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Obama makes 15 recess appointments, blames Republicans
Reuters ^ | March 27, 2010

Posted on 03/27/2010 2:08:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday announced his plan to make 15 recess appointments held up by Republican delays, including two Treasury Department positions and two on the National Labor Relations Board that have been vacant for more than a year.

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The move was likely to intensify an already bitter partisan atmosphere in Washington.

Obama accused Republicans of playing politics by obstructing his nominations, and calculated the appointments had already been held up for an average of 214 days.

"I simply cannot allow partisan politics to stand in the way of the basic functioning of government," said Obama, a Democrat, who days ago signed historic healthcare reform in the face of often vitriolic Republican opposition.

The two top Treasury posts are for Jeffrey Goldstein, nominee for Under Secretary for Domestic Finance, and Michael Mundaca, nominee for Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy.

"At a time of economic emergency, two top appointees to the Department of Treasury have been held up for nearly six months," Obama said in a statement.

The appointments on the NLRB were Craig Becker and Mark Pearce.

The five-member NLRB decides cases involving workers' rights to form and join unions and the nominations are part of a bigger fight between Democrats alongside organized labor, and the Republican Party and its allies in the business community.(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho44; bhorecessappointment; congress; liberalfascism; obama; unions
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Why even have a congress?
1 posted on 03/27/2010 2:08:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anyone remember Miguel Estrada??


2 posted on 03/27/2010 2:10:03 PM PDT by GeronL (All politicians are POS. Some are just piled higher and smell worse.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dictatorships are far more efficient than Democracies.


3 posted on 03/27/2010 2:10:29 PM PDT by kik5150
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The RATS never blocked any of Bush’s nominations, of course.


4 posted on 03/27/2010 2:10:40 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Zer0 is on the North end of a South bound jackass.


5 posted on 03/27/2010 2:10:42 PM PDT by A. Morgan (FUBO)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why even have a congress?

So he can tell his comrades in North Korea that he is running a democratic government. The current congress is strictly for show.

6 posted on 03/27/2010 2:12:18 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The kenyan is just doing what he does best, sneaking, lying and stabbing America in the back...Republicans have nothing to do with that, it's all obama.

He knows the conservatives object to his radical appointments and he knows it's a back door way to get them appointed.

This president is a low-rent, bottom feeder, and deserves to be in prison.
7 posted on 03/27/2010 2:13:00 PM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Do the Republicans even have enough votes to block an appointment?


8 posted on 03/27/2010 2:14:20 PM PDT by farmguy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trying to appoint as many communists as possible.


9 posted on 03/27/2010 2:14:35 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
My husband said he saw "Obama makes 52 recess appointments" on the Fox News crawl about 2 hours ago...

Is it 15 or 52?

10 posted on 03/27/2010 2:14:50 PM PDT by nutmeg (Bart Stupak: Judas, Neville Chamberlain or Benedict Arnold?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee, how many of Bush’s nominees were held up or beaten down??? How soon they forget.


11 posted on 03/27/2010 2:14:54 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Am I wrong, or did the Demon-rats keep Congress OPEN during Bush’s term to prevent him from doing this? Was it possible for Rs to do this, even if they’re in the minority??


12 posted on 03/27/2010 2:16:49 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: SmokingJoe
democratic government, the new play on words meaning communist government. The gullible rats painted themselves into a corner and now they have a community organizer telling them they are irrelevant, inept and useless. I'll agree but someone please tell the emperor he has no clothes and he is clown leader of the clown posse
13 posted on 03/27/2010 2:17:35 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Cool heads prevail)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

14 posted on 03/27/2010 2:19:03 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (I do not want the Union to be maintained. I want the US to break up. I support secession.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm guessing he will turn out to be like Mussolini in many more ways than just his arrogant posture.


15 posted on 03/27/2010 2:19:32 PM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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Hussein always blames someone...He NEVER takes the blame for anything, I’m surprised he didn’t blame BUSH.

Real transparent!!!


16 posted on 03/27/2010 2:20:05 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Posted here also

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2481232/posts


17 posted on 03/27/2010 2:23:33 PM PDT by VRWCTexan (Obama-scare is the "real" Cash for Clunker Program!)
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To: farmguy

Two Democrats, Lincoln (AR) and Nelson (NE) joined in on the filibuster of that radical SEIU lawyer.


18 posted on 03/27/2010 2:29:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (If we're an Empire, why are Cuba, Iraq, the Philippines, Japan & Germany independent?)
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I appreciate that this type of thing is within the rules. Why can’t he just say that and not have to get into a pissing contest about “they did this, and they did that..”

A Don Corleone said, “Act like a man.”

I wish one of these swishy politicians (from either side) would simply start acting like a man.


19 posted on 03/27/2010 2:31:34 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (This nation, of the people, by the people, and for the people has perished from the land.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You mean something isn’t directly Bushes fault


20 posted on 03/27/2010 2:33:22 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: rlmorel

His nickname is now il douche.....


21 posted on 03/27/2010 2:36:51 PM PDT by Anti-Kenyan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s not Bush’s Fault?


22 posted on 03/27/2010 2:38:15 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I simply cannot allow partisan politics to stand in the way of the basic functioning of government,” said Obama.

What a weenie. This guy is really getting old fast.


23 posted on 03/27/2010 2:39:09 PM PDT by SoCalRight
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"I simply cannot allow partisan politics to stand in the way of the basic functioning of government," said Obama, a Democrat,...

Nothing he ever does is not partisan. ZerO has nothing but contempt for this country and government.

24 posted on 03/27/2010 2:40:40 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (Tea parties today, Lexington tomorrow.)
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To: nutmeg
Is it 15 or 52?

I don't know. How many states are in the US?

25 posted on 03/27/2010 2:42:19 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Until a few weeks ago the great goat fornicator had 60 dims in the senate. How’s the lack of appointments for a year the fault of the repubs?


26 posted on 03/27/2010 2:43:10 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The next Republican President will do the same.


27 posted on 03/27/2010 2:44:35 PM PDT by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: ClearCase_guy
That is a great chart. Our Constitution took a gut shot in the 1930s, recovered a bit in the 1980s and is now in Hospice.

A plurality of Americans voted for Marxism, and Marxism we will get.

28 posted on 03/27/2010 2:47:39 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Tyrants should fear for their personal safety.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

0bambi must be taking the one term deal to heart .


29 posted on 03/27/2010 2:48:00 PM PDT by Deetes (God Bless the Troops)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

DICTATOR!!


30 posted on 03/27/2010 2:49:11 PM PDT by tutstar (Baptist Ping list - freepmail me to get on or ...off.)
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To: GeronL

It’s not like Obama and the rest of the Democrat senators didn’t obstruct a ton of Bush appointees...

Good for the goose and all that,,,


31 posted on 03/27/2010 2:49:19 PM PDT by OrangeHoof ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Bend over suckahs".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s remember Democrats of this when a Republican President has appointments and spots on the judiciary to fill.


32 posted on 03/27/2010 2:51:16 PM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lincoln (AR) is trying to save her sorry rear. Isn’t going to work. We aren’t that dumb around here.


33 posted on 03/27/2010 2:52:44 PM PDT by southernsunshine
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To: rlmorel

Was that actually how Mussolini posed?


34 posted on 03/27/2010 2:52:51 PM PDT by tbw2 (Freeper sci-fi - "Humanity's Edge" - on amazon.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Republicans had better not cooperate with Democrats on any legislation between now and November.


35 posted on 03/27/2010 2:53:39 PM PDT by Zoey
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
End the partisan bickering! Impeach President Free Money!
36 posted on 03/27/2010 2:55:11 PM PDT by TigersEye (Duncan Hunter, Jim DeMint, Michelle Bachman, ...)
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To: FrankR

“This president is a low-rent, bottom feeder, and deserves to be in prison. “

B U M P


37 posted on 03/27/2010 2:59:04 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, I’m sure they are all clean-cut with no dialect issues, so it’s all good, right?

/Big S


38 posted on 03/27/2010 2:59:55 PM PDT by Canedawg (Deem this regime to hell.)
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To: Canedawg

One is the former lawyer for SEIU. Also a Marxist, but I lost count of Marxist appointments.


39 posted on 03/27/2010 3:01:27 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This guy is prideful.

He’s a complete ‘in-your-face’ punk.

I’ll never got over his treatment of Prime Minister Netanyahu.

Becker’s appointment is unconscionable.


40 posted on 03/27/2010 3:03:06 PM PDT by onyx (Facts don't matter. Proof not required. Anything goes! Racial slurs, death threats.....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Look up Autogolpe - Presidential Coups d’etat and Regime Change in Latin America and Soviet Successor States. autogolpe suspend the constitution eliminate the congress discharge the Supreme Court. rule by decree. There is th O agenda. The will of the people does not matter it is the will of a despot.


41 posted on 03/27/2010 3:03:16 PM PDT by hondact200 (hondact200 No to Socialism - Michigan destroyed by Progressive Liberal Populism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Recess appointments are NOT always a bad thing.
42 posted on 03/27/2010 3:11:34 PM PDT by shooter223 (the government should fear the citizens......not the other way around)
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To: shooter223

Preach it, Brother or Sister! LOL


43 posted on 03/27/2010 3:19:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (If we're an Empire, why are Cuba, Iraq, the Philippines, Japan & Germany independent?)
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To: hondact200

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


44 posted on 03/27/2010 3:20:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (If we're an Empire, why are Cuba, Iraq, the Philippines, Japan & Germany independent?)
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To: shooter223

The guy in your post needs to think about running for national office, or at least a cabinet position in the next conservative administration.


45 posted on 03/27/2010 3:22:46 PM PDT by Canedawg (Deem this regime to hell.)
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To: TigersEye

END THE COMMUNIST TAKEOVER!!

IMPEACH THE AMERICA HATER!!


46 posted on 03/27/2010 3:24:28 PM PDT by tutstar (Baptist Ping list - freepmail me to get on or ...off.)
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To: tbw2
Was that actually how Mussolini posed?

Yes, the picture has been around for a very long time, without the BO animation of-course.

47 posted on 03/27/2010 3:24:51 PM PDT by SteamShovel (When hope trumps reality, there is no hope at all.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"I simply cannot allow partisan politics to stand in the way of the basic functioning of government," said Obama

What?! What does he think *he's* been doing this whole time? They have been TRYING to do their jobs. He's the one blocking at every point. He'll do anything to get what he wants accomplished.

48 posted on 03/27/2010 3:27:42 PM PDT by Peanut Gallery (The essence of freedom is the proper limitation of government.)
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To: rlmorel

He even looks like him.


49 posted on 03/27/2010 3:30:02 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Am I wrong, or did the Demon-rats keep Congress OPEN during Bush’s term to prevent him from doing this?

Seems to me the junior senator from VA, James Webb, made an appearance each day during a recess in order to prevent Dubya from making any appointments. Why can't the pubbies do the same thing ... huh?

50 posted on 03/27/2010 3:32:34 PM PDT by BluH2o
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