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Obama bucks Republicans by making unprecedented recess appointment
The Washington Times ^ | January 4, 2012 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 01/04/2012 9:45:59 AM PST by yoe

Congressional officials said President Obama has used his recess appointment powers Wednesday to name a head for the controversial new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in a move Republican lawmakers said amounted to an unconstitutional power grab.

Mr. Obama made the appointment of former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray even though the Senate, which has the power to confirm nominees, considers itself still in session.

But the White House argues Republican senators stonewalled the nominee for so long that Mr. Obama had no choice but to circumvent them.

In making the appointment, Mr. Obama rejected the precedent set by former President Clinton and the precedent Mr. Obama and his fellow Democrats set under President George W. Bush in 2007 and 2008.

“Although the Senate is not in recess, President Obama, in an unprecedented move, has arrogantly circumvented the American people,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican.

GOP House Speaker John A. Boehner called the move “an extraordinary and entirely unprecedented power grab by President Obama that defies centuries of practice and the legal advice of his own Justice Department.” “The precedent that would be set by this cavalier action would have a devastating effect on the checks and balances that are enshrined in our Constitution,” the Ohio Republican said in a statement.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 112th; bho44; powergrab
Call your Senators now....demand they stop this Unconstitutional recess appointment by Obama....this president has crossed the line! Do we have a Dictator? Stop him....demand it.
1 posted on 01/04/2012 9:46:02 AM PST by yoe
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To: yoe

This is where Obama has now set the bar. From now on Recess appointments will be the standard practice for any nominee who can’t get past congress. The imperial presidency.


2 posted on 01/04/2012 9:49:44 AM PST by circlecity
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To: yoe
Call the Democrat Senator's offices and call them Communist and hypocrites and tell them that this will be used against them.
3 posted on 01/04/2012 9:51:45 AM PST by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: yoe

Do we have a Dictator?

In a word, YES.

Last night I watched a media person gush on about how
Obama had ascended to the Presidency, as though on
a cloud of glory. Made me sick. This just verifies
my view of reality. The unconstitutional usurper must
go.


4 posted on 01/04/2012 9:52:13 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: yoe

Do we have a Dictator?

YES!


5 posted on 01/04/2012 9:52:34 AM PST by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: yoe

Obama is a criminal. Nothing new. This is typical of how he bypasses the Congress. Our real problem is that we do not have a strong, pro-Constitution Congress....otherwise Obama would have been history a long time ago.


6 posted on 01/04/2012 9:53:01 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: yoe
Are you convinced yet? Hopefully you all will realize that King Obama is a communists black Muslim that is a self proclaimed dictator.
7 posted on 01/04/2012 9:53:27 AM PST by Logical me
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To: yoe
...Boehner called the move “an extraordinary and entirely unprecedented power grab...

Boehner can talk the talk but let's see if he can walk the walk. All he has to do is cut off funding for this Consumer Protection Bureau. We'll see if all these bureaucrats will work for free!

8 posted on 01/04/2012 9:54:14 AM PST by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation)
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To: circlecity
" From now on Recess appointments will be the standard practice for any nominee who can’t get past congress "

This means a Supreme Court vacancy can be filled, without the Consent of Congress, doesn't it?

This is now a Dictatorship, using Executive Orders, un-elected Czars, and Regulatory Agencies to make Congress un-necessary.

How there is not ONE Republican that would challenge the Constitutionality of all this is beyond reproachable; it's Treason, pure and simple.

9 posted on 01/04/2012 9:55:34 AM PST by traditional1 (Free speech for me.....not for thee)
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To: circlecity

It’s bigger than that because they aren’t in recess. Even the White House doesn’t claim it’s a recess appointment, they’re doing it because they say the GOP is obstructionist.

By law they can’t do it, but they are anyway because the GOP doesn’t have the cajones to defund and get rid of the department. This is a Constitutional crisis pure and simple.


10 posted on 01/04/2012 9:55:47 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - No Prisoners. No Mercy.)
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To: TexasRedeye

I just wrote an email to Juan Boehner asking him if he enjoyed pleasuring obammy.
Eunich bastard that he is.


11 posted on 01/04/2012 10:00:53 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) You'd be mad as hell to if you were married to that wookie bitch little fag that he is)
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To: yoe

I would instead say this is not dissing the GOP but the US Constitution.\\Much worse


12 posted on 01/04/2012 10:00:53 AM PST by bestintxas (Somewhere in Kenya, a Village is missing its Idiot.)
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To: yoe

There has to be repercussions for this. Why does Brack and his fellow outlaws feel that he cant be stopped? It’s because he hasn’t been stopped yet. Now’s the time to take a stand!


13 posted on 01/04/2012 10:02:27 AM PST by Thebaddog (Remember, Obama said he's only 60% done with his agenda.)
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To: yoe

SO WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT BONER?????


14 posted on 01/04/2012 10:03:37 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: Thebaddog

And who will make this stand? Not the Republicans. Not the people, yet. Nobody.


15 posted on 01/04/2012 10:05:22 AM PST by satan (Plumbing new depths of worthlessness on a daily basis.)
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To: Joe Boucher
I just wrote an email to Juan Boehner asking him if he enjoyed pleasuring obammy.

Eunich bastard that he is.
What are you, a man or a mouse Boner? Well? Squeak up!! Squeaker of the Mouse. I mean Speaker of the House.
16 posted on 01/04/2012 10:06:46 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: yoe

And to think, Obama may very well be given another 4 years to play dictator.

So much more is on the way........


17 posted on 01/04/2012 10:09:19 AM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO.....!)
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To: yoe

It’s good to be Emperor!


18 posted on 01/04/2012 10:11:06 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: yoe

Any US senator can now sue Obama in federal court, and win, and though since Marbury v. Madison (1810), the president cannot be compelled to personally obey court decisions, and often don’t, his appointee would be stripped of any and all powers given to him by Obama.

In effect, he could give no legal order, make no regulation, or do much of anything with the force of government behind him. As well, any of his subordinates would be in the same position. Any order attributed to him would be automatically null and void.


19 posted on 01/04/2012 10:12:56 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: yoe

Does Congress matter any longer? Seems to me that Obama just does what he wants.


20 posted on 01/04/2012 10:13:30 AM PST by jpsb
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To: yoe

all congress has to do is shut down the government.


21 posted on 01/04/2012 10:13:54 AM PST by Dogbert41
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To: jpsb

“Does Congress matter any longer? Seems to me that Obama just does what he wants.”


Then get a load of Santorum who wants to bomb Iran without a Congress formal declaration of war. Maybe Presidents rely on UN resolutions instead of Congress.


22 posted on 01/04/2012 10:18:15 AM PST by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
"Any US senator can now sue Obama in federal court

Oh Goody! When can I expect the court's decision? 2013? And the Appeal Court's decision? 2014? And the SCOTUS? How about 2915 ? if ever?

23 posted on 01/04/2012 10:25:22 AM PST by I am Richard Brandon
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To: yoe
Existing thread...

Obama to 'Recess Appoint' Cordray in Defiance of Congress (Congress is NOT in recess!)

24 posted on 01/04/2012 10:30:15 AM PST by montag813
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To: yoe

Well gee golly, congress, I’m sure saying stuff will really scare him.


25 posted on 01/04/2012 10:33:13 AM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: yoe
The apparent inaction by the House of Representatives GOP leadership is astounding regarding this illegal appointment by Obama. The Constitution is being shredded by a dictator.

We The People have been sold down the river.

26 posted on 01/04/2012 10:40:06 AM PST by First A Patriot
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To: yoe
Just prosecute the guys who take jobs under this deal for theft. They had no legal right to accept any pay proferred to them.

If they made a promotion of someone covered by civil service rules, rescind the promotion and demand a return of the additional pay, else prosecute them as well.

Every illegal act can be undone and his henchmen prosecuted for return of the money, or whatever.

I'd be pretty abusive about it and start the prosecutions next January just as Obama leaves office.

27 posted on 01/04/2012 10:43:37 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Mr. K

Hmm ~ Boehner works in the House. Appointments are the responsibility of the Senate.


28 posted on 01/04/2012 10:47:00 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Free Vulcan
Hairy Reed is your boy on this. He's not a Republican.

Go threaten him or something.

29 posted on 01/04/2012 10:49:02 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Thebaddog
In the broader war it's an ACT OF REBELLION AND TREASON against the United States by the entire Democrat Party.

That makes it OK for the People's Militia to be called to duty by the House of Representatives ~ and authorizes Boehner to INCARCERATE the Democrat members indefinitely.

We can actually start rounding up Democrats and putting them in impromptu prison camps for the winter.

This could be fun ~

30 posted on 01/04/2012 10:53:43 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
It seems you are one of the few intelligent folks among a surfeit of idiots.
31 posted on 01/04/2012 10:55:46 AM PST by verity (The Obama Administration is a Criminal Enterprise.)
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To: yoe

and the Republicans in the senate roll over and play dead.

the stupid party will do nothing, zip, nada.

the republicans will go along to get along.

no better than eunachs.


32 posted on 01/04/2012 10:57:08 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: muawiyah
Boehner works in the House. Appointments are the responsibility of the Senate.

But - all funding must be allocated by the House. Defund the bureau.

33 posted on 01/04/2012 10:59:15 AM PST by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation)
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To: verity
When a President throws down a gauntlet you have a choice ~ wait and he'll be gone, and then beat the holy H### out of the people who went along with him.

That's actually the best way because you don't have to go to war ~ and it's a lesson that'll last a very long time.

The second thing you do is react now and begin doing what you need to do to remove him. Sometimes he's smart, and like Nixon, will back down. Sometimes he's a total idiot ~ like Obama ~ and it's entirely possible armed force will be required. Even there we have choices. Just calling up the militia might encourage people to counsel him to reconsider his stupidity. Shooting a few Democrat Congressmen right on the floor of the House would be encouragement to better behavior (presuming the Sergeant at Arms knows how to do that ~ it's part of his job).

Use of thermonuclear weapons would be a last ditch item and best done in some one else's country.

Frankly, I think the nominee for this job is going to LEAVE TOWN SOON and we'll never see him again. Last thing anyone ever wants to do is become known personally as a cause of war ~ e.g. War of Jenkins Ear is one such instance.

The prospect of downstream lawsuits designed to strip him to his underwear might well be enough to bring this whole thing to a close. The other staff people ought to start thinking about that too ~ sure, times are tough, but would anybody want to be around in an federal agency a revitalized Congress next January wants to dismantle, and where there are members looking to PUNISH THE STAFF.

34 posted on 01/04/2012 11:06:15 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: yoe

All the other children played dodgeball at recess, but not Barry. He made appointments.
“Suzie, I appoint you as supreme commander of swings. Allison, I appoint you as the leader of the ladder. Bobby.....”
“What’s Barry doing?”
“He does that ever since he fell off the monkey bars and landed head-first on the cement.”


35 posted on 01/04/2012 11:56:21 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: muawiyah

I noticed at the very bottom of the article that Reid isn’t going to fight it. Guess if he wants to give up his own power and screw himself then I hope he doesn’t complain when it comes back to bite him later.


36 posted on 01/04/2012 12:28:28 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - No Prisoners. No Mercy.)
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To: circlecity

“GOP House Speaker John A. Boehner called the move “an extraordinary and entirely unprecedented power grab by President Obama that defies centuries of practice and the legal advice of his own Justice Department.” “The precedent that would be set by this cavalier action would have a devastating effect on the checks and balances that are enshrined in our Constitution,” the Ohio Republican said in a statement.”

And what is Boehner going to do about it? Nada. And neither will the senate. The GOP has no spine. They ought to initiate impeachment.


37 posted on 01/04/2012 1:19:59 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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