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Checkmate! Looks like Pres Obama may have set the GOP up before making the 4 recess appointments

I saw a comment in the comment section that is spot on.
(here:http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/01/04/397578/bush-administration-legal-advisers-said-obama-can-recess-appoint-cordray/ )

Patrick Hughes Boston, Massachusetts
When the president announced he was going to use his authority to raise the debt limit a couple of days ago, Republicans in Congress whined mightily that they wouldn't be able to demagogue the issue because their bodies were in recess. Now they are trying to argue that they aren't in recess. Go figure.


So, I went and looked up what was reported regarding what 'Congress' said in response to Obama's debt ceiling request...

Obama requested a debt ceiling increase and CONGRESS asked him to 'wait' because 'they are NOT in session' (!!!) - LOL
See here: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-01-05/obama-will-delay-debt-limit-increase-request-official-says.html
and here: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/12/30/obama-delays-request-for-12t-debt-ceiling-increase/

It does seem like President Obama laid the ground work that would show that Congress refused to 'do any business' because they were not in session, before he made yesterday's four recess appointments - So, it looks like President Obama set this one up VERY well, and the GOP wouldn't have a leg to stand on if they were to fight against the appointments in court!

Good job President Obama!

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