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Hugo Chavez oops Obama Makes Alleged Recess Appointments

Posted by Yorkshire on 2012/01/06

Hugo Chavez oops Obama Makes Alleged Recess Appointments
Posted by Yorkshire on 6 January 2012, 5:35 pm
President Hugo Chavez Obama has shredded the Constitution. This has been my greatest fear of this pseudo president.

Here are the pertinent portions of the Constitution which BO sees as a roadblock to his Fundamentally Change America. How’s the Hope and Change workin’ for ya?

Article I – The Legislative Branch
Section 5 – Membership, Rules, Journals, Adjournment
Neither House, during the Session of Congress, shall, without the Consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other Place than that in which the two Houses shall be sitting.

The Senate and the House have come in every three days to have a Pro-Forma meeting. Therefore, it appears that Constitutionally they were never in recess

Article II – The Executive Branch
Section 2 – Civilian Power over Military, Cabinet, Pardon Power, Appointments
The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.

If the Senate was in Recess this could happen, but the Senate never recessed.

BO has sworn to uphold the Constitution. This appears clearly to be a violation of the Constitution. If nothing is done, BO has usurped the Constitution with Impunity.

But when BO was Senator BO, he backed the use of Pro-Forma sessions to Block any recess appointment by then President Bush. Seems like BO wants it both ways and the middle.

But an article in “The Hill” confirms BO’s approval of the use of Pro Forma Sessions to say the Senate was not in recess
Reid backs Obama after using pro forma sessions to block Bush
By Peter Schroeder – 01/04/12 12:13 PM ET

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who previously held pro forma sessions to block recess appointments by President George W. Bush, said Wednesday he supported President Obama’s decision to ignore those sessions to push through one of his key nominees.

“I support President Obama’s decision,” he said in a statement.

The White House announced Wednesday that Obama planned to recess appoint Richard Cordray to be director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). However, Republicans immediately cried foul about the move. They argue that because the holiday break has been broken up by brief pro forma sessions, the Senate is not in recess and the appointment is illegitimate.

Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said the novel move “arrogantly circumvented the American people.”

The rest of the article is here:

Will he cancel the 2012 elections next?

4 Responses to “Hugo Chavez oops Obama Makes Alleged Recess Appointments”

  1. Yorkshire said

    Strange how BO was for Pro Forma Sessions while being a senator, and like Kerry, before he was against it.


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  3. mezcao said

    With Bush the problem they had wish with the people being appointed. Back then Bush would NOT put anyone up to vote who he did not believe could be voted into office. If he thought they would not get in, he would stall until he could appoint. The situation now is different where Obama rejected someone who would not get in (and she is running for senate and WINNING) and put in place a guy republicans would like. In the end, the republicans changed there word and said its not the person they have a problem with, its the office he is supposed to hold (Which by the way was voted and passed by congress)

    The Dems held Pro-forma meetings to try to force bush to put up his candidates to a vote, The republicans hold Pro-Forma meetings to prevent the office from being filled regardless of who is up.


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