President Obama used his recess appointment powers Wednesday to name a head for the controversial Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and three new members to the National Labor Relations Board — moves Republican lawmakers said amounted to an unconstitutional power grab.Basically, he is seizing power, and he is using the excuse of the economy he ruined as the justification for the lawlessness he's practicing on us. Barry's not big on the Constitution, even though he would have us know he was a "Constitutional scholar". When he can take his chance he just flips the constitution the proverbial bird. He cares more about his power than he does the nation he is charged with protecting. Miserable little squint of a man.
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 the president to exercise his appointment power.
And what do our congressional leaders have to say? Well, Mitch isn't happy:
“Although the Senate is not in recess, President Obama, in an unprecedented move, has arrogantly circumvented the American people," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican.And Johnny?
GOP House Speaker John A. Boehner called the move "an extraordinary and entirely unprecedented power grab by President Obama that defies centuries of practice and the legal advice of his own Justice Department. The precedent that would be set by this cavalier action would have a devastating effect on the checks and balances that are enshrined in our Constitution.The three-day rule was the precedent Senate Democrats including Mr. Obama followed in 2007 and 2008 when they were trying to block then-President George W. Bush from making recess appointments. Said Lighthorse Harry
"I am keeping the Senate in pro forma to prevent recess appointments until we get this process back on track,"Yes, the constitution was all the rage then. Sure, sure, but that was then, and this is now:
"I support President Obama’s decision to make sure that in these tough economic times, middle-class families in Nevada and across the country will have the advocate they deserve to fight on their behalf against the reckless practices that denied so many their economic security,"What are you carrying on about? My god, man, is it that hard for you to see how ridiculous you look? Let me tell you something, Harry. The US Constitution is bigger than you. The US Constitution is bigger than the party you're schilling for. And neither of you are worth two cents.
"I refuse to take 'No’ for an answer. I’ve said before that I will continue to look for every opportunity to work with Congress to move this country forward. But when Congress refuses to act in a way that hurts our economy and puts people at risk, I have an obligation as president to do what I can without them," Mr. Obama said.Hey, Chumley, your first obligation as president is to uphold the Constitution.