"The way Charlie and George spoke to the Messiah Wednesday night was just over the top," is the sort of lament I've been hearing.
Predictably, the Boston Globe editorialized that the real elitists are the ABC News crowd, which kidnapped the event for their own nefarious purposes when they should have been talking policy:
Instead, Obama was forced once again to explain his remark that some voters in small-town America are so embittered with their circumstances that they cling to divisive wedge issues. Obama's answer was a weak and rather artless attempt to slide from characterizing voters from "bitter" to "frustrated." But the ABC anchors made it clear they weren't there for the voters or the issues or even the candidates, but only for themselves and their hunger to make news. Talk about elitism.The shock that the moonbats feel over how Barack "Fell to Earth" as David Brooks puts it in today's New York Times is delightful. They keep fantasizing that somewhere there is a devout liberal who is electable to national office, and they still think that Barack's the guy who can pull it off.
This is irrational, of course. And hard for those who haven't fallen head over heels in love with Obama to understand. One of our readers, who is a psychologist, offers some clarification as to why the moonbats are reacting so emotionally to some truth being told about The Chosen One:
It was so clear from the very beginning that a vast swath of America had what we refer to in the business as an idealizing transference. When a patient in therapy starts to revere you a little too much, you know it's time to fasten your seatbelt because their disillusionment and the flip side of the idealization, repressed rage, is just around the corner. So I've said all along that there will eventually be hell to pay here.
Repressed rage. Wow. That's what leads folks from the Boston Globe down to your average university professor to feel so betrayed over Barack facing some tough questions at a debate.
As Barack whines over how he was treated - he was clearly upset to the point of haughtiness Wednesday - it makes me wonder if its possible that he is so in love with himself that he feels the same sort of repressed rage over reporters not realizing that he is above questions that can offer some evidence to voters regarding who he is and what he believes.