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    letters | IN DEFIANCE OF SENATE, OBAMA FILLS CONSUMER POST

    President behaves like a dictator

    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.

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    But it wasn’t good enough to settle the issue for Obama, because he didn’t like the result.

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    Our executive branch seems to want to emulate nondemocratic regimes.

    Robert Powers