Joe Biden lashed out on Twitter at group of 23 Republican state governors and Texas Senator Ted Cruz this week. Failing to have an actual point of logic or critical thinking, he resorted to “Who the hell do they think they are?”
It seemed like the US was done with Twittering presidents who seemed a little off kilter. Not to be outdone by the last guy, Joe Biden took an “internet tough guy” approach this week to express disdain for a group of Republican governors who oppose his vote-buying student loan forgiveness plan. So why was Joe so grumpy?
Back in August, President Biden signed an executive order aimed at student loan forgiveness. The Texian Partisan has no position on the student loan issue, other than to say again that an executive order to overcome congressional inaction is a lousy way to run a country. Loan “forgiveness” really means that tax dollars will pay for the loans, which means that people who chose not to take out student loans will now pay student loans whether they want to or not. It’s also a bit suspicious that this “forgiveness” is expected to hit bank accounts within a few weeks of the US midterm elections.
Not surprisingly, some folks have called out the “forgiveness” program as a problem. Now it’s one thing when us regular folks get a little bent at the government. It’s another thing altogether when duly elected state governors complain. On September 12, 2022, Biden received a letter signed by 23 state governors objecting to the plan. Among the objections include the unfair redistribution of debt, the abdication of personal responsibility on the part of those who took out the loans, the failure to do anything about the rising cost of higher education other than throwing money at the borrowers, and the fact that even his own party says the president has no authority to forgive loans.
In response to the letter, 13 days later Biden tweeted. Not only did he tweet, he tweeted Trump-style with a mild curse. Rather than address the objections, he resorted to “who in the hell do they think they are?” But here’s the problem for Biden: It’s not a question of who they think they are. It’s who they actually are. “They” are 23 men and women representing states with a collective population of about 143 million — over 40 percent of a country of 330 million.
The elected representatives of 40% of the population… that’s who the hell they think they are.
Now I love to pick on Biden and he makes it rather easy. Even so, I’m thinking in this particular case, he’s predicted the future. When Texans get a vote for independence, and when we win, the Texas political establishment will ask Joe’s question. When the law provides for the Texas government to form a plan for transitioning to independent governance, it’ll be the US who’s asking Joe’s question about Texas as a whole. And just like Joe, they’ll be amazed and befuddled about the audacity of people to think for themselves. Who the hell do we think we are? Voters, citizens, people, Texans, in whom all political power is inherent, and we want to be free.