Obama: 44th President Or 1st American Dictator?

“[The President] shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.” —Article 2, Section 2, Constitution of the United States

Obama on Flouting Article 2, Section 2 of Constitution: ‘I Refuse to Take No for an Answer’

(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama, hitting a key swing state on Wednesday, defended his decision to go ahead and appoint Richard Cordray as head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) without securing the Senate confirmation that is required by the U.S. Constitution.

…The Senate is not currently in recess, and the Congress did not give Obama the power to name the head of CFPB without Senate approval.

During the three years of his disastrous reign, this most un-American of American presidents has routinely flouted the Constitution, the Congress, the courts, and the will of the people.  He has nationalized businesses, abused his power as Commander-In-Chief, and encouraged domestic unrest.  He has authorized the assassination of American citizens and consented to their indefinite detention without trial.   His list of  impeachable offenses grows longer by the day.  The United States of America is not Barack Obama’s personal fiefdom. He was elected our 44th president; he was not appointed our first dictator.  It’s time for the House of Representatives to begin the process of removing him from office.

See: Recess Appointments by the President: What Our Constitution Really Says (via Publius Huldah)

Obama’s Historic Firsts via White House Dossier (h/t to AFVET)

Recessing The Constitution via American Spectator: “…the Senate gets to decide when it is in recess, not the president.”

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About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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16 Responses to Obama: 44th President Or 1st American Dictator?

  1. Is that your image? You’ve got a gift, my man.

    • Bob Mack says:

      Thanks, ROGUE. I’ve had some modest training, but these days, due to time constraints & lack of space for a proper studio, I usually try & find appropriate photos on the net, add my own elements, then posterize & cartoonize ‘em until I get ‘em the way I want. My limited graphic talents have always been in caricature & cartooning & I’m trying to adapt ‘em to the computer age. I gotta tell ya, though, Adobe Illustrator is trying my patience. Thank God I have some other software in which the learning curve is less steep.

  2. samiam60 says:

    You’ve Hit a Grand Slam Home Run on this one Bob…….. Great idea and we need to get it out there my friend, yep, you Betcha!

  3. LD Jackson says:

    As I have been reminded of on my own post about this, it is worth remembering that President Bush made a lot of recess appointments himself. It’s not the appointment itself that bothers me. What troubles me is how President Obama is in the habit of changing the rules by which our government works. The Constitution does provide for recess appointments, but they are only a temporary measure. Not to mention that the Senate isn’t even in recess. Again I say, if Obama doesn’t like the rules, he simply changes them. Doing so looks a lot like a power grab by the Executive Branch of our government.

    • Bob Mack says:

      Hi, LD. I agree with your analysis 100%. Obama & the Dems were, of course, bitterly opposed to Bush’s use of the recess appointment & kept Congress in pro forma session to stop them. These, however, are not recess appointments since Congress is still in session; ergo, Obama’s latest actions are as unconstitutional as many of his past end runs.

      • LD Jackson says:

        Stop and think for a moment about some of the things Obama has done. He decided he didn’t care for the Defense of Marriage Act, so he instructed the Justice Department to refrain from defending it in the courts. Even though that is their job, no matter if they agree or not. He and Eric Holder decided to forgo deportations of illegal immigrants, even though it is the law of the land.

        President Obama clearly doesn’t care to violate the Constitution or the rule of law, if it suits his purpose.

  4. Matt says:

    Good one Bob. It seems pretty clear that this is beyond the scope of what the Constitution grants the executive branch. However, Obama has never been a fan of that document.

  5. Bob Mack says:

    Mark Levin: ‘We Have a Constitutional Crisis’

    On his radio show last night, Mark Levin said that President Barack Obama has caused a “constitutional crisis” by appointing members to the National Labor Relations Board and a director to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau without going through the constitutionally required Senate confirmation process.

    “We have a constitutional crisis,” Levin said. “It is in fact a constitutional crisis.”

    “The President of the United States is trashing the Constitution now day in and day out,” Levin said.

    At one point, Levin likened the explanation Obama made yesterday for appointing these federal officials without Senate confirmation to the “forthright statement of a dictator.”

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  7. Cheryl says:

    Does anyone know if our Republican leadership has left the planet altogether? There ought to be an uproar the size of Mt. Etna in DC over these unconstitutional dictates. Levin is right. The break-in has occurred over and over….But no one is home.

  8. pattie anne says:

    When do we have to start raising our hands and salute him “Heil obasamabama!”

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