Never underestimate the ability of a democrat to believe that long term thinking extends to the dinner hour.
So Harry Reid decides to drop the "nuclear option" on Senate confirmations.
I like it.
First, The Constitution requires "advice and consent of the Senate" on presidential appointments. It doesn't say that there should be a super majority to approve a confirmation. To me presidents, good and bad, should be able to staff their positions as they see fit.
Second, democrats are much more abt to filibuster a republican nominee than visa versa. Robert Bork would be a Supreme Court Justice today had this rule be in effect.
Third, after the waft of stench from Obamacare wipes out democrats in the next two federal elections, republicans will have a clean slate to put their nominees in place.
So thank you Harry