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(Huffington Post)   Senate filibuster deal said to be a humiliation for Mitch McConnell, with some sources suggesting he may simply withdraw into his shell out of shame   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 7
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2013-07-17 01:32:38 PM
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What I'd like to think the conversation between Reid and McConnell looked like:
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2013-07-17 12:37:53 PM
6 votes:
Ha, "shame." That's a good one.
2013-07-17 07:49:46 PM
1 votes:
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2013-07-17 03:32:23 PM
1 votes:

Rwa2play: JesseL: Pituophis: JesseL: And pretending that the Senate is no longer in session when they go home at night so you can do whatever you want is no better.

Certainly unprecedented, right?

Per Congressional Research Service:
Ronald Reagan: 240 recess appointments
George H. W. Bush: 77 recess appointments
Bill Clinton made 139 recess appointments
George W. Bush: 171 recess appointments
Barack Obama: 32 recess appointments (first term only)

How many of those happened while the Senate was still legally in session?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recess_appointment

Thanks for playing!  Don Pardo will tell you what you're going away gifts are...Don?


And let me tell you what you didn't win: a twenty volume set of the Encyclopedia International, a case of Turtle Wax, and a year's supply of Rice-A-Roni, the San Francisco Treat.

But that's not all!

You also made yourself look like a jerk in front of millions of people. You brought shame and disgrace to your family name for generations to come. You don't get to come back tomorrow. You don't even get a lousy copy of our home game. You're a complete loser!

/Would have really helped if I had the nick of Don Pardo.
2013-07-17 02:44:53 PM
1 votes:

DamnYankees: For those who don't know, the recess why this is is that once Obama took office, the Senate GOP invented a basically new tactic of never going into recess. Even though no one is there, they just don't declare a recess.


That's...incorrect.

As I recall, Bush recess-appointed a host of people, so during the next scheduled recess, the Senate, so as to not enter an official recess, gaveled pro-forma sessions of ~5mins every day to prevent more appointments. Do you remember the talk of the nuclear option in 2005? That was the GOP ready to kill the filibuster - pretty much this exact scenario, only the parties were reversed.

// this time, Obama tried to argue that the pro-forma sessions weren't "Senate business", as nothing got done
// the Court figures that the Senate does so little even when they ARE in session, the only way to tell is to figure whether someone banged a page gavel to open the proceedings
2013-07-17 02:42:02 PM
1 votes:

JesseL: Pituophis: JesseL: And pretending that the Senate is no longer in session when they go home at night so you can do whatever you want is no better.

Certainly unprecedented, right?

Per Congressional Research Service:
Ronald Reagan: 240 recess appointments
George H. W. Bush: 77 recess appointments
Bill Clinton made 139 recess appointments
George W. Bush: 171 recess appointments
Barack Obama: 32 recess appointments (first term only)

How many of those happened while the Senate was still legally in session?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recess_appointment

Thanks for playing!  Don Pardo will tell you what you're going away gifts are...Don?
2013-07-17 01:53:34 PM
1 votes:

JesseL: It's amazing how people realize this whole mess is a result of the President trying to bypass the Senate by making his appointments when they've all gone home for the night and claiming it as a recess appointment due to the senate not being in session simply due to not being physically present in the building.

Does anyone think that's a precedent that should be allowed to stand? All the courts that have heard it so far haven't.

This whole thing came to a head because the POTUS and Senate majority leadership didn't want to stand for their inevitable and deserved biatchslap from the Supreme Court.


It's hilarious that you think the recess appointments are the cause of the obstruction. Causality - it only works one way, friend.
 
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