Jan 02, 2013 12:03 AM GMT
BLUES CRUISE: New York Magazine: 12/23/2012The whole thing was white, and broken, that much was clear. A week after the presidential election, the dreams of Republicans had been dashed with President Barack Obama’s victory over Mitt Romney . . . . On Friday, November 16, we were aboard the m.s. Nieuw Amsterdam, an 86,000-ton cruise ship owned by Holland America Line. It was day five of the National Review magazine’s Post Election Cruise 2012, and the GOP’s recent problems were, mercifully, about 760 nautical miles away. The cruise, featuring the star columnists of William Buckley’s 57-year-old conservative biweekly, had been planned long in advance, and everybody had believed it would be a victory party. An e-mail from the magazine’s publisher arrived a few days before we embarked: “Do not despair or fret. At least not next week.”
This is a rather long article, but it provides some insight into the mindset of the country’s top 2 percent earners following last fall’s election. There are quite a few eye opening comments made that describe the “view from the top” looking at the “state of the country”. My apologies if this has been posted already.