And a great column. Go and read now.
UPDATE: I didn't want to excerpt because it's all so good, but one section is so great I must:
Liberals have been slow to grasp the mainstream reaction to the no-values culture, chalking it up to Karl Rove, sinister fundamentalists, racism, or the stupidity of the American voter. Since November 2, the withering contempt of liberals for ordinary Americans has been astonishing. Voting for Bush gave "quite average Americans a chance to feel superior," said Andrew Hacker, a prominent liberal professor at Queens College. We are seeing the bitterness of elites who wish to lead, confronted by multitudes who do not wish to follow. Liberals might one day conclude that while most Americans value autonomy, they do not want a procedural republic in which patriotism, religion, socialization, and traditional values are politically declared out of bounds. Many Americans notice that liberalism nowadays lacks a vocabulary of right and wrong, declines to discuss virtue except in snickering terms, and seems increasingly hostile to prevailing moral sentiment.
This is my big beef with the left these days: if you can't sell copiers, or houses, or your band's CDs, you can't blame your failure to close on the stupidity of your prospective customers without being labeled a whiny loser. But it's mainstream liberal thought these days that the American people are too dumb to know what's best for them and the rest of the world. How can anyone stand to be associated with such disgusting, self-deluding hatred for their fellow man and woman?
I think more and more once-proud liberals will leave the sinking ship, as many of the truest, smartest liberals I know have. When only the fringe dwellers remain, the Democratic Party will just fade away. Again, good riddance.