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White House Concludes It Can Appoint Cordray (Criminal POTUS)
Wall Street Journal ^ | January 3 | Laura Meckler

Posted on 01/03/2012 7:55:54 PM PST by PghBaldy

Senate Republicans have tried to prevent the White House from acting by keeping the Senate technically in “pro forma” session until senators return to Washington later this month.

One way around the GOP maneuvering would have been for the White House to appoint Mr. Cordray during the short window in between congressional sessions. That window was open Tuesday morning, and some expected Mr. Obama to act then. But he didn’t, and administration officials maintained that they still have all options on the table.

That’s because the White House has concluded that it can make the appointment even if the Senate has not formally recessed, said one Democrat familiar with White House thinking. “They have decided no one can stop them.”

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: cfpb; cordray; recess; richardcordray
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1 posted on 01/03/2012 7:56:04 PM PST by PghBaldy
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To: PghBaldy

Or else Obama listened to Jimmuh when the latter suggested he ease off on the bad publicity during the former’s first term.

Now there would be a constitutional case.


2 posted on 01/03/2012 8:03:48 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: PghBaldy

Utter lawlessness. The Clintons were just a pair of hayseeds. This is Cook County at the national level. No one can stop us...


3 posted on 01/03/2012 8:04:15 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

Probing totalinarianism.


4 posted on 01/03/2012 8:05:57 PM PST by MtnClimber (Tim Tebow will never be successful in the NFL - Leftist journalists who have sold their souls)
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To: PghBaldy
“They have decided no one can stop them.”

Have the House refuse to fund the position.

5 posted on 01/03/2012 8:07:11 PM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: 1010RD

and if someone tries, we’ll throw them in jail indefinitely...


6 posted on 01/03/2012 8:10:54 PM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: PghBaldy
Have Cordray arrested for trespassing if he enters the property without an escort.
7 posted on 01/03/2012 8:43:07 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: PghBaldy

We haven’t had an impeachment since, well, since the last scum bag DemoRat Prez.


8 posted on 01/03/2012 8:46:08 PM PST by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: PghBaldy

Why not burn down the Capitol, blame it on the Jews, dissolve Congress and assume dictatorial control. That hasn’t been tried before.


9 posted on 01/03/2012 8:52:36 PM PST by depressed in 06 ( Where is the 1984 Apple Super Bowl ad when we need it?)
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To: PghBaldy

And Congress would roll over and say “take me again, 0bamaDingo!”


10 posted on 01/03/2012 9:08:30 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: PghBaldy
Per Article II, Section II:

The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.

NO WHERE in the Constitution is the President given the power to unilaterlly make an appointment [without Senate confirmation] while the Senate is in session - even a pro forma session ...

He can only unilaterally make an appointment [called a Recess Appointment] when the Senate is in Recess ...

This proposal by the Administration is blatantly unconstitutional and [if such an appointment were made] would be bitch-slapped down by SCOTUS ...

11 posted on 01/03/2012 9:31:09 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Lmo56

Correction

SHOULD be slapped down by SCOTUS

Now

Who knows?

Soon my dear friends

Soon


12 posted on 01/03/2012 9:49:10 PM PST by Steve Newton
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To: Lmo56; Steve Newton

Yep, given the SCOTUS’ proclivity for deciding practically nobody has standing to defend the Constitution in certain amorphous situations, it’d be no surprise to watch them sidestep what most of them consider an old piece of parchment anyway.


13 posted on 01/03/2012 10:04:39 PM PST by LibertarianInExile (Rick Santorum...conservative? See "Bridge to Nowhere" and "Arlen Specter.")
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To: PghBaldy

This would be unbelievable if it were anyone else attempting it. Did you notice the liberal use of “Mr. Obama” in the article rather than “President Obama”? That’s a jab the leftists used to use a lot against Bush.


14 posted on 01/04/2012 6:57:50 AM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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