Mickey Kaus has a long, long take on the Obama Elitist business.
After listening to Left, Right and Center and reading the New Republic, I've been thinking about this all day, and I think I have come to a sort of conclusion about it.
First of all, it is elitist to argue that lower class Americans cling to God, guns, and (opposition to) gays and vote Republican because they are bitter and disenfranchised. It is elitist to say that anyone should vote Democratic because it is in their best interest, according to a smarty pants outsider.
However, the fundamental question is flawed. There is nothing about the Democratic candidates that implies they are going to prevent anyone from hunting or worshipping. Are Democrats going to call for homosexuals to be horsewhipped in the public square? No. Are Democrats going to raise taxes on the rich and expand programs that may help the poor? Probably.
So therefore, are you REALLY better off voting for Republicans, who have been screwing you relentlessly for generations? Or for Democrats, who may do something you don't like on the margins, but will result in you having a better quality of life?