by Jack Watts
COMMON SENSE: Obviously, losing the House of Representatives was a blow. Having committees led by Maxine Waters, Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler, and Elijah Cummings will not serve the American people well, but we will just have to endure it.
At the same time, achieving a 54-to-46 advantage in the Senate was a huge win for the Trump agenda, especially since Senators Jeff Flake and Bob Corker will be replaced by solid Conservatives. It means it will be much easier for President Trump to fulfill his promise to transform the federal judiciary, which is the third branch of government. The importance of this cannot be overstated.
By leaving numerous judicial appointments vacant when he left office, President Obama did the American people a solid service. Instead of appointing Progressives, which was his right, he left more than a dozen spots open, and Trump has been filling them with men and women who are committed to adjudicating based on the Constitution, rather than the whimsical notions of Obama’s Progressive agenda.
When all is said and done, reshaping the judiciary may be Trump’s greatest achievement, and much of it is because Obama simply failed to do his job. This abdication of responsibility by Obama may end up being his most enduring legacy, and the American people should be grateful to him for it.