Are you really that clueless....??
Are you really that clueless....??
If Boehner or somebody wants to take it to court they're free to, but I can tell you right now, the court will say it's ok. The clear purpose of the recess appointments clause it to enable the president to ensure that vacancies in key positions get filled promptly to avoid disrupting the government's ability to function. That is exactly what it is being used for and the courts won't let some technicality the legislature cooked up trump the clear intention of the constitution. The advice and consent requirement is there to make sure that the legislature gets input into the process, not as a level they can use to try to disable the federal government.
Last edited by teamosil; 01-06-12 at 12:16 AM.
1) The father of Neoconservatism was Irving Kristol, who WAS a REAL card carrying member of the Communist Party when he attended college in New York.
2) The other lynchpin of Neoconservatism was Leo Strauss, the professor at the University of Chicago, who taught and advocated a policy called Noble Lies, in which, to get a population to go along with you, you had to tell them lies, which would supposedly be for their own good. Invented by Plato, Noble Lies was used by Machiavelli, and also..... get ready for it...... Karl Marx.
3) President Bush had a LOT of Neoconservatives in his administration.
4) I never once saw you call Bush a Marxist..... EVER!
I had my own word for the Neocons, though. I called them Bushneviks. LOL.
Last edited by danarhea; 01-06-12 at 12:36 AM.
The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
A lot of us have, and it's clear that the President's action is in response to the Republicans playing games with the meaning of session in order to game the system and get another bite at the Consumer Protection Agency. This, by the way, is a new tactic. This is the first time the GOP house has pulled it.
The GOP lost the legislative battle to emasculate the Consumer Protection agency two years ago. In the interim, they've made no secret of their intention to hold the director's nomination hostage to renegotiating the deal on their terms. They started with an ugly series of attacks on Elizebeth Warren. The got her off the short list, and probably cost them a seat in the Senate for their efforts. Now, they're playing the same game with Cordorey.
The GOP will have to go to court to prevent the President for exercising this appointment. Will the conservative court, side with the GOP and enjoin the appointment, or reverse it?
That remains to be seen.
But, constitutional issues aside, politically, that battle will make the GOP look bad. Most people want a consumer protection agency. They're tired of "tricks and traps", as Ms Warren says. And a battle against an agency that wants to do something about them is not a great battle to fight in an election year, particularly if the Adminstration drags the proceedings out through the season.
Face it, the GOP just fell into its own trap again!
Weather the GOP can continue to get away with it depends on how (or whether) the courts decide. In any case, the case won't be heard u
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Personally, my feeling is that the whole process should be structured differently. There are some positions that are purely executive department positions. IMO those should not even require advice and consent from Congress. The president is in charge of the executive branch and shouldn't be hamstrung in running his own branch by Congress. If it were up to me, we'd pass a constitutional amendment removing the advice and consent requirements for any post inside the executive branch. But, then there are posts outside of it. For example, independent agencies like the FCC or the FEC, and judges. I would retain the advice and consent requirement those and force Congress to get more involved. The people in those posts outlast one presidential administration and IMO they should reflect a more balanced point of view. But, those posts need to be able to be filled much more quickly than they are. I think for those I would put a clock on the advice and consent saying that if they do not reject the nominee within 30 days, they are automatically confirmed.