28 March 2010

This week in unexpected allies - Recess Appointment Edition

Yesterday, President Obama used the Congressional recess to install fifteen of the roughly six dozen appointments languishing, voteless, in the Senate as obstruction tactics have ground the approval process to a halt. As expected, Republican heads began exploding over a noncontroversial procedure they had no problem with from 2000 to 2008.

What was unexpected was how the President was seemingly reminded that he doesn't have to deal with the tantrum caucus if he doesn't want to.

With the National Labor Relations Board looking down the barrel of having 600 already-decided cases thrown out because the decisions were made while three of the five seats on the panel were vacant due to lack of Senate confirmation, noted far-left radical, Chief Justice John Roberts asked one simple question:
CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: And the recess appointment power doesn’t work why?
Why, indeed.

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