Skip to comments.Carney Defends Cordray Recess Appointment: "Constitution Trumps Gimmicks" (video)
Posted on 01/05/2012 11:30:15 AM PST by i88schwartz
White House press secretary Jay Carney says Senate Republicans "gaveling in and gaveling out for seven seconds does not constitute a recess." Therefore, Carney argues, President Obama operated in a legal manner when he appointed Richard Cordray to head the consumer protection board.
"Our assessment is that Congress has been in recess, and had made every indication that it will be in recess for a sustained period of time. And that gaveling in and gaveling out for seven seconds does not constitute a recess with regard to the President's constitutional authority," Carney said at Thursday's briefing.
"Let's take the other, I guess Laura's question, somebody else says the other side, the other extreme here which is that if these gimmicks were all the Senate needed to do to prevent the president from exercising his constitutional authority -- any president -- then no president would ever be able to exercise [it]," Carney contended.
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Carney is well named. What’s his other name? Show?
Carney Show - the right spokescreep for the Marxist Muslim.
Just pass it, deem it approved by the Senate and signed by the President and there you have it.
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Here is the Constitutional method he could have used to make his appointments. Why do you suppose he decided to NOT follow the Constitution?
He’s arguing against himself. The administration’s argument is that 7 second routine doesn’t constitute a meeting, so Congress is theoretically in recess. Carney’s arguing that it doesn’t constitute a recess, which is precisely what the Congressional position is. These clowns can’t even get their talking points straight.
Uh.... it was written by old white guys?
Just more evidence that will be used to impeach Bolshevik Chairman Obama.
Ha! So you’re telling me a “Constitutional expert” is updating democrat Jim Crow attitudes for use in the new millennium?
Their ‘assessment’ of gaveling in... Whether he likes it or not, they were in session. Whether he likes it or not, his boss violated the constitution. He should be impeached. Now. The precedent of openly (and arrogantly) breaking our nation’s laws is not a joke. We’ve already had fair warning on what we should expect if this jerk gets re-elected, this is simply more of it.
Have tried to determine what made this appointment so incredibly important that it had to happen outside of the law. Would there be mass starvation? Would we be invaded by a hostile force? Would there be a run on the banks? Would the McRib again be cancelled??? Then I remembered from what we’ve observed over the last few years. Benito Obamalini is an arogant dictator. For him to not have his way even on a trivial appointment such as this is more than his precious little ego can stand.
Glad I kept reading because that is exactly what I was going to say. He contradicted himself twice and not one jerk from the media had the guts to correct him.
He’s already publicly stated he has no intention of obeying the laws he has signed. How out of control does a president need to be before the people are outraged?
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A gimmick started by Senate Democrats to Keep George Bush from making recess appointmennts.
Yes, but IIRC, Harry Reid on those occasions kept the Senate in session for at least 13 seconds, which clearly constitutes a “session.” Seven seconds, however, just won’t cut it. You can look it up in emanation 47 of the 12th penumbra. Don’t go accusing the democrats of double standards without getting your facts straight.