Friday, President Joe Biden began a Democratic National Committee address to a teachers union with enlightening remarks.
He stated to a member of the crowd at the National Education Association, “You have to say hello to me.” We have a long history. She was 12, I was thirty.
The audience laughed as he stated, “This woman helped me accomplish a great deal.”
Later in his speech, he stated, “I mean this with all my heart. Those of you who know me well understand that I always mean what I say; the difficulty is that I occasionally say everything I mean.’
It was the beginning of a speech in Washington, D.C., in which he blasted MAGA Republicans and criticized GOP leader Kevin McCarthy’s ‘Commitment to America’ policy blueprint as ‘thin.’
The president also stated that the midterm elections are a decision between ‘hope, unity, and optimism’ versus ‘fear, division, and gloom’
He praised the reduction of gas costs by $1.30 per gallon and intensified his attacks on the usage of assault weapons.
“Why in the name of God do you need an assault weapon?” It is an assault weapon designed to kill people, to defend the United States, and to defend people.
Friday, President Joe Biden began a Democratic National Committee address to a teachers union with enlightening remarks. He stated to a member of the crowd at the National Education Association, “You have to say hello to me.” We have a long history. I was 30 years old when she was 12 years old.
Biden stated, “After fighting and blocking everything we tried to do over the past two years to stop progress, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy traveled to Pennsylvania and delivered what he called a “Commitment to America.” Republicans, if they win control of Congress, would follow a brief list of policy objectives with few specifics, according to the Republican candidate.
Biden said, “Over the course of nearly an hour, here are a few of the things we did not hear.” We did not hear him discuss the freedom of choice. Medicare was not mentioned by him. He made no mention of Social Security.
McCarthy suggested he would “restore faith in elections,” which Biden derided.
Kevin McCarthy declares with a straight face that MAGA Republicans would restore faith in our elections. As we say in my religion, ‘Bless me, father, for I have sinned,’ he told the throng.
McCarthy did discuss maintaining Constitutional freedom, according to Biden.
“That sounds fantastic. We are all in favor of doing so,’ the president stated. But consider what they have actually accomplished.
Biden noted that “MAGA Republicans just cheered and embraced the first Supreme Court decision in our entire history that not only failed to preserve a constitutional freedom, but actually took away a fundamental right that the same court had granted to so many Americans – the constitutional right to choose.”
Later in his speech, he stated, “I mean this with all my heart. No one ever doubts that I mean what I say, but the trouble is that I occasionally say everything I mean.
Republicans of all shades have welcomed the Dobbs ruling, which reversed Roe v. Wade and returned abortion legislation to the states.
After GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham submitted a nationwide 15-week abortion ban bill, Republicans are debating whether to try to outlaw abortion at the federal level or keep it at the state level.
Biden said of the Graham abortion prohibition measure, “If they win Congress, I would veto it.”
McCarthy’s Commitment to America does reference defending the rights of the unborn, but McCarthy and other GOP politicians did not emphasize their views on abortion during their appearance in Monongahela.
McCarthy instead pledged that the first bill a House GOP majority would pass would be to’repeal 87,000 IRS agents’ – a figure Republicans derived from a Treasury Department estimate of how many IRS employees could be hired using the $80 billion appropriation in the Inflation Reduction Act, in order to generate opposition to the bill.
Biden said, “And finally, with a straight face, Kevin McCarthy asserts that MAGA Republicans will restore faith in our elections.” As my faith teaches, “Bless me, father, for I have sinned.” Restore? Restore confidence in our elections?’ the president asked with a chuckle.
He continued, “MAGA Republicans refused to recognize the outcome of the 2020 election.”
Biden also claimed that former President Donald Trump’s MAGA brand was ineffective in general elections.