In July 2010, an article in the American Spectator, “America’s Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution,” was the talk of the town after talk radio titan Rush Limbaugh spoke about and promoted it.
Written by Boston University Professor Emeritus Angelo M. Codevilla, the article maintained that the real divide in America is not so much between liberals and conservatives as between the bipartisan political ruling class vs. the American people.
Whereas the majority of the American people 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 love neither America nor her people. [Read an excerpt of Codevilla’s long article here.]
Here’s the latest example.
An Investor’s Business Daily editorial by Andrew Malcolm draws our attention to an interview that former First Lady Barbara Bush gave to C-SPAN for its series of profiles on America’s first ladies. Barbara’s segment aired on C-SPAN and C-SPAN3 last night.
In an excerpt from the interview, Mrs. Bush gushed about how she and her husband George Bush have become “great friends” with Bill Clinton.
She then made excuses for Bill, saying, “Before you’re critical of someone, you should remember that they did not have the advantages you had as a child — a loving mother and father. Bill’s father wasn’t around, and I think Bill thinks George a little bit is like the father he didn’t have. He’s [Bill] very loving to him.”
Then, Barbara Bush said, “I love Bill Clinton.” [1:07 mark]
Dr. Eowyn is the Editor of Fellowship of the Minds.