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Once again, they were following the "Biden Rule". It was Biden that made the suggestion that SCOTUS picks should not be made during an election year. The Republicans were simply following his lead.
Not this bull**** again. At the time (in 1992) it was intended and taken more as a warning to conservative justices who thought they might retire and let Bush replace them on the chance that Bush would lose to Bill Clinton.

And sure, you can say Biden was hypocritical if and when he spoke out about the Garland stall. But nobody else, not the media, not senators, not (be honest now) you yourself took any note or notice of what he said back then. Or even heard about it at all

And by the way, in 1992, the GOP did not "go along" with it or ratify it in any way.

And as for the pious phoniness of the the GOP's new belief in the "Biden Rule," Mitch McConnell refuses to agree that this rule should apply in, say 2020 or any time there is a Republican president. If you and he weren't totally full of **** on this matter, you and McConnel would call for a Senate resolution to enshrine the Biden Rule. But because you and he are both enormous hypocrites, of course that won't happen.
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Obviously, they didn't obstruct very many. 17 in the last 4 administrations or to put it another way, 17 in the previous 28 years? You need to find yourself a better argument.
As I mentioned, the numbers are misleading at best. And at worst, complete fabrications. Republicans always act as if they can't remember past last monday.


After Obamas first term, in the history of the United States, 147 presidential nominees have been filibustered, 79 blocked under President Obama, 68 blocked under all the other presidents."


"Since Republicans took control of the Senate at the beginning of the 114th Congress, senators have voted to confirm only 22 of President Obama’s judicial nominees. That’s the lowest total since 1951-52, in the final years of Harry Truman’s presidency."


"Confirmation of Obama's judicial nominees slowed to a crawl after Republicans took control of the Senate in 2015. Obama White House officials blame Senate Republicans for what they characterize as an unprecedented level of obstruction in blocking the Democratic president's court picks.'


"Senate GOP used “blue slips” to block Obama judicial nominees, but now wants to trash the practice"
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As I mentioned, the numbers are misleading at best. And at worst, complete fabrications. Republicans always act as if they can't remember past last monday.


After Obamas first term, in the history of the United States, 147 presidential nominees have been filibustered, 79 blocked under President Obama, 68 blocked under all the other presidents."


"Since Republicans took control of the Senate at the beginning of the 114th Congress, senators have voted to confirm only 22 of President Obama’s judicial nominees. That’s the lowest total since 1951-52, in the final years of Harry Truman’s presidency."


"Confirmation of Obama's judicial nominees slowed to a crawl after Republicans took control of the Senate in 2015. Obama White House officials blame Senate Republicans for what they characterize as an unprecedented level of obstruction in blocking the Democratic president's court picks.'


"Senate GOP used “blue slips” to block Obama judicial nominees, but now wants to trash the practice"
Obama apologists can't look beyond the propaganda just whine, whine, whine about being victims. Republicans didn't employ tactics like the 30 hour rule to prevent the incoming Obama administration from replacing Bush holdovers. Naw, Democrats are "patriots" for dragging out the appointment confirmation process on an 11 year schedule. Trump won so his administration must be sabotaged.

Using the Democrats favorite fits in the face negotiating technique Harry Reid steamrolled the judicial confirmation process with the nuclear option. Compromise, not a chance, I won.

Gee, what a surprise after Republicans took control the Senate stopped being a rubber stamp for President Obama's judicial nominations.
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