One more remark on the Administration’s latest “commonsense clarification”. Considered adminstrative decisions, prioritizing among conflicting paths in the law, are a legitimate exercise of executive discretion. Hasty spasms of action to preserve the seats of a handful of Democratic senators whose seats have been endangered by the Administration’s fecklessness are not.
Making politics a priority is part of the deal in a system like ours. Sadly, the Obama Administration has exhibited a pattern of behavior in which political exigency is the only value.