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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Isn't that what a dictator does?

Apparently, claiming Republicans are playing politics will be the excuse Obama uses every time he does anything.

Despite intense Republican objections, President Obama on Saturday used recess appointments to fill 15 administration posts without Senate confirmation, including Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board.

By filling the jobs while Congress is in recess, Obama gets around Senate confirmation. Obama justified the move by charging Republicans with playing politics with his administration nominees.

"The United States Senate has the responsibility to approve or disapprove of my nominees. But if, in the interest of scoring political points, Republicans in the Senate refuse to exercise that responsibility, I must act in the interest of the American people and exercise my authority to fill these positions on an interim basis," he said in a written statement.

So it would seem no matter the issue, no matter the overwhelming public outcry, no matter what anyone wants except Obama-that is all just everyone else playing politics. However rule breaking, subverting the process for lawmaking, the appointment process and just about anything that is not on the agenda of the far left are all fair game for Obama to impose his will and disregard the will of the American people......isn't that what a dictator does?

This is the excuse Obama always falls back on. It does not matter the issue, if anyone disagrees with him, it is just them trying to score "political points". Funny, where are all those lefties crying fowl now?


  1. George W Bush made a minimum 46 recess appointments, the most famous being John Bolton, after the Senate would not confirm him.

  2. According to CRS Report for Congress (Order Code RL33310) George W. Bush Made 171 recess appointments during his presidency. 171. Hmm. 171. Now compare that to Clinton's 139. And now Obama's 15.

  3. G. W. Bush made 171 recess appointments, compared to Clinton's 139. Obama only has 18 to date.