I am old enough to remember when people had respect for the results of elections. The president nominated a Supreme Court justice when the time arose and, unless the nominee was found ethically deficient, the confirmation was pretty much rancor free and the the nominee was confirmed quite easily. Nowadays these nominations to the SCOTUS are treated like they are brand new elections. I think our country's political institutions operated better in the former days before the rise of the multitude of interest groups on both sides looking to fill their coffers through the use of dire predictions and hyperbolic language and the rise of talk radio and the news channels on both sides looking to fill air time and their coffers with advertising revenue based on bringing in viewers to watch the political side show. Yes, I know I am old fashioned but since I love bluegrass and old-timey country music that is to be expected.