On Vacation

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  1. American View profile image60
    American Viewposted 7 years ago

    Just thought everyone would like to know what Congress was doing while on vacation

    1. Moderndayslave profile image60
      Moderndayslaveposted 7 years agoin reply to this
      1. American View profile image60
        American Viewposted 7 years agoin reply to this
        1. Moderndayslave profile image60
          Moderndayslaveposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Good ,they're getting fall out from Fukashima. Forget the next election cycle in two years?,,,,,

    2. Doug Hughes profile image61
      Doug Hughesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      "...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.

      1. American View profile image60
        American Viewposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        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?

        1. Doug Hughes profile image61
          Doug Hughesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          "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.

          1. American View profile image60
            American Viewposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            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

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    Home Girlposted 7 years ago

    I want that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And they tell about dog's life!!!!!!

    1. American View profile image60
      American Viewposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Wiish we all could live it up

  3. KC Santiago profile image61
    KC Santiagoposted 7 years ago

    Funny, but being a dog freindly person I think it's a little mean to dogs everywhere.

    1. American View profile image60
      American Viewposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I have 5, 3 Austrailian shepards, 2 border collies

      1. KC Santiago profile image61
        KC Santiagoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        That's a houseful! Mine is a mix, momma a golden retreiver, and daddy was boxer. She has the best of both worlds in character.


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