Skip to comments.Are Republicans really blocking Obama’s judicial nominees at ‘unprecedented’ levels?
Posted on 11/21/2013 6:43:27 PM PST by NormsRevenge
When President Obama gave his blessing to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reids decision to invoke the so-called nuclear option, he said the effort by Republicans to block his nominees was unprecedented.
"Today's pattern of obstruction, it just isn't normal," Obama said. "I support the step a majority of senators today took to change the way that Washington is doing business."
However, thats only partially true.
Looking at all of Obamas nominees across his administration, he has suffered unprecedented levels of obstruction, according to the Wall Street Journal. But when it comes to judicial nominees the process that sparked Senate Democrats to approve the nuclear option on Thursday hes really just suffering from a historically negative trend going back more than two decades.
According to congressional data, former President George W. Bush actually had a lower percentage of circuit court nominees approved during his time in office than Obama.
And when it comes to the amount of time it takes for circuit court nominees to get approved, Bush and Obama are actually in surprisingly close company, with Bush fairing slightly worse. (See chart)
Obstruction of judicial nominees first became a regular practice during President Clintons time in office, and the amount of time it takes for a nominee to be approved skyrocketed during George W. Bushs presidency.
According to a May report from the Congressional Research Service, President Obama had 71.4% of his circuit court nominees approved during his first term, which is slightly better than George W. Bushs 67.3% level of success during his first term.
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Statistics don’t lie, but Dem Senators do.
I hope so!
“I’m not getting 100% of what I want, 100% of the time. WAAAAH! You’re a racist!”
More BS and lies. However there is another aspect.
The level of extreme radicals being requested by our Fuhrer for nominations is unreasonable and unprecedented.
How to tell if a Dhim lies?
Look to see if he's opened his mouth.
(Any Martin Bashir reference is strictly coincidental)
Surprised to see this at yahoo.
Who cares, one day the shoe will be on the other foot. Hopefully by that time our side will have gotten over it’s ‘nice guy’ issues and be ready to make the most of it.
Br’er Rabbit: “Don’t throw me into that briar patch”.
So Obama lied again? Imagine that.
“Today’s pattern of obstruction, it just isn’t normal”
Just remember, the major obstruction that Obama faces is found in the House majority and specifically, the TEA party. How will he go around or eliminate them? I hate to think about that as it brings us to the level of Venezuela.
Or is Obama nominating unqualified applicants that he knows will be rejected so that it looks like the R’s are rejecting ‘everyone’ he nominates ?
Well, for the surrender monkey pussy-party probably, yeah. If you include both sides of the aisle, HELL no!
Ping for later.
I’m a little torn by this. On one hand I think it transforms the Senate from being the “deliberative” body because it used to require compromise. On the other hand, pay back is rough! One day the Pubs will be the majority and we will have the Executive branch as well. The Pubs are becoming a more conservative party. When we have the majority we will push through our agenda.
Two words — Judge Bork.
There is nothing more important to the enemy then to corrupt the judicial system. If you own that then you own the country. Our Judicial system is already corrupt to the point that we are doomed as it is. Unless the corruption can be expelled then we are done.
What the democrats are doing here is just sealing the fate of America. It is sad that we live in a system where the judicial system has ultimately become the controlling force of all branches of government.