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    Re: Senator's Projects Stall Obama Appointees

    What I'm wondering is why the hell does an individual senator even have the ABILITY to hold up an appointment, let alone ALL appointments?
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    Re: Senator's Projects Stall Obama Appointees

    Just more proof that we need to kick all these losers out of office and start over. And I mean all not all that have D or R after thier name.
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    Re: Senator's Projects Stall Obama Appointees

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    So you have a senator blocking crucial appointments, many related to national security, to bring a pork project home. On top of that, the GOP leadership is going along with it and helping him. There's something very wrong with this.
    If they're all going along with him then there must be more here than there seems to be. If it was as ridiculous as it appears, then there would certainly be many detractors, not the least of them pork-critics like McCain.

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    Re: Senator's Projects Stall Obama Appointees

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Which ones, and why?
    Sorry, I don't have the details.

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    Re: Senator's Projects Stall Obama Appointees

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    If they're all going along with him then there must be more here than there seems to be. If it was as ridiculous as it appears, then there would certainly be many detractors, not the least of them pork-critics like McCain.
    I haven't been able to find out any more about it, have you?
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    Re: Senator's Projects Stall Obama Appointees

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Sorry, I don't have the details.
    Then how do you know?
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    Re: Senator's Projects Stall Obama Appointees

    Its funny how once upon a time Republicans in the Senate were calling for an up or down vote on Bush appointees. Now only a few years later you have Shelby blocking multiple nominees.

    Just to give you an idea. Only 3 nominees in the Bush administration had to wait 3 months. In Obama's first year you have:

    46 nominees waited to be confirmed for at least 3 months
    45 of Obama's nominees lingered for at least 4 months
    9 waited for at least 6 months.

    Some examples of those who had been delayed

    General Stanley McChrystal, commander of the forces in Afghanistan
    Secretary of the Army, John McHugh

    Chris Hill Ambassador to Iraq

    Thus far Shelby has put a blanket hold on at least 70 of Obama's nominees.

    One year into the Bush administration there was a backlog of 70 appointments.

    With Obama it is now 177.

    Funny what a few years does.

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    Re: Senator's Projects Stall Obama Appointees

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    So you have a senator blocking crucial appointments, many related to national security, to bring a pork project home. On top of that, the GOP leadership is going along with it and helping him. There's something very wrong with this.
    No worse then the blocking of judicial appointee's by Bush.

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    Re: Senator's Projects Stall Obama Appointees

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    No worse then the blocking of judicial appointee's by Bush.

    Welcome to partisan poulticing.
    Blocking a judicial appointee who you think might be a bad choice is understandable. Blocking an entire list of appointees because you're not getting the earmark you want to let you get a bid for a foreign company's business is just disgusting.
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    Re: Senator's Projects Stall Obama Appointees

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    What I'm wondering is why the hell does an individual senator even have the ABILITY to hold up an appointment, let alone ALL appointments?
    I'm guessing it's due to the filibuster.

    Quote Originally Posted by braindrain View Post
    Just more proof that we need to kick all these losers out of office and start over. And I mean all not all that have D or R after thier name.
    Why? No matter who we get, they'll still have the ability to hold an appointment because of Senate procedures. It would be better to change the Senate procedures.

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