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Obama bypasses Senate, installs new consumer chief
Associated Press ^ | 1-4-12 | BEN FELLER and JIM KUHNHENN

Posted on 01/04/2012 11:07:27 AM PST by Justaham

President Barack Obama says he won't take "no" as an answer from Republicans, so he's going around them to appoint the head of a new consumer protection agency. Obama says Republicans would just keep holding Richard Cordray's nomination hostage—and the president says that's inexcusable and wrong.

He says Cordray must be in place in order for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to start helping consumers deal with unscrupulous mortgage companies, dishonest payday lenders, and others.

Obama announced the appointment of Cordray during a stop Wednesday in Ohio, where Cordray once served as attorney general.

Republicans are outraged but Obama says he has an obligation to act when Congress refuses to.

The recess appointment means Cordray stands to serve for at least the next two years.

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1 posted on 01/04/2012 11:07:30 AM PST by Justaham
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To: Justaham

Are the republicans actually going to do something for a change or are they going to sit on the side lines and cry?


2 posted on 01/04/2012 11:09:27 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Justaham
The recess appointment means Cordray stands to serve for at least the next two years.

The AP is not in the bag for Obama's reelection, no...

3 posted on 01/04/2012 11:10:07 AM PST by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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To: Justaham

So, who’s gonna’ take the sob on? Does anyone in the country have “standing” when it comes to opposing the tyrant in chief?


4 posted on 01/04/2012 11:10:07 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: dragonblustar

There needs to be a joint press conference on this this ASAP. It should not stand.


5 posted on 01/04/2012 11:10:19 AM PST by jersey117 (.)
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To: dragonblustar

There needs to be a joint press conference on this this ASAP. It should not stand.


6 posted on 01/04/2012 11:10:27 AM PST by jersey117 (.)
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To: dragonblustar

There needs to be a joint press conference on this this ASAP. It should not stand.


7 posted on 01/04/2012 11:10:35 AM PST by jersey117 (.)
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To: dragonblustar

boo hoo


8 posted on 01/04/2012 11:10:37 AM PST by MissMagnolia (ObamaCare side effects: headache,delayed treatment, 0 choice,sky-rocketing taxes & premature death)
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To: dragonblustar

Cry of course!


9 posted on 01/04/2012 11:10:37 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Yup, crying is all the gop will do. Maybe the most worthless two women on the planet, boehner and mcconnel, can get together and cry together.


10 posted on 01/04/2012 11:12:34 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: dragonblustar

Boehner will cry. It’s what he does best.

If any of them had a spine, they’d defund that abomination. Obama can appoint whoever he wants - no money is no money.

But the R’s all wear pink ties and won’t do a damn thing.


11 posted on 01/04/2012 11:12:48 AM PST by iceskater (I am a Carnivore Conservative - No peas for me. (h/t N.Theknow))
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To: jersey117

at a minimum, the appointee should be publicly vetted, since Obama has bypassed the normal process. Any girlfriends? Boyfriends? Bad habits?


12 posted on 01/04/2012 11:12:48 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Justaham

It sounded to me like Obama is selling us a benign dictatorship. Gotta get things done to “help” working folks, yes siree.


13 posted on 01/04/2012 11:12:55 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: Justaham

begin impeachment proceedings NOW!!!!


14 posted on 01/04/2012 11:14:04 AM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: dragonblustar

Republicans are outraged? What are they doing about it, send him a strongly worded post it note? Idiots.


15 posted on 01/04/2012 11:15:10 AM PST by muddler (Chaos is coming..)
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To: Justaham

begin impeachment proceedings NOW!!!!


16 posted on 01/04/2012 11:15:23 AM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: jersey117
There needs to be a joint press conference on this this ASAP. It should not stand.

Exactly. Even when the Dems are out numbered, they never give up when they have something on their minds.

The republicans better grow a damn back bone and fight for this country or step down and let someone who cares about this country to get in their and fight!!!!

17 posted on 01/04/2012 11:15:23 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Justaham

Obama just provided another talking point for Newt in the upcoming debates.


18 posted on 01/04/2012 11:15:26 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: Justaham

Great! Going forward any Republican President can do the same. They can start with appointing conservative judges to SCOTUS.


19 posted on 01/04/2012 11:16:28 AM PST by Chandalier (Perfect is the enemy of good.)
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To: Justaham

This was done very deliberately. There was a small window in which Obama could have made a legal recess apt. He let it slide by, and then did this SO AS to get in congress’ face. Congress is pathetically unpopular right now and O’s plan is run against them. So he will be picking fight after fight and positioning himself as the champion of the people who gets things done despite the dysfunctional congress.

He should have been challenged on a fundamental level long ago. The Ruling Class Elites in the GOP leadership appeased him instead, and this is their reward. Unfortunately, we, not they, are the ones that will pay the price.


20 posted on 01/04/2012 11:16:53 AM PST by Fantasywriter
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To: Justaham
This SOB Obama has an obligation to stay within the boundaries of the Constitution. He has no right to ignore the will of the Senate because he doesn't like the outcome.

A boot needs to be put up his behind. We do not need this new consumer bureau.

Obama wants to be dictator.

21 posted on 01/04/2012 11:17:48 AM PST by dforest
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To: muddler
Republicans are outraged? What are they doing about it, send him a strongly worded post it note? Idiots.

Do you ever see the liberals give up? Even when they are out numbered they fight, and damit I don't care what the republicans do just as long as they fight. I'm sick and damn tired of these do nothing buffoons in congress!

To the GOP: Fight you bastards, fight!

22 posted on 01/04/2012 11:17:55 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Justaham

“Republicans are outraged but Obama says he has an obligation to act when Congress refuses to.”

Maybe the Grim Weeper can send a strongly worded letter. Yeah, that’ll make obama straighten up.


23 posted on 01/04/2012 11:18:10 AM PST by MichaelCorleone
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To: Justaham

Barry the great and magnificent is a one party kinda guy. He would have made an excellent Nazi dictator. He makes a shi**y American however.


24 posted on 01/04/2012 11:18:50 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed!!!!!)
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To: Justaham

Somehow, the US managed to survive over 200 years without such a position, and Obama decides it is so important, he must break the law to install his henchman. Thank goodness we have a POTUS who cares so much for the American people to break the law to help us. /half joking


25 posted on 01/04/2012 11:19:26 AM PST by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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To: MichaelCorleone

Let’s see if one of the candidates has the backbone to get in the dictator’s face and make a statement about this. The first one to do so gets my vote.


26 posted on 01/04/2012 11:19:46 AM PST by jersey117 (.)
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To: Justaham
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Con-sty-two-shun? What's that? It sounds racist.

We don't do no Con-sty-two-shuns around here.

Now why don't you go pay your taxes? We need raises.
27 posted on 01/04/2012 11:19:46 AM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Justaham
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Con-sty-two-shun? What's that? It sounds racist.

We don't do no Con-sty-two-shuns around here.

Now why don't you go pay your taxes? We need raises.
28 posted on 01/04/2012 11:20:50 AM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Justaham

Outrageous!

The Republicans had better not sit still for this.


29 posted on 01/04/2012 11:21:06 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Justaham
"Republicans have halted Cordray's nomination because they think the consumer agency is too powerful and unaccountable. Leaders of the party responded in blistering fashion."
We are sooo mean.

http://news.yahoo.com/using-recess-power-obama-putting-cordray-job-162516090.html

30 posted on 01/04/2012 11:21:18 AM PST by Paul46360
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To: Justaham

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional. Period! That is the problem. There should be no appointment in the first place.

This bogus “bureau” will be used for nothing but shaking down people and companies for money.

Sickening.


31 posted on 01/04/2012 11:21:40 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: jersey117

What?


32 posted on 01/04/2012 11:22:45 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Justaham
President Obama today made an unprecedented “recess” appointment even though the Senate is not in recess – “a sharp departure from a long-standing precedent that has limited the President to recess appointments only when the Senate is in a recess of 10 days or longer,” according to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

It turns out that the action not only contradicts long-standing practice, but also the view of the administration itself. In 2010, Deputy Solicitor General Neal Katyal explained to the Supreme Court the Obama administration’s view that recess appointments are only permissible when Congress is in recess for more than three days. Here’s the exchange with Chief Justice John Roberts:

CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: And the recess appointment power doesn't work why?

MR. KATYAL: The -- the recess appointment power can work in -- in a recess. I think our office has opined the recess has to be longer than 3 days. And -- and so, it is potentially available to avert the future crisis that -- that could -- that could take place with respect to the board. If there are no other questions –

CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: Thank you, counsel.

Speaker Boehner called the appointment an “extraordinary and entirely unprecedented power grab,” and noted that the position “had not been filled for one reason: the agency it heads is bad for jobs and bad for the economy.”

CALL YOUR SENATORS NOW....THIS IS AN OUTRAGE....ANOTHER DISREGARD FROM OBAMA FOR AMERICA' S CONSTITUTION....

33 posted on 01/04/2012 11:23:45 AM PST by yoe
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To: isthisnickcool

Unaccountable positions of power attract leftists like flies to cowpies.


34 posted on 01/04/2012 11:23:58 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Justaham

Power of the purse. No money, no agency.

The Kenyan lizard cannot spend money not allocated by congress.


35 posted on 01/04/2012 11:24:55 AM PST by y6162
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"Republicans are outraged but Obama says he has an obligation to act when Congress refuses to. "

Gongress IS acting- they are STOPPING you from appointing this lunatic to be in charge of the insane asylum

36 posted on 01/04/2012 11:26:11 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: Justaham

Republican Senators should bombard the media with one question:

Who is Miguel Estrada!


37 posted on 01/04/2012 11:27:16 AM PST by Carlucci (Don't care what religion my president is, as long as he worships -- THE CONSTITUTION!)
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To: dragonblustar

who is going to pay this new agency chief and his staff?

congress? or obama

who is going to listen to, or take any actions, or enforce any actions directed by an imposed (not appointed) agency chief?

congress?


38 posted on 01/04/2012 11:28:07 AM PST by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common- Voltaire)
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To: cuban leaf

I think McConnell, Boehner and a couple of other senators with standing should come out and publicly denounce this. The dictator’s in our faces every day. Why not call him on it? What’s he going to do next?


39 posted on 01/04/2012 11:28:26 AM PST by jersey117 (.)
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To: Justaham
This is a violation of the Constitution in that the line in question speaks of vacancies that occur: 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.

This vacancy pre-dated the recess and was already under consideration by the Senate, and Cordray could not clear the hurdles. Obviously, the Senate thought there was no emergency or hurry. They left on vacation.

Unconstitutional because it was not a "happen during recess" issue.

Unconstitutional because the original constitution, with long periods for travel and communication, set this up for emergency vacancies, which this was not.

Unconstitutional because Cordray, even in a recess, cannot be "appointed". He could only be given a commission that automatically expires at the end of the Congressional session.

40 posted on 01/04/2012 11:30:03 AM PST by xzins (Pray for Our Troops Remaining in Afghanistan, now that Iran Can Focus on Injuring Only Them)
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To: jersey117

Are you kidding me? Obama would laugh in their faces and they would do nothing about it.

McConnell and boehner are pathetic.


41 posted on 01/04/2012 11:31:32 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Justaham

Congress has the power of the purse strings.....

Simply defund the entire department.

He can appoint all he wants, but where will the funds come from?


42 posted on 01/04/2012 11:31:40 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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This was not a “recess” appointment. Technically the Senate is not in recess but they are all out of town.This appointment should be challenged on those ground but I doubt we’ll see anything from the spineless Repubs.

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43 posted on 01/04/2012 11:31:40 AM PST by flatfish
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To: JimSEA

Obama is trying to put up as much framework as he can as quickly as he can - a dictatorship need a structure in place before they take over


44 posted on 01/04/2012 11:33:17 AM PST by WorkerbeeCitizen (I STAND WITH ISRAEL)
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To: Justaham

The Chicago Punk is jab-pushing Uncle Sam, sayin’ “What ya gon’ do ‘bout it?” He has back up positioned around the corner, under the manhole covers, hiding in doorways ready to riot, and knows he can get what he wants in this street fight.

The rest of us wait along with Congress for that day we can vote the SOB out of office, go in, and clean up the mess.

We have to have Gingrich. HE IS American.


45 posted on 01/04/2012 11:33:27 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: jersey117

Frankly, I’m so jaded I just see them all as part of the problem. It started with Trent Lott for me. I’m so done with politics. It’s why I moved from my multi decade home of Seattle to a small farm in rural central Kentucky this summer. I saw last year as August of 1939. I see this year as the year that September of 1939 comes. I believe it to the core of my being.

Of course, I could still be wrong, but I’m putting my money where my mouth is. ;)


46 posted on 01/04/2012 11:33:46 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf

Where’s the money coming from for this agency and this guy’s paycheck ?


47 posted on 01/04/2012 11:36:22 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Gimme that old time fossil fuel.)
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To: silverleaf
who is going to pay this new agency chief and his staff? congress? or obama

With all the legislation that has been passed, that many have not bothered to read, how do we know if this isn't already paid for or funding set aside?

The GOP do have mouths, they can speak. They can call out this president, they can hold press conferences....

Its amazing how the democrats when they are in the minority can get a lot accomplished.... And when they are in the majority, they're nearly unstoppable because the GOP either goes along with them or rolls over.

48 posted on 01/04/2012 11:36:52 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Justaham

The consumer advocate crowed is almost exclusively leftist malcontents. This is about campaign strategy and nothing else.


49 posted on 01/04/2012 11:37:10 AM PST by Track9 (There IS revolution brewing..)
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To: Justaham
So the Bureau is so incompetent that without Cordray they can't do that stuff? So now that he's there, the rest of them can all be laid off, right?
50 posted on 01/04/2012 11:37:52 AM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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