Editors Note: Isn’t it odd that now a liberal CNN writer is urging Obama to go “gangsta” on GOP over recess appointees when just 5 short years ago, Obama himself was saying that recess appointees were damaged goods. I guess hope and change, and a “new era of politics” are inconvenient truths. How easily these leftists are willing to throw aside their empty rhetoric to try and push through their radical agenda. When Republicans were in power they lamented a lack of bipartisanship, when Democrats are in power they blame GOP obstructionism. The inconsistency is unbelievable.
Civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer made famous the phrase, “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.”
For me, I’m sick and tired of Democrats having power and being unwilling to use it. I’ve always respected Republicans when they had power because they were willing to use it and maybe apologize later.
Today, President Obama walked into the White House briefing room and took some questions, and one of them revolved around recess appointments.
He has watched Republicans block many of his appointments, and now he says he made it clear to them that he will “consider” making some when the U.S. Senate goes into recess.
“One senator, as you all are aware, had put a hold on every single nominee that we had put forward due to a dispute over a couple of earmarks in his state,” President Obama said.
“In our meeting, I asked the congressional leadership to put a stop to these holds in which nominees for critical jobs are denied a vote for months. Surely we can set aside partisanship and do what’s traditionally been done to confirm these nominations.
If the Senate does not act — and I made this very clear — if the Senate does not act to confirm these nominees, I will consider making several recess appointments during the upcoming recess, because we can’t afford to allow politics to stand in the way of a well-functioning government.
Read More: By Roland S. Martin, CNN
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