He was warned, oh yes he was. Having missed Bill Maher’s “New Rule“, the GOPosaurs warned the president that, by God, if he made any recess appointments, well, they would just quit being all bipartisany.
So he did anyway.
15 of ’em. Average number of days these folks have been waiting to be confirmed: 214.
Now he’ll have to pay the price: no bipartisanship from Congress anymore.
Cry me a damn river.
As the New York Times reports, that was the final fucking straw for Republicans. They have tried and they have tried and they have tried to be bipartisan but the goddam president just wouldn’t let ’em. No siree, Bob, he just had to go and do this and, well, that just tears it. No more Mr. Cooperative Guy from them. Uh uh, no way, no how, no, ma’am.
“This is going to make problems worse,” said Lindsey Graham.
“What the president has done here is throw fuel on the fire at a time when the debate about politics is a very angry debate to begin with,” said Lamar Alexander.
Even Orrin Hatch got in on the fun:
“In his January State of the Union address, President Obama pledged that he would work in a bipartisan fashion to confront the challenges facing our nation. Instead of living up to that pledge, the President today ignored the Senate’s bipartisan rejection of a highly-controversial nominee by recess appointing Craig Becker to serve on the National Labor Relations Board…
“What makes this decision even more troubling is that it comes only two days after all 41 Republicans urged the President not to take this action. It didn’t have to be this way.”
See? He was warned. It didn’t have to be this way. He could have just done what the Republicans told him to do.
Like the bully that requires a compliant victim, the Republicans are now acting all aghast that President Obama dared to go and do the very thing they have pretty much been daring him to do all along. They sit on his appointments for the better part of a year and now — NOW — when he finally says “fuck it” and just goes ahead and appoints them in a recess appointment (something George Bush did ONE-HUNDRED AND SEVENTY TIMES!!!), well now they’re pissed. And they are crying to their mommy (the “electorate”), “MOMMY! Barack won’t let us keep hitting him! He won’t let me have any fun by pounding his head against the wall, mommy. It’s not FAIR!!!”
I have this image of the Republicans as Moe Stooge and President Obama as Curly or Larry Stooge and Moe going, “Stand still while I letchya HAVE it!” and then pulls their hair or pokes ’em in the eyes or beans ’em with a two-by-four.
Seriously, Republicans, you don’t really expect the American public to fall for your shit anymore do you? Do you? Really?
Get over yourselves.
I’m just sayin’…