As always, Mary Katharine Ham is absolutely brilliant.
Excellent analysis. I would just add one point: they're not just questioning sanity or motives, they're also questioning those folks' intelligence. The coastal elite perception is that anyone who is a conservative is either stupid or evil. No decent intelligent person could hold such views. And that's what led to Obama's little rant last week -- and it's also why so many of those elites have rushed to defend his remarks.
You can only pretend for so long.
I guess now he will show up at NASCAR just to looke like he cares. He will roll up his sleezes and eat a hot dog and figure that should shut up them up.
They can't help themselves, because they can't face the truth. It's a beautiful thing. They're so deserving.
I know these columnists rely on hyperbole to make their case, but just out of curiosity, try Googling the name of any small town along with 'sushi' - you might be surprised (or not) by the number of results.
The plain fact is that in this day and age of mass media, franchise retail and accessible transportation, the only thing that distinguishes big cities from smaller towns are some nice public buildings and maybe, maybe, a homegrown network of (pseudo) intellectuals.
I think the point that many are missing about this whole 'elitism' thing is that any person who resides in SF, LA, NYC, etc either travels extensively to small/middle markets on business trips or visits back home to where they (or their significant other) came from. That means they most likely know firsthand about, and may believe in, the very same type of core values BHO was mocking.
The real issue is that BHO is a hard-core Marxist who really believes in socio-economic control. Forget the fact that he's into black liberation, etc - he's the most left-wing candidate the Dems have ever fielded for national office.
"Hussein Obamas big mouth, small brain, condescending, America-hating, grandkid-baby-terminating, born-alive-infant-abandoning, America-hating-wife, kooky-moonbat-America-hating-pastor, racially-divisive, race-baiting, crotch-saluting, America-flag-disrespecting ... chickens ... coming home to roost ...!"
For an inside look at the real Hussein Obama and his elite hate America backers at San Francisco where Hussein Obama made his elitist remarks,
Lots of interesting comments on the threads.
Cool. As part of the Metropolitan Opera Wing puts Obama that much closer to the ‘fat lady’ that is going to sing the end of his campaign!
But the man who owns a mechanics shop or a contracting business with his wife and raises a family in a house of his own on a decent chunk of land is not looking for the government to rescue him from anything. He has troubles, but he is not helpless; he may lack a Ph.D., but he is not stupid, and the suggestion thereof is not appreciated.