Crypto-Republican Bill Clinton continued to do wonders for the upper crust. Not so for the residue in the bottom of the loaf pan.
Why-oh-why do Repugnicants and Wingers hate Clinton with such fervent passion when he was so very kind to them?
UPDATE: Here's a clue. Jamie in the quote can serve as a generic Regressive proxy.
In any case, however, I suspect that the central problem is that Jamie is mirror-imaging liberals. Jamie has made a career of anti-liberal contrarianism; he's not terribly bright and doesn't have any ideas of his own, but when he can manage to successfully figure out what progressives think, he astutely takes the opposite position. While this doesn't differentiate him from most other contemporary conservative journalists, he is almost striking in his emptiness; there's literally nothing there beyond the hatred for whatever he believes liberals want.