07NOV2018 – The Morning  After the Mid-Terms

So, where are we?  Well, we’ve got a comfortable margin in the Senate finally.  Once Montana and Arizona count the Indian county votes we should end up with 55 – 45.  The House has a thin Democrat majority but that’s still enough for Pelosi and company (or whoever they make Speaker) to annoy the President with investigations and completely stymie any legislation.  Basically what we had under Paul Ryan, so no big deal.

I guess the biggest change is that Trump doesn’t have to wait any longer if he wants to fire Sessions and the rest of the Justice Department.  And that’s a big question.  Does he want to do it?  I hope he does.  That would be exciting.  I think if he is going to do it it’ll be during the Lame Duck session.  That’s a narrow window.  We’ll know soon.

The safer margin in the Senate will also allow easier approval of not only judges but also Cabinet heads.  Once Sessions, Rosenstein and Mueller are gone he can get his own guys in easily enough and maybe even put in a good special prosecutor to go after the Deep State, Obama cronies and Clinton shenanigans that have been such an outrage for the last few years.

All in all, it wasn’t a bad night.  But let’s hope we can do a lot better in the coming months.  First things first, fire Sessions, clean out the rat’s nest and start going after employers who ignore illegal status and start deporting large numbers of illegals.

 

3:30 pm Update – Jeff Sessions resigns!  Well, well.  Onward and upward.

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TomD77
1 year ago

“Jeff Sessions resigns!” Resigns, yeah, at the point of a gun. Get the hell out, now!
He was Trump’s biggest screwup and was somehow maneuvered to be untouchable. The only thing I can figure is that he was a deep state, deep cover operative because his failure to voluntarily resign 1-1/2 years ago as “Justice”/FBI ran rampant is inexplicable.

Dave
Dave
1 year ago

IMHO, Trump waited until now to fire Sessions because he knew the senate would drag their feet on approving a replacement. Witness Kavanaugh.
Sessions was better than nothing and doing some good with illegals and gangs.
Now with a commanding majority in the Senate, all Schumer can do is bluster and bloviate.