Kevin Baker dismantles the myth of the smug liberal by writing that "The most irritating media trope to emerge in the aftermath of Donald Trump's election is the idea that it was a rebuke to 'condescending' liberals who live in our own 'bubbles' [as noted here]:"
The whole idea that liberals live nowhere but in their own bubbles has become such a commonplace that it was turned into a (pretty funny) Saturday Night Live sketch. Yet at last count, well over 65 million Americans voted for Hillary Clinton, which would make for a helluva lot of bubbles across this country.
Significantly, Baker notes that "we were the ones whose candidate ran on the slogan, 'Stronger Together':"
It wasn't us who went to rallies in shirts that read, "Trump That Bitch," or shouted, "Lock her up!" We were the ones who wanted to talk about how we could all move forward, not who we could demonize, or deport. Our candidate was the one with the laundry list of practical, immediate ideas about how to help Americans knocked flat by the global economy, instead of some vague palaver about how one man alone could fix the modern world. So who, exactly, is living in the bubble?
That's a valid question--and one which I haven't seen answered in any way that would benefit conservatives.