I've been reading "A Tale of Two Cities" by Dickens. When I came to chapter VII "Monseigneur in Town" where he describes the great French lord and his court and courtiers, I kept having images of Obama and our current federal government popping into my head. Don't know why . . .
In the chapter Dickens makes many points about the ruling class, but the one that I came away remembering was their disconnect with reality. The ruling class may always live in a different reality from the common citizens, but what gets me is how many liberal voters, sitting around Starbucks drinking frappy-lattes and discussing the woes of Africa, have followed them into their unreality.