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Rep. King: Obama recess appointment ‘absolutely shocking’

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the incoming chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, has angrily denounced President Obama’s recess appointment of James Cole as deputy attorney general.

King called Cole’s appointment “absolutely shocking” and said it may be one of the worst appointments Obama will make during his presidency.

“I strongly oppose the recess appointment of James Cole to lead the national security team at the Department of Justice.,” King said in a statement. “The appointment indicates that the Obama Administration continues to try to implement its dangerous policies of treating Islamic terrorism as a criminal matter.”

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  • truebearing

    Obama has done an end around the constitution since he first took office. This latest appointment shouldn’t surprise anyone.

    If Republicans want to blunt the Commie offensive they should immediately begin a series of no-holds-barred congressional investigations on everything Obama has done so far, because most of it is unconstitutional. They need to expose the rank corruption and collaboration with Soros, the unions, and the far left. ACORN would be a good corpse to exhume.

    The Republicans need to tar Obama with his intimate, sleazy relations with Soros and the other power crazed left, and keep it up until he is unelectable. Some criminal convictions would be nice as well, and that shouldn’t be hard to accomplish.

    A linking of Obama to the intentional blizzard clean-up slowdown by the New York union slugs is exactly the kind of thing Republicans need to do. Obama’s dirty. Make him wallow in it.

    • riseabove

      Well, we can all feel it. We all know it’s coming. Something’s gotta give. Someone’s gonna snap.

      If anyone’s ever lived with a crazy, dysfunctional person who keeps pushing and pushing and pushing they’ll know how it usually ends up. Something finally sets off the normal person or people and then THEY’RE the ones who get in trouble. The instigator always comes out smelling like roses.

      You win by keeping your cool….and disarming them when they’re asleep. You win by empowering yourself, by not allowing them to control you anymore. You win by educating yourself, and by not enabling. You win by detaching. You win by being pro-active and taking the power back.

      • truebearing

        Happy New year, Tammy!

        I wish you the best in the coming year, and hope Obama will be defeated and removed through divine providence!

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  • noonespetgoat

    Is it as shocking as trying to craft legislation like the SHEILD Act to incrimnate Assange ex post facto? Is this tyrannical SOB not the front runner for the biggest war-mongering, Neo Con in the House?

  • letsbehonest

    I can’t help but wonder how “SHOCKED” Rep. King was by the following George W. Bush recess appointments. But who’s couting??

    The following relates to recess appointments made by President George W. Bush.

    A. Paul Anderson to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner August 22, 2003. [1]
    Michael J. Bartlett to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board January 22, 2002. [2]
    Warren Bell to the board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in December 2006. [3]
    Andrew G. Biggs was named to be Deputy Director of the Social Security Administration April 4, 2007.
    John R. Bolton as U.N. Ambassador in August 2005, after having been blocked by the Senate. Bolton was Bush’s 106th recess appointment. (FSRN 1 Aug ’05)
    William B. Cowen to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board January 22, 2002. [4]
    Susan E. Dudley to be Director of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget on April 4, 2007.
    Eric S. Edelman as undersecretary of defense for policy to replace Douglas Feith in the No. 3 position in the Pentagon. “Democrats on the Senate Armed Services Committee led by Carl Levin of Michigan, their ranking member, stalled Edelman’s nomination to force the release of documents related to a specialized intelligence unit Feith set up before the conflict.” [5]
    Gordon R. England to be Deputy Secretary of Defense, January 4, 2006. [6]
    Alice S. Fisher to head the Criminal Division in the Department of Justice, after the “nomination stalled over tactics at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, naval facility.” [7]
    David W. Fleming to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation (Public) August 22, 2003. [8]
    Peter Flory as an Assistant Secretary of Defense, after having been blocked by the Senate. [9]
    Sam Fox was named Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenifotentiary of the United States of America to Belgium on April 4, 2007.
    Cynthia A. Glassman to be a Member of the Commission of the Securities and Exchange Commission January 22, 2002. [10]
    C. Boyden Gray to be the Representative of the United States of America to the European Union, with the Rank and Status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary January 17, 2006.
    Jay Phillip Greene to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation (Academic) August 22, 2003. [11]
    Floyd Hall to be a Member of the AMTRAK Reform Board, January 4, 2006. This is the second time that Hall was appointed in a recess appointment. [12]
    Tracy A. Henke to be Executive Director of the Office of State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness at the Department of Homeland Security. [13]
    Isacc C. Hunt, Jr. [14] to be a Member of the Commission of the Securities and Exchange Commission January 22, 2002. [15]
    JoAnn Johnson to be a Member of the Board of the National Credit Union Administration January 22, 2002. [16]
    Peter N. Kirsanow to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board, January 4, 2006. [17]
    Charlotte A. Lane to be a Member of the United States International Trade Commission August 22, 2003. She was nominated on June 7, 2002 and again on January 9, 2003. [18]
    Robert D. Lenhard to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission, January 4, 2006. [19]
    Deborah Matz to be a Member of the Board of the National Credit Union Administration January 22, 2002.
    Ronald E. Meisburg to be General Counsel to the National Labor Relations Board, January 4, 2006. [20]
    Steven Kent Mullins to be United States Attorney for the District of South Dakota, vice James E. McMahon, January 9, 2006. [21]
    Julie L. Myers to be Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement), January 4, 2006. [22]
    Daniel Pearson to be a Member of the United States International Trade Commission August 22, 2003. He was nominated on November 14, 2002 and again on January 9, 2003. [23]
    John Richard Petrocik to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation (Academic) August 22, 2003. [24]
    Charles W. Pickering, Sr. to Federal Appeals Court January 17, 2004, from which he had been blocked twice by the Senate. [25][26]
    Daniel Pipes to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace August 22, 2003. [27]
    Benjamin A. Powell to be General Counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, January 4, 2006. [28]
    Anthony J. Principi as chairman of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission, as well as eight members of the Commission, April 1, 2005.
    William H. Pryor, Jr. to 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals February 20, 2004, “in the face of a Democratic filibuster of the nomination.” [29][30]
    Otto Juan Reich to Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs January 11, 2002. [31]
    Ellen R. Sauerbrey to be Assistant Secretary of State (Population, Refugees, and Migration), January 4, 2006. [32]
    Eugene Scalia to Solicitor of Labor in the U.S. Department of Labor January 11, 2002.
    Peter C. Schaumber to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board, for the remainder of a five-year term expiring on August 27, 2010. [33]
    Dorrance Smith to be Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, January 4, 2006. [34]
    Enrique J. Sosa to be a Member of the AMTRAK Reform Board, January 4, 2006. This is the second time that Sosa was appointed in a recess appointment. [35]
    Michael E. Toner to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission March 29, 2002, for the remainder of a term expiring April 30, 2007; first announced November 21, 2001, and nomination sent to Senate March 4, 2002. [36]
    Juanita Alicia Vasquez-Gardner to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. She was nominated on July 24, 2002 and again on January 9, 2003. [37]
    Hans von Spakovsky to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission, January 4, 2006. [38]
    Dennis P. Walsh to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board, January 17, 2006.
    Steven T. Walther to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission, January 4, 2006. [39]
    John Paul Woodley, Jr. to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) August 22, 2003. [40]

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    I’m SHOCKED!!! LOL

    • theprofessor

      Ever hear of plagiarism?

      Besides the huge waste of space and bandwidth, what’s your point? Are you trying to point out that during the Bush administration the democrats were truly the party of “NO” and stalled any and all appointments Bush tried to make? Therefore, he was forced to recess appoint many of them. The democrats bitched and moaned about them, but now it’s ok to do it because it’s Obama.

      You just proved your own party’s hypocrisy. Good job!!

      Now, go look up ‘plagiarism’.

      • letsbehonest

        Yes.. the FACTS listed are cut and pasted. I didn’t post and editorial. I posted a list. Sorry for not giving credit to the source. However, my point was to show the HYPOCRISY of the Republicans and those on this board who are UP IN ARMS that the President made a recess appointment. Put on your MAN PANTS and admit it. HILARIOUS!

        • theprofessor

          “Man pants”? This from a juvenile imbecile that doesn’t understand we’re not talking about an ordinary recess appointment. You shouldn’t advertise the fact that you’re too ignorant to understand the outrage is because this appointee once compared 9/11 to crimes committed in the “drug trade”. The fact that you had to cut and past ALL of Bush’s appointees, but in two posts have failed to point out a single one that is equivalent to this blunder by Obama, clearly shows how truly stupid you are.

          Seriously, you’re in way over your head and make a huge fool of yourself.

          BTW, “hypocrisy” would be your party complaining about Bush appointments while accepting Obama. Are you too ignorant to get that either?

          • Loloma

            Gee, I think it was a little cheeky – maybe even and “equivalent blunder” to use a recess appointment to install John Bolton as UN Ambassador after he suggested it would be no great loss if 10 stories of the organization he would become a member of were “lost”. This may be a tad out of context; but no moreso than the comparison of the 9/11 attacks with drug traffiking. Perhaps one difference between the two is that Bolton could not even get the support of several Republicans on the Senate Committee in order to get his renomination sent to the floor for a vote.

          • theprofessor

            Yea, and the point is the democrats bitched about it when it happened, so they should be behind King now in complaining about Obama’s appointment.

        • truebearing

          letsliemyleftistassoff,

          Facts without context are meaningless. I guess meaninglessness is your hallmark. Well, that and dishonesty. And of course stupidity. And I shouldn’t leave out vacuity.

          Boy, you have a lot of hallmarks.

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  • kingfish

    Mr. King, HOW MUCH LONGER are you and the Republicans going to let these DIMS “outsmart” you? Is there NOBODY in the entire Republic CONGRESS willing to take the bull by the horns and STOP THESE CONTINUOUS OUTRAGES! You “will” be held responsible.

    Another example, the EPA Power Grab: Lisa Jackson and her EPA are SOLELY responsible for the POISONING of the OCEAN, AIR and PEOPLE of the Gulf of Mexico. As EPA, cleanliness of the Ocean and AIR are HER REPONSIBILITY. This woman has FAILED MISERABLY and has no intention of even stopping the nightly dump of Corexit into the ocean NOW — 10 months later.

    POWER GRAB! GIVE ME A BREAK! THAT’S ALL D.C. IS “ABOUT”. IF THE REPUBLICANS DO NOT ‘STOP” THIS, and other actions like it, by Obama, they may as well start looking for other jobs. AMERICANS WILL NO LONGER STAND FOR THE MIDDLE FINGER UP OUR REARS.

    White House Insider reports that Obama has abdicated the presidency to Valerie Jarret who now runs the country. Of COURSE he has time to “extend” his vacation. Why not just STAY there. What good was he anyway. The country will run MUCH better without his NAZI Fascist ideas. By the way, AMERICANS DID NOT VOTE FOR JARETT, and what’s more, we don’t LIKE her.

    It seems Obama’s told his “handlers” that he just wants to “campaign” for 2012, golf, swim, vacation, and visit his Chicago Men’s Club. He doesn’t want to be “bothered” with the tasks of a president. I hope nobody out there is foolish enough to vote for this “man-child” as Rush calls him.

    But PLEASE, invite all the REST of your fascist government to leave THEIR posts too — Napolitano, Pistole, your pathetic EPA queen who has let the Gulf ocean and air be poisoned as we speak, your pathetic HHS queen who insists the people be poisoned with toxic vaccines, your two supreme court appointees and the sold out Roberts, all 40 czars, your top sold-out Pentagon generals, etc. you get the idea.

    • pepito

      You tell ‘em Kingfish! The Republicans are absolutely shocked? Really. You know what though, they don’t do jacksh*t about anything. They’re useless in stopping this marxist regime. They just talk about it…

    • SolipsisticToo

      White House insiders? What total bullshit.

    • Loloma

      My info says it was BP, and not EPA that dispersed Corexit. I know what power she is using to regulate carbon dioxide – the power the Supreme Court acknowledged (Mass v EPA – 2007) that Congress gave when they passed the Clean Air Act by the inherently democratic margin of 92-8 signed by President Bush into law. What authority would you suggest that Jackson “grab” to tell BP they can’t use Corexit?

  • jonesy

    this is just a way to weaken us, our national defense to make sure we are more like Europe! Disgraceful!

  • southernandproud

    Nothing this non-leader in the White House does shocks me anymore.