I think the real revelation is how much the liberal media, academia, and the pollsters are out of touch with the vast majority of Americans. At heart, they’re idealists, but facing a stark reality, but instead of bridging gaps, they come off elistist. It’s like the South Park episode where everyone in San Fransisco sniffs their own farts out of wine glasses and a smug supercloud appears. Both sides, as someone aptly pointed out, are like the street corner preachers who condemn you to hell because you don’t believe as they do. The solution is simple, but no one wants to act like a caring and responsible adult, so this vicious cycle will continue.