Thursday, January 5, 2012

Obama Throws a Tantrum

From the Washington Times:

Pushing the limits of his recess appointment powers, President Obama on Wednesday bypassed the Senate to install three members of the National Labor Relations Board and a director for the controversial new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - moves Republicans said amounted to unconstitutional power grabs. 
Mr. Obama said the appointments, which he previewed during a campaign-style speech in Ohio, were necessary because Senate Republicans have blocked him at every turn. But in making the move, he rejected three precedents, including two in which he played a part, that would have blocked the appointments. 
“I refuse to take ‘no’ for an answer,” Mr. Obama said in Shaker Heights, drawing applause from his audience. “When Congress refuses to act and as a result hurts our economy and puts our people at risk, then I have an obligation as president to do what I can without them.”
That kind of language is dangerous and un-American from the president.  That's the kind of language a dictator of a banana republic uses to impose his will despite what the people and the rest of the government wants.

What makes this even more ludicrous is that Obama's own administration argued against this same thing - twice - as recent as last year.  Talk about hypocrisy.

A sad, sad day for our country.

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