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    Do you believe that the Senate Confirmation Process is broken?

    Yes and no.

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    Do you believe that the Senate Confirmation Process is broken?

    Quote Originally Posted by marcus903 View Post
    Yes and no.
    How about you debate and we will watch.
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    Re: Do you believe that the Senate Confirmation Process is broken?

    I bet there are some who believe both the Senate and the Congress should be absorbed into the Obama Presidency.

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    Re: Do you believe that the Senate Confirmation Process is broken?

    No. Though appointments a scarce, this is okay as these positions are political, come with a political cost, and sometimes the people appointed are politically untenable.

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    Re: Do you believe that the Senate Confirmation Process is broken?

    Broken is probably too strong a word, but it could certainly use some improvement.
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    Re: Do you believe that the Senate Confirmation Process is broken?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Broken is probably too strong a word, but it could certainly use some improvement.
    The procedural process itself is fine. It's just who is doing the voting is the problem.

    Democracy is only as good its voters, the same thing can be said of Senate Confirmation processes.
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    Re: Do you believe that the Senate Confirmation Process is broken?

    Quote Originally Posted by marcus903 View Post
    Yes and no.
    How do you define "process?"

    I'd argue that the procedures for a Senate Confirmation are fine, same as they've ever been.

    The problem is that the voting is now done purely on a political stance that often has nothing to do with the person being confirmed.
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    Re: Do you believe that the Senate Confirmation Process is broken?

    I dint think the problem lies in the Congress, I think it is the government meaning the people just not interested in participating.

    The reason Obama was reelected is because voters that would have supported the other party started home either because they had some prejudice against his religion, or he wasn't perfect.

    Its hard to bitch about losing when you surrender. But this is the problem people just dint care to govern themselves.

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    Re: Do you believe that the Senate Confirmation Process is broken?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    The procedural process itself is fine. It's just who is doing the voting is the problem.

    Democracy is only as good its voters, the same thing can be said of Senate Confirmation processes.
    If the procedure is not working, for whatever reason, it is time to re-examine the procedure.
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    Re: Do you believe that the Senate Confirmation Process is broken?

    If the procedure is not working, for whatever reason, it is time to re-examine the procedure.
    There is nothing wrong with the procedure though. It is working as it should. I would have to agree with OC. The problem lies with the voters who choose these people as representatives. We get what we vote for. So if you want more confirmations, though I don't see why anyone would with the people we have in office now, gather up your friends, neighbors, and anyone else and vote for people who want to compromise.

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