Thursday, January 05, 2012

Barack Obama: No Respect for American System of Government

Egad. Barack Obama's personal arrogance (and disdain for the U.S. Constitution) seems to have no bounds.

About the President's latest act of chutzpah, the outrageous recess appointments of three members of the National Labor Relations Board and a director for the controversial new Consumer Financial Protection, House Speaker John Boehner issued the following statement:

“This is an extraordinary and entirely unprecedented power grab by President Obama that defies centuries of practice and the legal advice of his own Justice Department.  The precedent that would be set by this cavalier action would have a devastating effect on the checks and balances that are enshrined in our constitution. 

“This position had not been filled for one reason: the agency it heads is bad for jobs and bad for the economy. It’s clear the President would rather trample our system of separation of powers than work with Republicans to move the country forward.  This action goes beyond the President’s authority, and I expect the courts will find the appointment to be illegitimate.”