President Obama seems to believe that if he outlines his political agenda before the incoming GOP majority takes control in January, he will enjoy some sort of tactical advantage. As part of this somewhat puerile strategy, the president outlined some of his priorities during the lame duck session of congress. Among the things he will do is to nominate African-American female Loretta Lynch as the new Attorney General. The announcement is expected to be made on Saturday. Presumably, the president expects to put the GOP on the offensive about whether they will oppose the nomination of the first African-American woman as attorney general. Eric Holder, the prior Attorney General, was forced out over his participation in the “Fast & Furious” gun running scandal.
Also, the president will press congress to fund his Ebola fighting program with $6 billion. He will request congress authorize him to send 1,500 more troops to prepare Kurdish fighters to confront ISIS. The war against the savage terrorist group will need additional funding to the tune of $5.6 billion. The GOP is noted for its strong stance on matters of national defense. This means supporting the war against ISIS should easily gain their support.
Curiously, the president still seems unwilling to recognize that the number one concern of voters is the economy. That is not something Keith really wants to hear. None of the new polices he is announcing will actually benefit the economy. Then again, his policies were repudiated at the polls. The GOP has the mandate for economic reform and are planning to enact serious tax reform, expanded domestic energy, and a full repeal of Obamacare in order to boost the economy.