Lotsa good news coming our way today, and I couldn't be happier to share it with you. Soak it in, savor it, drink it all in while you can, because days like this don't happen that often.
First, per the Associated Press, as we already know, Wisconsin Democratic Party chair Mike Tate says they've collected at least 507,000 signatures to force a recall of GOP Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch (as of December 15th), and that they're on track to get 720,000 signatures just to give Scottie the boot, and will have enough to recall Kleefisch by the January 17th deadline.
Here's another one: Obama To Make Recess Appointments To National Labor Relations Board (Oh wait, he already did.):
Republicans have shown outrage at Obama for using his recess appointment powers with Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Richard Cordray, and similar outrage is likely to follow the news of the NLRB appointments. But the past three Republican presidents also made recess appointments to the NLRB. Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush each made three recess appointments to the NLRB, while George W. Bush made seven such appointments.
Not to mention President Obama Has Made Far Fewer Recess Appointments Than Any Recent President. But that won't stop the GOP from claiming otherwise.
And those claims won't stop us from accentuating the positives... while they last.