I wonder why unethical and lazy reporter, Karoun Demirjian even bothers to put her name on this supposed news article about Crybaby Reid? Maybe she was out smoking crack when she was assigned this article: "Reid backs President Obama on ‘Meet the Press’ over recent appointments" http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/jan/15/reid-backs-president-obama-meet-press-over-recent-/ Well, maybe not smoking crack but she clearly was lazy and unethical. What Demirjian did was basically use a Crybaby Reid press release for her "news" article.
From Crybaby Reid's press release: Though he holds his authority over Congress very dear, Sen. Harry Reid offered an impassioned defense Sunday of President Barack Obama’s right to circumvent the body and make the recess appointments he did earlier this month despite strong Republican objections.
Reid, appearing on NBC’s "Meet the Press," said Obama “did the right thing” to appoint Richard Cordray to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and three members of the five-person National Labor Relations Board while Congress was on break, even if members weren’t on a long-enough break to make such recess appointments roundly acceptable.
“The president is entitled by our Constitution to appoint people. The Republicans have made it so the National Labor Relations Board — they didn’t want it to even work. So he had to do recess appointments,” Reid told "Meet the Press" host David Gregory. “Consumers need protection and that’s why this was such a good move by the president.”
This article and statement could have come from Crybaby Harry Reid's press office.
Now, I don't blame David Gregory for not asking tough questions, like why Crybaby Reid was agains recess appointments when George Bush was president. after all, a simple Google search would reveal that. But Gregory is not a reporter, he's a talk show host with an agenda.
But Demirjian says she is a reporter, so she should be able tofind these tidbits out. Like when Crybaby Reid did this: Mr. Reid is as incapable of such honest introspection as he is of cracking a smile that doesn't make its recipients feel unsafe.
In 2007, the Democrats controlling the Senate were fed up with George W. Bush's recess appointments. Majority Leader Reid, feigning great sadness over the sorry state of our republic, resorted to the extraordinary tactic of keeping the Senate in pro-forma session so as to prevent the imperial Mr. Bush from doing an end-run around the confirmation process. The move was celebrated by liberal commentators as a brave and necessary assertion of congressional power and was supported by then-Sen. Barack Obama.
Fast-forward to last week. The Senate was once again in pro-forma session in order to keep President Obama from making recess appointments. Mr. Reid agreed to the tactic as part of negotiations with Republicans last year.
Arguing that the maneuver is nothing more than a gimmick, Mr. Obama ignored the Senate's authority and appointed Richard Cordray to the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which was created by the Dodd-Frank legislation allegedly to prevent the excesses that led to the financial crisis. If it wasn't clear enough that the appointment was nakedly political, Mr. Obama made the announcement at a campaign rally in the swing state of Ohio, Mr. Cordray's home state.
Now a good reporter would have mentioned this in a supposed "news" article. But then Demirjian is not a good reporter- she is just lazy, unethical and has an agenda. Maybe the public would be better off if Demirjian was out smoking crack.