NY Magazine, which has become a pretty good political rag, sent some poor bastard on the NRO Cruise after the election. Most of the article was about - you guessed it gentle reader - old, wealthy white people complaining about what was wrong with an America that could re-elect Barack Obama. Any attempt to penetrate their warped delusions about what happened on election day was rebuffed. Weirdly, one of the saner voices turned out to be Jonah Goldberg:
“Their conception of what the country is about, they really were sure the country would reject Barack Obama,” he continued. “I do think it hits them hard. The fear I have, why this election stung, I think, Obama has successfully de-ratified some of the Reagan revolution in a way that Clinton never could and didn’t even try to. That’s what freaks people out, that feeling in their gut, either Obama has changed the country, or the country has sufficiently changed that they don’t have a problem with Obama. That’s what eats at people.”
The underlining is mine, and this is something that I don't think people on the Left give Obama credit for. As they are busy pillorying him for Chained CPI, they don't realize that he's a transformative figure in the way that Clinton wasn't.
Another voice of reason was John Yoo's mother who is not political.