The leftist liberal elite want their electorate cowed and complacent, dumb and dependent.
The moment one of the diapered zombies who stagger from one entitlement to the next finally gets a ticket on the clue bus & realizes how they've been played for suckers for decades, the leftists shout "traitor" & that takes care of anyone from within their fetid ranks who has even the faintest notion of an independent thought.
Their secret weapon is compassion & it worked so well for them for so long that George Bush even picked up the adjective & stuck it on the front of his conservative label, to his ultimate undoing.
True compassion is truly to be admired.
But the compassion of the left is born of guilt at best and contempt at its worst.