Politico, perhaps a bit snarkily, details how liberals bloggers hailed Obama’s recess appointment of Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as bold, daring, and – biff bang pow – letting the Republicans have it both barrels.
Huh? Presidents since George Washington have made recess appointments. Quite predictably the other party then claimed it was evil, wicked, mean, and nasty for the president to have done so.
It’s the Silly Season again. One side says this completely routine practice demonstrates how the president is gittin’ tough while the other side says the president is a tyrant. Just think, we only have ten more months of this escalating insanity until the election.
Cordray has an admirable record of going after Big Finance. Let’s hope he can continue doing so at CFPB and isn’t sandbagged by Geithner or other bankster proxies (which include Obama.)