According to media, Biden and Harris have won the White House. Hell, even the electoral college agrees now. The question every conservative is asking is: How did this happen? I mean, why would anyone even vote for such a dementia prone old man anyway?
Well, besides the obvious ‘orange man bad’ mantra of the political left, the only real and rational line of thought for most is that by putting Joe Biden in office, the Democrats beloved Obama gets to continue his legacy, if not get a third term.
Now, obviously, the existence of “third term” is impossibly, thanks to our 22nd Amendment. However, if Obama and Biden have any say in it, a third Obama term is exactly what we are going to get.
In fact, Obama has already hinted at the idea.
Not too long ago, the former president was asked to appear on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Naturally, his time as president came up. Colbert asked him if he missed his former job, particularly when it came to seeing how Trump was handling the job.
Essentially, he said, yes. But took it a step farther by saying that if he could figure out a way to get a third term, he most certainly would.
“If I could make an arrangement where I had a stand-in, a frontman or frontwoman, and they had an earpiece in, and I was just in my basement in my sweats, looking through the stuff, then deliver the lines, but somebody else was doing all the talking – I’d be fine with that.”
He went on to say that he like nearly everything about the job, even on his worst days. The only thing he didn’t miss was “having to wear a tie every day.”
Now, it is likely that Obama is going to get Biden to wear an earpiece and speak for him all the time? Not really. Then again, given Biden’s penchant for using a teleprompter and getting help with his speeches all the time as it is, the idea isn’t too farfetched.
However, that doesn’t mean Obama won’t have any influence over the Biden presidency or his staff.
For example, let’s look at just a few of Biden’s choices for his would-be cabinet.
First up is Biden’s pick for Secretary of State: Anthony Blinken. According to the Associated Press, Blinken played a critical role in Obama’s foreign policy disasters, including our failed military intervention in Libya.
Next up is John Kerry, who served as Obama’s head of the State Department. Biden wants him to be his special presidential envoy for climate.
Biden proposed Secretary of agriculture is supposed to be former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack. And guess who Vilsack used to work for. That’s right. He was Obama’s secretary of agriculture.
Obama’s former State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki has been named by Biden to be his White House press secretary.
Ron Klain, who was Obama’s chief of staff, has been named to be Biden’s chief of staff.
Vivek H. Murthy, as CNN reports, is set to be Biden’s surgeon general. Murthy had the same job title under Obama.
And we can’t forget about Susan Rice. She was Obama’s former national security adviser and, if Biden has his way, will soon be the head of the White House Domestic Policy Council.
Sound like a coincidence?
Yeah, I didn’t think so either.
In fact, out of Biden’s 16 cabinet picks thus far, 12 of them worked in a similar fashion under Obama, according to NPR. And as the naming process continues, I’m sure there will be more.
Obama may not be physically in the White House, but you can bet with a staff like that, he might as well be. Each and everyone was handpicked and groomed by Obama. And Biden is no different.
In fact, one could argue that Obama did such an excellent job of “grooming” Biden that he no longer has any new ideas of his own.
Take Biden’s current stance on more than foreign policy goals, for instance.
He has already promised that he will effectively sign the Iran nuclear deal back into existence and re-sign the Paris climate agreement, both of which were put into effect under the Obama administration.
In addition, Biden will seek to undo Trump’s immigration policies and reaffirm those that Obama created, such as DACA.
So who will really be president if everything and everyone is of Obama’s creation?
It won’t be Biden, that’s for sure.