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Fri Aug 5, 2022, 09:38 AM

Biden's first two years have been nothing short of extraordinary no matter what you may have read

Record job creation. Record low unemployment. Major legislative achievements far beyond what anyone thought was possible. Record judicial appointments.

Restoring leadership abroad w/a remarkable global set of initiatives that have truly reset US foreign policy for a new era. It's not hyperbole. It wasn't flashy. It was certainly unlikely. But day-in and day-out the president and his team have focused on one thing: governing.

So while the GOP hails extremists like Hitler wannabe Viktor Orban and defends Trump and seeks to strip away basic rights and gut democracy, while it celebrates having no agenda and repeatedly chooses to obstruct, Biden and the Dems have just been getting it done.

It's old school. Sometimes it's ugly. Certainly, we all have areas where we wish more was getting done. But what they're doing is a lot. It will make a big difference in millions, even billions, of lives around he planet. And we should be happy about that. Who'd a thunk it?


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Reply Biden's first two years have been nothing short of extraordinary no matter what you may have read (Original post)
kpete Friday OP
Hermit-The-Prog Friday #1
DFW Friday #24
Grown2Hate Yesterday #43
COL Mustard Yesterday #48
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comradebillyboy Friday #3
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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 09:44 AM

1. Democrats work for the people; Republicans destroy.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 12:32 PM

24. They have the easier task

It only takes a few seconds to blow up a house.

It takes a year to build back a new one.

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Response to DFW (Reply #24)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 06:46 AM

43. Makes perfect sense since they're entitled, lazy,

Sociopaths.

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Response to Grown2Hate (Reply #43)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 09:26 AM

48. I don't think they're lazy

They've been working very hard, for a very long time, to put in place what they've done recently. Entitled? Sure. Sociopathic? Sure. Lazy? Don't think so.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 09:44 AM

2. He got more done than anyone thought possible

And he did it with a 50-50 Senate.

Joe is going to be able to point to more legislative and economic achievements than any President since FDR. I don't think people fully appreciate how radically transformational the Biden presidency has been thus far.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 09:55 AM

3. He's been so successful even his critics at NY Times, CNN and the

"liberal media" are grudgingly forced to recognize his accomplishments. Biden's victories blow their impaired old man narrative out the window.

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Response to comradebillyboy (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:47 AM

10. I couldn't agree with you more, comrade.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 09:57 AM

4. I think Joe is doing a GREAT job in the old-fashioned way.

Head down... do the work. It's not sexy but it is the absolute best thing that could happen to thee globe and the United States at this time in history.

What I can't abide is all of the Democrats who diss him.

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Response to FalloutShelter (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 12:35 PM

25. I have said this before about us vs. the situation of Joe Biden and the Congressional Democrats

We have the luxury of impatience. They have the burden of reality.

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Response to DFW (Reply #25)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 12:41 PM

26. Great way to put it.

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Response to DFW (Reply #25)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 05:07 PM

31. That has more than one application.

It also applies to the DOJ.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:05 AM

5. Republican congress-critters don't care . ....

but alas they use all the negativity while making up shit to destroy anything good with of course no solutions.

President Biden and the administration, with an extremely steep mountain to climb up with everything imaginable thrown at them, constant obstruction even from 2 members of it's party, but Democrats' still moved forward.

Because Democrats care.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:14 AM

6. Biden and team have been working hard every day

If you just look at the stuff they got done with repug votes, it is pretty amazing in the current environment. That is the one thing that the media said was impossible. In interview after interview at the start of his term they kept asking "how are you going to work across the aisle?" "Don't you know that this isn't the same senate republicans from the old days?" "How are you going to unite/deal with/the left wing Dems?"

Well he did it, and has gotten zero credit for defying the conventional narratives.

on a side note...just now in CNN, Jim Shooto, tease for the next segment on the jobs report..."jobs report is bad news for the stock market...market is down...chart shows market is flat...oops market is flat...now to commercial.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:14 AM

7. I completely agree with you

Biden and his team seem to just put their heads down and focus on what they can do. It is amazing what they have done with just 50 Senators, a narrow majority in the House and a 6 - 3 hostile Supreme Court, which id's not nonpartisan.

This is not FDR or LBJ with huge Demoratic majorities. It is not even Obama, with as any as 60 Democratic Senators, albeit for just 4 months. This was just 50 and the 50 were all needed for the limited, but very important, things that can be done under reconciliation. It is also impressive that he got 3 big bipartisan bills passed in spite of Republicans wanting to obstruct everything. This is especially true for the CHIPS and PACT bills as we are reasonably close to the election.

This while the media plays with story on his popularity and whether he should run again. It is beyond weird how the media goes all in on all crises - and there have been a lot - only to ignore hard work to find solutions. 5o me, the clearest example was the baby formula crisis where quick international work and getting US agencies to approve, and the military to transport Swiss formula resolved the problem until the US company could restart. It seemed one day, the earth was falling, babies could be harmed by not having what they needed to ... nothing.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:22 AM

8. If Trump would have accomplished 1/10 as much

the "Liberal Media" would be putting him on Mt. Rushmore.They have been beating Biden up for over a year now.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:40 AM

9. True

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:49 AM

11. People Of DU - Bookmark This Thread....

A lot of useful info to cite when it comes to informing others to get out to vote (GOTV) for the Dems.

A lot of info to convince people that a great deal has been accomplished under Biden - even though we don't hear or read this type of info in the MSM.

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Response to global1 (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 12:50 PM

27. Yes, plenty of useful info!

Bookmarked

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:52 AM

12. I'm seeing Ads here in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho

About all the good things the President and the Democratic Party are doing for ordinary Americans. Even if the M$M is only now grudgingly given President Biden credit for his hard work, these ads are drawing a stark contrast between our party and the GQP.

I’ve never seen ads this good run so frequently here. We need to keep getting the good news out any way we can.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:55 AM

13. K & R...nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 11:14 AM

14. K & R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 11:21 AM

15. Bookmarking and K&R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 11:32 AM

16. Let's not forget

The rollout of vaccines and testing. Within about 8 weeks of taking office and discovering there was absolutely no plan to get Americans vaccinated, he had a system in place where I could get drive-through vaccination at no cost to me. The FEMA/national guard set-up at the Oakland Colosseum was a wonder.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 11:38 AM

17. One of the best.

I still love Bill Clinton as about the best President ever, and he had to clean up the Reagan mess.

I award Biden a tie, and in my book, that is high praise.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 11:47 AM

18. Threadreader rollup...

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1555369703736049666.html

Maybe I have spent too many years (decades?) watching how the sausage is made but the Dems getting it together around the Inflation Reduction Act actually makes me happy and hopeful. Yes, the GOP is unanimous in its uselessness, obstructionism and moral vacuity. But the Dems...

...are finding a way to make it work. They have done it alone with the American Rescue Plan. They have done it all but alone or alone on key judgeships and senior level appointments. They have had a handful of Republicans join on the infrastructure bill.

Yet, here we are in the dog days of a summer in which nothing is supposed to get done and you have this IRA, the CHIPs bill, despite an almost insanely cynical effort at obstruction by the GOP, the burn pit legislation passed. The US approved Finland and Sweden joining NATO.

Credit to @SenSchumer and @SpeakerPelosi for their leadership. Credit to @Sen_JoeManchin and @SenatorSinema despite all the problems they have caused in the past for coming through when the country needed it. And above all, credit to @POTUS.

Biden's first two years have been nothing short of extraordinary no matter what you may have read or heard. Record job creation. Record low unemployment. Major legislative achievements far beyond what anyone thought was possible. Record judicial appointments.

Restoring leadership abroad w/a remarkable global set of initiatives that have truly reset US foreign policy for a new era. It's not hyperbole. It wasn't flashy. It was certainly unlikely. But day-in and day-out the president and his team have focused on one thing: governing.

So while the GOP hails extremists like Hitler wannabe Viktor Orban and defends Trump and seeks to strip away basic rights and gut democracy, while it celebrates having no agenda and repeatedly chooses to obstruct, Biden and the Dems have just been getting it done.

It's old school. Sometimes it's ugly. Certainly, we all have areas where we wish more was getting done. But what they're doing is a lot. It will make a big difference in millions, even billions, of lives around he planet. And we should be happy about that. Who'd a thunk it?

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Response to ramblin_dave (Reply #18)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 12:11 PM

20. Thanks for posting ramblin_dave

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 11:55 AM

19. The US economy has now regained all jobs lost during the pandemic

So he's better on jobs than Trump.

Idiots will still complain about the high gas prices and inflation but that's coming down too. If this continues, we should be in good shape for the election.

I thought we might be heading for recession but apparently not yet.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 12:11 PM

21. And the evacuation from Afghanistan, save for the last day shelling...

was not the "total disaster" the media described it as, especially compared to other full-scale evacuations in history like our pullout from Vietnam, the French pullout from Indochina, the Russian evac from Afghanistan and the German retreat from Russia during WWll.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 12:13 PM

22. Absolutely true, and I read few other people's opinions.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 12:27 PM

23. Yep, two years of solid progress

Is it everything we want? Hell, no, thanks to the GQP still working full time to obstruct everything, but nevertheless, great work!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 01:08 PM

28. What's been going on in corporate media is journalistic malpractice.

I'm sick of all their bullshit narratives, shady polls and doom and gloom prognostications. The incessant sturm and drang of the Trump years was really good for their business model, and they just can't let it go. It's gone beyond bothsidesism and false equivalence; corporate media is cheering on anything that makes Biden look bad. They're not reporting the "news" any longer, they're attempting to shape public opinion to satisfy corporate ownership.

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Response to sop (Reply #28)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 09:08 AM

47. THIS

Corporations are choking the life out of an entire planet for the sake of short-term profits

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 01:41 PM

29. Oh man, is that good to read with my morning cuppa joe

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 05:04 PM

30. He had to follow the worst President ever.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 05:09 PM

32. It's been a tough week for the GOP and Dem-haters, for sure.

People mocked President Biden for saying he could get Congress to work in a bipartisan way. And it's certainly true that the GOP is basically a nihilistic faction right now. But despite that, Biden has gotten several major pieces of bipartisan legislation through-- the infrastructure bill, gun control, CHIPS, and PACT. On top of that, of course, we got the American Rescue Plan, and are on the cusp of making a huge investment in clean energy, lowering drug prices, and raising taxes on tax-avoiding corporations. Not to mention all the confirmed judges and taking out Zawahiri.

All of this with a razor-thin margin in the House and a 50-50 Senate.

It's very remarkable, actually.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 05:18 PM

33. I have seen several good lists of Biden's success, but am having trouble finding...

them now. Anyone happen to bookmark one of those?

Thanks in advance!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 05:56 PM

34. "It's the economy ..."

I'm not a big fan of Carville but he got that part right.

If the economy improves over the next few months, so will Biden's numbers IMHO.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 06:17 PM

35. Gee a former senior Senator with decades of experience is better than TFG's zero gov experience.

Wow maybe even if Joe is showing his age, his wisdom and personal connections allow him to get such big things through. And I'm rather pleased he is actually doing classic domestic spending, on infrastructure and sometimes listening to progressive ideas. That child tax credit was a good move. When we win some more seats then we can revamp the tax code and reverse all that bad tax cuts from 2017 and the Bush years.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 07:24 PM

37. Biden's accomplishments have been amazing

Especially in light of everything he's had to content with since day one. No one imagined Biden would achieved this much in this short short of a time frame. Having a seasoned professional in the Oval Office makes all the difference in the world. Hats off to our President!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 07:54 PM

38. kpete on point

The republican party is useless.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 08:01 PM

39. Yes, Our Dem Leaders are Magnificent!

Too bad for those who Whine about there's no Difference between Dems & Magats.. They have a GD agenda that has nothing to do with Saving Our Democracy .

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 10:10 PM

40. I've tried to bookmark all threads that list his accomplishments.

I wish someone would publish all of it in one article or post for use in the elections. That way, we can counteract all the negative press. He really has been an extraordinary President thus far!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 11:45 PM

41. Yes, they have been.

President Biden is doing exceptional work fixing all the fuck ups DT did, unfortunately as always happens the GOP will end up back in the White House and fuck everything up again…and then another Dems will win and fix it all up again then the GOP will fuck it up again. Do you see a pattern here… it been going like this since Reagan.

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Response to Snackshack (Reply #41)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 07:46 AM

46. GOP

can't govern they break things, and we fix things. Vote the Goons out.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 01:35 AM

42. Kick 🦵

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 06:49 AM

44. Best President of my lifetime .... and he saved this too

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 07:45 AM

45. you would

never know President Biden is doing a great job, our media likes to slam him every chance they get. Jerks.

But we know different.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 09:38 AM

49. Let us never forget

Biden saved America from the Covid plague that Trump let loose on the country. He mobilized distribution of the shots as soon as he got into office and, if we follow the charts, saved a million American lives. And all the while, in typical fashion, the GOP, instead of helping, tried to stop him at every turn, even to the point of spreading outright lies about Covid and the injections. While the GOP was literally trying to kill Americans, Biden was saving them.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 11:21 AM

50. Indeed

Just think what more it could have been without two certain senators.

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