Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Elites don't like Sarah Palin or Joe the plumber - and the horrific nomination of McCain

Elites vs. Grassroots at CPAC

What the open warfare against grassroots favorites like Sarah Palin and Joe the Plumber portends.

There is perhaps no more disturbing theme to come out of this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) than the undercurrent of elitist commentary leaking out on some blogs and on Tweeter. The reactions of the establishment and the establishment wannabes to such people as Sarah Palin, Joe “the Plumber” Wurzelbacher, and other personalities within the party who appeal to the base have been remarkable. The criticism of Sarah and Joe was fairly mild by most political standards. But the message was clear: such people are in ill favor with the establishment.