Jewish World Review Sept. 27, 2004 / 12 Tishrei, 57645

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Are Dems or GOP the ‘party of the rich’?

http://www.NewsAndOpinion.com | Karl Zinsmeister of American Enterprise Magazine argues that Democrats, not Republicans, now count as the Party of the Rich.


Democrats draw larger campaign contributions — particularly from lawyers and Hollywood — while the GOP depends on smaller donations from Middle America. Counties that went strongly for Gore in 2000 included twice the percentage of six-figure incomes as counties that went strongly for Bush.


How then can liberals continue to bash Republicans as representing wealth? Two liberal analysts, Michael Hout and Andrew Greeley, revealed the secret in a New York Times commentary in which they specifically defined the "high income group" and "the affluent" as those families earning $70,000 a year or more!


Only an out-of-touch leftist could suggest that a couple with combined income of $70,000 counts as "affluent," rather than middle class.


Republicans remain the Party of people working hard to get rich, while Democrats increasingly represent the clueless elites who already are.

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JWR contributor, author and film critic Michael Medved hosts a daily three-hour radio talk show broadcast in more than 120 cities throughout the United States. His latest book, written together with his wife, is Saving Childhood : Protecting Our Children from the National Assault on Innocence . You may contact him by clicking here.

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