President Obama did what he had to do. Given the incessant withholding of his various cabinet appointees, by Republicans in the Senate, the POTUS has used his “recess appointment” ability to appoint four appointees to his cabinet. Bravo Mr. President!
Oh and by the way, the Right only screams when Obama does it. They never said a word when President George W. Bush did it.
As per Wikipedia:
According to the Congressional Research Service, President Bill Clinton made 139 recess appointments. President George W. Bush made 171 recess appointments, and as of December 8, 2011, President Barack Obama had made 28 recess appointments.
It seems President Obama’s decision to appoint Richard Cordray is kicking up a storm on Fox News and among the GOP candidates.
Critics have increased their rhetoric and took a chance to have another swipe when Obama and Leon Panetta announced their plan for future military budgets.
- Obama: Recess Appointment Was An ‘Obligation’ (alternet.org)
- Sneaking By the Senate (slate.com)
- Obama Appoints Consumer Watchdog Chief (newsy.com)
- Recess Appointments, Technically without the Recess (blogs.wsj.com)
- Three recess appointments to the NRLB (americablog.com)
- The Cordray Recess Appointment and Its Legality (pubcit.typepad.com)
- NLRB Nominees to Get Recess Appointments Too (news.firedoglake.com)
- Another Wrinkle in Obama’s Recess Appointments (blogs.wsj.com)
- Are Recess Appointments By A President Of The United States Legal?? (theobamacrat.com)