In his Christmas address to the nation, President Joe Biden tried to convey a message of unity as he enters the second half of his administration.
In difficult circumstances like the ones we’ve had in recent years, the Christmas message is especially vital, according to Biden, who spoke from the White House. “The pandemic has robbed us so much. Over a million lives have been wasted in America alone. We’ve lost so much time with one another and so many individuals we loved.”
He continued, “That’s a million empty chairs, breaking homes and hearts all across the country.” We no longer see one other as neighbors, Democrats or Republicans, or fellow Americans because our politics have become so bitter, divisive, and political. We’ve split up too much.
Biden urged reaching out to connect in a time of isolation brought on by technology and the pandemic. In support of bipartisan cooperation, he wanted to cleanse politics of its “poison.” And by drawing on the principles of his Catholic faith and his own sorrow, he aimed to inspire Americans to live in a more sympathetic period.
Two years into his term as president, Biden has occasionally found it difficult to follow through on one of his main campaign pledges: returning decency to the way Americans of various political viewpoints treat one another in the United States. Even he has acknowledged that he had no idea the “fever” of the Trump period would last this far into his administration.
However, the president was upbeat about the state of the country on Thursday, stating that despite difficult times, “We see bright spots all across the country – the strength, the resolve, and the tenacity that has long distinguished America.”
The purpose of his speech on Thursday seems to be to persuade Americans that those principles still form the foundation of his vision for the nation. Even if the nation’s irate voices continue to be the loudest, frequently masking Biden himself in the struggle for recognition, the president seems determined to address the vast majority of Americans who are seeking something calming.
In that way, his speech embodied every quality that had characterized his viewpoint for the previous 50 years.
The nation’s cry for unity as Christmas approaches also heralds the start of the Biden family’s planned discussions on whether their patriarch should make another run for the presidency.
Biden will also be working inside a new power structure in Washington by 2023. Republicans will take control of the House of Representatives, while Democrats will keep their majority in the Senate.
“Things are improving,” the president insisted, adding that “we’re definitely making progress.”
Our lives are no longer under the sway of Covid. Our children have resumed classes. Everyone is back at work. In actuality, more people than ever are employed, he claimed. Americans are rebuilding, creating, and dreaming once more.