Read Of The Week: Clash of Classes

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  1. Annie
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    The American Spectator : America's Ruling Class -- And the Perils of Revolution

    Or Why the tea parties are considered 'good' by most Americans whether they go or not

    Really long, these are just snippets from opening paragraphs.
     
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    This is excellent commentary---thanks to Mr. Codevilla. But elitism and the current state of American politics is not unique. This concept was also the subject of Jeffrey Bell's "Populism and Elitism: Politics in the Age of Equality" (1992). Worthwhile read.
     
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    Yup...George Wallace was right...

    Not a dime's worth of difference between remocrats and depublicans.
     
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    The first problem I see is his account of the TARP bailout. It is simply not true that no one--or hardly anyone--opposed the expansion. On the contrary, Bush went to Congress to ask for authority to extend it to the auto makers and was refused. He then went ahead and did it based on presidential authority.
    When an article starts out with such a factual whopper I have to wonder what else is in there I don't know about.
    But I admit to not having read it beyond this point.
     
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    Few that anybody listens to favored expansion of TARP.

    People like Ron Paul and Dennis Kicinnich are pretty much marginalized by and outcasts within their own party oligarchies.
     
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    The piece is really good. It pretty much sums up the District Of Criminals (Elitists) versus the rest of us...and of course how they are bothered by the rise of the Tea Party...and citizens speaking out...and they cannot have that.

    We are ruled by the minority folks. Keep that in mind. (The ruling, or political class).
     
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    This is an excellent article and should be required reading for anyone who wishes to understand the dynamics at work which are morphing a once free nation into a statist one.
     

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