Again with the "But Bush did it first"... or "but Reagan did it
first"... rational.That didn't work when I was a kid. I
don't know why these people think it would work now. We really need to
grow up.If it was wrong when Reagan or Bush did it... that
doesn't make it OK for Obama to do it.It's childish to think
that pointing out that somebody else did it too... makes it all right.It's either right or wrong... it doesn't depend on who did it first,
or which party he was from.
This House of Representatives has been in recess for a year.... the playground
kind of recess.
"Also, this has nothing to do with the republican party,"Of
course, the Republicans have been paragons of civility, cooperation, and
bipartisanship.Thanks for the chuckle.
The issue isn't the number of appointments.The issue is
appointing "recess" appoints while the senate was in technically in
session and NOT in recess. Which would be an illegal act.Also, this
has nothing to do with the republican party,
The National Labor Relations Board is the entity that enforces our nation's
labor laws. The Board has recently had three vacancies, meaning that they
don't have enough members to form a quorum. Lacking a quorum, the board
cannot operate at all. This situation suits Corporate America just fine. With no
labor board, they can violate labor laws at will, and no one will hold them
accountable for their law breaking.It should be noted that the
Republicans had no real objections to Obama's nominees for the positions,
they were all well qualified. There only aim was to prevent the board from being
able to enforce the law, which is what their Corporate donors desire.If you be believe in original intent, explain to me how the founders intended
the advice and consent of the senate to be used to prevent the government from
enforcing laws that were enacted via constitutional processes.
You can't really call it working if you only leave the lights on when you
leave for "recess".
be careful what you wish for. this will come back to haunt the next Republican
"Obama's controversial recess appointments".Ronald Reagan
made 240 recess appointments vs less than 50 for President Obama so far.
Limiting Obama also limits future Republican presidents. I wonder if Senate
Republicans realize that...
This is a really interesting case. Idealy, there would be no need for many
"recess" appointments if the good, old boys could just get along. But
with the political winds becoming so partisan and sharp it seems the SCOTUS
needs to act like their mother and firmly remind them of the rules.