From the WaPo:
Happy Hour Roundup: New report confirms GOP obstructionism is unprecedented...until Conservatives are no longer permitted to pretend they never happened (or is irrelevant because Benghaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazi) and Centrists are no longer permitted to pretend that Both Sides Do It.
Posted by Jonathan Bernstein on May 3, 2013 at 5:58 pm
The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service has released an important new report that details Barack Obama’s record on nominating judges during his first term. It’s no surprise: Republican obstruction against his selections was unprecedented. For example:
President Obama is the only one of the five most recent Presidents for whom, during his first term, both the average and median waiting time from nomination to confirmation for circuit and district court nominees was greater than half a calendar year (i.e., more than 182 days).A quick look at the report’s summary confirms that Obama’s nominees have been treated more roughly than those of Presidents Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and the other Bush...