The Ed Show | January 06, 2012
>>> and in "psycho talk" tonight, rush limbaugh , he's all worked up about president obama 's recess appointments to the national labor relations board and the consumer financial protection bureau.
>> obama is acting outside the constitution and it is not the republicans making him do it. as though he's justified anyway. but that's the tone of the reporting from reuters. the republicans are so bad that poor obama has no choice but than to take a pee on the constitution. if you regard the constitution as law, this is lawless behavior by an out of control rogue executive.
>> lawless behavior, he says. stay classy, now, rush. of course, president obama has made far fewer recess appointments than reagan ever did. and even fewer appointments than both bush 41 and bush 43 . limbaugh was in fave of recess appointments when w. made sam fox ambassador to belgium in 2007 . the democrats on the senate foreign relations committee grilled this guy, fox, about $50,000 he donated to the anti- john kerry swift voters campaign during 2004 . so bush withdrew the nominee's name and waited until congress went home before he sent fox to brussels. slick move, right? limbaugh made his views about that appointment very clear in a 2007 interview with dick cheney . we have the audio of that interview, thanks to our friends at media matters .
>> the recess appointment of sam fox . the democrats say they're going to investigate this, going to look into this. this is the kind of move that garners a lot of support from the people in the country. this shows the administration willing to engage these people and not allow them to get away with this kind of, well, my term, you don't have to accept it, stanilinist behavior from the people in the committee.
>> you're dead on, rush. the president has the authority under the constitution.
>> oh, so when rush did it along with bush and cheney, recess appointments were clearly constitutional. and democrats who opposed it, well, they were stalinists. rush says president obama is peeing on the constitution for making legal recess appointment appointments? you're guilty of hypocritical dice gusting "psycho talk."