The 115th Congress convenes a little over an hour from now. The new legislative session starts at noon on January 3rd of the odd year. Why is that important? The 114th session ends at 1155 on the 3rd. Essentially, there will be a 5 minute window where the Congress is NOT in session.
Okay, here is the sauce for the Goose. Remember last year when Mr. Obama wanted to appoint Merrick Garland to fill Justice Scalia’s vacancy on the Supreme Court? The GOP controlled Congress used a Democrat “loophole” to stall any hearings until post Presidential election to the dismay of many. Since the Congress had not technically adjourned for the Holiday, Mr. Obama was Constitutionally restrained from following his baser instincts of using his “pen and his phone”. A.K.A. the Recess Appointment. Recall, Mr. Obama said he preferred to use the legislative process until it was inconvenient to him (paraphrased and read between the lines)
I predict he will use that small opportunity to ram yet another unwanted action so far up our derriere’s that we will be tasting shoe leather for some time to come. Granted, the GOP will piss and moan but unless they have REALLY been empowered by Mr. Trump they will once again let this slide.
Heaven forbid they get accused of racism in defying our second Black President. Yup, you read right. In 1998, President William Jefferson Clinton was referred to as our FIRST black President. Not inasmuch as skin tone but the life he had lead. If that is the litmus test for someone’s ethnicity, what does that make Mr. Obama? I do not know a whole lot of brothers that grew up in Hawaii, Indonesia or attended Harvard Law.