Liberals don't like having their tactics used against them.
Star Member Tx4obama (14,473 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail
Republicans have blocked adjournment once again! NO official recess means NO recess appointments!
GOP has blocked adjournment AGAIN!, which means there will be no official 'recess',
instead the Senate will have scheduled pro-forma sessions during the Christmas break : http://democrats.senate.gov/2011/12/...nuary-23-2012/
Which means President Obama will NOT be able to make any recess appointments!!! Grrr
This is the same obstruction strategy bullshit that the Republicans have been using all year!Star Member liberal N proud (36,573 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail
1. Then they shouldn't be allowed to leave Washington
Star Member sabrina 1 (22,297 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail
2. Why don't Democrats use these strategies?
I am always reading about how Republicans can always manage to find some way to get what they want, even when in the minority. But when the shoe is on the other foot, there is never any talk of doing stuff like this, all we hear is 'democrats were forced to compromise'.
Makes you wonder how much they want to win sometimes. These tools are not just available to Republicans and if this is how the game is played, and they learn that Dems will do the same thing, they will realize it's not beneficial in the long run.
But knowing Dems would never do anything like filibuster, or refuse to adjourn, gives them nothing to lose by constantly resorting to these tricks.
He should use his executive powers at this point. Start playing tough with these tantrum throwing babies. The whole is just so broken, there really seems to be no hope at all of the people's business ever being attended to. Unless they start doing it themselves.Star Member bluestate10 (4,717 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail
5. Because democrats realize there is a Constitution.
And understand their job is to produce a vote on and defeat rightwing potential appointees.
Why don't you work to elect an many democrat as possible instead of hope that democrats behave like extra-Constitutional bastards?Star Member TheWraith (21,167 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail
29. +1. Democrats feel obligated to govern. Republicans want to rule.
That's the difference. Democrats see government as a responsibility, to represent the best interests and the opinions of everyone. Republicans see government as a game to be cheated at, and to exploit the rules in order for them to "win" at any cost.
And you know what? Even as much as it makes our jobs harder, I'm glad for it, because it's what makes us better than them.'hughee99 (7,535 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail
9. They did exactly this in '07
which must be where the repukes got the idea, because they're not smart enough to come up with it on their own.Then don't complain when it is used against you. You were told then that actions have consequences. This is one of them.Star Member housewolf (7,030 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail
20. WE DID!
We kept the Congressional session open to prevent GWB from making appointments.
How quickly we forget.
hughee99 (7,535 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail
7. You know the quote is Jim Webb from '07, right?
The repukes are doing exactly what the Dems did over winter break in 07.Star Member Bolo Boffin (19,699 posts) Profile Journal Send DU Mail
15. I don't care. And furthermore, they're not.
Bush got six years of appointments, recess and otherwise. He was abusing it. Obama has no choice.