Are Republicans really blocking Obama
According to a May report from the Congressional Research Service, President Obama had 71.4% of his circuit court nominees approved during his first term, which is slightly better than George W. Bushís 67.3% level of success during his first term.
President Obama also didn't fare the worst when it comes to district court nominees. During his first term, 82.7% of Obamaís district court nominees were approved, George H.W. Bush had 76.9% of his nominees approvedIt is out of control, from BOTH SIDES. Who started it, does not matter, but the invokation of the Nuclear Option is a bad move for the Republic.For example, during Reaganís first term, it only took 45.5 days for one of his nominees to get approved. That number escalated only marginally over the next 20 years. But by the time George W. Bush was in office, the number skyrocketed to 277 days. Obama has fared slightly better than Bush, with his nominees taking 225.5 days to get approved. But historically speaking, itís still a severe departure from most presidencies.
Obamaís district court nominees have also suffered from extended confirmation delays. Again, Reaganís nominees breezed through, with just a 28-day waiting period during his first term, compared with 215 days for Obama.