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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.
    Military expenditures, such as re-fueling and ED analysis, is now considered "pork"?!!?

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    Re: Senator's Projects Stall Obama Appointees

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Whom stalled appointments like this for a few earmarks?
    Actually, during Bush's 2 terms, Harry Reid personally stalled about 48 appointments. Right now, Shelby is stalling about 70 appointments. He and Reid should get together for a beer. They have something in common. They are both douche bags.
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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.
    Compared to the amount of judicial blocking the republicans did to Clinton what happened to Bush pales in comparison.

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    Re: Senator's Projects Stall Obama Appointees

    Our Constituency in full support and growing, the Party of No says exactly that. The whining going on concerning judicial appointments...is just that. More selective outrage, perhaps the Republicans will submit a letter to Obama "telling" him who we think is an adequate nominee and who isn't. Who would be a tough fight, who would be filibustered immediately, who would be considered, who wouldn't have any trouble whatsoever.

    Democrats.com Archive: Judicial appointments

    William H. Pryor Jr., William Haynes, Thomas B. Griffith, Paul Crotty, Brett Kavanaugh, William Myers, Charles Pickering, the list goes on not mentioning UN ambassador John Bolton, World Bank rep, and we won't even go to Supreme Court Justices where Democrats have set a new bar in childlike behavior and obstinence.

    You refs let the boys and girls play it out on the field, and, don't mind the fickle crowd noise that is selective and kneejerk defensive concerning the current home team.
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    Re: Senator's Projects Stall Obama Appointees

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    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.
    They tried to block every nominee, it did not matter. It was just as disgusting.
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    Re: Senator's Projects Stall Obama Appointees

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    They tried to block every nominee, it did not matter. It was just as disgusting.
    Source?

    Quote Originally Posted by Telecaster View Post
    Military expenditures, such as re-fueling and ED analysis, is now considered "pork"?!!?
    When you're trying to stall 89 or so appointees just to get a plum contract given to a foreign company who would build in your state, instead of an American company who would build somewhere else... if it's not pork I'm not sure what to call it. It's not a matter of whether we get these, its whether they go to Alabama or not.
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    Re: Senator's Projects Stall Obama Appointees

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Martel View Post
    Our Constituency in full support and growing, the Party of No says exactly that. The whining going on concerning judicial appointments...is just that. More selective outrage, perhaps the Republicans will submit a letter to Obama "telling" him who we think is an adequate nominee and who isn't. Who would be a tough fight, who would be filibustered immediately, who would be considered, who wouldn't have any trouble whatsoever.

    Democrats.com Archive: Judicial appointments

    William H. Pryor Jr., William Haynes, Thomas B. Griffith, Paul Crotty, Brett Kavanaugh, William Myers, Charles Pickering, the list goes on not mentioning UN ambassador John Bolton, World Bank rep, and we won't even go to Supreme Court Justices where Democrats have set a new bar in childlike behavior and obstinence.

    You refs let the boys and girls play it out on the field, and, don't mind the fickle crowd noise that is selective and kneejerk defensive concerning the current home team.
    Except we're not talking about judicial appointments. We're talking about executive branch appointments.
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    Re: Senator's Projects Stall Obama Appointees

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Which ones, and why?
    I'm not sure he meant a single individual for five years, but over a five year period some were unnecessarily held up.
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    Re: Senator's Projects Stall Obama Appointees

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Actually, during Bush's 2 terms, Harry Reid personally stalled about 48 appointments. Right now, Shelby is stalling about 70 appointments. He and Reid should get together for a beer. They have something in common. They are both douche bags.
    Not possible btw, Reid is a teetotaler.

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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.
    What was wrong it the repeated re-bidding of a project that just refused to go to Boing because Boing's design wasn't good enough.

    Also, holding up the Messiah's appointments DOES serve national security.

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