Country club Republican

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"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 or moderate views on social issues such as abortion, censorship, and gay rights.[1][2] and to be more likely to have attended prestigious colleges and universities than most other Republican Party members.[3]

Politicians said to be country club Republicans include: President George H. W. Bush,[1] former governor of New Jersey Thomas Kean,[4] and Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.[5]

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