With each election, political experts can look at various voting patterns by certain groups to determine which issues are important to those groups. For instance, among African-American voters, it is clear that issues such as jobs, quality housing, affordable health care and education consistently are the most significant. As it relates to education, more and more African-American voters are embracing educational choice and are voting for candidates who identify themselves as school choice supporters.
African-American women were excited about President Obama’s nomination of Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General of the United States. Since she has sailed through two Senate confirmations, her current confirmation ought to move quickly and without controversy. But Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky..) and his crowd seem to want to drag the process along, insisting on their “right” to question Loretta Lynch, and to make a spectacle of this confirmation.
There are dozens of vacancies in the ambassadorial ranks, among others, because Republicans have blocked Senate consideration of these appointments. Many Republican Senators keep saying they want to work with the administration. One way to show it is to move some of the appointments out of gridlock.