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  •  If I'm reading this correctly, (10+ / 0-)
    Out of the 61 vacancies without a nominee, 25 are in states with two Republican senators and another 14 are in states with one Democrat and one Republican.
    that would mean 22 vacancies are in states with two Democratic senators.

    I don't really see how this qualifies as a "Republicans only" boycott.

    Maybe a further breakdown of the numbers would help clarify.

    •  Also depends how long its been vacant (3+ / 0-)
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      elwior, Icicle68, LilithGardener

      TX has one that's been vacant since 2008.

      PDF with complete inventory, and maps on pages 4 -  7 on number of vacancies, length of vacancy in each state depnding on party of their Senators, etc.
      http://www.afj.org/...

      “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

      by Catte Nappe on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 10:53:57 AM PDT

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    •  Agree - I'd like to see 22 nominees today (3+ / 0-)
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      marsanges, Eric Nelson, roadbear

      for the seats Republican senators can't blue slip. Why have 5 vacancies in California but only 1 nominee? Or 4 in Michigan with no nominees? Or 2 in New York?

      Obama has nominated a total of 4 new judges in 2013 - all the rest that are pending are carryovers from last term.

      http://www.uscourts.gov/...

      Filibuster reform, 2013 - woulda, coulda, shoulda.

      by bear83 on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 02:16:43 PM PDT

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    •  The math (2+ / 0-)
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      bear83, roadbear

      Nice to know I wasn't the only one doing the math on this.  Drives me crazy when the VRWC does this (which is often) so it's only fair we keep DK honest, too.

      This is totally like that Dilbert cartoon where the pointy-headed boss throws a fit after being told that fully 40% of all sick days are taken on either a Monday or a Friday.

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