Biden Bits: Will we choose democracy over autocracy? Community over chaos? Love over hate?

Biden Tweets Logo. Image by Lenny Ghoul.

It’s Tuesday.

Yesterday, I said; For today only the tweets and matching Instagram posts will appear together…

Today, I’ve changed my mind…

President Biden’s public schedule for Tuesday, 1/17/2023:

9:00 AMThe President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
The White House Closed Press
10:30 AMIn-Town Pool Call Time
The White House In-Town Pool
11:15 AMThe President holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands
Oval Office In-House Pool Spray
12:45 PMThe President has lunch with The Vice President
Private Dining Room Closed Press
1:45 PM​ Press Briefing by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre
James S. Brady Press Briefing Room
2:45 PMThe President welcomes the Golden State Warriors to the White House to celebrate their 2022 NBA championship; The President and The Vice President deliver remarks, The Second Gentleman attends
East Room Pooled for TV and Open to Pre-Credentialed Media

White House daily press briefing is scheduled for 1:45 p.m. D.C., time.

President Biden welcomes the 2022 NBA Champs @2:45 p.m. D.C., time.

President Biden has tweeted…

He’s tweeted 2 times so far for Tuesday.


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When the post was posted for Monday, President Biden had tweeted 2 times. He added 6 tweets giving him a Monday Tweeting Total of 8 tweets and 0 retweets.

The YouTube is 35 minutes and 25 seconds long. President Biden begins his remarks at the 4 minute and 44 second mark. His full remarks can be found here.

President Biden: You know, this is a time for choosing.  Will we choose democracy over autocracy or community over chaos?  Love over hate? These are the questions of our time that I ran for President to try to help answer and that Dr. King’s life and legacy, in my view, show us the way forward.  We just have to look back.  We’ve got to be prepared. 


The video clip is 28 seconds long.

President Biden: With all of you here, together we’ve made some important progress.  Two years ago, our economy was on its back — flat on its back.  People were hurting, particularly in minority communities.  Black Americans and other people of color were disproportionately hit. And Kamala and I, and our administration, acted decisively with the help of people in this room to not only rescue the economy from the pandemic downturn, but to lay the foundation for a stronger and more resilient and more equitable economy for decades to come

President Biden: The path is clear: To go forward, we need to go together.  So let’s be guided by Dr. King’s light and by the charge of Scripture, which is: “Let us never grow weary in doing what is right, for if we do not give up, we will reap our harvest in due time.”

The Other Tweets…

I took his last tweet from Monday and decided to include it before the video tweet and Instagram post:


The 1 minute and 30 second video is taken from remarks he gave on Sunday from Ebenezer Baptist Church.

President Biden: Folks, you know, on this day of remembrance, as we gather here at this cherished Ebenezer to commemorate what would’ve been Dr. King’s 94th birthday, we gather to contemplate his moral vision and to commit ourselves to his path — to his path.  The path that leads to the “Beloved Community,” to the sacred place and that sacred hour when justice rains down like waters and righteousness was a mighty stream.

President Biden: Folks, I often think of the question that Dr. King asked us all those years ago.  I think it’s important.  You all remember; I think it’s important the nation remember it.  He said, “Where do we go from here?”  That’s a quote.  “Where do we go from here?” Well, my message to the nation on this day is: We go forward, we go together — (applause) — when we choose democracy over autocracy, a beloved community over chaos; when we choose believers and the dreams, to be doers, to be unafraid, always keeping the faith.

President Biden: And, ladies and gentlemen, that was Dr. King’s path, in my view — the path of keeping the faith — and it must be our path.

At the 1 minute and 3 second mark the video cuts to Martin Luther King Jr., delivering a speech that YouTube says was delivered on 10/26/1967 months before he was killed.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: But we must keep moving. We must keep going. If you can’t fly, run. If you can’t run, walk. If you can’t walk, crawl. But by all means, keeping moving.

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