Obama: Still With the Two Faces

According to Federal Eye, President Obama – who, during his exceeding brief stay in Congress, in between voting “present” and running for higher office, placed holds on at least three Bush administration nominees (since holds can be placed anonymously, the number could be higher) – is now raging against that very same practice being applied to his nominees by Republicans. (This, by the way, is the same hypocrisy which made Democrats suddenly turn against independent prosecutors when a Democrat – Bill Clinton – was the one being investigated; the same hypocrisy is also in play as Democrats and the MSM – but I repeat myself – are floating trial balloons about the “obsolete” and “undemocratic” filibuster, now that it may be used against them and their unconstitutional plans.)

“We’ve got a huge backlog of folks who are unanimously viewed as well qualified, nobody has a specific objection to them, but end up having a hold on them because of some completely unrelated piece of business,” Obama said at a question and answer session during the Senate Democratic Conference at the Newseum in Washington.

Please. There is absolutely no such thing – especially in the current environment – as a person “unanimously viewed as well qualified,” to whom “nobody has a specific objection.” That’s simply impossible, and so self-evidently so that the President’s teleprompter is obviously lying. Time to break out the world’s smallest violin again…

Addendum: “All indications are that President Obama will utilize the upcoming congressional break to make one or more recess appointments”, so let’s see what Obama had to say about recess appointments in 2005, such as John Bolton’s appointment to the UN by President Bush:

“To some degree, he’s damaged goods,” said Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “I think that means we’ll have less credibility and, ironically, be less equipped to reform the United Nations in the way that it needs to be reformed.”

We’ll see whether or not his own appointments are treated and described as “damaged goods.” It’s already a safe bet that they are.


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