How Obama Can Get Tough

Andrew Sullivan —  Aug 6 2011 @ 10:00am

Jonathan Bernstein thinks it's time for a power play over recess appointments:

What’s happening now has reached a new level of creativity on the part of Republicans and (if nothing happens) a new level of timidity by Obama and the Dems. But if Obama thwarts the Republicans with action – with one recess appointment as a warning, followed by many more if the obstruction doesn’t stop – it would help him with disgruntled Democrats as well as with Republicans who think that he can be easily rolled.