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  •  Either my reading comprehension sucks... (7+ / 0-)

    or people don't understand that the recess appointments in question were made when the senate was supposedly "in session" and thus the argument is that any recess appointments made are null and void. They are not equivalent to any recess appointments made by Bush, when the senate agreed it was in recess.

    The president contends that the senate was actually in recess because no business was conducted and that it was just a maneuver taken by senate republicans to prevent him from making appointments.

    This is actually probably the truth, but under the law it doesn't necessarily make him right. Unless someone can produce a law that says for congress to be in session "business must be conducted" because these last few years sure seem to contradict that.

    Much as I hate to admit it, I don't think the president has a foot to stand on here.

    Honesty may be the best policy, but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy.

    by fauxrs on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 03:09:17 PM PST

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