Obama was the adult in this case,saying,"OK,if you want to act that way,you are not playing at all!" End of story,start of whining.)
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1) Dodd-Frank (HR 4173) passed 60-39. Point being, it needed three GOP Senators to pass (Brown, Collins, Snowe). Here is a blurb explaining exactly what it is they agreed to:
This is a specific clause of the Statute as voted. The Senate specifically reserved for itself authority above and beyond the usual appointment process, and Obama signed it. Forgetting the Constitutional issue of "advise and consent", and pro-forma recess, the statute itself has been usurped, in a power grab by the Executive that violates the Statute as voted and signed..... More importantly the “recess” appointment of Cordray doesn’t solve the President’s problem. The Dodd-Frank Act is very clear, even a law professor can probably understand this section, that authorities under the Act remain with the Treasury Secretary until the Director is “confirmed by the Senate”. A recess appointment is not a Senate confirmation ......
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Is this a legitimate point of contention by those of us who disagree with the President's actions ?
Also in the constitution it is clear that either house, or senate can not adjourn to recess unless the other approves.
Now, you have danced all around these points repeatedly, and have failed to show where the senate was in constitutional recess for Obama to do what he did. In fact, your only excuse seems to be that Obama can do what he wants in this regard because it is just too hard to work with repubs.
Winning an election doesn't mean that Obama can just decide he is going to do whatever he wants if he can't get his way. If that were the case then why even have the three branches? Why not just declare Obama supreme leader and be done with the whole shooting match all together. That's the direction he seems to want anyway.
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I expect the next President to use and abuse the new precedent.
Appointments no longer need to be listed by the White House, can be appointed at anytime there isn't a human body in the Senate, and all the President needs to say is "I felt that they weren't going to accept anyone".
Its all good.
Last edited by Samhain; 01-07-12 at 01:33 PM.