Numbers alone dictate Republicans went out of their way to **** over Obama.
There is a difference between direction and degrees. All parties travel in the same direction: trying to screw over their counterparts. The degree that Republicans have gone the past few years was outstanding. This was the least productive Congress in 60 years. And the American people suffered for it.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/0...inues-unabatedHow asymmetrical? Get this: From the time of the invention of the cloture rule, during World War I, until the end of the Reagan administration, there were a total of 385 cloture motions filed. That's a span of about 70 years. But in the five and a half years since Republicans lost control of the Senate after the 2006 elections, there have been 359 cloture motions filed.
In fact, today's cloture vote was on the 83rd cloture motion filed in the 112th Congress. That's the third all-time highest number of cloture motions ever filed, and it's only May. And what two Congresses are the only ones ever to see more cloture motions filed? Well, it's the last two: the 110th and 111th. The two immediately following the Republicans' loss of control of the chamber.