Out Of Touch Elitists

In 1972, Pauline Kael’s infamous quote “I don’t know anyone who voted for Nixon.” became a rallying cry for those who wish to paint liberals as out-of-touch northeastern elites[1]. Thirty three years later, the tables have turned and it’s conservatives who don’t understand the world outside their insular bubbles of influence :

Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean, responding to criticism from the vice president, said he doesn’t “care if Dick Cheney likes my mother or not.”

The vice president said in a recent interview that Dean was not the type of person to lead a political party and mentioned the chairman’s mother.

“I’ve never been able to understand his appeal. Maybe his mother loved him, but I’ve never met anybody who does. He’s never won anything, as best I can tell,” Cheney said in an interview on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity & Colmes.”

Of course you don’t understand his appeal, Mr. Vice President. People who love Howard Dean aren’t the money-grubbing pieces of shit[2] who would spend $10,000 a plate for a “seat at the table”. That’s your constituency.

1 : Which is understandable. It’s a really stupid thing to say.

2 : Pardon my “freedom”.