Victor Davis Hanson nails it.
A well educated technocracy—we see such figures in the emblematic Timothy Geithner, Eric Holder, or Barack Obama himself —have most of their lives served in government, largely regulating, overseeing, organizing, auditing, and sermonizing far more productive and capable others. One of the worst flaws of this species of utopian technocrat is the notion that he wishes to curtail in others the very things he wishes to enjoy without constraint himself.
The elitist attitudes of the Pelosi-Obama axis are simply stunning. More than Republicans and conservatives in general, their own hubris will be their undoing. Do they honestly believe that making an enemy of the common people is going to keep them in power?