[Discussion] Welcome to the Biden Administration!

Anything related to Biden and his upcoming administration. May this thread be less active and controversial as that last guys thread.

The problem with the system is that the 1% (and 2/100 Senators is literally 1%)

That's 2%

Technically its 52%
As pissed as we are at Manchin and Sinema, we cannot at any point let the GOP off the hook for their authoritarian games. They keep getting us to focus on those 2 senators when they want to punish their own party members for voting for infrastructure.

Lent wrote:
The problem with the system is that the 1% (and 2/100 Senators is literally 1%)

That's 2%

I was probably thinking of Joe alone but good point.

Tactically I understand why the other 50% is obstructing anything and everything to make Biden look bad. I'm just saying that Joe presumably has a higher chance of retaining his seat if he acts the way he has. So as I see it, if his state flipped to R, Biden would have a similar problem.

Lent wrote:
The problem with the system is that the 1% (and 2/100 Senators is literally 1%)

That's 2%

Proof that all political conversations online end up at 2+2 != 4.

Very good point Fang.

How Biden is reshaping the courts.

From 538.

tl;dr version:
- Biden has appointed more judges in his first year than any other president up till now
- What used to be a formality with near-unanimous bipartisan support is becoming more partisan (no surprise there)
- Biden has delivered on his promise to diversify his appointments, the vast majority of new judges being non-white or female. The professional background is more diverse too, more likely to be public defenders instead of prosecutors for instance). A higher percentage has been from top-14 law schools though (so more elitist)
- Most appointments have been Democratic replacements, which is normal historically speaking but more pronounced in this hyper-partisan era