Over the last 3 1/2 years, we've seen the President circumvent Congress to accomplish things that his office does not have the authority to do. Executive order after executive order has been signed. But until now, we have not seen a bipartisan effort to hand over so much power directly to Obama.
Treasurer of the United States, Deputy Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, appointees to the Department of Defense, Homeland Security and even the Justice Department. These people can now be appointed without Senate confirmation. That's right, folks. Now our messiah can appoint anyone he chooses to these positions (and more) without any governmental process.
This wasn't something that barely skimped through congress, either. Sweeping majority in both the Senate and the House!
The people we send to Washington are no longer creating budgets. They are no longer involved in this president's policy making, as he's found a way around that. They are willingly withdrawing themselves from the process of appointing senior government officials. If they are no longer actively representing the American people, what the hell are they doing up there?
No President, regardless of party, should have this type of power. If the Senate is taking too long to approve appointees, then the Senate needs to find ways to streamline its process. Withdrawing completely from situation is absolutely the wrong answer.