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    I understand what you are saying, and the court appointments are important.  But, it isn't just about Obama vs. the Republican.  The other part of this issue is that the Senate is as important to the process, and it is a compromised body.

    From the post:

    Republicans have used Senate rules so effectively to block Obama judges that the judicial vacancy rate currently stands at eighty-four vacancies, with thirty of those designated “judicial emergencies” based on courts’ inability to manage caseloads

    These are some examples of what one might expect under a GOP majority Senate:

    When you have a Senate that is a majority of Democrats and can't get Obama's appointments through, there is a problem.

    When you have a Senate that is run by Democrats, and they sit silent while Obama signs on to ACTA, there is a problem (to be fair, Wyden has been vocal about this, but even the Republicans seem strangely quiet).

    When you have a Senate that is run by Democrats, and senior members of the body of the majority party are sponsoring blatant censorship laws like PIPA, there is a problem (once again, Wyden makes a difference here).

    When you have a Senate that is run by Democrats, and they pass the NDAA, there is a problem.

    These are big issues, and we need to take a serious look at who is in the Senate and what they are doing IMHO.

    "No man born with a living soul can be working for the clampdown" The Clash

    by Calee4nia on Sat Jan 28, 2012 at 07:55:12 PM PST

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