Don’t worry Ted. We love you anyway.
Ted also links to an article in Dissent magazine asking “Can There be a Decent Left?” The article is interesting, and points out why most right wingers (and the decent left wingers the article is looking for – see Christopher Hitchens, Matt Welch, Ken Layne) do ridicule the boobs who make up the ‘liberal elite:’
But among last fall’s antiwar demonstrators, “Stop the bombing” wasn’t a slogan that summarized a coherent view of the bombing–or of the alternatives to it. The truth is that most leftists were not committed to having a coherent view about things like that; they were committed to opposing the war, and they were prepared to oppose it without regard to its causes or character and without any visible concern about preventing future terrorist attacks.
The right has not just ‘wrapped themselves in patriotism.’ It just seems that way when you compare most Americans to the vocal lony left. Sure, there are charlatans on the right who are doing their level best to get political mileage out of this, but most people just chide those liberal elites because they are so transparently stupid and viscerally anti-American. Go watch Eleanor Clift any week. Listen to Alec Baldwin. Listen to Terry McAuliffe. Those are the people who are being chided.