High court rebukes Obama on recess appointments
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the president’s power to fill high-level vacancies with temporary appointments, ruling in favor of Senate Republicans in their partisan clash with President Barack Obama.
The high court’s first case involving the Constitution’s recess appointments clause ended in a unanimous decision holding that Obama’s appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in 2012 without Senate confirmation were illegal. Obama invoked the Constitution’s provision giving the president the power to make temporary appointments when the Senate is in recess.
Problem is, the court said, the Senate was not actually in a formal recess when Obama acted.
Obama had argued that the Senate was on an extended holiday break and that the brief sessions it held every three days — what lawmakers call “pro forma” — were a sham that was intended to prevent him from filling seats on the NLRB.
The justices rejected that argument Thursday. SOURCE
When the Supreme Court rejects Obama decisions, and is unanimous in doing so, you have to wonder; has the SCOTUS finally found their *heads* and decided to make their decisions using *rule of law* as opposed to a *we love Obama* stand point?
Here is one point that can’t be argued; Professor or Not, Obama Repeatedly Flunks Constitution Law Tests.
Very few people that have the capacity to actually think and deduce on their own, people that can read the news, watch current events and truly listen to the words of Obama have no doubt that in addition to the Obama regime being the most inept and corrupt to ever exist in THIS nation, it is also led by a *ghost* President; one that is a pathological liar, a narcissist and an individual that had to have his personal records sealed under order as the President to keep the citizens of the USA from finding him to be exactly what so many Conservative writers have long believed him to be; the REAL Manchurian Candidate.
I don’t know how much more the American people and this nation can take. We are being *ruled*, not governed, RULED by a man that believes himself to be above the law, by a man that honestly believes that he is far smarter than the rest of this nation and a man that believes he has some sort of royal power to do anything with this nation that he wishes to do.
“Since President Obama took office, Senate Republicans have done everything possible to deny qualified nominees from receiving a fair up-or-down vote,” Reid said. “More than anything, today’s Supreme Court ruling underscores the importance of the rules reform Senate Democrats enacted last November. … Since the November reform the Senate has been confirming qualified nominees at a steady pace and today’s ruling will have no effect on our ability to continue ensuring that qualified nominees receive an up-or-down vote.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) praised the Court’s decision, saying the justices unanimously voted to reject Obama’s “brazen power-grab.” SOURCE
There’s an old adage that says, “Even a blind hog finds an acorn on occasion” and that is how I feel about the above statement made by Sen. Mitch McConnell.
Since the day he hit town Obama and Company have been engaged in a brazen power-grab, one designed to take power and wealth away from working class Americans and to give it to the Obama regime as our wealth is *redistributed* to the Obama crowd, those that support Obama but live off of the welfare that we, the American taxpayers provide.
Regarding the *up-or-down vote* that Harry Reid is so fond of talking about; if those in the Senate that want a straight vote would actually propose candidates worthy of one they might be surprised at the cooperation he would receive from the GOP.
Bottom line; will ANY of this make a difference in the way the Obama regime goes about its business? I seriously doubt it, as I said, Obama considers himself above the laws of the land and he is intent to rule by executive fiat.
God help us all.