With the upcoming new Congress and Republicans taking the reins of the Senate next month as well as growing their majority in the House, Obama has made his tired threat again to wield the power of his pen to get his way, this time in an NPR interview.
In his past six years, Obama has rarely used the power of the veto; however, as the party that Obama constantly whines and complains about takes over Congress next month, we’ll likely see him trying to defend his flagship ObamaCare, potentially blocking the Keystone XL pipeline (even though he’s stalled this for years through his regulatory buddies), sanctions on Iran, and a whole host of other hot-button issues.
His response is the of the typical arrogant and contemptuous nature that we’ve all come to know and love: “There are going to be some areas where we disagree and, you know, I haven’t used the veto pen very often since I’ve been in office,” Obama said. “Now I suspect there are going to be some times where I’ve got to pull that pen out.” He goes on to ensure that everyone knows he’s in it for his agenda saying: “I’m going to defend gains that we’ve made in health care; I’m going to defend gains that we’ve made on environment and clean air and clean water.”
Republicans were quick to fight back. “Bipartisan jobs bills will see the light of day and will make it to the president’s desk, and he’ll have to make decisions about ideology versus creating jobs for the middle class,” McConnell said in response to Obama’s comments. “There’s a lot we can get done together if the president puts his famous pen to use signing bills rather than vetoing legislation his liberal allies don’t like.”
While the Democrats took a good beating and conservative America really showed up in the recent elections, Obama and has still consistently refused to see reality and the will of the American people. He finishes up in response to questions about the licking America gave the Dems in a confused statement saying “I think we had a great record for members of Congress to run on and I don’t think we — myself and the Democratic Party — made as good of a case as we should have,” Obama said. “And you know, as a consequence, we had really low voter turnout, and the results were bad.”
It’s fairly clear, despite his words to the contrary, that Obama has no interest in truly being bi-partisan or caring about the constituencies that handed the democrats their own rear ends this past election. He’ll push ahead with his ideology and far left agenda with or without consensus.
You can have no doubt that the next two years will be full of the Edictor-In-Chief to try and impose his will through drama, further unconstitutional regulation, and more divisive behavior. It’ll be a circus, but let’s hope Mitch and the new conservative Congress will show up and ensure America returns to its conservative values.