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Obama, scolding GOP, makes 15 appointments
The Washington Times ^ | 27 MARCH 2010 | Kara Rowland

Posted on 03/28/2010 1:36:43 PM PDT by rdb3

Obama, scolding GOP, makes 15 appointments

Kara Rowland

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bama
Tick, tock...



1 posted on 03/28/2010 1:36:43 PM PDT by rdb3
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To: rdb3

Question. Knowing this adminstration, why didn’t the Reps have someone opening up the floors everyday, so this wouldn’t happen? Is it me?


2 posted on 03/28/2010 1:44:49 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Pray, Pray, Pray.)
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To: rdb3

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.


3 posted on 03/28/2010 1:48:18 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: rdb3
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.

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.

4 posted on 03/28/2010 1:49:17 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: AliVeritas
“It noted that former President George W. Bush had made 15 recess appointments by this time in his presidency.”

Obama scolding Republicans. Give me a break. Nobody in the Obama administration could pass the security clearance for a job at WalMart.

5 posted on 03/28/2010 1:50:54 PM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 393)
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To: rdb3
That sad sack. Is there anything he won’t blame us for?
6 posted on 03/28/2010 1:53:11 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: rdb3
The jack arse owns the constitution forsaking Senate. Why does he have to do recess appointments?

How radical are the radicals he has appointed?

7 posted on 03/28/2010 1:53:42 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: bitterohiogunclinger
Obama scolding Republicans. Give me a break. Nobody in the Obama administration could pass the security clearance for a job at WalMart.

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.

8 posted on 03/28/2010 1:58:49 PM PDT by anita
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To: EGPWS

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.


9 posted on 03/28/2010 1:59:46 PM PDT by wiggen (Government owned slave.)
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To: rdb3

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?


10 posted on 03/28/2010 2:00:08 PM PDT by Infralutheran
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>> 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]?


11 posted on 03/28/2010 2:01:52 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Think globally, act locally--beat up your neighborhood hippie communist.)
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Too funny....The GOP will learn NOT to play nice in Washington one day....Or, NOT...


12 posted on 03/28/2010 2:02:37 PM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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>>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.


13 posted on 03/28/2010 2:05:26 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Think globally, act locally--beat up your neighborhood hippie communist.)
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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.

14 posted on 03/28/2010 2:12:47 PM PDT by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: Americas last, best hope for survival.)
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To: rdb3

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.


15 posted on 03/28/2010 2:42:24 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: rdb3

FUBO


16 posted on 03/28/2010 3:31:54 PM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Weren’t all nominated before Scott Brown joined the Senate? I.e. it wasn’t a GOP filibuster to blame.


17 posted on 03/28/2010 4:07:41 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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