incredulity, disbelief, skepticism, mental rejection (doubt about the truth of something)So, which is it? Are they the smartest, most well informed, best educated folk in the universe? or are they a bunch of nihilists spouting off about their nonexistent qualifications and qualities in a perpetual amplified feedback loop with the Old Media?
It can't be both... unless this is one of those "nuance" type of situations where what is isn't, but it really is, sort of. That's the way the idea of hoe the Super Scholar Genius Man of the World was unaware huge financial companies paid their executives 7 figure bonuses is being sold.
The sheer convolution required of the damage control effort is something to behold when the reality is probably something closer to the fact that leftists are accustomed to carrying on their shenanigans without criticism (as is evidenced by the thin skin the shiny new president exhibits) and often with active cover from the Old Media either through omission or outright propogation of what passes for rationales among leftists.
Here's what happened: The new fedgov bosses are gleefully throwing money to their fatcat pals all over the financial sector in appreciation for and anticipation of major campaign contributions. Somebody noticed chunks of that cash were going straight into the pockets of the financial companies' officers (same fatcat pals referenced above). That's not what caused the trouble in the Obamanation. What caused the trouble in Obamanation is........ somebody cared. The Obamatons aren't used to the idea folks in large numbers might take exception to their business as usual slimey payola practices. Yes, I know both parties play this game but the other expects to get hammered.
Pull up a chair and we'll watch the next act of the sitcom. What do you want to bet it will all end up being a plot by a right wing extremist(s) taking advantage of Joe sixpack's inability to comprehend the intricacies of high finance? Which, of course, is a good reason for leaving this complicated stuff up to the better judgement, higher intelligence, superior skill, and incisive insight of Obama and the Obamatons. Oh, look, we're back on message!