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Feb 8, 2023Liked by Joyce Vance

What really happened tonight was Americans had the chance to view a superb performance by President Biden who used his 37years of experience wisely.

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Feb 8, 2023Liked by Joyce Vance

An excellent summary, Joyce. I had been worried about his speech tonight, but he handled it masterfully. I really hope the media SHOUTS and ROARS about how wonderful Biden was. This has been part of the problem. Trump sucks the air out of the media, and there's little attention given to President Biden. Let's hope that changes from this point forward. ~Donna

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Feb 8, 2023Liked by Joyce Vance

Mrs. Nichols summed up the speech in her comment about her lovely son, “something good will come of this.” Wow, what a woman!

And, “something good will come of this.” speech by the lovely human Joe Biden.

I loved the fish Joe tossed the seals who haven't learned how to perform yet. An occasional fish will help train most animals.

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Feb 8, 2023·edited Feb 8, 2023Liked by Joyce Vance

I'd just like to underscore that moment regarding Social Security and Medicare..As you characterized it, it was brilliant political acumen to get the GOP's support for the safety of these programs on live national television..

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Feb 8, 2023Liked by Joyce Vance

What President Biden's speech exquisitely encapsulated tonight is that when you are what you believe and what you do, your words are inescapably authentic and incontestably powerful.

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Once I heard Joe Biden speak in person at the college I attended, in 1980. I remember being impressed at how he related to the audience then. That capacity to reach out and connect hasn't changed. He doesn't need to be a "great orator". He's best when he is speaking as if he's sitting next to you in a personal conversation. You'll notice that when referring to the opposition party, he repeatedly used the term "my Republican friends". 4 decades in the Senate and another 10 in the White House have given him skills on the front lines of politics unmatched by almost any of his congressional peers. I'm pretty sure he's best when the cameras and mikes are somewhere else, rubbing elbows and appealing to the better nature of those who oppose his proposals and reject collaboration and compromise. He has the ability to avoid treating his opponents as the enemy, more like skeptical and still-unconverted potential allies. We needed a real politician to begin healing the raw wounds left by the former president and that's who we elected. Thank God he decided to run. the next generation of Democrats so anxious to assume the mantle can still learn a few things and become more seasoned in their current positions for a while yet.

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Feb 8, 2023Liked by Joyce Vance

Joe absolutely hit it out of the park tonight. I was so happy and so proud. Your summary hit it out of the park too. But there is no summary that could do justice to the impact of this speech. Any Biden fans who missed the speech should absolutely take the hour and 20 minutes to watch it on You Tube. Trust me you’ll be glad you did. I haven’t felt so happy since November 7, 2020.

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Feb 8, 2023Liked by Joyce Vance

What a fine and accurate review of President Biden’s speech. All by yourself you outdid the cable commentary. Superb speech planning/writing and a rock star delivery by President Biden. Cleverly put together and powerfully delivered with punch by an 80 year old. That’s all it took to get the insurrectionist-loving members to lose their minds and remind the country whose side they were on Jan. 6. Didn’t take much for them to sound like insurrectionists.

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Well said Joyce, well said..Now we must see Democrats craft this speech into messaging and stump it from now until Nov. '24..The working people of this country particularly in the red states must hear this message loud and clear..They must be shown that their representatives voted "NO" on many of the things that are making their lives better..In other words, they need to hear the truth..

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I couldn’t agree more with your assessment of tonight’s speech by the President. How refreshing to hear his energy and positive outlook on our country’s future. It’s been a long time since we’ve been able to feel that way.

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Feb 8, 2023Liked by Joyce Vance

Perfect blend of Folksy Joe and Dark Brandon.

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Feb 8, 2023Liked by Joyce Vance

Absolutely excellent comments, Joyce! Biden really did the job tonight. I'm still so proud I voted for him and plan to do so again! With all that's gone on in our Country and by our citizens, the good and the bad, his experience has brought us this far! Polls haven't meant anything since2016. Let Joe be Joe and finish the job of cleaning up America and solidifying our recovered standing on the world stage! Let USA once again be a proud phrase for us and a respected phrase for our allies!!!

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Feb 8, 2023Liked by Joyce Vance

I just gotta say … not sophisticate … however

The President knock it out of the park tonight! I have been waiting for this teaching moment. Definitely entertaining. Kinda fun.

While other strange things occurred: Sinema in her yellow wings. MTG in her Cruella DeVille outfit.

Kinda fun until Sarah Huckabee-Sanders showed up with her Total Mega ‘woke left wing’ comments … I had anticipated a newer Republican hopeful, not the regurgitation of a dying ideology or talking points sounding like the Orange Menace. The point being more fancy blaming rather then substantive policy options.

It was like she actually did not listen to Biden’s speech.

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I can't stop smiling! He spoke eloquently, with humor, grace, never lost his cool (I love that you included the photo of him in his Ray Bans!) and by talking up bi-partisan efforts he seemed to coax the Republicans to lean into the punch, except they were the ones trying to throw a punch! He just danced around them and worked it to his/our advantage. Beautiful! You said all of this better than I can, but his skill at managing his opponents was something to behold. Plus!!! All of the great points he made. I'm so glad he included the Nichols family in the way that he did. I'm feeling more hopeful about healing as a nation than I have in a long while. Wow.

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Feb 8, 2023Liked by Joyce Vance

Agree w your assessment, Joyce. It was a masterful job by a man whom I have underestimated.

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Feb 8, 2023Liked by Joyce Vance

Excellent recap of President Biden’s speech! And I feel good about what he said. Thank you for your observations and explanations!🐼❤️

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