Filibustered and Unconfirmed


Balloon Juice’s MisterMix announces the flat-line for filibuster and confirmation reform. So Obama still won’t be able to get simple confirmations for federal judges and executive branch officials due to this opposition which leads to federal court docket backlogs and executive branch staffing by executive fiat and recess appointments.

Republicans are by proxy, pushing more power towards the presidency by weakening the legislatures control of formation of government and judicial effectiveness.