Rush Limbaugh Strongly Supported Recess Appointments…When Bush Did Them

    308
    6
    SHARE



    I love it, now that Democrats are in the White House, making recess appointments is “peeing on the constitution,” according to drug-addled bigot and corporate tool Rush Limbaugh (and many others of his ilk). But wait, when Republican’ts controlled the White House, not only were recess appointments the greatest thing since sliced Wonder Bread (Rush’s favorite food group, along with Twinkies and other crap that makes you obese?), but anyone who opposed those recess appointments was a “Stalinist.”  Got that? That’s the Republican’t Party line these days, apparently, so we might as well get used to spending some energy demolishing it.

    The fact is, this current false “outrage” is utter hypocrisy by a party famous for it. It’s just like how, when Reagan raised taxes a dozen times as president, while also racking up trillions in debt and growing government by leaps and bounds, it was hunky dorey for Republicans, who have pretty much sainted ol’ Ronnie. But when Democrats like Bill Clinton slashed the deficit, or when Democrats like Barack Obama cut taxes for 95% of Americans, they’re commie/pinkos/socialists/blahblahblah.  Or, when conservatives pushed the individual mandate and “cap and trade” as enhancing personal responsibility and harnessing the power of the free market, that was fine. But the second Democrats start to push those conservative ideas?Oh, then they’re EVIL!  Sensing a pattern here? Hmmmm…gee, ya think?

    • McMartin

      Are you really so dense that you do not understand that the objection to the “recess” appointments is based on the FACT that the Senate is not in recess. I know you would be happy to discard the constitution and accept Obama as dictator and supreme leader for life but that does not change the fact that these appointments were an unprecedented power grab by the executive branch.Furthermore the legislation creating the CFPB specifically calls for Senate confirmation of the director and prohibits a recess appointment for this position.

      Liberalism is no excuse for stupidity!

    • Bumble Bee

      Overlooked in the original screed about stupid liberals is the fact the the Republican minority would not allow an up or down vote on confirmation but instead relied on their favorite weapon of obstructionism, the filibuster.  I believe that the current crop of Republican senators have used this strategy more often than the Dixiecrats did during the long fight for civil rights.  I hope that history remembers this sorry crew the same way it remembers the Dixiecrats.