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Sun Nov 9, 2014, 04:13 PM

Cruz, Lee Already Prepping To Delay AG Nominee Over 'Executive Amnesty'

Of course they are.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/cruz-immigration-attorney-general


Cruz, Lee Already Prepping To Delay AG Nominee Over 'Executive Amnesty'

ByCaitlin MacNeal
Published November 9, 2014, 1:38 PM EST


The same day that President Obama nominated Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) signaled that it won't be an easy process.

"President Obama’s Attorney General nominee deserves fair and full consideration of the United States Senate, which is precisely why she should not be confirmed in the lame duck session of Congress by senators who just lost their seats and are no longer accountable to the voters," the senators said in a Saturday statement.

Multiple Republican senators have already expressed the same view that the Senate should wait to confirm the attorney general until the newly-elected senators take office in January.

But Cruz and Lee also said they would question Lynch over immigration.

"The Attorney General is the President's chief law enforcement officer. As such, the nominee must demonstrate full and complete commitment to the law. Loretta Lynch deserves the opportunity to demonstrate those qualities, beginning with a statement whether or not she believes the President’s executive amnesty plans are constitutional and legal," they said in the statement.


H/t The Hill

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Reply Cruz, Lee Already Prepping To Delay AG Nominee Over 'Executive Amnesty' (Original post)
babylonsister Nov 2014 OP
liberal N proud Nov 2014 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2014 #2
shenmue Nov 2014 #4
Ampersand Unicode Nov 2014 #10
olegramps Nov 2014 #14
Ampersand Unicode Nov 2014 #22
jaysunb Nov 2014 #3
Frustratedlady Nov 2014 #5
Ampersand Unicode Nov 2014 #12
wheniwasincongress Nov 2014 #28
Frustratedlady Nov 2014 #31
former9thward Nov 2014 #6
branford Nov 2014 #8
Eridenus Nov 2014 #29
olegramps Nov 2014 #34
Wellstone ruled Nov 2014 #7
spanone Nov 2014 #9
ChisolmTrailDem Nov 2014 #11
Ampersand Unicode Nov 2014 #13
BumRushDaShow Nov 2014 #15
Cha Nov 2014 #24
dballance Nov 2014 #30
bucolic_frolic Nov 2014 #16
Thor_MN Nov 2014 #17
Cha Nov 2014 #18
kentuck Nov 2014 #19
Ampersand Unicode Nov 2014 #20
rdking647 Nov 2014 #21
Spazito Nov 2014 #25
Octafish Nov 2014 #23
Politicalboi Nov 2014 #27
Historic NY Nov 2014 #26
Old Nick Nov 2014 #32
Volaris Nov 2014 #33

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 9, 2014, 04:18 PM

1. And nothing changes, it just gets worse

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 9, 2014, 04:20 PM

2. Of course they are. They don't even need a reason.

They would delay the AG's nomination because she had the gall to get up in the morning.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 9, 2014, 04:22 PM

4. Oh yeah

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 01:19 PM

10. And because she's the wrong color and gender.

Someone needs to just come right out and admit it: they opposed this POTUS from day 1 because he was the wrong color. Snowball's chance in the desert they're going to let an "uppity" black WOMAN be the most powerful law enforcer in the WHITE MAN'S U.S.A.

Why, she might actually prosecute the Missouri cop on "civil rights" charges! We can't let her do that! Poor good ol' boy was only keeping that criminal thug in his place!

Hey Republican Stormfronters...

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Response to Ampersand Unicode (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 01:48 PM

14. Yes, I thought that the nomination was dead on arrival.

I can just hear what some of my racists relatives will be saying when they see her picture. That will be all they care about. Not her accomplishments and character, but her color. Why do Americans continue to delude themselves of the fact that our nation is a racist hell hole.

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Response to olegramps (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 07:22 PM

22. Read Eduardo Bonilla-Silva's "Racism Without Racists"

Great comprehensive analysis of the "new, invisible racism" that's permeated our society since the "end" of the civil rights movement.

The fact that (white) Americans think the civil rights movement ever ended (or that it ended with Obama) says a lot right there. Although a lot of people think that any hope for achieving real-world civil rights for minorities (especially African-Americans) died along with Abraham, Martin, and John (and Bobby).

Oprah being on TV, Denzel being a movie star, and especially Obama being in the WH are by no means panaceas.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 9, 2014, 04:22 PM

3. I doubt she'll be confirmed, and,

I think both her and the President know it. But....it will be the opening preview of the Republicans inability to do anything but oppose all things Obama.
Welcome to the beginning of the 2016 Presidential elections.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 9, 2014, 04:23 PM

5. I watched a couple minutes of a Cruz presentation (all I could stand)

and came away with the impression that he positively eats up that adoration. Watch his eyes during the applause and yahoos. It wouldn't surprise me if he ends up in divorce court one of these days. Away from home so much and running around with a mistress...his adoring audience. Maybe his wife likes it this way.

I think I would. What a dork.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 01:29 PM

12. ˇAy, mi amor! Rafael the Latin lover! What a narcissist.

He and Marco "Yo Quiero Más Agua" Rubio are the pathetic excuse for "reaching out to Latinos" in the GOP. Totally don't seem to get it (or want to get it) that were it not for "those uppity minorities" being allowed to vote, their own party would kick them out on their asses in a heartbeat and send them to pick oranges on Rick Scott's Disney World citrus farm.

They might as well have made Speedy Gonzales the honorary chair of the RNC.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 08:38 PM

28. he has a mistress?

indulge me, please!

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Response to wheniwasincongress (Reply #28)

Tue Nov 11, 2014, 12:52 AM

31. His adoring audience.

I can't imagine any other woman would find him attractive. I think he is creepy.

It just dawned on me, I haven't seen/heard anything from his dad. Not complaining.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 9, 2014, 04:32 PM

6. They can't delay the nomination.

Filibusters are not allowed for Presidential appointments. So Reid could schedule a vote Monday morning if he wanted. If the nomination gets delayed it will be all on Reid, he controls it.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 9, 2014, 04:54 PM

8. It's not that simple.

 

There's a number of pieces of "must pass" legislation that needs to get done before the end of this Congress, and the days are limited due to the Thanksgiving and Christmas recesses. Much of that legislation requires the cooperation of the Republicans both in the Senate and House. Trying to steamroll the Republicans on the nomination, particularly with so many lame duck Democratic senators, will result in demonstrable push-back and the expenditure of very limited political capital. Also, Reid will very soon be in the minority. If unnecessarily angered now, Republicans could make his and the rest of the Democratic Senate minority lives a hell as punishment.

Simply, the president will have to soon compromise with the Republicans concerning all executive appointments. If he tries to ignore them now, they'll quickly return the favor even when it concerns totally uncontroversial nominees.

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Response to branford (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 09:06 PM

29. Cancel the recesses.

 

Rethuglicans had all of August off. They need to work. And work through Thanksgiving and Xmas before it's turned over to the Morons.

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Response to branford (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 11, 2014, 04:33 PM

34. I don't believe that they have any intention to work with him.

Their concept of working with him, since they are in the majority, is for him to sit down like a good "boy" and shut the fuck up. I can only hope that it doesn't lose heart in face of the abandonment of so many so-called Democrats. I don't know if these spineless creatures could have won their elections if they had, but at least they would have stood for something. They are bemoaning the fact that Democrats didn't show up to vote. Why should they when they don't have the balls to stand the Democratic Party's principles. They are just a pack of wishy-washy nothings who just wanted to get on the government tit and didn't can who or what the sold out to get there.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 9, 2014, 04:53 PM

7. That is the bottom line.

 

Harry it's on your desk what are you going to do. Harry has a ton of splaining to do,lost Nevada,his own church member in California is dissing him. My take,he will capitulate and we won't have a AG. BTW,remember the Bundy farce,still has to be taken care of and it's up to the AG to get this done. Don't just love all this intrigue,Lee,Cruz,Hatch,and the BLM. Law suites thousand dollar suits.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 9, 2014, 05:03 PM

9. heartless shit for brains uber politicians ..turds.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 01:23 PM

11. I wonder if an old white guy would get the same treatment. nt

 

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 01:35 PM

13. BINGO YOU NAILED IT

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Response to Ampersand Unicode (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 04:01 PM

15. ^^THIS^^

image speaks 1000 words.

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Response to Ampersand Unicode (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 08:17 PM

24. Mahalo, Ampersand Unicode!

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 09:20 PM

30. Yes, I think. ANYTHING Obama proposes must be stopped.

 

Ted Cruz is an attorney. However, if Obama nominated him Cruz would probably oppose himself out of spite to Obama. Yes, he would.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 06:20 PM

16. They Make Up the Rules As They Go Along

There is no 'executive amnesty' in the Constitution

What????? They're not Strict Constructionists?

You're kidding!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 06:56 PM

17. Dear Sen. Cruz,

 

As you have signaled your intention to not perform the duties of your job for the remainder of the current session, your pay will be accordingly halted as will your benefits. Please return your security pass to HR. You will be allowed to re-apply for it at the start of the new session.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 07:03 PM

18. Oh yeah, but the "President wanted this".. don'tcha know.

Fuck their lame duck crutch.. they're still in office.

thank you, babylonsistah

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 07:06 PM

19. Maybe we will get to see how well Mitch McConnell can handle his caucus?

Also, the President should continue with his judicial appointments that were behind schedule due to McConnell's Obstruction.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #19)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 07:18 PM

20. Bee-itch McConnell can't handle his tuchus.



Old-Age Mutant Ninja Turtle!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 07:22 PM

21. eric holder should announce that if cruz delays confirmation

he will rescind his resignation...

let Rafael decide between lynch or holder.

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Response to rdking647 (Reply #21)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 08:26 PM

25. I believe Attorney General Holder has agreed to continue to serve until his...

replacement is confirmed.

"In a ceremony in the State Dining Room on Thursday, Mr. Obama said Mr. Holder had promised to stay in his job until a successor was confirmed."

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/26/us/politics/eric-holder-resigning-as-attorney-general.html?_r=0

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 07:30 PM

23. 'Executive Amnesty'? Like when Ford pardoned Nixon?

Or when Smirko pardoned Libby the Traitor?

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Response to Octafish (Reply #23)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 08:37 PM

27. It's okay if they do it

 

I wanna move out of this country NOW! This country is doomed IMO.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Nov 10, 2014, 08:31 PM

26. Look like Holder will be hanging on.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 11, 2014, 02:21 AM

32. Whomever we nominate in '16 will be Cruzing into the White House

 

Thanks, Ted!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 11, 2014, 01:43 PM

33. The President has the power (CONSTITUTIONALLY) to issue pardons to anyone he damn-well pleases.

And mostly, that Office doesn't doesn't even need a decent reason for doing so. And it's not like this a New-Deal Era, "Liberal interpretation" type thing-- IT'S IN THE TEXT OF THE CONSTITUTION.

Why does Ted Cruz hate the Constitution?
WHY does Ted Cruz hate America????
WHY TED, WHY????

See how easy it is?

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