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 unprecedentedno other president has made recess appointments while the Senate was in session.
All presidents have had the authority to make recess appointments when Congress is adjourned.
Obama did it while Congress was NOT adjourned.
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.
Because Baraq made his while the Senate was not in recess. End of argument.
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.
Because they were made while Congress was in session (so not recess) and just called ‘recess appointments.’
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.
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.
you do know what oabma did right?
Make appointments unlike any other past Presidents
“Just for arguments 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.
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
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.
Because they were not in recess.
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.
Simple, when Obama made his “recess” appointments, Congress was not in recess.
Recess appointments are "fine" for any president whenever our national legislature is really in recess.
Clearly, that was not the case here...
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.
Are you going to acknowledge any of the replies to your post?