And now for the real reason the GOP is outraged at these recess appointments. The National Labor Relations Board had been gutted by term limits and therefore could not form a quorum to replace themselves due to the GOP blocking appointments. Basically it was the GOP defanging a regulatory firm so that it could not do it's job. Now that Obama did recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board... look what they found:
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) illegally retaliated against protesting U.S. workers, the National Labor Relations Board said in a complaint stemming from job actions timed to the busy shopping day after the Thanksgiving holiday.
The GOP is using their appointment filibusters to protect their corporate masters. But lets not look at reality when we can simply post faux outrage about a topic we don't even know anything about.
See, it's not that the president isn't entitled to choose the people he wants, it is more that the congress has a say in 'advice and consent'. When President Obama appointed these people it was in the NLRB's case designed to shift power of the board, in the case of judicial appointments it was to shift the balance of the court that decides the cases brought against his administration without consideration of other courts that are in greater need of judges, and in the case of the consumer protection board, it was to have a crony in place that will further a heavy government hand against business with the force of law that congress doesn't take up, or pass.
These things are dangerous, and it isn't how the country was set up to run....You can't just ignore the law when there are obstacles to what you want.
The President shall have power to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate, by granting commissions which shall expire at the end of their next session.