Skip to comments.Mark Levin slams House Republicans for voting to eliminate Senate confirmation
Posted on 07/31/2012 8:25:49 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
Mark Levin was livid when he read that House Republicans had voted to eliminate the Senate confirmation process for the reported number of 169 presidential appointments. And the explanation he got from a couple of sources was that Romney had told Republicans to vote for it, so they did. Levin wonders if we are already going back to the days of George W. Bush when House and Senate members voted a certain way to support the president instead of the Constitution.
First heres the background:
WASHINGTON POST The House Tuesday evening passed a measure to improve the clogged presidential appointee confirmation process by eliminating 169 jobs from requiring Senate approval.
The positions in that category, such as assistant secretaries for public affairs or for administration or management, are ones that rarely spark partisan Senate battles.
The Senate has already changed its rules to place another 270 or so nominees in a streamlined category where, if no senator objects, the nominee would bypass laborious committee hearings and go directly to the Senate floor for a vote.
(Excerpt) Read more at therightscoop.com ...
This was a stupid move. We’ve already got enough lowlife sleazebags in the government. This is only going to make it worse.
They don’t call them the stupid party for nothing.
Damn, Here we go again and Romney isn’t even in office yet. Wanna bet it gets worse later?
And where are all the Freepers who said that a Republican dominated House and Senate would keep Mittens liberal impulses in check?
I’ll take that bet.
I bet it’s just Romney clearing things up. But that’s just one view.
Will know more, with Mitt’s VP choice.
F’n traitors!!! Damn them all to hell!
Notice how Bonehead cut a Deal with Dirty Harry over Govt
funding, as well as the issue Levin refers too on the eve
of a huge loss for the GOPe’s. i.e. Ted Cruz.
Slid it through while the Conservative nation’s eyes were on Texas.
I have really grown to hate Bonehead, Cantor and Mcconnell.
There is nothing new under the sun.
Please. Levin is a good guy, but have you seen the list of these appointments which will no longer require senate confirmation? Congress could use a little less red tape and more time available to focus on digging us out of this ditch.
No....YOU miss the point.....Congress could REDUCE THE SIZE OF GOVERNMENT, then they wouldn’t have to spend so much time on “appointments.”
They are not stupid - they are all one in the same. They are all bought & paid for by he same. Come on, gang - follow the dots. We are soooo screwed. We have lost this once great nation.
I too want ABO, but I’m not sure I want Romney’s knife in my back.
I’m getting close to wanting anarchy and destruction to destroy this tyranny and start over.
Article 2, Section 2, Paragraph 2:
[The President] shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.
Traitors? No. Exercising their appropriate Constitutional authority? You betcha.
It is just more proof that they all work for the same People. And those people wish to destroy our system of Government, Gain absolute power, and bring the American system to an end. They have a very different system in mind.
Both houses and both parties have been silent publicly on what they readily admit to in behind the scene meetings... "We all b-u-n-d-l-e!!!"
I have a relative who said, when obama was elected, that he was counting on obama to keep Pelosi and Reid’s liberalism in check.
A third party is the only option. Actually, a second party would work.
Honestly, what the freaking hell do we need Congress for? They have delegated and abdicated their power to agencies and the powers they have left, they don’t even bother to do their damn jobs. Vetting is freaking important.
These effing RINOs. EFFING RINOs!!! I despise them more than liberal commie scum.
Time to send each of these “fearless leaders” Cruzing during their next primary
I like that and it can be made into a great bumper sticker for each Rhino!
I will just keep saying this right til election day. If Romney is elected, Conservatism DIES. It will end.
Boehner should be tarred and feathered.
If a position doesn’t require Senate confirmation, it should be eliminated. It’s obviously unimportant and therefore probably unnecessary.
I’m going to organize a stink about this. They can’t afford to do what Romney tells them to do. They have to do what is right by their voters. Romney is an idiot and he’ll bring them all down with him.
And just who confirmed all of Obama’s czars? He has sidestepped the confirmation process already!!!
When Bush was president the Democrats used the confirmation process to block many good appointments. The press played it as objective Democrats and party-line Republicans. We can’t win.
My understanding is that this process is not for the Constitutional nominees to courts, etc.. That would require a constitutional amendment.
If this process is in effect when Romney is president, it will allow less obstruction by the Democrats. Now, how is that a bad thing?
...and I assume they got nothing in return.
This does not surprise me one bit. All these ABOs telling us how they are going to keep Romney on the straight and narrow if he’s elected. Well, he hasn’t even been elected yet and he’s already controlling these republicans in order to make it easier on the democrats. Conservatives get the shaft and the knives in the back. Socialist democrats get the outstretched hand and the reach across the aisle.
Congress helped dig the ditch. They need to spend more time acting as a check and balance on executive branch power and less time spending money we don't have.
I bet you are right. If Romney wins in November.......it really isn’t a “win”. It’s just a stop gap measure to prevent the accelerated bleeding of our nation and even then it may not be enough. We’ll have to double down and continue to fight against RINOism.
See the tag line.
Seriously. Some things simply shouldn't be borne on a conservative site.
Given Romney’s — ahhh — “fluid” ideology (the old WetFingerInTheWind Technique) this guy should be fairly easy for sufficient public pressure to steer back onto the reservation when — not IF — but when he strays.
That option doesn’t work with the firmly radical and America hating ideological Marxist now infesting the WH.
So, from that perspective, we have gained some ground — and some time — to continue educating our ignorant neighbors for future cycles. If we halt or fail in that ongoing process, worse than Obozo awaits us down the road.
Just another reason why I can't vote for Romney.
I disagree, but it's Jim's call.
"But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you..."
-- Matthew 5:34
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.
-- Romans 12:14
Start a daily "Prayers for Nancy Pelosi" or "Prayers for Rachel Maddow" thread, and I'll take the point seriously. ;)