>>Meanwhile, some appointees can never get approved under any circumstances.
>Google Harry Reid's "nuclear option" he took a short while ago.
Let us not forget that in 2005, the Republican Senate Majority Leader, Bill Frist, threatened to invoke the "nuclear option" against Democrats who were filibustering President George W. Bush's judicial nominees. Sen. Mitch McConnell was part of Frist's leadership team. The nuclear option was averted when the Minority Leader, Harry Reid, agreed to let most of Bush's nominations come to a vote.
This year, the roles were reversed. The Republicans filibustered President Obama's nominees; then Harry Reid threatened the nuclear option; and then Reid offered to take the nuclear option off the table if the Republicans let most of Obama's nominations come to a vote. McConnell refused the same kind of compromise that Reid accepted in 2005. Therefore, according to the same principle that Sen. McConnell supported eight years ago, the nuclear option was fair, appropriate, and necessary in 2013. The Republicans have no cause to complain.