Last July, an article in American Spectator confirmed what many of us (68%) had long thought:
There is a Political Class in America comprised of both elected politicians and unelected cultural elites, who not only don’t care what most Americans think, they hold us in contempt.
The article, “America’s Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution,” by Angelo M. Codevilla, a professor emeritus of international relations at Boston University, makes a compelling case that the real divide in America is not so much between liberals and conservatives as between the bipartisan political-cultural ruling class (the “regime class”) vs. the American people (whom Codevilla calls the “country class,” as in America, the country). Whereas the majority of the “country class” are religious (Christians) and patriotic, the bipartisan ruling “regime class” — stripped of their lip-service rhetoric — are irreligious; arrogant and contemptuous of the American people; and do not love America or the American people. These traits are all symptomatic of a terrible narcissism. [Read excerpts of Codevilla’s 16-page article HERE.]
Now, there is more evidence of a yawning gap between this preening Ruling Class and the majority of Americans:
On illegal immigration:
- 63% of Americans say Border Control should b e a top immigration priority
- 67% favor Automatic Police Immigration Checks; most support sanctions on employers and landlords
public employee GOVERNMENT unions:
- 43% of Americans approve of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker who’s trying to rein in runaway pension & health benefits of public employee unions
On Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security (and TSA crafter) Janet Napolitano:
On Muslims in America:
On the fading American Dream:
- In December, just 30% of Americans said it is possible for anyone in America to work hard and get rich.
- Recent polling shows that workers are less optimistic about their earnings a year from today.
Rebellion Against the Elite:
- Americans say pay should be based on Performance instead of Education, Seniority
- In March of last year, an overwhelming majority of Americans 81% said that people learn more practical skills through life experiences and work after college rather than in college.
- The latest: Only 3% of American adults in a new Rasmussen survey, March 2011, think an Ivy League education (Harvard, Columbia, Yale, Princeton….) produce better workers. 79% do not think Ivy League students make better workers. Ronald Reagan was the last president we had who didn’t graduate from an Ivy League school, and the highest levels of government for much of US history have been filled with Ivy League grads. Adults across nearly every demographic agree that an Ivy League education does not necessarily make someone a better worker.