Since President Joe Biden’s inauguration, there have been several words introduced into the language of our society. Some of them were said during his first speech after taking the presidency. Others have been migrated throughout the language of his executive orders.
Words like ‘nativism’, ‘joblessness’, ‘uncivil’ and ‘riotous’ just to name a few. Biden is weaving them into the framework of his administration with many others.
A record 40 times he uttered variations of America during his inauguration speech, according to the Washington Post. “As he surveyed the challenges the nation faces, Biden used words such as inequity, pandemic and extremism, downbeat words never said before in any previous inaugural address going back to George Washington’s in 1789.”
He also used the word ‘You’ more times than any other President coming into office. Like, “I promise YOU I will fight for as hard for those who did not support me, as for those who did.” What’s interesting is Biden made religion references more times during his speech than any president since Dwight D. Eisenhower. About 26 times in the course of his over ten minute speech.
It’s not what you say, but how you say it. And in Biden’s case, his “play on words” is a deliberate attempt for political gain.
Listen to Pat’s thoughts on President Biden’s words below.