Thursday, May 28, 2009


This is apparently meant as a defense of the Sotomayor nomination:

Known as a moderate on the court, Sotomayor often forges consensus and agreeing with her more conservative nominees far more frequently than she disagrees with them. In cases where Sotomayor and at least one judge appointed by a Republican president were on the three-judge panel, Sotomayor and the Republican appointee(s) agreed on the outcome 95% of the time

One more for the Washington Lexicon:

Forging consensus - the act of capitulating to one's political opponents on substantive decisions in exchange for offices and titles. (NB -- consensus can only be forged unidirectionally on the ideological spectrum, i.e. only people to the left of their opponents can forge consensus.)


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