Just thought everyone would like to know what Congress was doing while on vacation
Not all of them
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/08/08 … ing-weeks/
"...the Senate will hold a series of “pro forma” sessions over the next month, effectively blocking President Barack Obama from making any appointments during Congress’ August recess. That means Obama won’t be able to seat his pick to lead the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray, whose nomination Republicans have vowed to oppose until Obama makes changes watering down the agency’s authority."
http://www.politico.com/blogs/glennthru … ments.html
My mistake. Glad to see you are figuring out how quotation marks work. You can check but I didn't change anything or make anything up.
This is an example of how devoted the GOP is to preventing Obama from doing his job. Which will not prevent them from campaigning that he's ineffective, while the GOP is sets new records every day in the number and length of blocked appointments.
Since it's in Quotes, we know it is not yours, so show your source.
So the Dems never did it Right? They never tried to block an appointment? Such a lefty, never admit what they did. This is as old as the hills themselves. Both parties have been blocking eack other and tieing up the President during break forever. This is far from new. Just for info, the dems did the recess block 9 times. In 2001 Harry Reid on the senate floor said he will make sure to block every Bush apponitee. Bush in response would wait till the senate was on recess and appoint people to the bench mainly because there was a major shortage of judges on the appeals courts and the courts became way behind and bogged down. Reid and the Dems did not care.So they did the Pro forma act to Bush so he could not appoint anymore judges.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/21/washi … ecess.html
This one was interesting
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXQTzlKGjD8 Really Harry?
"There’s a disturbing trend in the Senate under President Obama, wherein Republicans are abusing secret holds in order to stall and block over 96 nominees of the President’s. These nominees range from federal court nominees to executive agencies, like the TSA –an agency whose current lack of leadership puts our lives at risk every day, as evidenced by the Christmas bomber and the no-fly list failure with the Times Square bomber.
Dozens of these nominees have sailed through committee hearings only to be brought to halt on the Senate floor through the use of what are called Secret Holds, which allow any senator to block any nominee at any time for any reason —anonymously. A new rule meant to lift the secrecy has had little effect...."
"...Hold-laundering or flat out obstruction—neither says country first, governing first, or part of the solution. The Republicans underhanded tactics are bringing the government to a standstill at a time when we desperately need all hands on deck. After a year and a half of Republican obstructionism and misinformation,the modern day Republican party has doubled down on their plan to win back America by making it ungovernable under a Democratic president."
Here's the difference. Bush used. a recess appointment to put
Boston in as UN Ambassador. This was a single appointment which the Senate would have voted down in the open. Bush got around the Constitution one time. After that the Senate stopped him.
What the GOP is doing is the wholesale obstruction of all appointments in secret.
His name was John Bolton, you cannot even get that right. Oh I guess you will respond you were making fun of his name. Please, your excuses are real old. And again, Bush put him in because the Dems refused to bring his nomination to the floor. The Dems blocked many more than the 96 appointments and it was more than judges they blocked. Bolton was a prime example. The Dems would let the US not have representaion in the UN just because they wanted to"block every appointment Bush tries to make" Harry Reid.
Because you want to ignore the facts does not mean it did not happen. You cannot change or try to re write history to try and push your agenda
I want that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And they tell about dog's life!!!!!!
Funny, but being a dog freindly person I think it's a little mean to dogs everywhere.
by steveamy5 years ago
Why didn't Republicans object to recess appointments made by George W. Bush like they did to the one made by President Obama this week?
by Yes Dear7 years ago
se·di·tion [si-dish-uhn] Show IPA–noun1.incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government.2.any action, esp. in speech or writing, promoting such discontent or rebellion.Sara...
by Grace Marguerite Williams3 years ago
in light of the current sociopolitical and socioeconomic situation regarding the United States of America? Do you believe that President Obama is doing the best job he can under the circumstances? Do you maintain that...
by Mike Russo4 years ago
In your opinion, what has the republican congress done to create or pass legislation since Obama has been president?
by Mike Russo3 years ago
Read this article from the NY Times. It's about a well planned, highly funded conspiracy to shutdown the government if Obama Care is not defunded. Please share this with everybody you know. The...
by Steven Escareno6 years ago
Okay, I know this probably isn't that big of a deal to some folks, but i thought i'd bring it up anyway. On the radio the other day, I was listening to two political analysts, and one of them still insists on...
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.