WITH HIS recess appointment of Richard Cordray to head the newly ginned-up Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, President Obama ignores the Senate, and puts into practice his new we-can’t-wait executive policy.
The Globe basically approves in its Jan. 9 editorial, and gives us the reason in the headline: “Obama bypasses the Senate, but it left him no choice.’’
In exercising its constitutional responsibility of advice and consent, the Senate blocked the vote, a longstanding option with a lot of wear and tear on it, from both Democrats and Republicans.
But it wasn’t good enough to settle the issue for Obama, because he didn’t like the result.
Our executive branch seems to want to emulate nondemocratic regimes.