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I take it for granted that President Hillary Clinton will abuse her position to enrich herself and her cronies and run a disastrous foreign policy. But while mud is being tracked through the Oval Office, the legislative branch can’t spend another four to eight years doing nothing. Or, it ought not to. But what should it do? Some suggestions:
Reform the budgeting process. Or lay as much groundwork for that as can be done without signed legislation. This plays to Speaker Paul Ryan’s strength, and goodness knows there is work to be done to move the Federal budget out of fantasy-land and towards some real numbers.
Give a voice to reformers in the armed services. Not everyone in (or near) uniform wants to degrade warfighting to the benefit of political correctness, or thinks the battlefield should be run by lawyers. Give these folks a pulpit.
Embarrass the TSA into shutting down. This should be shooting fish in a barrel. What does the TSA do apart from funneling tax money via union donations to the Democrats, inconvenience every voter, and give anti-terrorism a bad name?
Give the intelligence services a platform to win back public trust. For good or bad reasons the public’s trust in the intelligence services has been damaged. Although it goes against their nature, they need to explain themselves to win back that trust. If they deserve it.
Ignore the MSM. That includes Fox News and the WSJ. Take the news – and the messages – directly to the people via YouTube, podcasts and blogs. Paul Ryan used to do this well.
One thing I wouldn’t bother to do is spend time and energy indicting Obama and Hillary. Let’s let history do that.Published in