Found in my spam folder:
Myiq2xu, yesterday President Obama used recess appointments to name Richard Cordray the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and to fill the vacancies on the National Labor Relations Board.
Please, send President Obama an email thanking him for this bold move.
Without these appointments, the National Labor Relations Board would cease to function as a defender of workers’ rights. Without a director, the CFPB couldn’t fulfill its critical function as a watchdog working to stop the fraudulent practices of mortgage companies, payday lenders, debt collectors and other financial interests that are bleeding Americans dry.
Republicans are livid. Failing to grind consumer and worker protections to a halt at the request of their Wall Street masters, Republicans are now claiming these appointments are unconstitutional (they’re not). Within hours of announcement, they began setting up congressional hearings.
This is a big effing deal, and credit should go where credit is due. Please send a thank you email to President Obama for making these recess appointments.
Campaign Director, Daily Kos
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I must admit I am conflicted about this.
The Senate Republicans have been stalling on the confirmation of White House appointments since Bill Clinton’s first week in office. When Bush was in office the Democrats returned the favor and Bush retaliated by using recess appointments.
It was Harry Reid who came up with the idea of holding “pro-forma” sessions each day to prevent Bush from doing so. Tit-for-tat, now the Republicans are doing the same thing.
We need quality people in government and neither party should block nominees for partisan purposes. Generally speaking, as long as they are qualified they should be approved. But that’s not what the Democrats were saying five years ago, now was it?
My biggest problem with this whole wankfestivus is that there is no doubt in my mind that Obama is only doing this for one reason and one reason only – to get hisself reelected.
Regarding your request for a donation – you want $5 and I want a happy ending. The customer always comes first.