Gentry Liberals, Barack Obama, and Public Sector Unions

Fred Siegel's The Revolt Against the Masses

Fred Siegel’s The Revolt Against the Masses

“During the run-up to the 2008 election, the rising public-sector unions eclipsed their private-sector brethren, with considerable consequences for the Democratic Party and the country.” The Revolt Against the Masses, copyright © 2013 by Fred Siegel, Encounter Books, Page 193.

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“In the alliance of gentry liberals and public sector unions, the traditional ideal of self-government has been replaced by a corporation in which powerful blocs negotiate among themselves to control the real business of government.” The Revolt Against the Masses, copyright © 2013 by Fred Siegel, Encounter Books, Page 194.

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“The growing importance of public-sector unions has greatly increased the sense that government has gone into business for itself.”

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“Liberalism, which began as a literary construct in the wake of World War I, reached its political apex with the election of Barack Obama, whose personal history as crafted in Dreams of My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance was a literary construct.”

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“Obama, who ran a picture-perfect top-bottom, upstairs-downstairs campaign in 2008, had been opposed to the successful social-policy reforms of the 1990s. He lambasted both welfare reform and the “broken-windows” policing techniques that did so much ─ especially in black neighborhoods ─ to lower crime rates. But he had aligned himself with the rising force in the Democratic Party: the alliance of public-sector unions (including nominally private but heavily government-subsidized health-care unions) and gentry liberals.” ─ The Revolt Against the Masses, copyright © 2013 by Fred Siegel, Encounter Books, Page 197.

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