Uh - remember that motor mouthed parrot Hannity back in 05 - “It’s very simple - an up and down vote! An up and down vote! etc etc “
Not such a good idea when the tide has turned is it?
I understood McCain’s objection about losing the filibuster a few year’s back, and I disagreed with him on the Constitution. I still do. The wording of the Constitution specifically spells out the process of approving presidential nominees. Although the Senate does have the authority to establish its own rules, it doesn’t seem to me that they have the power to use those rules to derail a specified Constitutional process.
Would I have to take the good with the bad in that case? Yes, and I said so at the time.
Nonetheless, since they chose to preserve the filibuster, and no one has challenged it, then I’m willing to play by the current rules. I don’t think, however, that Republicans will filibuster dem judicial appointments.