Reagan Insider Explains How Biden is Already Alienating Congress
With President Joe Biden now firmly in the White House, itâs time to try and figure out exactly what kind of president he will be and what he will do for our nation. I know, youâd think weâd know that already, as heâs been months on end on the campaign trail supposedly explaining just that. Heâs also had a few weeks in the White House to get settled and even made some rather big moves for his party.
However, as well all know, promises made on the campaign trail are not always kept, neither are they always easy for their author to achieve, even if they are avidly trying to do so.
Additionally, the first few weeks, some say even the first 100 days, arenât always a good indicator of how he will act later in his term. After all, most presidents spend most of that time effectively undoing what their predecessor did, particularly if that person was from another party, as well as just trying to get a handle of how the job and everything it entails works.
And so it is in moments like these when we look to those who have served before or have been close to such a person who has, notably if that president served well and with honor.
Peggy Grande is one such individual. Grande, while not serving as president herself obviously, as we have not been graced with a woman Commander-in-Chief yet, or even in the White House, she had the great honor of being the executive assistant to former President Ronald Reagan for ten years of his post-Presidency, from 1989 to 1999.
As Grande explained in a recent interview withÂ YoungNotStupid.comÂ founder and contributor to several conservative outlets, Cameron Arcand, she was offered an internship with Reaganâs post-Presidency office as a senior in college, a dream for her and one she hadnât expected to get a call back from, let alone a job offer. Once she graduated, she was offered a full-time position on his staff and was later promoted to executive assistant.
Naturally, this gave her tons of experience with the former president and taught her much about the Oval Office and its demands, as well as the relationships one develops there.
And for Reagan, he viewed the office somewhat like that of fatherhood. According to Grande, when he felt convicted about some matter, and it was what was âbest for the nation,â thatâs the direction he would move in. he also wasnât afraid âto be the adult in the room and basically sit down and say, âOkay, America, weâre going to have a tough conversation here, but I promise if you hear me through and we do this together, we can get to a better place.â
But coming to those kinds of conclusions meant listening to both sides of the story and being able to âdisagree without being disagreeable.â It meant understanding the âhundred things we disagree uponâ but focusing on the âtwo or three thingsâ we could agree on as a âfoundation building block for a relationship and for moving forward, rather than focusing on all the things that divide us.â
However, she said that doesnât appear to be what Biden is interested in. Neither is he remembering that âwe the people tell the government what to do, not the other way around.â
She noted that so far in office, it seems that all Biden wants to do is sign executive orders, effectively leaving âwe the peopleâ out of the discussion entirely. âHe is acting more like a dictator or a kingâ¦ I actually think that a very Democratic Congress is going to bristle at that and not have the patience for that variable either.â
Grande goes on to explain that if Biden continues to make decisions without anyone elseâs say-so or even their two cents, thereâs going to a bit of âin-fighting brewing within the party.â In addition, she says itâs doubtful that party leaders like Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi will let that slide for too awful long, âeven if they agree with some of the things that heâs doing.â
She noted that if Biden wants to have a successful term, he will have to take some of Reaganâs most popular advice and let âwe the peopleâ rule.
And sheâs not wrong.
If Biden doesnât let the other branches of government do their job and have word every now and then, itâs likely he wonât last long as president. As we all know, the political left can just as easily turn on their own and feel no remorse for doing so.