Boehner uses procedural move to block Obama Recess Appointments

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    Summer time for Congress, the rest of August on vacation....yet, hes still thinking on his feet, some little parting chin music for Obama to end the session….:clap2:




    After the House of Representatives passed the bill to extend the debt limit, it adjourned for the summer, but not before Republicans took advantage of a procedural move that will help block President Obama from making recess appointments during the upcoming break.
    While the House will be adjourned, it will continue to hold so-called “pro forma” sessions throughout August.

    Though it’s the Senate that must confirm presidential appointments, under the U.S. Constitution, it cannot adjourn for more than three days without the approval of the House. Therefore, the House has maintained the ability to prevent the Senate from going into full recess, effectively blocking Obama from making recess appointments.


    House procedural move will help block Obama recess appointments during August break | Philip Klein | Beltway Confidential | Washington Examiner
     
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    Boehner needs to do something to appease the right, his tenure as Speaker seems tenuous at best. Of course this bit of creative obstuctionism won't aid a bit in resolving the unemployment problem facing the nation and his leadership in a do-nothing House of Representatives isn't a legacy for him to be proud.
     
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    What goes around, comes around. A janitor jousting legalisms with a Constitutional lawyer.
     
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    Youre not going to take issue with Boehner following the precedent set by Nancy's house are you?
     
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    But it will keep the president from appointing another F**KING SOCIALIST A-HOLE to government office without confirmation of Congress.
     
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    A self proclaimed Constitutional lawyer... Show me something he has written that proves his right to that claim.
     
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    Yet another fine example of Conservative tactics to nullify majority rule.

    Good one, folks.
     
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    "Self Proclaimed"? What the fuck does that mean?

    He passed the bar. He has a license to practice law. He graduated from Columbia and Harvard. With degrees and honors.

    Where do you people come up with this bullshit.
     
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    Did you squawk when the previous house did it?
     
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    Did what?

    Bush got his appointments through very quickly. Same with the Judges. And he complained like a stuck pig when there was the slightest questioning about the assholes he put in as heads of some very important agencies.

    Like FEMA.

    And it cost nearly 2000 American lives in Louisiana.
     

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