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As Country Club Republicans Link Up With The Democratic Ruling Class, Millions Of Voters Are...
Forbes ^ | 2/20/2013 | Angelo Codevilla

Posted on 02/21/2013 2:56:52 PM PST by neverdem

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...

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Similarly the entire country class has as much interest in asserting the right of armed self-defense as does any gun owner, because the principle of constitutional right is indivisible. Nothing will require greater unity against greater resistance than ending government promotion of abortion and homosexuality. Yet those whose main concerns are with financial probity cannot afford continuing to neglect that capitalist economics presupposes a morally upright people. All this illustrates the need for, and the meaning of, a political party: disparate elements acting all of one and one for all.

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Far be it from a party that represents the country class to ape what it abhors by imposing punitive measures through party line votes covered by barrages of insults: few in the country class’ parts want to become a ruling class. Yet the country class, to defend itself, to cut down the forest of subsidies and privileges that choke America, to curb the arrogance of modern government, cannot shy away from offending the ruling class’ intellectual and moral pretenses. Events themselves show how dysfunctional the ruling class is. But only a political party worthy of the name can marshal the combination of reason, brutal images, and consistency adequately to represent America’s country class.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: countryclass; establishment; gop; republicans; rulingclass; teaparty
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1 posted on 02/21/2013 2:57:01 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem
Let's just stimulate that >3 daze of downtime is unacceptable.

A review of the annual budget and performance to same is in order.

Hardware redundancy is paramount to acceptable reliability of web sites.

2 posted on 02/21/2013 3:02:18 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Did you mean “stipulate”?


3 posted on 02/21/2013 3:10:06 PM PST by Migraine
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To: Paladin2
That comment doesn't have much to do with the context of the thread, which is that the GOP-E has left its base to chase after the Dems.

It does however prove that you are the #1 {insert Blazing Saddles quote here}

/johnny

4 posted on 02/21/2013 3:15:55 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Migraine

Spell check has limitations.....


5 posted on 02/21/2013 3:17:03 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: neverdem

The GOPe-Dem Coalition


6 posted on 02/21/2013 3:17:37 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Perhaps you are #2?

My wife requires a better availability than FR currently provides. Redundant hardware and redundant web connections provide the necessary reliability to promote marital bliss ( at WAY less than $380k/yr).

7 posted on 02/21/2013 3:20:34 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
Why are you hijacking a thread about the very real problem of the GOP claiming to represent conservatives, while climbing into bed with the liberals?

Beat your hobby horse on an appropriate thread.

/johnny

8 posted on 02/21/2013 3:23:38 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: neverdem
America’s Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution
http://spectator.org/archives/2010/07/16/americas-ruling-class-and-the/print

The Fragmenting of the New Class Elites, or, Downward Mobility
http://volokh.com/2011/10/31/the-fragmenting-of-the-new-class-elites-or-downward-mobility/

Environmentalism and the Leisure Class
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2835601/posts

The New Upper Class and the Real Reason We Dislike Them
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2843575/posts

Are you a member of the political class?
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/08/are_you_a_member_of_the_politi.html


9 posted on 02/21/2013 3:31:48 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Thread Hijacking is endemic and quite irrelevant. Speak to the issue proposed or ignore.

Given a >3day hiatus there is no relevant thread relating to FR budget, actual expenses and any other normal financial exposition (Income Statement, Balance Sheet, etc.) Is FR a transparent operation or not? Inquiring minds want to know. (How many AMs are there and are they paid? Is FR still a hobby? etc ?)

10 posted on 02/21/2013 3:32:31 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
Start a vanity thread, then, but highjacking a thread is terribly bad form.

/johnny

11 posted on 02/21/2013 3:40:26 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Ban me.


12 posted on 02/21/2013 3:45:13 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: neverdem
"The ever-growing U.S. government has an edgy social, ethical, and political character."

As are state and local governments that suck debt from it.


13 posted on 02/21/2013 3:45:19 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Paladin2
Wouldn't even if I could.

I will note, that the discussion that you attempted to start inappropriately didn't go anywhere.

/johnny

14 posted on 02/21/2013 4:39:08 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Paladin2
So how much would we have to raise to accomplish all that?
15 posted on 02/21/2013 4:46:47 PM PST by W. W. SMITH ((Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.)
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To: Paladin2

Start your own website and forum, then.


16 posted on 02/21/2013 4:52:00 PM PST by Valpal1
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To: neverdem

Both parties have been taken over and taken for a ride far to the left, out into the realm of the truly crazy, where communists and socialists frolic and spend, other peoples money of course and with the precedent set it will forever more be Bush’s fault.
If you look far to the left you will see the two parties gaily skipping hand in hand. Once every two years they will stop and while gazing adoringly into each others eyes they will pick who they will let us vote for.

The progressive elite of both parties can not allow someone like Palin to change their mode of operations.

The progressive elite of both parties can not allow “we the people” to disrupt their plans to destroy this nation. The Masters simply will not suffer 300 million people thinking they are in control of their own destiny.


17 posted on 02/21/2013 4:53:49 PM PST by W. W. SMITH ((Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.)
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To: Paladin2
Or was that a prelude to stepping up and buying top of the line equipment needed to set a mirror site for us. If so a most profuse thank you!
18 posted on 02/21/2013 5:02:17 PM PST by W. W. SMITH ((Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.)
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To: Valpal1
"Start your own website and forum, then."

No, what are the expectations for availability? What is required to meet the availability promises (if any)? Should there be redundancy of hardware? Software? Data?

As outlined above, my wife requires better availability of web connectivity and I can provide same at a much lower annual expenditure.

19 posted on 02/21/2013 5:05:04 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: W. W. SMITH
"buying top of the line equipment needed to set a mirror site for us."

As outlined above, I have redundancy of hardware, software and connectivity at home just to keep my better half happy.

Top of the line equipment is not necessary, just enough redundancy to keep the obligatory line open.

FR apparently has critical issues with system design to achieve minimal availability( that $380k/yr should be more than able to achieve.)

20 posted on 02/21/2013 5:14:42 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
No, what are the expectations for availability? What is required to meet the availability promises (if any)? Should there be redundancy of hardware? Software? Data?

As outlined above, my wife requires better availability of web connectivity and I can provide same at a much lower annual expenditure.

And nobody is stopping you from doing so, so go do it.

I also suggest you read the info on the FR Homepage. There are no promises made and you or your wife's connectivity requirements don't mean jack.

BTW, there is a link to the budget on the Homepage.

21 posted on 02/21/2013 5:18:56 PM PST by Valpal1
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To: Valpal1
YMMV, but it's not too difficult to engineer a basic system insure high availability. Redundancy is reliability.

Any inherently competent community would require same.

If you think <99% (or 99.99%) system availability is acceptable, your understanding of current web capabilities is severely lacking.

22 posted on 02/21/2013 5:34:08 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Donate the equipment then, or the money for it, if it’s so damn important to you.

Or start your own site. Nobody is holding you captive here.


23 posted on 02/21/2013 5:47:40 PM PST by Valpal1
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To: neverdem; Black Agnes; Cacique; Paleo Conservative

Country Clubbers may have made their peace with corporatism and a paternalist socialist state, but they were patriotic Americans. The current set of transnationalists have New Left beliefs.


24 posted on 02/22/2013 12:55:34 AM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: Paladin2; All

Question Mr. “P”...

You’ve invested (donated) money to Jim and HIS website, right???

If so, I’m sure you could have, and should have raised this concern of yours in a thread of your own...

If not, then I am sure you really don’t have much credibility to critisize the technical/mechanical operations of Free Republic then, right???

I’m jus sayin’...


25 posted on 02/22/2013 12:25:28 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Paladin2; All

I actually don’t believe you should be banned, but if you are, your attitude/tone to those calling you on this nonsense (you started) is on you, not us...

We would have cetainly empathised with you on your concern if you had taken this to another discussion thread started by you...

I’m sure if anyone had interjected something off the OP’s thoughts, you probably would have had some heartburn about that...

Why are you being such a horses arse about this??? Is it simply because someone else called you on your usurpation of this thread...Just curious...


26 posted on 02/22/2013 12:30:44 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: stevie_d_64
"this nonsense (you started)"

Nonsense? Why would the (formerly, according to some) premiere Conservative Website have a design that has less than 99% availability?

Why do sycophants think that that the current design/execution is acceptable for a budget of ~$400k/yr?

Where is the budgetary transparency?

Have you considered that you may have anal-retentive tendencies?

I don't have the time to devote to a website that claims to be representative of the best that the private sector can achieve but is not quite so.

There is nothing that can't be improved. FR has a ways to go in improving its functionality. It's not Rocket Science ;-).

My point is that I do better at home than FR does - given that it is no longer the hobby it was initiated as.

27 posted on 02/22/2013 1:57:38 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2; All

Anally retentive??? Really??? Is that what you’ve reduced yourself too??? Okey dokie...

You never answered the question, therefore, it is clear you never donated to this website in any significant form or fashion, so, since YOU do not like the performance, by all means go start yourself your own website...I wish your burden to be light in that endeavor...

Bye...


28 posted on 02/23/2013 1:57:07 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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