Skip to comments.Obama, scolding GOP, makes 15 appointments
Posted on 03/28/2010 1:36:43 PM PDT by rdb3
Now that Congress has left for spring break, President Obama is making more than a dozen recess appointments to fill key administration posts at the Departments of the Treasury, Homeland Security and others, the White House announced Saturday.
Citing "months of Republican obstruction," Mr. Obama made 15 appointments in all, including Craig Becker, a controversial nominee to head the National Labor Relations Board. The Senate last month voted against proceeding to confirm Mr. Becker, a former union lawyer.
The White House said the nominees had been pending in the Senate for an average of 214 days. It noted that former President George W. Bush had made 15 recess appointments by this time in his presidency.
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Question. Knowing this adminstration, why didn’t the Reps have someone opening up the floors everyday, so this wouldn’t happen? Is it me?
The Democrats controlled 60 votes in the Senate and could not get these communists appointed. Apparently, they were too far to the left for the most extreme of the extreme lefists.
I can't publicly state in words what my reaction is without my response being removed....
That said, Republican politicians with a backbone need to show themselves soon.
Obama scolding Republicans. Give me a break. Nobody in the Obama administration could pass the security clearance for a job at WalMart.
How radical are the radicals he has appointed?
Exactly. I am upset that everyone in the MSM repeating O's spinning of this news in his way (even Fox).
I didn't remember Fox reporting Clinton did it too, while reporting about W's recess appointments. It was irritating when they were waiting with split windows with empty mic set up for him for hours.
He’s such a child. Instead of getting someone new after not getting approval last month he just decided he had to be right and everyone else wrong.
A narcissist of gargantuan proportions.
I don’t say this lightly but he alone is worst than Pearl Harbor or 9-11 for this country. Hes more like a plague touching as many corners of the nation as he can. He spares nobody.
I have no problem with a president making recess appointments. Funny though, I remember the left going in a complete tizzy when President Bush did it, but now they seem to think it is totally fine.
Also, I find it funny that President Obama uses this as an opportunity to scold the GOP for holding up his nominations. My guess is that he was one of the Democratic Senators who held up former President Bush’s nominations. Does anyone know if this is the case?
>> It noted that former President George W. Bush had made 15 recess appointments by this time in his presidency.
Did it also note that the mainstream media was tearing their clothing and smearing ashes on their faces while screaming about how Bush was subverting the Constitution and destroying the country by making these appointments?
I wonder what was their response to the Obamessiah making recess appointments. [cue crickets chirping]?
Too funny....The GOP will learn NOT to play nice in Washington one day....Or, NOT...
>>The jack arse owns the constitution forsaking Senate. Why does he have to do recess appointments?
Because the GOP is using Karl Rove’s Orbital Mind Control Laser to stop Democrat Senators from voting for Obama’s Marxist radicals.
Finally, an answer that makes sense.
Bush made 15 recess appointments because the Senate was run by the opposing party.
I can’t think of the last president that had to make recess appointments when their own party had 60 votes in the Senate.
It’s pretty bad when your nominees to executive positions (which are OFTEN approved as a matter of courtesy) can’t get approval when your own party has 60 votes — and indicates how horrible your nominees are.
Weren’t all nominated before Scott Brown joined the Senate? I.e. it wasn’t a GOP filibuster to blame.