My original post wasn't meant as a reflection on current-day party politics, but since I used the phrase, "country club Republicans," I can see how it could be understood that way.
What if I rephrased it to read "the country club elite"? They are Republicans and do have country club memberships, but the GOP has changed quite a bit since 1960.
I'm not passing judgement on these people, either. Their values were typical of those held by Americans of our parents' generation. My intent was to point out something in current media offering a different depiction of people at that time. Except for "All in the Family", almost everything else about the 1960s always identifies negative racial attitudes with Southerners.
I find the depiction of well-to-do New Yorkers in 1960 with these attitudes towards minorities, women &c quite refreshing!
Has anyone seen any of this series? Sure wish there was a similar series set during the Civil War era!