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Published: Thursday, June 26 2014 11:03 a.m. MDT

Updated: Thursday, June 26 2014 11:03 a.m. MDT

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SCfan
clearfield, UT

The Senate leader, crybaby Reid, changes the rules to accomodate Obama. It sure will be funny if that change comes back in the future to bite the Democrats who supported it. Kharma says it will. Glad the Supreme Court has put the breaks on Obama pushing to get around the rules. 9 to nothing from the Supremes. So I doubt there will be any disagreement with the ruling.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

Now watch and listen to the liberals whine!

dave4197
Redding, CA

now the US Senate, that old busy body institution, needs to man up and do their job. stop playing games with Presidential appointments, like filibuster, like play recesses. the brazen action in this situation was and is the US Senate's refusal to consider and do their job of "advise and consent".

GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

"Supreme Court limits president's appointments power"

. . . Sounds fair to me.

Obviously, it wasn't a partisan decision.

The Supreme Court was unanimous on this.

Brio
Alpine, UT

@ GaryO:

That is first politically related comment of yours I haven't been able to take issue with. You're making progress. Congratulations. Keep up the newfound objectiveness. It's refreshing.

CHS 85
Sandy, UT

But I thought it was an "activist court" who "legislates from the bench." :)

Brio
Alpine, UT

@ CHS 85:

Though the Supreme Court sometimes falls victim to doing such things, you're obviously confusing the Supreme Court with individual state and federal judges who like the notoriety that such activist-type decisions give them. Sadly, that will probably continue.

GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

Hey Brio -

"That is first politically related comment of yours I haven't been able to take issue with"

You're not trying hard enough.

BTW, your suggestion that this Supreme Court is not activist is way off.

The Citizens United decision was nothing if not an act of Political Activism on the part of this Right/Wrong-leaning Supreme Court, who infringed on the Legislature's authority to make law.

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

Good and rational decision. Now it's time forSenators, and especially the far right members of the Senate, to grow up, stop playing political games to try to make the President fail, and start working for the good of the country to get necessary things done (including an up/down vote on nominees).

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

“Obama was the first president to try to make recess appointments when Congress explicitly said it was not in recess.

The partisan roles were reversed during Bush's presidency, when Senate Democrats sought ways to prevent the president from making recess appointments. Those rules give Senate the ability to block all recess appointments by convening for pro forma sessions — a practice (reid) began under the Bush administration”

Bush played by the rules, even when reid did everything he could to thwart him. Now BO has to play by the rules, too – though I am sure he will try to find a way out.

Dave 4197
The senate is duty bound to stop BO’s appointments if they do not agree with them. Wish hatch had showed some spine when slick nominated ginsberg.

CHS 85,
Activist judges pass de-facto legislation. Ruling on the illegal activities of an out-of-control POTUS is not passing de-facto legislation. Sorry you cannot see the difference.

Furry,
BO needs no help from the right to fail – he is doing that well enough on his own.

silo
Sandy, UT

Total count of President's Judicial appointees blocked by filibuster.

President Obama: 79 appointees blocked (so far)
All other Presidents: 68 appointees blocked (total)

So Republicans during Obama's 1.5 terms have blocked more judicial appointees than were blocked in all previous administrations combined.

Clearly the problem is all Obama.

Danish American
Payson, UT

@Silo: Sources please!

silo
Sandy, UT

@danish american

Can't post links, but search on 'Cloture Attempts on Nominations: Data and
Historical Development' by the Congressional Research Office.

Politifact also has a summary of the numbers there, available by searching 'reid blocked nominees' and selecting the Nov 22, 2013 story.

GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

Hey Lost -

"BO needs no help from the right to fail – he is doing that well enough on his own."

That's just wishful thinking on your part Lost.

Obama's actually done a pretty decent job pulling this nation out of the hole dug for it by the last administration, all the Republican Denial and remonstrations notwithstanding.

I saw a Republican Senator on CNN today almost foaming at the mouth . . . Rabidly lashing out in a wild eyed frenzy, trying to blame Obama for Iraq.

It's a pity the Republican Party has degenerated to such a state.

happy2bhere
clearfield, UT

Prediction. If the Republicans happen to win the Senate and hold the House, you will see the fillabuster become the norm for Democrats in the Senate. And, if by chance some bills were allowed to get past the Senate (Reid would have to be on vacation or something) then Obama will become like the first George Bush. The veto President. We won't have Democrats complaining about fillabusters then, will we Silo.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

"Obama's actually done a pretty decent job pulling this nation out of the hole dug for it by the last administration, all the Republican Denial and remonstrations notwithstanding."

Easy to say for someone who believes there have been no scandals and that the economy has recovered. As for the rest of the country who will open our eyes and see what's going on, we know that Obama is by far the worst president this country has ever ever had in office.

The political games are nothing new. However, the extreme incompetency (or worse, possible extreme contempt for our great nation) of the current president has never been seen before. God bless America. With Obama at the helm, America needs all the help she can get!

FT
salt lake city, UT

@Riverton Cougar
"As for the rest of the country who will open our eyes and see what's going on, we know that Obama is by far the worst president this country has ever ever had in office."
Seriously? I guess you don't have much regard for human life, not aware of 9/11 or the fact Bush crushed our economy and put us on our current debt driven path. BO has reversed the course and anyone who has their eyes open can clearly see that.
The SC was right in it's ruling and BO went to far with the appointments. As a progressive he is desperate to stop conservatives plan to make America and oliarachy.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

GaryO

thanks for the laugh.

but please stop, my sides are aching from laughing.

refer to the June 20, 2014 Gallup poll on BO; you are definitely in the minority thinking he a success.

dave4197
Redding, CA

hey Lost
The Senate's duty is to vote yes or no on a President's appointments. This Senate did neither on the NLRB (and others).

The Senate has lost its usefulness when it just obstructs, by this play recess game and other means. The Senate needs to become a meaningful institution in my opinion, something that is not at this time, too bad.

While the SC did what it had to, vote all against Obama's try at appointments, I restate my assertion that the real problem in today's federal gov't is the Senate's inaction on important issues and at critical times. Like this.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

"I guess you don't have much regard for human life, not aware of 9/11 or the fact Bush crushed our economy and put us on our current debt driven path. BO has reversed the course and anyone who has their eyes open can clearly see that."

@FT

So in other words it's Bush's fault that Obama has increased the debt by so much (in fact, it took him a little over 3 years to match Bush's 8-year debt contribution). I don't see how that's "reversing the course", as you say it.

And as for regard for human life, I wasn't the one who responded about Benghazi by saying "what difference does it make?". And how many died in the terrorist attacks? It's an incredibly small number when compared to the number of abortions performed each year in the U.S (1.2 million per year). The DNC is the true no-regard-for-life party.

"As a progressive he is desperate to stop conservatives plan to make America and oliarachy."

Obama's the one who said he plans to "fundamentally transform America". The conservatives are trying to preserve the nation.

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