Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Ruling Class vs The Country Class

 Artwork via The American Spectator

Rush Limbaugh spent a good portion of his show on Monday talking about an article he read in The American Spectator.

The article is about the 2 Classes in America...the "Ruling Class" and the "Country Class".  The "Ruling Class" being the "elitists" (those who think they know better than us and should tell us what to do) and the "Country Class" (who are us).


...The two classes have less in common culturally, dislike each other more, and embody ways of life more different from one another than did the 19th century's Northerners and Southerners -- nearly all of whom, as Lincoln reminded them, "prayed to the same God." By contrast, while most Americans pray to the God "who created and doth sustain us," our ruling class prays to itself as "saviors of the planet" and improvers of humanity. Our classes' clash is over "whose country" America is, over what way of life will prevail, over who is to defer to whom about what. The gravity of such divisions points us, as it did Lincoln, to Mark's Gospel: "if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand."...
Have you ever wondered why some leaders in the Republican Party seem to be an image of the Democrat Party...no difference whatsoever?   Well the article goes on to explain the big "clique" in Washington and what it takes to become a member.

 ...And in fact Republican and Democratic office holders and their retinues show a similar presumption to dominate and fewer differences in tastes, habits, opinions, and sources of income among one another than between both and the rest of the country. They think, look, and act as a class..

...No prominent Republican challenged the ruling class's continued claim of superior insight, nor its denigration of the American people as irritable children who must learn their place. The Republican Party did not disparage the ruling class, because most of its officials are or would like to be part of it...

A different article published in the Washington Post  talks about how some establishment (Ruling Class) Republicans are worried that the Tea Party (Country Class) candidates will be trouble and they don't see them fitting into the "clique":
...Yet some Republicans worry that tea-party candidates are settling too comfortably into their roles as unruly insurgents and could prove hard to manage if they get elected...
...Former Senate majority leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.), now a D.C. lobbyist, warned that a robust bloc of rabble-rousers spells further Senate dysfunction. "We don't need a lot of Jim DeMint disciples," Lott said in an interview. "As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them."
But Lott said he's not expecting a tea-party sweep. "I still have faith in the visceral judgment of the American people," he said...
Former Senator Lott wants to "co-opt" the soon-to-be elected "rabble-rousers" and initiate them into the "Ruling Class".  Let's hope the people we elect in November aren't going to fall for this, although that has been the problem over the course of history.  People go into the job with all good intentions and then are corrupted.  This makes the case for term limits and why they should be mandated.

Tea Party supported candidates need a "party" to belong to.  A third party is not the answer...split votes and a loss of the election are the result .  The Republican Party is the best fit for them and they should be welcomed into it, without underhanded plans to "co-opt" them after the win.  If anything, the GOP should realize that the so-called "sleeping giant" is awake now, not only to the Democrats/Progressives, but to the Republican/Progressives, and their big government takeover plans.

My suggestion to the soon-to-be elected, conservative candidates:

You co-opt the Republican Party and bring it back to it's conservative roots.  

Let's see that this happens in November 2010!  Don't forget to support Ten Buck Fridays...it's a great way to do it.

Here's the link to the article in case you missed Rush's radio show yesterday:

America's Ruling Class -- And the Perils of Revolution


  1. hey girl..the tea parties better stay tall in the saddle!!!

  2. Angel:
    If they don't, we're in real trouble.

  3. CL, you might like this British perspective on the emergence of "class" as an issue in American politics as the elitist Obama dumped his 'middle class' blue collar supporters in the same way that Nu-Labour Tony Blair dumped the working classes of Britain in favour of middle class (US 'upper middle class') elitists.

    American politics has caught the British disease

  4. Linked you.
    No bikinis in this one TCL. :)

    I'm with you both on the TEA party candidates staying true. They had better. That's why TBF is such a great vetting process. Weed out the infidels!
    God bless. ~ 'bot

  5. banned:
    That was a wonderful article. Thanks for sharing it with me and I encourage anyone else reading these comments to check it out.

  6. Longhaired Conservative:
    Thank you for including TCL in your story. I left you a message at your blog. I encourage all to head over to Mind Numbed Robot Blog to see the great job LC did in telling his tale:

  7. Washington is a machine that twists many individuals with noble intentions. For Tea Party candidates to remain true to their values they will need to group together.

    Forming caucuses such as the one Michelle Bachmann is forming, will be essential.

  8. "Forming caucuses such as the one Michelle Bachmann is forming, will be essential."
    I think the opposition sees this and that's why they've already started to voice opposition to the idea. What puzzles me is why Eric Cantor is joining the opposition. He was beginning to look like one of the good guys to me. Now I'm questioning. Then again, I'm questioning everything. :)

  9. Trestin:
    It's true that when these people remain in Washington too long, whatever good intentions they had seem to change into a quest to remain their power and not lose their job. Term limits are required.
    I heard something about Michele Bachmann's Tea Party caucus but I don't know any particulars. It sounds like a good idea.

  10. Longhaired Conservative:
    I need to do a little research into the Tea Party caucus so I can understand it better. I don't understand why Eric Cantor would buck any idea that encourages conservatism in the Congress. This surprises me since he is so vocal on cutting spending and is running the YouCut program.


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