Dan Gainor

Joining Colbert and Stewart in the left’s last-ditch starting line-up are Arianna Huffington, who used to be conservative until being liberal made her more money; the born-on-third-base Meghan McCain, today’s voice of ignorance and immaturity; and fading talk show legend Oprah Winfrey. In his or her own pathetic way, every one of them was out there stumping for Team Obama.

If elections were decided on ego alone, the left would win for generations.

That’s appropriate since that’s what they thought happened when Obama and his ego were swept into office. Liberals and their journalistic fellow travelers felt society had shifted to the left permanently and it was up to the rest of us to just get with their program or get out of the way.

That permanent shift lasted only a few months. Control turned into peaceful insurrection. And Obama and the media have been scrambling ever since.

Huffington is a great example of the liberal elite clawing desperately for power. She has been actively drumming up support for Democrats, and her own book “Third World America.” The woman who runs the most successful left-wing website somehow thinks she can connect with the working class and turn that into class warfare. But the only working she does is going from working with liberal comedian and future Sen. Al Franken on Comedy Central (when she was conservative) to working with Jon Stewart (now that she’s liberal).

In a blatantly political act of noblesse oblige, her site is providing transportation to “14,000 people who've signed up for the buses,” she told one radio show. That’s 250 buses provided by a site that as recently as Oct. 15 complained about the Tea Parties being a combination of “grass roots” and “a corporate AstroTurf phenomenon.”

In the words of Huffington Post columnist Stephen Ducat, “the Tea Party represents the meeting of fascism from above with fascism from below.”

Wonder how he feels about his own site’s corporate sponsorship (from above) of lefty grassroots (from below)? I bet he thinks it’s pretty cheeky for a site that runs a headline declaring: “CONSERVATIVE ULTRA-RICH PLOT THEIR TAKEOVER.” When Arianna has wine and brie with her friends, is that the “liberal ultra-rich” plotting a takeover?

And will she eventually invite pretend-Republican boob (singular please) Meghan McCain to join her? The 26-year-old silver spoon author of “Dirty Sexy Politics” actually has the audacity to attack someone else’s sanity. The ego-centric author bashed Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell claiming she’s “seen as a nut job.” The young McCain has previously said she aspires to be a “young, cool Republican woman.” By her writings and “pro-sex” antics, she’s certainly right about being young. Until she grows up, she’s merely a tool and a fool for the left.

Even Oprah is sullying her credibility by hanging out with this crowd, proclaiming “I think we need a little bit more sanity in the world.” As a long-time admirer, who am I to disagree? But Oprah’s quest for sanity has her hitching her politics to … professional comedians. Perhaps after nearly two years of Obama, that’s an improvement.

Ironically, when Obama is done with “Jon Stewart,” he’s going to appear on the TV show “Mythbusters.” Perhaps they’ll explore the bipartisan Obama.

Dan Gainor

Dan Gainor is The Boone Pickens Free Market Fellow and director of the Media Research Center’s Business & Media Institute.