I sure hope you do, because you're about to get lots more judges just like him.
Today, the man who endlessly prattles about civility and bi-partisan cooperation, Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, with the backing of the (current) Democratic membership in the Senate, changed the filibuster rule for judicial nominees below the Supreme Court. In doing so, he broke precedent that I believe has been in effect in the Senate for about 200 years. To their credit, three Democratic Senators, Levin, Manchin and Pryor, voted with all Republicans against the change.
Why, you may ask, is this happening now? As usual in Washington, and particularly with this hyper-political Administration, it has to do with raw power (remember, e.g., that we got Obamacare on a Democrats-only vote, critically facilitated by what we now know was a flagrant lie about whether Americans could keep their own policies if they liked them).
In particular, President Obama has three candidates for the DC Circuit who have been unable to clear the filibuster hurdle as it stood until today. Among them is the cordial but ideological Georgetown Law Prof. Cornelia Pillard, who has been described as "Reinhardt in a skirt but less moderate." The Administration has an ambitious regulatory agenda it can't get through Congress because the opposition party controls the House. It thus plans to push through what it wants via executive orders and administrative agency rules, all of which will be challenged in court. And the court that will decide those challenges will be none other than the DC Circuit. My goodness!