View Full Version : Where are the leftists bearing pitchforks II?

12-31-2010, 01:38 PM
After hearing the left slavishly repeat the party's talking points followed by much wailing and gnashing of teeth over Bush making two recess appointments ... the far left is just peachy over dear leader making six recess appointments.

Now it's all GOOD: (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/12/30/gop-fuming-recess-appointment-lawyer-compared-drug-trade/)

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">President Obama has outraged Republicans by directly appointing six officials this week without the consent of Congress, including his pick for deputy attorney general, who once compared the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks to the drug trade.

The president announced the so-called recess appointments Wednesday, using his power to install sidelined nominees while Congress is on break. ...

But Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, applauded Obama for breaking through and filling the critical deputy position at the Justice Department.

"Despite repeated requests, for more than five months, Senate Republicans refused to debate the nomination of Jim Cole to be the deputy attorney general. I have no question that Jim Cole is highly qualified to fill this vital law enforcement post," Leahy said. "The delays in considering his nomination were unnecessary and wrong."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/12/.../#ixzz19iemKh7A (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/12/30/gop-fuming-recess-appointment-lawyer-compared-drug-trade/#ixzz19iemKh7A)

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/12/.../#ixzz19ieZitpU (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/12/30/gop-fuming-recess-appointment-lawyer-compared-drug-trade/#ixzz19ieZitpU) </div></div>

Back then it was all BAD: (http://www.thefreelibrary.com/BUSH+MAKES+2nd+RECESS+APPOINTMENT,+NAMES+PRYOR+TO+ 11th+CIRCUIT.-a0115048896)

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">President Bush made his second recess federal judicial appointment late Feb. 20, naming Alabama Attorney General William H. Pryor Jr. to the Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals while Congress. ...

The ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), issued a statement with similar criticisms.

"Judicial activists like Mister Pryor are committed to an ideological agenda that puts corporate interests over the public's interests and that would roll back the hard-won rights of consumer, minorities, women and Americans with disabilities," he said. </div></div>

Partisan hypocrisy?

I report, you decide.

Well at least some of you do, others don't seem to want to want to be bothered with it and let the party decide for them.


12-31-2010, 03:21 PM
It's like so many other things with the left....if the Dems do it, it's just fine, but if the Reps do it, it's terrible.

They have no ethics....it's all political.

Anyone who has that kind of loyalty to a party (either party) is a fool, pure and simple.

There are a couple of them around here who proudly proclaim that they will never vote against the party line. It's easier to have someone tell you what to think, than to use your brain to figure it out for yourself.


12-31-2010, 06:12 PM
Their hypocrisy knows no bounds.

01-01-2011, 12:12 AM
And I jump in against my better judgment... (LOL!)

I think your point cuts both ways.

How is it that W made 177 recess appointments, and now the GOP finds this practice to be horrible?

Yes, and absolutely true, it usually depends upon whose ox is being gored. But the Dems' alleged and probably true hypocrisy is equally matched by the GOP now finding this practice, which they applauded and championed for the prior president's 8 years, now some autocratic abuse.

Wouldn't you agree?

I think the Strum and Drang expressed by the parties is working the refs, and is probably equally unprincipled when done by both parties.

01-01-2011, 05:10 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Soflasnapper</div><div class="ubbcode-body">How is it that W made 177 recess appointments, and now the GOP finds this practice to be horrible?</div></div>

I don't know the total count ... but in principle we agree.

I'm not a fan of sidestepping the constitutional process in either direction, but if a candidate can't get through a politically divided congress the POTUS has a right to do this without regard to party.

My dig, if you will, was directed at those here who were foaming at the mouth when Bush did this ... yet are as silent as the Sphinx when Obama does it.

I don't agree with Obama's choices ... but I acknowledge it is fully within his legal right to do this.

What does paint our resident leftists even deeper into their hyperpartisan corner is that these appointees are so far to the the radical left end of the spectrum that they couldn't pass a vote from a very heavily loaded democrook senate and congress .... either that, or the democrooks in congress realized how far left they were and didn't want another Giant Sequoia on the donkey's back heading into the election.

What does that tell us?

The far left among us will slavishly nod their collectivist heads in obedience to whatever the party tells them to.