Biden on Election Eve: 'We're Up Against Some of the Darkest Forces We've Ever Seen'

( – Speaking to a group of Democrat Party officials by teleconference Monday night, President Joe Biden explained what “being a Democrat is all about.”

He said Democrats want “power” only to “help people,” and he described the opposition as “some of the darkest forces we’ve ever seen in our history.”

“You know, you guys represent everything that’s good about our party, the reason why we got into politics in the first place,” Biden told the Democrat National Committee National Finance Committee, according to the White House transcript:

“We got involved in politics first place to help people,” Biden said:

“We helped them get through the pandemic, helped them deal with the crises they all face, helped them with their healthcare, helped them across the board to take on powerful special interests, particularly Pharma.”


Biden then quoted “my dad,” as he does so often: “As my dad used to say, ‘I don’t expect the government to solve my problem, but I ex- — I just expect them to understand my problem.'”

Biden said Democrats have given the middle class Americans “a fighting chance,” although he admitted, “We got a lot more to do — protect the climate and American jobs and ingenuity.”

He said what Democrats have done is “just beginning to take hold.” He never mentioned inflation, the economy, crime or other issues that pollsters say matter most to voters.

According to Biden, the most important thing Democrats have done is fight “to protect the fundamental rights and freedoms that bring people into the political process and make sure this democracy delivers. That’s what being a Democrat is all about,” he said.

“It’s not about power for power’s sake; it’s about gaining power to work for people who need a little bit of help, just a shot.  My dad used to say, ‘Just a shot.  Just a shot.  Just a little bit of breathing room.’  And that’s what Democrats are all about.  Again, not power for power’s sake, but power for the good of the country.

“And, you know, I know it’s not easy — move this up,” he said, apparently referring to the teleprompter that allows him to speak. “I know it’s not easy.  We’re up against some of the darkest forces we’ve ever seen in our history.

“These MAGA Republicans are a different breed of cat. This is not your father’s Republican Party. It’s a different deal. And that’s what you — that’s why what you did is so important because you are — we’re in this election when history suggests we shouldn’t be; we should be being blown away.

“With your support, we’ve been able to get voters registered, get them to vote early, get them fully engaged, get them excited, and making them understand that this matters.  It matters so much.

“We’ve got one more night to do everything we can to win — another, probably, 30 hours between the last poll clo- — when the last poll will close.  So let’s go win this thing. And no matter what happens tomorrow, we need you in the path ahead. We really do. We’re just getting started. We’re just getting started. And we have so much more we can do and to be proud of…”


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