If there was ever any doubt, their reaction to the result of the Ontario election should erase it once and for all.
The Punditocracy, lovers of neo-liberalism that they are, have their shorts tied in knots because Ontarians had the temerity not to follow them down the path of austerity and privatisation, although many who voted Liberal will soon find out that is just what they'll get from Wynne and company.
Some have gone so far as to label Ontarians as cowards and fools for shying away from making the tough choices the Punditocracy has declared necessary, when in fact it is the Punditocracy that is unable to face up to reality.
The economic and social philosophies that they hold so dear have been thoroughly repudiated by the evidence before us, yet they cling to these beliefs with ferocity, dismissing those that point this out as idiots and trolls. Luckily the general public is beginning to see through the neo-liberal charade.
This doesn't make us cowards or fools, instead it shows us to be aware of the fact we have been sold a bill of goods these past decades. We may not have the answers yet but we do know neo-liberal austerity and privatisation are not among them.