Emboldened by its success at ramming through nationalized health care, Obama & Co., once Congress left town for its Easter break, installed organized labor extremist Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board.It's obvious they definitely do not approve of the use of "recess appointments."
The administration couldn't get Mr. Becker confirmed the normal way; a bipartisan group of senators blocked his nomination last month. So, President Obama installed Becker through a "recess appointment," giving him a seat on the NLRB through 2011.
Their next paragraph reads:
(By the way, The New York Times called this action a "display of authority." Had it been a Republican doing the same thing, The Times would have called it an "abuse of power.")
The Trib, of course, would have quoted the Constitution declaring the President had the authority and should do the right thing and make the recess appointment.
How do I know this?
What's needed at the U.N., of course, is a fella who represents the best interests of the United States and takes no guff. Democrats are upset that Bolton won't sing "Kumbaya" with the One Worlders, the crowd only too happy to take American money then use it against America.
Valuable time was wasted in the three-month pillorying of a good man. That's why President Bush should, upon congressional recess next week, use the recess power vested in him by Article I, Section 2 (Paragraph 3) of the Constitution to get Bolton on the job until the 110th Congress convenes in January 2007. (sic)
This kind of recess appointment, by the way, is court-tested all the way back to the 1820s. [emphasis added, though hardly necessary]
I guess they were for recess appointments before they were against them.