at the heads
> of
> > > police officers. A crowd that professes their
> > love
> > > for law enforcement assaulted those police
> > > officers, dragged them, sprayed them, stomped
> > on
> > > them.
> > >
> > > Over 140 police officers were injured. We all
> > > heard the police officers who were there that
> > day
> > > testified to what happened. One officer
> called
> > it
> > > quote "a medieval battle" and that he was
> more
> > > afraid that day than he was fighting the war
> in
> > > Iraq.
> > >
> > > They've repeatedly asked since that day, how
> > dare
> > > anyone, anyone diminish belittle or deny the
> > hell
> > > they were put through? We saw with our own
> eyes
> > > rioters menace these halls, threatening the
> > life
> > > of the Speaker of the House, literally
> erecting
> > > gallows to hang the vice president of the
> > United
> > > States of America.
> > >
> > > What do we not see? We didn't see a former
> > > president who had just rallied the mob to
> > attack,
> > > sitting in the private dining room off the
> Oval
> > > Office in the White House, watching it all on
> > > television and doing nothing for hour, as
> > police
> > > were assaulted. Lives at risk. The nation's
> > > capital under siege.
> > >
> > > This wasn't a group of tourists. This is an
> > armed
> > > insurrection. They weren't looking to uphold
> > the
> > > will of the people. They were looking to deny
> > the
> > > will of the people. They were looking to
> uphold
> > > – they weren't looking to hold a free and
> > fair
> > > election. They were looking to overturn one.
> > They
> > > weren't looking to save the cause of America.
> > They
> > > were looking to subvert the Constitution.
> This
> > > isn't about being bogged down in the past.
> This
> > is
> > > about making sure the past isn't buried.
> > >
> > > That's the only way forward. That's what
> great
> > > nations do. They don't bury the truth. They
> > face
> > > up to it. It sounds like hyperbole, but
> that's
> > the
> > > truth. They face up to it. We are a great
> > nation.
> > >
> > > My fellow Americans in life, there's truth.
> And
> > > tragically, there are lies. Lies conceived
> and
> > > spread for profit and power. We must be
> > absolutely
> > > clear about what is true and what is a lie.
> And
> > > here's the truth: the former president of the
> > > United States of America has created and
> spread
> > a
> > > web of lies about the 2020 election. He's
> done
> > so
> > > because he values power over principle.
> > >
> > > Because he sees his own interest as more
> > important
> > > than his country's interest and America's
> > > interest. And because his bruised ego matters
> > more
> > > to him than our democracy or our
> constitution.
> > He
> > > can't accept he lost. Even though that's what
> > 93
> > > United States senators, his own attorney
> > general,
> > > his own vice president, governors and state
> > > officials in every battleground state have
> all
> > > said: he lost.
> > >
> > > That's what 81 million of you did as you
> voted
> > for
> > > a new way forward. He has done what no
> > president
> > > in American history, the history of this
> > country
> > > has ever, ever done. He refused to accept the
> > > results of an election and the will of the
> > > American people.
> > >
> > > While some courageous men and women in the
> > > Republican Party are standing against it,
> > trying
> > > to uphold the principle of that party, too
> many
> > > others are transforming that party into
> > something
> > > else. They seem no longer to want to be the
> > party,
> > > the party of Lincoln, Eisenhower, Reagan, the
> > > Bushes.
> > >
> > > But whatever my other disagreements are with
> > > Republicans who support the rule of law and
> not
> > > the role of a single man, I will always seek
> to
> > > work together with them, to find shared
> > solutions
> > > where it possible.
> > >
> > > Because if we have a shared belief in
> > democracy,
> > > that anything is possible. Anything.
> > >
> > > And so at this moment, we must decide, what
> > kind
> > > of nation are we going to be? Are we going to
> be
> > a
> > > nation that accepts political violence as a
> > norm?
> > > Are we going to be a nation where we allow
> > > partisan election officials to overturn the
> > > legally expressed will of the people?
> > >
> > > Are we going to be a nation that lives not by
> > the
> > > light of the truth but under the shadow of
> > lies?
> > > We cannot allow ourselves to be that kind of
> > > nation. The way forward is to recognize the
> > truth
> > > and to live by it.
> > >
> > > The Big Lie being told by the former
> president
> > and
> > > many Republicans who fear his wrath is that
> the
> > > insurrection in this country actually took
> > place
> > > on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020.
> > >
> > > Think about that. Is that what you thought?
> Is
> > > that what you thought when you voted that
> day?
> > > Taking part in an insurrection, is that what
> > you
> > > thought you were doing, or did you think you
> > were
> > > carrying out your highest duty as a citizen
> and
> > > voting?
> > >
> > > The former president's supporters are trying
> to
> > > rewrite history. They want you to see
> Election
> > Day
> > > as the day of insurrection. And the riot that
> > took
> > > place there on January 6th as a true
> expression
> > of
> > > the will of the people.
> > >
> > > Can you think of a more twisted way to look
> at
> > > this country, to look at America? I cannot.
> > >
> > > Here's the truth. The election of 2020 was
> the
> > > greatest demonstration of democracy in the
> > history
> > > of this country. More of you voted in that
> > > election than have ever voted in all of
> American
> > > history. Over 150 million Americans went to
> the
> > > polls and voted that day in a pandemic. Some
> at
> > > great risk to their lives. They should be
> > > applauded, not attacked.
> > >
> > > Right now in state after state, new laws are
> > being
> > > written. Not to protect the vote, but to deny
> > it.
> > > Not only to suppress the vote, but to subvert
> > it,
> > > not to strengthen or protect our democracy,
> but
> > > because the former president lost. Instead of
> > > looking at election results from 2020 and
> > saying
> > > they need new ideas or better ideas to win
> more
> > > votes, the former president and his
> supporters
> > > have decided the only way for them to win is
> to
> > > suppress your vote and subvert our elections.
> > >
> > > It's wrong. It's undemocratic, and frankly,
> > it's
> > > un-American. The second Big Lie being told by
> > the
> > > former president's supporters is that the
> > results
> > > of the election 2020 can't be trusted. The
> > truth
> > > is that no election, no election in American
> > > history has been more closely scrutinized or
> > more
> > > carefully counted.
> > >
> > > Every legal challenge questioning the results
> > and
> > > every court in this country that could have
> > been
> > > made was made and was rejected, often
> rejected
> > by
> > > Republican-appointed judges, including judges
> > > appointed by the former president himself
> from
> > > state courts to the United States Supreme
> > Court.
> > > Recounts were undertaken in state after
> state.
> > > Georgia – Georgia counted its results three
> > > times, with one recount by hand.
> > >
> > > Phony partisan audits were undertaken long
> > after
> > > the election in several states. None changed
> > the
> > > results. And in some of them, the irony is
> the
> > > margin of victory actually grew slightly.
> > >
> > > So let's speak plainly about what happened in
> > > 2020. Even before the first ballot was cast,
> > the
> > > former president was preemptively sowing
> doubt
> > > about the election results. He built his lie
> > over
> > > months. It wasn't based on any facts. He was
> > just
> > > looking for an excuse, a pretext to cover for
> > the
> > > truth. He's not just a former president. He's
> a
> > > defeated former president. Defeated by a
> margin
> > of
> > > over seven million of your votes. In a full
> and
> > > free and fair election.
> > >
> > > There is simply zero proof the election
> results
> > > are inaccurate. In fact, in every venue where
> > > evidence had to be produced and oath to tell
> > the
> > > truth had to be taken, the former president
> > failed
> > > to make his case.
> > >
> > > Just think about this, the former president
> and
> > > his supporters have never been able to
> explain
> > how
> > > they accept as accurate the other election
> > results
> > > that took place on November 3rd. The elections
> for
> > > governor. United States Senate. House of
> > > Representatives. Elections, in which they
> > closed
> > > the gap in the House. They challenged none of
> > > that. The president's name was first. Then we
> went
> > > down the line, governors, senators, House of
> > > Representatives.
> > >
> > > Somehow, those results are accurate on the
> same
> > > ballot. But the presidential race was flawed?
> > And
> > > on the same ballot, the same day, cast by the
> > same
> > > voters? The only difference, the former
> > president
> > > didn't lose those races. He just lost the one
> > that
> > > was his own.
> > >
> > > Finally, the third Big Lie being told by a
> > former
> > > president and supporters is that the mob who
> > > sought to impose their will through violence
> > are
> > > the nation's true patriots. Is that what you
> > > thought when you looked at the mob ransacking
> > the
> > > Capitol, destroying property, literally
> > defecating
> > > in the hallways? Rifling through the desks of
> > > senators and representatives? Hunting down
> > members
> > > of congress. Patriots? Not my view.
> > >
> > > To me, the true patriots for the more than
> 150
> > > Americans who peacefully expressed their vote
> > at
> > > the ballot box. The election workers who
> > protected
> > > the integrity of the vote and the heroes who
> > > defended this Capitol. You can't love your
> > country
> > > only when you win. You can't obey the law
> only
> > > when it's convenient. You can't be patriotic
> > when
> > > you embrace and enable lies.
> > >
> > > Those who stormed this Capitol and those who
> > > instigated and incited and those who called
> on
> > > them to do so held a dagger at the throat of
> > > America, at American democracy.
> > >
> > > They didn't come here out of patriotism or
> > > principle. They came here in rage. Not in
> > service
> > > of America but rather in service of one man.
> > Those
> > > who incited the mob, the real plotters who
> are
> > > desperate to deny the certification of this
> > > election, and defy the will of the voters.
> But
> > > their plot was foiled; congressmen,
> Democrats,
> > > Republicans stayed. Senators,
> representatives,
> > > staff, they finished their work, the
> > Constitution
> > > demanded. They honored their oath to defend
> the
> > > Constitution against all enemies, foreign and
> > > domestic.
> > >
> > > Look folks, now it's up to all of us — to
> We
> > the
> > > People — to stand for the rule of law, to
> > > preserve the flame of democracy, to keep the
> > > promise of America alive. The promise is at
> > risk.
> > > Targeted by the forces that value brute
> > strength.
> > > Over the sanctity of democracy. Fear over
> hope.
> > > Personal gain over public good.
> > >
> > > Make no mistake about it, we're living at an
> > > inflection point in history, both at home and
> > > abroad. We're engaged anew in a struggle
> > between
> > > democracy and autocracy, between the
> > aspirations
> > > of the many and the greed of the few. Between
> > the
> > > people's right of self-determination and
> > > self-seeking autocrat. From China to Russia
> and
> > > beyond, they're betting the democracies' days
> > are
> > > numbered - they've actually told me democracy
> > is
> > > too slow, too bogged down by division to
> > succeed
> > > in today's rapidly changing, complicated
> world.
> > >
> > > And they're betting, they're betting America
> > will
> > > become more like them and less like like us.
> > > They're betting in America is a place for the
> > > autocrat, the dictator, the strongman. I do
> not
> > > believe that. That is not who we are. That is
> > not
> > > who we have ever been. And that is not who we
> > > should ever, ever be.
> > >
> > > Our founding fathers, as imperfect as they
> > were,
> > > set in motion, an experiment that changed the
> > > world, literally changed the world. Here in
> > > America, the people would rule. Power would
> be
> > > transferred peacefully. Never the tip of a
> > spear
> > > or the barrel of a gun. They committed paper
> > and
> > > idea that couldn't live up to – they
> couldn't
> > > live up to, but an idea it couldn't be
> > > constrained.
> > >
> > > Yes, in America, all people are created
> equal.
> > > Reject the view that if you, if you succeed,
> I
> > > fail. If you get ahead, I fall behind. If I
> > hold
> > > you down, I somehow lift myself up.
> > >
> > > The former president who lies about this
> > election
> > > and the mob that attacked this Capitol could
> > not
> > > be further away from the core American
> values.
> > > They want to rule or they will ruin. Ruin
> when
> > our
> > > country fought for at Lexington and Concord
> at
> > > Gettysburg and Omaha Beach, Seneca Falls,
> > Selma,
> > > Alabama. What – and what we were fighting
> > for:
> > > The right to vote. The right to govern
> > ourselves.
> > > The right to determine our own destiny.
> > >
> > > With rights come responsibilities. The
> > > responsibility to see each other as
> neighbors.
> > > Maybe we disagree with that neighbor, but
> > they're
> > > not an adversary. The responsibility to
> accept
> > > defeat, then get back in the arena and try
> > again
> > > the next time to make your case. The
> > > responsibility to see that America is an
> idea.
> > An
> > > idea that requires vigilant stewardship.
> > >
> > > As we stand here today, one year since
> January
> > 6,
> > > 2021, the lies that drove the anger and
> madness
> > we
> > > saw on this place, they have not abated. So
> we
> > > have to be firm, resolute and unyielding in
> our
> > > defense of the right to vote and have that
> vote
> > > counted.
> > >
> > > Some have already made the ultimate sacrifice
> > in
> > > this sacred effort. Jill and I have mourned
> > police
> > > officers in this Capitol rotunda not once,
> but
> > > twice in the wake of January 6th. Once to
> honor
> > > Officer Brian Sicknick, who lost his life the
> > day
> > > after the attack. The second time to honor
> > Officer
> > > Billy Evans, who lost his life defending the
> > > Capitol as well.
> > >
> > > We think about the others who lost their
> lives
> > and
> > > were injured and everyone living with the
> > trauma
> > > of that day. From those defending this
> Capitol
> > to
> > > members of Congress in both parties and their
> > > staffs to reporters, cafeteria workers,
> > custodial
> > > workers and their families.
> > >
> > > Don't kid yourself. The pain and scars from
> > that
> > > day run deep. I've said it many times and
> it's
> > no
> > > more true or real when we think about the
> > events
> > > of January 6th. We are in a battle for the
> soul
> > of
> > > America. A battle that by the grace of God
> and
> > the
> > > goodness and greatness of this nation, we
> will
> > > win.
> > >
> > > Believe me: I know how difficult democracy
> is.
> > And
> > > I'm crystal clear about the threats America
> > faces.
> > > But I also know that our darkest days can
> lead
> > to
> > > light and hope. From the death and
> destruction
> > as
> > > the vice president referenced in Pearl Harbor
> > can
> > > the triumph over the forces of fascism. From
> > the
> > > brutality of Bloody Sunday on the Edmund
> Pettus
> > > Bridge came a historic voting rights
> > legislation.
> > >
> > > So now let's step up. Write the next chapter
> in
> > > American history, where January six marks not
> > the
> > > end of democracy but the beginning of a
> > > renaissance of liberty and fair play.
> > >
> > > I did not seek this fight right to this
> Capitol
> > > year ago today, but I will not shrink from it
> > > either. I will stand in this breach. I will
> > defend
> > > this nation, and I will allow no one to place
> a
> > > dagger at the throat of democracy. We will
> make
> > > sure the will of the people is heard. That
> the
> > > ballot prevails, not violence. That authority
> > of
> > > this nation will always be peacefully
> > transferred.
> > > I believe the power of the presidency and the
> > > purpose is to unite this nation, not divide
> it.
> > >
> > > To lift us up. Not tear us apart. It's about
> > us,
> > > not about me. Deep in the heart of America,
> > burns
> > > a flame lit almost 250 years ago of liberty,
> > > freedom and equality. This is not the land of
> > > kings or dictators or autocrats.
> > >
> > > We're a nation of laws of order, not chaos,
> of
> > > peace, not violence. Here in America, the
> > people
> > > rule, through the ballot. And their will
> > prevails.
> > > So let's remember together, we're one nation
> > under
> > > God, indivisible, that today, tomorrow and
> > > forever, at our best, we are the United
> States
> > of
> > > America.
> > >
> > > God bless you all. May God protect our
> troops.
> > My
> > > God bless those who stand watch over our
> > > democracy.
> >
> > Face it, you freaks, you had an election, and
> > because you nominated a creepy freak who scared
> > off a MAJORITY of voters, you LOST! Guess what,
> > sometimes you lose an election! You don’t
> > overthrow the government, you find newer, less
> > repulsive candidates and come back next time
> and
> > try again! Why can’t people like Graham get
> that
> > through their heads?
>
> These people care nothing about democracy, and are
> essentially Fascists - and I say that not in the
> sense of throwing scare words around, but in their
> academic meanings as a student of politics.


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All of his speeches suck and are getting worse.

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Is the vice president really a "madam"?

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Date: January 11, 2022 05:50AM

This Checks Out! Wrote:
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> Speaker Of Truth! Wrote:
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> > GQP Sucks! Wrote:
> >
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> > -----
> > > Biden Is Your President! Wrote:
> > >
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> > > > Wow! President Biden's Best Speech Ever!!
> > > >
> > > > Full Transcript --
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Madam Vice President, my fellow Americans:
> to
> > > > state the obvious, one year ago today, in
> > this
> > > > sacred place, Democracy was attacked.
> Simply
> > > > attacked. The will of the people was under
> > > > assault. The Constitution, our constitution
> > > faced
> > > > the gravest of threats. Outnumbered in the
> > face
> > > of
> > > > a brutal attack, the Capitol Police, the
> D.C.
> > > > Metropolitan Police Department, the
> National
> > > Guard
> > > > and other brave law enforcement officials
> > saved
> > > > the rule of law. Our democracy held. We the
> > > people
> > > > endured. We the people prevail.
> > > >
> > > > For the first time in our history, a
> > president
> > > had
> > > > not just lost an election, he tried to
> > prevent
> > > the
> > > > peaceful transfer of power as a violent mob
> > > > breached the Capitol. But they failed. They
> > > > failed. And on this day of remembrance, we
> > must
> > > > make sure that such attack never, never
> > happens
> > > > again.
> > > >
> > > > I'm speaking to you today from Statuary
> Hall
> > in
> > > > the United States Capitol. This is where
> the
> > > House
> > > > of Representatives met for 50 years in the
> > > decades
> > > > leading up to the Civil War.
> > > >
> > > > This is – on this floor is where a young
> > > > congressman from Illinois, Abraham Lincoln,
> > sat
> > > at
> > > > desk 191. Above him, above us over that
> door,
> > > > leading into the rotunda is a sculpture
> > > depicting
> > > > Clio, the muse of history. In her hands, an
> > > open
> > > > book, in which she records the events
> taking
> > > place
> > > > in this chamber below. Clio stood watch
> over
> > > this
> > > > hall, one year ago today, as she has for
> more
> > > than
> > > > 200 years. She recorded what took place:
> the
> > > real
> > > > history, the real facts, the real truth,
> the
> > > facts
> > > > and the truth that Vice President Harris
> just
> > > > shared, and that you and I and the whole
> > world
> > > saw
> > > > with our own eyes.
> > > >
> > > > The Bible tells us that we shall know the
> > truth
> > > > and the truth shall make us free. We shall
> > know
> > > > the truth. Well, here is the God's truth
> > about
> > > > January 6, 2021. Close your eyes. Go back
> to
> > > that
> > > > day. What do you see?
> > > >
> > > > Rioters rampaging, waving for the first
> time
> > > > inside this Capitol, the confederate flag
> > that
> > > > symbolized the cause to destroy America, to
> > rip
> > > us
> > > > apart. Even during the Civil War, that
> never,
> > > ever
> > > > happened. But it happened here in 2021.
> > > >
> > > > What else do you see? A mob, breaking
> > windows,
> > > > kicking in doors, breaching the Capitol,
> > > American
> > > > flags on poles being used as weapons as
> > spears,
> > > > fire extinguishers being thrown at the
> heads
> > of
> > > > police officers. A crowd that professes
> their
> > > love
> > > > for law enforcement assaulted those police
> > > > officers, dragged them, sprayed them,
> stomped
> > > on
> > > > them.
> > > >
> > > > Over 140 police officers were injured. We
> all
> > > > heard the police officers who were there
> that
> > > day
> > > > testified to what happened. One officer
> > called
> > > it
> > > > quote "a medieval battle" and that he was
> > more
> > > > afraid that day than he was fighting the
> war
> > in
> > > > Iraq.
> > > >
> > > > They've repeatedly asked since that day,
> how
> > > dare
> > > > anyone, anyone diminish belittle or deny
> the
> > > hell
> > > > they were put through? We saw with our own
> > eyes
> > > > rioters menace these halls, threatening the
> > > life
> > > > of the Speaker of the House, literally
> > erecting
> > > > gallows to hang the vice president of the
> > > United
> > > > States of America.
> > > >
> > > > What do we not see? We didn't see a former
> > > > president who had just rallied the mob to
> > > attack,
> > > > sitting in the private dining room off the
> > Oval
> > > > Office in the White House, watching it all
> on
> > > > television and doing nothing for hour, as
> > > police
> > > > were assaulted. Lives at risk. The nation's
> > > > capital under siege.
> > > >
> > > > This wasn't a group of tourists. This is an
> > > armed
> > > > insurrection. They weren't looking to
> uphold
> > > the
> > > > will of the people. They were looking to
> deny
> > > the
> > > > will of the people. They were looking to
> > uphold
> > > > – they weren't looking to hold a free and
> > > fair
> > > > election. They were looking to overturn
> one.
> > > They
> > > > weren't looking to save the cause of
> America.
> > > They
> > > > were looking to subvert the Constitution.
> > This
> > > > isn't about being bogged down in the past.
> > This
> > > is
> > > > about making sure the past isn't buried.
> > > >
> > > > That's the only way forward. That's what
> > great
> > > > nations do. They don't bury the truth. They
> > > face
> > > > up to it. It sounds like hyperbole, but
> > that's
> > > the
> > > > truth. They face up to it. We are a great
> > > nation.
> > > >
> > > > My fellow Americans in life, there's truth.
> > And
> > > > tragically, there are lies. Lies conceived
> > and
> > > > spread for profit and power. We must be
> > > absolutely
> > > > clear about what is true and what is a lie.
> > And
> > > > here's the truth: the former president of
> the
> > > > United States of America has created and
> > spread
> > > a
> > > > web of lies about the 2020 election. He's
> > done
> > > so
> > > > because he values power over principle.
> > > >
> > > > Because he sees his own interest as more
> > > important
> > > > than his country's interest and America's
> > > > interest. And because his bruised ego
> matters
> > > more
> > > > to him than our democracy or our
> > constitution.
> > > He
> > > > can't accept he lost. Even though that's
> what
> > > 93
> > > > United States senators, his own attorney
> > > general,
> > > > his own vice president, governors and state
> > > > officials in every battleground state have
> > all
> > > > said: he lost.
> > > >
> > > > That's what 81 million of you did as you
> > voted
> > > for
> > > > a new way forward. He has done what no
> > > president
> > > > in American history, the history of this
> > > country
> > > > has ever, ever done. He refused to accept
> the
> > > > results of an election and the will of the
> > > > American people.
> > > >
> > > > While some courageous men and women in the
> > > > Republican Party are standing against it,
> > > trying
> > > > to uphold the principle of that party, too
> > many
> > > > others are transforming that party into
> > > something
> > > > else. They seem no longer to want to be the
> > > party,
> > > > the party of Lincoln, Eisenhower, Reagan,
> the
> > > > Bushes.
> > > >
> > > > But whatever my other disagreements are
> with
> > > > Republicans who support the rule of law and
> > not
> > > > the role of a single man, I will always
> seek
> > to
> > > > work together with them, to find shared
> > > solutions
> > > > where it possible.
> > > >
> > > > Because if we have a shared belief in
> > > democracy,
> > > > that anything is possible. Anything.
> > > >
> > > > And so at this moment, we must decide, what
> > > kind
> > > > of nation are we going to be? Are we going
> to
> > be
> > > a
> > > > nation that accepts political violence as a
> > > norm?
> > > > Are we going to be a nation where we allow
> > > > partisan election officials to overturn the
> > > > legally expressed will of the people?
> > > >
> > > > Are we going to be a nation that lives not
> by
> > > the
> > > > light of the truth but under the shadow of
> > > lies?
> > > > We cannot allow ourselves to be that kind
> of
> > > > nation. The way forward is to recognize the
> > > truth
> > > > and to live by it.
> > > >
> > > > The Big Lie being told by the former
> > president
> > > and
> > > > many Republicans who fear his wrath is that
> > the
> > > > insurrection in this country actually took
> > > place
> > > > on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020.
> > > >
> > > > Think about that. Is that what you thought?
> > Is
> > > > that what you thought when you voted that
> > day?
> > > > Taking part in an insurrection, is that
> what
> > > you
> > > > thought you were doing, or did you think
> you
> > > were
> > > > carrying out your highest duty as a citizen
> > and
> > > > voting?
> > > >
> > > > The former president's supporters are
> trying
> > to
> > > > rewrite history. They want you to see
> > Election
> > > Day
> > > > as the day of insurrection. And the riot
> that
> > > took
> > > > place there on January 6th as a true
> > expression
> > > of
> > > > the will of the people.
> > > >
> > > > Can you think of a more twisted way to look
> > at
> > > > this country, to look at America? I cannot.
> > > >
> > > > Here's the truth. The election of 2020 was
> > the
> > > > greatest demonstration of democracy in the
> > > history
> > > > of this country. More of you voted in that
> > > > election than have ever voted in all of
> > American
> > > > history. Over 150 million Americans went to
> > the
> > > > polls and voted that day in a pandemic.
> Some
> > at
> > > > great risk to their lives. They should be
> > > > applauded, not attacked.
> > > >
> > > > Right now in state after state, new laws
> are
> > > being
> > > > written. Not to protect the vote, but to
> deny
> > > it.
> > > > Not only to suppress the vote, but to
> subvert
> > > it,
> > > > not to strengthen or protect our democracy,
> > but
> > > > because the former president lost. Instead
> of
> > > > looking at election results from 2020 and
> > > saying
> > > > they need new ideas or better ideas to win
> > more
> > > > votes, the former president and his
> > supporters
> > > > have decided the only way for them to win
> is
> > to
> > > > suppress your vote and subvert our
> elections.
> > > >
> > > > It's wrong. It's undemocratic, and frankly,
> > > it's
> > > > un-American. The second Big Lie being told
> by
> > > the
> > > > former president's supporters is that the
> > > results
> > > > of the election 2020 can't be trusted. The
> > > truth
> > > > is that no election, no election in
> American
> > > > history has been more closely scrutinized
> or
> > > more
> > > > carefully counted.
> > > >
> > > > Every legal challenge questioning the
> results
> > > and
> > > > every court in this country that could have
> > > been
> > > > made was made and was rejected, often
> > rejected
> > > by
> > > > Republican-appointed judges, including
> judges
> > > > appointed by the former president himself
> > from
> > > > state courts to the United States Supreme
> > > Court.
> > > > Recounts were undertaken in state after
> > state.
> > > > Georgia – Georgia counted its results
> three
> > > > times, with one recount by hand.
> > > >
> > > > Phony partisan audits were undertaken long
> > > after
> > > > the election in several states. None
> changed
> > > the
> > > > results. And in some of them, the irony is
> > the
> > > > margin of victory actually grew slightly.
> > > >
> > > > So let's speak plainly about what happened
> in
> > > > 2020. Even before the first ballot was
> cast,
> > > the
> > > > former president was preemptively sowing
> > doubt
> > > > about the election results. He built his
> lie
> > > over
> > > > months. It wasn't based on any facts. He
> was
> > > just
> > > > looking for an excuse, a pretext to cover
> for
> > > the
> > > > truth. He's not just a former president.
> He's
> > a
> > > > defeated former president. Defeated by a
> > margin
> > > of
> > > > over seven million of your votes. In a full
> > and
> > > > free and fair election.
> > > >
> > > > There is simply zero proof the election
> > results
> > > > are inaccurate. In fact, in every venue
> where
> > > > evidence had to be produced and oath to
> tell
> > > the
> > > > truth had to be taken, the former president
> > > failed
> > > > to make his case.
> > > >
> > > > Just think about this, the former president
> > and
> > > > his supporters have never been able to
> > explain
> > > how
> > > > they accept as accurate the other election
> > > results
> > > > that took place on November 3rd. The
> elections
> > for
> > > > governor. United States Senate. House of
> > > > Representatives. Elections, in which they
> > > closed
> > > > the gap in the House. They challenged none
> of
> > > > that. The president's name was first. Then
> we
> > went
> > > > down the line, governors, senators, House
> of
> > > > Representatives.
> > > >
> > > > Somehow, those results are accurate on the
> > same
> > > > ballot. But the presidential race was
> flawed?
> > > And
> > > > on the same ballot, the same day, cast by
> the
> > > same
> > > > voters? The only difference, the former
> > > president
> > > > didn't lose those races. He just lost the
> one
> > > that
> > > > was his own.
> > > >
> > > > Finally, the third Big Lie being told by a
> > > former
> > > > president and supporters is that the mob
> who
> > > > sought to impose their will through
> violence
> > > are
> > > > the nation's true patriots. Is that what
> you
> > > > thought when you looked at the mob
> ransacking
> > > the
> > > > Capitol, destroying property, literally
> > > defecating
> > > > in the hallways? Rifling through the desks
> of
> > > > senators and representatives? Hunting down
> > > members
> > > > of congress. Patriots? Not my view.
> > > >
> > > > To me, the true patriots for the more than
> > 150
> > > > Americans who peacefully expressed their
> vote
> > > at
> > > > the ballot box. The election workers who
> > > protected
> > > > the integrity of the vote and the heroes
> who
> > > > defended this Capitol. You can't love your
> > > country
> > > > only when you win. You can't obey the law
> > only
> > > > when it's convenient. You can't be
> patriotic
> > > when
> > > > you embrace and enable lies.
> > > >
> > > > Those who stormed this Capitol and those
> who
> > > > instigated and incited and those who called
> > on
> > > > them to do so held a dagger at the throat
> of
> > > > America, at American democracy.
> > > >
> > > > They didn't come here out of patriotism or
> > > > principle. They came here in rage. Not in
> > > service
> > > > of America but rather in service of one
> man.
> > > Those
> > > > who incited the mob, the real plotters who
> > are
> > > > desperate to deny the certification of this
> > > > election, and defy the will of the voters.
> > But
> > > > their plot was foiled; congressmen,
> > Democrats,
> > > > Republicans stayed. Senators,
> > representatives,
> > > > staff, they finished their work, the
> > > Constitution
> > > > demanded. They honored their oath to defend
> > the
> > > > Constitution against all enemies, foreign
> and
> > > > domestic.
> > > >
> > > > Look folks, now it's up to all of us — to
> > We
> > > the
> > > > People — to stand for the rule of law, to
> > > > preserve the flame of democracy, to keep
> the
> > > > promise of America alive. The promise is at
> > > risk.
> > > > Targeted by the forces that value brute
> > > strength.
> > > > Over the sanctity of democracy. Fear over
> > hope.
> > > > Personal gain over public good.
> > > >
> > > > Make no mistake about it, we're living at
> an
> > > > inflection point in history, both at home
> and
> > > > abroad. We're engaged anew in a struggle
> > > between
> > > > democracy and autocracy, between the
> > > aspirations
> > > > of the many and the greed of the few.
> Between
> > > the
> > > > people's right of self-determination and
> > > > self-seeking autocrat. From China to Russia
> > and
> > > > beyond, they're betting the democracies'
> days
> > > are
> > > > numbered - they've actually told me
> democracy
> > > is
> > > > too slow, too bogged down by division to
> > > succeed
> > > > in today's rapidly changing, complicated
> > world.
> > > >
> > > > And they're betting, they're betting
> America
> > > will
> > > > become more like them and less like like
> us.
> > > > They're betting in America is a place for
> the
> > > > autocrat, the dictator, the strongman. I do
> > not
> > > > believe that. That is not who we are. That
> is
> > > not
> > > > who we have ever been. And that is not who
> we
> > > > should ever, ever be.
> > > >
> > > > Our founding fathers, as imperfect as they
> > > were,
> > > > set in motion, an experiment that changed
> the
> > > > world, literally changed the world. Here in
> > > > America, the people would rule. Power would
> > be
> > > > transferred peacefully. Never the tip of a
> > > spear
> > > > or the barrel of a gun. They committed
> paper
> > > and
> > > > idea that couldn't live up to – they
> > couldn't
> > > > live up to, but an idea it couldn't be
> > > > constrained.
> > > >
> > > > Yes, in America, all people are created
> > equal.
> > > > Reject the view that if you, if you
> succeed,
> > I
> > > > fail. If you get ahead, I fall behind. If I
> > > hold
> > > > you down, I somehow lift myself up.
> > > >
> > > > The former president who lies about this
> > > election
> > > > and the mob that attacked this Capitol
> could
> > > not
> > > > be further away from the core American
> > values.
> > > > They want to rule or they will ruin. Ruin
> > when
> > > our
> > > > country fought for at Lexington and Concord
> > at
> > > > Gettysburg and Omaha Beach, Seneca Falls,
> > > Selma,
> > > > Alabama. What – and what we were fighting
> > > for:
> > > > The right to vote. The right to govern
> > > ourselves.
> > > > The right to determine our own destiny.
> > > >
> > > > With rights come responsibilities. The
> > > > responsibility to see each other as
> > neighbors.
> > > > Maybe we disagree with that neighbor, but
> > > they're
> > > > not an adversary. The responsibility to
> > accept
> > > > defeat, then get back in the arena and try
> > > again
> > > > the next time to make your case. The
> > > > responsibility to see that America is an
> > idea.
> > > An
> > > > idea that requires vigilant stewardship.
> > > >
> > > > As we stand here today, one year since
> > January
> > > 6,
> > > > 2021, the lies that drove the anger and
> > madness
> > > we
> > > > saw on this place, they have not abated. So
> > we
> > > > have to be firm, resolute and unyielding in
> > our
> > > > defense of the right to vote and have that
> > vote
> > > > counted.
> > > >
> > > > Some have already made the ultimate
> sacrifice
> > > in
> > > > this sacred effort. Jill and I have mourned
> > > police
> > > > officers in this Capitol rotunda not once,
> > but
> > > > twice in the wake of January 6th. Once to
> > honor
> > > > Officer Brian Sicknick, who lost his life
> the
> > > day
> > > > after the attack. The second time to honor
> > > Officer
> > > > Billy Evans, who lost his life defending
> the
> > > > Capitol as well.
> > > >
> > > > We think about the others who lost their
> > lives
> > > and
> > > > were injured and everyone living with the
> > > trauma
> > > > of that day. From those defending this
> > Capitol
> > > to
> > > > members of Congress in both parties and
> their
> > > > staffs to reporters, cafeteria workers,
> > > custodial
> > > > workers and their families.
> > > >
> > > > Don't kid yourself. The pain and scars from
> > > that
> > > > day run deep. I've said it many times and
> > it's
> > > no
> > > > more true or real when we think about the
> > > events
> > > > of January 6th. We are in a battle for the
> > soul
> > > of
> > > > America. A battle that by the grace of God
> > and
> > > the
> > > > goodness and greatness of this nation, we
> > will
> > > > win.
> > > >
> > > > Believe me: I know how difficult democracy
> > is.
> > > And
> > > > I'm crystal clear about the threats America
> > > faces.
> > > > But I also know that our darkest days can
> > lead
> > > to
> > > > light and hope. From the death and
> > destruction
> > > as
> > > > the vice president referenced in Pearl
> Harbor
> > > can
> > > > the triumph over the forces of fascism.
> From
> > > the
> > > > brutality of Bloody Sunday on the Edmund
> > Pettus
> > > > Bridge came a historic voting rights
> > > legislation.
> > > >
> > > > So now let's step up. Write the next
> chapter
> > in
> > > > American history, where January six marks
> not
> > > the
> > > > end of democracy but the beginning of a
> > > > renaissance of liberty and fair play.
> > > >
> > > > I did not seek this fight right to this
> > Capitol
> > > > year ago today, but I will not shrink from
> it
> > > > either. I will stand in this breach. I will
> > > defend
> > > > this nation, and I will allow no one to
> place
> > a
> > > > dagger at the throat of democracy. We will
> > make
> > > > sure the will of the people is heard. That
> > the
> > > > ballot prevails, not violence. That
> authority
> > > of
> > > > this nation will always be peacefully
> > > transferred.
> > > > I believe the power of the presidency and
> the
> > > > purpose is to unite this nation, not divide
> > it.
> > > >
> > > > To lift us up. Not tear us apart. It's
> about
> > > us,
> > > > not about me. Deep in the heart of America,
> > > burns
> > > > a flame lit almost 250 years ago of
> liberty,
> > > > freedom and equality. This is not the land
> of
> > > > kings or dictators or autocrats.
> > > >
> > > > We're a nation of laws of order, not chaos,
> > of
> > > > peace, not violence. Here in America, the
> > > people
> > > > rule, through the ballot. And their will
> > > prevails.
> > > > So let's remember together, we're one
> nation
> > > under
> > > > God, indivisible, that today, tomorrow and
> > > > forever, at our best, we are the United
> > States
> > > of
> > > > America.
> > > >
> > > > God bless you all. May God protect our
> > troops.
> > > My
> > > > God bless those who stand watch over our
> > > > democracy.
> > >
> > > Face it, you freaks, you had an election, and
> > > because you nominated a creepy freak who
> scared
> > > off a MAJORITY of voters, you LOST! Guess
> what,
> > > sometimes you lose an election! You don’t
> > > overthrow the government, you find newer,
> less
> > > repulsive candidates and come back next time
> > and
> > > try again! Why can’t people like Graham get
> > that
> > > through their heads?
> >
> > These people care nothing about democracy, and
> are
> > essentially Fascists - and I say that not in
> the
> > sense of throwing scare words around, but in
> their
> > academic meanings as a student of politics.
>
>
> This Checks Out!

Yep! Best Ever!!

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Re: President Biden's Best Speech Ever!
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Date: January 11, 2022 06:57AM

Donald J. Trump will be returning to office.

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Re: President Biden's Best Speech Ever!
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Date: January 13, 2022 05:14AM

Yep! Best Ever!! Wrote:
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> This Checks Out! Wrote:
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> > Speaker Of Truth! Wrote:
> >
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> > -----
> > > GQP Sucks! Wrote:
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > > -----
> > > > Biden Is Your President! Wrote:
> > > >
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
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> >
> > >
> > > > -----
> > > > > Wow! President Biden's Best Speech Ever!!
> > > > >
> > > > > Full Transcript --
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Madam Vice President, my fellow
> Americans:
> > to
> > > > > state the obvious, one year ago today, in
> > > this
> > > > > sacred place, Democracy was attacked.
> > Simply
> > > > > attacked. The will of the people was
> under
> > > > > assault. The Constitution, our
> constitution
> > > > faced
> > > > > the gravest of threats. Outnumbered in
> the
> > > face
> > > > of
> > > > > a brutal attack, the Capitol Police, the
> > D.C.
> > > > > Metropolitan Police Department, the
> > National
> > > > Guard
> > > > > and other brave law enforcement officials
> > > saved
> > > > > the rule of law. Our democracy held. We
> the
> > > > people
> > > > > endured. We the people prevail.
> > > > >
> > > > > For the first time in our history, a
> > > president
> > > > had
> > > > > not just lost an election, he tried to
> > > prevent
> > > > the
> > > > > peaceful transfer of power as a violent
> mob
> > > > > breached the Capitol. But they failed.
> They
> > > > > failed. And on this day of remembrance,
> we
> > > must
> > > > > make sure that such attack never, never
> > > happens
> > > > > again.
> > > > >
> > > > > I'm speaking to you today from Statuary
> > Hall
> > > in
> > > > > the United States Capitol. This is where
> > the
> > > > House
> > > > > of Representatives met for 50 years in
> the
> > > > decades
> > > > > leading up to the Civil War.
> > > > >
> > > > > This is – on this floor is where a
> young
> > > > > congressman from Illinois, Abraham
> Lincoln,
> > > sat
> > > > at
> > > > > desk 191. Above him, above us over that
> > door,
> > > > > leading into the rotunda is a sculpture
> > > > depicting
> > > > > Clio, the muse of history. In her hands,
> an
> > > > open
> > > > > book, in which she records the events
> > taking
> > > > place
> > > > > in this chamber below. Clio stood watch
> > over
> > > > this
> > > > > hall, one year ago today, as she has for
> > more
> > > > than
> > > > > 200 years. She recorded what took place:
> > the
> > > > real
> > > > > history, the real facts, the real truth,
> > the
> > > > facts
> > > > > and the truth that Vice President Harris
> > just
> > > > > shared, and that you and I and the whole
> > > world
> > > > saw
> > > > > with our own eyes.
> > > > >
> > > > > The Bible tells us that we shall know the
> > > truth
> > > > > and the truth shall make us free. We
> shall
> > > know
> > > > > the truth. Well, here is the God's truth
> > > about
> > > > > January 6, 2021. Close your eyes. Go back
> > to
> > > > that
> > > > > day. What do you see?
> > > > >
> > > > > Rioters rampaging, waving for the first
> > time
> > > > > inside this Capitol, the confederate flag
> > > that
> > > > > symbolized the cause to destroy America,
> to
> > > rip
> > > > us
> > > > > apart. Even during the Civil War, that
> > never,
> > > > ever
> > > > > happened. But it happened here in 2021.
> > > > >
> > > > > What else do you see? A mob, breaking
> > > windows,
> > > > > kicking in doors, breaching the Capitol,
> > > > American
> > > > > flags on poles being used as weapons as
> > > spears,
> > > > > fire extinguishers being thrown at the
> > heads
> > > of
> > > > > police officers. A crowd that professes
> > their
> > > > love
> > > > > for law enforcement assaulted those
> police
> > > > > officers, dragged them, sprayed them,
> > stomped
> > > > on
> > > > > them.
> > > > >
> > > > > Over 140 police officers were injured. We
> > all
> > > > > heard the police officers who were there
> > that
> > > > day
> > > > > testified to what happened. One officer
> > > called
> > > > it
> > > > > quote "a medieval battle" and that he was
> > > more
> > > > > afraid that day than he was fighting the
> > war
> > > in
> > > > > Iraq.
> > > > >
> > > > > They've repeatedly asked since that day,
> > how
> > > > dare
> > > > > anyone, anyone diminish belittle or deny
> > the
> > > > hell
> > > > > they were put through? We saw with our
> own
> > > eyes
> > > > > rioters menace these halls, threatening
> the
> > > > life
> > > > > of the Speaker of the House, literally
> > > erecting
> > > > > gallows to hang the vice president of the
> > > > United
> > > > > States of America.
> > > > >
> > > > > What do we not see? We didn't see a
> former
> > > > > president who had just rallied the mob to
> > > > attack,
> > > > > sitting in the private dining room off
> the
> > > Oval
> > > > > Office in the White House, watching it
> all
> > on
> > > > > television and doing nothing for hour, as
> > > > police
> > > > > were assaulted. Lives at risk. The
> nation's
> > > > > capital under siege.
> > > > >
> > > > > This wasn't a group of tourists. This is
> an
> > > > armed
> > > > > insurrection. They weren't looking to
> > uphold
> > > > the
> > > > > will of the people. They were looking to
> > deny
> > > > the
> > > > > will of the people. They were looking to
> > > uphold
> > > > > – they weren't looking to hold a free
> and
> > > > fair
> > > > > election. They were looking to overturn
> > one.
> > > > They
> > > > > weren't looking to save the cause of
> > America.
> > > > They
> > > > > were looking to subvert the Constitution.
> > > This
> > > > > isn't about being bogged down in the
> past.
> > > This
> > > > is
> > > > > about making sure the past isn't buried.
> > > > >
> > > > > That's the only way forward. That's what
> > > great
> > > > > nations do. They don't bury the truth.
> They
> > > > face
> > > > > up to it. It sounds like hyperbole, but
> > > that's
> > > > the
> > > > > truth. They face up to it. We are a great
> > > > nation.
> > > > >
> > > > > My fellow Americans in life, there's
> truth.
> > > And
> > > > > tragically, there are lies. Lies
> conceived
> > > and
> > > > > spread for profit and power. We must be
> > > > absolutely
> > > > > clear about what is true and what is a
> lie.
> > > And
> > > > > here's the truth: the former president of
> > the
> > > > > United States of America has created and
> > > spread
> > > > a
> > > > > web of lies about the 2020 election. He's
> > > done
> > > > so
> > > > > because he values power over principle.
> > > > >
> > > > > Because he sees his own interest as more
> > > > important
> > > > > than his country's interest and America's
> > > > > interest. And because his bruised ego
> > matters
> > > > more
> > > > > to him than our democracy or our
> > > constitution.
> > > > He
> > > > > can't accept he lost. Even though that's
> > what
> > > > 93
> > > > > United States senators, his own attorney
> > > > general,
> > > > > his own vice president, governors and
> state
> > > > > officials in every battleground state
> have
> > > all
> > > > > said: he lost.
> > > > >
> > > > > That's what 81 million of you did as you
> > > voted
> > > > for
> > > > > a new way forward. He has done what no
> > > > president
> > > > > in American history, the history of this
> > > > country
> > > > > has ever, ever done. He refused to accept
> > the
> > > > > results of an election and the will of
> the
> > > > > American people.
> > > > >
> > > > > While some courageous men and women in
> the
> > > > > Republican Party are standing against it,
> > > > trying
> > > > > to uphold the principle of that party,
> too
> > > many
> > > > > others are transforming that party into
> > > > something
> > > > > else. They seem no longer to want to be
> the
> > > > party,
> > > > > the party of Lincoln, Eisenhower, Reagan,
> > the
> > > > > Bushes.
> > > > >
> > > > > But whatever my other disagreements are
> > with
> > > > > Republicans who support the rule of law
> and
> > > not
> > > > > the role of a single man, I will always
> > seek
> > > to
> > > > > work together with them, to find shared
> > > > solutions
> > > > > where it possible.
> > > > >
> > > > > Because if we have a shared belief in
> > > > democracy,
> > > > > that anything is possible. Anything.
> > > > >
> > > > > And so at this moment, we must decide,
> what
> > > > kind
> > > > > of nation are we going to be? Are we
> going
> > to
> > > be
> > > > a
> > > > > nation that accepts political violence as
> a
> > > > norm?
> > > > > Are we going to be a nation where we
> allow
> > > > > partisan election officials to overturn
> the
> > > > > legally expressed will of the people?
> > > > >
> > > > > Are we going to be a nation that lives
> not
> > by
> > > > the
> > > > > light of the truth but under the shadow
> of
> > > > lies?
> > > > > We cannot allow ourselves to be that kind
> > of
> > > > > nation. The way forward is to recognize
> the
> > > > truth
> > > > > and to live by it.
> > > > >
> > > > > The Big Lie being told by the former
> > > president
> > > > and
> > > > > many Republicans who fear his wrath is
> that
> > > the
> > > > > insurrection in this country actually
> took
> > > > place
> > > > > on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020.
> > > > >
> > > > > Think about that. Is that what you
> thought?
> > > Is
> > > > > that what you thought when you voted that
> > > day?
> > > > > Taking part in an insurrection, is that
> > what
> > > > you
> > > > > thought you were doing, or did you think
> > you
> > > > were
> > > > > carrying out your highest duty as a
> citizen
> > > and
> > > > > voting?
> > > > >
> > > > > The former president's supporters are
> > trying
> > > to
> > > > > rewrite history. They want you to see
> > > Election
> > > > Day
> > > > > as the day of insurrection. And the riot
> > that
> > > > took
> > > > > place there on January 6th as a true
> > > expression
> > > > of
> > > > > the will of the people.
> > > > >
> > > > > Can you think of a more twisted way to
> look
> > > at
> > > > > this country, to look at America? I
> cannot.
> > > > >
> > > > > Here's the truth. The election of 2020
> was
> > > the
> > > > > greatest demonstration of democracy in
> the
> > > > history
> > > > > of this country. More of you voted in
> that
> > > > > election than have ever voted in all of
> > > American
> > > > > history. Over 150 million Americans went
> to
> > > the
> > > > > polls and voted that day in a pandemic.
> > Some
> > > at
> > > > > great risk to their lives. They should be
> > > > > applauded, not attacked.
> > > > >
> > > > > Right now in state after state, new laws
> > are
> > > > being
> > > > > written. Not to protect the vote, but to
> > deny
> > > > it.
> > > > > Not only to suppress the vote, but to
> > subvert
> > > > it,
> > > > > not to strengthen or protect our
> democracy,
> > > but
> > > > > because the former president lost.
> Instead
> > of
> > > > > looking at election results from 2020 and
> > > > saying
> > > > > they need new ideas or better ideas to
> win
> > > more
> > > > > votes, the former president and his
> > > supporters
> > > > > have decided the only way for them to win
> > is
> > > to
> > > > > suppress your vote and subvert our
> > elections.
> > > > >
> > > > > It's wrong. It's undemocratic, and
> frankly,
> > > > it's
> > > > > un-American. The second Big Lie being
> told
> > by
> > > > the
> > > > > former president's supporters is that the
> > > > results
> > > > > of the election 2020 can't be trusted.
> The
> > > > truth
> > > > > is that no election, no election in
> > American
> > > > > history has been more closely scrutinized
> > or
> > > > more
> > > > > carefully counted.
> > > > >
> > > > > Every legal challenge questioning the
> > results
> > > > and
> > > > > every court in this country that could
> have
> > > > been
> > > > > made was made and was rejected, often
> > > rejected
> > > > by
> > > > > Republican-appointed judges, including
> > judges
> > > > > appointed by the former president himself
> > > from
> > > > > state courts to the United States Supreme
> > > > Court.
> > > > > Recounts were undertaken in state after
> > > state.
> > > > > Georgia – Georgia counted its results
> > three
> > > > > times, with one recount by hand.
> > > > >
> > > > > Phony partisan audits were undertaken
> long
> > > > after
> > > > > the election in several states. None
> > changed
> > > > the
> > > > > results. And in some of them, the irony
> is
> > > the
> > > > > margin of victory actually grew slightly.
> > > > >
> > > > > So let's speak plainly about what
> happened
> > in
> > > > > 2020. Even before the first ballot was
> > cast,
> > > > the
> > > > > former president was preemptively sowing
> > > doubt
> > > > > about the election results. He built his
> > lie
> > > > over
> > > > > months. It wasn't based on any facts. He
> > was
> > > > just
> > > > > looking for an excuse, a pretext to cover
> > for
> > > > the
> > > > > truth. He's not just a former president.
> > He's
> > > a
> > > > > defeated former president. Defeated by a
> > > margin
> > > > of
> > > > > over seven million of your votes. In a
> full
> > > and
> > > > > free and fair election.
> > > > >
> > > > > There is simply zero proof the election
> > > results
> > > > > are inaccurate. In fact, in every venue
> > where
> > > > > evidence had to be produced and oath to
> > tell
> > > > the
> > > > > truth had to be taken, the former
> president
> > > > failed
> > > > > to make his case.
> > > > >
> > > > > Just think about this, the former
> president
> > > and
> > > > > his supporters have never been able to
> > > explain
> > > > how
> > > > > they accept as accurate the other
> election
> > > > results
> > > > > that took place on November 3rd. The
> > elections
> > > for
> > > > > governor. United States Senate. House of
> > > > > Representatives. Elections, in which they
> > > > closed
> > > > > the gap in the House. They challenged
> none
> > of
> > > > > that. The president's name was first.
> Then
> > we
> > > went
> > > > > down the line, governors, senators, House
> > of
> > > > > Representatives.
> > > > >
> > > > > Somehow, those results are accurate on
> the
> > > same
> > > > > ballot. But the presidential race was
> > flawed?
> > > > And
> > > > > on the same ballot, the same day, cast by
> > the
> > > > same
> > > > > voters? The only difference, the former
> > > > president
> > > > > didn't lose those races. He just lost the
> > one
> > > > that
> > > > > was his own.
> > > > >
> > > > > Finally, the third Big Lie being told by
> a
> > > > former
> > > > > president and supporters is that the mob
> > who
> > > > > sought to impose their will through
> > violence
> > > > are
> > > > > the nation's true patriots. Is that what
> > you
> > > > > thought when you looked at the mob
> > ransacking
> > > > the
> > > > > Capitol, destroying property, literally
> > > > defecating
> > > > > in the hallways? Rifling through the
> desks
> > of
> > > > > senators and representatives? Hunting
> down
> > > > members
> > > > > of congress. Patriots? Not my view.
> > > > >
> > > > > To me, the true patriots for the more
> than
> > > 150
> > > > > Americans who peacefully expressed their
> > vote
> > > > at
> > > > > the ballot box. The election workers who
> > > > protected
> > > > > the integrity of the vote and the heroes
> > who
> > > > > defended this Capitol. You can't love
> your
> > > > country
> > > > > only when you win. You can't obey the law
> > > only
> > > > > when it's convenient. You can't be
> > patriotic
> > > > when
> > > > > you embrace and enable lies.
> > > > >
> > > > > Those who stormed this Capitol and those
> > who
> > > > > instigated and incited and those who
> called
> > > on
> > > > > them to do so held a dagger at the throat
> > of
> > > > > America, at American democracy.
> > > > >
> > > > > They didn't come here out of patriotism
> or
> > > > > principle. They came here in rage. Not in
> > > > service
> > > > > of America but rather in service of one
> > man.
> > > > Those
> > > > > who incited the mob, the real plotters
> who
> > > are
> > > > > desperate to deny the certification of
> this
> > > > > election, and defy the will of the
> voters.
> > > But
> > > > > their plot was foiled; congressmen,
> > > Democrats,
> > > > > Republicans stayed. Senators,
> > > representatives,
> > > > > staff, they finished their work, the
> > > > Constitution
> > > > > demanded. They honored their oath to
> defend
> > > the
> > > > > Constitution against all enemies, foreign
> > and
> > > > > domestic.
> > > > >
> > > > > Look folks, now it's up to all of us —
> to
> > > We
> > > > the
> > > > > People — to stand for the rule of law,
> to
> > > > > preserve the flame of democracy, to keep
> > the
> > > > > promise of America alive. The promise is
> at
> > > > risk.
> > > > > Targeted by the forces that value brute
> > > > strength.
> > > > > Over the sanctity of democracy. Fear over
> > > hope.
> > > > > Personal gain over public good.
> > > > >
> > > > > Make no mistake about it, we're living at
> > an
> > > > > inflection point in history, both at home
> > and
> > > > > abroad. We're engaged anew in a struggle
> > > > between
> > > > > democracy and autocracy, between the
> > > > aspirations
> > > > > of the many and the greed of the few.
> > Between
> > > > the
> > > > > people's right of self-determination and
> > > > > self-seeking autocrat. From China to
> Russia
> > > and
> > > > > beyond, they're betting the democracies'
> > days
> > > > are
> > > > > numbered - they've actually told me
> > democracy
> > > > is
> > > > > too slow, too bogged down by division to
> > > > succeed
> > > > > in today's rapidly changing, complicated
> > > world.
> > > > >
> > > > > And they're betting, they're betting
> > America
> > > > will
> > > > > become more like them and less like like
> > us.
> > > > > They're betting in America is a place for
> > the
> > > > > autocrat, the dictator, the strongman. I
> do
> > > not
> > > > > believe that. That is not who we are.
> That
> > is
> > > > not
> > > > > who we have ever been. And that is not
> who
> > we
> > > > > should ever, ever be.
> > > > >
> > > > > Our founding fathers, as imperfect as
> they
> > > > were,
> > > > > set in motion, an experiment that changed
> > the
> > > > > world, literally changed the world. Here
> in
> > > > > America, the people would rule. Power
> would
> > > be
> > > > > transferred peacefully. Never the tip of
> a
> > > > spear
> > > > > or the barrel of a gun. They committed
> > paper
> > > > and
> > > > > idea that couldn't live up to – they
> > > couldn't
> > > > > live up to, but an idea it couldn't be
> > > > > constrained.
> > > > >
> > > > > Yes, in America, all people are created
> > > equal.
> > > > > Reject the view that if you, if you
> > succeed,
> > > I
> > > > > fail. If you get ahead, I fall behind. If
> I
> > > > hold
> > > > > you down, I somehow lift myself up.
> > > > >
> > > > > The former president who lies about this
> > > > election
> > > > > and the mob that attacked this Capitol
> > could
> > > > not
> > > > > be further away from the core American
> > > values.
> > > > > They want to rule or they will ruin. Ruin
> > > when
> > > > our
> > > > > country fought for at Lexington and
> Concord
> > > at
> > > > > Gettysburg and Omaha Beach, Seneca Falls,
> > > > Selma,
> > > > > Alabama. What – and what we were
> fighting
> > > > for:
> > > > > The right to vote. The right to govern
> > > > ourselves.
> > > > > The right to determine our own destiny.
> > > > >
> > > > > With rights come responsibilities. The
> > > > > responsibility to see each other as
> > > neighbors.
> > > > > Maybe we disagree with that neighbor, but
> > > > they're
> > > > > not an adversary. The responsibility to
> > > accept
> > > > > defeat, then get back in the arena and
> try
> > > > again
> > > > > the next time to make your case. The
> > > > > responsibility to see that America is an
> > > idea.
> > > > An
> > > > > idea that requires vigilant stewardship.
> > > > >
> > > > > As we stand here today, one year since
> > > January
> > > > 6,
> > > > > 2021, the lies that drove the anger and
> > > madness
> > > > we
> > > > > saw on this place, they have not abated.
> So
> > > we
> > > > > have to be firm, resolute and unyielding
> in
> > > our
> > > > > defense of the right to vote and have
> that
> > > vote
> > > > > counted.
> > > > >
> > > > > Some have already made the ultimate
> > sacrifice
> > > > in
> > > > > this sacred effort. Jill and I have
> mourned
> > > > police
> > > > > officers in this Capitol rotunda not
> once,
> > > but
> > > > > twice in the wake of January 6th. Once to
> > > honor
> > > > > Officer Brian Sicknick, who lost his life
> > the
> > > > day
> > > > > after the attack. The second time to
> honor
> > > > Officer
> > > > > Billy Evans, who lost his life defending
> > the
> > > > > Capitol as well.
> > > > >
> > > > > We think about the others who lost their
> > > lives
> > > > and
> > > > > were injured and everyone living with the
> > > > trauma
> > > > > of that day. From those defending this
> > > Capitol
> > > > to
> > > > > members of Congress in both parties and
> > their
> > > > > staffs to reporters, cafeteria workers,
> > > > custodial
> > > > > workers and their families.
> > > > >
> > > > > Don't kid yourself. The pain and scars
> from
> > > > that
> > > > > day run deep. I've said it many times and
> > > it's
> > > > no
> > > > > more true or real when we think about the
> > > > events
> > > > > of January 6th. We are in a battle for
> the
> > > soul
> > > > of
> > > > > America. A battle that by the grace of
> God
> > > and
> > > > the
> > > > > goodness and greatness of this nation, we
> > > will
> > > > > win.
> > > > >
> > > > > Believe me: I know how difficult
> democracy
> > > is.
> > > > And
> > > > > I'm crystal clear about the threats
> America
> > > > faces.
> > > > > But I also know that our darkest days can
> > > lead
> > > > to
> > > > > light and hope. From the death and
> > > destruction
> > > > as
> > > > > the vice president referenced in Pearl
> > Harbor
> > > > can
> > > > > the triumph over the forces of fascism.
> > From
> > > > the
> > > > > brutality of Bloody Sunday on the Edmund
> > > Pettus
> > > > > Bridge came a historic voting rights
> > > > legislation.
> > > > >
> > > > > So now let's step up. Write the next
> > chapter
> > > in
> > > > > American history, where January six marks
> > not
> > > > the
> > > > > end of democracy but the beginning of a
> > > > > renaissance of liberty and fair play.
> > > > >
> > > > > I did not seek this fight right to this
> > > Capitol
> > > > > year ago today, but I will not shrink
> from
> > it
> > > > > either. I will stand in this breach. I
> will
> > > > defend
> > > > > this nation, and I will allow no one to
> > place
> > > a
> > > > > dagger at the throat of democracy. We
> will
> > > make
> > > > > sure the will of the people is heard.
> That
> > > the
> > > > > ballot prevails, not violence. That
> > authority
> > > > of
> > > > > this nation will always be peacefully
> > > > transferred.
> > > > > I believe the power of the presidency and
> > the
> > > > > purpose is to unite this nation, not
> divide
> > > it.
> > > > >
> > > > > To lift us up. Not tear us apart. It's
> > about
> > > > us,
> > > > > not about me. Deep in the heart of
> America,
> > > > burns
> > > > > a flame lit almost 250 years ago of
> > liberty,
> > > > > freedom and equality. This is not the
> land
> > of
> > > > > kings or dictators or autocrats.
> > > > >
> > > > > We're a nation of laws of order, not
> chaos,
> > > of
> > > > > peace, not violence. Here in America, the
> > > > people
> > > > > rule, through the ballot. And their will
> > > > prevails.
> > > > > So let's remember together, we're one
> > nation
> > > > under
> > > > > God, indivisible, that today, tomorrow
> and
> > > > > forever, at our best, we are the United
> > > States
> > > > of
> > > > > America.
> > > > >
> > > > > God bless you all. May God protect our
> > > troops.
> > > > My
> > > > > God bless those who stand watch over our
> > > > > democracy.
> > > >
> > > > Face it, you freaks, you had an election,
> and
> > > > because you nominated a creepy freak who
> > scared
> > > > off a MAJORITY of voters, you LOST! Guess
> > what,
> > > > sometimes you lose an election! You don’t
> > > > overthrow the government, you find newer,
> > less
> > > > repulsive candidates and come back next
> time
> > > and
> > > > try again! Why can’t people like Graham
> get
> > > that
> > > > through their heads?
> > >
> > > These people care nothing about democracy,
> and
> > are
> > > essentially Fascists - and I say that not in
> > the
> > > sense of throwing scare words around, but in
> > their
> > > academic meanings as a student of politics.
> >
> >
> > This Checks Out!
>
> Yep! Best Ever!!

This Tracks! Re: President Biden's Best Speech Ever!!

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Re: President Biden's Best Speech Ever!
Posted by: Lock Them Up! Lock them Up! ()
Date: January 13, 2022 10:26AM

Biden isn't taking shit anybody!

He is going after all those pussy coward Trump supporters!

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