The reason that the subject is highly relevant right now is because president Obama has trampled on democratic mechanisms by making four interim appointments while the Senate was still in session.
The Democratic Party babble is that George W Bush did the same thing. Not true. Bush made interim appointments when Congress was not in session. By agreement, when the session was still technically convened Bush did not make appointments.
The real question is whether this distinction about congressional recess and the Senate being technically still in session can be clearly explained to the Tea Party public.
If it can we have a new source of Tea Party vitality.
Only those people, such as myself, who understand Tea Party values can see the relevance of this issue. The Tea Party became the most significant political movement in the history of the world when Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid used an arcane Congressional budget mechanism to pass the most massive legislation in American history.
It was that single undemocratic maneuver that brought the Tea Party to life. If the recess session issue can be made understandable that will revitalize the Tea Party. If not, this president is certain to make some future anti-democratic maneuver.