The latest outrage from the Obama Administration is the “recess” appointment of Richard Cordray to the new “Consumer Protection Agency” and 3 individuals to the National Labor Relations Board, despite the fact that the Senate was still in pro forma session. Once again, the Obama Administration has assaulted the Constitution and, once again, the Republican leadership has responded to unConstitutional behavior with…letters and “requests for more information.”
Elsewhere on these pages, my dear friend and colleague EPU, has outlined a series of steps that the Congress and Senate should take in response to this outrageous flaunting of the U.S. Constitution. While sharing completely his frustration with our repeated feckless responses to Obama’s Constitutional outrages, I just thought I’d opine that I’d be ecstatic just to see us walk for once.
I don’t have a problem with the impeachment and Senate conviction of the most unConstitutional President in our history; he’s certainly earned it. But, unfortunately, we (as in our spineless, testicularly-challenged Congressional leadership) has set *zero* background for impeachment hearings so to do so now would strike the average American as “what the hell is this all about,” to which the MSM would be more than happy to supply the answer: Raaaaaacism!!!!
Now, had we been fighting this unprecedented usurping of the Constitution from the get-go, we could now take the next steps which would include impeachment. But, as usual, we didn’t do squat. So the first thing we need to do is grow a set and start with something along the lines of:
“The Republicans in the House of Representatives, in reaction to the President’s unConstitutional and thus invalid appointments, have introduced, and will pass, legislation withholding funds from the agencies to which these invalid appointments were made. We’re sure that President Obama, who has often referred to himself as a Constitutional scholar, recalls that the House must concur with any Senate adjournment. The fact that that did not occur in this instance is reflected by the fact that President Obama signed into law the payroll tax cut which passed the Senate while according to the President, it was supposedly not in session. (If the President could clarify how that’s possible, that would be most helpful).
“Therefore, in a reminder to President Obama of the checks and balances placed into the Constitution by the Founders, and to clarify for him the authority given by the Founders to the House regarding appropriations and oversight, the House will pass a resolution which defunds the agencies to which these invalid and unConstitutional appointments were made. Our message today to President Obama is that no one individual, not even him, is allowed to supersede the Constitution of the United States of America.”
Breatholding in anticipation of Speaker Boehner, or any other member of the House Leadership, making such an announcement commences….NOW!