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The Man Who Can’t be King

SCOTUS again today. The Court struck down — unanimously — the President’s “recess” appointments to the National Labor Relations Board. I wrote about this before. Congress was in pro forma session and refusing to consider the President’s appointments to various agencies. The President argued they were effectively in recess and appointed people anyway. The Court has now unanimously struck that down with Scalia basically trashing the entire idea of recess appointments as an anachronism. I agree.

This will invalidate some or perhaps all of the decisions made by the NLRB over the recent past. I expressed concern about this before but as hist_ed pointed out, those decisions were illegal (and some were in limbo anyway, pending this case).

For those of you counting: according to Ilya Shapiro, this makes twelve times in the last two and a half years that the Court has unanimously rejected the Obama Administration’s expansive view of federal and executive power. And the liberals still think we’re crazy when we say Obama is over-reaching.

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  1. richtaylor365 says:

    Obama will ignore the judiciary in the same manner as he has the legislative branch. What we are seeing is unparalleled in our history, a president who really thinks he is king. And who can prove otherwise? Holder will not lift a finger if an investigation or prosecution will embarrass his buddy. Boehner is suing the president for executive overreach, but it has no teeth, nothing will be done about Benghazi, the VA, the IRS targeting political opponents. When you have The Justice Dept. in one pocket and the MSM in the other, you have a license to steal.

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  2. Seattle Outcast says:

    Except the MSM is starting to see that the emperor has no clothes, and is getting pissed at being taken for granted all the time without so much as a peck on the cheek after taking it up the butt on a daily basis. Fawning adoration can quickly flip into “what have you done for me lately?” and I think we’re getting there.

    Holder belongs behind bars along with Jarret and Obama at this point.

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  3. Xetrov says:

    Except the MSM is starting to see that the emperor has no clothes, and is getting pissed at being taken for granted all the time without so much as a peck on the cheek after taking it up the butt on a daily basis. Fawning adoration can quickly flip into “what have you done for me lately?” and I think we’re getting there.

    I don’t. I think we are seeing the gears shift for 2016. Obama doesn’t matter, so bringing up some of his unpopular garbage, and especially in connection to how certain electable Democrats opposed, or didn’t fully agree with or support Obama (even though they did) will be the new marching orders.

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  4. AlexInCT says:

    Meh, he told them he would do whatever he wanted, and I expect even more of that now that he has been bitchslapped. This guy’s ego is larger than the fuckign Milky Way (I mean the cosntellation, not the candy bar).

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  5. Hal_10000 says:

    This from Walter Olson:

    This now makes about a dozen cases in which the Supreme Court has *unanimously* rejected Obama administration claims of broad government power. In case after case, the Department of Justice can’t even win the votes of the President’s own appointees, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor. This is an extraordinary rebuke.

    Rejected by his own nominees. Again … the liberals think we’re the crazy ones.

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  6. Nexus says:

    Most people seem to forget Obama criticized and humiliated the Supreme Court during the State of the Union speech a few years ago. I still remember the look on their faces. Sotomayor gave him a glare like she wanted to burn a hole in Obama’s head. It makes you wonder if that speech stays in the back of their minds when they hear cases like this.

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  7. Seattle Outcast says:

    “YOU LIE”

    ….I think of that daily…..

    Far more people should be telling Obamatard that on a daily basis…

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  8. hist_ed says:

    Looking ahead and hopeful for a GOP president in 2017. If it happens, I think we really need to push for a real investigation of all the Obama crap. It only just occurred to me, but Ford’s pardon of Nixon was a big fucking mistake. While it may have saved the country from some divisions, the precedent of an ex-president in prison would have had a salutary effect on all subsequent presidents and politicians. It is part of the regal transformation of the presidency into something diametrically opposite of the ideals necessary for the maintenance of a free republic. If there are no criminal consequences for Obama’s cronies, then there is no push back to the idea that the president can try anything and even is he gets caught the worst that can happen is a few unkind editorials.

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