Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Bush Appoints Bolton;
Democrats Cry And Whine

Ted Kennedy Asks For His Ball Back, He's Going Home To Tell His Mom.

In an utterly predictable development, The perpetual 7th graders known as the democrats are crying like toddlers because Bush used actual constitutional law to get something done. He appointed John Bolton ambassador to the UN in a perfectly legal recess appointment, effectively sidestepping the senate's attempt to filibuster him until he dropped out. They claim that Bush is not using the Constitutional law as it was intended, but as Rush Limbaugh pointed out yesterday, the democrats claim the constitution is a living document that is to be molded to the present day, that is until the original intent better fits their agenda. It's pretty sad really that they can't even hide their tactics like they used to be able to.

Bush pointed out that Bolton was approved by a majority of the senate but "because of partisan delaying tactics by a handful of senators, John was unfairly denied the up-or-down vote that he deserves." Plus, under the law the senate will have a chance to approve him or disapprove after the end of the next congressional session.

The democrats really have lost their leg to stand on here, but they fight on like a kid swinging at air being held back by the long arms of someone much bigger. It's a modern day three stooges act.

Drudge yesterday posted this list of past presidential recess appointments. Where were the cries of the democrats then?

Where are they now? This whole "minority rights" thing they made up is comical if not pathetic and it's getting them nowhere fast.


Anonymous said...

I think the fact is that Bush didn't have the required votes to install Bolton and so he had to use a recess appointment. So much for having a "mandate".


Aaroncoal said...

Actually Bush DID have the required votes but the democrats were obstructing the vote because they didn't like the outcome. Therefore Bush went around them and their childish obstruction. The mandate stands. Bush 1 Democrats 0.