President Obama will not be making his hoped-for recess appointment of Elizabeth Warren to head her own Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, because there will be no Senate Recess. Republicans blocked it, and Harry Reid caved. Read the details here.
You have to wonder if this is just what the Obama Administration was hoping for, since not one Democrat is offering an explanation or a complaint. With no recess appointment of Warren, and the Dodd-Frank Law stipulating a nomination by a July deadline, and the Republicans vowing to block anybody from heading the bureau, you have to wonder if this spells the death of the agency itself.
With the lightning-fast speed of passage of the Patriot Act extensions today without debate, it's pretty obvious we have one unified oligarchic party under the guise of bipartisanship. Our only recourse is to kick these bastards out come election time, district by district and state by state.
As far as the President is concerned, he's coming back from his World Leader tour this weekend, still basking in the glow of global adoration. With any luck, this current resurgence of the Obama Personality Cult, the never-ending orgasmatron of the Osama Assassination Celebration will quickly wind down and progressives will again stop fixating on loony-tune Republicans and hold this President's feet to the fire.
Let's face it. He could have appointed Elizabeth Warren a year ago, and chose not to. It's just too easy to blame the usual easy suspects, the craven Republicans, for this one.