Steve Martin used to do a recurring bit on “Saturday Night Live” called “Ork of York”. I can’t find any clips, being an NBC show it might be on Hulu but I couldn’t find it. In any case the gag was that Ork was a medieval guy doing something really stupid, and then he would stop and speculate on the possibility of some modern enlightenment- the scientific method, sanitation, surgical anesthesia, something like that- and then say “Naaahhhh” and go back to the way he was doing it.
Martin was lampooning, or course, the difficulty that people have in making insights into their habits or behavior and then making constructive changes. Insight is a difficult thing, and people prefer to avoid it. Nonetheless it has a way of sneaking up on you, and liberal actor John Cusack toys with the realization Obama may just be another creature of the establishment.
Well, obviously he is, or he never would have gotten into the position he has. Kerry and Bush II were both Yale and Bonesmen, which was noted but quickly forgotten to avoid thinking about what that really meant. Progressives thought Obama would really do certain things very important to them, and since he was one of them, it wasn’t too crazy to think that would happen. Liberals have less experience being disappointed and lied to by their politicians, but it does happen.