from Chip Bok: Obama feels we deserve to be protected from the Congress we elected, and he’s just the man to do it. To that end he made recess appointments to the NLRB and the new Consumer Protection bureaucracy. Only problem is Congress wasn’t in recess. The Senate was in a pro forma session. Obama says that’s agimmick. Which is probably true considering the senate was in pro forma session when it approved thepayroll tax cut extension.