Harry Reid: Thank you sir, may I have another

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    So much for separation of powers.

    Harry Reid's answer to Obama's appointment of an unconfirmed CFPB director while the Senate was in pro forma session:

    "I think it's a good idea."
     
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    Democrats are all about the dictatorship.

    Harry Reid knows he will never be voted out of office. He can say whatever he likes.
     
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    Obama is rediscovering that economic populism is popular. After trying to play nice with people bent on his utter destruction it is great to see him take off the gloves.
     
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    These appointments have been done by all Presidents so this is nothing special.
     
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    The Senate holds pro forma sessions in order to stop recess appointments. Reid has an obligation as leader of the Senate to protect his body's right to determine when it is session. If he doesn't protect the Senate's claim he is not doing his part in preserving checks and balances.

    Furthermore, he oversaw the Dodd-Frank legislation so he knows that Cordray needed to be confirmed, not merely appointed, in order for his special powers to kick in.


    If Bush had tried something like this while the Senate was in pro forma session, Reid would have led the charge against him. Reid is derelict in duty.
     
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    They hold these sessions because neither chamber can recess for more than three days without approval from the other chamber, not to stop recess appointments. That is a spin that this political season is spinning.
     
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    Regardless of whether that is spin, it is Reid's duty to protect the integrity and authority of the Senate.


    And if Bush had done what Obama did, Reid would be all over doing that duty.
     
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    And if the President wanted to force the Senate to adjourn he could invoke the USConstitution; Section 3, Article 2:

    [The President] may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United State
     
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    Yes the Dems would have been hollering loud too. That's what our country has evolved into a pack of crying hyena's, crying about the other side, being obstructionist and crippling the governing of our country.

    Both parties are at fault here but it is up the President to make sure the government runs and even if you or I disagree with who is office it is imperative that the President takes charge for better or worse.
     
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    So, why didn't he?

    I read that there was actually a window on Tuesday when the Senate was officially in recess.

    Obama Skips Chance To Appoint Richard Cordray To Consumer Protection Agency

    Obama opted not to make the appointment at that point. He held off until Wednesday. Why? Why did he wait until the Senate was in pro forma session again? And why didn't he official adjourn them? The reason for holding off seems specifically to call into question the Senate's designation of itself being in session.




    Reid should be asking those questions. He should be defending his body's parliamentary procedures. AND he shouldn't be calling it a good idea for a director to take over with ambiguous authority. Reid knows what is in the law his body passed. He knows that without confirmation, Cordray's authority is in doubt. He should be defending the legislation. Not looking the other way when Obama ignores parts of it.
     

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