Well the whole David Broder disconnect has become striking. He writes on April 26th that Sen. Harry Reid is the Democrat's Gonzales. Yes, that Harry Reid shows the same degree of incompetence that Alberto Gonzales does. Specifically, Broder claims that there is a "...long list of senators of both parties who are ready for these two springtime exhibitions of ineptitude to end." Referring to Gonazles and Reid. Yet the next day the entirety of the Democratic Senatorial caucus wrote a letter backing up Reid completely. So much has been made already of the absurdity of Broder writing an editorial saying that many Democratic Senators considered Reid an embarrassment and inept when, in fact, all support him entirely.
I think that Atrios captures the attitude of someone like Broder nearly exactly. This nation does not have a privileged class, it has no aristocracy. People like David Broder believe that it does, or at least that it should, and that they comprise it. And these folks are very angry at those forces that would prevent the coming into existence of their beloved aristocracy.