Our Dark Overlord Bypassing Senate; Uses Recess Power to Appoint Cordray Even Though Senate Not Technically in Recess

To paraphrase Forest Gump:  Commie is as commie does:

Using recess power, Obama putting Cordray in job

By BEN FELLER and JIM KUHNHENN
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a defiant display of executive power, President Barack Obama on Wednesday will buck GOP opposition and name Richard Cordray as the nation’s chief consumer watchdog. Outraged Republican leaders in Congress suggested that courts would determine the appointment was illegal.

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Politically, the move immediately raised the level of confrontation for a president seeking re-election by championing the middle class and challenging an unpopular Congress. Acting right after Tuesday’s GOP presidential caucuses in Iowa, Obama sought to grab attention and show he would not be slowed by making his most brazen leap-frog over Congress.

Added House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio: “It’s clear the president would rather trample our system of separation of powers than work with Republicans to move the country forward. This action goes beyond the president’s authority, and I expect the courts will find the appointment to be illegitimate.”

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By his move, Obama essentially is declaring that the Senate’s short off-and-on legislative sessions are a sham intended to block him and do not count.

Yet it was his own party that started the practice when George W. Bush was president.

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4 Comments on “Our Dark Overlord Bypassing Senate; Uses Recess Power to Appoint Cordray Even Though Senate Not Technically in Recess”

  1. tgusa Says:

    Obama plays a fifth columnist better than Conrad Veidt. Of course Hans Walter Conrad Weidt didn’t do very well in school and so went on to become a brilliant bad guy actor while Obama who allegedly did do very well in school went on to become a character straight out of a Conrad Veidt movie.

    One of these two men was only acting. Can you guess which one?

  2. tnr Says:

    Obama to recess-appoint three to NLRB

    By Steve Goldstein

    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — In addition to the recess appointment of Richard Cordray to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, President Barack Obama said in a statement Wednesday he will recess-appoint three people to the National Labor Relations Board. The three, Sharon Block, Terence Flynn and Richard Griffin, would allow the controversial board to continue to operate, since at the moment it only has two members and quorum rules require that at least three be present. Senate Republicans had sought to block the appointments.

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/obama-to-recess-appoint-three-to-nlrb-2012-01-04?link=MW_latest_news

  3. Big Frank Says:

    Our ‘Dear Leader’ is IMHO transforming this republic into the ;banana type, in which El Presidente has all of the power and the ‘esteemed representatives’ are mere puppets and rubber stamp all laws and edicts. I hope and pray that the few remaining patriots in the House and Senate show some ba##s and put up a fight on this despicable, and illegal leftist influenced usurpation of power.

  4. tgusa Says:

    At this point Forest Gump would be a huge improvement. As would Mr Magoo.


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