The high court moves one-half seat to the right. Kennedy becomes the swing vote.
They can live with that.
If Ginsburg's or Stevens's seat comes open then all hell breaks lose.
They'll have nothing to lose by filibustering because it's Custer's Last Stand as far the liberals are concerned.
It would be to our advantage to use the constitutional option now to replace O'Connor, that way we are ensured that only 50+ VPOTUS are needed to confirm the next nominee.
Some wobbly RINOs might be scared to go nuclear when we are replacing Stevens or Ginsberg.
Now there is a consumation devotely to be wished for. Who gets to be Sitting Bull to Harry Reid's Custer?