where elite meet to patronize
The aristocracy of Washington and the media are blinded to reality by their incestuous relationship and deluded by their isolation from the general population. It is difficult to find a major issue in which the elite share the opinion of the populace. Gun control, anthropogenic cause of climate change,even climate change per se, treasury department, tea parties,whether business or government is better at operating things, immigration, bailouts, the list seems endless. The frustrating thing is that the plebeians are often correct while the condescending patricians are so often wrong. Intellectual growth comes from stimulus. Speaking to sycophants who reinforce your ego and opinions stagnates. When you add intellectual dullness to corruption the sum is a congress that is moribund and self serving.