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Egan's Elitism
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This piece by Timothy Egan on "How Obama Saved Capitalism and Lost the Midterms," which I think just ran online and not in the print paper, has been the most e-mailed story on the New York Times Web site for the past couple of days. My favorite sentence in it is this one: "But more than anything, the fact that the president took on the structural flaws of a broken free enterprise system instead of focusing on things that the average voter could understand explains why his party was routed on Tuesday."

What a great summation of the left-elitist mindset. The big issues — TARP, the auto bailout/takeover, health care reform, stimulus, financial regulation — are all not "things that the average voter could understand," in Mr. Egan's view.

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Egan's Elitism
futureofcapitalism.com

This piece by Timothy Egan on "How Obama Saved Capitalism and Lost the Midterms," which I think just ran online and not in the print paper, has been the most e-mailed story on the New York Times Web site for the past couple of days. My favorite sentence in it is this one: "But more than anything, the fact that the president took on the structural flaws of a broken free enterprise system instead of focusing on things that the average voter could understand explains why his party was routed on Tuesday."

What a great summation of the left-elitist mindset. The big issues — TARP, the auto bailout/takeover, health care reform, stimulus, financial regulation — are all not "things that the average voter could understand," in Mr. Egan's view.

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