President Biden Tweets for Wednesday’s Open Thread

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It’s Wednesday.

For Wednesday, July 7th, 2021, President Biden will travel to Illinois where he will tour McHenry County College located in Crystal Lake, Illinois. After his tour he’ll offer remarks from McHenry County College. Prior to leaving the White House, President Biden will have convened “key leaders across the interagency to discuss the Biden-Harris Administration’s overall efforts to counter ransomware.”

When Tuesday’s Open Thread was published President Biden had tweeted 1 time. He added 6 tweets giving him a Tuesday Tweeting Total of 7 tweets and 0 retweets.

The text comes from remarks he gave on Sunday, July 4th, 2021.

President Biden (11:52): You know, history tells us that when we stand together, when we unite in common cause, when we see ourselves not as Republicans or Democrats, but as Americans, then there’s simply no limit to what we can achieve. None.

The stream is 11 minutes and 42 seconds long. President Biden begins speaking at the 53 second mark. His full remarks can be found here.

He issued a couple of unrelated to his remarks tweets before issuing a video snipped from his remarks.

The video is 20 seconds long.
President Biden (9:10): The best thing you can do to protect yourself and your family and the people you care about the most is get vaccinated.  The best thing a community can do to protect themselves is to increase vaccination rates. You can do this.  You can do this.  Let’s finish the job — finish it together.

From his remarks regarding the hair on fire over government officials going door-to-door to offer the coronavirus vaccine to communities with low vaccination rates.

President Biden (4:44): Because here’s the deal: We are continuing to wind down the mass vaccination sites that did so much in the spring to rapidly vaccinate those eager to get their first shot — and their second shot, for that matter, if they needed a second.  Now we need to go to community by community, neighborhood by neighborhood, and oftentimes, door to door — literally knocking on doors — to get help to the remaining people protected from the virus.  

During the White House press briefing Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the following: The President will outline five areas his team is focused on to get more Americans vaccinated. One: targeted, community-by-community, door-to-door outreach to get remaining Americans vaccinated by ensuring they have the information they need on how both safe and accessible the vaccine is. 

Washington Post said this:

President Biden outlined several strategies Tuesday to persuade more Americans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, including “door-to-door outreach” in targeted communities and stepped-up efforts to get vaccine to primary-care doctors and pediatricians who can encourage adolescents to get shots as they head back to school or get ready for fall sports.

“It’s a year of hard-fought progress. We can’t get complacent now. The best thing you can do to protect yourself and your family and the people you care about the most is get vaccinated,” Biden said in remarks at the White House complex on the federal government’s coronavirus response, after falling shy of his self-imposed July 4 deadline for 70 percent of U.S. adults to have received at least one vaccination shot.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters Tuesday that by the end of the week, nearly 160 million people in the United States will be fully vaccinated.

Washington Post. 07/06/2021.

That’s the whole update. I normally don’t include a whole article in this thread, but it was short.

Fox News said:

The Biden administration is launching a new “door-to-door” effort to vaccinate Americans after falling short of its Fourth of July goal of having 70% of the adult population with at least one shot of the coronavirus vaccine. 

Amid the administration’s ongoing concerns of a surge of the more contagious Delta variant of the virus, President Biden pitched his plan to boost the vaccinated population during remarks he made on Tuesday. 

“Now we need to go community by community, neighborhood by neighborhood and often times door-to-door – literally knocking on doors – to get help to the remaining people protected from the virus,” Biden said. 

White House press secretary Jen Psaki also referred to the “door-to-door” effort while listing the five objectives of Biden’s COVID response earlier in the day at Tuesday’s briefing, citing “targeted community door-to-door outreach” to “get remaining Americans vaccinated by ensuring that they have the information they need on how both safe and accessible the vaccine is.” 

Critics were quick to slam the new initiative on social media, including several GOP lawmakers. 

Fox News. 07/06/2021.

The rest of the article quotes the “critics” and then shows the tweets that were critical.

Here’s my thing, is government overreach possible? It sure is, and yes, we should keep an eye on what the plan is to make sure overreach doesn’t happen.

But, and yeah, there is always one of those, but the R’s rush to criticize the attempt to get more people vaccinated, has once again made the virus a political football.

Maybe I’d feel different if I wasn’t already vaccinated. I don’t know. I’m just saying that if the Republicans in power would be less about scoring a perceived political win, we might be able to get back to some sort of normal post-virus life. Maybe…*shrug*.

His three non-remarks related tweets…

The video is 49 seconds long. It features the President speaking about the 2020 World Series Champions, the L.A. Dodgers. It cuts away to snip words from members of the Dodgers saying how cool it is they were invited to the White House.

The White House published the following statement:

Not even during the Civil War did insurrectionists breach our Capitol, the citadel of our democracy. But six months ago today, insurrectionists did. They launched a violent and deadly assault on the people’s house, on the people’s representatives, and on the Capitol police sworn to protect them, as our duly elected Congress carried out the sacred ritual of our republic and certified the Electoral College vote.

This was not dissent. It was disorder. It posed an existential crisis and a test of whether our democracy could survive—a sad reminder that there is nothing guaranteed about our democracy.

But while it shocked and saddened the nation and the world, six months later, we can say unequivocally that democracy did prevail—and that we must all continue the work to protect and preserve it. That requires people of goodwill and courage to stand up to the hate, the lies, and the extremism that led to this vicious attack, including determining what happened so that we can remember it and not bury it hoping we forget. It requires all of us working together—Democrats, Republicans, and independents—on behalf of the common good to restore decency, honor, and respect for the rule of law. And it impels our government—both the executive and legislative branches—to take the urgent steps needed to protect the fundamental right to vote.

It also requires all of us to remember who we are as a nation at our best—and that we are so much better than what we saw on January 6th. We are the United States of America, and over the last few months we have shown what we can do when we come together—beat a deadly virus, get our economy going again, and prove that democracy can deliver for the people.

On this day, Jill and I send our condolences again to the families of the U.S. Capitol Police officers who lost their lives or suffered severely in defense of our democracy. We pray for them and for our nation.
Together, let us demonstrate to ourselves, and to the world, the enduring strength and the limitless capacity and goodness of who we are as Americans.

White House.gov. 06/06/2021.

For his last tweet he sends his thoughts and prayers to those in Elsa’s path.

Elsa was a Hurricane last night, but has made landfall according to USA TODAY as a tropical storm.

After a slog up the west coast of Florida, Tropical Storm Elsa made landfall around 11 a.m. Wednesday morning in lightly populated Taylor County along the state’s northern Gulf Coast, the National Hurricane Center said.

Forecasters say Elsa’s path will cut across north Florida inland with heavy rains and wind and move on to Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia before heading out in the Atlantic Ocean by Friday.

USA TODAY. 06/07/2021.

To all our peeps in Elsa’s path, please be safe.

President Biden has not tweeted so far for Wednesday, I’m sure that changes just before noon D.C., time, or shortly there after…

Called it…

His remarks from the college in Crystal Lake, Illinois, are expected around three this afternoon D.C., time.

This is an open thread

In news we didn’t know we needed….

Impeached Twice 45 has announced a big bad law suit again mean Twitter and Facebook. I haven’t got to read it, so, stay tuned, there will either be a thread later today about it or we might coffee talk it on Saturday….

Preview…

The screen grab shared by one of my favorite Law Twitters says: Donald J. Trump, the Forty-Fifth President of the United States…

*dies*.

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