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Just for argument’s sake...why were recess appointments fine for earlier Presidents but not for Obama?


3 posted on 06/24/2013 8:11:29 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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Just for argument’s sake...why were recess appointments fine for earlier Presidents but not for Obama?

President Obama made three so-called recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) while the Senate was not in recess. These appointments were unprecedented—no other president has made recess appointments while the Senate was in session.

8 posted on 06/24/2013 8:14:29 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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All presidents have had the authority to make recess appointments when Congress is adjourned.

Obama did it while Congress was NOT adjourned.


10 posted on 06/24/2013 8:15:31 AM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: hattend
Just for argument’s sake...why were recess appointments fine for earlier Presidents but not for Obama?

It's not whether recess appointments are acceptable.

It's about what constitutes a recess. The Senate never officially recessed, but Obama basically declared they were in recess and made the appointments.

12 posted on 06/24/2013 8:16:24 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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"Just for argument’s sake...why were recess appointments fine for earlier Presidents but not for Obama?>"

Because Baraq made his while the Senate was not in recess. End of argument.

13 posted on 06/24/2013 8:16:59 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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You didn’t hear about what Obama did? He declared the senate to be in recess, when it wasn’t. Because only the senate can declare itself in recess. Obama declared it was, anyway, and appointed people he wanted. A lower federal court than SCOTUS already weighed in and said it was unconstitutional/illegal, but Obama blew off the ruling and those people still sit in their appointive jobs today.


16 posted on 06/24/2013 8:17:28 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear". - Glenn Beck)
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To: hattend

Because they were made while Congress was in session (so not recess) and just called ‘recess appointments.’


18 posted on 06/24/2013 8:18:46 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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Just for argument’s sake...why were recess appointments fine for earlier Presidents but not for Obama?

Earlier recess appointments were made when congress was in actually in recess. Obama did it while congress was not in recess. In other words he appointed who he wanted outside the law and through down a challenge to the other branches to do something about it. If he wins this without repercussions, he is truly a dictator.

19 posted on 06/24/2013 8:18:59 AM PDT by D Rider
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Just for argument’s sake...why were recess appointments fine for earlier Presidents but not for Obama?

Because Congress was in recess for earlier Presidents, it wasn't when Obama made the appointments.

Congress alone gets to determine when it is in recess, but President Obama declared them in recess over a long weekend and made the appointments. That is what this case is about.

23 posted on 06/24/2013 8:20:47 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com - New Robin Hood book out!)
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you do know what oabma did right?

Make appointments unlike any other past Presidents


29 posted on 06/24/2013 8:27:10 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: hattend

“Just for argument’s sake...why were recess appointments fine for earlier Presidents but not for Obama?”

Just a wild guess, those recess appointments were made when the Senate was, in actual fact, in recess. But that’s just a guess.


40 posted on 06/24/2013 8:53:09 AM PDT by vette6387
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obama’s appointments weren’t RECESS appointments. He took it upon HIMSELF to declare congress in recess so he could do what the wanted
once a cheater, always a cheater


42 posted on 06/24/2013 8:56:25 AM PDT by SendShaqtoIraq
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To: hattend
Just for argument’s sake...why were recess appointments fine for earlier Presidents but not for Obama?

Because they were made when the Senate was, in fact, in recess.

Only the Obama administration has chosen to claim the Senate was in recess when the Senate said it was not.

51 posted on 06/24/2013 10:30:16 AM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: hattend
Just for argument’s sake...why were recess appointments fine for earlier Presidents but not for Obama?

Because they were not in recess.

53 posted on 06/24/2013 10:34:54 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Revenge is a dish best served with pinto beans and muffins)
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Obama’s appointments to the National Labor Review Board were when HE said Congress was in recess, not when Congress formally recessed. He appointed people under the recess rule when Congress has just met, but hadn’t approved who he wanted in time to make rulings for various union disputes.


54 posted on 06/24/2013 10:35:11 AM PDT by tbw2
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Simple, when Obama made his “recess” appointments, Congress was not in recess.


55 posted on 06/24/2013 11:26:52 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: hattend
Just for argument’s sake...why were recess appointments fine for earlier Presidents but not for Obama?

Recess appointments are "fine" for any president whenever our national legislature is really in recess.

Clearly, that was not the case here...

58 posted on 06/24/2013 2:40:16 PM PDT by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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Just for argument’s sake...why were recess appointments fine for earlier Presidents but not for Obama?

Because the Senate was in recess when those recess appointments were made. Obama made recess appointments when the Senate was not in recess and claimed for himself the power to declare when the Senate was or was not in session.

60 posted on 06/24/2013 7:34:57 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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So, just curious.

Are you going to acknowledge any of the replies to your post?

64 posted on 06/25/2013 6:32:57 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Sic semper evello mortem Tyrannis)
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