Lim: Is Losing the House Ultimately a Win for Obama?

In an opinion piece for The Faster Times, Elvin Lim, assistant professor of government, wonders if a change of control in the House of Representatives will offer President Obama the opportunity to shift from blaming his predecessor for the country’s economic woes to blaming the newly-Republican House. Lim theorizes that such a scenario would also give Obama more opportunity to pivot the focus of his administration to a place where presidents can work more unilaterally: foreign policy.