Friday, June 27, 2014

I Agree With Him

It must be a cold day in hell as I actually agree with Steve Sebelius of the LVRJ: Nobody should be surprised by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, least of all readers of this column.....
But if it was a rebuke to Obama, it must also be a rebuke to Reid. While Bush was in the White House, Reid considered the recess appointment process “an end run around the Senate and the Constitution,” and an “abuse of power.” He invented a method to prevent Bush from appointing judges to whom Senate Democrats objected: Every few days during a normal vacation period, a senator would gavel a nearly empty chamber to order, conduct little or no business, and then adjourn. As a result, it could not be said that the Senate was in recess, and Bush could not make a recess appointment.
But in 2011, with a new president in the White House, and Republicans using filibuster powers to thwart even nominees they acknowledged were well-qualified, Reid’s view changed, and he raised no objections to Obama’s recess appointment during a Senate break, even though the pro forma sessions were taking place at the insistence of the GOP.
Of course, the liberal Sebelius shows his true colors as he states that Obama's candidates were "well-qualified" while Bush's apparently were not.
But in the end, this was a slap down of Obama and Reid and the ruling was 9-0 with all the liberal voting against Obama/Reid.

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