True to their stance of almost four years, Senate Republicans are again trying to make Barack Obama the Invisible Man of government.
Now they file a lawsuit to invalidate his recess appointments of a director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and three members of the National Labor Relations Board by claiming “an unprecedented power grab” because they were holding brief pro forma sessions when he made them in January.
Mitch McConnell and his Senate cohort have devoted themselves tirelessly to stonewalling the President on everything and, in their court case, offer a preview of what the next four years would be like if he were reelected without some inroads into the GOP minority.
Their latest move highlights how crucial Senate races are in this election year.
GOP desperation is reflected in a reversal of their decision not to fund their “legitimate rape” candidate Todd Akin in Missouri as well as panic over polling gains by Democrats in Wisconsin, Connecticut, Massachusetts and elsewhere.
If voters reject his choices, McConnell will have to rethink not only the plan to make Obama a one-term president but keep him impotent to solve any of the nation’s problems in his second.
If voters render that decision, no lawsuits will help him continue to tie the President’s hands.