"The public is not only shifting from left to right. Every single idea associated with the educated class has grown more unpopular over the past year. The educated class believes in global warming, so public skepticism about global warming is on the rise. The educated class supports abortion rights, so public opinion is shifting against them. The educated class supports gun control, so opposition to gun control is mounting."
-- Conservative New York Times columnist David Brooks bemoaning that the tea partiers have "the potential to shape the coming decade" by using the economy to advocate for American isolationism.