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Biden vows to check Russian aggression, fight inflation in his 1st State of the Union address

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Empty promises from empty suits. Name one american honestly happy with this administration (apart of "not having the other guy"). Cant understand how millions of people could vote for a guy who talked and acted like a professional dinosaur during his entire campaign. Too much hand gestures choreographed with meaningless words that say absolutely nothing. Just look at the picture above. And how about the VP that cant stop talking with her eyebrows? What a circus. Hopefully americans can vote for someone more competent in 2024

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Biden: “Putin may circle Kyiv with tanks, but he’ll never gain the hearts and souls of the Iranian people”

I mean, probably not.

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Thank goodness Biden is the U.S.!President and not the Putin loving former guy.

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Cant understand how millions of people could vote for a guy who talked and acted like a professional dinosaur during his entire campaign. 

There were only 2 choices. A normal but boring politician or a crazy extremist guy. Is it that surprising that most people went for the normal boring politician?

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Empty promises from empty suits. Name one american honestly happy with this administration (apart of "not having the other guy"). Cant understand how millions of people could vote for a guy who talked and acted like a professional dinosaur during his entire campaign. Too much hand gestures choreographed with meaningless words that say absolutely nothing. Just look at the picture above. And how about the VP that cant stop talking with her eyebrows? What a circus. Hopefully americans can vote for someone more competent in 2024

Agreed, nothing about ramping up energy independency, fracking, keystone pipeline ending covid mandates, ensuring that we will do whatever it takes to help the Ukrainian people by sending them more aid and weapons, pushing for more tax cuts, less on identity politics and wokeness. Once the Republicans retake the House this guy has the choice of moving to the center and working with Republicans and giving up on his more radical proposals for the nation or he can push on as a lame duck and be obliterated in 2024

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Sure, but Biden's trial period has expired. In the current circumstances, would you still vote for this guy and keep him for the full 8 years?

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There were only 2 choices. A normal but boring politician or a crazy extremist guy.

Ohh no..there were many rational choices in both the parties..but for whatever reason's they are not the final choices, and as such are not allowed to lead.

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Thank GOD that Biden is president when this crisis happened. Trump would have done absolutely nothing. Biden has united NATO and the EU to counter Putin and together they have enacted the strongest sanctions Russia has ever seen.

And to those who will say, Putin wouldn't have invaded under Trump, sure, you could be right. Trump was breaking up NATO well enough that Putin may not want to cause him any trouble. ;-)

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Proud of our President and his administration!

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Once the Republicans retake the House this guy has the choice of moving to the center and working with Republicans and giving up on his more radical proposals for the nation or he can push on as a lame duck and be obliterated in 2024

Would he have your vote if he did this?

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Mr Biden, you can't achieve your objectives by targeting Russia alone, you must include Chinaxas well.

China has activated its currency swap facility with Russia, China is running Russia's settlement through its own system AND through SWIFT, and China is not releasing strategic oil reserves, it wants to help Russia hurt free countries.

Russia = China = repression.

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NATO and democracies throughout the world are more united today than they have been in 5 years. There's absolutely nothing the republican party can offer that would further unite global democracy.

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GUNS

BIDEN, asking Congress to pass measures he said would reduce gun violence: “Repeal the liability shield that makes gun manufacturers the only industry in America that can’t be sued, the only one.”

THE FACTS: That’s false. While gun manufacturers do have legal protections from being held liable for injuries caused by criminal misuse of their weapons thanks to the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, they are not exempt or immune from being sued

ECONOMY

BIDEN, on Intel’s plans for new factories in central Ohio: “Up to eight state-of-the-art factories in one place. 10,000 new jobs.”

THE FACTS: His statement is premature. That many factories are not imminent and may or may not ever be built.

He tends to repeat the same lies over and over. The media even covers up his lies as a "premature statement" because it may or may not happen someday.

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Mr Biden, you can't achieve your objectives by targeting Russia alone, you must include Chinaxas well.

China has activated its currency swap facility with Russia, China is running Russia's settlement through its own system AND through SWIFT, and China is not releasing strategic oil reserves, it wants to help Russia hurt free countries.

Russia = China = repression.

Precisely! This administration is completely incognito when it comes to understanding dangers of China, Russia and all of our other adversaries. As long as they can drone on about climate and renewable energy they think that will stop these dictatorial leaders right in their tracks. The midterms can’t come soon enough.

NATO and democracies throughout the world are more united today than they have been in 5 years.

Ok and then do what? Putin is closing in and the honeymoon of NATO is going to do what to stop him?

There's absolutely nothing the republican party can offer that would further unite global democracy.

Yeah, there is, start fracking, increase Oil productions, reopen the Keystone pipeline, send AC-10s, more javelin missiles, RPG launchers, do it and do it immediately. So yeah, there’s a lot they would do to change the circumstances of this invasion.

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send AC-10s, more javelin missiles, RPG launchers, do it and do it immediately.

Weren't you calling Biden a sabre-rattling warmonger just a couple of weeks ago?

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AP fact check of the Biden speech.

https://apnews.com/article/state-of-the-union-address-fact-check-db71cb899a6235748be83a49c342d195

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BIDEN on the infrastructure bill: “The single biggest investment in history was a bipartisan effort.”

THE FACTS: No, it wasn’t that historic.

Ouch, AP suddenly got harsh for some reason.

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How do you reopen something never constructed?

It was almost completed, so reopen and resume construction on it.

and American pilots to fly them?

Ukraine have pilots.

Talking out of your hat again.

No, this President is.

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This guy said that Milton Friedman isn’t running the show anymore, but now he says he’s gonna fight inflation. Hmmmm.

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and American pilots to fly them?

You don't "fly" an RPG launcher or missles. Or do you feel the Ukrainians are incapable of its operation?

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BIDEN: "You can't build a wall high enough to keep out a uh ah um a vaccine the vaccine can STOP the spread of these diseases."

Ummmm huh?

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Really? You do know all pilots need training and experience. It's not like sitting at a typewriter.

Obviously you don't. A decent pilot can fly essentially all kinds of airplane in a pinch.

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Rep Lauren Boebert, R-Colo, left, and Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga, right, scream "Build the Wall" 

Damn, didn't that ship sail and sink? How dumb can you get? Can't believe these are 'politicians'.

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reopen the Keystone pipeline, send AC-10s,

The Keystone pipeline, which Native Americans say is poisoning them.

And using A-10 Thunderbolts? Or Ac-130 Spectres to mow down the Russian convoys and start WW3?

“Putin may circle Kyiv with tanks, but he will never gain the hearts and souls of the Ukrainian people," Biden said. "He will never extinguish their love of freedom. He will never weaken the resolve of the free world.”

Your statements are more toothless than Biden's.

Rep Lauren Boebert, R-Colo, left, and Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga, right, scream "Build the Wall" as President Joe Biden delivers his State of the Union address

A lot of empty rhetoric from Biden, but the response from the other side was much more hideous.

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Wrong again. Only 8% was constructed.

Still a lot, finish it. Show the Republicans and the world you really want to help your people and Western Europe, but he won’t. Not surprised.

Really? You do know all pilots need training and experience.

Ukrainians have that. This is the 21st century.

I was being polite

Same here.

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Hopefully americans can vote for someone more competent in 2024

Hopefully someone more competent in the far right's minds will not be Trump again, who showed in his failed time in the WH demonstrated his ability to further divide the country, ignore most social and environmental problems while lowering taxes for his fellow billionaires, and showing what a pal he was with the Butcher of Moscow, the male Trump called smart because he was taking control over a country, for as Trump the realtor said ,a few dollars in sanctions. Will Trump try to buy Greenland again? Maybe sell Alaska back to Russia. Trump once again has the support of the global masters of oil, gas and the petrochemical industries. People in Texas and Russia back Trump because as Trump's pal Hollywood Steve Bannon claimed Trump is not woke and does not like LGBTQ. Or was that just another attempt by Trump to get more support from extreme right Evangelicals, a huge part of his base.

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Ukraine have pilots

True. On top of that, a few NATO countries use Russian warplanes that Ukraine pilots are familiar with, so not that much training is required to fly them, contrary to what "someone else" is saying.

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Hopefully someone more competent in the far right's minds will not be Trump again,

Trump is our nominee, DeSantis would be second. No more establishment Republican neocons.

who showed in his failed time in the WH demonstrated his ability to further divide the country,

So the country is united? Want to rethink that one there….

ignore most social and environmental problems

THIS IS THE PROBLEM AND THIS IS WHAT IS KILLING SO MANY Ukrainians, the reluctance to go after our own natural energy and fossil fuel reserves and without fuel, you lose any war automatically and the left just don’t get that and this is why Putin has all the leverage. Increase energy independence and put Putin out to greener pasture.

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Good point. A well-worn, comfy chair and dual monitors doesn’t make one “Top Gun” either.

- “You don't "fly" an RPG launcher or missles. 

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There's absolutely nothing the republican party can offer that would further unite global democracy.

Trump thrives on division, he knows the best way to maintain his fear loving base is to create more enemies, real and imagined, he can get them to hate and fear, while promising to protect them, as he plays golf, several times a week at one of his resorts and charges the US taxpayers for doing so.

Will Trump commit to leaving the White House if he receives fewer votes again. Or will he once more get one of his extreme right goon squads to try to overthrow the election, or will he do a Lukashenko and call in his pal the Butcher of Russia to protect him. Extreme right movements are the scourge of this century, just like they were last century. There should be no place for earth for white nationalism to play a major role in the modern world, Trump is the white nationalist's current champion, backed by Trump's pal Putin, helped along by Xi and his CCP keyboard warriors pouring fuel on US fires and fanning flames. Will Trump keep his and his family's businesses in China, Bangladesh and Mexico and other nations.

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And how about the VP that cant stop talking with her eyebrows?

If the only thing you have to pick apart about some of our current leaders is their looks, then you don't have much of a leg to stand on, do you? Plenty of politicians have their own quirks - Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, as examples, talk with their hands a lot - BIG gestures. I'll take a forward-thinking politician who talks with her eyebrows over the guy who talks with his hands to mock disabled people and welcome Putin into the White House, among other things. Thanks.

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evidence that the pandemic has damaged the national psyche

I agree with that part of his speech, because he didn’t exclude himself from that analysis. lol

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Trump thrives on division, he knows the best way to maintain his fear loving base is to create more enemies, real and imagined,

He didn’t crest Putin or Xi, but he did get nasty and in their faces.

Trump is the white nationalist's current champion, backed by Trump's pal Putin,

Sources?? Naw, I figured as much. Leave the emotion and just relax.

helped along by Xi and his CCP keyboard warriors pouring fuel on US fires and fanning flames.

That just made no sense whatsoever. Lol

But seriously now, do you have something to add about Biden or do you just want to bash Trump just for the sake of bashing him, you have nothing to input about the State of the Union address? Don’t know it was more than lackluster at best, but surely you have something to opine upon.

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Doolittle, with your logic you should go into politics.

Schools don't teach basic history about the country's founding fathers and so forth,

Then...

Now you have people complaining about slavery, treatment of American Indians and so forth.

Yep, those were very bad. But they are basically in the past. Move on.

The conservative talking points get so mixed up and regurgitated...it would be great if the dialectic were more coherent. Bet you think CRT is an existential threat too.

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He's done a pretty good job, I'd say. The US was the first major developed economy to rebound and grow higher than pre-covid levels. The financial markets have been strong. Half a million jobs added in January alone. Inflation? That's a global phenomenon caused by the global supply shock, caused mainly by COVID.

Biden read Putin like a book on Ukraine, foreseeing his every move. The democratic West and NATO are now speaking with a strong, single united voice -- a big change from before! . As for Afghanistan, it was messy, but we're out. Finally out of America's longest war in history. That's worth celebrating.

This guy said that Milton Friedman isn’t running the show anymore, but now he says he’s gonna fight inflation. .

Because Friedman's theory on inflation is dead wrong. Real events in the real world have been disproving that. Just look at 20 years of Japan's massive money printing, coinciding with -- deflation.

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UChosePoorlyToday  01:30 pm JST

Proud of our President and his administration!

This is the funniest thing I've read all week. Bravo!

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Damn, didn't that ship sail and sink? How dumb can you get? Can't believe these are 'politicians'.

Pandering once again to the QGOP's sizable white nationalist base, next they'll be asking the feds to fund new statues to honor Confederate soldiers and plantation owners, and to allow fracking and more mineral extraction on native lands still claiming the lands belong historically to the white settlers that helped the US government them.

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Pandering once again to the QGOP's sizable white nationalist base,

Please elaborate. Who specifically. Don’t just hurl empty and baseless platitudes.

next they'll be asking the feds to fund new statues to honor Confederate soldiers and plantation owners, and to allow fracking and more mineral extraction on native lands still claiming the lands belong historically to the white settlers that helped the US government them.

So what did you think of Biden’s SOTU speech?

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The US will be fully recovered, and back to being fully respected when Trump is back in the WH.

If he doesn’t get back in, there are all kinds of delirious types who might have yet more appalling meltdowns talking about stolen elections and the walls closing in on Biden and the like. Others might dress up as Vikings.

That disgraced the people involved and dragged the name of the US through the mud. That should not happen again. It was a circus.

Biden is clearly showing his age and shouldn’t run again, but he is an adult and has done a reasonable job up to now.

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, but he is an adult and has done a reasonable job up to now.

REALLY? Such as??

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Have you watched her debate with Pence?

Yeah, she won.

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Or there will be delirious types who might have more appalling meltdowns about CRT, and start attacking police, civilians, burning down businesses, looting--all across the US.

Maybe.

I think we are on the same page. We both seem to dislike extremists.

I’m sure you’d also decry the hysterical morons who believed the election was stolen and that the walls were closing in on Biden.

That can’t be repeated either. It was a humiliation for the people involved and gave the impression the US was populated to a large degree by morons, crackpots and children.

This is an insult to the good people of that country.

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The GOP showed their lack of class today, again, mcCarthy fiddling with his phone, boebert and greene showing once again what trash really is, and Mitch sad with what is happening to his Moscow!

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I think we are on the same page. We both seem to dislike extremists. 

Yes

This is an insult to the good people of that country.

I was talking about his policies. That is the only thing that matters.

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The GOP showed their lack of class today, again, mcCarthy fiddling with his phone, boebert and greene showing once again what trash really is,

Pretty much the same when Trump gave his SOTU speech. At least these 3 didn’t rip up Biden’s speech

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THIS IS THE PROBLEM AND THIS IS WHAT IS KILLING SO MANY Ukrainians, the reluctance to go after our own natural energy and fossil fuel reserves 

Please explain.

Do you mean that if the U.S. didn't buy fossil fuel from Russia, the U.S. would be in a better position to enter a war with Russia? Which you are against?

This administration is completely incognito

You mean Biden is wearing a fake schnoz?

reopen the Keystone pipeline

--How do you reopen something never constructed?

It was almost completed, so reopen and resume construction on it.

--Wrong again. Only 8% was constructed.

Still a lot, finish it. 

Smooth.

Anyway, I thought Biden's speech was good enough. These SOTU speeches are always either boring or (in the case of one dumb former guy) outrageous. I'm just glad there's a fairly competent administration that's not bonkers.

Shame on Boebert and MTG.

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In reference to the displayed image in the article above which features Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene :-

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/02/10/marjorie-taylor-greene-gazpacho-gestapo/

She is quite clearly mentally unstable and that is before we can consider her intellect.

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Action speaks more than words. lol

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Biden's speech was a failure. His numbers will never go up, Americans on the left and right have already made a judgment call on his future. A lame-duck President that "hopefully" will just bide his time until he is voted out.

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U.S. President Joe Biden vowed in his first State of the Union address Tuesday night to check Russian aggression in Ukraine, tame soaring U.S. inflation and deal with the fading but still dangerous coronavirus.

he's been saying this since the debates lol

"the deaths 1000s of americans are on Trump’s hands" how much deaths during Biden and Trump again? Just curious.

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I highly doubt the Ukrainian people found any comfort in his speech.

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Biden just turned into Trump on Manufacturing and middle-class jobs, Now he's building Semiconductors Plants and Steel Mills that Democrats said would never come back here when Trump proposed it.

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That disturbing photo of the distaff dumb and dumber twins, Republican right-wing extremist harridans, gun-toting Calamity Bobert and spaced-out Gazpacho Greene shrieking off-the-wall nonsense in this solemn time of war, is worth a thousand words on the abject state of Trump's GOP.

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If NATO was smart they would realise, now is the time to confront Putin. Send your forces to the borders of NATO members and at the signal, attack Russia. Give assurances that no nukes will be used until Russia uses them, and then it is Armageddon. It can remain conventional weapons only, it is up to Russia.

Better to fight a war on your own terms at a place and time of your choosing. Russia does not expect it. Fighting on the ground of a neutral nation like Ukraine is the best NATO can hope for and with Ukraine help the Russians can be pushed back to their borders and made to negotiate a peace.

The best opportunity is right now to secure a peace that can last. leaving Ukraine to fight alone is a losing prospect.

The message to Russia would be, return to your 2014 borders and fighting will stop. Return Crimea to Ukraine and end your aggression and this stops.

Finland knows what Russia can do, it attacked them in 1939 and could do so again after it defeats an isolated Ukraine. Estonia and Latvia and Poland are also remembering what Russia is capable of.

Now is the best chance NATO will ever have to strike a blow against the autocrat Putin. It must assist Ukraine in the air and on the ground. It will bring a conclusion to this war sooner rather than later.

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