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Country Club Republicans Link Up With Democratic Ruling Class
Forbes ^ | 2/20/2013 | Angelo Codevilla

Posted on 02/22/2013 5:23:13 AM PST by SueRae

Full Title: As Country Club Republicans Link Up With The Democratic Ruling Class, Millions Of Voters Are Orphaned

On January 1, 2013 one third of Republican congressmen, following their leaders, joined with nearly all Democrats to legislate higher taxes and more subsidies for Democratic constituencies. Two thirds voted no, following the people who had elected them. For generations, the Republican Party had presented itself as the political vehicle for Americans whose opposition to ever-bigger government financed by ever-higher taxes makes them a “country class.” Yet modern Republican leaders, with the exception of the Reagan Administration, have been partners in the expansion of government, indeed in the growth of a government-based “ruling class.”

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An interesting read. Sounds like it was either co-authored by Sarah or she and the author are on the same page...
1 posted on 02/22/2013 5:23:19 AM PST by SueRae
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To: SueRae

We need a new party. At this point, we have nothing to lose.


2 posted on 02/22/2013 5:26:50 AM PST by ryan71
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To: ryan71

We used to have a two party system. One of the parties has acquired the other in a friendly takeover and has reorganized it as a wholly-owned subsidiarity to become a Division eventually, sort of like GM and Oldsmobile. The shareholders did not know what was happening and as they become aware it is too late to affect the outcome. It is a done deal. If the disaffected shareholders wish to regain some influence in the market they must start a new party.


3 posted on 02/22/2013 5:36:02 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: SueRae

Considering Forbes has been going down the road to RINOville, this was a pleasant surprise.


4 posted on 02/22/2013 5:36:47 AM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: SueRae

I’m not the least bit surprised.

The following article explains a lot.

http://www.capital-flow-watch.net/2010/03/07/why-are-the-super-rich-often-liberals/


5 posted on 02/22/2013 5:36:47 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: SueRae

You need to read Codevilla’s stuff in the Claremont Review of Books. He’s a fantastic conservative writer.


6 posted on 02/22/2013 5:39:13 AM PST by woweeitsme
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To: SueRae
Levin spent the entire first hour on this last night.

The article is dead on...

7 posted on 02/22/2013 5:46:07 AM PST by THX 1138 ("Harry, I have a gift.")
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To: SueRae

The Rockefeller Republicans have always been on the same side as the Communists. It’s been that way for at least 120 years.


8 posted on 02/22/2013 5:48:08 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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America's useful idiot elected this perverted nanny-state. They want to live on the welfare "PLANTATION" goverment teat.

Conservatives long-suffering struggling on behalf of the poor, down-trodden and weary in pursuit of the American Dream; is sadly over.

The inmates run the assylum. Let them eat cake.

9 posted on 02/22/2013 6:05:50 AM PST by Tugo (357SIG)
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To: ryan71

Agreed. At the Washington level we (conservative nationalists) have no representation. We all work for King George, and a crazy King George at that.


10 posted on 02/22/2013 6:23:04 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: THX 1138

Levin’s first hour is a classic.


11 posted on 02/22/2013 6:24:40 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Westbrook

THAT was an eye-opener. Thanks.


12 posted on 02/22/2013 6:32:55 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: ryan71

Exactly! The GOP is dead.


13 posted on 02/22/2013 6:41:52 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: ryan71

Oh come on! We just need to be satisfied voting the Democrat-Lite ticket and hold to the lesser-of-two-evils philosophy.


14 posted on 02/22/2013 6:48:26 AM PST by Zack Attack
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To: SueRae

We we had been smart in 2000 we would have nominated Steve Forbes instead of George Bush. I am hoping we will nominate Rand Paul (or some other conservative) instead of Jeb Bush in 2016. But the ruling class is very hard to beat so we will probably get another Bush.


15 posted on 02/22/2013 6:53:28 AM PST by jpsb
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To: SueRae

frankly I know a whole lot more Rats who are country club members. Do they really think upon ushering in socialism, they are going to get to keep all that stuff? Most of them are Caucasion bleeding hearts who think that the masses will all get elevated to their heady standard of living rather than they will get dragged down to living in a row house that has a rusty faucet and a broken furnace. Have they never seen Dr Zhivago? So idiotically stupid and dim witted.


16 posted on 02/22/2013 7:09:46 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SueRae

We have one party with two branches.

Best solution would be to limit political contributions to individuals only.

No contributions to candidates from political parties, corporations, labor unions, PAC’s, charities, special interest groups, etc.

Only real live individual citizens allowed to contribute a limited amount - say about $100 per candidate per election.


17 posted on 02/22/2013 7:39:57 AM PST by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: SueRae

Good article.


18 posted on 02/22/2013 7:44:16 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: SueRae

Excellent article.
Once bitten, twice shy applies for Reagan supply side believers. There’s a serious lose of trust among citizenry. Because even though Reagan talked the talk, he was unable to walk the walk because the direction of our society did not change. Simply human nature, imho. Folks will always vote for those who promise them the most.


19 posted on 02/22/2013 7:46:20 AM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: SueRae
Karl's got that Country Club dance fever!


20 posted on 02/22/2013 7:50:07 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: SueRae

When entitlements plus interest on the debt surpass income the country will effectively be bankrupt.

Then we might see a meaningful change in leadership with the “good guts” left holding the bag of crap that RINOs and Liberals have created.

Until then, the ruling class will continue to pillage and plunder, loot the treasury, and screw the diminishing working class.


21 posted on 02/22/2013 8:36:06 AM PST by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: SueRae

Website crashed my IE.


22 posted on 02/22/2013 9:04:51 AM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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