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Obama announces 15 recess appointments, scolds GOP
my way.com ^ | Mar 27, 5:27 PM (ET) | By BEN FELLER

Posted on 03/27/2010 3:55:27 PM PDT by kwill4u

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fed up with waiting, President Barack Obama announced Saturday he would bypass a vacationing Senate and name 15 people to key administration jobs, wielding for the first time the blunt political tool known as the recess appointment.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; agenda; apointments; bho44; bhorecessappointment; bypass; recess; unions
Obamanation at it again while all the congress is away
1 posted on 03/27/2010 3:55:27 PM PDT by kwill4u
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To: kwill4u

I’ve got a 1 finger answer for him....,,|,,


2 posted on 03/27/2010 3:56:24 PM PDT by Paul46360
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To: kwill4u

The next three years are going to be SO DAMN LONG.


3 posted on 03/27/2010 3:57:28 PM PDT by vladimir998 (Part of the Vast Catholic Conspiracy (hat tip to Kells))
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To: kwill4u

He can’t simply do his dirty deeds and shut up. Oh no, it’s always someone else’s fault.

So the devil made him do it.

Brainless jackass.


4 posted on 03/27/2010 3:57:43 PM PDT by Carley (Are you better off than you were four trillion dollars ago?)
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To: vladimir998

This guy is nuts it’s obvious he is on a collision course to nowhere.


5 posted on 03/27/2010 3:58:35 PM PDT by kwill4u
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To: kwill4u

The Fuhrer at work again, bypassing any political process wherever he can...


6 posted on 03/27/2010 3:58:42 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: kwill4u

Surprised he needs recess appointments. Why not just some more Czars?


7 posted on 03/27/2010 3:58:51 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: kwill4u

Biden you, Barry.


8 posted on 03/27/2010 3:58:57 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Mitt Romney: He's from Harvard, and he's here to help.)
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To: kwill4u
Games and games and more games.

Grow up!

9 posted on 03/27/2010 4:01:23 PM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: kwill4u

BO is getting scarier by the day.


10 posted on 03/27/2010 4:01:34 PM PDT by MrsLilac (Don't let your mind wander. It's too small to be let out on it's own.)
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To: kwill4u

http://www.glli.org/presidential

No wonder they have a gay ole time in the white house.


11 posted on 03/27/2010 4:01:58 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Release Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich and let him and his family get on with their lives.)
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To: kwill4u

He is post partisan you know...


12 posted on 03/27/2010 4:02:11 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: kwill4u

I thought he was a uniter who could convince anybody of anything???? Guess his crazy powers of hypnosis haven’t worked on all of Congress yet.


13 posted on 03/27/2010 4:04:08 PM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (Let us not get bogged down in the small squabbles; Let us get caught up in the big ideas. Palin '12)
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To: kwill4u

We are being scolded about time delays from the guy that took months to decide on Afghanistan.

I guess the Labor Board is no longer “independent” as it has always been. If you aren’t union and a donor to the DNC, you won’t be working.

Oh,,,and is this part of the new “tone” he wants for Washington?

SmartMouth in Chief.


14 posted on 03/27/2010 4:04:08 PM PDT by Annie5622 (Democrats DO have a plan! They apparently plan to stay stupid.)
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To: vladimir998
There's the glimmering hope that it might get better after November.

But, yeah. Long. And bad.

15 posted on 03/27/2010 4:05:21 PM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: kwill4u

all 41 GOP senators wrote to Obama on Thursday urging him not to appoint Becker over the break - to no avail. Becker is a top lawyer at the Service Employees International Union (SEIC) and the AFL-CIO.

...”Labor unions were especially keen on getting Becker installed on the board that is... responsible for certifying union elections and addressing unfair labor practices..... Under a Democratic majority,..... the labor board... could decide cases or make new rules that would make it easier for unions to organize workers..... The board could allow speeded-up union elections that give employers less time to counter organizing drives.”.....

Becker is bad news all around....here comes more thugs....and least we forget...Hitler used labor to keep the people in check.


16 posted on 03/27/2010 4:06:46 PM PDT by caww
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To: kwill4u
Obama named three people to the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, which has also been operating without a quorum.

Why does this obnoxious anachronism EVEN EXIST anymore? This is where the Republicans fail every time when they get power. The Prime Directive should be to ROLL BACK socialism, not just manage it more efficiently (if they even do that). GET RID OF these commie iron rice bowl commissions and departments and boards. THROW THEM ALL OUT and scorth the earth they sat on!!!

17 posted on 03/27/2010 4:07:54 PM PDT by Argus
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To: All

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18 posted on 03/27/2010 4:08:00 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: kwill4u

Commie jerk!


19 posted on 03/27/2010 4:09:01 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (Tea parties today, Lexington tomorrow.)
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To: kwill4u

we are stuck with a weenie who suddenly thinks he is a tyrant. Napoleon complex. This too will run its course and the little twirp will be put in his place - its just a matter of time. In the meantime Republicans should refuse to work with him and the dems on anything. Just shut the place down. Offer constant amendments and demand everything be read.


20 posted on 03/27/2010 4:09:29 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: vladimir998

No kidding....It’s hard to believe that the Clown Prince Kenyan has only been in office for 1 year and a couple of months.....It’s felt like 4 years already to me.....


21 posted on 03/27/2010 4:10:59 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: taxesareforever

The Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute ....(Bad News People)

....is leading a community-wide effort to identify strong LGBT candidates to serve in the Obama administration.

The Presidential Appointments Project serves as the talent bank for openly LGBT professionals ....seeking appointed positions in the next presidential administration...... If you’ve ever considered working for the federal government, now is the time to start thinking about whether you have what it takes to work for the president to help change our country.

While Barack Obama lays out a broad agenda to move the country forward, his staff is actually undertaking the hard work of implementation.

Appointed officials..... have the power to set or influence the policies of the many federal departments and administrative agencies...... that make up the executive branch of government.


22 posted on 03/27/2010 4:12:12 PM PDT by caww
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To: kwill4u

Harold Craig Becker (born November 14, 1956), known professionally as Craig Becker, is a member of the National Labor Relations Board and has been Associate General Counsel to the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

Becker graduated from Yale University in 1978, and Yale University Law School in 1981. He was the editor of the Yale Law Journal. He later clerked for Donald P. Lay (1981–1983). He taught at UCLA Law School (1989–1994) and Georgetown University Law School (1987–1988). He also worked at Kirschner, Weinberg & Dempsey (1983-1989), and represented AFL-CIO. In 2009, he was a member of the Obama transition team.

On February 9, 2010, the United States Senate voted 52-33 for cloture — or, to cut off debate — on Becker’s nomination.[1] Given that the Senate requires 60 votes to end debate, Becker’s nomination remains pending before the Senate. The delay to vote on Becker has created some controversy because he was nominated in April 2009 and has not yet been given an up or down vote in the Senate.[2]

On March 27, 2010, Obama gave Becker a recess appointment to the National Labor Relations Board.[3]


23 posted on 03/27/2010 4:14:10 PM PDT by jessduntno (B. Hussein Obama...I look at him and think, in the words of Biden, "Big F***ing deal.")
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To: kwill4u

Bush did it, hardly unprecendented. But his choices.....PeeUUUUUUU.


24 posted on 03/27/2010 4:26:33 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: kwill4u

Let’s be candid: ObaMao is where he is because of affirmative action. His intellect is second-rate, his accomplishments vicarious, and if he were white he’d be bagging groceries at a co-op.


25 posted on 03/27/2010 4:32:02 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: kwill4u

Aren’t such appointments good only for the duration of this Congress?


26 posted on 03/27/2010 4:38:01 PM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: kwill4u

POS Dictator.....


27 posted on 03/27/2010 5:59:33 PM PDT by Gator113 (I do not want Obama just IMPEACHED... I want him IMPRISONED. Are we there yet? 2010-2012)
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To: kwill4u

120 days under the Vacancy Act or “why bother”?


28 posted on 03/27/2010 6:38:40 PM PDT by keving (We get the government we vote for)
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To: himno hero

The Fuhrer at work again, bypassing any political process wherever he can...


No Republican president has never subverted the constitutional political process in this way. This is the way Democrats destroy the Constitution.


29 posted on 03/27/2010 8:41:34 PM PDT by RogerQ
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To: RogerQ

GWB had to do a Recess Appointment for John Bolton as U.S. Ambassador.


30 posted on 03/27/2010 10:30:13 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy

Oh yeah, I forgot about that. But it was just one, and it was the Democrats fault.


31 posted on 03/27/2010 11:23:19 PM PDT by RogerQ
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To: traderrob6

“Bush did it, hardly unprecendented.”

I think 15 must be a new world’s record. Probably more than all the previous presidents combined.


32 posted on 03/28/2010 4:09:05 AM PDT by Western Phil
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To: traderrob6

“Bush did it, hardly unprecendented.”

I think 15 must be a new world’s record. Probably more than all the previous presidents combined.


33 posted on 03/28/2010 4:09:06 AM PDT by Western Phil
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To: ought-six
His intellect is second-rate

That suggests he has an intellect at all. I reject that.

34 posted on 03/28/2010 4:10:34 AM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: Western Phil

Most recess appointments:

Reagan: 243
Truman: 195
Ike: 193
G.W. Bush: 165
Clinton: 140


35 posted on 03/28/2010 6:04:55 AM PDT by truthfree
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To: kwill4u

Chicago Lawyer Among Obama Appointments

Updated: Saturday, 27 Mar 2010, 6:06 PM CDT
Published : Saturday, 27 Mar 2010, 6:01 PM CDT

Washington - Fed up with waiting, President Barack Obama announced Saturday he would bypass a vacationing Senate and name 15 people to key administration jobs, wielding for the first time the blunt political tool known as the recess appointment.

The move immediately deepened the divide between the Democratic president and Republicans in the Senate following a long, bruising fight over health care. Obama revealed his decision by blistering Republicans, accusing them of holding up nominees for months solely to try to score a political advantage on him.

“I simply cannot allow partisan politics to stand in the way of the basic functioning of government,” Obama said in a statement.

The 15 appointees to boards and agencies include the contentious choice of Chicago union lawyer Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board. Republicans had blocked his nomination on grounds he would bring a radical pro-union agenda to the job, and they called on Obama not to appoint Becker over the recess.

Obama went ahead anyway, while also choosing a second member for the labor board so that four of its five slots will be filled. The board, which referees labor-management disputes, has had a majority of its seats vacant for more than two years, slowing its work and raising questions about the legality of its rulings.

Overall, Obama’s appointments will take place through next week, allowing people to make the transition to their new jobs, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki. said. The news of Becker’s appointment drew the bulk of the ire from Republicans.

“Once again the administration showed that it had little respect for the time honored constitutional roles and procedures of Congress,” said Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, Obama’s foe in the 2008 presidential election. “This is clear payback by the administration to organized labor.”

Both Republican and Democratic presidents have made recess appointments, which circumvents the Senate’s authority to confirm nominees, when they could not overcome delays. President George W. Bush made more than 170 such appointments in his two-term presidency. President Bill Clinton made nearly 140.

Obama had been on record as warning of recess appointments if the Senate didn’t act. He followed through at the end of a week in which his political standing was significantly bolstered by the
party-line passage of a historic health care bill, a student loan overhaul and a hard-fought nuclear arms treaty with Russia.

The White House dropped the news in a press release on a quiet Saturday, with Obama at Camp David and lawmakers home in their districts.

The recess appointments mean the 15 people could serve in their jobs through the end of 2011, when the next Senate finishes its term. A recess appointment ends at the completion of the next
Senate session or when a person is nominated and confirmed to the job, whichever comes first.

Obama filled two posts at the Treasury Department: Jeffrey Goldstein as under secretary for domestic finance and Michael Mundaca as assistant secretary for tax policy. He singled them out: “At a time of economic emergency, two top appointees to the Department of Treasury have been held up for nearly six months.”

On Becker, Republicans have held up his confirmation for months, saying they fear he would circumvent Congress to make labor laws more union-friendly.

Democrats had failed to overcome Republican delaying tactics on Becker’s nomination, and all 41 GOP senators wrote to Obama on Thursday urging him not to appoint Becker over the break — to no
avail. Becker is a top lawyer at the Service Employees International Union and the AFL-CIO.

Labor unions were especially keen on getting Becker installed on the board that is responsible for certifying union elections and addressing unfair labor practices. Under a Democratic majority, the
labor board could decide cases or make new rules that would make it easier for unions to organize workers. The board could allow speeded-up union elections that give employers less time to counter
organizing drives.

The other pro-union lawyer Obama named to the board, Mark Pearce, has not faced opposition from Republicans.

The White House says its appointees have been awaiting a vote for an average of seven months.

Obama named three people to the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, which has also been operating without a quorum.

The Senate’s top Democrat, Harry Reid, welcomed Obama’s move. “Regrettably, Senate Republicans have dedicated themselves to a failed strategy to cripple President Obama’s economic initiatives by stalling key administration nominees at every turn,” said Reid, the majority leader from Nevada.

Obama and Democratic leaders say he faces more obstruction, in terms of the number of pending nominees and the length of their delay in getting a vote, than Bush did. The hyper-partisan
atmosphere in Washington began long before Obama’s presidency but remains as entrenched as ever, if not worse,

during his term.

Already in a struggle with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over a financial overhaul, Obama now has another one over Becker. “The business community should be on red alert for radical changes that
could significantly impair the ability of America’s job creators to compete,” the chamber said in a statement.

In February, Democrats fell far short of the 60 votes they needed to push through Becker’s nomination. Two Democrats joined Republicans to halt Becker.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Saturday that Obama’s move is “another episode of choosing a partisan path despite bipartisan opposition.”

http://www.myfoxchicago.com/


36 posted on 03/28/2010 8:40:29 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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