One of the major RR tenets over the years has been that the voters, those who resonate with the promises and programs promoted by the Left, are more than somewhat stunted in their abilities to comprehend and reason about the issues of the day. Admittedly these issues have become more complex as our world has become more entwined. But the gulf between the understanding of reality and our liberal electorate has grown to yawning proportions. And this does not bode well for our republic.
Recently we saw textbook evidence of this as elitist progressive central planners again characterized their constituencies as being dimwitted, and therefore susceptible to bumbled legislation presented within a bamboozling context. Now the beat continues with two more examples that I believe deserve to be highlighted in order to illuminate this asymmetry.