Unlike the ex-president who walked out of a 90-minute one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin looking like a cowering animal, President Joe Biden is not afraid of the dictator. Remember, the sitting POTUS grew up “scrappy” and this is what he is dishing out for all of America and for Putin to see.
Fortunately, the White House released a few excerpts of his first State of the Union address. They were like appetizers before the big meal Tuesday night. He said, according to The New York Times:
‘Throughout our history we’ve learned this lesson – when dictators do not pay a price for their aggression, they cause more chaos. They keep moving. And, the costs and threats to America and the world keep rising.
‘That’s why the NATO Alliance was created to secure peace and stability in Europe after World War 2. The United States is a member along with 29 other nations.
‘It matters. American diplomacy matters.
‘Putin’s war was premeditated and unprovoked. He rejected efforts at diplomacy. He thought the West and NATO wouldn’t respond. And, he thought he could divide us here at home.
‘Putin was wrong. We were ready.’
Now, our president has the opportunity to defend freedom in a big way in his speech. He will stand before the world and tell Putin to “come on, let’s go.” He will be the world’s democracy and American values advocate.
Conversely, the former White House occupant threw American values out the Oval Office window on the day he took office. Then, balled democracy up, stuffed it in an ugly box, and handed it to his followers all the while telling them it was chocolates. And they believed him.
The not-so-Grand Old Party members of Congress slink back into their holes rather than give our president the respect he deserves. And they are the very ones who could learn a thing or two.
There is no way Putin can possibly divide America. We stand together when things get tough. He should not have poked this bear. Because this bear is a giant among men.
Good to know before or during the president’s speech, The POLITICO reported.
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