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The New Liberal Aristocracy - Modern elitists are past masters at preaching one thing and practicing another

The New Liberal Aristocracy
Via » Submitted On Tue, 01/08/2013 - 5:21pm by Norman Wolfe

Legislator: Sen. John Forbes Kerry

Issue: Tax Reform

Victor Davis Hanson writes on NRO: 'Limousine liberal" is an old American term used against those who inherited lots of money and then became "traitors to their class" by embracing populist politics.The Roosevelts and Kennedys enjoyed the high life quite apart from the multitude that they championed.

But the new liberal aristocracy is far less discreet than the old. Most are self-made multimillionaires who acquired their money through government service, finance, law, investment, or marriage. If the old-money liberals lived it up tastefully within their walled family compounds, the new liberal aristocrats are unashamed about living openly in a manner quite at odds with their professed populist ideology.

Take former vice president Al Gore. He has made a fortune of nearly a billion


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