Skip to comments.How Mitch McConnell Crushed Barack Obama At The Supreme Court (Mitch the Lion)
Posted on 06/28/2014 9:57:41 PM PDT by sickoflibs
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell began plotting his counter-attack just a few days after President Barack Obama made an end-run around Senate Republicans and unilaterally moved to fill slots on the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012.
One night that month, McConnell called a small group of his top advisers into his conference room, a red-painted chamber that faces the National Mall and is lined with oil paintings of famous Republican statesmen. With the smell of a wood-burning fireplace wafting in from a nearby room, McConnell and his advisers talked about how to challenge what they viewed as an unprecedented abuse of power from the executive branch.
That meeting is cited as one of the key early developments that led to the eventual, universal rebuke of Obama's move by the Supreme Court on Thursday. In a 9-0 decision written by liberal Justice Stephen Breyer, the high court ruled Obama violated the U.S. Constitution when he made the recess appointments during a brief break in the Senate's work.
"We did win 9-0, including however you want to pigeonhole or characterize individual judges' respective jurisprudence on some sort of continuum by definition you had it from the most liberal to the most conservative," a source with knowledge of McConnell's efforts on the case told Business Insider.
When he appointed the three NLRB members, Obama said he was forced to do so. He argued Senate Republicans sought to stop the board from functioning by refusing to confirm any of his nominees, thereby leaving slots vacant and the board unable to do its job. At issue in the case was Obama's use of the Recess Appointments Clause to fill the slots on the board. That clause states the president may fill a vacancy during the recess period between Senate sessions.
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Very good ... and I hope the current moves by the Speaker of the House in putting together a court case to block Obama once again, is just as successful!
In my opinion and I'm no lawyer, it should nullify every single action taken by the bastard board.
I don’t see his name mentioned anywhere here.
Just as an aside, 9-0 is stunning. My guess is 3 or perhaps 4 where sending a message to Obama. The left is going to abandon you very soon if you don’t chill.
Now, why would Yahoo promote Mitch McConnell as being an effective Conservative? Why, oh why?
I’m sure it has absolutely nothing to do with the upcoming election or the fact that he may very well be behind in the polls. But from Yahoo of all places.
I suppose stating facts of how the law suit was planned and executed could be called “promoting”! Not really.
One night that month, McConnell called a small group of his top advisers into his conference room, a red-painted chamber that faces the National Mall and is lined with oil paintings of famous Republican statesmen.
Should I ask if Reagan’s portrait is there?
Mitch the Lion? Oh gag me with a spoon. Mitch the meek is more like it.
If you recall, the NRLB case was a long time getting before the Supreme Court. It seemed to me that the decision could have come before the re-election, if I was properly expedited. Don’t expect the Boehner law suit to move any more quickly.
Ditch Mitch, as an example for the others....
LOL! Lib yahoo now loves MITCH! Because he scratched out 800,000 against McDaniels.
Sure, thanks Katie Couric! A real Republican.
Watch and learn from the master Ted !
At this rate It'll be 3 more admins before they get around to Hussein's non citizen status.
If you really want to dream, you can have them set a precedent to apply to their illegal and illegitimate appointer.
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