Tiresome little pissant Jon Kyl (R-Another AZ jerkwad) finally deigns to show up and do his job, then blocks votes on 97 federal nominees in one day. 97. In one fucking day.
Republicans have been blocking votes on nominees to federal posts, taking longer to confirm President Obama’s nominees to executive agencies than nominees submitted by the previous three administrations. Due to these blocks, there is a backlog of 101 executive branch nominees that have yet to be voted on.More, from the America-hating People For the American Way:
Under President Obama, Senate Republicans have refused to agree to move forward on even the most routine nominations, slowing down the process of confirmation and grinding the business of the Senate to a halt. GOP leaders have objected to unanimous consent agreements and demanded cloture votes they have no expectation of winning simply to chew up valuable legislative time and constrict President Obama's ability to enact his policies...Sigh. If only there were some means of communicating this intransigence... some type of agency that would disclose and share information such as this to others...
The GOP seems unconcerned with the consequences of this obstruction. But no one else should tolerate this irresponsibility. Republican Senators need to be called on for their obstructionist tactics and held accountable for their disingenuous political strategy.