Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Postpartisan President Appoints Craig Becker in Recess

President Obama bypassed the Senate to make 15 recess appointments including the controversial Craig Becker who was blocked in the Senate when two Democrats joined with Republicans to oppose his nomination. The postpartisan President explains:

"The United States Senate has the responsibility to approve or disprove of my nominees,” Mr. Obama said in a statement. “But if, in the interest of scoring political points, Republicans in the Senate refuse to exercise that responsibility, I must act in the interest of the American people and exercise my authority to fill these positions on an interim basis.”

Is the appointment of Becker in the interest of the American people? That seems highly debatable. Becker states quite clearly in the following Naked Emperor he supports the hiring of illegal aliens,"It's had a discriminatory effect."

Needless to say union leaders are thrilled with Becker's appointment:
But perhaps no group will be as heartened as union leaders.

For months they had complained that Mr. Obama was too timid in responding to Republican opposition to Mr. Becker, a former associate general counsel for the A.F.L.-C.I.O. and the Service Employees International Union. Labor leaders were also unhappy that the labor relations board has been largely paralyzed since January 2008 because only two of its five seats have been filled since then. Mr. Obama also appointed Mark Pearce, a New York labor lawyer, on Saturday to fill a fourth seat on the board.

It is laughable that the unions have been largely paralyzed in this administration. This is entirely in the "interest of the American people," however, and likely to stimulate jobs - for illegal aliens. Thanks for thinking of us.

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