“What unites the top and bottom of the Obama [read that: Democrat] coalition is an apparent disdain for the copybook maxims of faith, family, and hard work. Upper-middle-class liberals often live by those very maims, but they refuse to preach what they practice. To be straightforward about how they live would reveal well-to-do liberals as far more conventional than their pretensions would allow.”
“With the election of 2012, America has taken a giant step closer to the European model the original liberals of 1919 so ardently admired. But European social democracy, like blue-state America, is imperilled by its sheer costs. “Europe got the American president it wanted ─ the one who would present no threat to its own delusions,” explained the British writer Janet Daley in November 2102. “The United States is now officially one of us: an Old World country complete with class hatred, ethnic Balkanization, bourgeois guilt, and a paternalist ruling elite. And it is locked into the same death spiral of high public spending and self-defeating wealth redistribution we are.” ─ The Revolt Against the Masses, copyright © 2013 by Fred Siegel, Encounter Books, Page 203.