By Thomas Madison
I had not considered this. According to Darrell Issa, via Fox News’ Chris Wallace, Barack Hussein has 17 days next January to appoint any flaming liberal he wants to the Supreme Court, without the “advice and consent” (confirmation) of the senate, and apparently the senate is powerless to stop him. Please correct me if I am mistaken, but by law the senate cannot extend its session to prevent a Hussein appointment.
So, I got to wondering who Barack Hussein’s top choices would be to replace Antonin Scalia on the bench of the SCOTUS. I believe his top three choices will be….
- Michelle “Sasquatch” Obama
- 2. Satan
- 3. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
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UPDATE: While the president enjoys the authority to make recess appointments without the “advice and consent” of the senate, it is a temporary appointment. If not confirmed by the senate in the next session, the appointment is vacated.
“A recess appointment is the appointment, by the President of the United States, of a senior federal official while the U.S. Senate is in recess. The United States Constitution requires that the most senior federal officers must be confirmed by the Senate before assuming office, but while the Senate is in recess the President may act alone by making a recess appointment to fill “Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate.” To remain in effect, a recess appointment must be approved by the Senate by the end of the next session of Congress, or the position becomes vacant again; in current practice this means that a recess appointment must be approved by roughly the end of the next calendar year. Recess appointments are authorized by Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, which states:
‘The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.'”
So, worst case, we will be stuck with a Barack Hussein justice for no more than a year, as long as the Republican majority in the senate does its job, which considering the horrible previous actions of the Rinos in the senate is certainly no guarantee. Who knows what the makeup of the senate will be in 2017, as 24 Republican senators face re-election in November, as well as 10 Democrats.
The most recent major appointment by Barack Hussein was Loretta Lynch as Attorney General. It did not go well for America because of the Rinos in the senate, 10 of which voted to confirm Lynch.
Here are the 20 Republican turncoats who voted in favor of cloture for the nomination of Loretta Lynch. Since it takes 60 Senators to vote for cloture, if only 7 of these 20 turncoats voted against cloture, the nomination of Loretta Lynch would have died.
Alexander (R-TN), Ayotte (R-NH), Burr (R-NC), Capito (R-WV), Cochran (R-MS), Collins (R-ME), Corker (R-TN), Cornyn (R-TX), Flake (R-AZ), Gardner (R-CO), Graham (R-SC), Hatch (R-UT), Johnson (R-WI), Kirk (R-IL), McConnell (R-KY), Portman (R-OH), Roberts (R-KS), Rounds (R-SD), Thune (R-SD), Tillis (R-NC)
And here’s the list of the 10 turncoats who then proceed to vote in favor of the nomination of Loretta Lynch as Barack Obama’s new Attorney General. Since confirmation requires 50 votes, if 7 of these 10 truncoats had voted no, her nomination would have died.
Ayotte (R-NH), Cochran (R-MS), Collins (R-ME), Flake (R-AZ), Graham (R-SC), Hatch (R-UT), Johnson (R-WI), Kirk (R-IL), McConnell (R-KY), Portman (R-OH)
It’s important to remember the names of the 10 who voted for cloture and then turned around and cast the “correct” vote of no on Lynch’s nomination, as many of them will likely go back to their home states and tell the voters that they voted “against” Lynch.
If you hear that idiocy coming out of the mouths of Alexander (R-TN), Burr (R-NC), Capito (R-WV), Corker (R-TN), Cornyn (R-TX), Gardner (R-CO), Roberts (R-KS), Rounds (R-SD), Thune (R-SD) and Tillis (R-NC), be sure to call them on the lie.