The State of the Union is Strong: Finish the Job — Joe Biden 2/7/23

It’s time to Break It Down!

“So, I’ve come to fulfill my constitution obligation to report the state of the union and here’s my report: Because the soul of this nation is strong, because the backbone of this nation is strong, because the people of this nation are strong, the state of the union is strong,”

And thus, Biden began the wind down of his 1 hour-twelve minutes-44 seconds SOTU Union Address Tuesday evening. See the transcript link below:

Over the course of the nearly 73-minute speech, Biden appealed to bipartisanship, telling Republicans he wants to work together instead of “fighting for the sake of fighting.”

In the venerable House Chamber, there appeared to be a few moments when both sides rose above the palpable partisan divide that has gripped the nation for quite some time. However, Biden drew bipartisan applause when he praised most law enforcement officers as “good, decent, honorable people” but added that “when police officers or police departments violate the public’s trust, they must be held accountable.”

Biden sought to portray a nation dramatically improved from the one he took charge of two years ago: from a reeling economy to one prosperous with new jobs; from a crippled, pandemic-weary nation to one that has now reopened, and a democracy that has survived its biggest test since the Civil War.

The political dynamic for the annual message was markedly different from the previous two years, with a Republican speaker now sitting expressionless behind Biden and newly empowered GOP lawmakers in the chamber sometimes shouting criticism of him and his administration.

A year ago, Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert heckled Biden during his speech, and photographs of their angry shouting went viral. Ahead of the speech, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy urged his caucus to avoid repeating such a spectacle. But after Biden suggested that some Republicans wanted to gut Social Security and Medicare, GOP lawmakers erupted in protest. Taylor Greene was spotted standing and shouting at the president again. Later, other Republicans interrupted Biden to shout about the southern border.

Biden, basically characterizing himself as the adult in the room noted, “The people sent us a clear message. Fighting for the sake of fighting, power for the sake of power, conflict for the sake of conflict, gets us nowhere. That’s always been my vision for the country: to restore the soul of the nation, to rebuild the backbone of America — the middle class — and unite the country.

“We’ve been sent here to finish the job!”

To get a more in-depth take on the speech, click the link above, and read the entire transcript. “The State of The Union is Strong: Finish the Job — Joe Biden 2/7/23!”

I’m done; holla back!

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