gentry domination requires allies with a broader social base and their own political power.
But the new rich, particularly the young, tend to be more progressive, or at least gentry liberal.
If Wall Street wants to join the “progressive” gentry parade again, as it did in 2008, Republican should encourage them.
c.1300, "nobility of rank or birth," from Old French genterise, variant of gentilise "noble birth, gentleness," from gentil (see gentle). Meaning "noble persons" is from 1520s. Earlier in both senses was gentrice (c.1200 as "nobility of character," late 14c. as "noble persons"). In Anglo-Irish, gentry was a name for "the fairies" (1880), and gentle could mean "enchanted" (1823).