I just don't get it. Obama appoints a Republican Senator from a state with a Democratic governor to head Commerce, and permits the Republicans to insist that another Republican be appointed to take the vacant Senate seat.
What part of "we won the election and Republicans are totally discredited" does he not understand? Seems like a GOPer in charge of Commerce would be a reasonable tradeoff for the Dems to get that magic 60 Senate seats (assuming Franken finally makes it). Instead, they get one of Their Own in a significant cabinet position and the go-ahead to continue their Obstruct-Without-Shame policies.
Yes, we are being bi-partisan, but they must think we are total patsies.
It's extremely frustrating.