Country club Republican
"Country club Republican" is an expression employed, usually pejoratively, to describe certain members of the Republican Party in the United States. Some of the characteristics attributed to country club Republicans are higher than average income or wealth, fiscally conservative opinions, and liberal views on abortion, gay rights, and other social issues. They are also said to put less value on religion, and to be more likely to have attended prestigious colleges and universities than most other Republican Party members.
Politicians said to be country club Republicans include: President George H. W. Bush, former Congressman and governor of New Jersey Robert Winthrop Kean, and Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.
- The Country Club Image Christian Science Monitor 1992-08-14.
- Americans Discover New Way to Worship: The Study Group Christian Science Monitor 1996-11-26
- Faith Shapes Bauer's Visions for the White House Christian Science Monitor 1999-11-23
- Raising Kean's Name New York Times 2004-06-13
- Senator Trails in Texas, and Slugs Alone New York Times 1993-06-03
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