While the Republicans continue nonsensically fighting amongst themselves over House leadership, President Biden has wasted exactly no time to poke fun at the GOP and its apparent inability to elect a House speaker.
Amazingly, he poked fun at Republicans while making a joint appearance with long-term Republican Mitch McConnell, which constituted a rather startling joint appearance, as reported by CNN.
“A rare scene unfolded Wednesday in Covington, Kentucky: President Joe Biden stood alongside Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, as the two men promoted a major bipartisan legislative accomplishment they achieved together” the outlet remarked.
A “rare scene” indeed. Oddly timed as well, given the present chaos in the House.
“The president’s visit to McConnell’s home state to herald the implementation of the massive $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that McConnell and 18 other Senate Republicans voted for, and that Biden signed into law in 2021, marked his first domestic trip of the new year,” the outlet continued.
Ah, but of course. Photo op with Republicans who approve multiple billions in unchecked spending. Got it.
And, while during a speech regarding ostensible cooperation in front of a bridge in Kentucky, Biden decided to deliver remarks that hardly inspire cooperation.
“Representative Greg Landsman (D-OH) couldn’t be here today, he’s dealing with trying to figure out who’s going to be the next speaker of the House of Representatives. I wish him a lot of luck. He may be the first freshman ever elected speaker of the House,” Biden boomed while chuckles emanated from the small crowd gathered to see the president speak.
Translation: Biden is having a grand old time watching the Republicans fight amongst each other, especially since it means that the media has even more to “focus on.”
Hilariously, Biden apparently bragged that bipartisanship remains possible, despite hardly being Mr. Unity himself.
“We can work together,” Biden drawled, “we can get things done. We can move the nation forward if we just drop a little bit of our egos and focus on what is needed for the country.”
Drop “a little bit” of ego? Says the former VP of ultra-elitist Obama? Is he joking?
Biden proceeded on to proclaim his apparent admiration of Mitch McConnell, who he apparently perceives as a top ally in the Republican Party for reasons unknown.
“Mitch, it’s great to be with you. I asked permission if I could say something nice about him. I said I’d campaign for him or against him, whichever helped him the most,” Biden declared.
Well, that’s interesting.
Not only did Biden admit to extreme polarization by suggesting “campaigning against” McConnell may help him the most, but he also clearly has a vested interest in McConnell continuing to serve in Washington, D.C. for whatever reason.
Apparently, voting in favor of the president’s multibillion dollar spending plans, which tend to be accompanied by even more waste and inflation, is a surefire way for the president to have one’s back in upcoming elections.
After all, how else is one to perceive Biden’s open offer to “help” McConnell “the most” in upcoming elections … unless, of course, McConnell can be counted on to be consistently reliable where it matters “the most” for Democrats.
Author: Jane Jones