Nice column by Michael Barone, "Adam Smith, Political Pundit". One cool bit:

It evidently irritates many liberals to point out that their party gets heavy support from superaffluent "people of fashion" and does not run very well among "the common people." They like to think of themselves as tribunes for the ordinary person, ready to spend the government's money to help him bear the travails of life, and they are puzzled when these people do not respond with proper gratitude.