Obamao Ready To Use Veto Pen If Republicans Take House…

President Obama is ready to flex some muscle by using the veto pen if Republicans win back a majority in the House.

Democrats and White House aides said that Obama is prepared to wield his veto pen and effectively stare down Republicans should they have a successful Election Day.

“The president doesn’t shrink from a fight,” one White House official said.

The president has not vetoed any legislation during his time in office with a Democratic majority, though he did pocket veto two bills with little fanfare.

He also has been emphasizing a spirit of cooperation. Obama has said repeatedly in interviews leading up to the election that he sees a number of areas of “common ground” on which he and Republicans can work together.

Some political observers believe the White House and GOP could find a few areas of agreement on certain policies, such as trade or education.

But already would-be leaders of a GOP House like Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) have signaled that they will not compromise with Obama. House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) has reassured conservatives that Republicans will not be in a mood to compromise, while in the Senate, GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said he will work to ensure Obama is a one-term president.