A sudden loss of status and influence is a profound shock to most people who have spent their lives aimed at the acquisition and enjoyment of socio-political standing. Relieved of the ability to shape the consciousness and behavior of others, a certain number unburden themselves of the inner restraints which kept them from openly voicing the condescension and scorn they have for those whom they regard as their social, intellectual, and moral inferiors.
And that's not all, read the entire piece here.
Leftists as a general rule are material and/or spiritual parasites. Because of this they need to feel that they are in control of the hosts that they feed from.
For Leftists, control is life. Without the apparent certainty that they are control of the productive population the Left's fear of their own perishing kicks in.
Not that there's anything wrong about that... (Evil Grin)
Hat tip to Dr. Ray.