They dominate the news media, Hollywood and academia. They teach us, tell us the news, show us their documentaries, television programs and movies. And yet, they can't get us to vote for their guy, the Democrat.
First, for any doubting Thomases, let's demonstrate that liberals, progressives, Democrats, whatever-you-call 'em, control these institutions of mass instruction. Survey after survey of the media shows its leaders and workers are overwhelmingly liberal and vote for Democrats, often diametrically opposite the public's majority viewpoint:
And none of this is new.
In 1984, when Ronald Reagan was rolling up the biggest landslide in modern history, an extensive poll of journalists found they voted for Walter Mondale and his tax-increase promise by a two-to-one margin. In 1972, when Richard Nixon was walloping George McGovern in every state except Massachusetts (including McGovern's home state of South Dakota), 81 percent of the nation's media elite voted for McGovern.
As for a liberal slant in Hollywood, well, Hollywood has "progressed" even beyond most progressives. And those who doubt the slant need only turn on their TV set or go to a movie.
Consider the spate of movies in recent years ? as well as TV's The West Wing ? showcasing a liberal president as the hero and conservatives as the "bad guys." When the very first drama comes out presenting a conservative as the hero and a liberal as the bad guy, get back to me and I'll reconsider my comments.
I won't hold my breath.
As for our nation's education establishment, the teachers' unions have become the most powerful element in the Democratic base and "education" drives the insatiable appetite of government for more of our money. Nonetheless, it never seems reflected in student performance.