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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has begun arguing that White House officials have been "trying to pretend like the president just showed up yesterday, just got sworn in and started fresh. In fact, he's been in office three years. He got everything he wanted from a completely compliant congress for two of those three years."
Fortunately, facts and reality still matter to some people, and the Senate keeps an updated table on filibusters, charting cloture votes by Congress over the last nine decades, using three metrics: (1) cloture motions filed (when the majority begins to end a filibuster); (2) votes on cloture (when the majority tries to end a filibuster); and (3) the number of times cloture was invoked (when the majority succeeds in ending a filibuster). By all three measures, obstructionism soared in 2009 and 2010 as Republican abused the rules like no party in American history.
Consider this tidbit: cloture was invoked 63 times in 2009 and 2010, which isn't just the most ever, it's more than the sum total of instances from 1919 through 1982. That's not a typo.
The result was obvious: several key measures sought by the White House were defeated, despite the large Democratic majority, while many other proposals were watered down to generate super-majority support.