President Obama in the waning days of his presidency appears to be attempting to cement his legacy, getting revenge on those who have opposed him, and also hindering the incoming administration.
He’s stabbed our best ally in the Middle East, pardoned hundreds of felons, imposed sanctions on Russia, and just did one of the biggest Federal land grabs. He also seems poised to release all the bad guys from Gitmo, to fulfill his campaign promise from eight years ago.
Some of President Obama’s actions seem to be personal. Stabbing Israel appears to be a product of his strained relationship with the Israeli Prime Minister. The land grab in Utah looks like a “middle finger” to Senator Chaffetz of Utah, who led the investigation into Hilllybob’s email server. Senator Chaffetz said that he was given ONLY 50 MINUTES notice that President Obama was going to grab over 100 MILLION acres of land away from the State of Utah and put it under federal control.
President Obama can still give this country one last “middle finger” on his way out the door.
There is one small hole which he COULD drive a truck through to stack The Supreme Court with a liberal justice.
It turns out that when senators’ terms are over, they relinquish their seats and The Vice President swears in the newly elected replacement senators. FOR A FEW MINUTES, until Vice President Biden swears in the new senators the DEMOCRATS technically will have a majority in The Senate!
The Senate Democrats could call for a vote on Merrick Garland, whom President Obama has already proffered as his pick for The Supreme Court. They might be able to garner the votes to approve his nomination and there you go, a liberal leaning Supreme Court.
A Supreme Court justice selection is not something that Congress or President-elect Trump can ever undo. This could be the gift that keeps on giving for generations to come.
Looks like we need to wait until after January 3, 2017 to see if President Obama drops one big smelly new year’s parting gift on our country.