I have a new friend on Quora, and he seems VERY well informed politically as well as a number of other areas. Here is part of his answer to a Q about SCOTUS. Do you know about the Supreme Court? I am really upset with SCOTUS now, because they just (maybe June or May) handed down a decision that makes it more difficult for organized labor to negotiate.
Knowing almost nothing about politics, in the past year I have been pondering and I have come to think that we are losing our middle class and working class here in the USA, with polarization between very rich and very poor. And that without strong middle/working classes, you cannot have a thriving democracy. So here is Lawrence Bloom's comment or part of it, you comments on any or all of this post is appreciated.
"The greatest political blunder in court nominations happened in 1968. Earl Warren announced his retirement and LBJ appointed his good friend Abe Fortas promoting him from associate justice to Chief Justice. In 1968 the Democrats had 63 senate seats but not all votes were party line at that time. Many of the Southern Democrat Senators did not approve of his advocacy of civil rights. A combination of Southern Democrats and Republicans denied approving Fortas. The Fortas hearings revealed some scandal and he resigned in 1969.
"Warren still resigned, Fortas also resigned. This was the greatest Democrat political blunder ever and LBJ the master politician was to blame. Nixon was elected in 1968 and was given the gift of two court vacancies to fill in 1969. He appointed two Republicans and the court was then controlled by the Republicans until the present day."