What is most amusing about lefty intellectuals is the conceits they give themselves. Typically they see themselves as avant guarde revolutionary leaders. What they really are - at least in this day - are counter revolutionaries. They're agents of Reaction, and these intellectuals would recognize the scorn that term implies.
The Revolution was Trump, a revolution against an intrenched bureaucracy that was actively hostile to half the country. We see the counter revolution in action in this election. Rather than "count every vote" like they piously claim, the reality is that many states were called for Biden with a million votes left to count. It's all smoke and mirrors. The only saving grace for the left is that this is exactly what they promised they would do.
There is a refreshing clarity to politics now. There is no common ground, no shared norms other than getting and keeping power. Man, the Democrats are really going to hate it when their rules are applied to them.
For now, all is confusion. Peter has an excellent analysis, and his conclusion is under stated but spot on:
Folks, it's a very uncertain time for all of us. Let's not lose too much sleep over it. Sooner or later, we'll know for sure who's won and who's lost. Until then, let's do our best to keep the peace, and exercise our democratic right to be watchful as the votes are counted.
And remember what's been done, and by whom. From now on the only response to their "have you no shame" comments is rolling our eyes.