There he goes again. Obama just can’t seem to help himself. He just has to blame Republicans.
What happened to no blue states or red states? What happened to post-partisan? What about the guy who was “trying to break is a pattern in Washington where everybody is always looking for somebody else to blame“?
He’s not breaking the old pattern; he’s forging it anew and stronger than ever. In announcing yesterday 15 recess appointees, the president blamed Republicans:
But, if in the interest of scoring political points, Republicans in the Senate refuse to exercise that responsibility, I must act in the interest of the American people and exercise my authority to fill these positions… I simply cannot allow partisan politics to stand in the way of the basic functioning of government.
Why does he have to politicize? Why can’t he just announce the appointments without uttering such partisan recrimination?
It’s as if he’s still on the campaign trail.