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