Bypassing Congress, Bush Installs Judge on Federal Appeals Court

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  1. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    link

    every day, i feel more and more included in this 'democracy' :rolleyes:
     
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    Well they were using filibustering to require a 2/3's vote for judicial nominations when a simple majority should be all that is required.

    It is all perfectly legal, just like their blocking of his nomination...
     
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  4. zimv20 thread starter macrumors 601

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    legal, yes, cooperative, no.

    democrats now have a very small voice in how the country is run (from a federal level, anyway). a recess appointment, from the self-proclaimed uniter, negates that voice.

    that's why i said i feel very unincluded these days.
     
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  6. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    How many appointees were approved by this Congress, again?
     
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    As of the end of last year, the Senate had approved 168 of 172 Bush nominations to the Federal bench (97.7%). Anything less then 100% is called "obstructionism." Can we say "entitlement?" I knew we could.
     
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  9. zimv20 thread starter macrumors 601

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    speaking of which...

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    edit: what's a guy gotta do to get an image to show up? i'm using the IMG tag. it's like black magic to me -- sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
     
  10. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Certain forums won't display images inline, this being one.
     
  11. zimv20 thread starter macrumors 601

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    science and reason have trumped my black magic
     
  12. wwworry macrumors regular

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    not only that, but this:

    Bush Exploits MLK's Grave For Political Fundraiser

    fundraising and power trumps all...
     
  13. zimv20 thread starter macrumors 601

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    the NYT weighs in...

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    what is the point of hiding protestors from Bush? Its like he doesn't have to answer to his people, what the hell is going on? They even thought htat the whole of england was supporting them when they visited here. If Bush was at all a strong leader he would not cower away from his oponents. Blair knew full well that he was unpopular and he faced it with courage, and for that I admire him, but not for his policies.
     

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