But, if you feel that supporting or at least tacitly approving the lowest level of sleeze that either party can come up with is OK because you feel that you can say "But they would have done it too!" then we are getting the government that you select.
The president nominates and the senate confirms, those are the rules. If you have a split, especially close to an election, you can either compromise or hold out and make it an election issue. If you don't have a split there is no reason the party in power can't feel the vacancy.
I wasn't saying I would be upset if the Dems did this, just calling out the hypocrisy of those that say they wouldn't. In the past, the senate had the filibuster to force the issue but Reid got rid of that for judges. Actions have consequences.
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