It’s a classic example of a small, but effective pressure group due to concentrated interests.
...while the first step to financial development is to contain the excessive power of the government over its citizens, the second step is to contain the power of small pressure groups over the government agenda.
Raguram G. Rajan & Luigi Zingales -- Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists
Besides, he’s got a pressure group: he’s cornered all the men of brains.
Ayn Rand -- Atlas Shrugged
I know, we came up here to get away from things—politics, the atom bomb, war, pressure groups, prejudice, laws—I know.
Ray Bradbury -- The Martian Chronicles
Otherwise, we’ll never have the right answers when these pressure groups—those racists, su-perpatriots, whatever you want to call them—tag every move toward racial justice as communist-inspired, Zionist-inspired, Illuminati-inspired, Satan-inspired … part of some secret conspiracy to overthrow the Christian civilization.
John Howard Griffin -- Black Like Me
We may tell ourselves that these pressure groups and letter writers represent only a small percentage of the voters—and this is true.
John F. Kennedy -- Profiles in Courage
You aren’t a political party or a special-interest group.
Stieg Larsson -- The Girl Who Played with Fire
Ken Kesey -- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
He cannot ignore the pressure groups, his constituents, his party, the comradeship of his colleagues, the needs of his family, his own pride in office, the necessity for compromise and the importance of remaining in office.