Wednesday, August 24, 2011

no recess

why is chris coons holding a pro forma senate session? as the article mentions, the sessions are designed to foil president obama's ability to make a recess appointment by keeping the senate from ever technically going on recess during the month that it is, for every other purpose other than that technical sense, in recess. the republicans want to stop obama from making those appointments so, like they did over the memorial day break, they have arranged to hold pro forma sessions throughout the current break.

chris coons, however, is a democrat, a fairly good one too, IMHO. so why is he helping a republican effort to block recess appointments? did someone cut a deal to get democrats to participate in the pro forma sessions? if so, what did the democrats get out of the deal?