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    Re: Obama Defies Congress With ‘Recess’ Picks. Could Provoke Constitutional Fight.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    And what rule did Obama break? Show me the letter of the rule he broke and how it was broke. Again, I'm not supporting what Obama did. I don't think it was breaking a rule, but I do think it was a common courtesy that was disrupted.
    Simple, the Senate isn't in recess. They are holding pro-forma sessions every two days. If you have a problem with pro-forma sessions being held, complain to the Majority leader.

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    Re: Obama Defies Congress With ‘Recess’ Picks. Could Provoke Constitutional Fight.

    Quote Originally Posted by TomFitz View Post
    This business of blocking persidential appointments for years on end started with the Gingrich Congress in 1994. It has been a hallmark of every Republican congress since then.

    As with the abuse of the filibuster, the flagrant obstructionism gets worse with each cycle. The GOP has repeatedly set new records for filibusters in every session it sits in opposition in, only to break their own record in the next session.

    The Federal courts are now littered with backlog because there is no one to try or hear the cases. Federal agencies plod along without management. And the government is funded almost entirely by continuing resolution, making budgeting and planning difficult to impossible.

    Republcians like to complain about the inefficiency and waste in government, while doing everything in their power to perpetuate it.

    Which is what happens when you take the most routine functions and polticize them.
    The Dems blocked Bush in the same way. In fact, they used the 3-day gavel process on occasion. Look it up.

    Try some links next time as well.

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    Re: Obama Defies Congress With ‘Recess’ Picks. Could Provoke Constitutional Fight.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    And what rule did Obama break? Show me the letter of the rule he broke and how it was broke. Again, I'm not supporting what Obama did. I don't think it was breaking a rule, but I do think it was a common courtesy that was disrupted.
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    Re: Obama Defies Congress With ‘Recess’ Picks. Could Provoke Constitutional Fight.

    Sorry that doesn't show the letter of the law or any other information that I requested. Show me the letter of the law and how he broke it.

    Showing an opinion piece on interpretations is not proof.

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    Re: Obama Defies Congress With ‘Recess’ Picks. Could Provoke Constitutional Fight.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Sorry that doesn't show the letter of the law or any other information that I requested. Show me the letter of the law and how he broke it.

    Showing an opinion piece on interpretations is not proof.
    Is the Senate in session when they are having pro-forma sessions, or are they in recess? Is the Senate in recess when the doors are closed for the night or the weekend?

    If you believe a "Senate in recess" is defined as anytime the doors are closed on the Senate and someone isn't physically present, then you are right. No law is broken.

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    Re: Obama Defies Congress With ‘Recess’ Picks. Could Provoke Constitutional Fight.

    Obama never follows rules. He thinks they are for everyone else.

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    Re: Obama Defies Congress With ‘Recess’ Picks. Could Provoke Constitutional Fight.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eighty Deuce View Post
    I would hope that the GOP declares all actions by that Department as unconstitutional, not in accordance with the Law, and directs all US entities to not recognize actions by either agency. This is what happens when one skirts the Constitution. It is one more sign of hugely inept leadership by the inept moron in the WH.
    "The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session."

    -Article II, Section 2, U.S. Constitution

    STFU already.
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    Re: Obama defies Congress with ‘recess’ picks

    Should we start calling him King Barack?

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    Re: Obama Defies Congress With ‘Recess’ Picks. Could Provoke Constitutional Fight.

    Quote Originally Posted by coolwalker View Post
    Obama never follows rules. He thinks they are for everyone else.
    What rule did he break exactly?

    If you can't tell us, then you're breaking the rule against saying things that aren't true.
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    Re: Obama Defies Congress With ‘Recess’ Picks. Could Provoke Constitutional Fight.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Sorry that doesn't show the letter of the law or any other information that I requested. Show me the letter of the law and how he broke it.

    Showing an opinion piece on interpretations is not proof.
    Constitution good enough?

    The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session."
    Now, turnabout's fair play. Kindly link me to proof that the Senate was in recess...and that the vacancies occurred during said recess.

    The Senate was either in recess or it was not. The vacancies either occurred while the Senate was in recess or they did not. Pretty straightforward.
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