Biden Bits: We Can Choose a Different Path…

Biden Tweets Logo. Image by Lenny Ghoul.

Yesterday, I wrote this; Tomorrow, President Biden will celebrate the Inflation Reduction Act law.
Lat night, I saw the Public Schedule for Tuesday, Septembers 6th 2022:

9:00 AMThe President receives the President’s Daily Briefing
The White House Closed Press
12:00 PMIn-Town Pool Call Time
The White House In-Town Pool
12:00 PMPress Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre
James S. Brady Press Briefing Room
1:15 PMThe President holds a Cabinet meeting; The Vice President attends
Cabinet Room In-House Pool Spray at the Top

Notice how the celebration is not listed?

Before you think I made up the date; it was President Biden that told us to save the date…

Reminder: Not all things are included on the President’s public schedule; but you’d think celebration day would be. *shrug*.

Press Briefing.

There isn’t a pool spray video to post for the Cabinet meeting before the Cabinet meeting. So more on that tomorrow.

Stay cool out there everyone (CA) is going to brutally hot today.

When the post was posted for Monday, President Biden had tweeted 1 time. He added 9 tweets giving him a Labor Day Tweeting Total of 10 tweets and 0 retweets.

The YouTube is 42 minutes and 1 second long. President Biden begins his remarks at the 9 minute and 21 second mark. His full remarks can be found here.

President Biden: (34:23) Today, support for unions in this country is higher than it’s been in nearly 60 years.  Think about this.  You guys know the numbers.  Unions are more — have more support today in America in public opinion than any time in 60 years.  The key — it’s a key way to building the economy, to grow us from the bottom up and the middle out.  I’m so sick and tired of trickle-down economics.  (Applause.)

President Biden: (20:41) You don’t just decide you want to be a pipefitter or an electrician.  It takes you four to five years of hard work — the apprenticeships.  It’s like going to college.  You’re the best-trained workers in the world, and you deserved to be treated that way.  (Applause.) 

President Biden: (20:21): Look, it’s the biggest investment in America since President Eisenhower’s Interstate Highway Act.  And we made sure that the Infrastructure Law included significant labor protections.  For example, the majority of the funds in the law are subject to Davis-Bacon.  (Applause.) 

President Biden: (13:08) Look — folks, Labor Day is a special day in the country for — and here in Milwaukee.  This is one of the biggest Labor Day events in America you all have here.  (Applause.) And it’s a special day to me as well.  Because the fact of the matter is I wouldn’t be here without unions — unions: electricians, ironworkers, letter carriers, Teamsters, laborers, bricklayers, transit workers, plumbers and pipefitters, steelworkers.  (Applause.)  I wouldn’t be here without cops, firefighters, teacher, nurses.  (Applause.)  I wouldn’t be here without painters, pilots, autoworkers, custodians, carpenters, grocery store workers, steel metal workers, and so many others.  That’s not a joke. That’s not a joke.

President Biden: (14:11) Look, the middle class — the middle class built America.  Everybody knows that.  But unions built the middle class.  (Applause.)  That’s a fact.  That’s a fact.

The YouTube is 20 minutes and 48 seconds long. His full remarks can be found here.

The top-line is not in his remarks; He mentions MAGA twice:

President Biden: (6:37) And it’s clear which way he wants to look.  It’s clear which way the new MAGA Republicans are.  They’re extreme.  And democracy is really at stake. 

President Biden: (7:06) And so, folks, look, we have a choice.  When we — Trump and the MAGA Republicans made their choice.  We can choose to build a better America or we can continue down this sliding path of oblivion to where we don’t want to go.

President Biden: (10:25) Look, you’ve heard me say it before.  Wall Street didn’t build the middle class.  Wall Street didn’t build America.  *The middle class built America, and unions built the middle class.  (Applause.)  That’s — that’s just a fact

President Biden: (17:36) You know, and here’s the deal.  You know, as I said, Wall Street didn’t build this country.  The middle class built it.  And unions built the middle class.

*This was said in both sets of remarks from Monday*

The above is only related to his remarks if you squint…

The above is a campaign type video with music–no voice-over. I believe it was filmed sometime last year or early this year, as they are wearing coats and masking. The video itself shows President Biden meeting with union workers with the words “Happy Labor Day” displayed across the screen.

For Tuesday he’s thrown-up 3 tweets so far…

“CHIPS” only appears in his first remarks from Wisconsin.

President Biden: (21:16) I also signed the CHIPS and Science Act, a groundbreaking law.  We’ll once again manufacture semiconductor chips that power everyday — everything — our smartphones, dishwashers, automobiles, national security stuff — right here in America. 

President Biden: (23:52) Look, folks, it means we’re going to build the future in America with American workers in American factories using American-made products.  (Applause.)

Similar tweet text appears in President Biden’s prime-time speech regarding the protection of our democracy.

President Biden: (9:09) That sacred flame still burns now in our time as we build an America that is more prosperous, free, and just. That is the work of my presidency, a mission I believe in with my whole soul.

President Biden: (9:51) Now, I want to be very clear — (applause) — very clear up front: Not every Republican, not even the majority of Republicans, are MAGA Republicans.  Not every Republican embraces their extreme ideology. I know because I’ve been able to work with these mainstream Republicans.

President Biden: (11:21) MAGA forces are determined to take this country backwards — backwards to an America where there is no right to choose, no right to privacy, no right to contraception, no right to marry who you love.

President Biden: (14:21) But together — together, we can choose a different path.  We can choose a better path.  Forward, to the future.  A future of possibility.  A future to build and dream and hope.

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