The Supreme Court just affirmed the GOP’s “right” to completely stop government from working.
This ruling, more than anything else, proves to me that the American experiment is an absolute failure. Our founding fathers did not foresee, and therefore did not institute a safeguard against, a political party going batshit crazy.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I don’t see that voting has a point anymore. The political process simply cannot work when the system allows an entire party to go insane and to stop EVERYTHING from working whenever they want. We’re now a third-world banana republic where the only power rests with the craziest fringe — or the most guns.
I think I’m done with all this nonsense.
Time to focus on sports and entertainment from now on.
President Obama’s attempt to make appointments to the National Labor Relations Board while the Senate was still technically in session was unconstitutional, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
The decision, which was unanimous in judgment, preserves the recess appointment power much as it was prior to Obama’s confrontation with Congress three years ago.
The fight goes back to 2011, when Republicans were seeking to prevent appointments to the National Labor Relations Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, seeking to prevent both from functioning properly. The NLRB adjudicates labor disputes, and the CPFB was set up in the aftermath of the 2008 economic crisis to regulate the financial institutions that helped contribute to the meltdown. Republicans weren’t just opposing particular appointments – they wanted to block the very functions the agencies were created to perform.