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Mark Levin slams House Republicans for voting to eliminate Senate confirmation
The Right Scoop ^ | 7/31/2012 | Mark Levin

Posted on 07/31/2012 8:25:49 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather

Mark Levin was livid when he read that House Republicans had voted to eliminate the Senate confirmation process for the reported number of 169 presidential appointments. And the explanation he got from a couple of sources was that Romney had told Republicans to vote for it, so they did. Levin wonders if we are already going back to the days of George W. Bush when House and Senate members voted a certain way to support the president instead of the Constitution.

First here’s the background:

WASHINGTON POST – The House Tuesday evening passed a measure to improve the clogged presidential appointee confirmation process by eliminating 169 jobs from requiring Senate approval.

The positions in that category, such as assistant secretaries for public affairs or for administration or management, are ones that rarely spark partisan Senate battles.

The Senate has already changed its rules to place another 270 or so nominees in a “streamlined” category where, if no senator objects, the nominee would bypass laborious committee hearings and go directly to the Senate floor for a vote.

(Excerpt) Read more at therightscoop.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 112th; appointments; fumr; levin; republicans; slams
Mark told his producer not to take a call from McConnell if he tried to call into the show. He was livid over this.
1 posted on 07/31/2012 8:25:58 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

This was a stupid move. We’ve already got enough lowlife sleazebags in the government. This is only going to make it worse.


2 posted on 07/31/2012 8:28:55 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The NRA did not create James "The Joker" Holmes. Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood did.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

They don’t call them the stupid party for nothing.


3 posted on 07/31/2012 8:30:20 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Damn, Here we go again and Romney isn’t even in office yet. Wanna bet it gets worse later?


4 posted on 07/31/2012 8:33:29 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (NOVEMBER 6th: THE END OF AN ERROR! Let us pray it's not the start of another!*)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

And where are all the Freepers who said that a Republican dominated House and Senate would keep Mittens liberal impulses in check?


5 posted on 07/31/2012 8:34:42 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Dick Bachert

I’ll take that bet.

I bet it’s just Romney clearing things up. But that’s just one view.

Will know more, with Mitt’s VP choice.


6 posted on 07/31/2012 8:36:20 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

F’n traitors!!! Damn them all to hell!


7 posted on 07/31/2012 8:49:24 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Notice how Bonehead cut a Deal with Dirty Harry over Govt
funding, as well as the issue Levin refers too on the eve
of a huge loss for the GOPe’s. i.e. Ted Cruz.

Slid it through while the Conservative nation’s eyes were on Texas.

I have really grown to hate Bonehead, Cantor and Mcconnell.


8 posted on 07/31/2012 8:55:28 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Just tossed another Republican contribution begging "survey".

There is nothing new under the sun.

9 posted on 07/31/2012 8:55:36 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Please. Levin is a good guy, but have you seen the list of these appointments which will no longer require senate confirmation? Congress could use a little less red tape and more time available to focus on digging us out of this ditch.


10 posted on 07/31/2012 8:56:01 PM PDT by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: Flightdeck

No....YOU miss the point.....Congress could REDUCE THE SIZE OF GOVERNMENT, then they wouldn’t have to spend so much time on “appointments.”


11 posted on 07/31/2012 8:59:47 PM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: Jim Robinson
They don’t call them the stupid party for nothing.,

They are not stupid - they are all one in the same. They are all bought & paid for by he same. Come on, gang - follow the dots. We are soooo screwed. We have lost this once great nation.

12 posted on 07/31/2012 9:00:40 PM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I too want ABO, but I’m not sure I want Romney’s knife in my back.

I’m getting close to wanting anarchy and destruction to destroy this tyranny and start over.


13 posted on 07/31/2012 9:02:52 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless and useful idiots.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Frikkin’ B@STARDS!!!!!


14 posted on 07/31/2012 9:11:12 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: dragonblustar; All
Traitors? Aren't you overdoing it just a little bit?

Article 2, Section 2, Paragraph 2:

[The President] shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.

Traitors? No. Exercising their appropriate Constitutional authority? You betcha.

15 posted on 07/31/2012 9:12:57 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Pontius Pilate 'voters' are arrogant, delusional, lilly-livered collaborators.)
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To: Jim Robinson

It is just more proof that they all work for the same People. And those people wish to destroy our system of Government, Gain absolute power, and bring the American system to an end. They have a very different system in mind.


16 posted on 07/31/2012 9:13:11 PM PDT by Revel
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Regarding both today's government funding deal and the eliminate Senate confirmation votes, it just proves the following:

Both houses and both parties have been silent publicly on what they readily admit to in behind the scene meetings... "We all b-u-n-d-l-e!!!"

17 posted on 07/31/2012 9:15:40 PM PDT by Enough is ENOUGH
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To: SVTCobra03

I have a relative who said, when obama was elected, that he was counting on obama to keep Pelosi and Reid’s liberalism in check.

A third party is the only option. Actually, a second party would work.


18 posted on 07/31/2012 9:16:50 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( To kin and former friends: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Honestly, what the freaking hell do we need Congress for? They have delegated and abdicated their power to agencies and the powers they have left, they don’t even bother to do their damn jobs. Vetting is freaking important.

These effing RINOs. EFFING RINOs!!! I despise them more than liberal commie scum.


19 posted on 07/31/2012 9:27:45 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Time to send each of these “fearless leaders” Cruzing during their next primary


20 posted on 07/31/2012 9:34:39 PM PDT by Postman (It's time again: US out of the UN. UN out of the US. Zero to follow. Make space in Kenya!)
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To: Postman

I like that and it can be made into a great bumper sticker for each Rhino!


21 posted on 07/31/2012 9:40:13 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I will just keep saying this right til election day. If Romney is elected, Conservatism DIES. It will end.


22 posted on 07/31/2012 9:42:35 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Boehner should be tarred and feathered.


23 posted on 07/31/2012 9:42:57 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

If a position doesn’t require Senate confirmation, it should be eliminated. It’s obviously unimportant and therefore probably unnecessary.


24 posted on 07/31/2012 10:00:03 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m going to organize a stink about this. They can’t afford to do what Romney tells them to do. They have to do what is right by their voters. Romney is an idiot and he’ll bring them all down with him.


25 posted on 07/31/2012 10:17:41 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

And just who confirmed all of Obama’s czars? He has sidestepped the confirmation process already!!!

When Bush was president the Democrats used the confirmation process to block many good appointments. The press played it as objective Democrats and party-line Republicans. We can’t win.

My understanding is that this process is not for the Constitutional nominees to courts, etc.. That would require a constitutional amendment.

If this process is in effect when Romney is president, it will allow less obstruction by the Democrats. Now, how is that a bad thing?


26 posted on 07/31/2012 10:39:59 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Defeat Obama. Everything else is secondary)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

...and I assume they got nothing in return.


27 posted on 07/31/2012 11:25:21 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

This does not surprise me one bit. All these ABOs telling us how they are going to keep Romney on the straight and narrow if he’s elected. Well, he hasn’t even been elected yet and he’s already controlling these republicans in order to make it easier on the democrats. Conservatives get the shaft and the knives in the back. Socialist democrats get the outstretched hand and the reach across the aisle.

Thanks, Mitt./s


28 posted on 08/01/2012 1:15:47 AM PDT by Waryone
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To: Flightdeck
Congress could use a little less red tape and more time available to focus on digging us out of this ditch.

Congress helped dig the ditch. They need to spend more time acting as a check and balance on executive branch power and less time spending money we don't have.

29 posted on 08/01/2012 2:56:39 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Dick Bachert

I bet you are right. If Romney wins in November.......it really isn’t a “win”. It’s just a stop gap measure to prevent the accelerated bleeding of our nation and even then it may not be enough. We’ll have to double down and continue to fight against RINOism.


30 posted on 08/01/2012 3:38:05 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: Fledermaus
I too want ABO, but I’m not sure I want Romney’s knife in my back.

See the tag line.

31 posted on 08/01/2012 4:33:40 AM PDT by NurdlyPeon (It's down to 'anybody but Obama'. And God forgive me for what I must do in November.))
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To: Jim Robinson
They don’t call them the stupid party for nothing.

They're fast passing stupid and approaching traitorous territory.
32 posted on 08/01/2012 6:45:16 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Jim: should Leftist "B" (Mittens) triumph over Leftist "A" Nobama), come November: can you please proactively prohibit any/all daily "Prayers for President Romney" threads, here on FR?

Seriously. Some things simply shouldn't be borne on a conservative site.

33 posted on 08/01/2012 7:08:18 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: MachIV

Given Romney’s — ahhh — “fluid” ideology (the old WetFingerInTheWind Technique) this guy should be fairly easy for sufficient public pressure to steer back onto the reservation when — not IF — but when he strays.

That option doesn’t work with the firmly radical and America hating ideological Marxist now infesting the WH.

So, from that perspective, we have gained some ground — and some time — to continue educating our ignorant neighbors for future cycles. If we halt or fail in that ongoing process, worse than Obozo awaits us down the road.


34 posted on 08/01/2012 9:16:01 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Mark Levin was livid when he read that House Republicans had voted to eliminate the Senate confirmation process for the reported number of 169 presidential appointments. And the explanation he got from a couple of sources was that Romney had told Republicans to vote for it, so they did. Levin wonders if we are already going back to the days of George W. Bush when House and Senate members voted a certain way to support the president instead of the Constitution.

Just another reason why I can't vote for Romney.

35 posted on 08/01/2012 9:54:07 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2898271/posts?page=119#119)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle; Jim Robinson
Jim: should Leftist "B" (Mittens) triumph over Leftist "A" Nobama), come November: can you please proactively prohibit any/all daily "Prayers for President Romney" threads, here on FR? Seriously. Some things simply shouldn't be borne on a conservative site.

I disagree, but it's Jim's call.

"But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you..."
-- Matthew 5:34

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.
-- Romans 12:14


36 posted on 08/01/2012 10:00:21 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2898271/posts?page=119#119)
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To: Alex Murphy; Jim Robinson
and pray for those who persecute you..."

Start a daily "Prayers for Nancy Pelosi" or "Prayers for Rachel Maddow" thread, and I'll take the point seriously. ;)

37 posted on 08/01/2012 10:12:39 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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