Just another wrong opinion.
Speak for yourself...no wait, you are, and yes indeed you are [wrong]. Did you read the article? How about the last three paragraphs? Do you really think, that if the Republicans had pushed to change Senate rules, over-riding any chance for a minority party (which the Republicans are now) to filibuster a nominee which they loathed enough, that the Democrats would agree to change the rules back, when they hold the majority?
The only difference is, Republicans rarely in the past blocked appointments by filibuster. The Jack-ass party did it all the time.
What if we lose the White House? It's possible this election cycle. Would you really want nominees selected by the Marxist witch to, each and every one of them, need only face a "Party line" dominated, up or down vote?
That's what this is about, in part. The other part, the first part, has already been accomplished!
We got some (many of them significant) of the nomineees seated as judges.
Meanwhile, the Rat party dominated Senate, has been dragging their feet on Circuit Court level nominees, throwing the U.S. Courts into scheduling turmoil, while they wait for her thighness to be coronated...
Should we pin that one on McCain, too?
I’m not a McCain fan, but this is exactly what a conservative Hill staffer working on judicial nominations told me when the deal was announced.
You may oppose him for many reasons, but Baehr is right—the Gang of 14 worked to the advantage of the conservatives.