91% of Bush's judicial nominees were approved by the Senate. Obama? 76%.Care to guess what percentage of Bush nominees made it through the Senate in that Senate session? 15%. FIFTEEN PERCENT.
Bush's appointees had to wait 43 days on average for a confirmation vote. Obama? 107.
The number of judicial vacancies is increasing. Several agency nominations, such as the CPA and ATF, have been opposed not because time was needed to evaluate the nominees, but out of sheer political opposition to those agencies.
And let's face it: The filibuster, when sparingly used, is fine. Its use has gone completely off the rails, and its elimination is well overdue. Let's hope this keeps up, and they get rid of it (or at least, permanently revert to talking filibusters) in the near future.