JAMES TARANTO: The Receding Democratic Majority? “In other words, the economic group that is most pro-Obama consists of those who make their living, directly or indirectly, off government. To some extent, this group’s interests are at odds with those of Republican-leaning private-sector workers. But only to some extent. When government gets so big and intrusive that it suppresses economic growth, it hurts the public sector too. The worst thing a parasite can do is to kill its host.”

No matter how dumb you think voters are, even a flatworm is smart enough to turn away from pain.