To: SunkenCiv; All
Republicans agreed to hold up-or-down votes on the NLRB nominees as part of a deal to avoid Senate rule changes limiting the minority's right to filibuster executive branch nominations. Two of the NLRB nominees confirmed were GOP picks -- Johnson and Miscimarra -- and Schiffer, Hirozawa and Pearce were Obama's nominees... Obama had to withdraw the nominations of Sharon Block and Richard Griffin... Block and Griffin were recess appointments to the labor board, but their appointments were ruled unconstitutional in federal court...
Unless I'm missing something here, it doesn't seem that the Pubbies lost all that much in this deal. The party in the WH traditionally get the majority on these five-person commissions and boards by 3 to 2 anyhow. And they can breathe easier that there won't be any change in Senate rules re filibustering nominations.
Nope, just the ones who didn’t actually read, the ones who preferred to jump to already-held conclusions based on the headline.
posted on 07/30/2013 5:30:10 PM PDT
(It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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