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Is the presidential appointment process broken?

L.A. Times 2013/01/25 21:00:00
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A federal appeals court, dealing a defeat to President Obama, has sharply limited the chief executive’s power to bypass the Senate and to make temporary “recess” appointments to fill vacant slots in government agencies.

The Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, in a 3-0 ruling, said the president can make recess appointments only when the Senate has formally adjourned between sessions of Congress, not when lawmakers leave Washington for a brief break.

The Obama administration is almost certain to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court. But if the ruling stands, it strengthens the power of the Senate’s Republican minority at the expense of Obama and the Democrats.

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  • rmhoperenton 2013/03/09 15:54:05
    Yes
    rmhoperenton
    The entire what we refer to as the 'US' is not only broken as in the sense of being a complete farcical fraud, we have a 'government' (more of a sick theater of absurd elitist sociopaths managing our destruction) that is currently spending the wealth of future unfortunate 'citizens' (inmates really and far more literally true than most know, or will admit to knowing) at a rate never before realized in the history of government malfeasance.
    FORWARD!!
  • Sam 2013/02/24 22:59:22
    Yes
    Sam
    The President isn't Almighty God. I am sorry but there is a reason why the Federal appeals court said what it did. Checks and balances of the Power of the Presidency...is one of their main jobs. Obama has completely ignored the constitution since being in office...the problem...isn't wether this was broken or not...the problem is he is still in office.
    If him following the constitution was such a big problem..then why is he still in office? I never elected to keep him in. I voted for the other guy..the White dude-Romney.
  • Myopinionmatters 2013/01/30 23:01:28
    Yes
    Myopinionmatters
    Thank goodness he was finally told no. #loserpresident
  • star 2013/01/30 22:29:05
    Yes
    star
    I sure do hope so. Don't like anything Obama does. Time someone told him NO about something.
  • codblackball 2013/01/30 17:18:56
    Yes
    codblackball
    +1
    How can the president lie and say congress is officially on recess when that was false and there was no recess at all. And no body cares! Wow
  • Nick Name 2013/01/30 14:20:27
    No
    Nick Name
    But, it is messed up. When any president tries to whisk somebody into a position when congress isn't in town it reeks of cheating.
    And I thought Obama was spending all his time conspiring against Rush Limpbag these days. Because, you know, Obama doesn't have anything more important than Rush to think about.

    http://thinkprogress.org/alys...
  • Ozymandias 2013/01/30 05:51:10
  • Gregaj7 2013/01/30 02:36:14
    Yes
    Gregaj7
    +3
    Concerning the "Federal Government", EVERYTHING is broken!
  • Zepland 2013/01/30 01:58:35
    No
    Zepland
    Good.
    The Court of Appeals is working to serve the country, not trick us.
  • TuringsChild 2013/01/30 01:39:22
    No
    TuringsChild
    +1
    Our govt's checks and balances system is apparently still at least partially functional.
  • steven 2013/01/30 01:27:04
    No
    steven
    +1
    The process is not broken, but the 'president' is.
  • MtDuffer 2013/01/29 22:39:11
    No
    MtDuffer
    +3
    He will continue to do what he has been doing for 5 years. Just wait until he starts he recordbreaking "Excecative Orders" flowing at a record pace. I just do not thint the he understands that he is a President not a dectator.
  • TheMicky MtDuffer 2013/01/30 01:40:37 (edited)
  • MtDuffer TheMicky 2013/03/03 03:23:47
    MtDuffer
    You are 1000% correct, I too have believed what you have written for years. I truely believe that this nation hit its' appex when JFK was murdered. I remember that day so clearly. I know I will probably sound like a nut, but I have told my friends that I believe that Obama will have four more or more years as leader.
  • Walking... MtDuffer 2013/01/30 16:50:27
    Walking Turtle
    +2
    MtDuffer said, "...I just do not thint the he understands that he is a President not a dectator."

    Actually, the way things are now ginned-up, he IS a /de/ /facto/ Dictator - top-down, on your back and mine - for so long as we, by our inaction (and thus effective silence) *CONSENT* to the tyranny.

    Methinks what you REALLY want is a Republic... It IS available, you Instinctive Dissident you... See URL http://thirdcontinentalcongre... for details, and be SURE to download the Acts thereof from URL http://patriotwatchdog.com/OF... so's to read 'em all and thus Get With It.

    Tip: FOURTH Continental Congress is forming-up NOW. Do you wanna' be a Delegate? ;)

    As to Mi$ter Him$3lph: He *pre$ide$* over the Banking Cartel, and thus serves the Board of Directing Banksters thereof - for so long as he DOES THE BANKSTERS' WILL. The which is to pick your pockets and mine - then our starveling carcasses - clean and dry.

    Bankster = Cannibal, y'know. They do the "Milking"(sic). WE do the BLEEDING. They MILK us for BLOOD. OUR BLOOD IS THEIR GOLD.

    Think Huey, Dewey and Louie LeDuck, giving it all up to Uncle Scrooge McDuck. Donald and Daisy Duck look warmly on with sweet approval... (You...?)

    Think Kennedy and the New Issue Silver Certificates per EO, directly from the US Treasury for a rem...

    MtDuffer said, "...I just do not thint the he understands that he is a President not a dectator."

    Actually, the way things are now ginned-up, he IS a /de/ /facto/ Dictator - top-down, on your back and mine - for so long as we, by our inaction (and thus effective silence) *CONSENT* to the tyranny.

    Methinks what you REALLY want is a Republic... It IS available, you Instinctive Dissident you... See URL http://thirdcontinentalcongre... for details, and be SURE to download the Acts thereof from URL http://patriotwatchdog.com/OF... so's to read 'em all and thus Get With It.

    Tip: FOURTH Continental Congress is forming-up NOW. Do you wanna' be a Delegate? ;)

    As to Mi$ter Him$3lph: He *pre$ide$* over the Banking Cartel, and thus serves the Board of Directing Banksters thereof - for so long as he DOES THE BANKSTERS' WILL. The which is to pick your pockets and mine - then our starveling carcasses - clean and dry.

    Bankster = Cannibal, y'know. They do the "Milking"(sic). WE do the BLEEDING. They MILK us for BLOOD. OUR BLOOD IS THEIR GOLD.

    Think Huey, Dewey and Louie LeDuck, giving it all up to Uncle Scrooge McDuck. Donald and Daisy Duck look warmly on with sweet approval... (You...?)

    Think Kennedy and the New Issue Silver Certificates per EO, directly from the US Treasury for a remarkably short while... Then came the Murder in Dallas, followed by a veritable Niagara of media-borne false-flag bs out the wazoo (just like Sandy Hook etc). If Emperor Zer0 fails his fiduciary duty to the Bank$ter Cla$$, he WILL be eliminated. Count on THAT - a Hopeless Change you CAN Believe In.

    Opinion: Tyrants to Hell. Long live our Constitutional Republic. And that is all. 0{:-)o[
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  • MtDuffer Walking... 2013/03/03 03:26:31
    MtDuffer
    That was outstanding! I cut and pasted your opinion. Hope you didn't mind.
  • Walking... MtDuffer 2013/03/19 21:50:13
    Walking Turtle
    Heck, I didn't even know - the ancient Human Psychic Radar's mighty hard-pressed to keep abreast of Web-events, believe me. (It appears to be racing to evolve to catch-up all across the species' spectrum of mentality though, really, imvh&observant_o.)

    Nonetheless, every word Yours Truly publishes on the public Web is in the Public Domain, my friend, same as everybody else's. Just don't EVER let Yours Truly do any part of your thinking for you - but if it's right, it's right. So share and enjoy at sweet will and leisure in perfect liberty - just don't let the Bad Guys EVER stuff your own sweet Constitutional head into that stinking pig they ride, is all.

    PS: You are clearly somewhat more functional than your hat declares. 0{;-)o[
  • MtDuffer Walking... 2013/03/20 01:51:06
    MtDuffer
    Well as being "more functional" that would be in question. We have to protect our Constitution come hell and high water.
  • firelooker 2013/01/29 19:25:47 (edited)
    Yes
    firelooker
    +3
    Obana has defied the very Constitution he swore to uphold and he knew what he was doing was wrong, he didn't and still doesn't care. He thinks it doesn't apply to him.
  • Ramón 2013/01/29 18:38:23
    No
    Ramón
    +2
    Obama never used it. He appointed people who would never passed muster by doing so on weekend breaks, etc., NOT when Congress was between sessions. And honestly, unless there is a reason (such as hiding your libtard agenda) there is no reason to appoint someone when Congress can't be involved.
  • Apache 2013/01/29 17:30:47 (edited)
  • Charles E 2013/01/29 16:51:06
    Yes
    Charles E
    +5
    The system is well written and would work if Obama would live by the rule of law instead of making up his own rules and ignoring the written Constitution.
  • firelooker Charles E 2013/01/29 19:27:33
    firelooker
    +4
    This is true, but Obama thinks he's above the law just like every other dictator.
  • Charles E firelooker 2013/02/01 13:16:17
    Charles E
    Spot on!
  • TheMicky Charles E 2013/01/30 01:44:07
    TheMicky
    +3
    This is exactly why the Supreme Court should be catching holy hell from the entire US population for not overturning every unconstitutional action of both Obama and the Congress. That, after all, is the chief responsibility of the USSC... judicial review to determine the Constitutionality of the actions carried out and all legislation passed by the Congress and the White House.
  • Charles E TheMicky 2013/02/01 13:19:33
    Charles E
    Too many on the Supreme Court seem to think that being politically correct is why they received lifetime appointments, when the purpose was to insulate them from the political whims of the media and several presidents. Especially the "fundimentially transforming" incumbent.
  • TheMicky Charles E 2013/02/01 15:10:49
    TheMicky
    +1
    Sadly this is true... Judicial positivism has long replaced the honor and integrity of the courts, and especially the oath of defending and protecting the people;s rights and the Constitution from the breaches of power by the Congress and the Executive.
  • cindy 2013/01/29 15:37:46 (edited)
    Yes
    cindy
    +4
    Obama does not follow rules .. Should we do the same Obama?? Typical corrupted Chicago style. Impeach this man
  • firelooker cindy 2013/01/29 19:28:53
    firelooker
    +4
    I agree, but unfortunately the House doesn't have the balls to start the ball rolling & the Senate is controlled by his cronies.
  • JP 2013/01/29 15:37:19
    No
    JP
    +1
    Quit appointing unqualified far left nuts and Obama won't have to attempt to skirt the system designed with checks and balances!
  • Bobby Clerici 2013/01/29 13:20:24
    Yes
    Bobby Clerici
    +2
    The confirmation process needs to be a guard against corruption and nepotism - not political cheap shots. It's not about Presidents Obama, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Reagan...ect...
    It's about the rule of law, checks and balances and placing party ambition and ideology BELOW the work of the American people.
    I have totally lost faith in the political parties.
  • mrdog 2013/01/29 13:17:49
    Yes
    mrdog
    +2
    Obama appoints EGGHEADS.... but at least he cut the debt in half his first term as promised in 08 campaign..... Hello...bark
  • Butterfly mrdog 2013/01/29 19:18:03
    Butterfly
    +1
    That is sarcasm,,,right?
  • firelooker mrdog 2013/01/29 19:32:23
    firelooker
    Damn I forgot all about how well the economy is doing under Obama. Today's local paper had three full pages of tiny type listing all the homes & businesses being sold for tax liens that's a good economy for you. People losing their homes cause they can't afford to pay the taxes.
  • TheMicky mrdog 2013/01/30 01:47:39
    TheMicky
    +2
    I'm pretty sure you're being sarcastic, but in case you're being serious, in his first term Obama increased the debt over 50% more than Bush did over 8 years, and at the pace he and the liberal dominated Congress are increasing spending, it will be closing in on $25 trillion by the time he is out of office.
  • Charles E mrdog 2013/02/01 13:21:49
    Charles E
    +1
    If he keeps cutting the debt at the same rate as the last 4 years our private bank currency will literally not be worth the paper it's printed on.
  • mrdog Charles E 2013/02/01 14:17:11
    mrdog
    Thank you 47% ....and a few more liberals...bark
  • SUPREME COSMIC POWER, (SCOPO) 2013/01/29 13:15:51
    Yes
    SUPREME COSMIC POWER, (SCOPO)
    +1
    Yes, like 50 yrs ago!
  • Eric 2013/01/29 12:50:43
    No
    Eric
    +2
    No. Basic constitutional separation of power issue with advice and consent of the Senate. Most laws just have general outlines and all the details are filled in by people in the Executive Dept. When Congress passes a law, such as forming the EPA, and the President appoints people to administer the law who take it way beyond what the original law intended we have a problem. The Senate must confirm appointees and the President should not nominate people with views out of the norm. He should appoint people who can be confirmed by the Senate to administer laws Congress passed.
  • Pamela 2013/01/29 12:49:31
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