Your daily dose of Democrats eating their own*:
‘Downton Abbey’ Democrats May Cost their Party the Senate
When it comes to green gentry liberalism, think of an Americanized version of the PBS hit—where everyone knows his or her place, and our betters look best.
Last week was a good week for natural gas, but a bad one for green gentry liberalism. John Podesta, a veteran of the Clinton White House who is once again a presidential adviser, tried to explain some energy facts of life to the true-believing liberal base. Still, it’s unclear if Podesta’s intended audience was listening, and that willful blindness may cost the Democrats control of the Senate.
The problem here is that talking to hardcore Greenies is tricky. They are just bright enough to understand when you’re condescending to them, but not sophisticated enough to really grok that you can’t have certain things simply by wishing for them. This is going to be an ongoing problem for the Democratic party, not least because Barack Obama has been indulging Greenie fantasy ideology for just a little bit too long, practically speaking. The inevitable tantrum will thus be epic.
…And no, this time I won’t offer solutions. Somebody might actually be looking for them, for a change.
*Lemme clarify that one. The author may or may not be on the Left, but the Daily Beast certainly is – and they published this article, so they’re definitely eating their own here.