A Message From Lucianne  



Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google

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

Forbes, by Angelo Codevilla

Original Article

Posted By:OhMy, 2/22/2013 7:18:42 AM

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.”

Mark Levin lead with this last evening reading a major part of it. While he still does not favour starting a third party he ( and the article ) speak of the extreme urgency of reforming the Republicans. The establishment republicans do not really oppose the Democrats and leave their voting base unrepresented.


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: noproblems, 2/22/2013 7:53:52 AM     (No. 9190284)

I hope this aticle gets the attention it deserves, especially from the republican kool-aid drinkers who post here.

Unfortunately we live in interesting times and people of strong character are needed to get this country headed back in the right direction.

Uderstanding the reality that we live in is key to knowing what needs to be done and what to expect from our representatives (i purposely did not use the word "leaders" as we have a constitutioanal republic in these united states)

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: ramona, 2/22/2013 7:54:52 AM     (No. 9190286)

Yet we are frequently reminded here that any R(INO) is better than and D candidate. We all know that there are still wonderful conservatives laboring within the GOP. But the establishment itself is so infested with moderates who are also anti-Conservative that the house cannot stand much longer. It´s sort of like watching a watercolor painting, unprotected by special glass, fade over the years. After a while you forget how vibrant the colors once were.

Ramona (the Pest)

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.




Reply 3 - Posted by: noproblems, 2/22/2013 7:56:22 AM     (No. 9190288)

okay, csn we get spell check for this site

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: suedotsue, 2/22/2013 8:17:08 AM     (No. 9190327)

I don´t understand how #1´s comment relates to the piece. Codevilla says the American system has undergone a revolution. We don´t have two parties disagreeing with each other. We have one ruling party united in establishing European style gov. in the US along with restructuring the US family. If a GOP person appears to disagree, it´s usually just for show and they end up backing down. The ruling class is united most by their deep disdain for ordinary Americans. Codevilla has explained this in earlier pieces as well.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    31 persons like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: civilservant, 2/22/2013 8:23:02 AM     (No. 9190338)

#5, #1 hops in, drops his pellets and returns to DailyKos to giggle with the other trolls.

´He who governs least governs best."

I WANT gridlock, and a President who recognizes his limitations.

NOT a Presnewdebt like we have now..

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    9 persons like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: Pros7767, 2/22/2013 8:30:32 AM     (No. 9190352)

If Mark Levin believes this article was important enough to read on his show, which he never does, it should be a MUST READ.

I heard him last night and agree with everything the author said.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: olcap, 2/22/2013 8:54:40 AM     (No. 9190401)

The Taft and Rockefeller branches of the republican party are still very evident in what we see going on today. You have the Rockefeller branch talking down to the Taft branch, ridiculing, insulting and devoid of any semblance of conservatism, seeking big government just as their idols in the ruling class do. You see this, not only in the "elected", but also in the rank and file of the republican party.

This is a great article, and I´m somewhat shicked to see it running in Forbes, as that is certainly a mouthpiece for the Rockefeller branch. But, there it is, and I truly hope that reading this will light a fire under those still on the fence, getting annoyed at the condescention from the Rockefellers.

A new party? Yes, it IS time.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    8 persons like this.




Reply 8 - Posted by: coldoc, 2/22/2013 8:58:26 AM     (No. 9190407)

The brand "republican" is tainted and meaningless. We need a conservative party.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/22/2013 9:04:24 AM     (No. 9190420)

#2, why is someone who isn´t in agreement with you a "kool-aid drinker"? Can´t we have reasonable, different opinions and still be in the same army? I see you like to use "kool-aid" on the threads. Let´s give up the categorizing and hope we´re all independent thinkers? Perhaps I can read this article and think Codevilla over-generalizes. That doesn´t mean I don´t share many of the same principles as you.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: JAN, 2/22/2013 9:20:43 AM     (No. 9190472)

Spinning spinning.

The fiscal cliff vote saved the entire middle class and forced higher taxes on some few millionaires and billionaires.

Should we all have gone over the cliff to protect the likes of levin, hannity, and rush.

Their loopholes and exclusions keep them solvent while the rest of us are on the edge of the cliff all the time.

How brave they were. Oh, lets go off the cliff.

Easy for them to say. How about the rest of us.

Why owuld they care. Are they pretending to care about us little guys who watch and listen to their ranting.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    11 persons like this.

Reply 11 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 2/22/2013 9:22:17 AM     (No. 9190476)

Because some of the kool-aid drinkers not only don´t get it, they refuse to face facts no matter how politely they are explained. I no longer have the patience to be one of those who keeps trying to explain. Rove and other elitists are only protecting their positions in DC, they do not care how the voters feel. I have done my own reading and research, it is time for you drinkers to do yours. It takes courage to admit that one has been duped by party elitists.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: chicodon, 2/22/2013 10:22:44 AM     (No. 9190626)

Should be MUST READ.
The article has so many money quotes that I can see why Levin was impressed. He sort of leaves the 3rd party idea dangling but I think many forward thinkers believe it´s inevitable.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.




Reply 13 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 2/22/2013 10:42:33 AM     (No. 9190676)

But, do you see #12, that those who don´t agree with you could just as logically decide you are the "kool-aid drinker"? Without using that phrase, #11 nicely makes that same point.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    7 persons like this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: minuteman, 2/22/2013 10:55:29 AM     (No. 9190712)

This long article should be a weekend must read.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.

Reply 15 - Posted by: OhMy, 2/22/2013 11:26:35 AM     (No. 9190779)

The conservative - tea party dilemma is that they are supporting the republicans without getting any real representation as in 2010 when they put Boehner in the speakers chair where he proceeds to strip their leaders any power. This cannot continue.! The goal must be to correct this problem with as little disruption, and fewest democratic victories as possible. When Mark Levin read this he gave emphasis to the words: " Well or badly, its demand for representation will be met." The easy way is for the Taft - Reagan republicans to get the representation their numbers deserve in the party. The hard way is to set up a third party which restores representation to this majority of republicans with many probable democratic victories at a critical time in the nations history. I respect greatly the judgement of Mark Levin. If he decides to support a third party to resolve this problem he should be followed by all for the good of the nation. The establishment republicans must see the writing on the wall before they will concede any power to tea party republicans and avoid this debacle. The Rats and Rockefeller republicans are all about dividing up the spoils. The Taft or Reagan republicans are about cutting out the spoils and having honest government. Many men gave their lives for the nation. These establishment republicans should give up their spoils for the good of the nation and save all of us from a horrible fate at the hands of Obama. Ironically if this problem is not corrected by having "no taxation without representation" Obama´s demagoguery about the "greedy rich" will have been validated in the case of the Rockefeller - Country Club Republicans!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    7 persons like this.

Reply 16 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/22/2013 11:30:48 AM     (No. 9190785)

Let´s see. The Talk Show Host Party is too conservative for Karl Rove, has foreign policy right of Likud, wants to shutdown the federal government and impeach the President... Sounds like a winning REAGAN coalition there.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    7 persons like this.

Reply 17 - Posted by: TheGrandWahzoo, 2/22/2013 11:34:59 AM     (No. 9190798)

Wow, the RINO trolls are out in force tody.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.




Reply 18 - Posted by: Dixie, 2/22/2013 12:27:45 PM     (No. 9190952)

The Democrat Party has been hijacked by the Socialists.
The Republican Party has been hijacked by the RINOs.

These days, there isn´t much difference between Socialists and RINOs, is there. Both want power (and are not picky about "values" other than as a way of attracting voters). Right now, the RINOs are content with just a piece of the power, probably hoping to get full power in an Obama Backlash.

I´d just as soon form a Conservative Party and invite all hijacked voters to take a look at it. However, changing a Party name is sometimes detrimental to the early elections. Name-recognition and all that.

So I´m with Levin...Conservatives must take over the Republican Party. Now.

And get rid of Rove and other RINOs who sneer at the Tea Party.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.

Reply 19 - Posted by: Judy W., 2/22/2013 1:36:14 PM     (No. 9191084)

I agree -- this should be a must read. Maybe tomorrow morning.

And here is Codevilla´s previous article that gives useful background to this one. It was widely read when it came out and it´s so good that I´ve read it more than once since then:

Codevilla gives shape to what we already know. "Ruling class" has become a frequently used term since his 2010 piece came out because it describes reality briefly and accurately.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    9 persons like this.

Reply 20 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/22/2013 1:51:42 PM     (No. 9191114)

I too was listening to Levin last night.
We conservatives will have to fight a 2 front war. I´m ready.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.

Reply 21 - Posted by: absalom, 2/22/2013 2:15:49 PM     (No. 9191165)

Self evidently, the pom-pom boys for the status quo are a brainless bunch but do they even have a pulse? Still, many can´t grasp that the R Party, since its inception was never a conservative party in the tradition of Hume, Burke, Pitt, Disraeli, Babbitt, etc. Never! It has always been a secular progressive vehicle and party of government; small then, large now. The fatal error occurred in ´12 when the R Est. choose Taft over Roosevelt; thereby abandoning Samuel Gompers non-socialist working class and embracing big business and corporatism; an albatross they carry to this day. But a demurral. The difference between Rockefeller and Taft R´s was one of style not substance. Both were part of the No. East progressive axis and hostile to conservative principle. Reflective comments from Codevilla befitting a thinking mind free of cant and cliche´.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    8 persons like this.

Post Reply   Close thread 724462

Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "OhMy"


Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)

Most Recent Articles posted by "OhMy"

Jihad Will Not Be Wished Away
National Review Online, by Andrew C. McCarthy    Original Article
Posted By: OhMy- 4/20/2013 11:02:15 AM     Post Reply
‘Outlook: Islam.” So reads the personal webpage of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who ravaged Boston this week, along with his now-deceased brother and fellow jihadist, Tamerlan — namesake of a 14th-century Muslim warrior whose campaigns through Asia Minor are legendary for their brutalization of non-Muslims. Brutalizing our own non-Muslim country has been the principal objective of jihadists for the last 20 years. This week marks a new and chilling chapter: the introduction on our shores of the tactics the self-styled mujahideen have used to great, gory effect for the past decade in Afghanistan and Iraq.

What Rand Paul Misses
National Review Online, by Andrew C. McCarthy    Original Article
Posted By: OhMy- 3/9/2013 11:25:37 AM     Post Reply
It was Wednesday, shortly before Senator Rand Paul’s bravura 13-hour filibuster, the Jimmy Stewart star turn in Paul’s crusade to have the Constitution ban a bogeyman of his own making: the killing of American citizens on American soil by America’s armed forces — a scandal that clearly cries out for action, having occurred exactly zero times in the 20 years since jihadists commenced hostilities by bombing the World Trade Center.

As Country Club Republicans Link
Up With The Democratic Ruling Class,
Millions Of Voters Are Orphaned
Forbes, by Angelo Codevilla    Original Article
Posted By: OhMy- 2/22/2013 7:18:42 AM     Post Reply
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.”

Democrats look for up to $1 trillion
in new tax revenues this year
The Hill, by Alexander Boulton    Original Article
Posted By: OhMy- 1/7/2013 1:17:45 PM     Post Reply
Democrats say they want to raise as much as $1 trillion in new revenues through tax reform later this year to balance Republican demands to slash mandatory spending. . . . The emerging consensus, however, is that the next installment of deficit reduction should reach $2 trillion and about half of it should come from higher taxes. This sets up tax reform as one of the biggest fights of the 113th Congress, which began on Thursday.
Headline repaired and split by staff

The Benghazi Slingshot
American Thinker, by Cindy Simpson    Original Article
Posted By: OhMy- 11/21/2012 2:19:04 PM     Post Reply
Some brave thinkers recognize that beneath the intrigue surrounding the Benghazi tragedy lie the traces of something much larger and far more dangerous. Frank Gaffney and the Center for Security Policy hosted a panel on November 13, 2012 to discuss "Benghazi: US Foreign Policy and the Threat of Sharia Doctrine." Guest panelists included Dr. Andrew Bostom, Diana West, and Stephen Coughlin. The event was taped in its entirety and is available here.

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)

Ben Carson: White House wanted
apology for ‘offending’ Obama

54 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:22:51 AM     Post Reply
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Megyn Kelly and the
Sandberg Head Shaker

47 replie(s)
American Thinker, by Richard F. Miniter    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/15/2014 9:16:05 AM     Post Reply
Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on thru

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

44 replie(s)
Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Biden Tells Boston Bombing
Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

40 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

39 replie(s)
Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

Has Rush Limbaugh Finally
Reached the End Of The Road?

38 replie(s)
Forbes Magazine, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
Posted By: EveningStar- 4/16/2014 7:24:05 PM     Post Reply
Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

37 replie(s)
American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

34 replie(s)
Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

31 replie(s)
Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

31 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

30 replie(s)
The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

29 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Post Reply   Close thread 724462

Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google

© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.