“Proles” vs Elites

I like this statement:

Shakespeare himself could not have chosen a better foil for Barack Obama than Sarah Palin. The professor and the hockey mom make the perfect pair to dramatize the ongoing contest between liberal condescension and conservative populism.

This piece by A. Barton Hinkle of the Richmond Times Dispatch hits the nail squarely on the head on the current mood of the country. It is a fair and straightforward analysis of the attitudes of the “elites” vs the “proles” (proletariats).

Read the whole thing.

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