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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Fifteen — FIFTEEN!! — Recess Appointments

A president’s gotta do what a president’s gotta do. The Party of “Cross Your Arms, Thrust Out Your Lower Lip and Stamp Your Feet” has left Obama with no other choice.

Obama is making fifteen recess appointments. Finally he can fill some of these positions that have been vacant for eons, thanks to the ongoing Republican Poutfest.

Republicans — unable to make the simplest cognitive connection that most 5-year-olds could make — are throwing a hissyfit. Non-Republicans, however, shouldn’t have any trouble making the connection.

If a highway is closed because of roadwork and there’s a detour sign — if any Republicans are reading this, try to keep up here — drivers who need to get from Point A to Point B are going to follow the detour. Pretty simple, no?

Republicans spent eight years blocking so many of President Clinton’s judicial nominees that when Dumbya took over — Presto! — Wow, look at all these judicial vacancies we can fill.

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been functioning for the past two years with only two board members. There are supposed to be FIVE. Obama will appoint Craig Becker and Mark Pearce to the NLRB. The Oligarchs and their Republican prostitutes have had a special hard-on for Craig Becker. He’s a pro-labor lawyer who’s worked for the AFL-CIO and the Service Employees International Union.

A pro-labor lawyer serving on the National Labor Relations Board?!?!?!? The henhouse is supposed to be guarded by a FOX, Goddamn it!

Obama has a total of 217 nominees who are still pending. Thirty-four of them have been pending for more than six months. I think Obama should appoint all 34 of them — or all 217 of them for that matter — during this recess period.

If the Republicans want to keep pushing themselves further and further out to the margins, let ‘em. Apparently they’d rather be forty-one pitiful little waifs standing outside, looking in, with their noses pressed up against the window pane. (Name that tune.)

Works for me.

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Blogger Teeluck said...

I definitely want the whole mess of them , all 217 to be appointed. That would be just great!

March 28, 2010 at 5:26 PM  
Blogger TRUTH 101 said...

Hell yeah appoint them. The kooks that make up the republican party aren't goinf to vote for Obama no matter what he does. Might as well keep pissing them off and make me happy.

March 28, 2010 at 5:48 PM  
Blogger Holte Ender said...

Appointing them all is what the Republicans want him to do, so they can call him a dictator. So appointment them, let them call him names, they call him names anyway.

March 28, 2010 at 8:29 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

I see no reason for the President to even try to talk to the closet queen Princess Michelle McConnell anymore.

Fuck the Rushpubliscums.

March 28, 2010 at 10:05 PM  
Blogger Demeur said...

I understand that there were 70 very important positions that have been on hold.
Excellent point Holte. Their threats of not working with the Dems are meaningless when they aren't working with them now anyway.

March 29, 2010 at 1:06 AM  
Blogger Duane S. said...

Funny, we didn't need these 15 bureaucrats for more than a year? Sounds like some positions that could be eliminated and no body would even notice, yeah? Typical irresponsible waste of taxpayer dollars by the government.

March 29, 2010 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Teeluck: Me too, all 217 of them.

Truth 101: The Republicans are gonna dump on Obama no matter what he does, so he might as well give them something to be pissed off about.

Holte: They're gonna call him a dictator (plus a lot of other less printable names) anyway, so he might as well give them a reason.

JR: "Princess Michelle McConnell" -- LOL; the lady with more chins than the Shanghai phone directory. Yup, fuck 'em all.

Demeur: Uh oh, the Republicans might not cooperate any more. Even worse, Rush Limbaugh might start saying nasty things on his radio show, and the sun might start rising in the East.

Duane S.: I like to save tax money as much as the next person. Instead of eliminating positions from the Labor Relations Board and the U.S. Treasury, I'd save a few trillion by eliminating the war on drugs and most of our overseas military "adventures." But that's just me.

March 29, 2010 at 11:09 AM  
Blogger TomCat said...

Appoint them all.

When Bush made his recess appointments, only 5 of the most extreme ideologues were being held up.

March 29, 2010 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

TomCat: My sentiments exactly.

March 29, 2010 at 12:51 PM  

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