Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
The filibuster prevented further discussion and an up-and-down vote, which the GOP constantly presses for when they are in the majority.
With the new 'nuclear' rules, would the GOP have rejected their own President's choice for anything ?

Would have happened with Harriet Myers but she withdrew her nomination. What usually happens when a Presidential nominee doesn't have majority support. Which is exactly what Obama should do with this nominee.

And this wans't a filibuster, it was a vote to invoke cloture or move the bill forward.