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GOP takes a pass on confronting Obama over Cordray
Washington Post ^ | February 10, 2012 | by Suzy Khimm

Posted on 02/12/2012 5:12:50 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

Republicans may still be incensed about Richard Cordray’s recess appointment to the Consumer Financial Protection Board, but it doesn’t look like they’ll be taking it out on other Obama nominees. On Thursday, the Senate overwhelmingly voted to confirm Cathy Ann Bencivengo as a U.S. District Court judge, supporting her 90 to 6. It was the first Senate confirmation vote since President Obama appointed Cordray, and it bodes well for other nominees waiting in the wings.

The few Republicans who voted against Bencivengo’s nomination made it clear that they wanted to send Obama a message about the Cordray appointment, which they consider unconstitutional on technical grounds. Sen. Mike Lee, one of the dissenters, admitted his nay vote had nothing to do with Bencivengo’s qualifications. “Instead, I do so in defense of the U.S. Constitution. ... I find myself duty-bound to oppose this nomination,” he said, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: constitution; election2012; recess
Sen. McConnell is no "leader".
1 posted on 02/12/2012 5:13:03 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Just another reason for me to hate republicans. We're fighting for the soul of our country - our future is at stake and for them its just business as usual - schmoozing with lobbyists, collecting campaign donations, and spending us into bankruptcy.
2 posted on 02/12/2012 5:18:53 AM PST by wewereright
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
It is a conundrum for the Republicans. How does one work and play with barbarians?
3 posted on 02/12/2012 5:26:01 AM PST by Hans
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
It is a conundrum for the Republicans. How does one work and play with barbarians?
4 posted on 02/12/2012 5:26:15 AM PST by Hans
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To: wewereright
What would Gingrich do?


5 posted on 02/12/2012 5:28:36 AM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I have completely lost faith in the Republican leadership. They don’t take the Democrats to task for failing to propose a budget, they give Holder a pass on Fast and Furious, they roll over for unconstitutional recess appointments. I’m disgusted with them.


6 posted on 02/12/2012 5:39:48 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: saganite

I can’t see not voting against obumbler this go around but come one day after the election i think its time for a new party. I’d vote for a derelict against him this go around,he’s that much of a danger but after that no more giving in.


7 posted on 02/12/2012 5:50:42 AM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Thank sir, may I please have another?


8 posted on 02/12/2012 5:52:45 AM PST by VRW Conspirator (Neo-communist equals Neo-fascist)
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To: nathanbedford

Whatever he thought would be politically expedient for himself. Even if it meant sharing a couch with Pelosi.


9 posted on 02/12/2012 6:04:05 AM PST by genetic homophobe (Do we vote for a pro American globalist or a anti American globalist?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Cowardly wimps.

As long as these losers are in Washington, we are the real losers!

10 posted on 02/12/2012 6:08:26 AM PST by Gritty (This isn't about what's good for the GOP. It's about opposing Obama's assault on America-D Limbaugh)
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To: genetic homophobe
When he held the gavel he shut the damn government down!


11 posted on 02/12/2012 6:09:22 AM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: saganite

Talk tough
Cry
Cave

I’m done with them.


12 posted on 02/12/2012 6:14:25 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

FUGOP. Where is the tea party’s representation?


13 posted on 02/12/2012 6:25:34 AM PST by Balata (It's 'WE THE PEOPLE' Obama, not 'WE THE SHEEPLE'!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
which they consider unconstitutional on technical grounds.

First, voting "no" on the next nominee sounds like there behavior of a vindictive child, not a legislator. Second, is this REALLY their only legal recourse? Or, is this the only one that a mere handful of them have the courage to try?

Whatever it is, it's pathetic.


14 posted on 02/12/2012 6:26:27 AM PST by Not The Other One
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

For this voter, this election and its aftermath will determine whether the Republican party remains a viable preference over a third party.

If we elect a Rino or re-elect Obama in November, I will no longer hold my nose and vote for the lesser-of-two-evils. I will vote my conscience, even if it involves writing in a candidate who’s not running. We have pretty much lost America. Obama’s 2nd term will finish it off.

The majority of Republicans currently serving in the House and Senate have no core values for which they’re willing to fight. They get their panties in a bunch, and then get ‘em shoved up their butts. And they seem to enjoy it, given the number of times this process is repeated.

This is your last chance, GOP. Man up. Better yet, borrow some balls from Sarah Palin...


15 posted on 02/12/2012 6:29:10 AM PST by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: DJ Frisat

The GOP needs to fear the Tea Party. If they don’t they aren’t our representatives and third party here we come.


16 posted on 02/12/2012 6:38:36 AM PST by Balata (It's 'WE THE PEOPLE' Obama, not 'WE THE SHEEPLE'!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Lock and load, boys and girls.

That there ballot box—she don’t work no more.


17 posted on 02/12/2012 6:38:51 AM PST by Flintlock (Photo ID for ALL VOTING. Let our dead rest in peace.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Lock and load, boys and girls.

That there ballot box—she don’t work no more.


18 posted on 02/12/2012 6:39:05 AM PST by Flintlock (Photo ID for ALL VOTING. Let our dead rest in peace.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I knew this would happen. F**king GOP.


19 posted on 02/12/2012 6:41:39 AM PST by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’ts instructive that Harry Reid can almost fully control the members of his party, while Republican Senate “leaders” such as Trent Lott, Frist and McConnell can’t seem to herd their cats to even make a filibuster statement that opposes Zero’s recent illegal appointments. Shameful!!


20 posted on 02/12/2012 6:46:42 AM PST by Postman
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
just imagine what the democrats would do if the situation were reversed

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21 posted on 02/12/2012 6:55:02 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

There is no battle the GOP-E won’t run away from unless it involves helping the dumocrats take away more freedom from We The People.


22 posted on 02/12/2012 7:07:58 AM PST by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
GRAVITAS
23 posted on 02/12/2012 7:13:59 AM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Can you name a single instance of the GOP NOT "taking a pass" on any Obama issue of import? By and large, they are scared to death to take on the mulatto.
24 posted on 02/12/2012 7:17:00 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Balls are banned in DC.


25 posted on 02/12/2012 7:21:06 AM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: bgill
Balls are banned in DC.

only for Republicans

Pelosi has HUGE ones

they jammed thru Baraqqicare and took no prisoners

26 posted on 02/12/2012 7:24:08 AM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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