by Greg Krehbiel on 4 January 2012
I’m 100% in favor of the various branches of government pushing the limits of their power — because I want the other two branches to wake up and realize it’s their business to rein them in.
I don’t like judicial activism, but I want the justices to do something so outrageous that Congress or the president finally says “enough” and has a serious discussion about the limits of judicial power.
I don’t like the idea of an imperial presidency, but if that’s what it takes to get Congress to wake up … so be it.
So in one sense I don’t mind that Obama is abusing the idea of recess appointments. He may be responding to abuse by Congress. I just hope it causes some outrage.
Of course it won’t. If Bush had done it, the media would be all over it in a heart beat. We’d hear about it on the evening news.
If Obama does it …. Yawn. Oh well. No story here.
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