No, not for the next GOP president to recess appoint Robert Bork to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I mean for a governor to do by executive order what obstructionist legislators refuse to pass when he asks for it/
Let’s take this situation in Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS – A legislative stalemate over right-to-work legislation hit a second day Thursday when House Democrats refused to come to the floor and provide a quorum to conduct business.
The caucus continues to say statewide hearings are needed on the union measure and that Republicans are pushing it through too fast.
“The Speaker is really bent on getting this thing out as quickly as possible,” House Democratic Leader Patrick Bauer said.
So let’s get this straight – Gov. Mitch Daniels wants the bill to pass. So do a majority of the legislators. However, members of the minority party are using legislative rules to prevent a vote on the measure. Sure sounds like what Obama used to justify his recess appointments and executive orders. Perhaps the governor just needs to implement right-to-work all on his own. After all, if it is good enough for Obama, it is good enough for Indiana.