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Posted: 1/5/2012 7:27:18 AM EDT
Just four years ago freshman senator Jim Webb would have 9 second senate sessions to block GWB recess appointments. It was heralded as a great thing by the media.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2007-12-26-quick-senate_N.htm

A nine-second session gaveled in and out by Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., prevented Bush from appointing as an assistant attorney general a nominee roundly rejected by majority Democrats. Without the pro forma session, the Senate would be technically adjourned, allowing the president to install officials without Senate confirmation.


Ah how times have changed
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 7:43:42 AM EDT
Originally Posted By h3smith:
Just four years ago freshman senator Jim Webb would have 9 second senate sessions to block GWB recess appointments. It was heralded as a great thing by the media.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2007-12-26-quick-senate_N.htm

A nine-second session gaveled in and out by Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., prevented Bush from appointing as an assistant attorney general a nominee roundly rejected by majority Democrats. Without the pro forma session, the Senate would be technically adjourned, allowing the president to install officials without Senate confirmation.


Ah how times have changed


yup, apparently the republicans no longer have any balls. one of the reasons i cant stand them now either
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 7:45:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2012 7:46:19 AM EDT by LoBrau]
Originally Posted By LinkedM4:
Originally Posted By h3smith:
Just four years ago freshman senator Jim Webb would have 9 second senate sessions to block GWB recess appointments. It was heralded as a great thing by the media.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2007-12-26-quick-senate_N.htm

A nine-second session gaveled in and out by Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., prevented Bush from appointing as an assistant attorney general a nominee roundly rejected by majority Democrats. Without the pro forma session, the Senate would be technically adjourned, allowing the president to install officials without Senate confirmation.


Ah how times have changed


yup, apparently the republicans no longer have any balls. one of the reasons i cant stand them now either


My prediction: There will be bitching and moaning, amounting to nothing so the next time a republican president is in a similar position he'll have the ace of precedent up his sleeve. "You can't say no because Obama already did it and we let that slide."
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 7:55:26 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 8:01:41 AM EDT
Originally Posted By krpind:
So....Republicans control the Senate? Interesting.

In fact Reid was majority leader at that time as well I believe.


The house didn't OK the senate to recess, so he couldn't make the appointments anyway (Obama)
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 8:09:56 AM EDT
Like the last minute machine gun ban, no one cares. No one will care, and the courts would say "we can't do anything about it."

Are we closer to tyranny? Of course, but people will mock you for pointing it out. Face it; we deserve it.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 8:21:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By LinkedM4:
Originally Posted By h3smith:
Just four years ago freshman senator Jim Webb would have 9 second senate sessions to block GWB recess appointments. It was heralded as a great thing by the media.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2007-12-26-quick-senate_N.htm

A nine-second session gaveled in and out by Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., prevented Bush from appointing as an assistant attorney general a nominee roundly rejected by majority Democrats. Without the pro forma session, the Senate would be technically adjourned, allowing the president to install officials without Senate confirmation.


Ah how times have changed


yup, apparently the republicans no longer have any balls. one of the reasons i cant stand them now either


The HOR has the ability to block the pay of the douchenozzle Obama chose to head up the new consumer protection whateverthefuckingwasteofamotherfuckingagency is?

they won't! they have no balls, Boehner is a crybaby bitch and needs to go back to Ohio and cry himself into retirement.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 8:27:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2012 8:28:26 AM EDT by rod727]
mehhh...how much damage can Obama do ...we still hold the house...oh wrong thread...
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 8:36:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By krpind:
So....Republicans control the Senate? Interesting.

........


No. Republicans have a majority in the Senate. Democrarts still control the Senate.
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