Here is an interesting set of predictions of the post-election political actions and conflicts, no matter what the outcome of the elections:
"With the midterm elections looming, the White House has delayed
controversial decisions and appointments. That makes sense politically.
The administration doesn’t want to force Sen.
of North Carolina, Sen.
who is running for the U.S. Senate in Georgia, or other embattled
Democrats to defend presidential actions right now, or worse, to oppose
them publicly. But as soon as the voting is done (perhaps after runoffs
in Louisiana and Georgia), several big shoes will drop. Here are the
most likely ones.
1) Immigration. How many millions will the president let in?
On what terms? One hint: The Department of Homeland Security recently
ordered more than four million green cards and visas for next year and
says it might order another 29 million for future years. The cards would
give immigrants who are here illegally the right to continue living and
working in the U.S. legally—and perhaps receive a variety of federal
and state benefits. Should the president unilaterally issue these cards,
there will be a brutal debate over the wisdom of this policy, whether
it extends to welfare benefits, and whether the president has the
constitutional authority to issue so many cards without specific
2) The next U.S. attorney general. The president wants a crusader on progressive causes and a reliable firewall to protect him, just as
has done. Rumor has it that he wants Labor Secretary
who has been the point man on racial preferences.
Perez’s most controversial, and constitutionally questionable, position
is his support for “disparate impact” as a measure of discrimination.
According to this theory, if fewer blacks or Hispanics are hired than
their percentage of the “relevant” population, then the employer must
have discriminated, even if all hiring procedures were fair and racially
neutral. If the president nominates Mr. Perez, expect a nasty
confirmation fight. Even if the president nominates someone less
controversial, tough hearings are almost certain."
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In 3 months we can see if these predictions are accurate or not - and what the consequences, in terms of national harmony and well being, are of the actions taken or not taken.