NO. Reid says he'll do it with a simple majority. It's done. Boehner has said once Reid does this, all Senate bills that arrive at the House are DOA. But knowing the gutless Boehner, he'll cave on that, too. In the next four years we get to experience the fall of Rome here at home.
In the absence of the filibuster, are there any tools the Repubs can use to block consent of presidential appointments? And if so, how soon do the families of Repubs have their lives threatened by Obama’s gangsters?
That took a few hundred years. Our fall will be quicker and it's underway. However there will be some ups and downs, but the ups will be false starts (just an opportunity for the Repubs to slow down the fall a little bit, but not change direction). I'd give us another 50 years, but with greatly reduced influence in the world.