Used derogatorily by Republicans and Tea Partiers to describe "everybody else" who would disagree with them, but it actually means anybody smarter, more aware, or nowhere near as paranoid as the speaker.
"Newt Gingrich was on FNC’s Hannity where he kept up his pre 2012 presidential campaign rhetoric by saying that Barack Obama and the Democrats are, 'Government by the elites, by the elites, and for the elites.'" on Politicususa
"However, this opportunity requires a level of honesty from our political elites that they have not delivered." on Newt Gingerich website
Sarah Palin explains on Youtube: watch?v=JhAg8Tcg2Us
Elites are a fictional alien race in the Halo series by Bungie Studios. Until a civil war in Halo 2, they serve as one of the two primary commanding species in the caste system of the Covenant, an alliance of alien races
Yeah they're pretty much badass aliens. Know to carry sweet energy swords
The average Elite stands at eight feet, six inches (2.6 m).19 They have a quadruple-hinged jaw, with an upper jaw and four mandibles lined with sharp, pointed teeth
Master Chief: "Uh hi"
Elites: "Well, uh... this is awkward"