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Democrats join GOP czar wars
politico.com ^ | September 17, 2009 | MANU RAJU

Posted on 09/17/2009 9:20:45 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

In the war on the czars, Glenn Beck and the GOP are picking up reinforcements from an unlikely source: the Democratic Party.

The Fox News host and leading Republican lawmakers have been hammering President Barack Obama for weeks over a proliferation of policy “czars” — presidential appointees who don’t have to be confirmed by the Senate and aren’t easily held to account by Senate oversight committees.

Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin joined the anti-czar chorus Wednesday, asking Obama to detail the roles and responsibilities of all of the czars in his administration and to explain why he believes the use of czars is consistent with the Senate’s constitutional power to offer advice and consent on top-level executive branch officials.

“To the extent that this undercuts that role and people are put in the place of Cabinet people and really are the key authorities and you can’t question them, that’s something worth talking about,” Feingold said. “I think it’s a fair point.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhoczars; communityorganizers; czars; democrats; mccainordie; obamatruthfiles; shadowgovernment

1 posted on 09/17/2009 9:20:46 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

I think the attitude of the “reinforcements” has more to do with the beatings they took at the townhalls.


2 posted on 09/17/2009 9:23:29 AM PDT by Darth Dan
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
Something that most incoming Presidents and lay person don't understand about the Federal Government, and its this one commandment. "Thou shalt NOT F$(K with the Senate". Those good ole boys in the Senate dont like it when anyone, including Presidents, usurp their authority and influence. The Czars are a way to bypass Senate confirmation. And once the bloom had worn off Obama, it was only a short matter of time before the Senate started whining again.

I've always said to my friends and family, that if their is a corrupt institution in the US Government, its probably the Senate.

3 posted on 09/17/2009 9:24:05 AM PDT by Paradox (ObamaCare = Logan's Run ; There is no Sanctuary!)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

The Dems are clearly not ready to do some house cleaning. The montra “the previous administration did it first” is ridiculous. Who cares who did it first? Honestly, I think they are getting some of their arguments from a kindergarten handbook. Mr. Alinsky must be very diappointed!


4 posted on 09/17/2009 9:27:33 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

“To the extent that this undercuts that role and people are put in the place of Cabinet people and really are the key authorities and you can’t question them, that’s something worth talking about,” Feingold said. “I think it’s a fair point.”

No kidding. Funny he did not use the racism charge to try and end the debate.


5 posted on 09/17/2009 9:30:36 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Paradox

Speaking of corruption. Kucinich made the comment that history will tell us that this is one of the most corrupt administration in our nations history. Heard on Bill Bennet this morning.


6 posted on 09/17/2009 9:36:20 AM PDT by Bruinator (People are.............Stupid)
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To: Bruinator
Kucinich made the comment that history will tell us that this is one of the most corrupt administration in our nations history.

Yet I saw him among the throng in the front so he could smile and shake hands with the president as he walked by after his speech. little twerp

7 posted on 09/17/2009 9:40:17 AM PDT by mancini
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To: Bruinator

I give guys like Kucinich (and Feingold, to some extent) credit for these kind of moments.


8 posted on 09/17/2009 9:40:59 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

“Thank you for pressing the self-destruct button. The self-destruct button, cleverly shaped like an acorn, has been pressed. Upon pressing this button, you will first see swarms of hostile creatures gather in various locations. Then, you will see a very attractive and intelligent young female cleverly shut down half of your network by simply posing as a whore, something you are quite familiar with. Then, you will find your crewmates begin to turn on one another. Eventually, you will be nothing but a charred cinder on the ash heap of history.”


9 posted on 09/17/2009 9:43:10 AM PDT by RockinRight (9/12/09 - the day the sh*t hit the fan)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Looks like someone’s been taking polls.


10 posted on 09/17/2009 9:44:07 AM PDT by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Well, Obama has become the great uniter afterall....he is uniting the opposition to Obama!


11 posted on 09/17/2009 9:47:32 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

(ROFLmyassOFF!)

As the 2010 elections draw near, just WATCH how many so-called, newly conservative demonRATs have their OWN “me too!” moment.

Believe them at your peril.


12 posted on 09/17/2009 9:57:27 AM PDT by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: 13Sisters76

yep exactly.


13 posted on 09/17/2009 10:00:20 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama, the first ever 3 in a half year, lame duck TOTUS)
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To: Retired Greyhound
"I give guys like Kucinich (and Feingold, to some extent) credit for these kind of moments."

Yeah, kinda like the movie sleepers where they come out of a coma for a few days and then drift right back into one.....

14 posted on 09/17/2009 10:13:46 AM PDT by sniper63 (Silent and stealthy - one shot - one kill)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

Feingold is a leftist DemocRAT. He has been observing the bipartisan tea party and 9/12 opposition to Obama’s policies. He’s thinking ahead to the next election.


15 posted on 09/17/2009 10:25:39 AM PDT by sasportas
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To: 13Sisters76

(ROFLmyassOFF!)

As the 2010 elections draw near, just WATCH how many so-called, newly conservative demonRATs have their OWN “me too!” moment.

Believe them at your peril.

I agree...It’s like throwing a bone to a hungry dog,
We want despartely to hear others are getting onboard
and waking up - but the truth is these power hungry
F#@**’s never sleep, and they have been at this take down
for a long time...


16 posted on 09/17/2009 11:06:05 AM PDT by savage woman
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To: denydenydeny

“Looks like someone’s been taking polls.”

Also, a safe bet would be that Focus groups have been selected like a political mix, pure demoRat, pure Republican and Independent. If run the correct way, the independents and old type democrats in the groups are probably really upset when shown these videos.

Add that to the huge march in DC on 12 September, and there has to be some self perserving pucker time going on with democrats up for re election.


17 posted on 09/17/2009 11:12:30 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Does 0b0z0 have any friends, who aren't traitors, spies, tax cheats and criminals?)
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To: Bruinator

Kucinich said that? Man, being out-commied by a black dude must really be sticking in his craw.


18 posted on 09/17/2009 11:44:56 AM PDT by bustinchops (Teddy ("The Hiccup") Kennedy - the original water-boarder)
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To: Paradox

You would think that a president who came from the Senate would realize that there are 100 president-wannabes over there just aching to seize power... well, now 99, anyway.


19 posted on 09/17/2009 1:32:14 PM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: Bruinator

What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is that dadgummed elf a carryin’ on about now? Ain’t gonna need to wait for no history to tell us nothin! Any danged fool kin see this here’s about as corrupt as a danged administration kin git! Matter o’ fact Ol’ Bill Clinton is a lookin’ downright honest next to this here Obamalamadingadonga.


20 posted on 09/17/2009 7:56:05 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Change has come to America and all hope is gone.)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

21 posted on 09/18/2009 10:47:45 AM PDT by agrarianlady
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