The brilliant Charles Krauthammer perfectly encapsulates the Democrat party's condescending attitude towards voters in his Friday morning op-ed in the Washington Post. Here is a little taste:
..........A year later, after stunning Democratic setbacks in Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts, Obama gave a stay-the-course State of the Union address (a) pledging not to walk away from government involvement in health care, (b) seeking to turn college education increasingly into a federal entitlement, and (c) asking again for a high tax cap-and-trade energy legislation. Plus, of course, another stimulus package, this time renamed a "jobs bill."
This being a democracy, don't Democrats see that clinging to this agenda will march them right over a cliff? And do they not understand the implications of Massachusetts?
Well, they understand it through a prism of two cherished axioms: (1) The people are stupid and (2) Republicans are bad. Result? The dim, led by the malicious, vote incorrectly. Liberal expressions of disdain for the intelligence and emotional maturity of the electorate have been, post-Massachusetts, swift and at times quite condescending. New York Times columnist Charles Blow recently chided Obama for not understanding the necessity of speaking "in the plain words of plain folks," because the people are "suspicious of complexity. The next time he gives a speech, someone should tap him on the ankle and say, 'Mr. President, we're down here. "
And Time Magazines Joe Klein was even more blunt about the ankle-dwelling mob, explaining they "are flagrantly ill-informed" and "a nation of dodos" that is "too dumb to thrive."
Obama joined the parade in the State of the Union address when he chided himself "for not explaining health care more clearly to the American people." The subject, he noted, was "complex." The subject, it might also be noted, was one to which the master of complexity had devoted 29 speeches. Perhaps he did not speak slowly enough. Then there are the emotional deficiencies of the masses. Nearly every Democratic apologist lamented the people's anger and anxiety, a free-floating agitation that prevented them from appreciating the beneficence of the social agenda the Democrats are so determined to push upon them.Really, you’ll want to read the whole piece, from beginning to end Here. Especially, Krauthammer’s dry observation that to Democrats the expression, “the peasants are revolting” is a pun.