11/07/2012 04:44 pm ET Updated Jan 07, 2013

Cynical Elites on the Run

They'll be back but this time the one-percenters got a drubbing. Vote suppressors and Super Pacs were the surprise losers on Tuesday night. Just look at the millions of voters who endured long lines produced by sneering manipulations to drive them away. Consider swing state voters whose televisions were taken hostage by billionaires unleashed by their friends on the Supreme Court only to see their man, Mitt Romney, lose all but one battleground state.

This time, the cynical elites just went too far. Americans have a way of getting annoyed when you mess with their right to vote and saturate them with deceitful advertising. There was every chance it might have worked, but Tuesday thankfully proved it was a losing bet.