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How Mitch McConnell Crushed Barack Obama At The Supreme Court (Mitch the Lion)
yahoo finance ^ | 6/28/2014 | Brett LoGiurato

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: mcconnell; mitch; scotus; senate
HAHA, Mitch the hero!
1 posted on 06/28/2014 9:57:41 PM PDT by sickoflibs
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To: sickoflibs

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!


2 posted on 06/28/2014 10:02:25 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: sickoflibs
What will the S.C. ruling do as regards all the rulings made by the illegal and illegitimate N.L.R.B.?

In my opinion and I'm no lawyer, it should nullify every single action taken by the bastard board.

3 posted on 06/28/2014 10:03:01 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (1 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills. Psalm 50 v 10)
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To: sickoflibs
The NLRB finally got five fully confirmed members for the first time in a decade last summer — part of a Senate deal after Democrats threatened to end the gridlock by altering Senate rules to eliminate filibusters for most presidential nominations. But even after the deal, new disputes erupted, and Democrats enacted the rule change last November.


4 posted on 06/28/2014 10:04:36 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: sickoflibs

I don’t see his name mentioned anywhere here.

http://www.landmarklegal.org/uploads/SCrecess%20brief.pdf


5 posted on 06/28/2014 10:05:36 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: sickoflibs

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.


6 posted on 06/28/2014 10:08:02 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: sickoflibs

Now, why would Yahoo promote Mitch McConnell as being an effective Conservative? Why, oh why?


7 posted on 06/28/2014 10:12:28 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro.)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

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.


8 posted on 06/28/2014 10:24:59 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

I suppose stating facts of how the law suit was planned and executed could be called “promoting”! Not really.


9 posted on 06/28/2014 10:33:23 PM PDT by entropy12 (Obummer = worst president ever, but Harry Reid is even worse majority leader!)
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To: sickoflibs

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?


10 posted on 06/28/2014 10:39:05 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: sickoflibs

Mitch the Lion? Oh gag me with a spoon. Mitch the meek is more like it.


11 posted on 06/28/2014 10:45:56 PM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: House Atreides
I call him Mush Mouth Mitch..barely opening his mouth when he speaks, while looking down his shirt front. Meek, my azz. He's a traitor to us and has gone over to the Dark Side, so he can retain his power and wealth, while atemptiong to destroy Conservative candidates. Talk about betrayal to the people you were suppose to fight for, for the Constitution, our liberty and freedom that you were suppose to defend and protect. Can't wait to see ole’ Mush Mouth kicked to the curb.
12 posted on 06/28/2014 10:54:58 PM PDT by itssme
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To: Star Traveler

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.


13 posted on 06/28/2014 11:04:44 PM PDT by Eva
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To: sickoflibs

Ditch Mitch, as an example for the others....


14 posted on 06/28/2014 11:12:16 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: sickoflibs

~~~Mitch the hero!~~~

That’s pretty much what I was gonna say with mucho sarcasm.


15 posted on 06/28/2014 11:20:41 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: sickoflibs

LOLWHUDEVA!


16 posted on 06/28/2014 11:24:38 PM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: House Atreides

LOL! Lib yahoo now loves MITCH! Because he scratched out 800,000 against McDaniels.

Sure, thanks Katie Couric! A real Republican.

“Remember Mississippi”.


17 posted on 06/28/2014 11:27:45 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Watch and learn from the master Ted !

LOL


18 posted on 06/28/2014 11:31:38 PM PDT by sickoflibs (King Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. Just follow my commands you serfs""')
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To: sickoflibs
Mitch I'll do anything for money McConnell?

At this rate It'll be 3 more admins before they get around to Hussein's non citizen status.

19 posted on 06/28/2014 11:32:07 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: Graybeard58
What will the S.C. ruling do as regards all the rulings made by the illegal and illegitimate N.L.R.B.?

If you really want to dream, you can have them set a precedent to apply to their illegal and illegitimate appointer.

20 posted on 06/29/2014 12:09:24 AM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: sickoflibs

Yertel the turtle.


21 posted on 06/29/2014 1:10:55 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: sickoflibs

Sing along with Mitch.


22 posted on 06/29/2014 1:58:30 AM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

Well, I imagine Yahoo! must have noticed this trending:

GOPe IGNORING ALISON GRIMES CRUSHING MCCONNELL IN KY

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3173651/posts

The GOPe is essentially another wing of the liberal Democratic party. They intend to rake care of themselves and the rest of us can go pound sand, for all they care.


23 posted on 06/29/2014 3:50:04 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: sickoflibs

The President has a phone, a pen and a dictatorial streak, doesn’t he?


24 posted on 06/29/2014 6:39:45 AM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (Go, Cruz! Go!)
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To: sickoflibs
Barak lost royally which means his attorney general also lost royally. Guess who goes under the bus next.

And this 9-0 decision isn't even phasing Barak. It's all about all those Union doings under that "phony" administration that he created.

25 posted on 06/29/2014 8:10:18 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Graybeard58

Since the appointees never held their title, all actions would be null and void.


26 posted on 06/29/2014 8:11:41 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: entropy12
-- I suppose stating facts of how the law suit was planned and executed could be called "promoting"! --

As far as I know, the only thing McConnell and company produced was a friend of the court brief. The lawsuit was initiated by companies challenging rulings made by the NLRB.

27 posted on 06/29/2014 8:13:57 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Sacajaweau
-- And this 9-0 decision isn't even phasing Barak. --

Momentary grammer nazi ... Fazing.

Of course Obama isn't fazed by this. The Senate cured the deficiency some time ago.

28 posted on 06/29/2014 8:17:08 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Cboldt

Thanks...very tired...flu for two days...lost 5 lbs....very weak....brain is mush.


29 posted on 06/29/2014 8:23:05 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: sickoflibs

Recess appointments were the means of overcoming a Senate filibuster of Presidential nominees. It provided a means of trumping the minorities ability to block Administration behavior and to force some accommodation of the minorities wishes. It had to be used sparingly, but Obama overreached and sought to apply recess appointments at will, rendering moot the Senate role in confirmation.

The SC restored the Senate’s power of confirmation, but in the meantime, the Senate changed its rules so that whoever controls the Senate may confirm most nominees with a simple majority. Reid can give Obama all of his nominees back and they can approve all of the invalid cases at their first meeting before coffee break time.


30 posted on 06/29/2014 8:30:15 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: Sacajaweau; mickie; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner; flaglady47
"Barak lost royally which means his attorney general also lost royally."

Barack and his AG, Eric the Red, had their heads together plotting the recess appointments....with Holder giving his go-ahead to the unconstitional intents of his boss.

Yet, no one in the media or in the GOP PR division evidently ties him in with Obama's criminal act, i.e., Holder is never mentioned in any follow-up news articles regarding the Supremes' decision.

Rush's famous theorum in action again, this time applying to an Obenedict underling.

Both Obama and Holder may have lost "royally", but few of the serfs will ever know it...or care. They probably don't even know what a "recess appointment" is...and who knows or cares about the NLRB, anyhow!

Now, if it was the NBA or the NFL, the court's decision would have received a lot more attention.

Leni

31 posted on 06/29/2014 8:32:11 AM PDT by MinuteGal (The Infernal Revenue Service - forever to be known as the BS-IRS)
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To: Sacajaweau

Hope you are feeling better, if not right now, then very soon. And, FWIW, what prompted me to reply to your earlier post was the substance, not the usage!


32 posted on 06/29/2014 8:33:11 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: sickoflibs

A smack down for 0bunghole’s occupation government


33 posted on 06/29/2014 10:08:44 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Graybeard58

-——it should nullify every single action——

Further, since the apointments were illegal, all salaries and bonuses must be refunded


34 posted on 06/29/2014 10:18:35 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: House Atreides

35 posted on 06/29/2014 10:22:35 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: MinuteGal

http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/17412-when-a-recess-is-not-a-recess-obama-vs-article-ii


36 posted on 06/29/2014 11:02:12 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: sickoflibs
I believe I heard that this is the twelfth unanimous ruling against Obama by the SC. They are so obvious that even the liberal females can still see justice at least from time to time.
37 posted on 06/29/2014 7:53:55 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: sickoflibs

He’s a Patton reborn.


38 posted on 06/30/2014 6:49:03 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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