President Joe Biden will issue a series of Executive Orders on Day 1

Biden Addresses the Nation

I want this joyful feeling to continue unabated for weeks, but I know that President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris are already working hard in the transition, and they’ll be ready to move full speed ahead on January 20th, 2021. It will very much be like January 2009, when Barack Obama and Joe Biden came into office during an economic collapse and in the middle of Bush’s two wars. The Biden-Harris administration will come into office amid a global pandemic, huge economic issues, international dramas and what will likely be divided government. After four years of seeing rancid turtleman Mitch McConnell sign off on Donald Trump’s fascism, I don’t see any reason for President Biden to play nice, or try to cajole Republicans into doing anything. So, no surprise, Biden is already planning to do A LOT through executive actions and simply making “acting” appointments, rather than see his Cabinet choices being slow-walked through Senate confirmation hearings.

President-elect Joe Biden is planning to quickly sign a series of executive orders after being sworn into office on Jan. 20, immediately forecasting that the country’s politics have shifted and that his presidency will be guided by radically different priorities.

He will rejoin the Paris climate accords, according to those close to his campaign and commitments he has made in recent months, and he will reverse President Trump’s withdrawal from the World Health Organization. He will repeal the ban on almost all travel from some Muslim-majority countries, and he will reinstate the program allowing “dreamers,” who were brought to the United States illegally as children, to remain in the country, according to people familiar with his plans.

Although transitions of power can always include abrupt changes, the shift from Trump to Biden — from one president who sought to undermine established norms and institutions to another who has vowed to restore the established order — will be among the most startling in American history. Biden’s top advisers have spent months quietly working on how best to implement his agenda, with hundreds of transition officials preparing to get to work inside various federal agencies. They have assembled a book filled with his campaign commitments to help guide their early decisions.

Biden is planning to set up a coronavirus task force on Monday, in recognition that the global pandemic will be the primary issue that he must confront. The task force, which could begin meeting within days, will be co-chaired by former surgeon general Vivek H. Murthy and David Kessler, a former Food and Drug Administration commissioner.

There has also been a recognition of those around him that he may have to lean more on executive actions than he had once hoped. He can reorient various federal agencies and regulations, and he can adopt a different posture on the world stage. But pushing major legislation through Congress could prove to be a challenge.

“The policy team, the transition policy teams, are focusing now very much on executive power,” said a Biden ally who has been in touch with his team who, like others interviewed for this story, spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. “I expect that to be freely used in a Biden administration at this point, if the Senate becomes a roadblock.”

[From WaPo]

Yep. I’m fine with all of this. One could argue that Trump openly abused the Senate work-arounds and executive decisions, but I hope the Democrats don’t play that game. They should just say: “Look, Trump expanded the power of the executive office and Mitch McConnell was fine with it, so here we go, we’re going to do everything through executive actions too.” If the GOP is too stupid, too lazy and too corrupt to do their jobs, there are plenty of work-arounds. Including a massive dump of recess appointments. I hope Pres. Biden’s overwhelming message is “try me, motherf–kers.” And YAAAS to all of the Day 1 Executive Orders!!!

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  1. smee says:

    he needs to add abolishing ICE and the detention camps

    • Sojaschnitzel says:

      Good idea.

    • Jungle says:

      The Obama admin spent 18 billion on immigration enforcement with almost 1 billion of that going directly to ICE. They also built the cages under the Obama admin, so wishful thinking on your part :)

      • Anne Call says:

        False.

        Previous administrations used family detention facilities, allowing the whole family to stay together while awaiting their deportation case in immigration court, or alternatives to detention, which required families to be tracked but released from custody to await their court date,” Brown and her co-author, Tim O’Shea, wrote in an explainer piece for the Bipartisan Policy Center’s website. “Some children may have been separated from the adults they entered with, in cases where the family relationship could not be established, child trafficking was suspected, or there were not sufficient family detention facilities available. … However, the zero-tolerance policy is the first time that a policy resulting in separation is being applied across the board.”

  2. grabbyhands says:

    Cue the screams of “abuse of power!!” from his cult worshippers and the GOP, no doubt led by Lady G and all the other toadies. Biden at least probably won’t need to have a huge press conference every time he does it so he can show it off like a 2 year old being excited that he took a big dump all on his own for the first time.

    Of course, there are two months for tinyhands and McConnell to come up with some kind of bullshit that will make it impossible for Biden to use executive orders. I completely believe they will try and do so.

  3. caitlinsmom says:

    Biden needs a senate that will work with him. Georgia is in play and can give him that if both seats go blue in January’s run-offs. Please donate to Jon Ossoff and Rapheal Warnock, and if you live in Georgia, get out and VOTE!

    • Chris says:

      Yup! I found out which organizations stacey Abrams is associated with and donated a couple hundred. I want McConnell to not be able to McConnell it up.

    • Sid says:

      I know Biden and Harris have a lot on their plate, but I hope their team is in contact with Abrams and the other ladies on the ground in Georgia working on this. We need those seats.

      • Chris says:

        I think Biden hinted at that awareness in his speech the other night when he emphatically called out the African-American community who showed up for him in both the primary and general election. I really hope it’s going on behind the scenes.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      We just donated a hefty amount to the GA race. We need those senate seats

  4. Chill says:

    Donate lots of $$$$ to the Dems in Georgia’s Senate runoff so the Dems can have a majority in the Senate!!

  5. Gina says:

    FYI- 10 weeks and 1 day is when we really get to celebrate 🎉

    There is hope in many directions. The GOP are going to get trump thrown back in their face constantly for years to come. He is also still the President, unfortunately.

  6. Seraphina says:

    It was really burn Trump’s rump to have Biden called President Elect. And I wish I could watch his meltdown. I know, it’s not right but 4 years of listening to him and watching how he treated others – it still would be fun to watch.

  7. bluemoonhorse says:

    Pipe dream that McConnell will work with Biden. Biden is thinking that because he’s white, that “decency” will prevail. Reach across the aisle, go high when they go low, is why the Dems continue to lose ground and seats in Congress. After four years of being punched in the face, I want to see progress for US. W.O. Biden and the dems can kiss the presidency away in four years. The vote turnout will vanish without progress or a common enemy.

  8. lamgirls3 says:

    Oh it absolutely IS right. Trump is a racist, misogynistic piece of crap as are all of his supporters. Good riddance.

  9. Va Va Kaboom says:

    God, please don’t let Biden and his administration remember 2008-2016 with rose-colored glasses. Never let them forget Obama too went in full of hope and with a, frankly wildly unrealistic, commitment to bridging the divide.

    The Republicans just flat out refused to meet him halfway on any one damn thing, except huge tax cuts of course. It doesn’t have to be a blood sport, but neither should they sit around singing kumbaya.

    • bluemoonhorse says:

      Exactly. This is my fear that Biden is thinking like all these old white guy career politicians.

      However, this is just my unfounded sneaky suspicion but that is why Kamala is there. She’s going to be telling a lot of GOP folks “No, I’m speaking” and Biden will just smile.

      • Moorele says:

        Agree- Kamala will be the one balancing things out. Frankly, everything will be improved without Emperor baby fists influence!

      • Va Va Kaboom says:

        I’ve had that thought about Kamala Harris too. Even Lindsay Graham is quoted as saying she’s smart and very tough. Hopefully Biden recreates the relationship and division of responsibilities he had with Obama. If she has her druthers, Harris is exactly what we need.

    • antipodean says:

      You are right Va Va Kaboom, the Republicans (turtle Mitch) blocked everything Obama tried to do with malevolent glee, BUT, this go round we have our girl VP Kamala at Joe’s side, and she has seen, and dealt with this nonsense ALL HER LIFE! She will be kicking ass and taking names from day one, and will be averting future disasters with consummate skill! You might have guessed that I am beyond thrilled that Joe will be our guy, but I am dizzy with the promise of our fabulous Second in Command. It is my hope that she makes mincemeat of these incompetent clowns…..and she can do it…BACKWARDS AND IN HEELS!!!!!!! (or Chucks, if she chooses! The best is yet to come (hahahahaha)!

  10. lucy2 says:

    McConnell will refuse any progress, so if Joe has to go around him, so be it. I am hoping his decades in the Senate might be able to sway a few more moderate GOP Senators here and there, but I’m not counting on it. We’ll need to throw everything we’ve got at 2022.

    It is such a RELIEF to know we will have capable, experienced people in charge again.

  11. Case says:

    I’m a white woman and have privilege that many Americans don’t. But as someone who takes COVID very seriously, I can’t tell you relieved I am that we will be on a path that follows science, logic, and maybe a few executive orders to help us get cases down at long last. The thought of getting out from under this virus is just incredible. If Trump won, I would’ve had no hope for ever leaving my house again, honestly.