Who would ever have thought blacks would get out and support the first black president? Who would ever have thought women would shy away from the party of transvaginal probes? Who would ever have thought gays would work against a party that treated them as immoral and subhuman? Who would have ever thought young people would desert a party that ignored science and hectored on social issues? Who would ever have thought Latinos would scorn a party that expected them to finish up their chores and self-deport?
This is what happens when people are so high on themselves that they think everyone else is equally high on them. Conservative white aristocrats view themselves as the pinnacle of all that is right and proper, and never consider that anyone might disagree. They also rarely consider that anyone else has inherent merit, instead believing that others actively live a lie. Because certainly no one could actually subscribe to feminism, diversity or non-Christian philosophies! No, they're just agitators. Or jealous.
It's a very convenient way to think when thinking is your enemy.