The contemporary rhetoric used by American conservatives when they are discussing Europe goes something like this: The Europeans spent too much, too quickly under the guidance of an over-centralized super-state and as a result are facing economic apocalypse; their future is ours if we don't shrink government and cut spending. Reason's Matt Feeney explains why this conservative rhetoric is misleading, intellectually dishonest, and lazy.
Simply put: Republicans agree not to vote on a replacement for Ginsburg until January; Democrats agree not to pack the Court.
2016: Fill it. 2020: Don't fill it.