For eight years Obama, Reid and Pelosi have expanded the powers of their offices far beyond anything the Founding fathers could have imagined. They laughed when republicans complained. They aren’t laughing anymore. The republicans will be in control in both houses of Congress, the White House and soon, the Supreme Court, and there isn’t a damn thing the liberals can do to stop them from aggressively taking advantage of it.
Take the Supreme Court as an example. Donald Trump can name anyone he wants and the democrats are helpless to stop him. They can’t even filibuster the nominee. Why? Because Harry Reid and the democrats changed the Senate rules in order to push through some of the most unqualified people in history. The new rules prohibited filibusters. After the republicans took over the Senate, they didn’t change the rules back.
And Donald Trump can sit in the Oval Office and rule by Executive Order. Pelosi and Schumer are powerless. The liberals cannot go to court and argue that their moves are illegal since in both cases the democrats made the rules. But, just suppose they did and a friendly judge rules in their favor. That ruling would mean that all the appointments and all the Executive orders produced in the eight years of Obama would be null and void and any policies they were involved in would be invalid. Kagan and Sotomayor would remain with SCOTUS because they were appointed before Reid’s nuclear option but the rest would be illegitimate.
Trump will also be able to use the power of the purse just like Obama has to force schools to carry the curriculum he desired and the school lunches that no one desires. Trump will be able to cut cities off from federal money for maintaining their status as sanctuary cities. The sooner the better.