A Biden Family Thanksgiving

Dr. Munr Kazmir
4 min readNov 24, 2022

“The pilgrims thought it was pretty important in tough times to come together and thank God, to be grateful for what we have,” Biden said.

“Jill and I were honored to join the Marines, Sailors, and families of the Second Marine Expeditionary Force last night,” tweeted President Joe Biden with the above photograph on Tuesday. “Our nation is indebted to you. And to all the military spouses and kids who joined us, Jill and I see you. We know how much you also give to our nation.” (Photo: President Joe Biden, White House Twitter.)

“It’s a wonderful Thanksgiving tradition here at the White House,” U.S. President Joe Biden told his audience on Monday during the annual White House Turkey Pardon ceremony.

The lighthearted event gave President Biden an excellent opportunity to showcase his folksy political charm and remind a would-be grateful nation to count its blessings this year.

“They listened to a lot of music, I’m told, in order to prepare for the crowd noise today,” Biden said of Chocolate and Chip. “That’s pretty — that’s real hard work. And they interacted with the children to show their softer side. Sounds like another flock hoping to come to Washington in 2024.”

“Of course, Chocolate is my favorite — Chocolate is my favorite ice cream, so I — but I could’ve — we could’ve named them CHIPS and Science, but — anyway,” Biden joked.

Still alive: American democracy, Biden’s bad jokes — and two turkeys,” quipped The Guardian of the event.

No Fowl Play’: Biden Pardons a Pair of Thanksgiving Turkeys,” chirped the New York Times. “The only ‘red wave’ this holiday season, President Biden said, would be if his German shepherd ‘knocks over the cranberry sauce.’”

While this Thanksgiving is costing Americans much more this year due to inflation, next year might be even more economically tumultuous. Economists and experts are throwing around the word “recession” with increasing frequency as the final quarter of 2022 draws to a close.

Troubles behind, troubles ahead; it’s the story of humanity and it’s true every Thanksgiving, 2022 and 2023 included.

But President Biden is correct in reminding his fellow Americans, in his signature folksy style, how much we have to be thankful for this season.

“We can’t forget the reason for Thanksgiving in the first place,” President Biden told…

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