Have you wondered why in 2008, both the Democratic and Republican Parties not just failed to vett candidate Barack Obama but signed off on his candidacy?
Have you wondered why no matter which party “controls” Congress, government keeps spending and our national debt keeps ballooning?
In July 2010, Professor Angelo M. Codevilla wrote an excellent long article explaining why.
In “America’s Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution,” Codevilla explains that the real divide in America is not so much between liberals and conservatives as between the bipartisan political ruling “regime class” and the American people. Whereas the majority of Americans are religious (Christians) and patriotic, the bipartisan “regime class” — stripped of their lip-service rhetoric — are irreligious; arrogant and contemptuous of the American people; and love neither America nor the American people.
Codevilla’s article is 16 pages long (read an excerpt of the article here). Happily, someone has condensed his treatise into a simple power graph.
You see, it’s not about the Democrats or the Republicans, the Left or the Right. Politics really is about Up or Down.
H/t our beloved Joan’s hubby, Don!