Obama Losing Influence This November Election

It’s a long way that Barack Obama has traveled. From his triumphant election night in November, 2009 to virtual isolation this November.

President Obama faces a bleak final two years in the White House one way or another. Should the Republicans regain the majority in the Senate, and possibly add another 15-20 seats in the House, Christmas will be very different from the last five Obama has spent.

The best scenario the president can hope for is continued gridlock in Congress. That would mean that somehow the Democrats keep the Senate and continue the split in the two houses of government.

But Congress aside, Obama is losing his wing man, Attorney General Eric Holder. As attorney general, Holder has presided over the most political and confrontational Department of Justice in memory. Instead of protecting all the American people as the country’s highest ranked law enforcement officer, Holder has quashed messy political scandals emanating from Obama’s White House (Benghazi, IRS, “Fast and Furious”) and heightened racial tensions in one fell swoop.

Now Holder has resigned. Republicans are almost certain to take the Senate. The House grows stronger with additional seats. Barack Obama still has two years left to languish in the White House with few friends and memories of of what he might think were better days. His political future look bleak at best. Soon he will retire from politics and write books, making millions.

Therein lies the frightful future of this country. Obama is a far-left ideologue who feels deeply that America’s colonial past and its superpower status is the real problem in an increasingly dangerous world. His vision is a world government where borders cease to exist.

With his expected major loss of influence this election day, Obama will turn to immigration and sign an executive order to provide amnesty for untold millions already here illegally. He views his legacy as more important than the ISIS crisis, Ukraine or a host of other diplomatic and foreign policy failures. That doesn’t even begin to explain his stance on the Keystone Pipeline, coal energy, EPA’s uncountable new regulations, redistribution of wealth, etc. That is the legacy of a failed liberal.

His answer to this failed presidency? Eternal glory with his party means presiding over the largest sign-up of new party members with a decisive move for mass amnesty. Democrats are convinced that new arrivals will thank the Democrats for the new status as American citizens and vote Democrat much like a majority of blacks do now.

The Republicans needs to pick up six Senate seats which is a likelihood just three weeks from the election. Should Obama sign the amnesty executive order before the new Congress convenes in January, he could possibly hit the lowest numbers for any president in the history of polling in this country.

Such a reaction to major political defeat will embolden the new House and Senate majorities to stamp out anything and everything Obama has touched politically since January, 2009.

“The Emperor has no clothes.” His redressing will be conducted by the Republicans and the American people.

Dwight L. Schwab Jr. is a moderate conservative who looks at all sides of a story, then speaks his mind. He has written more than 3500 national political and foreign affairs columns. His BS in journalism from the University of Oregon, with minors in political science and American history stands him in good stead for his writing.


Dwight has 30-years in the publishing industry, including ABC/Cap Cities and International Thomson. His first book, “Redistribution of Common Sense – Selective Commentaries on the Obama Administration 2009-2014,” was published in July, 2014. “The Game Changer – America’s Most Stunning Presidential Election in History,” was published in April 2017.


Dwight is a native of Portland, Oregon, and now a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area.