It is part of the Presidents responsibility to appoint a nominee, it is part of congresses responsibility to give the nominee a fair hearing. The Supreme Court is supposed to run with nine Supreme Court justices. It is irresponsible for Congress to just say that they will not hear any appointments by President Obama. Congress should be treated just like every other worker in the American population, if you don't do your job you don't keep your job. I could not go to my boss and say I don't like him so I don't have to listen to him. Is time to put away party politics and get back to governing the nation as a single unit.