Republicans 1, Americans 0
Americans who work for a living, that is. The National Labor Relations Board consists of five people. In theory. In reality, the Board has had only two people for the past two years. Corporate prostitutes (i.e. Republicans) have been blocking every new nominee to the Board.
And now, to complete the circle, the Supreme Court has thrown out more than five hundred cases that were decided by this two-person board. After all, if a board is supposed to have five members, then a case that was decided by only two members doesn’t have the proper legal authority.
How’s that for circular reasoning? Kind of like stealing somebody’s wallet and then arresting him for vagrancy.
The Board has four members now. Obama used the recess appointment to fill two of its vacancies. So its most recent rulings are still valid.
A newspaper editorial blasted Republican obstructionism in general, saying that it scores points with the Republican base, but harms the country.
There you go. “The Republican base” and “the country” — two separate things.
And the five hundred working people whose cases — you know, livelihoods, ability to pay the rent/mortgage, doctor bills — were sent back to Square One would like to tell their Republican Overlords: “Fuck You Very Much you C$%#S&%!in’ M#!%&$F!#$in’ Sons of #$%&!#$&!%!!”