Posted on | January 5, 2012 | 22 Comments
The news of the President appointing Richard Cordray and three NLRB names without hearings should dismay anyone who has sworn an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution. The Cordray appointment opens the door to large scale mortgage re-financing. This sounds far-fetched, but we are in an election year, and look at the disinterest in legality, form, and tradition expressed by these appointments themselves.
In these appointments, as in recent adventurism in Libya, the President has revealed that the separation of powers, a crucial component of the exceptional form of government we have enjoyed in the U.S., is crumbling. Should he win re-election, one might not unreasonably expect the 22nd Amendment to join the 10th in the trash bin. And the reason for the impunity is that the Democrats control the Senate, guarding his rear, and rendering the Republicans in the house toothless to do the correct thing, which would be to impeach President Obama.
Coming to the point, then, one wonders if there are a dozen or so Senators who are Democrats and who retain sufficient conscience and honor to quit the Democrats and caucus with the Republicans. The knowledge that the Worst Majority Leader in History, Senator Reid, is running interference for him allows for the President to run amok. Gather the various independent, retiring, and American Senators, leave the Democrat caucus, and restore a semblance of separation of powers.
Maybe with the Republicans in the majority, we could also get a budget.
Thank you for your consideration,
Update: linked by Fausta and Daily Pundit, for whose demise as a result of my blogging I absolve myself of culpability. It was your browser, man. You may have named the Blogosphere, but I wrote OediPOTUS Wrecks. Mwahahaha.