And whta is so irritating? The moralistic, holier than thou talk about what things you should not do any more: BTW, that used to be a conservative problem. Liberals were the party of the people – more tolerant and lower middle class. Somehow that got lost in the politics of the moment.
FDR made a big deal about being a traitor to his class – and the blue collar vote loved it. Truman was not a scolder. Stevenson? Kennedy? Johnson? Hmmm … not really as far as I know. But Carter? Yes. Definately holier than thou. Ted Kennedy? Yes. Mondale? Yes. Dukakis? Yes. Clinton? No. Gore? Yes. Kerry? Yes. Obama? Hmmm … he was more laid back. Hillary? Yes.
You might dispute some of the above. But I think Josh has a point.