Skip to comments.Obama to force through extremist nominees
Posted on 02/11/2010 11:56:15 AM PST by aquapub
Frustrated with such pesky nuisances as the Constitution, Obama now says he intends to circumvent the entire Senate confirmation process to railroad through 177 radical left-wing nominees--many of whom are opposed by both parties--while Congress is still in recess...
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The Constitution very explicitly permits recess appointmernts, and every President has used them. I agree with the attack on the merits of the appointees, but calling the tactic unconstitutional is simply wrong.
Constitutional lecturer ... And radical commie Obama.
Why should he deal with the messy Senate confirmation process when he can do it so much easier by decree.
Gee I would wonder what the lame stream half dead parrot media would have said if Bush had done this.
Sorry Barry, you’re no king....a wanna be but NOT!
In the past Obama himself, trashed John Bolton. Now THE ONE is doing his own thing. John Bolton is a good guy. I can’t say the same for Obommo and his lackey he’s trying to get in.
some little beyotch needs to be slapped upside the haid........
....figuratively of course.
Doesn’t Congress control the purse strings???? I know they are horribly non-fiscally responsible...but for goodness sake, de-fund any of the committees/groups, etc these people are appointed to.
I really, really want tickets to the Obamaloon’s trials when they occur.
The NLRB commie’s ploy is to back door card check.
The dems called it that when Republican presidents made recess appointments. We’re just tossing their own standard back at them. Nothing wrong with making dems live by their own words.
another nail in the 0bama and (D) coffin.
November cannot come soon enough.
The NLRB stooge lost in the Senate yesterday.. Obummo needs a new pinky lackey ....
You want tickets? I want the concessions contract!
Imagine the popcorn sales alone!
Poor Barry and all his special interest radicals
So many swords to fall on, so little time
IF a majority really opposes a nominee, they can vote down the nomination outright.
I think the way Reid has handled nominations is appalling. The President’s nominations deserve a floor debate, even if they are going to be filibustered.
It’s absurd that even with a democrat in the white house, Reid has failed so miserably at moving nominations through the Senate.
And IT IS A JUNTA.
Obama will not compromise his socialist/nationalist( black power nation) ideology in order top pass legislation, so he will no seek totalitarian power.
We may be able to stop this Junta at the ballot box, or we may not.It depends on how many Americans wake up.
Many right here on this thread say that the recess appoinit,ent process is not unconstitutional. But they are worong to view the recess appointments Obama is making in islolation. Taken together with his other activities, altogether his actions are treasonous, disloyal and unAmerican and unconstitutional.
Obama 's Junta wants to circumvent the Democratic Republic in order to consolidate its power and make the legislative process superfluous.No compromise. No "bipartisanship." And so Obama means to end the Republic.
It's the 'not do the confirmation thing' that is most disturbing to me. That prevents the public from hearing who the kooks really are.
With people like this Becker clown, because of the hearings, everybody knows he is just another commie class warfare union thug now.
That recess appointment hypocrisy appears to be a two-way street.
These appointees will get their year and then out.
Didn’t Harry Reid keep the Senate open because he didn’t like Bush doing this? What say you Harry, are we going to see a little consistency from the party of transparency?
This is likely because of Richard Shelby (R-AL) placing a blanket hold on over 70 of Obama’s nominations. He decided to hold the nominations “hostage” until he received earmarks he requested for his state.
I wonder why he thought that would result in anything but this happening?
First, 177, if true, is an extremely large number. Truly abusing the system. OTOH, I am sure several of these will deeply embarrass the President when their Communist or Socialist pasts are exposed. Saturday night Van Jones resignations are no doubt coming.
Second, and more ironic, is that it is most often used when the other party controls the Senate. That this President who has 59 votes in the Senate and still needs to resort to this tactic should be telling of how weak he has become. The large number is probably just to disguise that this is all about SEIU and the stymied appointment of Becker.
Sorry Barry, youre no king....a wanna be but NOT YET! But he sure is working on it.
In fact, the wording of Art. II, Sec. 2, is "The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate..." Obama is not talking about vacancies that happened since the Senate went on recess, but positions that have been unfilled for months. If the President can do this, why bother giving the Senate the power to confirm appointments?
The Shelby hold was removed a few days ago for all except a few nominees. The hold only latest a few days.
Thank you, I hadn’t heard that!
Can the GOP not object to recessing the Senate, and keep someone on the floor 24/7 to maintain that objection to keep BHO from appointing anyone??
Recess appointments expire at the end of a Congress like John Bolton.
Or does it only require a simple majority to recess?
Did we expect anything else? The narcissist in chief will continue to do whatever he can to promote his agenda.....Barry has no conscience or loyalties or accountability.....he truly believes he is the solution. Obama worships himself.
Or odumbos nominees are such extremists that they would never get a positive vote.
If that is the case, why is it that Republican presidents have also used recess appointments at times when it was not necessary?
Indeed, I’m sure it won’t take long after they’re appointed that we find out that a bunch of them are kooks. It’s pretty much a given.
“That this President who has 59 votes in the Senate and still needs to resort to this tactic should be telling of how weak he has become.”
And how objectionable the nominees are.
How about we aim for a REAL Senate majority leader in 2012. McConnell is not the man for the job. In fact, most of the republican leadership over the last dozen years comes under the category of miserable failure.
Besides, since the very definition of "Democrat" is "one who accomplishes nothing (aka n'er-do-well)" I guess one commie is as good as the next.
Once certainly doesn't hear about those ridiculous 49-or-so "czars" accomplishing anything.
I think the 10-day time limit for a President to sign or veto a bill also gets ignroed..."what's the Constitution between friends?"
Also he cannot do successive recess appointments of the same person.
Yes, the magazines of America now runneth over.
Hardly, Bush put a small handful in. This guy wants to do all of his this way.
Saying 177 appointments with no repubs screaming at them not to, to Bush’s few with dems screaming he better not do any more, is hardly the same thing.
Looks like Bush made 171 recess appointments.
Yes, across 8 YEARS!!!!! Obama’s doing 177 in just ONE YEAR!!!
NOT THE SAME THING!!!!
Are we clear? Geez.
While I do not like the idea or recess appointments, I do understand that the power to do so is outlined in the Constitution.
Fine. It is also understood that from a Constitutional perspective of checks and balances and the senate approving certain appointments,
a President that deliberately waits for a recess to do ALL his appointments is clearly bypassing the spelled out, Constitutional checks and balances the Senate provides, and is molesting the Spirit of the Constitution itself.
Did you also see that Bush had formally nominated 165 of his 171 recess appointments across those 8 years? Not so with Barry. Bush’s appointment averages 21-22 every year he was in office. Barry is 155-156 recess appointments ahead of Bush in just 1 year.
If you cannot see the difference, and understand one put through candidates he already had before the Senate asking for approval (ie not afraid of them being grilled by the Senate and approved), versus how Barry is using the recess appointments,
we may as well stop discussing it because we’re wasting each others’ time here.