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  •  How do you know what Obama knew? And how do (2+ / 0-)
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    Lost and Found, artmartin

    you presume to know what I would have done in a hypothetical situation?

    You don't know either.  You just have a biased opinion with nothing to support it and you can't distinguish it from real facts.  

    You're welcome to your opinion.  I don't mind people who disagree.   Your statements are illogical and they leave no opening for dialog.  

    Too bad.

    "Democracy is a life; and involves continual struggle." ---'Fighting Bob' LaFollette

    by leftreborn on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 09:30:43 AM PST

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    •  See coffeetalk's comment below. (0+ / 1-)
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      And feel embarassed about willfully misleading people here.

    •  Obama knew because he was in the Senate (3+ / 0-)
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      Victor Ward, Justanothernyer, Bensdad

      when the Senate did exactly the same thing with respect to President Bush, to prevent President Bush from making recess appointments.  

      See here.  

      Sometimes, especially when both houses of Congress are not controlled by the same political party as the President, the Senate or House leadership will seek to block any potential recess appointments by not allowing the Senate to adjourn for more than three days, blocking a longer adjournment that would allow recess appointments to be made.[31] For example, during the last two years of the George W. Bush administration, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid prevented any further recess appointments. Bush promised not to make any during the August recess that year, but no agreement was reached for the two-week Thanksgiving break in November 2007. As a result, Reid did not allow adjournments of more than three days from then until the end of the Bush presidency by holding pro forma sessions.[32][33] Prior to this, there had been speculation that James Holsinger would receive a recess appointment as U.S. surgeon general.[34]

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