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Breaking: Obama also set to make recess appointments to the NLRB
WaPo ^ | 1/4/12 | Greg Sargent

Posted on 01/04/2012 12:38:37 PM PST by Nachum

It isn’t just Richard Cordray. Obama is also set to use recess appointments to install his picks to the National Labor Relations Board, according to White House officials and others familiar with ongoing discussions.

The move, which is arguably as impotant as the Cordray appointment, will ratchet up opposition from Republicans and make this an even bigger fight, since they have been attacking the NLRB regularly for its moves to streamline union elections and inform workers of their rights.

Obama is set to appoint Sharon Block, Terence Flynn, and Richard Griffin to the board — something unions have made a big priority for them in the new year. Senate Republicans have opposed the recess appointments to the NLRB on constitutional grounds, but unions charge that Republicans are only interested in rendering the agency inoperative.

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Very transparent indeed
1 posted on 01/04/2012 12:38:48 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 01/04/2012 12:39:47 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Take that, Venezuela! We have a Hugo, too.


3 posted on 01/04/2012 12:43:39 PM PST by JPG (Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.)
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To: Nachum
GOP on vacation and when they get back they will be out to lunch and life will go on as usual in washington. Meanwhile, the people won't even flinch. Those that pay taxes are too numb and those that don't have no reason to.
4 posted on 01/04/2012 12:44:40 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Nachum
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5 posted on 01/04/2012 12:45:19 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Nachum

Un-flippin believable! If a Republican President had pulled this kind of crap, the national media and the Democrats would be screaming for impeachment hearings TODAY! Wanna bet this doesn’t even get mentioned on the nightly news?

So, what do we do about it?


6 posted on 01/04/2012 12:45:53 PM PST by VikingMom (I may not know what the future holds but I know who holds the future!)
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To: Nachum
As I understand it, these are NOT recess appointments. The Senate is using "pro forma sessions" to keep things open, so to speak. So that's the kicker. See:

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0112/70989.html

7 posted on 01/04/2012 12:46:40 PM PST by allen08gop (Insert appropriate picture here...)
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To: Nachum
Just as with Cordray, Boehner and McConnel must say that they will not accept the appointments as a proper legal act and will treat the positions as still vacant, and that these people have no legal authority.

-PJ

8 posted on 01/04/2012 12:46:53 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: dragonblustar
Great poster. But I have to write, I don't think the guy coming in will change anything especially obamacare. Romney sure in the heck won't.

The War on Americans is now on warp speed.

9 posted on 01/04/2012 12:52:47 PM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX LSU TIGERS, GEAUX SAINTS)
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To: VikingMom

“Un-flippin believable! If a Republican President had pulled this kind of crap, the national media and the Democrats would be screaming for impeachment hearings TODAY! Wanna bet this doesn’t even get mentioned on the nightly news?”

“So, what do we do about it?”

On January 4, 2006 President Bush made 17 Recess Appointments.

There were no impeachment hearings and the national media did not scream.

Did you object this strongly to Bush’s 17 Recess Appointments?


10 posted on 01/04/2012 12:53:20 PM PST by trumandogz (Rick Perry Scored 10% on the Iowa Test.)
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To: allen08gop

Ah yes. Another weasel worded lawyerly “what the definition of ‘is’ is move by the transparent one.


11 posted on 01/04/2012 12:53:47 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Where’s the Tea Party March on Washington?


12 posted on 01/04/2012 12:53:58 PM PST by petitfour
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To: JPG

We have Castro, Hugo, and A-Jad all rolled into one..if ANY Republican President had done this the media would be up in arms..isnt what Obama doing illegal? How the hell can he get away with this? Oh, hehe I Made a funny, I forgot, its Obama, the media’s “messiah” he can get away with anything


13 posted on 01/04/2012 12:54:14 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: VikingMom
“So, what do we do about it?”

Senate Republicans stop all nominations until illegal appointments are withdrawn.

House Republicans refuse to appropriate/budget funds for any part of the executive branch until illegal appointments are withdrawn.

Tea Party Rally in February in DC to protest illegal appointments.

Pledge by Republican Senators & Congressmen to not raise the debt ceiling again until illegal appointments are withdrawn.

14 posted on 01/04/2012 12:55:48 PM PST by RedEyeJack
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To: Nachum
opposition from Republicans and make this an even bigger fight, since they have been attacking the NLRB regularly for its moves to streamline union elections and inform workers of their rights.

Bias in the media?? Nahhhh....
15 posted on 01/04/2012 12:56:06 PM PST by Daus
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To: Nachum; All

WHY NOT???

It’s not like the Constitution and the Rule of Law apply to Elected DC Democrats, anymore.


16 posted on 01/04/2012 12:58:16 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: trumandogz

“On January 4, 2006 President Bush made 17 Recess Appointments.”

These illegal recess appointments? What were they and when did congress go in session?


17 posted on 01/04/2012 12:58:49 PM PST by RedEyeJack
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To: trumandogz
Did you object this strongly to Bush’s 17 Recess Appointments?

The Senate is not in recess; therefore, these appointments are blatantly unconstitutional.

18 posted on 01/04/2012 12:59:16 PM PST by TonyInOhio ( Capabilities, not Intentions)
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To: trumandogz

Some times I wonder whose side you’re on.


19 posted on 01/04/2012 1:00:11 PM PST by jersey117 (.)
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To: Nachum

He’s such a swine. This guy definitely needs to go. If the Senate GOP sits on their hands on this one, expect long term repercussions not only in their political careers but in the authority of Congress when compared to a dictatorial President.


20 posted on 01/04/2012 1:00:37 PM PST by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: trumandogz

The Senate was actually in recess for President Bush. This is not the case for Mr. Obama.


21 posted on 01/04/2012 1:02:44 PM PST by Ingtar (Newt (four more for Obama) & Mitt (Obamacare) - what wonderful choices!)
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To: trumandogz
Did you object this strongly to Bush’s 17 Recess Appointments?

The Senate isn't in recess. BO has "deemed" it to be in recess.

22 posted on 01/04/2012 1:02:44 PM PST by Pilsner
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To: trumandogz
Did you object this strongly to Bush’s 17 Recess Appointments?

Was the Senate in recess? If it was, then Bush could legally do that.

The fight over these appointments is that the Republicans claim the Senate is NOT in recess. They have apparently refused to allow the Senate to go into formal recess precisely to block these sorts of appointments.

23 posted on 01/04/2012 1:03:13 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“.if ANY Republican President had done this the media would be up in arms..isnt what Obama doing illegal? How the hell can he get away with this?”

Republican presidents have done the exact same thing in the past and no media was up in arms and it was not illegal.

However, it is an overreach of Executive Power when it is done by a Democratic president or a Republican president.

But, if you were to review threads concerning Bush’s Recess Appointments, you would find overwhelming approval except for a few of us true conservatives who are willing to condemn any president who uses such powers.


24 posted on 01/04/2012 1:03:26 PM PST by trumandogz (Rick Perry Scored 10% on the Iowa Test.)
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To: trumandogz

These aren’t recess appointments Sherlock. The Senate is NOT in recess.


25 posted on 01/04/2012 1:03:51 PM PST by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Also, local and state governments should not acknowledge the authority of these individuals and the board that they are on since they were placed on it illegally.

Governors and Mayors should tell Hussien to pound sand over this.


26 posted on 01/04/2012 1:05:22 PM PST by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: trumandogz

“Did you object this strongly to Bush’s 17 Recess Appointments?”

Bush’s were set with precedent, and quite legal albeit controversial at the time. The Democrats later pulled the trick the Republicans are using today to keep the Congress open to prevent recess appointments.

Obama today is jab-pushing Uncle Sam, and saying “whatchoo gon do bout it”? like the Street Punk from Chicago that he is.

He’s pushing, because he knows something. I believe he knows Congress will do anything to avoid racial experiences this clown is prepared to summon the minute he doesn’t get his way. This will be his direction until November.


27 posted on 01/04/2012 1:05:37 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Nachum

Imagine the HOWLS of outrage from WaPo and other leftist organs if this had been done by GWB!

It’s good to be the king! All hail to his Excellency the Great Barack.


28 posted on 01/04/2012 1:05:48 PM PST by tpmintx (Problem: The people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who VOTE for a living.)
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To: RedEyeJack

I like all your ideas!

I have already called Boehner and I will call McConnell next. I have also called my Democratic Senator, who is up for reelection in November, to tell her that I will fight against any member of Congress who doesn’t uphold the Constitution!


29 posted on 01/04/2012 1:06:18 PM PST by VikingMom (I may not know what the future holds but I know who holds the future!)
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To: trumandogz

Thank you for clarifying everything. I was not very familiar with this process so didnt know how it works. Appreciate you letting me know


30 posted on 01/04/2012 1:06:52 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Nachum
But, but Congress is NOT in recess??

Just who does Bari think he is?

31 posted on 01/04/2012 1:06:52 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Nachum

But there is no “recess”?!?!


32 posted on 01/04/2012 1:07:25 PM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Nachum; All

It might be good to think about which Republican candidate...

would actually change the NLRB that Obama has constructed.

Would they get rid of it ? Insert some real conservatives there ? Downsize it ? Hire more people ? Outsource to contractors and grow it anyway ?

Which candidate would clean up Obama’s marxist mess ?


33 posted on 01/04/2012 1:09:09 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: trumandogz

Huff Post is missing you.....


34 posted on 01/04/2012 1:10:04 PM PST by Hogblog
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To: Nachum

Progressives have only ONE rule;

RULES ARE FOR SUCKERS!!!


35 posted on 01/04/2012 1:10:41 PM PST by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: trumandogz

The Senate is NOT in recess.


36 posted on 01/04/2012 1:11:13 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: trumandogz

The Senate was actually in recess at that time.

How many recess appointments did bush make after that?

Can you guess?

The Senate was in a Pro Forma session devised by the new Dem Majorities. You know nancy, harry and that new senator from ill.


37 posted on 01/04/2012 1:12:39 PM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: trumandogz

Congress was in recess when Bush made those appts. That is NOT the case today.


38 posted on 01/04/2012 1:13:47 PM PST by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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To: Solson

If the Senate is in session, the Republicans can block nominations, even if the sessions lasts 12 seconds as the Democrats did on 2007 to block Bush nominees.


39 posted on 01/04/2012 1:13:56 PM PST by trumandogz (Rick Perry Scored 10% on the Iowa Test.)
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To: Nachum; VikingMom; allen08gop; Political Junkie Too; Sarah Barracuda; RedEyeJack; tcrlaf; TMA62
The Forgotten Man - http://www.mcnaughtonart.com/artwork/view_zoom/?artpiece_id=379


Trampling the Constitution! Where are our patriots in congress?
CUT OFF FUNDING AND IMPEACH


Next Govenor Perry should announce that an directives by these illegal appointments will be ignored by Texas. Newt should jump on the band wagon, Santorum etc etc. This is a huge opportunity for these guys....
40 posted on 01/04/2012 1:13:56 PM PST by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: TexasCajun
Just who does Bari think he is?

1 For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; 2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; 3 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God...

41 posted on 01/04/2012 1:16:49 PM PST by null and void (Day 1079 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: rockinqsranch

‘Obama today is jab-pushing Uncle Sam, and saying “whatchoo gon do bout it”? like the Street Punk from Chicago that he is.

He’s pushing, because he knows something. I believe he knows Congress will do anything to avoid racial experiences this clown is prepared to summon the minute he doesn’t get his way. This will be his direction until November.’

Very, VERY well said. Captures the exact essence of what this is all about.


42 posted on 01/04/2012 1:17:12 PM PST by Fantasywriter
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To: Political Junkie Too

Don’t pay them and do not accept any actions they take.

Do I expect anything out of Boehner or McConell?——No

The Republicans are a joke.


43 posted on 01/04/2012 1:17:25 PM PST by Venturer
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To: trumandogz
The president acted just a day after the Senate held a session, breaking with at least three different precedents that said the Senate must be in recess for at least three days for a recess appointment. Mr. Obama himself was part of two of those precedents, both during his own time in the Senate and again in 2010 when one of his administration’s top constitutional lawyers made the three-day argument to the Supreme Court.

Obama sets up clash with Congress over recess appointments
(Breaks Democrats’ own rule from Bush administration)

44 posted on 01/04/2012 1:18:05 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: trumandogz
The Senate IS in session and they HAVE blocked the nominations. OBAMA put it on himself to determine the Senate was in RECESS and thus attempt at making a RECESS appointment.

Are you still hungover from the Romney win last night or are you this slow?

45 posted on 01/04/2012 1:18:31 PM PST by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: Nachum
So Republicans " have been attacking the NLRB regularly for its moves to streamline union elections and inform workers of their rights".?

The WaPo just slips that in there like no one should notice.

Are they characterizing card-check, where marking your ballot for or against unionization is done with the union goons watching, as "streamlining"?

Are they calling quick-snap elections, where management has just a few days to counter the propaganda of the unions, "streamlining"?

Are they calling one-sided unionization "rights" posters that employers must display or face stiff fines "informing workers of their rights"?

The unions own that "reporter".

46 posted on 01/04/2012 1:18:39 PM PST by Tellurian (Ingenuity is having the ability to capitalize on your mistakes)
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To: jersey117

I don’t.


47 posted on 01/04/2012 1:19:40 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Nachum
I think Madam Tussaud is missing one of her wax dummies.


48 posted on 01/04/2012 1:21:43 PM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: RedEyeJack

Reid could stop this but he’s giving tacit approval even though it crowds in on his own power.

Your list is about the only options available, if the GOP will have the cajones to do it.


49 posted on 01/04/2012 1:34:00 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - No Prisoners. No Mercy.)
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To: Venturer
This falls on McConnell, since only the Senate has confirmation powers. Boehner must be at McConnell's side to show Republican unity on this matter.

A statement from Roberts might be nice, too.

-PJ

50 posted on 01/04/2012 1:35:30 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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