Mary Anna (6
"A Blatant, Frontal
Assault on the Constitutional Separation of Powers"
This is nothing less than an assault by President Obama on the
entire institution of the Senate. And it appears to serve no
purpose other than Obama telling the Senate that he will do
whatever he darn well pleases.
I can safely say that this is the ballsiest thing I have ever
seen a President do that served absolutely no meaningful purpose
at all. If Congress and I am including Congressional
Democrats in this takes this lying down, it will set a
breathtaking precedent and instantaneously demolish a
significant part of Congress¹ relevance. Consider that if
Congress allows this to stand, then the next Republican
President might just announce Jay Sekulow for his next SCOTUS
appointment, and then two weeks later when the Senate breaks for
the weekend, declare them in recess and appoint him to the
Court. If Democrats consider this to be an undesirable view of
the future, I would suggest that they figure out a way to
cooperate with Republicans in making Obama pay a very real price
for this blatant slap at their constitutional authority.