It’s hard out there for a thug. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is beside himself over the news that the DC Circuit’s U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Obama’s three recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board to be invalid. The Senate wasn’t actually in recess when the appointments were made.

If the court’s ruling stands, many more board appointments could be in jeopardy. Poor Richard. How could things possibly get any worse?