Finally, a unanimous decision from the Supreme Court says BO made an unconstitutional power grab when appointing people to the NLRB when the Senate wasn’t in recess. Everything the NLRB has done is now illegal under this ruling; from Breitbart
Not able to get several controversial nominees confirmed, Obama waited until the Senate adjourned for several days, then declared the Senate to be in recess, and unilaterally filled all those positions.
Obama made the shocking claim that he can declare the Senate in recess anytime there are not enough senators present on the Senate floor to do business. Under that theory, almost any night after dinner the president would be able to appoint Cabinet secretaries and even Supreme Court justices for up to two years without a Senate vote.
The majority opinion in NLRB v. Noel Canning was written by Justice Stephen Breyer, a liberal appointed by Bill Clinton, writing for five justices. Justice Antonin Scalia wrote a separate opinion for the four conservative justices that took a very different view of the Recess Appointments Clause that would restrict presidential power more significantly, but agreeing Obama’s actions were unconstitutional.
I suppose the left will now call the Supremes “racist”. Fear of that moniker being tossed around is the only reason impeachment proceedings haven’t been started. His skin color is all we hear about, while his character is sorely lacking. It’s a real shame the first black President is the worse President in US history. He’s storming through the US like Grant’s march through the south causing mass destruction in his wake. It’s what he calls “progress”. It’s really a very good thing the Supremes did drawing him up short and embarrassing him again. You do realize BO’s feet of clay now reach to his hips since the Supremes have ruled against him 13 times already. I can see lawsuits from my house over every single decision made by the NLRB. More good news, Supremes also decided a warrant must be obtained to search a cell phone. Things are looking up. There are some ‘silver linings’. Thank you Justice Clarence Thomas.
Josh Earnest has declared, at a press conference, ‘We’re Not Just Going to Sit Around and Wait’ for Congress to Write Laws”
After all the scandals and the slap downs from the Supreme Court, one would think the West Wing would reconsider trying to do the job of Congress and enforce laws already passed by Congress. Instead, they are busy searching for a way to abuse the system. ‘What difference does it make’ if laws are on the books, when Preezy doesn’t agree with the law he just arbitrarily changes them to suit his personal views. Lately his speeches are more incoherent (if that’s possible) and sound a little frantic. BO is running around the country trying to convince the public that allowing hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens a free pass would be good for the country. All it’s going to do is cheapen labor, overload the welfare system, further dumb down the educational system, and, further erode American culture. If the Dems continue down the path to amnesty, there will be a huge price to pay. Only 31% approve of the way BO is handling foreign policy, majorities of both parties and Indies are totally disillusioned with him and his crew of incompetents. That is the ‘silver lining’ and why BO will be running around doing his best to convince us we’re wrong and he is right. If the Libs care so much about “the children” why would they support Obama? After all, he is supporting the money making ventures of drug cartels and coyotes getting rich off those very children Libs claim to care so much about. Why have those very same Libs tried to bury the fact the Obama administration ran guns to the same people who run drugs and help kids as young as two or three to cross the border illegally. It’s pretty pathetic when an administration cares more about another country’s children and not our own children. More children are living in poverty now then when BO took office. “In 2010, 15.1 percent of all persons lived in poverty. The poverty rate in 2010 was the highest poverty rate since 1993. Between 1993 and 2000, the poverty rate fell each year, reaching 11.3 percent in 2000.”
Children represent a disproportionate share of the poor in the United States; they are 24 percent of the total population, but 36 percent of the poor population. In 2010, 16.4 million children, or 22.0 percent, were poor. The poverty rate for children also varies substantially by race and Hispanic origin, as shown in the table below.
Children Under 18 Living in Poverty, 2010
Number (in thousands)
All children under 18
White only, non-Hispanic
So, we really don’t need to import more when we have numbers like this. Libs can rant and rave as much as they please but, math doesn’t lie. While they have been in charge the poverty rate has gone up. It’s becoming more obvious the ruling Libs are not interested in caring for our own children or making their lives better. The highest number of children living in poverty are Hispanics. Do we really need to support bringing in more illegal alien children as well? BO and his policies have caused this mess, right along with the Dems in Congress with their “permisos’ for illegals. By using his “pen and phone’ Obama is kicking his own behind. That is the ‘silver lining’.
Read this article about “Silver Linings” by Clarice Feldman.