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August 29, 2012

The Unseen Class War That Could Decide The Presidential Election

Obama’s core middle-class support, and that of his party, comes from what might be best described as “the clerisy,”

a 21st century version of France’s pre-revolution First Estate. This includes an ever-expanding class of minders — lawyers, teachers, university professors, the media and, most particularly, the relatively well paid legions of public sector workers — who inhabit Washington, academia, large non-profits and government centers across the country.... Like the old clerical classes, who relied on tithes and the collection bowl, many in today’s clerisy lives somewhat high on the hog; nearly one in five federal workers earn over $100,000. -- Newgeography.com

Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 29, 2012 12:53 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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The damage done by the $100,000 government employee is not, unfortunately, limited to his salary. That damage now exceeds the entire sums extracted by SS and income tax.

Posted by: james wilson at August 29, 2012 4:40 PM

I think they want to be the Mandarins of the new order. Here are two recent excellent articles about China. They explain the Mandarins excellently. I think they capture modern American liberals very well too.



Posted by: Fat Man at August 29, 2012 7:47 PM

A perfect description of those who will always vote for more and bigger governmment. Even when the math and momentum are overtaking us. An interest group that far exceeds the greed of lobbyists.

Posted by: Jimmy J. at August 29, 2012 9:19 PM

Go to YouTube and watch "The White Season - Rivers of Blood." It's about the English politician that warned England of the coming multi-culti firestorm, and it's harm to the working class in the 1960s.


Posted by: Scott M at August 29, 2012 10:25 PM

I suspect that the "clerisy" is the logical extension of LBJ's "I'll have them nig**s voting Democrat for the next 200 years."

Posted by: leelu at August 30, 2012 9:19 AM

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