Why do I say this? Well, consider how they treat the Republican primary. Anything that smacks of populism, the voice of the people, or simple majority rule is considered a defect. How dare the election go on this long? How dare the people refuse to accede to the acceptable candidate? How dare we actually go through the process of democratic governance?
I say this as someone who voted for Romney. But, that said, I don’t find a primary fight offensive. The election is not over until it’s over. It actually has to happen. The polls are provisional and preliminary. There is nothing wrong with this, unless you think the people having some say in their fate is offensive?
Of course, we see this same contempt from Obama and the media on everything from “guns and religion” to the nearly universal votes against gay marriage in the several states. And this is not something new, it is the heart and soul of the progressive concept, which was closely allied with 1930s notions of the strong man coupled with professional bureaucratic execution of state policy. Indeed, the “acceptable” range of political disagreement is so narrow and so much a function of the peculiar views of the crowd in DC, the only possible hope for any resistance is the occasional plebiscite or exercise of spontaneous mass resistance, as in the Tea Party movement.