Skip to comments.Breaking: Obama also set to make recess appointments to the NLRB
Posted on 01/04/2012 12:38:37 PM PST by Nachum
It isnt 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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The Senate was actually in recess for President Bush. This is not the case for Mr. Obama.
The Senate isn't in recess. BO has "deemed" it to be in recess.
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.
“.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.
These aren’t recess appointments Sherlock. The Senate is NOT in recess.
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.
“Did you object this strongly to Bushs 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.
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.
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!
Thank you for clarifying everything. I was not very familiar with this process so didnt know how it works. Appreciate you letting me know
Just who does Bari think he is?
But there is no “recess”?!?!
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 ?
Huff Post is missing you.....
Progressives have only ONE rule;
RULES ARE FOR SUCKERS!!!
The Senate is NOT in recess.
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.
Congress was in recess when Bush made those appts. That is NOT the case today.
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.
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