Skip to comments.Constitution offers no specific guidance about Obama,,, (MSM rides to Obama's defense)
Posted on 01/04/2012 3:10:33 PM PST by tobyhill
The Constitution lets presidents make temporary appointments while the Senate is in recess but does not specify what a recess is or how long one must last before that power can be exercised.
That ambiguity, courtesy of the founding fathers, is helping fuel a battle between President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans over whether he had legally installed Richard Cordray on Wednesday to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, along with three others he named to the National Labor Relations Board.
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AP-Obama and WaPo-Obama rushing to support their Kenyan savior.
Well, how ‘bout it Mr. McConnell? You gonna let Hussein do this s**t without repercussions?
LYING LIARS in Big Media! Our country would not be in such dire straits if we had an UNBIASED MEDIA! National journalism is in it’s death throes. Good riddance!
Any that believe the FBI is that/this stupid is delusional..
The FBI has been penetrated.. and is complicit..
Would not the Speaker of the House declare whether in recess, or deploy the Sergeant-At-Arms to do so? I could google it, but I’d rather hear if from a FReeper.
McConnell needs to put the heat on Dingy Hairy and publicly ask him “is the Senate in recess or not”? Put it on him to clear up this “misunderstanding” with the WH. Since Reid is already supporting obama on this we can tie this issue in with all the other brazen partisanship from the Senate dims.
Sell it to the electorate as: Congress isn’t the problem. Democrats are the problem!
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One question a judge could need to answer is whether Cordray will actually be able to assume those powers since he has been recess-appointed. The text of the Dodd-Frank law states that those powers will not take effect until the CFPB director is confirmed by the Senate. (Emphasis added)Even ignoring what the Constitution says and has historically been interpreted to mean (as President Obama et al have done), the language of the statute itself seems clear and a principal legal question may be who has standing to assert the point.
I really think there will be a special place in hell for hussein.
Congress ought to impeach and remove this Cordray as his appointment itself is unconstitutional. Then they should impeach and remove the fool who appointed him.
How about if there isn’t a recess? Does it cover it then?
If the Congress indicates it was not in recess and that no recess was called, then a President cannot constitutionally make a recess appointment.
If it’s a new agency - Congress should not fund it - or the newly designated czar.
Sounds like they’ve recycled Al Gore’s “No controlling legal authority” excuse.
One of the Twelve Princes of Darrkness, standing at the left hand of Satan?
Constitution...schmonstitution...I don’t need no stinkin’ Constitution!!!!!!!
Each House makes its own rules, including whether or not it is in session; recessed; or adjourned.
Unless they declare Recess or Adjournment, they are not recessed or adjourned.
Furthermore, each chamber must consent to the recess of the other chamber, so there are checks and balances on what is a recess.
This is a nonsense article by the Washington Post.
The Constitution does give the President the power to make recess appointments and does not define “recess.” However, Article 2 of the Constitution also gives the Senate (not the President) to establish its own rules. I have not seen this crucial issue discussed in the media.