Last Friday... Senate Republicans refused to allow the Senate to move forward with a vote on 90 pending nominees to federal positions...
Reid’s statement is the second time in two months that he’s indicated the highly unproductive status quo is not acceptable.... His statement on Friday is another hopeful sign that Reid’s caucus might be prepared to take real action to ensure that the Senate minority can no longer threaten our government’s ability to function.
As Think Progress points out, the GOP is shooting themselves in the foot. By constantly obstructing, they're forcing the recess appointments, which pretty much defeats the whole purpose of obstructing.
Then again, Republicans aren't known for their logic.