Our Dark Overlord Bypassing Senate; Uses Recess Power to Appoint Cordray Even Though Senate Not Technically in Recess
To paraphrase Forest Gump: Commie is as commie does:
Using recess power, Obama putting Cordray in job
By BEN FELLER and JIM KUHNHENN
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a defiant display of executive power, President Barack Obama on Wednesday will buck GOP opposition and name Richard Cordray as the nation’s chief consumer watchdog. Outraged Republican leaders in Congress suggested that courts would determine the appointment was illegal.
Politically, the move immediately raised the level of confrontation for a president seeking re-election by championing the middle class and challenging an unpopular Congress. Acting right after Tuesday’s GOP presidential caucuses in Iowa, Obama sought to grab attention and show he would not be slowed by making his most brazen leap-frog over Congress.
Added House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio: “It’s clear the president would rather trample our system of separation of powers than work with Republicans to move the country forward. This action goes beyond the president’s authority, and I expect the courts will find the appointment to be illegitimate.”
By his move, Obama essentially is declaring that the Senate’s short off-and-on legislative sessions are a sham intended to block him and do not count.
Yet it was his own party that started the practice when George W. Bush was president.
[…]Explore posts in the same categories: Abuse of Power, Obama Sucks, politics