Joe Biden is looking at a tough situation, come the new year. With the House in Republican hands, he is officially a lame duck. He shouldn’t expect to be able to get anything done, given the fact he has burned every bridge with Republicans over the last two years.
But it seems the old man doesn’t really get it. He thinks he’s still in the driver’s seat (even though, we all know he was never calling the shots in this administration). During a meeting with upcoming congressional leaders, he tried to pull a power move on the upcoming House Speaker. But it failed miserably.
President Joe Biden tried to send a signal to House Republicans during a White House meeting on Tuesday, warning them he could veto any bill he wanted to…
“They were telling me what they could do, what they were going to do. And I said, ‘Yeah,’” Biden recalled, demonstrating that he responded to McCarthy by lifting up his pen and showing it to the room…
“They said, ‘What are you doing?’ I said, ‘A pen. Veto,’” he said.
The president told Democrat donors his veto pen could “stop bad things” but admitted that “it can’t start them.” [Source: Breitbart]
Wow, this is pathetic. Does Biden even understand how our government works? He bragged to a group of Democrats that he showed his “veto pen” to future House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. It was as if he said, “I’m going to veto any bill you send me.”
Lol, okay, Joe. That might have sounded tough if it meant anything. But it seems the “president” has forgotten the basics. First of all, the House doesn’t send bills to the president’s desk. Both the House and the Senate need to approve of a bill before it goes to the White House to be signed into law.
It’s unlikely that any Republican-passed bill in the House will be supported in the Senate. That means no bills are likely to reach Biden’s desk in the next two years. He won’t be vetoing anything, but nor will he be signing anything into law.
This isn’t a bad thing for Republicans. It’s a bad thing for Joe. With the House in Republican hands, there is no way they’ll pass anything Biden wants to be passed in the next two years. He will be powerless because he has spent the last two years blocking Republican initiatives and calling them “threats” and “terrorists.”
And that’s not even the point. Biden was so arrogant, he thought he could bully McCarthy with the promise of vetoing House-passed bills. Is that what a good leader does? It that what someone does who is putting the good of the country ahead of himself? Of course not.
That little brag proved Biden to be a pathetic, selfish, self-centered loser. Not a leader.
And not a president.
Author: Jim Stone