Democrats Outraged at Fox Appointment

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  1. carpro

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    http://blog.washingtonpost.com/sleuth/2007/04/democrats_outraged_over_fox_re.html

    Democrats Outraged Over Fox Recess Appointment

    Senate Democrats are livid over what they view as President Bush's illegal maneuver to bypass the Senate confirmation process and appoint controversial nominee Sam Fox as ambassador to Belgium while Congress is away on recess.

    Democrats find the recess appointment -- a common maneuver by presidents whose nominees stand little chance of getting through the standard confirmation process -- particularly egregious since Fox's nomination wasn't even pending. The White House withdrew the nomination last week, anticipating it didn't have enough votes for approval.

    When it comes to Fox, Democrats see red. A wealthy businessman and mega GOP donor, Fox gave $50,000 to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth campaign that smeared Sen. John Kerry's (D-Mass.) Vietnam record and helped doom his 2004 presidential quest. Kerry led the fight to quash Fox's nomination, though he never got the chance to declare victory after Bush withdrew the nomination.
     
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    So the Dems are mad because they wanted to play politics with a nomination (inagine that) and they got out politicted.
     
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    This just shows Bush's continuing contempt for the Constitution!
     
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    Oh, please! :laugh:
     
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    I would like to give Terry a chance to explain what is unconstitutional about this.
     
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    What is unconstitutional about it?
    Wouldn't the dems be suing?
     
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    Everything I disagree with is unconstitutional. That about sums it up for me. :laugh:
     
  8. Jerome

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    Clinton made some 140 recess appointments.
    Where was Terry and the Dems' outrage then?
     
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    Bush avoided the confirmation process. This may not be illegal, but it is not supported by the Constitution. I don't expect you to believe it or even to care, but this just goes along with King George's reign. Only 654 more days left in this failed presidency.
     
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    It's legal but not constitutional ? It that your final answer ?
     
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    That sound's like a statement from Kerry instead of Terry!
     
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    it all depends on what is is.
     
  13. Bro. Curtis

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    Wheeze,cough,hack,sputter......catches breath.....


    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! (deep breath)

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    (wipes tear)
     
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    That don't count !!!
    ;) :rolleyes:
     
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    Care to take another stab at it Terry?
     

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