Nietzsche was a century ahead of his time. He pointed out that Christianity failed its own test by harboring and fostering resentment, rather than working on the whole forgiveness thing. Here we see that culture of unexamined resentment coming to fruition.
Thus Mr. Giuliani asserted that Wasilla, Alaska, isn't "flashy enough" for Mr. Obama, who never said any such thing. And Ms. Palin asserted that Democrats "look down" on small-town mayors - again, without any evidence.
What the G.O.P. is selling, in other words, is the pure politics of resentment; you're supposed to vote Republican to stick it to an elite that thinks it's better than you.