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After Threat, Obama Gets His Nominees (GOP caves to another Obama lame threat!)
Fox News ^ | 2/12/2010 | WSJ

Posted on 02/12/2010 3:58:19 AM PST by tobyhill

President Barack Obama dropped his threat to bypass the Senate and install nominees to their positions through recess appointments -- at least for now.

Recess appointments can be made while the Senate is out of session and are a way for presidents to get around the need for a confirmation vote. The president said in a statement Thursday evening that he is encouraged by confirmation earlier in the day of 27 high-level nominees.

On Tuesday, Obama threatened to make the recess appointments to get around senators who had placed "holds" on his nominees, which prevent, or at least delay, the Senate from moving forward with nominations. By the White House’s count, at the start of the week, 63 nominees had been stalled with holds.

At a meeting with top congressional leaders on Tuesday, Obama told Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell that he would use his recess appointment power if Republican senators did not release their holds.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bohica; cowards; gopcowards; gopjellyfish; gutless; jellyfish; screwamericaagain; ssdd

1 posted on 02/12/2010 3:58:19 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

They shouldn’t be obstructing his appointments. They should have a vote and not confirm them until he nominates more center of the line people.


2 posted on 02/12/2010 4:02:02 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

They need to do what the Rats did to President Bush every step of the way, block everything!

Remember Bolton?

Make them pay for what they did to this true patriot.


3 posted on 02/12/2010 4:06:39 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

They need to do what the Rats did to President Bush every step of the way, block everything!

Remember Bolton?

Make them pay for what they did to this true patriot.

EXACTLY!

The GOP needs ot grow a set.

If not VOTE THEM OUT.


4 posted on 02/12/2010 4:10:15 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: driftdiver
No... they do not have the votes to do so and the dims used this for years against Bush. You are wrong... they should stay in session... the dims rotated one guy in and out to block Bush's appointments.

LLS

5 posted on 02/12/2010 4:14:17 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: driftdiver
They shouldn’t be obstructing his appointments. They should have a vote and not confirm them until he nominates more center of the line people.

Obama? "Center of the line people"? Gimme a break!

Even if the Senate "rejects" an Obama candidate via filibuster, he will just wait until the Senate is not in session & put them in office anyway, won't he?

6 posted on 02/12/2010 4:17:30 AM PST by ChrisInAR (You gotta let it out, Captain!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

8 hour shifts, 7 days a week.


7 posted on 02/12/2010 4:17:57 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

I like listening to Bolton on FOX News & I appreciate his down-to-earth talk, but w/ his being a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, I have lost a lot of trust in him. Overall, I think he is dangerous for our sovereignty as a free nation.


8 posted on 02/12/2010 4:21:19 AM PST by ChrisInAR (You gotta let it out, Captain!)
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To: nmh
The GOP needs ot grow a set.

While there are some tough individual Republicans - ironically, many of them women - the GOP itself has long been a club of cowering bumblers overly concerned with how their cronies (and even enemies) perceive them.

People want and respect leaders with courage, and while the Democrats can successfully substitute a remorseless viciousness for same, the Republicans can't even manage to maintain a dirty look for more than a couple of news cycles before they let bullies like Obama steal their (and our) lunch money.

Mr. niteowl77

9 posted on 02/12/2010 4:24:03 AM PST by niteowl77 (You wanted him, and now you have got him. I say, "Good day to you," America.)
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To: tobyhill

John Bolton turned out to be one of the shining stars of the Bush administration.


10 posted on 02/12/2010 4:24:53 AM PST by JohnLongIsland ( schmuckie schucks)
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To: ChrisInAR

“but w/ his being a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, I have lost a lot of trust in him.”

So, just who in D.C. is not a member of the CFR?


11 posted on 02/12/2010 4:27:30 AM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: ChrisInAR

Welcome to FR, ChrisInAR.

Might you favor us and explain why
John Bolton is “dangerous” to US sovereignty?


12 posted on 02/12/2010 4:31:51 AM PST by Diogenesis (Alea iacta est.)
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To: tobyhill

Its not about getting even, its about having a spine and doing whats best for the country.

Confirming them is NOT good for the country.
Not confirming them will only lead to recess appointments.

Not voting means the country doesn’t have the necessary leadership in those positions. With the bozo in the WH we need more leadership.


13 posted on 02/12/2010 5:06:36 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: tobyhill

It was worse than that. Remember they would open the session, gavel is closed and go home. Took all of 60 seconds of their time.


14 posted on 02/12/2010 5:11:05 AM PST by doodad
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To: tobyhill

100% dead on!!!

LLS


15 posted on 02/12/2010 5:17:33 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: tobyhill

At the very least making Obama put them in via recess appointments limits their term until the next congress convenes. Now, by caving, his appointees will be in for the duration. Thanks alot Republicans!


16 posted on 02/12/2010 5:18:46 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: doodad
As soon as the 'Rats took over the Senate, they started that crap. Reid would call the Senate into session, do some minor point of business, then gavel an adjournment (not a recess). They did this on holidays, Christmas and the like, just to spite Bush and circumvent his authority to do recess appointments.

The Constitution allows recess appointments. If he wants to, Obama should just go ahead and do them and stop bellyaching. He may take some flak for it but BFD, Bush and others did for years and they took it like men. But Obama has to act like the petulant child he is and whine about his opponents. If he'd just act like a man for a change and take care of business, he might get more respect than he does from those outside his circle of sycophants and groupies.

17 posted on 02/12/2010 5:19:15 AM PST by chimera
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To: nmh

Well. if I remember correctly, Bush DID make a few recess appointments though not many. Nobody here seemed to object then except those of us who knew that a Dem Prez would do it too. The whole idea of one Senator being able to put a hold on all appointees is repugnant to me.


18 posted on 02/12/2010 5:21:33 AM PST by mono
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To: Russ

A recess appointment would provide an opportunity to throw them out after November. Now, they qualify for lifetime pensions, benefits, etc. from you and me.


19 posted on 02/12/2010 5:36:49 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: tobyhill

So will any news organization ever actually name names so we know who the 29 people confirmed under this threat were or is that classified top secret?


20 posted on 02/12/2010 5:48:07 AM PST by fatrat (extremely extreme right-wing radicalized veteran)
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To: tobyhill

That was my first response, too. But I was told that Reid sets the “whens” of Senate being in session, so if he doesn’t support the effort, then the Senate isn’t in session and there can be no block.

Intend to research if that’s true.


21 posted on 02/12/2010 5:50:08 AM PST by FrogMom (No such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Only the majority can pull that off. It only takes a majority to adjourn.


22 posted on 02/12/2010 6:20:01 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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