I’m especially pleased to announce this morning that Obama has made 15 recess appointments. Honestly, I’m not all that concerned with who these people are NOR do I care about what they’ve been given a temp assignment to do. I’m sure these things matter to the right people in the right circles though. More’s the pity for them, I suppose.
What does deserve note, however, is Obama’s attitude about it:
“I simply cannot allow partisan politics to stand in the way of the basic functioning of government,” said Obama, who days ago signed historic healthcare reform despite bitter Republican opposition.
“At a time of economic emergency, two top appointees to the Department of Treasury have been held up for nearly six months,” Obama said in a statement.
Really Mr. Obama? Isn’t it your own party’s partisanship that brings you to this revelation? Is there any partisanship greater than that enjoyed by you this morning?
We can all remember poor George W. Bush being taken down by a minority over his own nominations…and now, like Bush, Obama faces down his opposing minority and does for them what they refuse to do on their own. Apparently, Bush did 170 recess appointments and Bubba Slickster did nearly 140 during his time in office. THAT is not the story here, regardless how the media will play this out. The story here is that Obama is finally admitting he’s done with trying to get along with his opposition. It’s ok…the truth will set you free!
Especially given the in-your-face partisanship from the Democrats, can we finally put this “why can’t we all just get along” nonsense to rest, and get on about the business of digging our political foxholes and accumulating our punditry armaments? A dear friend of mine might say here that it’s time to draw the political long knives, and I think that sums it up fairly well. This is a war, not only of ideas, but of Political will.
Dear Leader has shown his hand. The Right needs to get down to business now, and make ready for taking back the majority in the Fall. As has been said, Obama’s going to NEED a GOP majority if there’s going to be any kind of legacy for him to be proud of…and we’ve got about 7 months to make that happen for him.
Ain’t it a great time to be an American?