by Rick Ackerman
It looks as though the Democrats will get nearly everything they’ve wanted — except for control of the U.S. Senate. This means that turning the Supreme Court into a rubber stamp for new laws that would radically transform America will likely remain out of their reach for at least the next four years. That’s the good news, but not just for the nearly 70 million voters who supported Trump. Biden’s backers should be relieved as well, since this will spare them the historical notoriety of having trashed the separation of powers merely because they could.
The bad news is that, as Obama demonstrated time and again, a president doesn’t need Congress to enact a heavy-handed political agenda. Unfortunately, few expect Biden to be calling the shots for long. His mental acuity and physical stamina are all-too-obviously failing, and while it was possible for the news media to ignore his appalling lapses and gaffes during the campaign, putting him in charge of the most powerful nation on earth is not going to work. We can only pray that when Kamala Harris takes over, which she eventually will, she doesn’t usher in a political Reign of Terror that comports with her take-no-prisoners brand of political extremism.