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  •  Who was it the Democrats kept from (2+ / 0-)
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    AnnieR, cybersaur

    being recess appointed.

    "But the problem with any ideology is that it gives the answer before you look at the evidence." - President Clinton

    by anonevent on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 10:04:13 AM PST

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      (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
      Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

      by Sparhawk on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 10:43:51 AM PST

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        cybersaur, PinHole

        "Bush has used the power before to install nominees whose confirmation Senate Democrats had blocked. The most notable instance came in August 2005 when he angered Democrats by naming John Bolton as U.N. ambassador.

        "My hope is that this will prompt the president to see that it is in our mutual interests for the nominations process to get back on track," Reid said in a statement.

        Reid said the Bush administration had informed him that several recess appointments would be made during the Thanksgiving break. At the same time, Reid said the White House has been unwilling to confirm nominations Democratic leaders have made to agencies such as the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission."

        Has the WH done anything comparable? Recess appointing a sack of shit like John Bolton to the UN would have been enough for me.

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