I wonder why the GOP is blocking these nominees

nomsThe wonderful Jennifer Bendery at Huffington Post has done us all the favour of putting together a little Brady Bunch-style grid of all the nominees who are being blocked by the GOP right now. From Circuit Court judges to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, our government is riddled with vacancies. Which is cool, I mean, it’s not like we need a functioning government or whatever – we can just settle all legal disputes through arm wrestling, or trivia contests! And the GOP is blocking the nominations of many of the people who, if confirmed, would fill those vacancies. Bendery’s picture makes the eloquent point that a lot of these nominees have something in common: they aren’t white dudes.

You can read Bendery’s full article about vacancies and filibusters here.

<img alt=”Avatar Image” src=”http://d1o2xrel38nv1n.cloudfront.net/files/2013/10/headshot1.jpg” width=”80″ height=”80″ /><em><a href=”https://twitter.com/ChloeAngyal;” target=”_blank”>Chloe Angyal</a> is not great at arm-wrestling.</em>

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Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at chloesangyal.com

Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia.

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