From the front page of the New York Times website:
Um, since when did the media start characterizing a president nominating judges as some sort of daring partisan act? I know that's how Republicans must view this, because Republicans apparently think that only Republican presidents are allowed to nominate federal judges. But one would have thought the NY Times could have written this headline and kicker without falling victim to the Republican frame.
To be clear, it's not President Obama who set up this battle, it's the filibuster-happy senate Republicans. Obama is just doing his job.