With Bill Frist ramping up the rhetoric on using "the nuclear option" perhaps it is time to look at possible ramifications. Would ring wing extremists kill or threaten moderate judges now that they know anyone they prefer can get confirmed? With the extreme demagoguery on judges coming from members of Congress, it is not that improbable that this could happen. Why not reshuffle the Supreme Court immediately through violence?
We need to push this possibility as we fight extremists in the Senate trying to eliminate the filibuster. Moderate judges simply will not be safe without the filibuster to protect them from nut jobs trying to stack the court with right wing creeps. Judicial safety may be the way to lure moderate republicans to our side on this issue.