View Full Version : GOP sets new record

07-31-2010, 11:53 PM

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 20pt'>As Senate Republicans added blocking aid to small business to their record-setting obstructionism,</span> Democrats this week failed to secure the needed votes for reform of the filibuster rule. But largely overlooked in the debate over the filibuster is the Republicans' unprecedented obstructionism when it comes to the confirmation of President Obama's judicial nominees. As it turns out, while the GOP in the 111th Congress has turned to the filibuster at m<span style='font-size: 20pt'>ore than double the previous Democratic rates,</span> Barack Obama's nominees to the federal bench are half as likely to be confirmed.

That's the jaw-dropping conclusion of a recent study by the study by the Center for American Progress. Thanks to the Republicans' historic use of Filibusters, anonymous holds, and other obstructionist tactics, President Obama's confirmation rate is "falling off a cliff." The CAP assessment of data from the Congressional Research Service, the Justice Department and the Senate Judiciary Committee found that:

Such tactics are completely unprecedented, and so are their results. Fewer than 43 percent of President Obama's judicial nominees have so far been confirmed, while past presidents have enjoyed confirmation rates as high as 93 percent. And President Obama's nominees have been confirmed at a much slower rate than those of his predecessor--nearly 87 percent of President George W. Bush's judicial nominees were confirmed. </div></div>

The truth will out.


08-01-2010, 04:41 AM
So why isn't the demokook congress getting Obama appointees approved?

What you have actually demonstrated is that large segments of his own party realize that Obama is far out of touch with America based on his appointments and that those appointments bring far more dirty laundry to the table than any prior administration ... including numerous admitted Marxists, known criminals, and blatant tax scofflaws.

How do you get it without ever getting it?