Well, I grew up in a political climate and family, so perhaps I just view that as "the manner in which politics works."Block, hold, filibuster, obstruct. That is the minority party of today. They have earned the nickname party of no, and they are continuing it with blocking nominations for reasons having nothing to do with the nominees.
Well, with such a minority, perhaps the view is the only way they can orchestrate a serious debate is to conduct actions like delaying a nomination etc.If they have a problem or an issue, they should stand up and debate on that issue. Instead, they obstruct.
Well, the perception of Congress in general is at an all time low, so I am not sure we can really drawn conclusions based on that alone. That said, we certainly live in a partisan time, but it is nothing like it has been in the past, with brawls on the House floor, and beatings on the Senate floor.ps, the last comment about Republicans in Congress being taken seriously - the problem is, they aren't. The perception of Republicans is Congress is at all-time lows in polling. They only hurt themselves further with the more of the same nonsense.