The main thing to remember is that the left or whatever we’ve decided to call them have set the agenda for two decades or even longer. Thus, when Trump won, it was their riots in the streets which dominated and the media reported nothing else. Now it’s this sanctuary city idea, where the left can hide and have a leftwing life, and all the media is reporting endlessly on it:
They’re furiously churning out wild ideas every day in an attempt to control the agenda people must consider but meanwhile, the real situation they’re in takes shape and it must have them near suicidal.
For a start:
[One] obscure law that the left seems unaware exists is the McCarran-Walter Act of 1952. Passed over Truman’s veto – which means by 2/3 of each House – it gives the president the power to deny entry to the country “by individuals or by groups” “for as long as he deems it to be in the national interest.”
No other qualifications. It was passed at the time to limit Communist immigration into the country, but it is still on the books. What it means is that the president has unlimited power to control immigration for the duration of his term in office. Trump’s initiative to ban immigration by Muslims from radical countries is totally within both the spirit and the letter of that law.
So the laws are actually there, the precedents and as Chuckles points out, the Donald also has the arrow to fit to his string of Executive Orders, just as Obama did but he’s probably not going to need them, because of this sort of thing:
Stacy Cowley of the New York Times reports :
Dozens of major regulations passed recently by the Obama administration — including far-reaching changes on health care, consumer protections and environmental safety — could be undone with the stroke of a pen by Donald J. Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress starting in January, thanks to a little-used law that dates back to 1996.
And it comes with a scorched-earth kicker: If the law is used to strike down a rule, the federal agency that issued it is barred from enacting similar regulation again in the future.
The obscure law — called the Congressional Review Act — was passed 20 years ago at the behest of Newt Gingrich, then the House speaker and now a member of Mr. Trump’s transition team. It gives Congress 60 legislative days to review and override major regulations enacted by federal agencies. In the Senate, the vote would not be subject to filibuster.
The president can veto the rejection, which usually renders the law toothless. But when one party controls both the White House and Congress, it can be a powerful legislative weapon.
So far it has only been successfully used once: In 2001, a Republican Congress invoked it to eliminate workplace safety regulations adopted in the final months of President Clinton’s tenure. President George W. Bush signed the repeal two months after his inauguration, wiping out stricter ergonomics rules that had been 10 years in the making.
On Jan. 20, when Mr. Trump takes office with a Republican-controlled Congress — one that has indicated its zeal for undoing President Obama’s doings — more than 150 rules adopted since late May are potentially vulnerable to the ax, according to an analysis by the George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center.
“It allows the election results to be applied almost retroactively, to snip off activity that happened at the end of the last administration,” said Adam Levitin, a law professor at Georgetown.
Now look at that more closely – Gingrich introduced it, he knows all about it, he’s in Trump’s team. Seems to me, ladies and gentlemen, that this is game, set and match when you also include the SCOTUS positions coming up for grabs in the next few years.
Not only can the right stack the bench but they can introduce sufficient legislation to produce this scorched earth to produce the opposite effect to what the global left had planned. They will soon own all branches of government.
The left had planned to so alter the bench, to so alter legislation in an attempt to make it irreversible that they could not have been displaced for a generation. Now the opposite has happened and they’re staring at a generation of wilderness. No wonder they’re scurrying for sanctuary cities, an idea which won’t work actually.
I’m not rubbing my hands for glee or chortling – the Donald may still miss this opportunity – but it’s looking not bad at all. And the Donald? He now realizes there is no need to holler and shout, to be mean to Hellary and Co., coz it’s all coming home to roost in the next year and a bit.
If I were in his position, I’d relax and take a break at oh, say, a steakhouse nearby, enjoy myself, while the screws tighten on the global left.