Why elide the fact that Sarah Palin is a darling of Fox News, the highest-rated cable-news network in America?
What seems to elide both is that the United States is no longer the axis around which the global economy revolves.
Worst of all, they elide the obvious point that all revolts fluctuate between periods of progress and regression.
1590s, a legal term, "to annul, do away with," from Middle French elider (16c.), from Latin elidere "strike out," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + -lidere, comb. form of laedere "to strike." Phonological sense is first recorded 1796. Related: Elided; eliding.