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    Reid To Recommend Obama Recess Appoint All Stalled Executive Nominees

    This is bull****, the obstructionist party doesn't give a reason anymore, they just obstruct.


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    <To illustrate his frustration at the GOP's pattern of obstructing President Obama's executive branch nominees, Majority Leader Harry Reid announced on the Senate floor Friday that he'll ask President Obama to provide all of the nearly 100 stalled bureaucrats-in-waiting with recess appointments.>

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    Re: Reid To Recommend Obama Recess Appoint All Stalled Executive Nominees

    Quote Originally Posted by treedancer View Post
    This is bull****, the obstructionist party doesn't give a reason anymore, they just obstruct.
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    Re: Reid To Recommend Obama Recess Appoint All Stalled Executive Nominees

    You're all pissy about nominees, but what about a budget? Does that cross your mind as something... oh important?
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    Re: Reid To Recommend Obama Recess Appoint All Stalled Executive Nominees

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    You're all pissy about nominees, but what about a budget? Does that cross your mind as something... oh important?
    But what about red herrings? They seem to cross your mind a lot.
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    Re: Reid To Recommend Obama Recess Appoint All Stalled Executive Nominees

    Quote Originally Posted by treedancer View Post
    This is bull****, the obstructionist party doesn't give a reason anymore, they just obstruct.
    Wait, which obstructionist party are we talking about. I can think of two of them that are pretty powerful.


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    Re: Reid To Recommend Obama Recess Appoint All Stalled Executive Nominees

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    But what about red herrings? They seem to cross your mind a lot.
    I find the outrage amusing at "obstruction" (cause we could go into a tit for tat between Bush and Obama years on that) or we could look at the fact that one party has refuse to pass a budget for 3 years in a row...

    Pointless posts seem to flow from you.. constantly.
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    Re: Reid To Recommend Obama Recess Appoint All Stalled Executive Nominees

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I find the outrage amusing at "obstruction"
    Good for you. Now do you have anything to say on the obstructionist tactics of the GOP that don't allow the president to do his job and appoint people to his cabinet?

    (cause we could go into a tit for tat between Bush and Obama years on that) or we could look at the fact that one party has refuse to pass a budget for 3 years in a row...
    Ah I get it so passing a budget means agreeing to what the GOP says and the demands of radicals like you.

    Pointless posts seem to flow from you.. constantly.
    This from the king of red herrings? Lawl.
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    Re: Reid To Recommend Obama Recess Appoint All Stalled Executive Nominees

    Recess appointments need to be written out of the Constitution. With modern transportation, it is an antiquated policy.
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    Re: Reid To Recommend Obama Recess Appoint All Stalled Executive Nominees

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Good for you. Now do you have anything to say on the obstructionist tactics of the GOP that don't allow the president to do his job and appoint people to his cabinet?
    Can you cite one "obstruction" of a Nominee, the GOP's stated reason, and your objection to that reason?


    Just one. I'm betting you don't even know why, you jut assume, that it's wrong, and blather on about it.
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    Re: Reid To Recommend Obama Recess Appoint All Stalled Executive Nominees

    Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, addressed the complaints in a prepared floor statement on October 11, 2011. Senator Grassley refuted the prevailing liberal spin with the facts:
    We have taken positive action on 84 percent of President Obama’s judicial nominees. . . President Obama’s circuit court nominees are waiting, on average, only 66 days to receive a hearing. Compare that to the 247 days President Bush’s circuit nominees were forced to wait. The same can be said for district court nominees, who have only waited 79 days under President Obama. Nominees of President Bush waited, on average, 120 days for a hearing.
    Moreover, a stark contrast exists between the number of cloture votes cast in the last Congress opposing Bush judicial nominees compared to those opposing Obama’s choices:
    During our consideration of the 98 judicial nominations submitted during this Congress there have been two cloture motions . . . In the last Congress, there were four cloture motions made in relation to the 105 judicial nominations submitted. I would remind my colleagues that at least 18 of President Bush’s judicial nominees were subjected to cloture motions – many of them had multiple cloture votes. According to my count, there were approximately 30 cloture votes on Bush judicial nominees.
    Senator Patrick Leahy recently complained about the raw numbers of judicial nominees confirmed at this stage of the Bush and Obama presidencies. But Mr. Leahy fails to account for the much smaller number of judges President Obama has nominated, thus distorting the totals. As the RNLA blog has reported before, even those on the political left have complained about President Obama’s lackluster pace in nominating judges. Finally, the President insists on pushing through nominations to seats where the workload has actually decreased, for instance Caitlin Halligan to the Circuit Court for the District of Columbia, instead of concentrating on judicial “emergencies” where the Senate’s attention is needed most.
    More Judicial Obstruction for Bush than Obama - The Republican Lawyer Blog

    Funny, the GOP is setting a record pace considering the previous... administrations inability to get anywhere, and yet all you people do is cry obstructionism. But then, that's what the DNC flyer you got said to do...

    http://www.grassley.senate.gov/judic...d-Straight.pdf
    Last edited by Renae; 02-21-12 at 11:33 AM.
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