Comedy Central's Jon Stewart slammed Republicans for their feigned outrage over the recess appointment of Richard Cordray to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. If President Obama was going to take up a legal challenge as to whether the Senate is actually in recess or not, or just blocking his right to make appointments if they're not, my only comment on this would be, why didn't you do it earlier? Better late than never I guess and I sincerely hope the GOP loses the legal battle on this one.
Stewart turned to Daily Show regular John Oliver for some feedback on why with the Democrats who are in charge of the majority in the Senate are allowing the pro forma session to be allowed to be graveled in, and after some initial “outrage”, Oliver explained that if they had tried to actually go home and go into recess, the House could have forced them back in there over the holidays and to have stayed in session.
Oliver's segment which has quite a few priceless moments below the fold where he explained our "do nothing" Congress to Jon Stewart.