Wednesday, July 28, 2010

On Recess Appointments, and the Vote in November

There's a report on the Huffingtonpost today about President Obama and the possibility of recess appointments for important nominees, should the GOP continue to block votes on them.

According to press secretary Robert Gibbs, the President said it would depend on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell whether or not recess appointments were made.

These important appointments have been held up for political reasons. I'm sorry to say it, but you can't help getting the feeling that some in the GOP *want* our country to hurt, so they can benefit from it in the November elections.

In addition holding up important nominations, the GOP has been filibustering a record number of bills from coming to a vote - including a much needed Jobs bill.

These actions have a damaging effect on our country, because they are blocking responsible plans to recover our economy. And the longer we wait, the worse it gets.

So, while Democrats are doing the hard work trying to get something *done*, the very-powerful minority has actively worked against them.

Meanwhile the powerful minority offers no plans of their own, and when pressed the only thing they offer is the same plans George Bush had.

Yeah, we saw where that got us. And these guys think they should get *more* power?

I think that in November - when presented with a clear choice of the party who is actually working on solutions vs. the party who jeers from the sidelines - the voters might give the GOP a big surprise.

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