Is Obama waiting for an asteroid to strike the earth?
In an impromptu appearance at the White House press corps Tuesday, President Barack Obama said he would consider using recess appointments to get his nominees in place if Senate Republicans deny them an up-or-down vote. Speaking to reporters shortly after he met with a bipartisan group of congressional leaders, Obama said, "In our meeting I asked the congressional leadership to put a stop to these holds in which nominees for critical jobs are denied a vote for months," and added, "Surely we can set aside partisanship and do what's traditionally been done with these nominations." Wait a minute - Republicans set aside bipartisanship? Obama would do better waiting for an asteroid to strike the earth. If recess appointments worked for George W Bush - and he sure used a lot of them - they can also work for President Obama. And there's a recess coming up soon!