I've spent so very long digging into the minds of Republicants. It's only been recently, like maybe the last 12 years, that I've used greater synaptic effort to figure out the minds of the left. Confession: I'm no where near done with either effort. But I do notice things. For instance, in reading the words of many leftists online, I find traits that show particular class bias. I'm not writing about party here; so get the word "Democrat" out of your head. Most of the the folk I notice wouldn't be caught dead being seen as a "Democrat". This isn't about party and it isn't about voting. It's about people and the distinctions that define where they stand to judge others.
I've noticed this: Many good leftists feel an immense sense of accomplishment when they perform menial but complex tasks like carpentry, or electrical or plumbing. They have challenged and conquered the realm of the low brow and isn't that special. I don't often see it as such. It's an accomplishment, no doubt, and worthy of praise. But that isn't what most of these folk are looking for, praise of accomplishment. It's rather praise for their superiority over the lesser, those who do such things for a living. Rather a bold statement: 'I know more, I can do more'. No they can't, because it's not about what was done but the doer. The focus should have been what needed to be done.
I know many people of resource, and most of the good ones feel a sense of accomplishment and gratitude when they can get someone of competence to fulfill their needs. That is actually to be respected, in my view. I know too many people who have competence and their sense of pride (what a dreadfully not sin) comes from being able to do for those in need. They have the competence because they have done the necessary when they had to, for money or otherwise. Yet, here in 'Merica, we have a discourse so unreal, about job creators and the working folk, the middle class. What is missed is so very basic. Who fulfills needs and what is the value of doing for ourselves?
This stuff is so obvious, and basic and in your face. The right knows what they have to lose. But the left lies to themselves constantly about who is worthy and who isn't. I could go off on a screed right now about Baby-boomers and their delusions, but I haven't the time or interest. It's just this, people are who they are and all value should be equal to effort. You're not a stud because you once used a tape measure or watched a home improvement show. And you certainly aren't more liberal fighting for minimum wage or against income inequality while looking down on the people who do the very things you're so fricking awesome for doing once.