That the Republican Senate has refused to vote on President Obama's nominee is only one in a long list of observations which speak to how completely political the Court is. Now Senator John McCain is saying if Hillary Clinton is elected President, the Senate will simply refuse to confirm any of her nominations. Oh, there is a politically neutral Court for you.
It's not that the Court is more political now--it's simply we cannot continue pretending the Court is not political.
We live in a dynamic society. Let's not have a Supreme Court which prevents us from living in the present.