Skip to comments.Obama: 'I refuse to take no for an answer'
Posted on 01/04/2012 2:54:39 PM PST by Qbert
President Obama, introducing his controversial recess appointment to a crowd of Pennsylvania supporters, explained that he would not "take no for an answer" from the U.S. Senate -- especially the Republicans, that refused to confirm his nominee to the Consumer Financial Protections Bureau.
"I refuse to take no for an answer," Obama said at a campaign-style event. "I'm not going to stand by while a minority in the senate puts party ideology ahead of the people that we were elected to serve."
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., opposes the nomination because the CFPB "is subject to none of the checks that independent agencies normally operate under." McConnell also accused Obama of "fundamentally endanger[ing] the Congresss role in providing a check on the excesses of the executive branch" by using a recess appointment that breaks with precedent. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, recalls a policy laid out by his own Department of Justice (DOJ) before the Supreme Court, saying that the Senate has not been adjourned for a long enough time for a recess appointment to take place.
Ironically, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney defended Obama yesterday from the claim that he is acting like a "monarch" -- "it is not accurate to suggest that he doesnt want to engage with Congress and that he won't engage with Congress," Carney said -- even while refusing to give any hint that Obama was going to make this move. "I just don't have any specifics to give to you on tomorrow's trip," Carney said during the press briefing yesterday.
The AnointedIdiot can lay down the law all he wants; he can even threaten to huff and puff and blow my house down.
I got four words for the SupremeIdiot: No! And Hell NO!!
It’s official...we are now a Banana Republic!!!
Typical move from the Kenyen Half Wit. Question is : what is anyone going to do about it?
I suppose from this that any Congressional delegation that may pay him a visit to urge his leaving office will know what to expect.
WTH, he may refuse to leave even when he loses in November.
A telling comment for a word-parser. Zero was anointed to serve unionists, Communists, freeloaders, fatcats, George Soros and anti-American lowlifes wherever they may be found.
...be officially applied?
I’m ready to give up on Republicans and any pretense they might care at all about this country. Are they cowards or just evil like their new dictator? Inquiring mind would like to know. If they do nothing now, will they do anything if he attempts to remain in office. If starts arresting Americans who oppose him.
I feel sick to death on the direction the country is going in and there are no signs of it abating.
Monarch? Dictator is more like it.
This nasty little bully needs to be defied. I guess he has everybody so scared of him that they won’t do anything to oppose him. Is there no one in Congress who will demand that he follow precedent? When does it become feasible to bring up the “I” word?
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I'll give him credit for that. Instead of standing by, he goes on vactions and golfs at every opportunity.
Last time I checked, your party controlled the Senate. It only takes a simple majority vote to confirm an appointment.
Why can't you just ask Harry Reid to rubber stamp it for you?
What's that you say? They aren't your lapdogs anymore? Why do you suppose that is?
You have to wonder who this fugghead thinks he is.
Laws and rules mean nothing to him.
Then how about taking ESAD as an answer?
I was under the impression the Senate never went into recess due to a technically maneuver to stop Obama from doing this
So how can our glorious leader appoint a recess appointment ?
Well, here it is, a clearly impeachable offense. That is the remedy that the Congress has at its fingertips.
Quotes on the subject:
It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own. Herbert Hoover
Dictatorship is a constant lecture instructing you that your feelings, your thoughts and desires are of no account, that you are a nobody and must live as you are told by other people who desire and think for you Stephen Vizinczey
Every dictator is an enemy of freedom, an opponent of law Demosthenes
History proves that all dictatorships, all authoritarian forms of government are transient. Only democratic systems are not transient. Whatever the shortcomings, mankind has not devised anything superior. Vladimir Putin
Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media. Noam Chomsky
The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting. Charles Bukowski