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Obama to force through extremist nominees
Conservative Examiner ^ | 2-11-10 | Robert Moon

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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; agenda; appointment; bho44; bhorecessappointment; nominees; obama; recess

1 posted on 02/11/2010 11:56:15 AM PST by aquapub
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To: aquapub
Frustrated with such pesky nuisances as the Constitution

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.

2 posted on 02/11/2010 11:58:41 AM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: aquapub

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.


3 posted on 02/11/2010 11:59:16 AM PST by Tarpon ( ...)
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To: Tarpon

Sorry Barry, you’re no king....a wanna be but NOT!


4 posted on 02/11/2010 12:00:59 PM PST by freebird5850 (O-Bomba is not the Messiah. Jesus was a carpenter and could build a cabinet!)
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To: Tarpon

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.


5 posted on 02/11/2010 12:01:29 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: aquapub

some little beyotch needs to be slapped upside the haid........

....figuratively of course.


6 posted on 02/11/2010 12:01:35 PM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: aquapub

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.


7 posted on 02/11/2010 12:01:58 PM PST by KEmom (Please send viable Conservative candidates to Massachusetts!!)
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To: aquapub

I really, really want tickets to the Obamaloon’s trials when they occur.

Really!


8 posted on 02/11/2010 12:02:29 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: BigEdLB

The NLRB commie’s ploy is to back door card check.


9 posted on 02/11/2010 12:04:15 PM PST by Tarpon ( ...)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

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.


10 posted on 02/11/2010 12:04:52 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: aquapub

another nail in the 0bama and (D) coffin.

November cannot come soon enough.


11 posted on 02/11/2010 12:05:48 PM PST by jakota (®)
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To: Tarpon

The NLRB stooge lost in the Senate yesterday.. Obummo needs a new pinky lackey ....


12 posted on 02/11/2010 12:06:13 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Da Coyote
"I really, really want tickets to the Obamaloon’s trials when they occur."

You want tickets? I want the concessions contract!

Imagine the popcorn sales alone!

13 posted on 02/11/2010 12:06:15 PM PST by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: aquapub

Poor Barry and all his special interest radicals

So many swords to fall on, so little time


14 posted on 02/11/2010 12:07:06 PM PST by silverleaf (My Proposed Federal Budget is $29.99)
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To: aquapub

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.


15 posted on 02/11/2010 12:11:33 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: aquapub
The Obama junta takes another of its many already completed steps toward fascism.

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.

16 posted on 02/11/2010 12:13:38 PM PST by Candor7 (((The effective weapons against Oba- Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA)))
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To: BigEdLB
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...

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.

17 posted on 02/11/2010 12:13:42 PM PST by Tarpon ( ...)
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To: Secret Agent Man
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.

That recess appointment hypocrisy appears to be a two-way street.

18 posted on 02/11/2010 12:14:21 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: aquapub
Hopefully in 2011 Senate Majority Leader McConnell will do like Reid did in 2008 and keep the Senate in permanent session so there is no offical recess.

These appointees will get their year and then out.

19 posted on 02/11/2010 12:14:31 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Special SOTU tagline: YOU LIE!)
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To: aquapub

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?


20 posted on 02/11/2010 12:19:47 PM PST by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: All

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.

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/02/report-shelby-blocks-all-obama-nominations-in-the-senate-over-al-earmarks.php?ref=fpblg

I wonder why he thought that would result in anything but this happening?


21 posted on 02/11/2010 12:20:27 PM PST by heysean
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To: Secret Agent Man
While most Presidents use recess appointments, two things are unique here.

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.

22 posted on 02/11/2010 12:28:58 PM PST by dan on the right
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To: freebird5850

Sorry Barry, you’re no king....a wanna be but NOT YET! But he sure is working on it.


23 posted on 02/11/2010 12:30:36 PM PST by itsahoot (Each generation takes to excess, what the previous generation accepted in moderation.)
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To: Lurking Libertarian
Congress used to be gone for months on end. Until the 20th amendment was ratified in 1933, Congressional terms would begin on March 4 of an odd-numbered year, but Congress would not actually assemble until the following December, unless called into special session. The Presidential power to fill vacancies was meant for those long intervals.

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?

24 posted on 02/11/2010 12:35:04 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: heysean

The Shelby hold was removed a few days ago for all except a few nominees. The hold only latest a few days.


25 posted on 02/11/2010 12:36:04 PM PST by coaltrain
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To: coaltrain

Thank you, I hadn’t heard that!


26 posted on 02/11/2010 12:39:55 PM PST by heysean
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To: aquapub

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??


27 posted on 02/11/2010 12:41:26 PM PST by Tatze (I reject your reality and substitute my own!)
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To: aquapub
Remember this radical garbage and when we kick King Obama out use the same method and fire them all. Change is coming and the list is growing for expulsion and treason.
28 posted on 02/11/2010 12:41:43 PM PST by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: aquapub

Recess appointments expire at the end of a Congress like John Bolton.


29 posted on 02/11/2010 12:44:07 PM PST by AU72
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To: Tatze

Or does it only require a simple majority to recess?


30 posted on 02/11/2010 12:45:01 PM PST by Tatze (I reject your reality and substitute my own!)
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To: Logical me

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.


31 posted on 02/11/2010 12:47:45 PM PST by 2010Freeper
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To: heysean

Or odumbos nominees are such extremists that they would never get a positive vote.


32 posted on 02/11/2010 12:48:12 PM PST by italianquaker (My bartender knew about the attempted Christmas attack before odumbo)
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To: Tatze

Good ?


33 posted on 02/11/2010 12:48:38 PM PST by italianquaker (My bartender knew about the attempted Christmas attack before odumbo)
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To: Verginius Rufus

If that is the case, why is it that Republican presidents have also used recess appointments at times when it was not necessary?


34 posted on 02/11/2010 12:54:39 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: italianquaker

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.


35 posted on 02/11/2010 12:56:22 PM PST by heysean
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To: dan on the right

“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.”
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And how objectionable the nominees are.


36 posted on 02/11/2010 12:59:47 PM PST by Canedawg (FUBO! Just FUBO.)
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To: KarlInOhio

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.


37 posted on 02/11/2010 1:28:23 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Mass. elects Scott Brown. NVA:" for the first time in my adult life I am proud of my birth state")
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To: aquapub
No problems with this. If the Democrats want to pay the political price for this in November then I'm all for it.

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.

38 posted on 02/11/2010 1:35:19 PM PST by The Duke
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To: trumandogz
Yes, Republican Presidents have abused this power as well.

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?"

39 posted on 02/11/2010 1:36:53 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Lurking Libertarian
Yes, but.They are only good until this fall when a new Congress is elected and is seated. Then they have to be re-submitted.

Also he cannot do successive recess appointments of the same person.

40 posted on 02/11/2010 2:32:46 PM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Candor7
Problem-Junta

Solution-2nd Amendment.

41 posted on 02/11/2010 4:15:47 PM PST by fortheDeclaration ("Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people".-John Adams)
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To: fortheDeclaration

Yes, the magazines of America now runneth over.


42 posted on 02/11/2010 6:32:29 PM PST by Candor7 (((The effective weapons against Oba- Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA)))
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To: trumandogz

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.


43 posted on 02/12/2010 11:14:29 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Looks like Bush made 171 recess appointments.

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL33310.pdf


44 posted on 02/12/2010 11:30:00 AM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: trumandogz

Yes, across 8 YEARS!!!!! Obama’s doing 177 in just ONE YEAR!!!

NOT THE SAME THING!!!!

Are we clear? Geez.


45 posted on 02/12/2010 11:40:26 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

While I do not like the idea or recess appointments, I do understand that the power to do so is outlined in the Constitution.


46 posted on 02/12/2010 11:44:10 AM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: trumandogz

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.


47 posted on 02/12/2010 11:53:37 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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