Constitutional implementation needs nuclear option?

Regarding the filibuster of appellate judge nominees there is a convenient memory fade regarding previous Senate leadership rule changing by such as Senator Byrd:

With respect to never dreaming of taking this kind of action, that’s because the Republicans, while in the minority, never dreamed of filibustering every appellate court nominee as a last ditch effort to hold some semblance of power. You didn’t dream of changing the rules because the Republicans never drove you to make that decision. [ radioblogger 3 Ap05]

It is the escalation of conflict supported by intellectually dishonest rationale that should be the primary concern.

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