January 3, 2012

“White House Concludes It Can Appoint Cordray”

Precedent? Tradition? Collegiality? Procedure? Posh.

It’s good to be the King.

(h/t JD)

Posted by Jeff G. @ 9:18pm
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Comments (30)

  1. Both appalling and perfectly unsurprising. It’s just about plausible that Barry and Co. are poking with a view to prompting a bill of impeachment. If only.

  2. he was hand-picked for the job by socialist cooze Elizabeth Warren who was unable to win confirmation for herself, being a socialist cooze and all

  3. It’s just about plausible that Barry and Co. are poking with a view to prompting a bill of impeachment civil war. If only.

    FTFY.

  4. Cordray?

    Cordray?

    Wasn’t she that Brit surgeon on ER who shagged every major male character on the show and married two of them?

  5. That may be, Yackums — but now she’s Mrs. Doctor Who.

  6. It’s going to be interesting to see whether or not there are enough sane Democrats in the Senate to realize that allowing his Highness to spite the Republicans slices off their nose as well.

    via geoffB

  7. It’s a goddamn affront to the entire country, is what it is. Which, as such, is just more of the same from Obama.

  8. I realize that Obama has never been held to the standards required of others, and as such has little incentive to follow tradition, but still — doesn’t he understand that he’s paving the way for those who follow? Is there nobody in the White House who can explain to him that every bit of power he grabs for himself now is going to be power that accrues to his successors? Or are they just going on the assumption that it’s all coming apart soon anyway, so who cares?

  9. Is there nobody in the White House who can explain to him that every bit of power he grabs for himself now is going to be power that accrues to his successors? Or are they just going on the assumption that it’s all coming apart soon anyway, so who cares?

    That’s one of those questions that mere act of asking supplies the answer.

  10. Perhaps the assumption is that there will be either no successors or those that will succeed him will “be him” by a different name.

  11. Ernst beat me this time.

  12. They enthusiastically announced their intention to flip the bird to the Constitution. They tried conflates in recess and effectively in recess. And the MFM yawns.

  13. Via Melissa Clouthier on Twitter.

    More importantly the “recess” appointment of Cordray doesn’t solve the President’s problem. The Dodd-Frank Act is very clear, even a law professor can probably under this section, that authorities under the Act remain with the Treasury Secretary until the Director is “confirmed by the Senate”. A recess appointment is not a Senate confirmation. Now don’t ask me why Dodd and Frank included such unusual language, they could have just given the Bureau the new authorities, but they didn’t.

  14. Of course the MFM yawns —the more cutnoses the better!

  15. NLRB too, apparently. Stacking the deck there.

  16. Obama also set to make recess appointments to the NLRB”

  17. 2nd to JD the “Mudder”

  18. Say what JD? Ah, aha.

    President Barack Obama is bypassing GOP opposition to make three more recess appointments – this time to the National Labor Relations Board.

    The move came hours after Obama used a similar tactic to install former Ohio Atty. Gen. Richard Cordray to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Agency.

    Both moves infuriated GOP leaders, who threatened legal action and warned that Obama was setting a dangerous precedent by ignoring the will of Congress.

    Down for a dime, down for 15 trillion dollars.

  19. Obama’s move, which will help energize unions in advance of the 2012 election, is yet another sign that he is determined to circumvent GOP opposition and make government functional again by any means necessary.

    BAMN, DAMN.

  20. Maybe he’d like to invade a banana republic bomb a has-been dictator, just to show those obstructionists what he thinks of the war powers act.

    Oh wait

  21. Pingback: “Breaking: Obama also set to make recess appointments to the NLRB”

  22. but now she’s Mrs. Doctor Who.

    The more things change, huh?

  23. “setting a dangerous precedent”? I rather hope that’s intentional understatement.

    If ol’ Dingy Harry ever decides to try the pro-forma recess-appointment-prevention route again, I do hope the next resident of the Oval Office has the presence of mind to tell him to eat a bag of dicks. Or perhaps to suck the barbed cock of Satan. Either will do, really.

  24. Doesn’t the law creating silly czar require Senate confirmation?

  25. If ol’ Dingy Harry ever decides to try the pro-forma recess-appointment-prevention route again, I do hope the next resident of the Oval Office has the presence of mind to tell him to eat a bag of dicks. Or perhaps to suck the barbed cock of Satan. Either will do, really.

    More to the point, since Harry Reid’s decided that the Senate likes being the bottom bitch, the first time the Democrats try to filibuster anything after Mitch McConnell takes over as Majority Leader next January, I hope he orders the Seargent-At-Arms to stuff a rag in his mouth.

    Or better still, lock the doors to the chamber, pass all the backed up legislation that Harry’s sat on for three years, and then adjourn until somebody on the Supreme Court dies.

  26. More importantly the “recess” appointment of Cordray doesn’t solve the President’s problem. The Dodd-Frank Act is very clear, even a law professor can probably under this section, that authorities under the Act remain with the Treasury Secretary until the Director is “confirmed by the Senate.

    They are not even willing to follow their own law.

  27. The law is what his bosses tell him to say it is.

  28. It says a lot about this socialist Richard Cordray piece of shit’s character that he’s so willing to play his role in our cocksucker president’s thuggy schemes I think.

  29. I’m thinking Nute Gunray, here.

  30. I guess that makes Obama Palpatine then.

    Birther’s vindicated. No way a Nabooan is a natural born citizen.

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