John Kline (and I am guessing many other Republicans) called the latest recess appointment by President Obama an example of Obama’s “imperial presidency.”
This is just another example of Cong. Kline fanning the flames of partisanship! The GOP has held up hundreds (HUNDREDS!) of appointments, and Obama makes a couple of appointments, and I will add, far fewer recess appointments than any recent president, and he is all of the sudden some sort of reprobate. That is an example of exactly what is wrong in Washington. It isn’t a President or a Congressman alone, the problem is the utter lack of respect that politicians have for each other, the name calling, and the over the top party fanaticism!!!
And I am sorry to break all of the Republican’s hearts, but Obama is not a party fanatic. Oh, and the Government isn’t bad. The government is US. You and me, and everybody else in America — we are the government! It is not the all inclusive monstrous government, the problem lies in people like John Kline and people on both sides who act and talk like him.
And to make it worse, he is upset at the appointment of a person to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. A bureau that is supposed to protect the 99% of us from all the stupid stuff that John Kline supports and that led us to this horrible economy that President Obama is slowly bringing us out of. Can there be any stronger example of what percent of people in this county John Kline supports?
The truth is that John Kline and other Republicans are trying to skirt the Constitution and change agencies like the CFPB or the NLRB that they either don’t have the votes or the power to “reform” the way they would like to, or they don’t have the gumption to attempt to change them in an honest upfront way. Our President is simply appointing people so that these agencies can operate as our nation’s laws dictate. Isn’t that exactly what so many Republicans want, for the law to simply be followed (obviously with an exclusion for corporations.)