Jacob Weisberg. last seen inveighing against "the childishness, ignorance, and growing incoherence of the public at large," has a new piece out claiming that a lesson of the debt-ceiling "crisis" is "that there's no point trying to explain complicated matters to the American people."
If President Obama, who the left believes is such a great orator, failed to win the American people over after all those press conferences, town hall meetings, and even a prime-time televised address, then the problem must be with the American people. This logic eventually gets you to dictatorship of the elites. If life is complicated, and the American people are too childish and ignorant to understand, why bother explaining it to them. Why even bother trying to explain it to them? If one really believes all this, why even bother with elections?
I'm not saying Mr. Weisberg wants to stop having elections or end universal suffrage, but it's hard for me to see how his logic leads in any other direction. Maybe I am missing something.