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Government by tantrum

Here is the kind of thing that was being referenced when we reported recently [1] that the North Carolina General Assembly was starting to resemble the U.S. Congress.

According to this report [2], opponents of President Obama are so set on blocking consideration of any judicial appointees during the fourth year of his term that they’re even filibustering a judge with overwhelming conservative support [3]!   

As you might recall, leaders of the General Assembly have stymied several of the Governor’s appointments to the state Board of Education (and other important state panels) in a similar and wholly political fashion.