One of the most puzzling (and irritating) things about modern leftist rhetoric is the ubiquity of contemptuous mentions of people who vote against their economic interests. Examples: an opinion piece in the Washington Dispatch that notes "The right-wing media propagandists, themselves affluent elitists, are perpetrating a gigantic fraud on masses of average American working people by attempting to convince them to vote against their economic interest..."; a column lamenting that "the excruciating part ... is that the conservative backlash has succeeded in convincing people to vote against their economic interests"; more examples are easily forthcoming.
One would have thought that failing to vote for the guy who promises you buckets of cash is prima facie evidence of political sophistication. Apparently not. Its amazing how many otherwise smart people on the left have began tossing this around as something thats fundamentally wrong with America.