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Thursday, May 12, 2005

Facts Are Stubborn Things In Filibuster Debate

The Washington Times had an editorial today with the following statistical analysis:

During the first complete two-year Congress of their presidencies, postwar
presidents achieved the following confirmation rates for their circuit-court
nominees: Truman (80th Congress; 3/3: 100 percent); Eisenhower (83rd; 12/13:
92.3 percent); Kennedy (87th; 17/22: 77.3 percent); Johnson (89th; 25/26: 96.2
percent); Nixon (91st; 20/23: 87 percent); Ford (94th; 9/11: 81.8 percent);
Carter (95th: 12/12: 100 percent); Reagan (97th: 19/20; 95 percent); G.H.W. Bush
(101st; 22/23: 95.7 percent); Clinton (103rd: 19/22: 86.4 percent); G.W. Bush
(107th; 17/32: 53.1 percent).

When you compare apples to apples, it is obvious Senate Democrats have been misbehaving.

Blogger dax said...

Misbehaving is a very mild way of describing the LibDem actions on the Bush nominees.
It's hard to see the logic in the actions of the Repubs as to this issue. I have to believe that they (Repubs) understand that LibDems, to the public, look childlike and small with their continuing obstructionist tactics. Give them enough rope and they'll hang themselves.

1:03 PM, May 16, 2005  

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