They really didn't steal it. Would you have rather them just vote every person President Obama nominated down? Wasting their time and our money? Because Democrats didn't have the votes to stop that, and that's what would have happened. (Alternatively, keeping him in limbo was a way to get someone semi-moderate in case of a Clinton *shudder* win.)
Yes, yes, I would have preferred that. At least we'd have the ugly truth on video, voting down nominee after nominee.